Saturday, November 21, 2015

Truthtellers as Traitors

Is Jeremy Corbin today's AntiChrist, replacing Vladimir Putin, who is merely Satan?  Big Media will tell you yes. Want truth?  Try the Onion.

We will get to Corbyn in a moment.  But first: context.
Is the Press a weapon? If so, who dies?
The Western media has only two tools.
One is the outrageous lie. This overused tool no longer works, except on dumbshit Americans.
The pinpoint accuracy of the Russian cruise missiles and air attacks has the Pentagon shaking in its boots. But according to the Western presstitutes the Russian missiles fell out of the sky over Iran and never made it to their ISIS targets.
According to the presstitute reports, the Russia air attacks have only killed civilians and blew up a hospital.
The presstitutes fool only themselves and dumbshit Americans.
The other tool used by presstitutes is to discuss a problem with no reference to its causes. Yesterday I heard a long discussion on NPR, a corporate and Israeli owned propaganda organ, about the migrant problem in Europe. Yes, migrants, not refugees.
These migrants have appeared out of nowhere. They have decided to seek a better life in Europe, where capitalism, which provides jobs, freedom, democracy, and women’s rights guarantee a fulfilling life. Only the West provides a fulfilling life, because it doesn’t yet bomb itself.
The hordes overrunning Europe just suddenly decided to go there. It has nothing to do with Washington’s 14 years of destruction of seven countries, enabled by the dumbshit Europeans themselves, who provided cover for the war crimes under such monikers as the “coalition of the willing,” a “NATO operation,” “bringing freedom and democracy.”
Paul Craig Roberts

OK, maybe I simplified things just a teeny bit when I said the Media hate you last time.  Sorry....!   It' s not personal.  Kinda like antisemitism. 

The corporate "Information" industry does lie -- and  distort.  And even their attacks look personal -- as with Corbyn and Putin -- they are not -- they are really directed at ideas and groups of people.
Read between the lines much?

If the Media can be said to hate "you" it those of you who think about things rationally and independently -- that's about half of the population, following the "normal curve" from Sorta Rational in the middle towards Really Rational in the 99th percentile to the Left.  (Of course, the Left, you idiot!).   So they hate your ideas -- and the threat you represent as a group.
If you are in the Middle, you're screwed

I have said before that the Media draw their ideas from the Popular Mind -- as, in fact, do their owners.  The Media 'R Us.  The Owners and the Media  don't want to admit their debt to all that to the Right of zero on the chart -- the territory of  maximized fear and hatred.  They  assume a higher status, as People Who Know -- but they cannot escape culture - and their thing is power, not creativity.  In the end, media lies convenient excuses for perpetuating an unequal, unjust -- but -- for some people -- convenient system.
Social myth generates lies
The fault, Dear Brutus, is us.
A majority of Americans live in a fake world created by propaganda. They are disconnected from reality. I have in front of me a local North Georgia newspaper dated October that reports that “a Patriot Day Memorial Service was held at the Dawson County Fire Headquarters on September 11 to remember the terrorist attacks that shook America 14 years ago.” Various local dignitaries called on the attendees to remember “all of those who have died not only on that day, but since that day in the fight to keep America free.”
The dignitaries did not say how murdering and dislocating millions of Muslims in seven countries keeps us free. No doubt, the question has never occurred to them. America runs on rote platitudes.
Paul Craig Roberts

The "liberal" media never really existed.  The media defend the status quo against progressive change from the left and against obvious extreme regressionism from the right that might provoke a backlash and social instability.

That's how it works in  pyramidal mega civilizations which are:  :
  •  too big and complex, beyond efficient management
  •  de facto federations of many tribes, based on a artificial consensus of values, that is always unstable
  •  unequal and therefore inherently unjust   
Oligarchy is the default of large scale societies

We all belong to the same species.  And in modern nation states we are all taught a set of values aimed at achieving "consensus".  The fact is, however, that we are still just chimpanzees with large brains -- at our best bonobos with large brains.  Cooperative but highly territorial predators.
Evolution: shirt, tie and gun

We do not recognize people beyond the 200 or so we actually know and who constitute our "tribe" speaking as real people --  but  as a different category of people,  a sub species --  not "us"; rather, 'them".    We are Aryans -- they are Jews.  Or, if you like, we are Zionists, they are Everybody Else. 

Where there is competition, they is always a possible threat generating fear and hate, often subtle, pervasive and unconscious. .   

Do you trust Authority?

Consider Big Media's various hate campaigns.

The campaign against Vladimir Putin is obvious enough.  He's a Russian.  Clearly outside the pale. The Russians were OK when they were a vassal state under Yeltsin.  But Putin re-invented Russia -- releasing it from slavery to American and European corporate interests-- as well as local oligarchs.  An independent Russia?   Like freed slaves -- a threat.

Then there is the UK Media's hate campaign targeting Jeremy Corbyn, the 66 year leader of Labour, a principle and very moderate liberal who is the voice of previously disenfranchised liberals in Britain -- those who don't believe in austerity, who want decent and affordable housing, good education for their kids, good healthcare and the like.
                Me!  (Right here, now!)

Which brings (finally)  to Corbyn.

According to the  UK Media, Corbyn is variously the New Stalin -- or just a bumbling incompetent who can't match his socks and his jacket.  The Telegraph thinks he is the AntiChrist.

Corbyn-- the AntiChrist

Why is this?  Is the media  afraid that that this modest 66 year old man would do something disturb afternoon cocktails for the rich guys who own the media companies and the not-quite as rich guys who manage them and save the cocktails for after 5?   

The attacks are not really on Corbyn -- they are on you, if you are a progressive, if you are one of those who believes a just, equal, and peaceful world might be a better place.

Corbyn  is  just a spokesperson for a large chunk of public sentiment -- at this point in history, our societal alter ego -- from the point of view of the Few, the Owner class, a dangerous mob. Sans culottes. 

There is no way to rationally argue with this alter ego -- so we he must be attacked irrationally and emotionally in the same way that Hitler attacked liberal Jewry for its progressivism in Mein Kampf -- as polluting the national state.  

Corbyn is a traitor, the Media imply. As are people like Snowden and AssangeSo too their millions of supporters.  What do they have in common -- the truth.  And the Status Quo relies on lies.

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