So I turned on the telly on a Saturday morning to scan the MSM headlines, and this is what they decided was important for the public to know: that the FBI was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election in Florida (yes, still); that Bernie Sanders was being criticized for proposing that 'the Boston bomber' be allowed to cast a vote; that Julian Assange was charged with rape in Sweden. Except that none of those stories were true: Hard evidence shows that Russia did not interfere in any US election in any way while Israel interfered in several federal elections by throwing millions at right wing candidates, that the Tsarnaev brothers had nothing to do with the "bombs" exploded at the Boston marathon and were classic patsies, and the charge levied against Assange in Sweden, 'having consensual sex without a condom', had been dropped years earlier, initially after the first judge reviewed evidence of a honey trap. (I have the facts to back all of this up, but to explain each would require book length articles on each subject. email me if you want the data).
So. What exactly is the point of the news media in the
German citizens have faced their past head on, with 90 years
of self-flagellation for the crimes of the Third Reich and with laws passed to
ensure it cannot resurrect itself. But that is not a process Americans are
capable of undergoing. Maybe we would need to endure a colossal defeat like
that suffered by
And of course our trusty corporate media excoriated them
with giant bullhorns, condemning not the illegal and immoral activity of the
government and its political parties, but the leaking of it, thus easing the
minds of all of those who found the truth too unsettling. In the digital age there will always be hackers. The crimes and lies and secrets of governments and sleazy politicians will be much harder to conceal going forward. The plain truth is that the facts of every
event and issue facing us are readily available in the real (read alternative)
media to any person who wants to know. But most Americans do not. What does
that say about our character as a nation. The blue pill is more fun.
** I can't recall my source on those numbers but am still trying to pull it up. It is certainly possible that the source added one too many zeros and meant 7 million, and 5 million civilians. I will hyperlink the source if I locate it.
(Article changed on April 29, 2019 at 00:22)