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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Ruling class magazine censors all articles covering the Epstein scandals

By Ron Horn

While reading Whitney Webb's excellent article this morning, the thought occurred to me that I should look at the coverage of the Epstein scandals by Vanity Fair, the monthly magazine that the rich ruling class like to read because their coverage is largely devoted to flattering them, their culture, and the latest gossip among members of their class. 

Recall that I commented on the use of censorship to identify the coverage of events that our ruling capitalist class wants us to know (whether engineered or not). Also, in my post of Brenner's article he was astounded by the coverage provided by media corporations of the Epstein scandals:
Why have the howls of outrage not echoed through the media? Why has the trumpet’s call to action been silent?  Why haven’t the halls of Congress resounded with denunciation and the demands for justice.[?]
Then I read Elizabeth Voss's article. Ultimately these memories and Voss's article led me inexorably to examining Vanity Fair's coverage of this scandal. I looked first in their August online issue and then on their September issue which has just come out. Nada! (def.#4) It appears that because Epstein had so many friends in the ruling class that they chose not to embarrass them by (not) covering this major scandal.