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
Thursday, March 9, 2017
3 Tactics Mainstream Media Uses to Attack Hugo Chavez's Legacy
Although most who follow my daily postings already know how ruling class propaganda functions to deceive ordinary people, this article gives a basic lesson in how to spot propaganda for those of us who are less aware due to being overwhelmed with the daily struggles just to survive.
In this lesson please regard the propaganda target of Hugo Chavez as only an illustration of these techniques, and start applying them to all such propaganda. You can easily do this by simply watching news and public affairs programs on your local corporate TV stations.