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Propaganda and Journalism: A lesson for the left

July 27, 2014

W W 1 - a bloodbath justified by propaganda World War One – a bloodbath justified to the public by the kind of propaganda now being directed against Russia (source)

A few days ago I posted an article on the significant details regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, and the inconsistencies in the US / EU narrative that the government propaganda was not discussing and that mainstream media were not questioning.

The article attracted a few comments and one troll, a wannabe intellectual bully who wanted to convince me that I had no right to question the ‘official’ (i.e. American) version of events. There have been swarms of such trolls around the web, citing spurious credentials in an effort to establish that their (politically-correct, oligarchic collectivist) opinions are somehow made more valid by the fact that they question nothing that comes out of the FUKUS axis propaganda machine.

This particular troll emphasised his lack of intelligence by accusing me of believing the Russian / Ukraine separatist version of events. All I had said in fact was that there was absolutely no evidence to support President Obama’s accusation made hours after the disaster, that the government of Russia was undoubtedly responsible. He chose to interpret this as implying that I accepted the Russian version of events which blamed the Ukrainian government in Kiev for shooting down flight MH17. Bizarrely he claims he is a scientists. Not the only scientist I’ve encountered who is in need of remedial education in reading and comprehension.

I accepted no such thing. And I was proved right (as always), when the US State Department was challenged to substantiate its claims, a spokesperson referred reporters to social media chit chat.

We still don’t know who was responsible, theories that point to both separatist rebels with Russian support and Kiev government troops with US/EU support are still circulating but no conclusive evidence has been produced either way.

This devotion to partisan propaganda is not confined to the left however. On a television news analysis today the veteran journalist Max Hastings, who identifies himself as a conservative, was talking about reactions from online readers to his articles for a top selling newspaper supporting the American / European line and damning Russia.

Hastings admitted that the line he had taken was “People must believe the west, we’re the good guys, they’re the bad guys.”

He then said that a theme repeated by many commenters from around the world was; Why should we believe the Americans and British, they are proven liars on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria, drone strikes on Pakistan and the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian government.

And that acknowledgement, plus perhaps the fact that as days count down to the hundredth anniversary of the opening shots in World War One, explains why new media and many clear thinking, honest writers in mainstream media are taking a different line. People who have read a little history are remembering how as the world stumbled into that senseless bloodbath with governments on both sides lying to their citizens and the media of the day repeating those lies:

The World According to the Mainstream Media: Russia and Palestine are Guilty until Proven Innocent
Timothy Alexander Guzman
RINF Alternative News

They accused the Russian government and the Anti-Kiev militias in East Ukraine for its direct involvement in the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH-17 without any hard evidence to support their claim. US intelligence agencies did admit that Russia was not directly linked to the Malaysian Airlines incident, but they managed to blame Russia indirectly. They claimed “that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement” according to ABC news.

The accusations against Russia were baseless. What is important to the families of the Malaysian Airlines tragedy is for them to find out the truth about those responsible for the crimes. Blaming actors who are not responsible for the crime will not bring peace to the families. The MSM has been actively defending Israeli actions against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip declaring that it was Hamas that murdered the three Israeli teens, an accusation that was also never proven. Regardless of the facts on the tragic deaths of those teenagers, Israel had declared a “revenge” war on the Palestinians. The MSM is following Washington and Tel Aviv’s talking points.

The bias reporting on the situation in Gaza is shameful. The death toll surpassed 800 for the Palestinians and for the Israeli’s it’s close to 40 casualties. The US and their Western partners along with their Israeli counterparts are working in conjunction against their political adversaries through its MSM Empire. They want war and they will do anything even have their media lie to the public in order to go what they want. What had occurred in the last couple of weeks concerning events in the Ukraine and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are both tragic incidents, but the point I am making reflects on the MSM itself and their lack of journalistic principals.

Read all the article on the loss of journalistic and academic integrity in RINF

white hat back hatWhite hats versus black hats – reality is seldom that simple (source)

Here’s another view of the Malaysia Airlines controversy authored by two people whose names alone are guaranteed to kick off an irrational two minutes hate session from the neo – fascist left, Chris. Booker and Richard North:

Could Barack Obama have prevented the MH17 disaster?

