My Thoughts on William Binney’s Latest Interview (video)

by Scott Creighton

In 1971, the Lewis Powell Memo set forth a plan to remake the way the American people viewed the world and their relationships with each other.

The antiwar movement was at it’s peak. Civil rights had recently been won. The Poor People’s Movement was narrowly averted via the shooting of a great champion for civil rights.

Schools taught the real history of American Empire.

TV shows questioned our nation’s lack of a moral center which had eroded during the hollow ’50s and been burned during the revolution of the 60s.

The effort to distract the huddled masses with dreams of moonwalks and patriotic heroes rushing through space had failed.

Instead the people focused on each other, demanding social justice, the end to endless wars of aggression and a stop of covert operations of subversion both foreign and domestic.

The Lewis Powell Memo, sent to the Chamber of Commerce and the Masters of the Universe who ran it, simply stated that they had to subvert the institutions of America, the schools, the media, the government… in order to remake the thinking of the governed so that they could crush the revolution at it’s core: in the minds of the oppressed.

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“Snowden” Propagandists Deface Revolutionary War Memorial in New York

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Lee Fang, over at Greenwald’s The Intercept, writes about the new CISPA called “CISA” and all the corporations who are pushing it this month. She says they (lobbiests and congress critters) plan to have it on Obummer’s desk in no time and it seems assured that he will sign it. She also gave “Snowden” credit for defeating it last time around, which is total BS.

(CISPA is now CISA, the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act”)

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Timed perfectly to coincide with John Oliver’s half-hour of “Snowden” propaganda, a group of propaganda contractors in New York defaced Fort Greene’s Prison Ship Martyrs Monument with a bust of “Edward Snowden” a day after Oliver’s show aired and all the “alternative” and “progressive” outlets were talking about it.

New York residents awoke to find a mysterious new monument erected in a Brooklyn park on Monday morning, after a group of anonymous artists illegally installed a 100-pound bust of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Sputnik

The monument has been around for over 100 years. Buried beneath it are some of the 11,000 POWs who died while in captivity on British ships during the Revolutionary War.

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John Oliver Shilling for “Discussion” of Giving Up Constitutional Rights – #FastestSellOutEver

by Scott Creighton

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”

His shtick has already become rote and mechanical. His delivery, like an uninterested waiter reciting the specials trying way to hard to sound enthused for fear management might be watching.

Last night John Oliver cashed in his credibility like his mentor, Jon Stewart, did so many years before him.

The subject of his show, Last Week Tonight, was the surveillance state and it was the first hard to watch episode of his relatively new show that I have seen (though I have not seen many and in fact only clips of them. Never a full episode)

It was painful watching him go through the motions, inserting ridiculously unfunny “outrageous” quips in between “serious” statements of misinformation with the regularity and tedious predictability of a metronome.

Watching it I suddenly understood the function that Stewart and now Oliver serve:

“Juuuust a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down,

the medicine go dooown,

the medicine go down”

I wanted to watch the full episode this morning because I read a brief article which reviewed his show last night and it said he had “Edward Snowden” on. I thought: “well, here he goes, taking the leftie propaganda baton from Jon and he’s off and running.”

Actually, it was worse than I thought.

While watching it I decided I would try to count the lies and misinformation he peppered into his product in between the painfully unfunny “whacky” moments and ‘as ifs” ala Family Guy.

In the end John was pushing the “give up your liberty for security” mantra just like Obama did. Just like Jane Harmon did. Just like every neocon ever did. It was sickening but expected.

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West tries to use extremism for color revolutions in Russia — Federation Council speaker

from TASS News

The West uses political, ethnic and religious extremism as a geopolitical instrument, including for trying to organize “color revolutions” in Russia, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Wednesday.

“Extremism is used as a geopolitical instrument, for reshaping the spheres of influence, overthrowing regimes undesirable for some countries by the means of organizing ‘color revolutions’,” Matviyenko said. “The West makes attempts to organize them [‘color revolutions’] in Russia as well,” she added. These efforts are directed at “discrediting the authorities and destabilizing the situation in Russia, and using both extremist elements and opposition for that,” the speaker noted.

