By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, June 13, 2021
I stated in earlier articles that we are subjected – more often than we might imagine – to news articles that were entirely fictitious, reporting on news events that either never occurred, or where the description bore no resemblance to the actual event.
One of the most common ploys is to fabricate an event – usually an atrocity tale of some nature – and use an unrelated and misleading photo as evidence. CNN is famous for this tactic and, when challenged, invariably offers one of two responses: (a) ‘Okay, so we accidentally mis-captioned a photo. Big deal.”, or (b) “It doesn’t matter. The photo was editorially relevant.” These are not accidental; they serve as vital evidence for the fabricated story, and depend immensely on the ignorance of Americans and Westerners generally.
One of many that may be well-known was the flurry of stories of Chinese policemen brutalising the poor Tibetans (again). But a close look at the photo reveals that neither the policemen nor the ‘victims’ were ethnic Chinese but were Nepalese, clearly in Nepal police uniforms. The videos and still shots were produced by the CIA from their Disney-scripted propaganda narrative meant to increase worldwide disaffection for China. It was entirely a made-in-Hollywood fabricated action scene. No such event had ever occurred.
Cropping, Cutting and Pasting
A quick glance at this photo clearly indicates the options available by simple cropping, whether that photo is staged or genuine.
This photo fills an empty stadium with fans. The US is famous (CNN, the White House) for cutting and pasting a photo of full seats at the UN when a US official gives an ideological speech to a nearly-empty house. The White House does the same in reverse too, pasting in a photo of an empty assembly room when Iran’s President gives a speech to a full house. Keep in mind that the Western media “have no obligation to tell the truth”.
One of the more famous was the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in Tahrir Square, ostensibly celebrating the freeing of Iraqis from tyranny. The cropped photos and video released by the CIA and Pentagon showed a number of Iraqi citizens pulling on ropes tied to the statue, eventually bringing it crashing to the ground. It was a pathetic, but successful, fabrication. The Square had been cleared and a crane brought in, from which the ropes were tied to the statue. Then, a group of Iraqis pulled on the ropes while the crane pushed the statue off its pedestal, at which point several hundred clearly bewildered Iraqis did what they had been paid to do, and cheered loudly as the statue fell. Just another Hollywood production, but one which apparently satisfied the bulk of the American population that their military’s destruction of Iraq was a deed of honor.
Another of interest is the photo and video of bin Laden supposedly claiming responsibility for 9-11, a falsehood in its entirety, staged by the CIA using a man who bore only the most superficial resemblance to bin Laden, but sufficient to satisfy most Americans that Iraq should be invaded and its resources confiscated – ignoring the fact that Iraq had never had any relations with bin Laden.
A related photo is that of the ‘bin Laden situation room’ where the White House staff watched ‘by special satellite link’ the Alice in Wonderland tale of the killing of bin Laden. The claim was quickly denounced by experts everywhere as ‘a ridiculous technical impossibility’, and Obama later admitted the photo was staged, but most Americans apparently believed the story anyway. There are many such misrepresented events in the mass media files.
Certainly the most successful of these completely false propaganda victories was the story of the “Tiananmen Square Massacre”, perhaps the most famous event that never occurred. If this is news to you, you might want to say, “But I saw the photographs”. Yes, well, I saw the same photos and anyone with even a passing familiarity with Beijing would know that none of those photos were taken in Tiananmen Square. They were of an entirely unrelated event, a series of terrorist measures arranged by the CIA and coordinated by the US Embassy in Beijing.
As evidence of this latter claim, the leaders of that intensely violent episode were unable to escape Beijing and took sanctuary in the US Embassy, the Chinese government media for weeks decrying the American protection of these terrorists and demanding their release. It didn’t happen; the US found a way to spirit all those men out of China unharmed. The photos you should have seen – also not of Tiananmen Square, were of the violence perpetrated by those terrorists, including the burning to death of a great many young Chinese soldiers – which was when the military was sent in. This story is still almost too surprising to believe even today, but it was entirely – 100% – a lie, but so successful it has been celebrated by the Western media in ‘anniversary’ remembrances for more than 30 years.
