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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

U.S. Propaganda 101: Illegally Invade Countries, Fund the Media, Call it “Independent”

Click here to access article by Canadian journalist Julie Lévesque from Global Research.

Lévesque does a thorough job of disclosing information about the Empire's extensive efforts to manipulate public opinion in Europe and the US. This development of managing the minds of citizens has been the genius of the US Empire builders. Its refinement has succeeded in brainwashing most Americans into the very naive belief that their media simply reports what is happening in the world. Most have no idea how their thinking has been so completely engineered by the sophisticated development of capitalist propaganda. Its recent application regarding Ukraine and the supposed threat that Russia poses has turned reality on its head.

In this piece Lévesque goes on to reveal considerable evidence of US propaganda inserting itself into European media with funding through various Empire connected NGOs: U.S. Agency for International Development; Department of State/Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Open Society (George Soros); National Endowment for Democracy; Freedom House; and many others all in close collaboration with the CIA.