Dash and scamper post. Plug to my multitude of avid scoopers: Sunday View and Sunday Wire (11am and 5pm) are as good as gets in adult education and the politically motivational.
As the outrage grows, so the quality of these two outfits, exuding experience and intelligence.
Last night rambling nothing but sized-up precision-insight; Patrick, Mike and Basil on The Sunday Wire, Episode #203, 'The Dotard Effect'.
Learning away and basking in the sense yet as always thinking; If only genuine sceptics and open ones could hear this?
Mike was probably the first post-Brexit commentator, with his colleague Brian, to call it 'remain' as was always intended to be. Watched Mike on UK Column's daily news, morn. after "independence day", throw buckets of caution and as its unfolded, spell out the ruthless underbelly of the monster's string-pulling.
Seeing Boris the John whine, "let's not rush" in his supposed victory speech, was my wake-up for sure we'd been had.
The dictatorship had to take a large hit and risk, pushing this far. Numbers now egg-faced have suffered a kind of democratic abuse. Will they become outspoken survivors or languish, wounded victims, unable to protest? We'll see?
The distraction is probably the controllers reasoning not to have frauded a 'remain' vote, or tried and actually 'leave' was considerably higher than claimed results?
Perhaps -- and for whatever other reasons -- had a duel strategy. Because it's difficult not to conclude, a leave win would not have caused, anything like the off-green and unpleasantness in these lands.
Hopes lingering in benevolent government are rightly shattered. Divisions extenuated. UKIP decimated. News on T.V./in Press have a trusted obsession, which keeps the space filled with easy-produced tosh. Allowing the perfect economic or fake-make security storm, to blast the UK into their new identity one of, The United States of Europe
21Wire who best-get what's what. Who could follow this?
Then came... Richie. This morning got to his View this particular one.
As say, keeping daily-output and dashin' here but no-question for me: Allen is a preeminent voice of reason. Man stirs. The anger is real and reaches.
The most feckin' righteously appropriate use of f-in-type language. Leave all who dare fool-along with Corbyn bereft of a serious argument. This does-me-good and how much more heat is there, in Richie having some socialist derived principles, re what can be done. It was personal and smashed in compassion.
Oh for some 100 of thousands to hear this, they'd never be politically the same again.
"We are Truman Burbeck" says the exasperated and slashing the bull.... Richie Allen. Laying out the betrayal in documenting the betrayers' self-disclosing compromise. "Everything we're sold, is carefully crafted and thinks it's real..." and so he rumbles.
Concluding. The piece below Patrick mentioned. Pilger writes with devastating clarity.
Tie-up. It's the press? The ones mentioned here are getting more radical and able. While lackeys for the empire are drifting further from any semblance of sanity -- and y'know, very post-modern of them.
Paul Craig Roberts title and linked post: John Pilger Tells Us About Ourselves. It is not a pretty picture.
The Killing of History By John Pilger
(Information Clearing House)
One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, “They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way”.
In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its “exceptionalism”, Burns’ “entirely new” Vietnam war is presented as “epic, historic work”. Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam.
Burns says he is grateful to “the entire Bank of America family” which “has long supported our country’s veterans”. Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives.
I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war “was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings”.
The dishonesty of this statement is not surprising. The cynical fabrication of “false flags” that led to the invasion of Vietnam is a matter of record – the Gulf of Tonkin “incident” in 1964, which Burns promotes as true, was just one. The lies litter a multitude of official documents, notably the Pentagon Papers, which the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg released in 1971.
There was no good faith. The faith was rotten and cancerous. For me – as it must be for many Americans -- it is difficult to watch the film’s jumble of “red peril” maps, unexplained interviewees, ineptly cut archive and maudlin American battlefield sequences.
In the series’ press release in Britain -- the BBC will show it -- there is no mention of Vietnamese dead, only Americans. “We are all searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy,” Novick is quoted as saying. How very post-modern. MORE