One fact deeply buried was that a Spanish TV crew was in the Square for the entirety of that night, and filmed the peaceful clearing of the Square – film that has been vigorously suppressed for more than 30 years and is only now becoming available on the internet. Much too late to affect memories or convictions. I have covered this in an article which is extensively documented, and with all the details, an article which I believe is generally accepted as the definitive work on this topic, at least in English. You can read it here if you are interested. (1) It’s worth noting that even today, websites like WordPress or Google’s Blogger will not permit the real photos of this 1989 event to be displayed, indicating that rather severe censorship of this event is still operative. I am including here three of the photos that may never have been seen, of some of the carnage inflicted by these American terrorists in Beijing, and one of the many soldiers burned to death by the thousands of petrol bombs unleashed. There was indeed an event in Beijing on June 4, 1989, but the details were viciously suppressed while an entirely false story was propagated by the media worldwide, heavily supported by photographs that were in no way what they purported to be. It is worth a moment of thought to consider the power of those behind this event, to have accomplished what they did.
China’s Jasmine Revolution
It’s interesting that perhaps sometimes we should believe what we read. Or, if not us, the psychopaths who populate the White House, in this case the solid position of China’s government in relation to the people. Polls have repeatedly revealed that around 90% to 95% of the people in China have a high level of trust in and respect for their national government and leaders, China ranking first in the world in this regard while the US is near the bottom. Such polls were taken, for our purposes, in January of 2011, widely reported at the time, with an article in the Economist bemoaning the fact that “a disconcertingly high percentage of China’s population appear very happy with their government”, or words to that effect.
However, in 2011, our International Cabal of Gangsters (ICG), fronted by the US and disbelieving these statistics, attempted to provoke the Chinese people to a “Jasmine revolution”. At that time, the entire Chinese social media landscape was flooded – and I mean flooded – by what were almost certainly CIA sock puppets calling on all Chinese to protest against their “brutal totalitarian government”. The calls were for these gatherings to occur in 13 major cities but with the focus on Beijing where all citizens were urgently entreated to gather in Wangfujing (a major downtown shopping area) to “peacefully protest”. Unfortunately for the Americans, the Chinese had no such interest and nobody showed up, other than the usual shoppers. The only participant was then-US Ambassador Jon Huntsman who came to view the (non-existent) results of his handiwork. Huntsman was immediately recognised, confronted and so ridiculed by the crowd that he put his tail between his legs and ran for cover. (2)
The attempt to incite a color revolution in China was an abject failure, but for those who spin the news this didn’t qualify as even a minor setback. If CNN can run a fake story and support it by ‘accidentally’ mis-captioning a few photographs, surely the US Embassy and the CIA, with their unlimited resources, can do better, thus ‘capturing the hearts and minds’ of good people everywhere. Here are a few of my favorites:
This is an article that ran in the Norwegian newspaper VG and its online edition, displaying Chinese people rioting in the streets, demanding ‘freedom’ and ‘human rights’. Even if you can’t read Norwegian, you can understand the headline telling you of the ‘revolution in China’. But, if you examine the green placards, and you can read Chinese, you’ll recognise the words for “Taiwan”, and the political party slogans on the banners, with text indicating this is a pro-DPP political party rally in Taiwan. Nevertheless, it was borrowed by our media moguls and circulated worldwide as proof of the violent political demonstrations in China.
This is from an article in the Ireland Independent, on February 20, 2011, telling us people were shouting, “We want food, we want jobs” – All slogans that highlight ‘common complaints’ among ‘ordinary Chinese’. According to AP, the photo shows “Chinese authorities cracking down on activists amid a call for ‘Jasmine Revolution’ protests”. (AP) Unfortunately, this Reuters photo was taken at an anti-Japanese demonstration in Lanzhou city (Gansu province) on December 24, 2010.
I’m told it was CNN that clipped this photo from an article in Taiwan’s Liberty Times to show yet more proof that the Chinese are rioting in the streets, yelling “we want food’, we want jobs”. However, the photo was of a job fair in Shenzhen more than a year prior, and those who can read Chinese will see that the placards say things like “Seeking workers” and “Hiring people today”. But the photo was ‘editorially relevant’ to the fabricated story, and few Americans or Europeans can read Chinese.
This one is my favorite. For background, you should know that Beijing’s climate in winter is not quite as bad as Inuvik, but it’s not exactly Tahiti, either.
