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 22, 2016

Putin 'Probably Approved' Murder Of Baby Jesus

Click here to access article by Bernhard from Moon of Alabama. (humorous satire)

This blogger lightens our day with a bit of humor over the latest bit of desperate propaganda designed to get us to hate the Empire's latest enemy, Vladimir Putin. You no doubt have heard reports on corporate TV that Putin poisoned Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent. If you didn't hear of it because you don't own a TV set or are "out of the loop", please view CBS's recent coverage of this "event" as an example.

Bernhard is very good at spotting anti-Russian propaganda. In an article entitled "Warmed-Over Propaganda: 'Putin Asks Assad To Leave'" is another he has discovered.
These claims are part of psychological disinformation campaign the U.S. and its allies are running against Syria. The stories are supposed to sow doubt between Syria, its allies and supporters. 
However for most well-informed people such propaganda is easy to spot. What is often missed are all the other reports that are carefully designed to promote capitalist ideology and support Empire-friendly interests everywhere in the world. That has become the primary role of corporate media.