What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
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We will soon be at war with Iran. How do I know this? The government propaganda machine is revving up for just that cause.
Does a government who blatantly lied about Iraq expect the American people to buy the same bait with Iran? Is the general citizenry so dense and distracted as to miss the pattern in political propaganda?
I am reminded of a quote attributed to George Orwell:
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
And so the propaganda machine is prepping the American people from an Iranian invasion. Certainly Congress will be kept out of the loop on this invasion as well, just as Bush prefers. It’s not like he upholds the Constitution or anything…
Michael Parenti wisely warned us of the dichotomy between things as they really are and things as the government would have us believe:
The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology. (via Quoty)
So enlighten your mind by rejecting outright whatever the mainstream media is spoon-feeding the American populace. Study the repetition of history and you’ll soon see that war with Iran, while inevitable, is likely not necessary.