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 Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, April 24, 2017

Google now threatening Alt-News web-sites

Click here to access article by Eric Zuesse from OffGuardian
I used to be published at places such as Huffington Post, Salon, and Common Dreams, but the number of sites that are willing to publish me has gradually reduced as more and more of my articles came to expose the operations that control the U.S. federal government. None of those publishers explained to me why they were dropping me. But now I understand. And Google isn’t alone in this; they’re part of the same operation that has taken over the U.S. and many foreign ‘news’ operations and thus now controls what the publics believe, in many countries.

1 comment:

  1. It's not(just)Google. The sites he mentions have been "outed" as Gatekeepers for several years now: Huffington Post, Salon, and Common Dreams are all middle-of-the-road, color-inside-the-lines, mainstream malternatives. Like NPR and Democracy Now, they pretend to criticize the government while championing "capitalist democracy" as The Way, The ONLY Way.
    Which begs the question: Where, exactly, is Zuesse coming from? And, why would he even submit anything to those sites?? Is he backhandedly defending those sites as having been "restrained" by Google when in fact they self-restrained (or actually showed their true colors) 5 to 10 years ago? Google is evil, yes. (Hence, their Orwellian motto, "Don't be evil.") No question they're working with Google now - they're on the same team.


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