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Have Iran’s leaders vowed to destroy Israel?

Summary: Here we look at the basis of the “Iran plans to commit genocide” meme.  It’s at best an exaggeration, and said only once by an Iranian leader. Through repetition of the story Americans believe it to be the official national policy of Iran (yes, propaganda works).  War hawks frequently draw analogies between Iran and NAZI Germany.  Historians will note …

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More use of the big lie: shifting the blame for the housing crisis

Summary: Weakness always produces aggression by the strong, and we have chosen to be weak.  In America the mode of conflict is information.  Conservatives have worked long and hard on their information programs (aka propaganda).   Their decades of skillfully conducted work have earned large rewards, advancement of their policies to the benefit our ruling elites.  This …

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Our minds are addled, the result of skillful and expensive propaganda

Summary: Weakness always produces aggression by the strong, and we have chosen to be weak.  In America the mode of conflict is information.  Conservatives have worked long and hard on their information programs (aka propaganda).   Their decades of skillfully conducted work have earned large rewards, advancement of their policies to the benefit of our ruling elites.  Restoring …

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We are ignorant because we enjoy being lied to. Today we look at lies about the US debt.

Summary:  Much of public policy debate today consists of lies by the Right and rebuttals using simple facts, which have no effect.  It’s a losing game, as an emotionally appealing Big Lie usually wins if repeated frequently to a weak and foolish people. Today’s example, from that engine of misinformation the Zero Hedge website: While we reserve …

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In modern America we protect ourselves from truth with a bodyguard of lies

Summary:  The assassination of bin Laden is rich in lessons for America.  Here are a few.  Everyday we learn a bit more about our world and how its changing. Third in a series about bin Laden’s death.  Previous chapters: A brief note about the death of bin Laden About the strategic significance of bin Laden’s …

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