By Batiushka for The Saker Blog
Let us not live by a lie.
They used to say ‘lies’. Then it became ‘propaganda’. Then it became ‘editorial control’. We shall not disguise it. We shall call it lies. Millions of people are employed worldwide in the industry of lies, that is, in the Western news media, and hundreds of millions believe in them. At one time the Soviet Union was expert in lies. I remember the Soviet Union, where I lived and I remember one of the two main newspapers, which was called ‘Pravda’, which means ‘The Truth’. Some people read it because you knew that the truth was the opposite of what it wrote. So they just turned everything the other way round in order to try and find the truth. Indeed, reading between the lines/lies became a good way of discovering the truth.
Since the fall of the USSR, Russian newspapers now generally do tell the truth. However, the role of ‘Pravda’ has been taken on by Western State mouthpieces, that is, by Western newspapers and their media in general. These are basically controlled all over the Westernised world, from Canada to New Zealand, from Japan to Poland, by six commercial organisations which all have the same Fascistic ideology and parrot the same lies. True, the Western media were always inclined that way, but today their lies have been developed systematically and even more laughable than before. The few last honest journalists seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Let us take a look at specific Western types of lieing in the context of the ongoing Allied liberation of the Ukraine from Nazism.
1. The Art of Reporting the Opposite of the Truth
‘The Russians have suffered massive losses’. ‘The Russians have shelled a maternity hospital/a school/civilians’. ‘Russians are using Ukrainian civilians as human shields’. ‘Russian troops are raping women’. ‘Russians commit atrocities’. ‘Russian State media report difficulties’. ‘Twenty Russian generals have been killed’. ‘Russia has gone bankrupt’. Generally speaking, with this purely Soviet technique, all you have to do is to change the words ‘Russians’ to ‘Ukrainians’, ‘Russian’ to ‘Ukrainian’, and ‘Russia’ to ‘Ukraine’. Then you can find out the truth.
2. The Art of Distraction or Not Reporting Anything Unfavourable to the West
You will only very rarely hear about Russian victories and Ukrainian losses in the Western media. They prefer to report some irrelevant and absurd celebrity scandal instead. This distraction, the absence of real journalism, is in reality a form of censorship. However, if they do report a minor Russian success, they will always qualify it with the words ‘This has not been independently verified’. This is an attempt to discredit the statement regardless of truth, because it is unfavourable to the West.
3. The Art of Smearing Your Enemies
‘Putin is dying of cancer’. ‘He is mentally ill, ‘crazy’’. These statements make us laugh. Clearly, they actually refer not to the Russian President, but to various Western leaders, Biden, Johnson etc. Putin will be there long after these clowns have been forced to resign or have disappeared.
4. The Art of Translation or Speaking in Code
The Western media speak in code in order to disguise the truth. Unfortunately, many are unable to translate that code. Here are some examples:
‘The International Community’ (formerly ‘The Free World’) = the Western Fascist bloc, representing (only not really representing) one-eighth of the world population.
The rules-based International order = the Neo-Nazi rules imposed by Western threats on the vast majority of the world.
The World Bank = The US-run Bank.
IMF = International Mammon Fund.
WEF = World Economic Fascism
UNO = US-run Nazi Order.
NATO = North American Terrorist Organisation.
NGO = Nazis – GO.
The Ukrainian government = the US-installed Kiev terrorist regime/Fascist junta.
The Annexation of the Crimea = The Return of the Crimea to Russia by overwhelming vote in favour by democratic referendum.
The SBU = the Secret Brutal Unit (the Kiev Secret Police – a sub-branch of the CIA).
The Ukrainian Army = US-backed separatist terrorists.
Russian-backed separatists = Ukrainian freedom-fighters.
The Russians have invaded the Ukraine = The Russians are liberating the Ukraine at the request of oppressed Ukrainians.
The Ukraine has lost Lisichansk = Russia has liberated Lisichansk.
Ukrainian forces have made a tactical withdrawal = Ukrainian forces have been routed and are fleeing for their lives.
Ukrainian forces are counter-attacking = Defeated Ukrainian forces are dreaming of counter-attacking.
Game-changing Western arms = Already destroyed Western arms.
Above we have called the types of Western media lies ‘arts’. However, in truth, perhaps we should have called them ‘sciences’, for the techniques of these lies are now so uncreative but so developed that a scientific textbook could be written on them. No doubt readers can add many, many other examples to the above shortlist to illustrate this point. Together perhaps we could even establish a dictionary of lies. This would be a useful handbook for those who love the truth.
At this point we should mention that the old Soviet newspaper ‘Pravda’ was a very popular newspaper. Not because people read it, but because you could not buy toilet paper in the USSR. As the price of paper goes up in Europe, because one of the main sources of paper is Russia and that is now in short supply, as supply has been limited by anti-Russian sanctions. Now it looks as though Western newspapers will also become very popular.