The article is from a German newspaper that featured a story on China’s internal turmoil, containing a purported photo of the police crushing a demonstration in Beijing in front of the McDonald’s at Wangfujing at the end of February, 2011. Unfortunately, they cropped the photo so we can’t see the good parts of the ‘beaten-to-a-pulp’ protestors. But if we examine the photo we note some odd features. For one, the policemen are wearing short-sleeved shirts, and if we look in the background we see green grass, pretty flowers, and tropical trees. This, in Beijing, in the middle of winter? Not likely. The photo is actually of some young police recruits receiving training for civil disturbances in a parking lot next to a police station in Nanjing in the summer of 2005. But once again, editorially relevant.
A Lie of Omission is still a Lie
Virtually every article appearing in the Western media about China is either false or so corrupted by the twisting of facts and/or the omission of critical details, as to give uninformed readers a perception that is 180 degrees from the truth. This applies not only to China, but to all nations on the current ‘Axis of Evil’ list.
In Part 1 of this series I wrote of opinion-based articles which contained a few truths and many lies, articles that provide no detail or omit crucial details. I wrote that these may be difficult for you to identify without some research of your own, and that I would provide some examples. Here are two.
China: Bullying to Prosperity
I will begin with John Bussey who is the American Associate Editor of The Wall Street Journal, and was also a commentator at Fox News. In an article in the Wall Street Journal titled, “China: Bullying to Prosperity” (3), Bussey won a Nobel Prize for dishonest and unethical reporting. (The WSJ seems to have deleted this article, but it has been archived on other websites and still available). This was his article in part:
“Watching China bully Wal-Mart Stores this week – and watching Wal-Mart prostrate itself under the beating – is an embarrassing reminder of a simple fact: China, the world’s fastest growing major market, has the upper hand with U.S. business. Its array of protectionist barriers, weak rule of law, and siren-like market make events like this all but inevitable. In the company’s stores in the city of Chongqing, nonorganic pork was labeled “organic.” This was the mistake. The pork was otherwise fine. Seizing on this error at a time when inflation is a hot-button issue in China, officials accused Wal-Mart of cheating the public by charging premium prices for regular meat. They fined the company, shut down all 13 Wal-Marts in the city and jailed a number of Wal-Mart employees. The actions played well in the national media. There’s little if any recourse in authoritarian China when something like this happens to a U.S. company. There aren’t regular courts. Like many other U.S. firms that have run afoul of nationalist sentiments in China, Wal-Mart could only beg forgiveness. It has nearly 350 stores in China with revenue of $7.5 billion. So Wal-Mart dropped to its knees.” He finished with an astonishing claim where he cleverly quoted a (non-existent) “American executive in Beijing who watches these matters” who supposedly said Wal-Mart had done far more than Chinese companies “to secure the safety of the [country’s] food supply.”.
We should all feel sorry for Wal-Mart, with only $7.5 billion in revenue in China, though we do have a question about how China, with a weak rule of law, can simultaneously enforce those weak laws to make international giants fall to their knees.
Bussey’s story is not exactly how it was. Wal-Mart is a famous criminal corporation in China, the authorities having had years of trouble with Wal-Mart repeatedly seeming to violate most laws on the books. Those same stores had for years been selling ordinary pork labeled as organic, each time being caught and fined a trivial amount, 8 times in the prior 7 months alone. It was so bad that when the inspectors were leaving the store with the confiscated illegal products, Wal-Mart’s staff were already busy labeling yet more ordinary pork as organic. It was just a game where the retail price was several times higher and the profits so huge that the nuisance of inspectors was trivial. What changed the game was that this last time the inspectors made a wrong turn as they were leaving the store, and found themselves in a refrigerated locker with 75,000 kilograms of ordinary pork labeled as organic. That was when they decided enough was enough, arrested all the senior executives and shuttered the stores. But according to the WSJ’s Bussey, a low-level clerk made an innocent “mistake” and mislabeled a few packages of meat, the Chinese authorities ‘playing to the public’. And of course because China has no courts Wal-Mart could do no better than beg forgiveness and fall to its knees.
