Tag: propaganda

A Fake News Assault on Dissident Media

We are in the midst of a whole series of generated hysterias, ranging from Russian interference to sexual harassment. Each of these is being pushed hard by powerful forces and together are shifting the country ever further toward repression. The hysteria about fake news is especially threatening to […]

Assange on Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse

Below is my own summary of remarks by Julian Assange on the threat posed to humanity by Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is a brilliant analysis and warning; I agree with Assange that this may be the biggest threat to humanity. It’s best if you listen to Assange himself, […]

The Fake Reality of Luscious Green Apples

We are in the midst of a whole series of manufactured hysterias: the #MeToo sex hysteria, RussiaGate, Russian trolls, fake news. These are playing simultaneously, like movies at a multiplex theater, and we all have free tickets to every one of them. The great revolutionary journalist Andre Vltchek […]

Everyday Anticommunism (Again)

Following up on my last post, still another everyday anticommunist insinuation from the Netflix comedy series GLOW. A minor character, who is supposed to be a Jewish refugee from the Soviet Union, says: “In Russia, only thing they hate more than homosexual is Jew.” Well, this is outrageous […]

Everyday Anticommunism

The most effective way to indoctrinate people is to insinuate the desired ideas and attitudes into everyday discourse. Anticommunism pops up absolutely everywhere in a relentless drip, drip, drip of  negative thoughts and images. Each drip may be small, but the result is a steady accumulation in the […]

Mass Indoctrination via Google

One of the supposed “horrors” of communism was its use of mass indoctrination. Vast captive populations, trapped behind the Iron Curtain, were subjected to relentless mind control, turning them into good, loyal, empty-headed commie robots. Communist propaganda blared from every side: newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, billboards, public loudspeakers, […]

Western media are relentless liars

Sometimes, a single flash of lightning in the dark can illuminate the truth better than any amount of abstract analysis. The Western media have recently provided an exceptionally clear example of this. As Jonathan Cook summarizes: If you wish to understand the degree to which a supposedly free […]