sábado, 6 de mayo de 2017

One Good Reason to Read the Putin Story: To Learn the Truth for Yourself | New Eastern Outlook

One Good Reason to Read the Putin Story: To Learn the Truth for Yourself | New Eastern Outlook

 In news this morning, a man in Moscow
known for his dislike for Vladimir Putin slipped on a banana peel and
fell headlong into the freezing waters of the Moskva River. Unnamed
sources say the banana peeling was a clever new tool of Kremlin security
forces used by Putin’s personal henchmen.

As fantastic and zany as this may seem, it’s not too far from headlines all over Europe and North America.

And in Australia the Sidney Morning
Herald parrots the AP line, “Russian protests call for Putin to quit as
dozens arrested”. The story lead goes:

“Several hundred Russians lined up
in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over
handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar
protests took place in other cities.”

So, what’s the big deal? Some will ask.
Well, the big deal is that this is tailor made propaganda created
specifically for the digital world. With half of humanity consuming news
from the small screens of smart-devices, the headline and the lead are
all that matter. Given this, look at the takeaway. For the Sidney or
Melbourne news consumer busy about his or her own business – that “bad
old Putin” is at it again – suppressing the masses and so forth. Read
the lines, pretend you are average Joe in Perth on his way to work for
“the man”.

“The media’s the most powerful
entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to
make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the
minds of the masses.” — Malcolm X —

Today it is my job to fight the big lie,
or at least I have taken it upon myself (like others) to try and
mediate this chaotic, and dangerous nonsense. So here, have a look at
just how “dangerous” this western propaganda is.