“for the techniques of these lies are now so uncreative but so developed that a scientific textbook could be written on them.”
Many scientific textbooks are written. From Pavlovs conditioned reflexes to Skinner and Bandura social conditioning to whatever wanna call it this days, a baxilion textbooks on how to best scientifically manipulate people have been written.
Let us not forget infamous Edward Bernays and his about 100 years old classics.
The USA and their Nazi past.
“In the 1920s, Joseph Goebbels became an avid admirer of Bernays and his writings – despite the fact that Bernays was a Jew. When Goebbels became the minister of propaganda for the Third Reich, he sought to exploit Bernays’ ideas to the fullest extent possible. For example, he created a “Fuhrer cult” around Adolph Hitler.
Bernays learned that the Nazis were using his work in 1933, from a foreign correspondent for Hearst newspapers. He later recounted in his 1965 autobiography”
Pavlov’s research is basically the mechanism by which a baby learns words. The best example being colors.
Point at color (induces the state)
say the name of the color (introduce the stimulus)
later, saying the name of the color (applying the stimulus) recalls the emotional state (seeing the color).
Good article, referring to the “Annexation of Crimea” In 2014, the West called Crimea’s secession from Ukraine and then joining Russia an “annexation” and began an aggressive anti-Russian policy. But was it annexation from a legal point of view? The author of this article, Wolfgang Bittner, proves that there is not, referring, among other things, to the lawyer and legal philosopher Reinhard Merkel. It was not Russia that violated international law, but Ukraine.
The general public will swallow anything:
Weapons of Mass Destruction
You remind me of the joke “There are news in the Pravda and truths in the Izvestia but impossible to find truth in the Pravda and news in the Izvestia”. Now, it’s a Western joke.
I often read Western news with that sad joke in mind.
I also remember of my idea “Luckily, I live in the West where I am not subjected to propaganda.” Now I wonder if the communist propaganda was as bad as the one I’m submitted to.
There is a war that may go nuclear each passing day. We’re being told to worry about the trans rights and abortion. They are treated as way more important than eating a nuclear mushroom.
I do feel bad about that.
Ironic how it seems like a good-cop bad-cop role reversal with the ignorant masses being played by both sides
The Sovjet propaganda as I remember it was more exaggerated. “The fight against the capitalistic empiricists exploitation and suppression of the working class, who are united in the communist manifest das kapital”.
“The capitalist swine sucking profits from the sweat of the working class”.
Come on now Tommy, that’s not correct.
I’m old enough to remember the anti-Soviet propaganda from the West and it was pure misinformation.
As for today, anti-Russia propaganda is ridiculous, out performing anything from history. It’s as though they have software designed to churn out nonsense in a continuous stream.
The worst propaganda was Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe…. Stimme der DDR was also very annoying.
The difference in this millenium is that people believe what they hear.
BBC World Service was very strange. One night they could send an hour about cricket in Zimbabwe… What was the future for cricket after the fall of Rhodesia?
Apparently listeners around the world contacted BBC and asked what cricket was. So the next night they had an hour long program explaining cricket…
Who are the capitalists?
Why, those who provide capital.
In other words, bankers.
Who financed the communist revolution?
Talk about controlled opposition.
Right you are.
“They hate us for our freedom” is a much easier sell.
Yesterday I was reading a very insightful article about human stupidity. It was a letter written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer during the last years of Nazi Germany.
Me too, but it was another article.
Albert Einstein had this quote on stupidity…. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
Site? When one finds good stuff and shares link, it can educate more people.
Try this: Bonhoeffer’s Theory of Stupidity – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Bonhoeffer-s-Theory-of-Stupidity.shtml
More recent and humourous article on human stupidity: http://harmful.cat-v.org/people/basic-laws-of-human-stupidity/
Well in reality I think in essence the ‘artistic’ thing is the Z-plan (military, economicaly & politicaly) is liberating the world as a whole from the real toxic ‘virus’ but just many people (mainly located in Western Circus) cannot realize it yet… ‘It’s harder to convince someone to be wrong than to prove them wrong…’
Just take the time but please be aware of the responsability and finnish the job.
– Artigo genial.
Aqui no Brasil, uma colônia do Império das mentiras, a mentira é o padrão dos jornais, redes de televisão e revistas.
Telejornais é impossivel de assistir, algo que não faço há 20 anos. Não há jornalismo e sim as mentiras mais deslavadas.
Jornais, só se for para limpar bosta de cachorro. Por conta disso, a geração dos anos 90 e 2000 é evangélica, (seitas fundamentalistas auto intituladas cristãs), de extrema direita, e majoritariamente simpatizantes de facistas, torturadores e assassinos fardados.
Pastores “evanjegues” aqui no brasil, são aliados de primeira hora de oligarcas facistas e também das matanças perpetradas contra negros e pobres favelados.