It is worth noting the lies attached to one small truth: In China, there is no recourse, China has no regular courts, China’s protectionist barriers, weak rule of law, Wal-Mart wasn’t punished for massive fraud, but for ‘running afoul of nationalist sentiment’. And Wal-Mart was innocently ‘securing the safety of China’s food supply’.
China Imprisons yet another Human Rights Lawyer
In a similar instance, the Western media stridently reported ad nauseum, that a Chinese human-rights lawyer had (once again) been imprisoned by “The Communist Party”, ostensibly for daring to be a human-rights lawyer in China. But once again, that’s not exactly how it was.
It was true this lawyer had on one occasion acted for someone with a complaint about the system, the story being weaved in the Western press that he was unjustly tossed into prison for daring to assist a challenge against the “authoritarian Chinese dictatorship”. I followed this one closely and in only one article of nearly 100 that I read on this particular case in the Western press, was there even a suggestion of an extenuating circumstance. In only one article, the very last sentence made vague passing mention of a tax problem.
That “tax problem” was a bit more than nothing. In China, there are various classifications of purchase receipts, only one of which is usable for corporate expense tax deductions. In many Western countries, even a cash register receipt is usable in this regard, but in China we must have an official receipt containing a government stamp. Since these receipts are equivalent to a tax credit of 25%, they are valuable and are sometimes traded. If I have official tax receipts my company cannot use, I can sell them to you at 10% of face value and you can save 15% on your corporate income taxes.
In this case, this ‘human-rights lawyer’ and four of his friends, all lawyers, had been for years running a business of printing counterfeit tax receipts and selling them to unsuspecting businesses, in total more than $300 million worth. All five were arrested and thrown into prison but, according to the media, this lead lawyer (only) was imprisoned not by the courts, but by “the Communist Party”, and not for a massive counterfeiting fraud but for defending the poor and helpless. I was told that US reporters rummaged through the client records of the lead lawyer in this case until they discovered a minor civil matter that would permit them to categorise this man as a human-rights lawyer, and it was around this that they built their story.
Canada’s two Michaels: Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor
Then we have the curious story of two Canadians, one a “former diplomat”, the other a “businessman”, both of whom were arrested and imprisoned in China for espionage. (4) (5) (6)According to Canada’s National Post, both had been “enjoying success in very different fields when apprehended”. Further, “At the time of his arrest, Kovrig worked full-time for the International Crisis Group in North East Asia. Working from Hong Kong, he was tasked with defusing tensions between China and nearby states, and with giving a fresh, independent appraisal of China’s growing role in the world . . .” Already I have questions.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the two men have been “arbitrarily” detained by the Chinese, likely in retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou of Huawei – who is still being held without charge after two years. The international pressure has been almost deafening:
* More than 220 statesmen, politicians, ex-diplomats, academics and directors of research centers from 19 countries published a call in Canada’s Globe & Mail for China’s President Xi to free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
* Fifteen leaders of U.S. foreign policy think tanks, independent advocacy organisations and academic research institutions have issued a joint statement on 10 March calling for Kovrig’s immediate release.
* Another open letter by 60 Australian scholars and analysts asked the Australian Government without further delay to support Canada’s call for the immediate release of these two detainees.
* The directors of six Berlin-based policy institutions said in a joint statement . . .”
Nobody makes that much noise without having a powerful vested interest in protecting their ‘assets’.
Given the espionage sensitivity of the case, little detail has been made public, but a bit of research and some logic can substitute for the lack of hard facts. First, notice the framing; Kovrig was never a ‘diplomat’, but was instead a low-level consular trouble-maker operating between China and Hong Kong, attracting the attention of the authorities for “activities not in keeping with the stated job function”. Second, Kovrig took a sudden voluntary leave of absence to move to the International Crisis Group in Hong Kong, most likely for more freedom of movement and certainly with the complicity of the Canadian government. This Group bills itself as a Brussels-based non-governmental organization that “works to build a more peaceful world” and to prevent international crises, but in fact looks to cause them, a kind of color-revolution company financed by Western governments and people like George Soros while masquerading as a world peace organisation.
Next, why would a low-level Canadian consular staff member with absolutely no relevant qualifications at that level, be tasked – by the Americans – with “de-escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang”? Especially while Washington is simultaneously escalating those same tensions. He was also tasked with “defusing tensions between China and nearby states”, according to the organization’s website. That sounds more like a job for Superman instead of a high-school graduate. Who would possibly believe that, while being paid by the US and our European Deep State, this man’s function would be to defuse tensions between China and its neighbors when it is abundantly clear their only intent is to create as much tension as humanly possible.
