fix articles 78419, christopher simpson
The birth of propaganda and The war of perception (tags)
One of the founding fathers of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, therefore also openly admitted that especially in democracies, where the majority of people decide, the control of thoughts and feelings is a central tool. "Public relations involves 'the engineering of consent.'"
Right/Left Complicit in Perpetuation of War (tags)
How? Never exposing the reigning bigoted assumptions of the privileged and resulting meta policies against we, the "stupid" masses, for one. Article quotes from Noam Chomsky and the little known Christopher Simpson, author of Science of Coercion.
Out-thinking them, not out-fighting them: heart analysis sheds decisive light (with art) (tags)
Visionaries, 'idealists', and others daring towards their desires must move beyond shared powerless feelings. We are here for a reason, we have created and are creating our crucial projects. Understandings of reality and its origin are the keys to open the illusively impossible doors of fear and perpetual, everyday war. This article, with art included, goes over important truths while escaping 'Us vs. Them' constructs and at the same time promoting spirited *resistance consciousness*!
The War of Everyday Life, manufacture of consent and watering down dept (tags)
Of late i've been noticing a new deployment of coercion being reflected from a lot of college students. It appears that the Wizards of Is (or, Oz, pick your poison) have sent a new obfuscation order down to their implementers, or something where people's experiences and intuitions are reduced down to "mere opinions", while "reputable" views are somehow "more equal"!
Nazi Influences on the Anti-Communist Delusions of the Cold War (tags)
Pacifica Radio's Larry Bensky recently ridiculed a caller who asked a question about possible Nazi influences on the anti-communist hysteria of the 1950s. Bensky was apparently unaware that McCarthy travelled with old guard Nazis and fascists in the intelligence community, and the hysteria was their group effort, despite the uninformed denials of "alternative" media figures who should know better.
Decisive weakness of Right-wing: Lack of public, open forums for dialogue (tags)
The hype and manipulation of emotionally-potent over-simplifications by reformers on each wing is quite similar, except for one thing: The Right-wing persists in categorically not allowing forums for open-ended dialogue.
Bush renames Body Bags, Transfer Tubes (tags)
As the saying goes, if you can't convince them, confuse them. With more lies told each day by President George Bush, here is yet another one. The US Department of Defense changed the name from "Body Bag" to "Transfer Tube" to describe how the bodies of our young warriors are returned home in the dark of night, with no official count of their growing numbers, and no solemn public ceremony to honor their proud service
John Trudell and an artist discuss the perpetual war mentality (tags)
Everybody is trying to find a way out from the mess they're in and they're using dark age intellectualizations and remaining confined in these concepts that have been imposed upon us from day one. Our spirits, the part of us that gifted us excellent medicine to deal with our lives here, has been systematically mined by a severely alienated perpetual war mentality. Join Trudell and i in a kind of conversation that you are invited to participate in.
As War Gears Up, Newspeak Hype Increases Ten-fold As Expected (tags)
"I insist that to give such warning [ against propaganda ] is an act in the defense of man…I want to speak of it as a menace..."—Jacques Ellul in Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes*
Israeli Zionists collaborated with German Nazis in the 30's and 40's (tags)
"Zionism promised independence; it has produced a society in which the Prime Minister must periodically affirm to the people that the existence of the nation depends on the delivery of fifty or a hundred Phantom jets from the United States... Zionism promised physical security to the Jews; Israel is the most dangerous place on earth today for a Jew, and it will remain so as long as Israeli-Jewish society retains its colonial character and its function as an instrument of imperialism." -- the Israeli Socialist Organization, in 1972
Capitalism, Fascism and World War 2 (tags)
The relationship of fascism and capitalism as illustrated by the events of World War 2