Esses pastores já ocupam importantes cargos públicos, em todos os níveis da federação…
…e, EURECA, a principal arma deles é a mentira e o falso moralismo. Falsos profetas, adoradores do deus-dinheiro.
Há uma imensa turba nesse país totalmente ignorantizada pela mentira. Gente bovina, muitos dos quais no serviço público, defendendo a redução do tamanho do Estado. Quando perdem o emprego, atribuem o fato a deuses. Não conseguem ligar as pontas soltas.
Enfim, há 522 anos os saqueadores europeus chegaram e conquistaram essa colônia de mais de 8.000.000 de km², (fomos doutrinados a chamar esse evento de “descobrimento do Brasil”). Até hoje nunca tivemos um estado soberano e, devido a Instituiçao da Mentira e do mau caratismo, me parece que teremos de esperar por muito tempo.
Abraços a todos.
Não leio, não ouço, não assisto e não repercuto a mídia corporativa há anos. Minha sanidade agradece.
Google translate from mod:
I do not read, I do not hear, I have not watched and have not repercussions the corporate media for years. My sanity thanks you.
We are together.
The first word of the US Constitution is a lie. There is no “We.” The methods by which “The Empire of Chaos, Lies & Murder” convinced the entire world otherwise should be studied and documented, and then read by all future generations with the hope that they might insulate themselves from the manipulation of satanists, sodomites and pagans.
“We the people” means “We the rich white men”.
When was the last time you saw ignorant and illiterate masses even formulate a plan to free themselves or the rest of the world? They are more than willing to be sheep led to the slaughter just so long as they are entertained and distracted up until that “oh shit” moment and the lights go out.
There was this one time: the revolt of Spartacus. he was not literate and his people where poor and not educated BUT they wanted to think for themself.
Propaganda was also much weaker then.
They almost took out ROME and it’s Empire. Won a lot of battles because he was not educated in the art of war but was not a fool.
Mich closer to our days the China political system looks interesting.
people select “good” people from them self to become the first level political leaders.
But the rest of the selection process is out of the hands of the “uneducated” people.
The higher levels of leadership are obtained ONLY by results in improvements of the poor and uneducated.
This way an very poor orphan boy named XiJinPing reached the top of the power system. hence it is possible.
When was the last time a poor boy made it to be the president of US, or Germany or UK or EU?
When was any Western policy better for the poor and uneducated and bad for the “elite” rich or “master/doctorate” degree kind of people.
Then there is this “Mandate from heaven” concept: the ruler can make almost any abuse BUT only for the benefit of the larger parts of the poor and undeducated people.
Break this “mandate of heaven” and the poor have the right to put you down.
The poor people have a basic decent understanding of good and eveil that is much harder to pervert than and educated people.
However propangand made all people belive they are educated.
And a related joke:
A rich madam and her poor uneducated servant had a hard time opening a new kind of can.
The rich madame said that she will go to the University library to study the problem ask a teacher and come back with a solution.
Indeed she come back after 5 hours with a learned potential solution for opening the can.
But to her stupor the servant had already opened the can and ate the content.
The Madame ashed how the servant did it:
– You see Madame, when you do NOT know how to read you must use your BRAIN :D
It is often said that the worst enemy of the working class is the working class.
Western white civilization in two millennia built a society where everything is a lie, the only true thing should be wealth and racial privileges.
Wealth is already doubtful because it is made out of thin air and privileges give what may be their last battle because humanity says no to parasitism.
You only have to look at the case of the United Kingdom, they put a drunk (and probable drug addict) in power and you can’t kick him in the butt and throw him in the trash because of the interests behind him.
But as the newspapers became digital they’ll have to use their fingers.
“So they just turned everything the other way round in order to try and find the truth. Indeed, reading between the lines/lies became a good way of discovering the truth.”
The so-called mainstream news is the worst media I know but it is wrong to compare it with Pravda. The msn news yesterday covered Medvedev’s “wrath of God” remarks like Pravda never would have in the reverse situation. Putin’s most recent major speech was covered by the NYT representative in Moscow without cutting out any of the hard or strong statements. There’s no comparison. Criticism of media works like a double-edged sword: If the critic accuses falsely, he demonstrates that he exemplifies what he/she is accusing someone else of.
Alexander Solzenitsyn in his non-English version of his books pointed out who the Bolsheviks were and they were mostly Khazarian Mafia (KM). This is a 1,000 year plus war by the KM against Russia, Russian Christians and the Russian Orthodox Church. The KM killed 25+ million Russian and Ukrainian Christians over the Bolshevik and Stalin years.