Spavor is depicted as “a businessman with deep ties to North Korea”, focused on opening up international ties with the insular country, and looking to promote greater “peace, friendship, and understanding” with North Korea. Surely there are no people anywhere in the world who might believe such a story – other than Canadians.
As I mentioned, very few facts emerged on this case, other than that the hearings and trials were heavily restricted with no foreign consular or legal representatives permitted. This is typical in all cases that actually involve sensitive espionage; no government invites the enemy into a courtroom where all the details of the circumstance are revealed. However, one small detail did leak out, the fact that part of Spavor’s “research” involved wrapping mobile phones in plastic and rubber and burying them at the base of a particular tree on the bank of the little river that forms the border between China and North Korea. That kind of research activity might raise questions in any country. These two men were definitely working on the same team, supplying each other with undisclosed information, and almost certainly working on some plot to cause another explosion between the two Koreas that would finally permit the US to mass its troops and weapons directly on China’s border. And clearly with the complicity of the Canadian government who are not so chaste as Canadians and the world imagine.
I have nearly 1,000 such stories in my files, enough to fill a thick book, and all reprehensibly dishonest in their presentation. When Westerners have only a diet of daily articles like this presented to them by their most trusted media, how is it possible for anyone to accurately understand anything about China?
Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into 32 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes’. (Chapt. 2 — Dealing with Demons). His full archive can be seen at https://www.moonofshanghai.com/ and http://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/
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How about the biggest deception of this century, the “official” narrative of 9/11? That was the pretext for all the wars of this century, ones that never seem to end because they were designed to never end. Fast backward to Afghanistan. We were told that Osama bin Laden was holed up in a cave in Tora Bora directing 19 Arab hijackers to commandeer passenger jets and fly them into buildings. We knew this was the case because pictures of all the hijackers were plastered all over the MSM within hours of the attacks, way before any evidence-based investigation could possibly have been done.
The day after the attacks, Congress authorized the first Authorization for Use of Military Force by an overwhelming vote. Within weeks of the attacks, Congress passed the odious USA Patriot Act, which had conveniently been drawn up months before. By December we invaded Afghanistan ostensibly to root out the terrorists, including Osama bin Laden. Retired General Wesley Clark was told that we would eventually invade 7 countries in 5 years. All of these wars were overwhelmingly popular at the beginning. Eventually we came to understand that they were all based on lies. In truth, Israel attacked us on 9/11 and got away with it. Every American president since has had to dance around this horrible truth.
Tommy, an operation of that magnitude could only have been possible with the discreet collaboration of the Brits. The whole operation was outsourced by the Permanent State to the Anglo-Zionist brotherhood based in the City of London, the House of All Evils in our world.
The “dancing Israelis” who pulled off the demolitions at the World Trade Center on 9/11 admitted to being Mossad agents. The FBI, at the direction of Homeland Security head, Michael Chertoff, sent them home to Israel within weeks of the attacks. I’m sure the City of London was well aware of the operation, as was every American president since 9/11, including Trump and Biden. None of them has spilled the beans to this very day, probably because they all were shown the unedited Zapruder film before ever taking office.
And so, we proceed to the obvious question of WHY neither the Russians, the Chinese NOR the Saudis stepped forward to “blow the whistle” on the 9/11 psyop ???
We got a few dissenters in Pakistan (General Gul) but “no dogs barked” in Russian or Chinese. Why?
They profited by it .
And so, they agreed to go along with the ridiculously insulting “box cutter” narrative.
Another excellent article. The sad thing is that the policy makers in D.C. and probably the CIA have fallen for this US propaganda and have a completely delusional view of the world.
I confess that until recently, I believed the fake version about events in Beijing. I should have known better as I never believed the 9/11 fairy tale – but I am a civil engineer so I know about structures.
I too really believed most of what was being said about China, despite knowing about the motivation for hostile disinformation. This article really woke me up. I think the media in Japan are even more solidly Sinophobic than in the US, I just didn’t realize the breathtaking scope of the Big Lie.
