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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Goebbels Would be Proud.

How did it get like this? How does it continue? Yes, corporations are running the show and that guarantees fascism; that’s how fascism happens. Yes, the leaders are all in hock to the money men. You can’t get elected if you don’t have the money. Yes, the people aren’t as bright as they once were and that isn’t saying much. Yes, the glitter of bright shiny plastic and the star power veneer of bimbo and bozo celebrity as well as the gangsta soundtrack make what should embarrass a borderline intellect look hot, but, what’s the real problem?

The real problem is the hydra headed Bitch Media. The real problem is who is controlling the appearance and flow of information; the perception of reality. Goebbels would indeed be proud.

Somewhere around 700,000 Iraqi’s are dead. The numbers we hear are between 30,000 and 100,000+. Why is that? Why isn’t the disparity in the numbers even discussed? Why isn’t there a headline that asks, “What’s the real number of Iraqi Dead?”

According to eyewitnesses, which include police, journalists and residents, the kidnapped Israeli soldiers were taken on the Lebanese side of the border. Here is what happens when you go looking for previous stories reporting that;

http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/ap/2006/07/12/ap2873051.html

Check out the top links on this page

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/israeli_solders.html

which go directly to that story and click on the links. That news has been expunged for the most part. Why?

Israeli forces were mustered all along the border, well previous to the kidnapping. No one talks about this manifest proof of prior intent.

Israeli forces dropped 1.2 million cluster bombs on Lebanon

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/761781.html

and most of them were dropped ‘after’ peace had been agreed on. Half a million of them are unexploded and laying around as party favors; fireworks for children.

What is presently happening in Gaza is obscene. But where’s the story? Goebbels would be proud.

Try an experiment and listen, attentively, to mainstream radio and TV news for a couple of days with the intention of getting a feel for what it is determined that you should hear. What do you hear?

For days there was a constant barrage of tales about Nimrods looking to blow up things in London and Scotland. There wasn’t any story in the story, just a lot of booga booga. Why is that? Ratchet up the fear; fear and paranoia to keep the public on the edge of their seats in order to increase surveillance and make them comfy under the all seeing lidless eye.

Ahmanedijad is alleged to have called for the destruction of Israel. But this is a lie

http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/jonathan_steele/2006/06/post_155.html

why are we being told a lie? What about the killing of al-hariri? Here is just one polemic that casts a different view on the matter

http://www.williambowles.info/syria_lebanon/hariri_nimmo.html

and you can find much more by simply looking under the sheets. But you won’t find it being discussed in the local or international press.

Why is Olbermann the only mainstream commentator to speak with any outrage against the Bushjunta? More curiously, we should ask how he is allowed to.

Those who control the press and the information released, control the public’s perception of what is happening in the world. It’s like a large dark blanket that vibrates with a message that you can’t quite hear and it has been pulled over the heads of the world. It feels safe and scary under the blanket. It’s a lot scarier outside the blanket, under the bed, in the closet, just beyond the periphery of the trees in the yard.

I can watch the news and see, without any doubt that I am being lied to. Recent history shows us that the majority of everything we hear through official news organs, concerning the war in Iraq and elsewhere and most of what is connected to the war on terror is a lie. We have the daily ongoing proof of many, many lies. But the lies continue as if they hadn’t been told only the day before. Ironically, the mass media is forced to reveal various lies as physical proof presents itself…. Yet somehow it’s okay. The lies aren’t really lies. It’s something else, something we can’t quite see or catch.

The official numbers of American dead and wounded are not the actual number. Unless you die right on the battlefield they don’t count you. Creative numbers crunching is the rule. If you go looking for the truth you will at least find out more than you have been told. How many of us go looking? How many of us actually care? There is a big difference between something you hear about and something that happens to ‘you’. Sooner or later something will happen to you. Quite often it happens because you lived according to things you were told that were not true, or acted on things you were told that were not true. Bad information can be fatal.

What about all of the inconsistencies in the 9/11 story? What was Mohammed Atta doing on Jack Abramoff’s gambling boat the week before 9/11? Why isn’t the press curious about this? I could fill a large book with only some of these lies, known and still repeated lies; but that’s not my job. That’s their job.

Lies; there is a huge towering tidal wave, a tsunami of unqualified bullshit; day in and day out. Gleam-smiling androids with wax museum hair tell you lies and then break for commercials for more lies.

There is the curious phenomenon of the sloganeering neo-cons and their army of retarded Schmoos. You saw them at the Palm Beach election center. You hear their spokebots on radio and TV. You see the all caps responses in forums. They have been told what they know and now they know it.

Lies have become reality. Maybe they always were but they were never so pervasive. Those who chase the money have their lies. The sex-obsessed have their lies; the alcoholics and religious fanatics, the old and the young, those who are afraid they know but don’t want to know, those who just want to get by. Living a lie, dying for a lie, on and on into the darkness they march. The truth that you find at the end of a lying darkness is not a soft truth. It’s not an easy truth. It’s not the lantern in the window at the journeys end to a warm hearth and the welcome of your loved ones.

