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.


Fight the propaganda battle and win it!

“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.


The American ruling class

The American ruling class 6 February 2009 On Wednesday President Barack Obama announced measures that purport to restrict executive compensation to $500,000 at financial institutions ...
Read More

Insouciant Americans

Fabricated fears will end up eroding all that's left of our real liberties. http://www.countercurrents.org/roberts120110.htm 12 January, 2010 Insouciant Americans By Paul Craig Roberts The Underwear ...
Read More

CINE REVIEWS—Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story

For all the noise and shenanigans, Moore shows again either timidity or an abysmal lack of theoretical grounding in what the system is all about ...
Read More

Democratic Presidential Bush Enablers Rehabilitate Criminal Bush

SPECIAL— "Obama, after using Clinton's former chief of staff John Podesta to fill his administration with Clinton administration DLC DINOs, has followed in Clinton's footsteps, ...
Read More

Dr. J.'s Commentary: Killing Abortion Rights? Kill the Bill!

Hello everyone. Largely lost in the Obama Administration's pell mell dash to get a form, any form of "health care delivery reform" passed is what ...
Read More

Diane Sawyer and ABC News pay tribute to remote control drone killings

DON'T FALL FOR ALL THE GLITTER— Diane Sawyer and ABC News pay tribute to remote control drone killings By David Walsh 
14 January 2010 Diane ...
Read More

All comments subject to anti-hacking filters.
  • 6
  • 7

Pages: 1 2