Was it Lily Tomlin who said, “I try to be cynical, but you just can’t keep up!”?
“And clearly with the complicity of the Canadian government who are not so chaste as Canadians and the world imagine.”
If anyone who still believes Canada is “chaste” they are wilfully ignorant. Canada is fully into the deep pockets of the Anglo-American empire.
As a future historian Romanoff you are certainly proving the truth of the words of Malcolm Muggeridge:
“Future historians will surely see us as having created in the media a Frankenstein monster which no one knows how to control or direct, and marvel that we should have so meekly subjected ourselves to its destructive and and often malign influence.”
and the most frightening part is there is no way to stop this insanity given human nature.
Violence will indeed fill the earth.
Thank you to Larry and to the Saker for this article. It is increasingly hard to hold to a positive state of mind, when one sees just how deep is the insidious hold corruption has at practically all levels of society.
All the instruments that constitute the framework of modern society have been co-opted by the ICG as Larry terms it, or as I call it, the Den of Thieves, a.k.a. the Deep State. From the powerful corporations, to all forms of government, the judiciary, the executive, the parliaments and the media, all are captured by the Deep State, via their levers, the intelligence agencies.
The only honest mainstream journalists are the cub reporters who are allowed to tell the stories about kittens rescued by firemen, or dogs saved from drains by volunteers, or the local high school sports results. Any thing remotely political in nature is, as revealed by Ulf Ulkotte, utterly controlled by the intel agencies. Including the scripted speeches by the politicians and public servants.
Honest police are soon shunned and forced out, any senator or congressman, lawyer or other public figure who speaks truth to power, is soon out of support, or worse.
The internet, once touted as a free preserve for expression, is now riddled with disinfo agents and trolls, and sifting the alternative media for truth is a nightmare.
The education sector, entertainment sector, healthcare, you name it, the insidious hand of propaganda is ever there, working to numb the minds of the people, and convince them of a ‘reality’ that is anything but.
What an ungodly mess!
I, as is the case I am sure with many of the Saker community, try to open the eyes of friends and family, of all who might listen, only to see them sink back into slack-jawed zombie states when they spot a TV screen. Ugh!!!
I am without hope for the decadent west, IMO it is a dead duck so far as a free and fair quality of life is concerned.
Perhaps like all empires before, it will one day simply implode, allowing for a rebirth. Or perhaps, and more likely, it will push too hard, and meet its end in a fiery catastrophe, courtesy of the arrogance and hubris going a step too far.
Something has to give. We shall wait and see.
It’s so nice to read that someone else remembers Ulfkotte.
One of the greatest hints that a story is true now, is the amount of effort expended by the news and social media to suppress that story.
.. His name was Udo Ulfkotte, by the way.
Oops! Thanks for the correction Amerikanski! Memory spasm!
Yes, Udo was brave enough to ‘fess up to the oppressive nature of the German secret service in conjunction with the CIA/MI6 et all and also his own participation in it, until he had had enough of the whole grubby lying mess. He did us all a valuable service, along with the likes of Snowdon, Manning, Assange, Pilger and more truthtellers.
WT, here`s another weary traveller. Your comment describes this world really well. Can I write a rap, based on it? In Finnish, since I’m from Finland.
Dear Prospeller, thanks for the compliment.
So far as I know, there is no reason why you can’t write a piece based on comments here. If in doubt, seek guidance from a MOD on this site.
Ok, I will do it.
> Something has to give. We shall wait and see.
Not any more. They have figured it out. If you can the masses mildly sedated all the time, give a release valve for common frustrations, accept a certain amount of nihilism and a certain amount of decadence, it can go a long way. Also, keep them busy with fear, love, pain and suffering. No time to think outside the box.
It leaves a few and they can be silenced one way or the other.
Yes, this can go for a long time, unless something global like this pandemic happens. It sure will with higher energy level. The question is when, by whom and for what.
Hi Weary Traveller
Great comment!…there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this will not end well.
As you point out the network and its power are absolutely monolithic. This was inevitable of course as the Cabal and its network were handed on a plate the complete ownership of the counterfeit printing press [Da FED] more than a century ago.
Of course, two world wars quickly followed…actually in reality it was only one, just with a 25-year gap in the middle. The die was cast immediately following the end of the so-called WW2 when the Bretton Woods ‘Agreement’ vested the $US with absolute world reserve currency status.
