Black People : The creepy Science of Propaganda

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    George Orwell called it "Double Speak" in his novel "1984"

    Hitler said;
    “Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”

    Here are some blatant examples in the coporate sanctioned media;

    Published on Monday, September 28, 2009 by
    A Glossary of Terms in Foreign Affairs
    by Glenn Greenwald

    As we debate the many scary enemies and exciting possibilities for new wars -- escalation in Afghanistan, our very own "Cuban Missile Crisis" [1] against the Persian Hitlers, the Socialist Menace in Venezuela -- events can become very confusing. Compounding that problem are the many complex, technical terms often used in media discussions of foreign affairs. It's therefore helpful to keep track of the relevant terms --- ones just from the events of the last week alone -- to maximize clarity as we debate our imperial responsibilities:


    The act of dangerous, threatening Hitlers -- NYT, today [2]:

    Iran was reported Monday to have test-fired long-range missiles capable of striking Israel and American bases in the Persian Gulf in what seemed a show of force.

    The acts of a peace-loving democracy - Telegraph, January 18, 2008 [3]:

    Israel has carried out the successful test launch of a long-range, ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, in what was intended as a clear show of strength to Iran.

    Washington Post, May 2, 2000 [4]:

    An Israeli short-range ballistic missile splashed down in the eastern Mediterranean last month near a U.S. Navy Aegis cruiser, causing momentary fear that the ship was under attack, Defense Department officials said yesterday.

    The Jericho 1 missile, which can carry nuclear warheads or about 1,000 pounds of chemicals or high explosives, was launched from a missile-testing facility at Yavne, Israel, on April 6 and landed about 40 miles from the USS Anzio, they said. . . . [O]ne of the Defense Department officials ... said the repeated "no-notice" launches have made the Pentagon think that the Israelis are trying to prevent the United States from monitoring the tests and acquiring technical data about the operation of the Jericho.


    A nation up to no good -- USA Today, last week [5]:

    President Obama said today that Iran has been building a covert nuclear enrichment facility for several years and warned that Tehran would be "held accountable" if it did not immediately demonstrate its peaceful intentions by opening the site to international inspectors. . . .

    The Iranian leader says Iran had informed the IAEA early about the facility. . . . The Iranian leader tells reporters that Iran doesn't have any problems with IAEA inspections of the new facility.

    A peaceful and law-abiding ally - Foreign Policy, last week [6]:

    The UN nuclear assembly voted on Friday to urge Israel to accede to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and place all atomic sites under UN inspections. . . .

    This is a major victory as the Israel's representative on the council has already promised to "not cooperate in any matter with this resolution which is only aiming at reinforcing political hostilities and lines of division in the Middle East region."

    It also probably won't do a whole lot for the credibility of the IAEA to have one more country over which it is powerless to enforce its rulings.


    A thuggish dictator crushing democracy -- Washington Post, February 16, 2009 [7]:

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez won a referendum Sunday to eliminate term limits, paving the way for him to rule far into the 21st century to carry out his socialist transformation of this oil-rich country.

    A criminal Leftist abolishing freedom - National Review, June, 2009 [8]:

    But make no mistake: The Honduran soldiers who escorted Pres. Manuel Zelaya from his home on Sunday were acting to protect their country's democracy . . . . Zelaya's ultimate goal was to extend or abolish presidential term limits, mimicking the example of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez and other Latin American populists.

    A stalwart reformer devoted to democratic values -- CSM, September 2, 2009 [9]:

    Colombian lawmakers voted Tuesday to call a referendum on whether conservative President Álvaro Uribe - a key US ally in a region now dominated by leftist leaders - should be allowed to seek a third straight term in office. . . .

    But the vote, which has been dogged by allegations of irregularities, has angered critics and even some of Uribe's staunchest allies. They worry that if Uribe wins a third term, it could endanger Colombian democracy in the same way that many of the region's leftist leaders have done in recent years.

    Democracy in action -- Bloomberg, last year [10]:

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would seek re-election next year and is working with the City Council to amend a 15-year-old law limiting elected officials to two terms, as the Wall Street slump imperils the city's economy. . . .

    Bloomberg, the billionaire founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP, ran for mayor in 2001 and 2005 as a Republican, after having been a lifelong Democrat, spending about $158 million on both races combined.


    A thuggish dictator crushing dissent - Associated Press, two weeks ago [11]:

    The government said Monday a leading TV channel aligned with Venezuela's opposition could lose its broadcast license for allegedly airing a viewer's text message calling for a coup and the assassination of President Hugo Chavez.

    Responsible leaders defending freedom and the rule of law -- Guardian, today [12]:

    Honduras's interim leaders suspended key civil liberties last night in response to "calls for insurrection" by ousted president Manuel Zelaya, empowering police and soldiers to break up "unauthorised" public meetings, arrest people without warrants and restrict the news media.


    A conspiracy of aggressors -- Fox News, December, 2007 [13]:

    Russia is selling Iran a new and sophisticated air defense system that experts say is capable of dealing a serious blow against would-be attackers.

    The new S-300 air defense system signals growing miitary cooperation between Moscow and Tehran

    A nations that merely wants peace -- NYT, September 9, 2009 [14]:

    Despite a recession that knocked down global arms sales last year, the United States expanded its role as the world's leading weapons supplier . . . The United States signed weapons agreements valued at $37.8 billion in 2008, or 68.4 percent of all business in the global arms bazaar, up significantly from American sales of $25.4 billion the year before.

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