Bojo is getting the axe because he failed. As soon as Russia and Putin decided enough of the shelling of DPR and LPR, the British real leadership went in a panic. Nathaniel Rothschild screamed at all the British politicians that they must stop Putin and Russia. I guess that is not working out too well. The UK has puppet politicial parties. The Rothschilds own the Bank of England, the UK and the royal family.
An excellent summary on screwed-up intellectualism and it’s dire consequences. By using a contemporary illustration of S. Freud’s defence mechanism “projection,” seeing the political fall-out is obvious now. It’s utterance always appears like a self indictment of sorts, especially when seen on a grand scale of world disorder.
As funny as it seems, it’s truth is self evident and the effects are profound.
Psychoanylytic theory isn’t quite dead yet. If only the Maestro could read this now.
This modern day media accelerated during the break up of Yugoslavia and starkly similiar to the Russian Ukrainian War with out right lies and untruths.
“ Serbia invaded Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina” It was the JNA authorized by the Yugoslav leadership made up of all nationalities to quell the rebellions and attacks on JNA barracks in Slovenia ans Croatia.
“ Serbia lost four wars” Serbia never fought in any wars only offering some paramilitary support. Serbia did fight in Kosovo and overwelmingly defeated the KLA and kept NATO at bay.
“The Butcher of the Balkans, Slobodan Milosevic” Main stream media stole this terminology from Andrija Artukovic who was the minister of the Nazi Ustase State in Croatia during World War 2, The True Butcher of the Balkans. He was allowed tio escape Yugoslavia and allowed entry into the U.S by the FBI.
“ The Serbs ‘retreated” from operation storm in Croatia while the Croats and Bosniaks were ethnically cleansed”
No need to discuss the Hague Tribunals where the dockets were full of Serbs while most of the Bosnian Muslims and Croats went out the back door. It was the same during the Communist show trials in Yugoslavia during 1945.
The funny thing is even when the empire of lies own forces were attacked , there was still a major cover up. The Medak pocket in Croatia the Canadian UN army came under heavy fire where there was casualties. The Serbs were blamed in some cases and the the Croatian Generals were exhonerated.https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/battle-of-medak-pocket
We then have the fakse bombing, false civilian massacres and blame game.
Staged massacre of Buscha in Ukraine, the markdale massacre in Sarajevo from “Bosnian Serbs” the Racak massacre in Kosovo and OSCE confirmation of William Walker, a spy.
The outright lies and propoganda on the loss of Russian armor, generals and infantry by the Fake News media but particularly the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
During the Kosovo War NATO bragged how they degraded the Serbian military by 80 to 90 percent. To the shock of NATO after UN resolution 1244 was signed, Serbian tanks rolled out fully in tact! https://www.newsweek.com/kosovo-cover-160273?amp=1
The bombing, they discovered, was highly accurate against fixed targets, like bunkers and bridges. “But we were spoofed a lot,” said one team member. The Serbs protected one bridge from the high-flying NATO bombers by constructing, 300 yards upstream, a fake bridge made of polyethylene sheeting stretched over the river. NATO “destroyed” the phony bridge many times. Artillery pieces were faked out of long black logs stuck on old truck wheels. A two-thirds scale SA-9 antiaircraft missile launcher was fabricated from the metal-lined paper used to make European milk cartons. “It would have looked perfect from three miles up,” said a MEAT analyst.
“The team found dozens of burnt-out cars, buses and trucks–but very few tanks. When General Clark heard this unwelcome news, he ordered the team out of their helicopters: “Goddammit, drive to each one of those places. Walk the terrain.” The team grubbed about in bomb craters, where more than once they were showered with garbage the local villagers were throwing into these impromptu rubbish pits. At the beginning of August, MEAT returned to Air Force headquarters at Ramstein air base in Germany with 2,600 photographs. They briefed Gen. Walter Begert, the Air Force deputy commander in Europe. “What do you mean we didn’t hit tanks?” Begert demanded. Clark had the same reaction. “This can’t be,” he said. “I don’t believe it.” Clark insisted that the Serbs had hidden their damaged equipment and that the team hadn’t looked hard enough.”
So now we are to believe the “expert” war analysis by General Wesley Clark on CNN when he was completely outclassed by both Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladić and then Čolonel Pavković of the Priština Corps in Kosovo.
Yes i remember the brave fight the Serbs put up,biggest mistake they made was pulling their military out of Kosovo,they should have made those Nato cowards fight a ground war,i don’t think they would have had the guts,but what makes me sad is that there were Serbs who turned their own military and political leadership over to that Reich court in the Hague,to me there is only one word for that and its treason,no ifs no buts.
There is nothing worse in jurisprudence than prosecuting someone you know is innocent.