Nixon’s decoupling of the $US from the gold standard and then Slick Willy overseeing the repeal of the Glas Stegal Act were the finishing touches that eventually allowed the network to fully manipulate almost all aspects of the internal US economy as well as a sizeable portion of global finance as well.
It is no surprise to me that this cabal was able to buy everything they desired, including eventually and progressively, of course, the very Government itself. Their ownership of the narratives was also inevitable…hence the perpetual state of war and the sponsorship of global terrorism.
The end result was always inevitable as the empire was doomed to render itself into a completely dysfunctional kleptocracy. It is now sadly a dead certainty that this debacle will end with both a bang and a whimper…and the only question remaining…well the timing!
Methinks the enormous unintended consequences of their giant dumb-arsed blunder with the engineered GOF viral bioweapon will be the straw that eventually broke this grotesquely ugly camel’s back.
And inevitably, 90% of the world now choruses…bring it on!
Thanks Col, it’s nice to hear from someone who observes what is truly happening. Life today, probably even in remote Kiwiland, is all about escaping the Matrix.
Western Governments world-wide have broken the “Social Contract”, that it appears, the “public” never fully understood. Because if they did, they’d realize that they no longer have obligations under this “Contract” since the other partner in said “Contract” has defaulted on it’s obligations.
From the little I know China seems to do quite fine on free speech as they have this rule that lies on Internet are banned and fined, but you are allowed to criticise as long it is true and not personal.
I read some Chinese comparing on the net some local Chinese Authorities with a turtle. You are allowed to criticise the function discretely with the aim to improve the system, buy not unfairly blame a management which conditions you dont know anything about. Seems quite fair play to me all the way.
Its difficult to find ANY facts in Western media, as ALL of it are lies and perception management. When you realize that, its quite chocking to see how most sheeple believe in all the bs spewed out plus they refuse any attempt to change their perception of this false reality.
A simple justified law banning lies from MSM would change the whole false culture of West.
Another fine article from this series, and a timely counter-point to what will undoubtedly be another onslaught of hysteria from the Five-Eyes concerning the recent hospital bombing in Syria..
The Guardian was selected by its handlers to begin the process; already placing the blame on Al-Assad’s ‘regime’, but with no white-helmets yet in the mix..
This has never happened before, yet here it is again..
It was during the 1990’s that I started to see what Larry is writing about. It has left me with a deep feeling of mistrust in not just the US media but all US institutions that have seemingly signed up with the US Ministry of Lies. It led me to develop a research methodology to determine truth from lies and to identify the deceiving button pushers. I can’t adequately express my disdain for the two-bit journalists that knowingly go along for the almighty (not for much longer) dollar in their pocket. The button pushers have the minds of the people by the throat and will use any means to prevent any threat against their hold on power.
Thank you, sir, for another article showing the ugly tactics and facts on the MSM. I’m sorry to say that I, too, was another one misled by these shameful reports, but I hope I’m learning how to spot them and see the truth behind them.
My best regards to you and the people who make this site possible.
Another one of your articles bookmarked for future reference Hr Romanoff, thank you.
I posted Hr Romanoff`s article “What part will your country play in World War III?” in the newsfeed.
The white Western judeo-christian mass media- both the so-called secular and religious- can not be trusted. I came to realize this in 1993 after having been a consumer all my life.
Love this article, mostly because it confirms a conclusion I reached many, many years ago: when hearing a news story, the only thing you can assume is that something MIGHT have happened. And, if if it turns out that something actually did happen, you have to assume that everything you’re being told about it is a lie.
I can’t believe Amerika lame stream corp. owned press would lie to us on Main Street./S
YOUR BELIEFS +
Just as your teeth are,
molded into line
with constant pressure
by an invisible apparatus,
so are your beliefs.
Excellent article. I remember Bin Laden later “videos” where he started to appear younger and then suddenly the last few videos he appeared as a Somali guy who smiled at the camera – as if he’s laughing at the idiots who believed all of this shenanigans – and finally he only started ‘releasing’ audio tapes before the famous “assassination” by the US navy seal ‘team six’, whom later killed in helicopter crash, a final tying of a loos end act.
