Tonypandy

I deliberately left behind on our current trip anything looking like serious reading. Experience tells me that such books will have many unopened miles on them on return. I did bring some light detective fiction, The Daughter of Time, a 1952 book by Josephine Tey. It has been a joy, surprising sections that remind me that I need to read more fiction. I think it was Norman Mailer who said that journalists use the truth to tell lies, while novelists use lies to tell the truth.

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Iconic images are not accidental

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Photos like this are, of course, all over Facebook for the 19th anniversary of the great event. I think it interesting that in the US, the further away from New York City people are, the more likely they believe in  the events of that day. That is the power of TV news. Within the city, if memory serves, there was great skepticism. No one saw or heard a plane.* Those memories were all supplied later.

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“Regime change” + “make the economy scream” = neoliberalism = death

https://mronline.org/2018/03/08/the-world-market-north-south-relations-and-neoliberalism/

As we approach another yet another fake ceremony pretending that 9/11 was not an inside job, I’ve been thinking of the coincidence of that date and the other significant events that happened on that date.  September 11 is not just a date to remember because of the 2001 razing of the Twin Towers and Building #7 in New York City.  It also commemorates the anniversary of 1) the birth of neoliberalism and 2) the military coup in Chile ordered by Sec. of State Henry Kissinger and executed by the CIA. 

Duly elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was forced out, replaced by General Augusto Pinochet, and later assassinated.  The primary objective of the September 11, 1973 coup was the neoliberal economic transformation, which led to rapid price increases for basic goods and looting of the nation’s most valuable natural resource, copper.  But even more important, perhaps, was the denigration of national sovereignty – creating a vassal state ruled by a puppet dictator.

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Assange Arrested

If Assange is a journalist/publisher, not a “spy,” then all pretense of democracy/republic is exposed. State government, in other words, is a hoax. Free speech is dead. Government “for the people” is dead. No “freemen.”


https://www.archivesfoundation.org/documents/magna-carta/ No rights as granted in the Magna Carta (1215/1297). No U.S. Constitutional rights exist.

Stay tuned as TPTB scramble to cover up their crimes.

How to detect the difference between shit and apple butter.

We are all engulfed in the great sea of propaganda. Some of us are able to spot bullshit long before we step in it, others wear it with pride. I ran across an article recently that gets into the gears of the reality-processing game. For many POM readers this remedial exercise seems redundant. Others, including newcomers to our little site, may learn a thing or two that is useful. So, if you’ve mastered propaganda 101, please let everyone catch up, using reason, fact-based investigation, and the gut instincts God gave everyone (before it was neutralized).

prop·a·gan·da/ˌpräpəˈɡandə/noun

  1. 1.information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.”he was charged with distributing enemy propaganda”synonyms:information, promotion, advertising, advertisement, publicity, advocacy; More
  2. 2.a committee of cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for foreign missions, founded in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51286.htm

“The tactics deployed to exploit technical vulnerabilities in reality-processing are the same tactics that are deployed in all major propaganda offensives. So once you recognise them, you will be equipped to spot a serious propaganda campaign, such as Russiagate, a mile away.”

Trust no one, and if you’re confused, the last one to trust is an authority (talking head) figure placed in your face and at your feet by any and all corporate media.