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Mainstream Media Bullshit

The New York Times Anonymous Op-Ed – A Neocon Generated Document?

By Philip Giraldi

Global Research, September 08, 2018

...No doubt CBC was all gushy about this! 

Once they shut down Alternative Media, surely we will be well into Orwellian Newspeak!

 

NDPP

Yep. Great thread. Here's my contribution - Chrystia's bud Bill Browder. You won't find this on msm - alternative only where BB can't shut it down.  Enjoy!

The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes

http://bitchute.com/video/EJBLyaqZ1NeR

"The true story about the Magnitsky Act and Bill Browder."

 

iyraste1313

RT Exclusive

Roger Waters: Neoliberal propaganda keeping voters ‘asleep’ like Orwellian sheep

Published time: 7 Sep, 2018 16:56 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2018 11:19

 

© Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has taken aim at decades of neoliberalism in the West. Speaking to RT’s SophieCo, he said government propaganda in the media has left viewers “asleep” and uncomfortable “to see anything real.”

Speaking to Sophie Shevardnadze, Pink Floyd’s former frontman said that those who say he should “stick to music” were “sleepwalking” when it came to conflicts like the Syrian civil war and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

 

 Roger Waters: White Helmets is a deep rabbit hole

“Because they’re asleep. Because they’re the victims of the neoliberalism that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher brought to the world,” Waters said.

Neoliberalism’s pervasiveness through Western culture and politics, in Waters’ view, has left many people with the inability to see and accept anything critical of the mainstream narrative.

“Part of the way it works is to anaesthetise people and almost make it uncomfortable for people to see anything real.”

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Pink Floyd’s former frontman said that those who say he should “stick to music” were “sleepwalking” when it came to conflicts like the Syrian civil war and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

I would never suggest that he "stick to music" -- every citizen has a right (and maybe even a bit of a duty) to involve themselves in the affairs of the day.

But if a musician has political opinions, are they supposed to mean something more than some non-musician's opinions?  Why should I care more what Roger Waters thinks?  Wasn't Ted Nugent also some kind of famous rock star from 30+ years ago?  Does he, too, have special wisdoms?

voice of the damned

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Pink Floyd’s former frontman said that those who say he should “stick to music” were “sleepwalking” when it came to conflicts like the Syrian civil war and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

I would never suggest that he "stick to music" -- every citizen has a right (and maybe even a bit of a duty) to involve themselves in the affairs of the day.

But if a musician has political opinions, are they supposed to mean something more than some non-musician's opinions?  Why should I care more what Roger Waters thinks?  Wasn't Ted Nugent also some kind of famous rock star from 30+ years ago?  Does he, too, have special wisdoms?

I personally have never understood the mindset of someone whose opinions could be influenced by what a celebrity says, unless that celebrity has put a lot of time into the topic at hand, so that his knowledge would be substantially greater than that of the average person.

Given his particular academic credentials, Noam Chomsky in no more an official expert on foreign-policy than is Brad Pitt, but I'm willing to acknowledge that he has put in the requsitie time and energy into researching the topics, and so probably deserves a listen.

Though it's funny. My linguistics professor in university was from the opposite camp of Chomsky, and said about him the reverse of what is normally said about celebrity commentators: she thought he should stick to politics, and stay out of linguistics.

 

NDPP

Your linguistics professor was an idiot. Chomsky's academic bonafides in linguistics are second to none. He is frequently referred to as 'the father of modern linguistics' and his 1957 'Syntactic Structures' was a revolutionary book which laid the foundation of a non-empiricist theory of language.

voice of the damned

NDPP wrote:

Your linguistics professor was an idiot. Chomsky's academic bonafides in linguistics are second to none. He is frequently referred to as 'the father of modern linguistics' and his 1957 'Syntactic Structures' was a revolutionary book which laid the foundation of a non-empiricist theory of language.

So all linguists(except my prof) agree with Chomsky? Do they all refer to him as "the father of modern linguistics", or just the ones who agree with his theories?

Or is there no longer any disagreement with Chomsky's theories?  

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

voice of the damned wrote:

I personally have never understood the mindset of someone whose opinions could be influenced by what a celebrity says, unless that celebrity has put a lot of time into the topic at hand, so that his knowledge would be substantially greater than that of the average person.

Given his particular academic credentials, Noam Chomsky in no more an official expert on foreign-policy than is Brad Pitt, but I'm willing to acknowledge that he has put in the requsitie time and energy into researching the topics, and so probably deserves a listen.

Though it's funny. My linguistics professor in university was from the opposite camp of Chomsky, and said about him the reverse of what is normally said about celebrity commentators: she thought he should stick to politics, and stay out of linguistics.

My hubby's nephew married an academic in the field of political science - she wishes Chomsky would stick to linguistics!

voice of the damned

Timebandit wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

I personally have never understood the mindset of someone whose opinions could be influenced by what a celebrity says, unless that celebrity has put a lot of time into the topic at hand, so that his knowledge would be substantially greater than that of the average person.

Given his particular academic credentials, Noam Chomsky in no more an official expert on foreign-policy than is Brad Pitt, but I'm willing to acknowledge that he has put in the requsitie time and energy into researching the topics, and so probably deserves a listen.