The Serbs were much admired because they were the small nation of people who stood up to empires and the Nazis in defense of freedom and democratic rights. They were enslaved for 4 centuries due to the British Empire supporting the Ottomans to keep Russia out of the Mediterranean. In every conflict Serbia was on the side of the West But suddenly, and dramatically, they were being viewed as the “new Nazis” and the pariahs of the Western world while the Ustase state was rehabilitated as the “freedom fighters” like the Banderites in Ukraine. What happened? What is it that caused this turn of events? And why did Yugoslavia as a country fall apart? What’s left is a group of rump states, many of them economic basket cases, and all the old hatreds and the venom of the past have resurfaced with a vengeance. The West needed this hatred which will last for the next 100 years. They use this to divide and rule as they are using the same method in Ukraine where Russian Orthodox is pitted against the Catholic Nazis in Ukraine.
All that happened with respect to Yugoslavia, for most people, has somehow disappeared down an Orwellian memory hole. The remnants of the country in the form of new states present ongoing problems, but for the most part they are brushed away with the disdain of “old Balkan squabbles.” There’s of course the festering issue of Kosovo – once a heroic cause for the West – and now an embarrassment, at least for those who paid attention, since the Kosovo Albanians in March of 2004 conducted their version of Kristallnacht, thereby revealing themselves as the real “new Nazis.” The Kosovo issue is far from resolution and may still lead to hostilities with Serbia. Moreover, as time goes by, the undying Albanian dream of creating a “Greater Albania” may very well plunge this area into a series of Lebensraum wars with neighboring states. Will the West act (support Nazism which the Albanians were during WWII ) the same way as they are doing in Ukraine now. Will they supply weapons to Kosovo Albanians who are human organ sellers, white slave traders and mafia of Europe. The pattern is there everywhere the west set foot they made deals with the criminal element.
Anyone who gets their news from the MSM still resides in the Matrix.
You’re in another Matrix if you think that. You could not know Biden’s objectives in Ukraine unless you carefully read his NYT opinion piece, but you are referring there to just news. Many things are clearer or opened up by reading opposing or contrasting sources. For example, I read in the MSM of Governors in Eastern Ukraine that are quoted saying harsh things about the Russians and trying to laud the Ukrainian army’s exploits. Only then am I able to wonder how monolithically Russian are things, really, in the East? From faraway, I thought they were all like the late Aleksandr Zakharchenko in their perspective (granted there can’t be many with his personal valor).
Here’s just one of many similar examples: “‘Yes, they have an order of magnitude more forces and means,’ Luhansk’s military governor, Serhiy Haidai, said on Wednesday, referring to Russia’s artillery advantage. But he argued that the situation was changing.” – NYT (7/7/22). The authorities in the last two major cities conquered by Russia also were anti-Russian. This is understood, but who will give us the full picture of the mix there, of how many are Russian and how many side with Ukraine?
You may glean some of that from the MSM reports; a source like the NYT could even give you the full picture on a good day, like they did with the situation in the last major city that fell to or was liberated by Russia. The NYT reported – before – that most people there were Russians who distrusted Ukraine’s government and believed the Russian “propaganda” they heard on the radio all the time. It verified that Ukrainian soldiers had indeed stolen cars from houses there! That’s the NYT news I subscribe to.
You have to be very critical and well informed to read between the lines of Western Mass media.
In my case, If I would source all my information from Clarin & La Nación in Argentina, I would be in their matrix without a chance to understand Argentina’s real facts/problems. This two papers are evil beyond imagination.
If you are able to understand Ukraine reading the NYT, good for you.
I stick to various Telegram channels, this blog, Martyanov, Moon of Alabama,Larry Johnson, Russtrat….in matters of Russia & Ukraine.
Cheers from an Argentinian in France.
I visit Clarin too now and then. It gave news on the iskander missile and how it works that I didn’t read anywhere else, but I know what you mean. If I only read the NYT, I would be mostly disinformed. The point about sources is not to stick to one side of the story or just one source. I don’t really “trust.” “Follow the logic” is the motto I like.
You do know that the Ukrainian government in Kiev appointed the governors of the breakaway republics, right? This is one of the major issues Luhansk and Donetsk had with Kiev; they wanted to appoint / elect their own governors.
The really impressive thing about the fabrications here in the West is the sheer thoroughness and number. MSM is a semi failure. Too over the top. As for thinking that the stuff can be adsorbed and not be effective, not all the lies will be picked up on owing to the number. A vanity to think that they can all be sorted out because some of it is understood to be fabrication. Lacking an outside source that offers an alternative viewpoint, the best is to give the liars no attention.
The journalists who expose lies and tell the truth languish in exile or in a UK or USA jails or in exile in Moscow. The truth about why they are jailed or exiled is never reported, and if facts should contradict the dominant narrative they are quickly removed, and any evidence that is presented and found to be false is never updated. I have written endless letters asking the powers that be to investigate the constant lies in the Canadian Media. The letter I get back from the ombudsman tells me that they will share my concern with the editors. I tell the ombudsman that this is like sending a letter of complaint from the chickens to the CEO of the Kentucky Fried Chicken. I asked the ombudsman, “what exactly is your job if not to investigate the validity of the information used by the CBC as news.