US intelligence would have known the separatists had captured missile-launchers, and where they were being used

Christopher Booker in The Daily Telegraph

The most alarming unanswered question over the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is so fearful to contemplate that it has scarcely even been asked. Had President Obama in fact been better placed than anyone else to prevent that disaster from taking place? When, in his statement 24 hours after the plane was downed, the President stoked speculation about the involvement of President Putin, did he deliberately obscure the fact that, days earlier, he had already learned enough from his many intelligence sources to know that the 55 international airliners travelling every day along that flight path over eastern Ukraine faced the threat of precisely such a disaster? If so, why did the US authorities not make it a top priority to ensure that such flights were immediately halted?

In all the initial confusion over what Mr Obama called “this outrage of unspeakable proportions”, there was a hysterical rush to pin the blame on Russia’s president. “Putin’s killed my son”, as one newspaper front page had it. But, over the days that followed, as ever more information emerged about this story, the US government appeared to be backtracking on its original narrative.

Read full article at The Daily Telegraph

I don’t necessarily agree with Booker but he presents information that is worth considering as we classical liberals, libertarians and freethinkers consider all aspects of the case and form our own individual opinions. The notion of presenting an argument we may not totally and utterly agree with is incomprehensible to the knee jerkers (and wrist jerkers?) of the neo – fascist left of course. They love to march in lockstep, chant the slogans, and embrace the causes along with the rest of the crowd.

BUK missile launcher - infographicBUK Missile Launcher -NB people who think mathematical modelling is involved in aiming and firing these, it’s a radar guided system, sorree.

The spectacle of the progressive left or progressive liberals exposing inner fascist as the support authoritarian governments and clamour for war is becoming a major topic for freethinkers, radicals and true liberals. In this and my other blogs I have constantly taken an anti war line, the troll referred to in the first part of this article accuses me of being a right wing extremist (I suppose the scum sucking spawn of a pox whores scablouse thinks he is insulting me – well I said he’s not very good at English,) yet over the past few years he has consistently been in favour of war and military intervention by the FUKUS axis in the domestic affairs of sovereign states. It’s supposed to be the left who are pacifists and the right who love war, yet the neo fascist left seem to be mad for war and slaughter.

Perhaps this article goes some way to explaining why liberals and left wing thinkers hold the masses is such contempt:

How did liberals become so elitist and contemptuous of the public?

liberal democrat brain
The new left brain does not collect and process information in a logical,orderly, reasonable, and objective manner. Rather, liberal thinking is dominated by an obsession with power, and use of that power to preserve and or advance elitist advantages. (source)

How did liberals become so elitist and contemptuous of the public?

Daniel Ben-Ami
Journalist and author

10 July 2014

iberalism is one of a select band of troublesome political concepts that has multiple meanings. Indeed, ‘liberalism’ as used in one context can be the opposite of what it means in another.

The attitude of liberalism to freedom provides a prime example of these contradictory meanings. Classical liberalism, which was to the fore in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, typically placed a heavy emphasis on the importance of individual autonomy and liberty. In sharp contrast, contemporary liberalism tends to be deeply intolerant and elitist.

Fred Siegel, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank based in New York, has provided an enormous service with his innovative history of modern American liberalism, The Revolt Against the Masses. It helps put many of the most retrograde trends in the US into their proper context. It also helps shed light on parallel developments in other countries, including Britain, even though they are outside Siegel’s remit.

For Siegel, a defining feature of modern liberalism is its attachment to what he calls the clerisy – a technocratic elite which he identifies with academia, Hollywood, the prestige press, Silicon Valley and Wall Street. Despite its professed attachment to equality of opportunity, this elite holds the mass of the American public, what Siegel refers to as ‘the middle class’, in contempt. The clerisy sees itself as superior to the rest of the population on meritocratic grounds.

