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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate

Click here to access article by Caitlin Johnstone from her blog.

She gives many people some valuable lessons on critical thinking when reading (listening, viewing, etc.) reports from corporate and so-called public media controlled by the ruling capitalist classes. They use such deceptions, along with censorship and false-flag events, as a major weapon to manipulate us into supporting their interests.
The question still remains, though: what the hell happened? How did a fact-free conspiracy theory come to gain so much traction among mainstream Americans? How were millions of people persuaded to invest hope in a narrative that anyone objectively analyzing the facts knew to be completely false?