Endless Propaganda Fuels “War on Terror”
By James F. Tracy
In the wake of World War I, erstwhile propagandist and political scientist Harold Lasswell famously defined propaganda as “the management of collective attitudes” and the “control over opinion” through “the manipulation of significant symbols.” The extent to which this tradition is enthusiastically upheld in the West and the United States in particular is remarkable. The American public is consistently propagandized by its government and corporate news media on the most vital of contemporary issues and events. Deception on such a scale would be of little consequence if the US was not the most powerful economic and military force on earth.
Continue reading ISIS is America’s New Terror Brand
“I’m going to engage in intellectual inquiry wherever it may take me, even if it goes straight into the the very existence and bowels of the University of California, Yale, you name it.”-Darrell Hamamto
On this week’s edition of Real Politik James is joined by University of California Davis Professor Darrell Hamamoto, The two discuss academic politics, the ideological correctness that tends to characterize professional life within the modern American university system, and how such orientations impede the quest for knowledge and truth. They also consider the challenges faced by the younger generation, and the major influences on modern social thought, such as the work of C. Wright Mills and Herbert Marcuse.
Continue reading Academia and the New World Order
An Open Letter to The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
From: William Brandon Shanley and
Sandy Hook Justice
To: Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
August 21, 2014
via Commission website
[Image Credit: Los Angeles Times]
I request that this letter goes to all members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
Continue reading “Fraud Vitiates Everything”
By Patrick Murphy
(Editor’s Note: This was initially submitted as a comment at MHB on August 19. Indeed, various reportage and analysis from independent media outlets [see, for example, here, here, and here] suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security are actively involved in manipulating and aggravating the regrettable events in Ferguson, Missouri.
With this in mind, it should also be noted that a 2013 report from Judicial Watch revealed how the Department of Justice’s “Community Relations Service, was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.” -JFT)
Continue reading Ferguson MO: Another Manufactured Media Crisis?
James speaks to independent journalist and media producer James Corbett of The Corbett Report on TFR’s Real Politik program. They discuss Corbett’s seven-year career as producer of unique alternative news and analysis, in addition to his work, Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve, an important new feature-length documentary.
Continue reading Probing the Origins of Monetary Servitude