ANDRE DAMON—The last elections, Friedman asserts, show that Facebook and Twitter have “connected more people than they can manage and they’ve been naïve about how many bad guys were abusing their platforms.” These companies’ lack of “morals” was expressed in the insufficient enthusiasm with which theyREAD ON
ED CURTIN—The basic way people’s thinking is controlled today is by confusing them and creating a perpetual state of mental vertigo. Muddled and disordered by double-speak, illogical reporting, and a kaleidoscopic merry-go-round of conflicting reports, the average person is reduced to a mental mess.
ED CURTIN—We are now living within a structure of non-stop and almost total propaganda that individuals, with the help of alternative structures of communication such as alternative media, can penetrate and understand, but only if they are willing to trudge through the forest of historyREAD ON
STEPHEN LENDMAN—What will it take to bring America to live according to its own self image? PBS’ predecessor, National Educational Television, was established in 1948, owned by the Ford Foundation. Ostensibly to provide public education, it was transformed into state-sponsored propaganda, a brainwashing service, instructing Americans toREAD ON
APPENDIX Thomas Bass’ apt characterisation of Ken Burns’ documentary is summed up below. REED RICHARDSON—Burns has said he wants his film to act at as “some sort of vaccination” to war, to “get you immune to the disunion that it has sponsored.” But by denyingREAD ON
RICARDO VAZ—This is a good time to stress that legal systems are not moral or just by definition, but a reflection of who holds power, and this is especially true of international law. Though the struggle for an arena where all countries have the sameREAD ON
JASON HIRTHLER—Of course, you won’t read this in the national media as they are preoccupied with fretting over the imperial failure to remove Assad and replace him with a vetted puppet prepared to do DC’s corporate bidding. Few will draw the obvious connections between AmericanREAD ON
CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Secondly, the assertion that America is currently at war with Russia is horrifying, and if Americans start swallowing this disgusting propaganda there’ll be no public outcry if the US really does enter into actual warfare with the only other nuclear superpower on the planet. The evidence-free assertionREAD ON