He ignores my concerns when I tell CBC has a duty to inform, not to confirm. To inform they must tell the truth, I tell him. To confirm, they must provide verifiable evidence. I tell him that CBC has a duty to examine the cause not on a micro level but on the macro level as what we report is a product of our society, of our education system, of our family life and of the world that CBC represents. This is what needs to be examined. The truth is a social matter, and so is its presentation. He ignores my concerns, and to him, I’m just a voice in the wind of lies as I attempt to reason with him.
The truth may be generated by social procedures and structures that is verifiable, and so are lies. Truth and lies are things that can be verified or at least corroborated by evidence. Truth implies an obligation to say that what happened did indeed happen. It is never one-sided as CBC would have us believe and as CBC present it on national news. You ask me to provide the time and the clip that I am referring to. Every day we are inundated on CBC with unverifiable clips of rape, shootings of civilians, damaged buildings, and children in distress and this is attributed to the Russian forces when we know that such propaganda has been manipulated for the past 200 years to serve the national narrative of the side producing such information. These presentations are never verified, but are used to inflame emotion rather than the mental processes. Even my ten-year-old grandson knows that the truth is the first casualty in war.
CBC presence continues unverified information as the news, material that can be manufactured by a cell phone or in a propaganda studio to serve a narrative that the government wants us to support. This narrative is then supported by dubious characters whose reputation is questionable and CBC never provides a balanced response or a counter view which exists in every conflict. CBC presents one consistent narrative good guys vs bad guys, never verifying who is good and who is bad by using credible sources of information. Sir there are different accounts of ‘‘truth’’ or differing ‘‘truths’’ and this should be presented provided these are verifiable.
Fighting Nazis and protecting democracy and waging peace are not things that sell weapons, American wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, where several million people were killed does. How many examples do you need?
You know just as well as I do that the person responsible for this war are people with whom you and I so peaceably co-existed here in Canada. The same ones whose children and grandchildren were fed forgetfulness about the nature of the regime which killed so many millions in pursuit of the ambitions of one of the most odious ideologies of all humanity – Nazism. CBC seems to have forgotten that as well and its, I assume, your responsibility that CBC provides facts that are verified.
One example of many, I am shocked and dismayed how my tax dollars are spent by CBC to celebrate, in a series of photos, the lowest life form “Wali” the Canadian sniper a blowhard with questionable, simplistic moral code, or a reptilian with a nonexistent morality.
My grandchildren are interested in what is going on in the world. On nightly news CBC provides almost incredibly satanic version of cancel culture and celebrates by omission that it is OK to lie, its OK to kill, its OK over the last 8 years to kill 14,000 women and children in the Donbas without a word from CBC.
CBC news in reports by anchors like McNicol and Suhana who are historical illiterates and half-educated readers that daily erase the fact in what they report with fabrication, that itself is a lie”. Representing “Wali” the sniper who has joined the Nazis in Ukraine as Canada’s hero must shame Terry Fox, Banting and Best and all the young men who fought the Nazis and died at Dieppe and Normandy. He got rid of me by not responding.
Seems to me that lying is a specialty in rhetoric. It is also a very low form, depending on illusion, deception, and appeals to emotion. It works, but betrays the audience…and thus it works only for a time.
I note that rhetoric, proper formal rhetoric, has long been nearly absent from the western syllabus…if this were not so, then propaganda and lies would not work so well…and Bernays came in as rhetoric departed the academy…a coincidence of interest. In my experience it was an elective 2 semester upper division class that students feared and tended to avoid.
Persons who are versed in rhetoric almost immediately discover the lies and understand the attempted deception…and naturally then tend to deconstruct the offering to prise out the truth and the character of the speaker. A good example of this is to be found in Klemperer’s I Wii Bear Witness (V1 &2) in which he deconstructs the German nazi propaganda claims about great victories in the East…
The justification for studying R is that it will be used against you anyway, so be well-armed in advance.
There a fair wiki on rhetoric.
The Sri Lankan government under Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been attempting to ram ESG standards on his country and there are massive protests that have been going on for months. (Basically like the Netherlands and now Poland, but for much longer.)
Now he apparently went hat in hand to Putin asking for help with oil imports and a line of credit. Supposedly it was a “fruitful discussion”.
Putin needs to tell the WEF stooge Rajapaksa to pound sand and Rajapaksa needs to resign. If Putin never provides help to Sri Lanka until after Rajapaksa leaves then that would be further proof Putin is fighting Davis. FWIW last year Aeroflot suspended service to Sri Lanka too.