As the reach of the state has burgeoned, the clerisy has taken on an increasingly important social role. Over the years, American government has grown vastly, commanding more resources and employing more people, than ever before. As Joel Kotkin, one of the sharpest observers of contemporary American politics, has pointed out: ‘Since 1990, the number of government workers has expanded by some five million to some 20million. That’s four times the number who were employed by the government at the end of the Second World War, a growth rate roughly twice that of the population as a whole.’ Members of the technocratic elite present themselves as impartial experts, but their interests are closely tied to the fortunes of this vast state apparatus.

Read full article at Spiked

So there you are. Once you stop yourself being caught up in the medieval witch hunt tactics of the ‘left’, take a step back and view the bigger picture and start thinking for yourself, a very different picture emerges to the one painted by our hysterical leftie trolls as they clamour for the global war their bankster sponsors want for purposes of increasing their control, grabbing even more money and reducing the global population. Now are you still prepared to believe these facists because they tell you they are the cuddly side of the argument.

Well The Iran Nuclear Deal Didn’t Last Long

November 24, 2013

Earlier today I posted a somewhat sceptical blog on the alleged deal struck between western foreign ministers and the Iranian government that is being hailed as a triumph for western diplomacy and the Obama administration’s foreign policy of Kumbayaism.

Basically Obama and Cameron sent John Kerry and William Hague over there to say, “Stop enriching uranium and you can come on over and fuck our bosses up the arse any time.”

This was not a great offer as no matter what western politicians might like to think, Iranians are none too keen on rent boys (well not openly anyway)

So after all the ballyhoo and “peace in our time” bollocks on television and radio and in this mornings papers we hear Mohammad Javad Zarif the Iranian Foreign Minister had this to say today.

“Western diplomats have said that one the main problems during the negotiations earlier this month was Iran’s insistence that it has the “right” to enrich uranium.

“Not only do we consider that Iran’s right to enrich is non-negotiable, but we see no need for that to be recognized as ‘a right,’ because this right is inalienable and all countries must respect that,” told ISNA news agency. Full story at Activist Post

Meanwhile, even as the six Foreign Ministers were cracking openm the champagne and slapping each other’s monkeys backs, The Jerusalem Post was running this story.

“Fars news agency quotes Tehran’s deputy nuclear chief as saying two nuclear reactors being planned in addition to Bushehr core.

Iran is planning to construct two new nuclear power plants in the near future, the Fars News Agency quoted a senior Iranian nuclear official as saying Saturday.

“The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has put construction of the second and third (nuclear) power stations on its agenda due to the government’s programs and the emphasis laid by the President (Hassan Rouhani),” Fars quoted AEOI Deputy Chief Hossein Khalfi as saying. Iran currently has one such operational nuclear power plant at Bushehr.”

More at Jerusalem Post

So much for western diplomacy.

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Comical Ali Now Working For The New World Order

November 10, 2013

Remember Comical Ali, the Iraqi Minister of Information under Saddam Hussein whose wild statements about the great victories being won by the Iraqi armed forces as they repelled the invading infidels of the FUKUS axis?

A typical statement from him would go something like “Close to Baghdad airport the Iraqi Republican Guards, armed with catapults, pea shooters and long poles with nails through the end have repelled an attack by enemy tanks. hundreds of American and British tanks have been destroyed and their soldiers are in retreat. I have seen this with my own eyes.”

Among his other gems were:

“There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”

“They’re not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They hold no place in Iraq.”

“We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels. We have driven them back.”

Yeah, you remember him now.

Well he’s back and working as a propaganda officer for The New World Order. The NWO (or Illuminati if you like) having created an energy crisis by selling the stupid politicians and their even stupider scientific advisers the notion that wind turbines can generate electricity when the wind does not blow and that solar panels will work at night, are now trying to shaft us with a new generation of nuclear power stations that will generate all the electricity we need at twice the current cost.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have always said we need nuclear power. Trouble is, just when the NWO bankers though they had done enough to jack up the price so much we would all be enslaved by the debt we accumulated by keeping warm, Fukushima came along and reminded us that while nuclear power is carbon dioxide free it is far from clean and carries risks on a different scale to those posed by conventional power plants.

