Posts Tagged ‘empire’

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July 17, 2012: The Day America Exited the 9/11 Era…By Entering an Alliance With Al Qaeda

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Still stuck in the 20th century imperial ridiculousness, Barack Obama continues to harass elected governments, such as in Venezuela:

Obama Channels His Inner Reagan on Venezuela

White House took a new step toward the theater of the absurd by “declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela,”

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US Nato chief called out by German sources for lying about situation in Ukraine:

Germany slams NATO European commander’s comments on Ukraine as ‘dangerous propaganda’ – Spiegel

The shock troops of Urkaine’s Maidan revolution were violent right wing extremists who brutally attacked police, injuring hundreds with gunshots and fire bombs. If this had happened in any other Western capital city, it would have been called terrorism by the corporate media. Not so when the target government fell out of favor with Western imperialists. Double standards and hypocrisy; it’s what empire is made of.

More:

10 dramatic videos from Ukraine’s Maidan riots in 2014

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The most outrageous hypocrisy never, ever fazes the reptiles who control the USA or Israel.

US helped Israel with H-bomb – 1980s report declassified

“It’s our basic position that in 1987 the Department of Defense discovered that Israel had a nuclear weapons program, detailed it and then has covered it up for 25 years in violation of the Symington and Glenn amendments, costing taxpayers $86 billion,” Smith said during a hearing in late 2014 before Judge Tanya Chutkan in US District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Max Blumenthal:

Chris Hedges:

Killing Ragheads for Jesus

“American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire.

Michael Moore:

Michael Moore pours gas on his ‘American Sniper’ firestorm

“Well, who would know better about hating our troops than those who supported sending them into a senseless war Iraq in the first place? And, for 4,482 of them, a senseless, unnecessary and regrettable death,” he wrote.

“If you supported that invasion, if you voted for George W. Bush and the Republicans and Democrats who backed this war, then you are the ones who have some ‘splainin’ to do. Not me. You.”

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No, you can’t make this shit up. Edward Bernays wrote, in 1928:

“The American motion picture is the greatest unconscious carrier of propaganda in the world today. It is a great distributor for ideas and opinions.  The motion picture can standardize the ideas and habits of a nation.”

My article Propaganda in the Cinema 101 has been read over 1400 times since I posted it here. If you haven’t seen it, then it’s definitely worth considering.

-Your Editor