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CIA helped shape 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy

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The show was shot in Bogota, Colombia, not Caracas, Venezuela. And as in the previous season, viewers are bombarded with negative stereotypes of The Natives. Venezuelans who appear on screen are depicted as violent protesters, murderers, corrupt officials, evil zombies who support the dictator, and once again, as killer kids.

While touting the role the CIA played in creating Amazon's regime change fantasy thriller, Krasinski denied advancing any ulterior agenda. "Assumptions were being made that the US was attacking Venezuela," he said in response to criticism from the Venezuelan government, "but that has nothing to do with our show."

To Secker, the researcher who so clinically exposed the spooks behind the curtain of the Amazon series, Jack Ryan was designed to indoctrinate viewers into a "paranoid bigoted militarized mind f*ck of a world view."

Watch Secker's 30-minute analysis of Jack Ryan and CIA propaganda below:

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The militarism in the US and the West in general has become more than alarming. This bloody fascist empire needs its comeuppance in a big way.

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Empires perpetuate themselves with the momentum of the masses. Were that momentum to be withdrawn or reversed, it would all quickly fall apart.

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It is interesting how snippets of the neocon, neoliberal ruling class "Narrative" obnoxiously spits its incidious dialogue at one...i should not have been watching the knuckle head in the first place.

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A true disappointment for me as I liked Krasinski when he played on The Office, but now see he has lowered himself to nothing more than a tool for the CIA and the Establishment's endless war of regime change on sovereign nations who have some wealth in natural resources and have been using that wealth to better the quality of life for their citizens.

Krasinski has lowered himself as a propaganda "toy" as a chance to further his career.

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I'm currently watching Season 2 of a Columbian series, Distrito Salvaje (Wild District) on Netflix, which also bears the familiar stamp of CIA regime change propaganda in its presentation of the Venezuelan "regime".

The entertainment industry is a far more effective propaganda tool than is the mainstream media "news". Most people's 'knowledge' of history and foreign affairs has been constructed by the Hollywood entertainment-industrial complex, in service to the US imperialist agenda and the US War industry. In some movies and series the propaganda is so thick and overt that I can't stomach the blatant lies and misrepresentations, and have to stop watching even though the plots and the action are attractive. Those propagandists are GOOD at their work!

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"... I can't stomach the blatant lies and misrepresentations, and have to stop watching even though the plots and the action are attractive. Those propagandists are GOOD at their work!"

And always remember what still happens when the irresistible meets the discerningly skeptical ...

GIGO

... which explains almost everything.

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The first season was interesting but I also stopped watching the second season midway through the second episode.


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The first season was interesting but I also stopped watching the second season midway through the second episode.


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When news and entertainment are conflated and indistinguishable, expect a lot of ignorant, misled, but generally amused people. I stopped watching TV in 2000 because of a book by Neil Postman. Check out my essay on this phenomenal book.

Why feed the beast that feeds us nonsense?

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I clicked on your link and got a 404 page not found response. I'm assuming you're referring to "Amusing Ourselves To Death". I read it many years ago. I haven't totally ditched the TV (yet), but I find it difficult to watch 90% of the drek it puts out.

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Unplugged from MSM Junkie around 2008 or 8. Only cyberspace from Belgium 2011 to 2017 to 2 years to day back of hold back from throwing phone through TV. Love keeping up on currant events through old Twilight Zone shows.

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