We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, October 17, 2016

NYT’s Absurd New Anti-Russian Propaganda

Click here to access article by Robert Parry from Consortium News

I've often expressed my astonishment regarding the use of gross war propaganda by the most responsible section of corporate media. I ask you, is the functioning of this media any different than what existed in Nazi Germany in the 1930s? This is more evidence that a system of fascism rules in America, but an updated one that rules behind a rather thin facade of "democracy" and perception management. However if our masters have their way, the results will likely be the same--except that the devastation will be infinitely worse.
The U.S. government ... has built extensive propaganda operations around the world that pump out all sorts of half-truths and disinformation to put U.S. adversaries on the defensive, with the American financial hand kept hidden so the public is more likely to trust the claims of supposedly independent voices.

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