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
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thailand: Wall Street to the Rescue
This author who resides in Thailand exposes the disinformation campaign by a leading Empire media source (Washington Post) which is now being emulated by other US media. This is another excellent illustration of the degree to which such media sources will go to misinform the public about issues that are important to our masters in the ruling class whenever their interests are at stake and whenever there are few independent journalists that can contradict them.
Because Washington Post along with the New York Times function as gatekeepers of information acceptable to our ruling class, we are now seeing other media corporations reporting the same type of misinformation regarding the uprising in Thailand. But Cartalucci is informed and has been running a series of articles on the explosive situation in Thailand which offers a very different view on what's happening there than what we are getting from mainstream sources.
This type of propaganda program ranges from omission of information that mostly applies to news and analysis regarding events in many parts of Africa, and at the other end of the range, to outright lies in relation to events in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.