Somehow you think it’s going to be okay. You’ll get by. The sad reality is that lies take more than your body and your freedom; they rob you of the most important things that make living a wonderland of possibility. They co-opt your mind and heart. Lies take your fire and kill your hope. Lies kill what you might have been. My advice to you is to stop nodding your head. I suggest you look deeper. It all comes down to whether you care or not. It comes down to how much truth is inside you.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is just a small point in the huge amount offered here, but as regards AMERICAN casualties in Iraq, the most severely wounded soldiers are airlifted out of Iraq to hospitals in other countries, especially Germany. If they have any sign of a pulse when they leave Iraq, they are not counted as part of the war dead if they die somewhere else. The actual figures for American dead in Iraq are definitely over 10,000.

Of course, he answered why you won't ever hear that.

Anonymous said...

outstanding!!!! need I say more?

Erin

Anonymous said...

the corporate, military, media and political brass (not a lot of bodies) know their time is running out. it will end soon: how? by starting ww3, even if it will kill off a lot of the aforementioned and their children (don't look at me, they went to skools in this country or israel). Unless, of course, substantial numbers of people employed by the said aforementioned exercise their conscience and knowledge gleaned in the course of their employment, denounce the traitors and return this once prosperous country to its place among humans with a pulse, away from geriatric bio-replicants. Give the info to the bloggers or people like Greg Palast. They will see it circle the planet in a manner of moments. Or say your prayers and hope there is a god and a heaven and a perfect choir of angels who will make your final suffering worth the hellish end.
tick tock... tick tock... tick tock...

Anonymous said...

To the previous Anonymous,

Greg Palast does the most brilliant writing based on what always appears to be the deepest, richest lode of source material.

He's clearly one of the most deeply informed people working in the media.

Therefore it is certain that he does know that 9/11 was done by Israelis and Americans, not by Muslims.

Yet every so often, in his articles, he indirectly suggests that he "believes" the official story of the 19 Al Qaeda highjackers, etc.

What does this tell us about his actual, intended role in the media world??

Anonymous said...

Ah yes Greg Palast. Ya see, Greg makes money out of what he does and some people you just can't piss them off and he knows that. He knows about Danny Casolaro. He knows about all those strange suicides. He also likes the money and the prestige.
Palast dances around a lot of issues. I trust this writer a lot more than I do Palast or any of the others. There are very few writers that when you read them what they say rings in the gut. You get a vibe if youre tuned that way. I don't like saying it cause it depresses me but just about everything is horseshit and when you look at how many people talk horseshit and how many people listen to horseshit then horseshit is pretty much all around. The truth isn't welcome. Just about nobody wants the truth.
Wish I knew what to do about that but I don't. I don't read Palast anymore either or much of anyone more than once or twice or if they show up on Michael Riveros site.

Bruce

Anonymous said...

GREG PALAST is bogus. He won't cop to the 911 coverup and theres no way he doesn't know- no way. He doesn't go near Zionism either. He knows which side his bread is buttered on.

They got lots of people out there that look like they're doing a job. Like PROFESSOR FETZER and his death ray bullshit. People turn into disinformation specialists all the time. Look at the phoney 911 sites. People get leaned on or maybe they just don't get anymore money. Theres all kinds of ways and all kinds of pressure. We will never know most of it.

nokilli said...

Yes, you're not saying anything if you're not on top of Zionism, or the role racist Jews play in our media today.

Even this blogger can't bring himself to say it like it is, in an otherwise excellent entry.

My biggest fear is that if and when we get rid of Bush we all somehow believe the problem is behind us. It isn't. Not as long as racist Jews continue to rule over our media and government.

Anonymous said...

any doubts you have on this writer confronting anything will be neutralized by looking through the archives. it's a lot more effective when you aren't a harping one note presence. then you begin to sound just like whatever it was you said they sound like.

T.C.

Anonymous said...

There's a whole lot of this double agent shit going on. Look at Bill Maher playing kissy face with Netanyahu on his show and telling him what a wonderful person he is. That was seriously creepy.

Anonymous said...

a lot of good points here about the Palasts and Mahers. these cats are on the whore of babylons tit ain't none of them will cut it loose and you can't suck that poison river dry.

Donald said...

To be GOVERENED




To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality - Pierre Joseph Proudhon (General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century)

http://www.taroscopes.com/miscellanous-pages/weapons.html

Anonymous said...

YOW! two days in a row at What Really Happened. How cool is that.

Big Fan

Anonymous said...

You've got this force that has a heavy impact. Natural eloquence can only come out of the intuition, the heart's deeper part. It's not the same as putting things together on a table top and then gluing them together. Use it wisely because the mistakes can have a heavy impact too. Loving the truth is good. Remember that it cuts both ways.