IMF = I’m “[email protected]”
SBU = Secret Bastards of Ukraine
Bravo, Batiushka. I will translate your “code” to decode the lies of the US Empire and its European lapdogs into Polish and post it on a few independent blogs. The least I can do.
Ukraine, a sovereign country = puppet regime controlled by Americans
Ukraine, a democratic country=country with extra-judicial killings and cultural repression sponsored by US$
Russia, an autocracy=Russia, a country whose president is an elected ‘despot’ in a widely unchallenged election
Unprovoked attack=Military operation after 15 years of patient negotiations
International order=Not abiding by Minks accords and UN resolution
Brutal invasion=response to shelling peace-keepers
Ukrainian people=people on the terrein of the Soviet Union, formerly 50% Russian
Spontaneous revolution=US$ sponsored right-wing coup
Oy vey this is another Batiushka classic. And the Solzhenitsyn quote makes it even more ironic.
Russian newspapers now generally do tell the truth — Source: Trust me bro.
There’s thousands of news organization sites in the “west”, literally don’t have time to check all of them if you wanted. But they are all lying — source: Trust me bro.
It’s literally wartime, except one country doesn’t even allow to call it a war, hmm makes you think. Nevertheless nobody has absolute concrete information about combat situations and what individual soldiers are doing. Don’t be like Batiushka and think one is side is taken at face value and other side is scum, literally 100% lies. Nobody knows the exact truth, it makes sense everything is reported with a bias. [Removed by mod.]
Technology beginning of the “hive mind” .. control of thinking stuff is now into warp speed Chinese ancient practices were/are cultivated to pivot into a balance the chaos
During the 30 year phase of the War of Independence (1968 – 1998) from british colonial rule in the North of Ireland, Irish nationalists and Republicans used to say “If you don’t know what the f*ck is going on in Ireland you must be reading British newspapers watching brit TV or listening to brit radio”
The britz brainwashed a very gullible and compliant British public back home to believe that “their boys” were in Ireland on some kind of peace keeping mission to stop a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. The fact is that Irish nationalists are Catholic by religion while the British colonists / unionists are Protestant. It would be like saying that the war in Ukraine is a sectarian war between Ukrainian Catholics and Russian Orthodox people. The britz persisted with this massive lie and misrepresentation of the truth throughout the war. They even euphemistically called it “The Troubles” as if to say that having an army of occupation of up to 30,000 heavily armed troops with the back up of a 12,500 strong RUC the colonial paramilitary police force and 8000 strong local militia called the Ulster Defence Regiment (the hated UDR) to keep over 650,000 Nationalists down was not a war. The UDR by the way was part of the brit army like Azov regiment is part of the Ukronazi forces. Most of them had strong links with or were active members of loyalist terrorist organisations like the UDA, UVF and PAF who in turn were used as death squads by the brit army and MI6. The brit army employed over 200 people in the war zone to disseminate their propaganda to an unquestioning brit media and to control the narrative to the outside world and their often far more objective and cynical journalists. For example when loyalist death squads went into Nationalist areas of Belfast and murdered Nationalist civilians they were under the protection of the brit army and UDR who provided their weapons and covered their escape. The murder of Nationalists by brit death squads was covered very vaguely in an attempt to downplay loyalist terrorist involvement but when an IRA intelligence unit tracked down and eliminated the loyalist perpetrators the brit media cried that it was “tit for tat killings in the ongoing sectarian war” again trivialising the actions of Republican volunteers in defending their beleaugued community. The major part of the IRA’s actions were directed at the brit army, UDR, RUC and MI6 undercover agents but the legitimate target list included informers, loyalist paramilitaries, prison guards, politicians and criminals. I never really understood why the lying propaganda merchants of the MSM were not included on the IRA’s death list.
Anyhow that’s why I unreservedly support the RF’s SMO in “Ukraine” and the liberation of the long suffering ethnic Russian people of the LPR and DPR and those living in the rest of the former Ukraine.
Very true, but it was not just the british public who were lied to, the rest of the irish in the 26 counties were treated, by self-serving politicians and media, to similar lies about the struggle for justice and freedom from british tyranny. Today the wonderful irish are like the rest of the “sophisticated” mutts throughout the western world – no interest in hearing any truths apart from msm. Totally americanised and very well “educated”, their lives are about amassing status as in the empty image created by the part of town one lives in, the latest suvs, the big screen hanging from the wall, the weekend “breaks”, the job with kpmg or google, “recreational” snorting, and on and on. At all costs contact, whether actual or visual, with the homeless and discarded must be avoided. We threw away or so-called independence and betrayed those who fought for same, all for money and for the lieing politicians to be in with the big guys. Next will be nato (as per the traitor, and wef trained, vice-pm, but neutrality has not existed for a long time, c.f. ceding our airports the usa in their illegal renditions and lately talking crap about “supporting ukraine”. Very sad and not much on view to give confidence that the young generations can reverse the decadence.