Dear mister Romanoff;
Thank You for including the Norwegian daily “VG” in Your survey of North Atlantic press propaganda against China- Their presentation of a photo from Táiwan province as being a Mainland China protest demonstration was something I had already forgottan. (Here in Norway, “VG” (which means “Way of the Wold”) is the largest circulating daily tabloid.
On the photo, one can even see the written character 台/tái, which is the first syllable in the name of the Chinese province of Táiwān（台灣）and home to the nearly defunct “Republic of China”！
Great article ! I must say my faith in journalism is far improved when I see real journalism! You and indeed others bring it to a whole new level and with all due respect , when referring to West, it is not too difficult as it has nothing to do with good journalism except by a few ostracised to the fringes.
There are naïve people who believe that history is the correct account of the facts of the past. They seem to ignore that the world has long been ruled by lies and that the disorder of today’s society is the result.
It is curious to study how this order of things began, what were the motives for the first deliberate errors, and which men were the first to have the audacity to write them down.
At all times, there have been parties which, wanting to seize a power to which they were not entitled, have based their claims on an idea, a system, a religious or social theory, which they have. spread by violence, fraud or trickery. Two means were used in particular to remove the annoying testimonies of the splendor of the regime which had just been overthrown : the destruction and the alteration of the texts.
The era of destruction opened in the 8th century. The date is even specified: it began in 747 BC, that is to say when the male priestly class was formed.
A king of Babylon named Nabou-Assar, filled with fanatical pride and irritated by the praise he intended to lavish on the previous regime, imagined that it was enough to make his trace in history disappear to fill the universe with its name and make its domination legitimate. He had all the inscriptions erased, all the brass tables broken and all the papyri burnt. He wanted the time of his accession to the throne to be the beginning of history. And this idea was to triumph ; history prior to the male regime had to be erased for a long time.
We know that a similar idea had come to the Romans who had the books of Numa destroyed which certainly contained facts which made known the previous regime still existing in his time.
The memory of such an event has been perpetuated in India. We know well enough that it took place in China and that the emperor Tsinchi-hoang-ti went even further than Nabou-Assar, by forbidding under pain of death to keep any literary monument prior to his reign.
This system has remained in the habits of all conquerors, of all usurpers, it has even taken formidable proportions in modern religions.
Let us not forget that the famous Library of Alexandria has been burned three times, that the Christian popes have had a large number of ancient monuments destroyed, that the archives of Mexico and those of Peru have disappeared to satisfy the fanatical zeal of a Spanish bishop.
NB : Let us note with regard to the Civil War, which did not solve any of the American problems and especially not the black question (one can easily see it still today), that we would be wrong to reduce this North-South conflict to a simplistic struggle, that is to say between opponents and supporters of slavery, as well as the « victors » have been trying, by all means, to make us believe it for decades. Let us simply recall that the standard of the Confederation, the Stars and Bars, included thirteen stars representing each of the twelve southern states, the thirteenth corresponded to the Indian nation made up of all the tribes which, in a way, had come to seek refuge near of the « dreadful slavers » of the South, in order to escape the genocide of the « generous liberators » of the North. The American Indians, long before some, had understood that the « Yankees » represented above all and above all, a mercantile and cynical civilization, based on profit at any cost : the « rapacious » civilization of the United States. bald eagle, which has since become the national emblem of the USA.
In his book (The Civil War), James Mc Pherson says that : « America was going to be born out of this conflict into which a civilization would sink. But the victorious North remains the hated and challenged enemy, insofar as it represents a mercantile civilization, based on profit, as opposed to the aristocratic civilization of the South, based on honor. »
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The late Udo Ulfkotte, former reporter for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published a book a few years ago documenting his own personal experiences of how the CIA paid him and other so-called “journalists” to write or plant pro-American propaganda stories that were presented as credible news.
Editor of Major German Newspaper Says He Planted Stories for the CIA
An English language version of Ulfkotte’s book was recently made available in the USA.
Presstitutes Embedded in the Pay of the CIA: A Confession from the Profession
As former CIA supremo William Colby once stated: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
I think we have passed this American disinformation milestone a long time ago….
The CIA’s war on the mind and manipulation of the media (Operation Mockingbird)
THE CIA AND THE MEDIA