Josh

greg Bacon said...

Glasgow Airport Fire and TERROR!!!!

i watched part of this "Dog and Pony 24/7 TERROR" show on CNN and FOX.

Time and again, their hyperventilating "anchors" would breathlessly say, "We can't confirm this, but... "

In other words, they were going to announce rumor and speculation as news.

Mighty hands were these, "anchoring" the news desks, shoveling load after load of crap dressed up as news, repeating the same 2-3 paragraphs of manufactured info as news.

Time and again, they kept trying to tie this to aL-CIA-duh, to no avail.

They kept running the same video clip of the burning car at the Scotland airport. Viewers were probably tricked into thinking the fire was still burning, when it had been extinguished hours ago.

Just one more nail in the MSM news casket.
Not to worry about the news "anchors" though.

They can all get jobs over at the equally schlocky ET infotainment show.

But first, they have another sordid task to perform and that is the selling to the gullible American public of the war against Iran.
The MSM are using some of the same tricks they used in the runup to the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq. This "Echo Chamber" effect will unfortunately, probably have the desired effect.

The winners will be the demented noeCONS and the crazed Likudniks, plus the military-industrial complex... and the casket makers.

The losers? The rest of the world.

Now excuse me while i go puke.

Anonymous said...

Revolution is an individual choice.

And that's the topic we are all dancing around, revolution: to defend our lives, our fortune and our sacred honor.

Everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop -- nuclear blast, and/or martial law, and so forth. Serious dislocations, circumstances gone wild. We'll all see what there is to see then.

As I said, revolution is an individual choice.

And once that choice for it is made, it is best that you consider yourself a dead person, without hope, faith or expectation. It will be your best chance for physical survival.

Anonymous said...

All these comments! Add them up since starting the blog, its a huge number. Everybody knows what's going on and nobody really does anything. The web is the best invention ever for inaction. Its also the best invention ever for the the overseers to prevent runaway slaves. The entire system is cock-eyed. We need to start over. Just because its been going on for centuries doesn't make it right.

Anonymous said...

Nice journalism Visible.
Tony

Sean O'Neil said...

that's a pretty good essay.

++++++++++

as to Greg Palast - anyone who makes a living off of a commercialized "news" media outlet is going to be skewed toward lies, and it appears that Palast feels the strong pull of the master's leash when 9/11/2001 and al Qaeda and bin Laden are concerned.

To me that just says the "official" version is crap, because it's well documented that al Qaeda essentially has/had only the power and influence allowed by the CIA, and because the bin Laden and Bush families are business partners in the Carlyle Group. Osama bin Laden lent his image for hire. I'd like a percentage of his cut on the spoils of the Bush/Cheney Administration.

nokilli said...

My apologies, this blog does "bring it" when it comes to the question of racist Jews...

...I guess I'm just so tired of hearing about the "corporate media" over and over again that whenever I don't get the explicit reference to Jewish control it ends up falling in that same bucket. I should be more careful.

The comment about revolution was right on. Everybody should see "V is for Vendetta". It was the movie "Matrix Revolutions" should have been (or at least, the same message).

Anonymous said...

I wish people idnt associate Goebbals' name with anything our current crop of "leaders" is doing. Yes, he was an adherant of an insane policy and his actions harmed many. But he was one of the only Nazi leaders to manifest courage and concern for the German people while their homeland was being ravaged by the Soviet invaders. Can you imagine Bush, Cheney or any of our current crop of neocons doing anything other than running and hiding if faced with real adversity?

Anonymous said...

FYI - The Fred Tompson link above is a virus

Anonymous said...

When one of the most successful crime investigators in France changed to the retirement, over ten years ago, a present journalist asked him: "You are going in pension now. The nationwide average is only 60 to 70 per cent. So you really can explain us now, however, why you always had a reconnaissance quota of over 90 per cent."

The investigator hesitated a little and then he said : "I tried to think always up to 99 per cent just like my offenders, whom I had to catch . But I was loyal to my employer up to one per cent!"

Perhaps all of us should be a little more sceptical, trouble and always consider each other around a more back basic knowledge.

Always remember: "In the nature, shit usually swims above, too!" Stop believing, all of the good things are falling from heaven.

demo48

steppenRazor said...

Well, hello Amerika! Jesus done left Chicago and He's bound for New Orleans! Poor drowned New Orleans!
9/11 was an inside job. Who cares? Not Amerikans even though they might believe it! When have you ever heard of Marvin Bush in the media?
In the long run, it sucks to be US! Lied to, riped off and abused in the middle of fear and loathing in the USA, we are still ignorant of the whys and whens of the whole situation.
An ignorant people WILL not survive. Against manipulation, against fear and loathing, against
an evil we never dreamed of, we will not survive as a free people.
We will only survive as a stupid herd of sheep. And, we will get what we deserve.