Useful terms> white propaganda / grey propaganda / black propaganda.
Interesting searchterm> “sefton delmer”
wiki on propaganda has sources, and it ain’t bad.
It was not just Bernays and his nazi colleagues…the Brits (one might say “cryptonazis!”) were very good at this art…they managed to create an imaginary and vast army in the mind of “Mr H and his cohort”…this enabled Churchill to decide whether or not D-Day would end in disaster or not.
They fooled senior nazis into believing that there was a clandestine radio transmitter inside the Greater nazi whatever spaces.
Since the cables were laid they read every telegram. Knowing enables lying…spies enable propaganda…
One interesting feature of propaganda – when truth is propaganda… sometimes it is. It depends upon who says and why…and invites the inquiry as to what might have been left out…sometimes nothing was left out.
“Western newspapers will become very popular “. Unfortunately, they will only have online editions.
The Berlin band Herbst In Peking (HIP) made a complete summary of this in 1993:
If found it while reading this, and found a lucky lough for the rest of the night…..
In my little hometown in the early 70s one could read Pravda and Izvestija in the library. A small town with heavy industry. Some people could read and understand russian. You could read both sides and get an opinion.
Now all news from Russia is blocked. An “expert” on state TV explains for you what Russia and Putin is saying and doing. Very democratic. Welcome to the free world!
Excellent once again and just what I have been thinking, how to get more belligerent in tone in calling fascism out as it manifests as the life blood of this thing called ? the West, or the USA. Wow, some great sentences up there, I have to go back and read that again, actually I like this author in general so much may just go print out his major lines, these are grand thoughts and to the heart of the issues. Another great piece I printed out was that WW3 for Dummies, LOL, ya gotta keep a sense of humor about the frankenstien absurd nature of so many daily realities. These days. There are so many aspects of the USA or moments in history that paint the entire history as red, white and blue Nazi’s, certainly it seems modern Corporate America has taken it to a new level of organization, and now almost put it on auto pilot, let the AI play it out. All the worst German Gestapo became the newly organized US ‘intelligence’ agencies. Along with some of the worst of the Japanese who they pulled out of some hell hole in China. The ‘worst’ people, that is us, immoral, no conscience, you got a job ! Secret Service. To whom god only knows? Who the F or what the F is running this Walking Dead Man Empire, Who are the core Nazi’s ? are they the Kazarians. The Rentiers. We take a %. Magical Money. Unearned Income. Then there are the general traits, like rabidly opposed to workers rights and wages and all that, or rabidly anti Socialist, pro Corporate interests, everything for the Corporation. Profits. oh, oh, something outside, gotta go take a look.
Stories of good lies and indoctrination by the government.
An example. A former collegue said he had a few years left to “be employed by the state”… Meaning retirement. Pension.
Well… I told him pension is his own money. Not the states.
In our country we have insurance and we have pension. Two different things. If you get ill or have an accident that prevents you from work you get paid monthly by the insurance.
The insurance is valid until you are 65 years old.
You can take out your pension full time before 65. This means that you can get both pension and money from the insurance at the same time for a couple of years. A great improvemt in living standard since both systems sucks…
People don’t believe me!
They really think it is the government in it’s kindness that gives you pension…
And they don’t understand the meaning of insurance.
Is there any cure for slave mentality? Or stupidity? How did this stupidity happen?
I think it is long time indoctrination. Repeat a message… “employed by the state”… it starts as a joke.
And in this “pandemic” the new message is “trust the authorities”… And people trust and feel safe.
Except for a fringe minority such as “uneducatet people”. Immigrants. “Right wing extremists”. “Old white men in rural areas”. The same ones that also hate women and are “climate deniers”. An expert also claimed old white men are deniers of “everyday”. OK…
Young people can’t even do simple math… I gave the young man in the grocery shop 30 and expected to get 8 back. The cost was 22. He had to use the calculator… My God!
Speaking of God. It was a tradition to finnish school for the summer holiday in the church. This is now put to an end. The kids could be afraid of the church! Better and safer to have a little ceremony in the classroom.
Can we have a little Z please! We need it urgently.
”The International Community=Comintern”.
As i found it in the Russian book “1001 Анекдоты” (1001 Jokes)
“Нет правда в <>,и нет известия в <>”
(Nyet pravda v <>, i nyet izvestiya v <>)
There is no truth in “News” and no news in “Truth”
What you do is cut up the newsprint in question into appropriate size.
Then, as you contemplate your place in this universe and the inevitable circle of life, you crumble about 1-10 slices of said material in your palm for a minute or so.
Alles in ordnung.
The problem actually with the western newspapers is that they are not made of paper, they are on the internet, and this either serve as to go the toilet.
Loved it ! & had a smile…
We in our free western democratic world, live in a George Orwell “1984” world in 2020’s …