Though it's funny. My linguistics professor in university was from the opposite camp of Chomsky, and said about him the reverse of what is normally said about celebrity commentators: she thought he should stick to politics, and stay out of linguistics.

My hubby's nephew married an academic in the field of political science - she wishes Chomsky would stick to linguistics!

I think that's the direction the criticism usually goes, ie. Chomsky should get out of politics and stick to linguistics.

As far as politics goes, I've always thought of Chomsky as an intellectually rigorous activist, rather than as a theorist(I know he's an anarchist, but I'm not aware of any particular trend of anarchist thought he is credited with originating). So I can imagine a PoliSci prof might find his writings a little...underwhelming?

That is, assuming your husband's niece-in-law isn't simply a conservative or liberal who dislikes Chomsky on ideological grounds.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

No, she’s a committed lefty. She thinks Chomsky lacks a broader understanding of political forces, though. And this is hardly doing justice to her thoughts on the matter. Anyway, she doesn’t think NC is quite as sainted as many on the left do. 

iyraste1313

I and my husband have been reading your blog for five or six years now. So many of your articles sound just like us, and I just wanted to share our situation and perspective as conservative Christians who were actually taught Biblical handling of money. Hopefully it will help you with your writing!

Unlike most millennials, we came into marriage with no debt and a decent savings. We have always lived on a strict budget that usually doesn’t include clothing or eating out; most of the time it doesn’t even include saving! We have never used credit cards. I am very frugal, shopping by what’s on sale, buying in bulk, cooking from scratch, and often doing without. We eat beans more than anything else. We own one vehicle, and half the time have to borrow a car from family because ours breaks down and we don’t have the money to fix it.

We work hard. My husband works for the county more than full time, and makes quite a bit more than most jobs in our area (minimum wage is 8.25 here), but a third of his check goes straight to taxes. I worked outside the home before we had children, and now have a blog and an online business that make a few hundred a month on average. We also work hard growing a large garden and keeping a few animals for food.

Unfortunately we just can’t make ends meet. We’ve used up all of our savings and haven’t been able to replace it. Family members are giving us $500-$1000 every month. We’ve both been in the hospital a few times for injury and illness, and each time costs thousands of dollars. We spent our tax return this year on medical bills, and still owe thousands to the local hospital.

We see what is going on in this country, and around the world, and we want to be prepared, but instead of getting ahead we just get more and more behind. We’ve already sold everything that was worth anything.

After taxes, the biggest expense that is killing us is insurance. All the types of insurance that are mandatory or just seem like a necessity now – health insurance, car insurance, insurance for our mobile home and rental property (required by our landlord), life insurance that is necessary with my husband’s job.

Medical bills are next on the list – who can afford to go to a doctor nowadays, even with insurance? We do everything possible to avoid doctor visits, even having our last child at home without a midwife even though I am considered high risk. Sometimes emergencies happen though, and going to the doctor just isn’t avoidable.

Pretty much all of our friends and co-workers are getting government help every month. Honestly we’d be a lot better off if we did to, but we don’t want to. It’s not the government’s job to take care of everybody.

But really, what are we supposed to do? Is there anything we can do to fix the mess our economy is in? Is there anything people like us can do to get out of this situation, or is it just a hopeless downward spiral that’s going to get worse and worse till we are living under a bridge?

This is in the States, but my friends, in the system talk similar re the stresses and overwhelming workloads to pay the bills......

The point here, is we live in a matrix of bs info on the economy and finances....the numbers, unemployment inflation ad nauseum, all lies...and when the bubbles breaks in the few remaining ¨prosperous¨ countries, people will not know!

If the MSM can manage it!

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

iyraste1313, whether this is a true story or just a fictional blog post, it was all leading up to this:

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Pretty much all of our friends and co-workers are getting government help every month. Honestly we’d be a lot better off if we did to, but we don’t want to. It’s not the government’s job to take care of everybody.

If this poster is a Hardy Homesteader type then let them grow more turnips or accept that their God wanted them to starve.  But this silliness suggests no answers.  Somehow, this person who claims to be drowning under medical bills didn't seem to offer her support to the idea of some socialized health care, and I'd bet that not in a million years would she or her husband even briefly consider voting for a President that wanted to provide it.  She'd literally rather starve and whine about it all the time it takes do die than vote for some "Liberal" government that could help.

If you really think everyone needs to be "woke" then start with her, and move slowly outward through her circle of similarly blindered Trumpies before preaching to the converted.

iyraste1313

Glenn Greenwald: The Mainstream Media's "Allowed List" Of "Real ReporterFri, 09/14/2018 - 17:45
Glenn Greenwald, the well-known journalist for The Intercept and the reporter who worked closely with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to expose vast US government illegal domestic spying, explained this week how mainstream media 'gate-keeping' and suppressing alternate perspectives works, especially when it comes to reporting American foreign policy. 

Greenwald slammed the corrupt state of the establishment media, explaining"One of the favorite phrases the US media loves to recite to justify and elevate what they do, and to delegitimize their critics and those who do journalism outside of their structures, is 'real reporting.'"

"The role of the US media, as always with US wars, has been to suppress, ignore, justify, or propagandize," Greenwald explained...

 

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

I highly recommend reading Necessary Illusions to anyone who wants to see how a real scholar takes the MSM apart.

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..here's the youtube version. i've started it.

Noam Chomsky Necessary Illusions