Enter the New World Order’s Ministry of Truth with a CNN broadcast, Pandora’s Promise so full of outrageous falsehoods that it can only have been scripted by Comical Ali.

Among the more level headed statements of misinformation were:

“Nuclear power is safe I tell you. There have been no birth defects resulting from the Chernobyl disaster.”

“Nobody has ever been killed as a result of nuclear energy.”

“Solar power is many times more dangerous than nuclear power.”

“No one living in the exclusion zone near Chernobyl has ever died of cancer or any other diseases because of the radiation.”

“Nuclear energy is the safe solution to global warming.”

With CNN budgets to play with, Comical Ali (for it surely must be him) has honed his presentation techniques, the broadcast was enhanced with great camera work, brilliant graphics and some stunning special effects. The outrageous lies in Pandora’s Promise were so absurd as to be humorous. But this is no laughing matter. Fukushima is the worst fuck up in the history of electricity generation and has made the myth of Japanese technical excellence rook lidicurous.

We still need nuclear power as a stop – gap, for the past hundred years while we have squandered resources in pursuit of corporate profit, the technologies proposed by Niccola Tesla for grabbing electricity from a free, inexhaustible supply have been kept out of sight. Now there is renewed interest in those ideas but it will take decades to develop them to give a realistic alternative to fossil fuel.

New Green Energy Scam As Blatant As Mighy Wind Fiddle

October 15, 2012

Little Nicky has always informed you that the wind power industry was a scam, a snouts – in – the – trough carve up between dodgy businessmen, corrupt tax eaters and power crazy politicians. But your friend nicky who is never wrong must admit to having slipped up on this one. You see I have always said run of river hydro electric schemes were the way to go.

So is Little Nicky’s cloak of infallibility slipping? Well no, I merely underestimated how corrupt and venal the people running the country and those with their snouts in the trough of tax money actually are. Generating hydro electricity is relatively easy so even a property developer or a banker ought to be able to manage such a venture. but why bother when the government will help you pick the taxpayers pocket and violate their human rights at the same time. next to the green con men medieval robber barons look like Salvation Army workers.

Prime minister “call me Dave” Cameron has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford, according to published data one of the world’s top ten universities. One might be forgiven for thinking then that he would understand property rights are a cornerstone of liberty and security throughout our civilization. Wiser political thinkers than Dave understood this a long time ago.

The Virginia Bill of Rights, a precursor to the US Declaration of Independence contains these words:

That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

Here’s Samuel Adams, one of the signatories of the U S Declaration of Independence on the same subject:

The Natural Rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; second, to liberty; third to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.

Finally and most robustly is the godfather of liberalism, the philosopher who inspired them all, John Locke:

Whenever the legislators endevour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience,…

So when we consider what is happening throughout the free world, why are we not out in the streets protesting at they way our property is being stolen from us in the name of “saving the planet”, and at the same time kicking the crap out of the occupy protesters (not to further our rebellion you understand but just for the fun of it?)

Time for a pitchforks and cudgels, time to invoke the memory of Wat Tyler and Dick Puddlecote. The theft of our property rights being made lawful by our notionally “Conservative” prime minister as the continues his desperate bid to suck up to the Euronazi Brussels bureaucratic dictatorship, the United Nations and the globalist, totalitarian, scientific dictatorship lobby. Dave tried to position his rickety coalition as the “greenest government ever”, and now finds himself being held to ransom by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats, authoritarian lefties and crooked scientists.

Principally Dave’s always dodgy government is a hostage of the ongoing renewables scam.

The wind farm industry is surely the worst offender. Some idiotic, green, obsessive – compulsive bell end complained the other day about a report that claimed wind farms reduce property values by between 25 per cent and 50 per cent. Actually, if anything, the scale of the problem was understated. Cases have been reported of properties being rendered unsaleable by their proximity to wind farms. Whatever the exact figure, 25 per cent or 100 per cent, I think those of us not in the pay of Mighty Wind or trotting out propaganda for the preposterous and devious QUANGO Renewable UK would agree that the very last thing we’d want on our doorstep (or on the ridge a hundred feet above our house in my case) would be a wind farm. Few people would ever dream of buying a property near one.

