Australia has had a series of bad governments beholden to the coal industry and to the Rupert Murdoch propaganda machine. The media empire of Murdoch controls about 60 percent of the newspapers and television stations. The Murdoch message, just like the message of Fox TV in America, is in defense of the oligarchs and against environmental protection of any kind. This propaganda is in accord with the continued use of fossil fuels and the ceaseless destruction of the natural world. More Continue reading “Australia on the Chasm of Climate Catastrophe “
The Corbyn affair is really about the controlled propaganda of the media and hardly means anything. In addition the gross abuse of the ‘antisemitism blackmail’ tactics is almost grotesque.
The left should indeed re-examine their leftist perspective: we have done that here. A new take on socialism such as we have tried to construct (in fragments unfortunately) is in the long/short run essential to counter the associated legacy of past now dinosaur radicalism of the bolshevik era.
But this article shows the reality: that socialism is as popular as ever and that Corbyn was/is finally on the right track…
The upcoming season of Amazon’s Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.
American social propaganda is almost as bad as that in a totalitarian system, or so it seems. But the age of the Internet seems, we can hope, to have destabilized that to some degree…Can anything break the spell?
This is what happens when you live in a hermetically-sealed bubble where you’re fed a constant diet of Fox News, My Pillow commercials, and “the US is the greatest country on the planet”. So powerful is this bubble that even Haley, a former UN Ambassador whose exposure to people from other countries should have disabused her of such provincial notions, is seemingly oblivious to facts known the world over.