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, February 27, 2019

‘We Don’t Do Propaganda’

Click here to access article from Media Lens (Britain).

An editor of Media Lens tackles the issue of propaganda served to us by our media corporations. It's clear to me, and hopefully it is clear to you, that the capitalist ruling classes have always selected news and news reporters to support their interests of profits and power. But this type of propaganda has evolved since the fascist capitalists took over the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire beginning in Britain with the Thacherites and in the USA beginning with the Reagan administration, both of which permitted Zionists to infiltrate key government posts. 

This evolution led to the outright control of all media corporations by the CIA which were ordered to do so by their masters in the Deep State. Instead of being subject to mere advertising pressures from industrial and other commercial corporations, media corporations are now under the direct control of the Deep State as evident in the way they monolithically report the news which is filled with obvious propaganda and repeat certain themes consistently over time. The limits of dissenting views have become much narrower since the fascist capitalists, aka "neocons", "ziocons", etc, have infiltrated key areas of our government and media corporations. As I wrote in the previous link:
How this secretive complex of organizations mediate and operationalize their decisions remains a mystery. However, it must be understood that the Deep State controls all significant institutions using bribes, threats, perks, career advancements, etc., and especially rewards those who demonstrate and promote the approved themes of indoctrination and Empire propaganda.

Most American intellectuals and academics refuse to recognize this version of the Deep State as defined by me. They have either been trained not to see it due to many years of indoctrination by US universities or they deliberately avoid such a meaning because harm will come to their careers.