Not a single one of the wind farms blighting Britain would have been built without state incentives (in the form of Renewable Obligations Certificates, Feed In Tariffs, and legislation which makes it very hard for communities to prevent wind farms being built in the area)because without an intravenous drip of taxpayers money they are not commercially viable. We can confidently assume therefore that wind farms represent a wanton assault by the state on property rights. We have been deprived of the right to protect our property because “saving the planet” trumps any logic when we try to object to some money grubbing tax eater putting up a 350 foot tower with a thirty ton turbine perched on top of it at the end of our gardens. Such confiscatory measures “for the common good” belong to the “socialist” regimes of Uncle Joe Stalin, Chairman Mao and Pol Pot. From a Conservative- Liberal Democrat Coalition such tyranny is an outrage.

But it’s not just Mighty Wind industry which is involved in this scam. A lead story in the Spectator recently reporting on the UK hydro power industry which turns out to be very nearly as damaging, duplicitous, unpleasant, corrupt and underhanded as its evil twin Mighty Wind.

Many of you probably thought that hydro-electric power represented the acceptable face of “renewable” energy. I did until I read Pippa Cuckson’s article in the spectator. The story reveals hydro to be yet another taxpayer-subsidised feeding trough for rent-seeking scumsuckers, a technology which produces next to no electricity and which – just like wind farms – causes immense damage to wildlife. Now I don’t give a damn about a few dead fish, not about the birds and bats taken out by wind turbines. But remember, o my brothers and sisters, the fuss from the greenies when there was a proposal to build a conventional gas power station on scrubland that is a breeding ground for the two toed toad. As always different sets of rules apply to things the left approve of that those they don’t like.

The section of Ms. Cuckson’s expose that should concern us is her anecdote about Nottingham Angling Club – which in 1982 forked out £150,000 for the fishing rights to a one and half mile stretch of the river Trent above a weir which is now about to be converted to hydropower. The quality of their fishing will almost certainly diminish.

There are stories like this from all over the country, Whether its wealthy fly fishing enthusiasts who’ve paid a fortune for a prime stretch of trout stream or an ordinary working man’s club like the one in Nottingham, people are going to suffer as a result of this state-sponsored drive for renewables. Ironically the places where these run of river hydropower schemes are being approved their is neither enough depth in the river nor enough fall to provide the kind of pressure which would make the scheme commercially viable without the feed in subsidy from taxpayers. In paces where geography indicates a hydro scheme would be viable the objections that prevent it going ahead come from the green lobby, because of course the human rights of the Two Toed Toad, the Chocolate Coloured Corncrake and the Brazilian Chuff must take priority.

As with wind power, the only reason these hydropower schemes are going ahead is because the government subsidies and incentives funded by us poor taxpayers for those greedy and cynical enough to get their snouts in this latest trough of cornucopean income. So again, what we have here is a clear case of the state arbitrarily confiscating people’s property rights (and money) because of its desire to be seen paying lip service to the green religion while in reality keeping party donor happy with big bungs of tax money.

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Eggbound In Finchley

January 31, 2010

Some have marvelled at the eggstreme diet that fuelled Margaret Thatcher’s jet propelled march to power in 1979. For myself, thinking about eating all those eggs makes me feel eggceptionaly nauseous. This sensation can best be described as a more intense version of the way I feel whenever I think about Margaret Thatcher. Still I am proved correct about one thing having always imagined the Iron Lady would be surrounded by a sulphurous miasma. It’s clear now this was not the satanic smell of brimstone but the farty smell of someone who lives on eggs.

Strange how those driven to eggcel in their chosen field, while they like to present a public persona of cold logic and superior intellect are all to often proved ready to eggshibit eggcentricities and embrace superstitions and crackpot beliefs it they think it will help them succeed.

We can at least understand one thing about Maggie though. Her bizarre diet eggsplains why she always sounded constipated when speaking.

A million brownie points each for egg jokes and puns in the comment thread