“The Russian government does not plan to embark on a course of ‘tightening screws’ and suppressing ‘dissent’,” Matviyenko stressed. “The authorities are ready for dialogue with the opposition, they will continue to develop partnership with the civil society. Such dialogue and such partnership are important,” she said. However, “it is useless to start discussions with those who works on orders from abroad, in the interests of a foreign country or foreign countries,” Matviyenko added.

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Pro-Kiev subversive group detained in east Ukraine

from TASS News Agency

The Security Ministry of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has detained members of a subversive and reconnaissance group from the pro-Kiev Aidar battalion, the ministry’s press office reported on Friday.

“The State Security Ministry has detained a subversive and reconnaissance group from the Aidar battalion, one of the cruelest Ukrainian battalions,” the local news agency LuganksInformCenter reported, citing the ministry’s statement.

The persons detained by the LPR State Security Ministry admitted they had been plotting terrorist attacks in crowded places, the ministry’s press office said.

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Joanna Rothkopf Simply Loves Google’s CIA-linked “Truthiness Ranking” Program

by Scott Creighton

“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” Ingsoc

Joanna Rothkopf is a cute young writer, just starting out in life, with a cat apparently. I wish her well.

Joanna writes for Salon magazine, the same place another propagandist named Glenn Greenwald got his big break after his career managing ‘Hairy Studs’ website petered out (hee hee)

She recently wrote a glowing article for Salon dealing with the recent news that Google is going to impose a “truthiness ranking system” on information in their web-searching program. She seems to like the idea that Google is going to silence the anti-vax crowd, the global warming critics and all those other “conspiracy theorists” out there on behalf of what Google (and the CIA) decide the truth is.

What is a “truthiness ranking system” you ask?

Well, according to Joanna, it’s just a fine and dandy way to keep misinformation and “conspiracy theories” out of the public eye and the hive mind. Because we all know what kind of damage they can do.

I tend to disagree.

Though the technology is new, the idea is as old as the hills. They used to rid society of bad thoughts by banning books. They would have big bonfires where right-thinking people like Joanna would stand around and cheer when the contradictory information went up in smoke thus insuring the rightness of their belief system would continue uncontested.

The more things change…

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The Fake “21 Coptic Christians Beheading” Video – Part 1: Timing

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: (H/T Chads) Even Fox News admits it’s a fake.

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

When 21 laborers in America die because the Obama administration has cut funding to OSHA to the point where they only have one guy to check on 50,000 job sites (yes, it’s an exaggeration, slightly), neoliberal talking heads like Bill O’Reilly get hard-ons and they call it “freedom”. Or when 21 laborers anywhere die because they can’t afford things like medicine even though they are working 50 hours a week (not an exaggeration), neoliberals like Bill start salivating at the thought of all that glorious “growth”

That’s because, as we all know by now, “Freedom” to the members of the neoliberal Washington Consensus (neocons, New Dems, (big “L”) Libertarians) means “freedom from New Deal social and economic justice reforms… and “Growth” simply means “the growth of the billionaire class’ profit margins”

So imagine my shock and awe when I heard Bill O’Reilly calling for a new “Holy War”, a new Crusades if you will, over the poorly produced video of the deaths of 21 Coptic Christian laborers in Libya at the hands of the fictitious “ISIS™”

“The Holy War is here and, unfortunately, it seems the president of the United States will be the last one to acknowledge it…I’m gonna also make a call …for every cleric in the country next Sunday, Saturday, Friday in the mosques, with the imams, to address this with their congregation and to say enough, that we people of good faith have to tell our leader to get in gear. I’d like to see every cleric in this country do that. …Let’s make that happen. And I want every pastor, every priest, every rabbi and every imam to email me personally and tell me you’re gonna do that and I’ll read as many on the air as I can.” Bill O’Reilly

Simultaneously, fake progressive sites like the Huffington Post are producing equally sophomoric propaganda pieces in support of Obama’s endless war of aggression in lock-step with those of the O’Reilly faction. Thus the true nature of the Washington Consensus becomes easier to see.

Let’s break this down just a tiny bit if we could on a few of the most basic elements of this event starting with:

Part 1: Timing

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