“You Either Agree With Us Or You Are Carrying Water For the Kremlin”- US Congressman

1485594518351Written By: Adam Peach

“You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists” – the famous catchphrase from the Bush Administration when rallying for support to invade Iraq.

We’re seeing this draconian ideology once again in the wake of the “fake news” debate that has been waging lately.

In the video below, Congressman Adam Schiff accuses News Anchor Tucker Carlson of “carrying water for the Kremlin” for simply asking the Congressman to tell the audience whether or not the claims that Russia is responsible for the leaked Clinton and Podesta emails is based on facts or not.

In other words, by questioning their authority you are helping the enemy, in their eyes.

This intimidating rhetoric is exactly what causes so much divide in Nations.  “you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists”… such an immature approach to conflict-resolution, reminiscent of sports-fans rooting for their team or against the opposition.

The same was evident during the election when a video surfaced of Presidential-Elect Donald Trump disrespecting woman everywhere with his inappropriate comments to another man.  This video, and the type of attention it got in the media, spread a sickening idea that caused a LOT of divide.  The idea that if you are not with us (the dnc), then you support woman haters, and racists.  Ignoring any intelligent conversation  whatsoever, based on the same “you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists” mentality.  I do not agree with Trump’s comments, nor do I support him politically.  However, intimidating others from asking questions based on your ideas is downright bullying and not in any way democratic.  It’s actually kinda fascist.

“Restraint? Why are you so concerned with saving their lives? The whole idea is to kill the bastards. At the end of the war if there are two Americans and one Russian left alive, we win.”
General Thomas Power, US Air Force, 1960

This mentality is alive and well and needs to be abolished within our governments.   This is not an adult way of thinking.  It’s childish, foolish, dumb-founded and based on hate.  This is not how we overcome our adversaries, whoever they may be.

If we are not allowed to ask questions then my friends, we do not live an a democracy.  Stop fooling yourselves.

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Anti-Propaganda Is The New Propaganda

1485594518351Written By: Adam Peach

The term “fake news” has been tossed around by many since the US election last month.  There has been a lot of debate on what is considered “fake news” and the impact it may or may not have had on the election itself.  Facebook has even suggested they will combat this “fake news” from spreading on their social media platform, hiring 3rd-party fact-checkers to desypher and filter out anything considered “fake”.

  Let’s face it, there are a lot of very far-fetched conspiracies out there, all over youtube and the rest of the Internet.  There are many paranoids out there jumping on every single opportunity to uncover some great scheme, even a recent youtuber we came across who claims he has proof that Michelle Obama is actually a man.  Yeah, that’s a thing too, apparently.

  Fake news is real.  It’s been real for a long time.  Most people, however, seem to be able to draw the line when it comes to separating a ridiculous conspiracy theory from something actually important or worth their time.  Conspiracies have been around forever and they will always be.  The trick is trying to look at everything with a neutral stance.  Like a radio frequency, when tuned to FM you will not get AM stations.  This idea seems the same for those looking for evil plots.  once your mind is focused on evil plots, one can find something evil in almost everything!  This is called paranoia.  When we seek only negativity, we find it.  Alternately, when we seek only positivity, we also find that.  Our minds work in interesting ways.

  On the other hand, Propaganda is also real and has been for a very long time.  it is used to rally people against something and gather support for a specific agenda.  we are seeing a lot of it currently from nations such as the United States, Britain and the EU.  This time it seems the strategy being used is anti-propaganda.  We’ve been hearing a lot especially since the election, where WikiLeaks has been accused numerous times for leveraging the election with it’s release of the Clinton and Podesta emails on http://www.wikileaks.org.  Other accusations suggest the Russians were wikileaks source for the emails in an attempt to ruin Clinton’s campaign.  Clinton herself suggested Russia was the source of the so-called “fake news”.   To add to the suspense, on Nov 30th,the mainstream media decided not to report on Bill HR 6393 being passed.  One section of the bill summary reads:

  “The bill establishes an executive branch interagency committee to counter active measures by the Russian Federation to exert covert influence over peoples and governments. It places travel restrictions on personnel and consulars of the Russian Federation in the United States.”

  This is very interesting especially after all the recent anti-russia/anti-propaganda/anti-anything-not-mainstream-media propaganda that has been circulating rampantly.  On Nov 24, an article was released by the Washington Post in which it describes an anti-propaganda group calling themselves PropOrNot providing a list of media publications currently sharing Russian propaganda.  It gave a list of about 200 websites that should be blacklisted as Russian Propaganda.

  Interestingly, another article written for The New Yorker mentioned the group only in a different context.  The author describes being contacted by the group to publish their story originally.  A link to the article is below and describes the messy methods in which PropOrNot classifies a website as “Russian Propaganda” and seems like a big steaming pile of propaganda itself – especially considering some of the well-known websites on their so-called “blacklist”.

  Another article, posted below for alternet.org written by Mark Ames describes some interesting insight into the group claiming the possibility it holds fascist  ideologies related to Nazi-Era Ukraine.  The Nazis were also propaganda experts and used it very frequently.  Propaganda is essential for fascism.

  The original Washington Post article containing the “blacklist” just stinks of smear-campaign propaganda.  Regardless of its’ Editor’s Notes claiming the list does not represent WaPo’s opinion is balonge.  If the source was questionable, why publicize it?

  It seems very fair to say that the War On Information is waging.  More and more rights and privacy being taken from people over false claims from their government.  Anything anti-government is considered “fake news”.  This is the new propaganda.

  Please read the below articles yourselves for your own insight.


The New Yorker

Author:  Adrian Chen

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-propaganda-about-russian-propaganda


Alternative. org

Author:  Mark Ames

http://www.alternet.org/media/anonymous-blacklist-promoted-washington-post-has-shocking-roots-ukrainian-fascism-eugenics-and


Washington Post

Author: Craig Timberg

http://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/business/economy/russian-propaganda-effort-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election-experts-say/2016/11/24/793903b6-8a40-4ca9-b712-716af66098fe_story.html

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The People’s Tribunal On The Iraqi War Exposes More On Bush Administration Using False Intelligence To Push USA Into Combat (VIDEOS)

 

 

On Dec 1 and 2, The People’s Tribunal On The Iraqi War was held, organized by CODEPINK.

The tribunal included a series of speakers giving testimony about the lies, manipulation and false intelligence used by the Bush administration to spring the United States into war with Iraq.

Here is the testimony from a few speakers.  The 1st video below is very interesting as the speaker, John Kiriakou, is a former CIA counterterrorism officer and a former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He has been recently released from prison where he served 23 months of a 30 month sentence for exposing the CIA’s illegal torture program.  John is also a bestselling author.

These videos are shared from TheRealNews.com website.  We do not own them or take responsibility for the making of the videos in any way.  They are also not in any particular order.

 

John Kiriakou

 

John Cavanaugh

 

Medea Benjamin

 

Philip Geraldi

 

Vijay Prashad

 

Terry K. Rockefeller