Home MEDIA FRONT

MEDIA FRONT

by shorty
Our articles depend on you for their effectiveness. Share with kin, coworkers and friends.

Putin demonised: obsessively and with impunity. Let them deny it is not orchestrated.

Tactics & Strategies For the Battle of Communications


PRECIS: Patrice Greanville

For most of its history, the US left has neglected or been incapable of developing a robust independent media apparatus of its own.  By "left" I do not mean the centrist liberals, especially Democrats, who have almost somnambulistically co-opted the label "leftist" and have their own viewpoint amply represented throughout the corporate machine as well as supposedly "public venues (NPR, PBS, etc.), their ludicrous usage of the word ironically validated by too many ignorant and fanatical rightwingers for whom any form of state intervention or non-individualistic solution is tyranny with both liberaloids and true radicals dumped in the same shredder reserved for "leftists".

Caitlin Johnstone

Obviously there are a number of reasons for the left's failure to develop a significant media presence, including the fact that as all politics is rooted in class interest, the richest segments of the population are always better positioned to support political currents, visible leaders, media assets, and movements that mirror their policy preferences and do their bidding. However, there are also powerful cultural and historical factors multiplying the effects of sheer money.

As an anti-intellectual, can-do kind of country, American radicals have been notorious for their culturally-implanted impatience, which explains some of their voluntarism and the propensity to see the struggle against capitalism chiefly as a series of pushbacks against urgent separate symptoms, without ever concentrating forces to eliminate the roots of the malignancy itself. This approach has consumed (and continues to consume) a great deal of grassroots activism, with most radicals often acting like a fire brigade perennially rushing out to put out the latest fires set up by the arsonist in chief, the capitalist system lodged at the very core of American society.

 This poisoned dynamic has distracted the left and created something of a self-perpetuating circle of inefficiency and defeat in political contests with the established order. Indeed the left—ridiculously undermanned and underfunded to begin with—has often acted like a general always ready to march his army into battle without first developing the tactical and strategic weapons necessary to fight and win such a war.  But when we talk about war with the criminal and essentially illegitimate corporate status quo what kind of weapons are we talking about? Not guns, for sure, certainly not at this point when the public consciousness remains badly confused and leaderless, with most disaffected folks coopted by the faux left, particularly the Democrats and their satellites, and the faux right (Trump being the current demagogic incarnation of the phenomenon.). Guns, of course can never be ruled out a priori in a revolutionary process, as they always come into play when the ruling orders jump to defend their interests by drowning the revolutionaries in their own blood. History shows two irrefutable things: One, the "Left" is born out of the accumulated crimes and abuses of the Right. Thus, the Right, the established order, is always the progenitor of the Left. If they look upon the Left as a curse and lethal threat, that's too bad, they created it. Two, in almost all cases recorded by history, it was the established order's heavy "pre-emptive" repression which unleashed the generalized bloodshed, and the social violence that followed.

FINISH READING INTRODUCTION—GO TO PAGE 2


Fight the propaganda battle and win it!
THE FOLLOWING SELECTIONS ARE ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED

“Fake News”: The Trojan Horse for Silencing Alternative News and Reestablishing Corporate News Dominance

 

WaPo’s editor Marty Baron: Shamelessly pushing manure to suit the deep state, but he’s one of the country’s media stars.

WASHINGTON POST DISGRACEFULLY PROMOTES A MCCARTHYITE BLACKLIST FROM A NEW, HIDDEN, AND VERY SHADY GROUP
 
     


Ukraine Referendum To Join Russia Ends In Donetsk

Ukraine Referendum To Join Russia Ends In Donetsk

PATRICK LANCASTER—The West keeps supporting Ukraine with more and more weapons that seem to be antagonizing Russia. They continue to refuse to show the full ...
Read More
Jimmy Dore's Exposés: NBC Reporter Tells Truth About War – Gets IMMEDIATELY FIRED!

Jimmy Dore’s Exposés: NBC Reporter Tells Truth About War – Gets IMMEDIATELY FIRED!

JIMMY DORE—During the first Gulf War journalist Jon Alpert evaded his government controllers and censors to smuggle evidence of civilian casualties out of Iraq to ...
Read More
Take a wild guess who blew up the gas pipelines on which Europe depends

Take a wild guess who blew up the gas pipelines on which Europe depends

ANDREI RAEVSKY—The thing which I find absolutely hilarious is that the Europeans DO speak of sabotage but DO NOT even mention who the obvious culprit ...
Read More
Ukraine’s Nazi Connection, and the British National Cover-up.

Ukraine’s Nazi Connection, and the British National Cover-up.

BRETT REDMAYNE-TITLEY—The DPR, LPR and Donbas militias again begged Russia for intervention but Putin still refused. Instead, the Russians tried diplomacy and repeatedly contacted Washington ...
Read More
Jimmy Dore: The REAL Cause Of The Immigration Border Crisis Nobody Talks About

Jimmy Dore: The REAL Cause Of The Immigration Border Crisis Nobody Talks About

Despite all the talk of “securing the border,” “building a wall,” “ and other approaches to dealing with the immigration crisis, there’s virtually no public ...
Read More
The Sharks Are Circling Around Gonzalo Lira

The Sharks Are Circling Around Gonzalo Lira

In one of his most direct and frank chats, Gonzalo Lira speaks about his life, the ridiculous hit pieces by The Daily Beast, The Bulwark ...
Read More

image_pdfimage_print

Pages: 1 2

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

The Greanville Post