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 13, 2014

Udo Ulfkotte Blows the Whistle on Himself

Click here to access the 13:20m video interview and transcript posted by Rowan Wolf from Cyrano's Journal.. [a must see video] (Note on 11/28/2016: this post that was previously linked to on Uncommon Thought Journal.)

This German journalist makes quite a startling confession of guilt about having served the propaganda needs of the Empire! But what is of most importance is that he goes into the details of how journalists are corrupted by agents of the Empire. (He has also written a book about his experiences in journalism in a book entitled Bought Journalists.) The is a whistleblower exposé of the corruption of the media that I have long been waiting for!
Well I've been a journalist for about 25 years. And I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public. But seeing right now within the last months how, how far um, how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia, this is a point of no return, and I stand, I'm going to stand up and say um "It is not right what I have done in the past." Ah, to manipulate people to make propaganda against Russia. And it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people - not only in Germany but all over Europe.