"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Screaming At Shadows

Though it's probably pointless at this point, some people just can't help trying to communicate to the American public how close we are to the brink of genuine disaster.
Edward S. Herman and David Peterson in a recent Znet post had this to say.


leftisthebest said...

Nice article, coldie!!

Americans do not want to admit the aggressiveness of our "foreign policy" because they always want to think of us as the guys in the white hats riding to the rescue.

The history of U.S. aggression in the world is second only to the British whose history is so tainted they are a blemish on mankind.

Coldtype said...

Exactly Lefty. Not only are most Americans ignorant of our history but those that bother to read much of the literature on the subject are likely to be inundated with "patriotized" nonsense that conveys no useful information.

Lately I've been studying the work of what I presume to be Phd candidates on the use of propaganda in popular literature, scholarship, and the media to create and sustain the "neccessary illusions" that so captivate and blind the population to the true nature of US foreign policy. I've added a link to their work on my blog roll under "Patriot Games".

Stay safe.

leftisthebest said...

Hey Coldie!
Did you see over on Dennis Perrin's blog from 01 DEC. His sister-in-law was murdered in Indianapolis?

Coldtype said...

Yeah Lefty, unbelievable news.

leftisthebest said...

Well, Coldie, after several months I finally posted on SCC. I was prompted by his comments laying blame on liberals for the Tribune articles on police-related fatal shootings.

As I pointed out, most reporters would sell their mother in exchange for a prize-winning series. A bit of an overstatement, but it still smacks of the truth.

As I also wrote on the Tribune's web page, which asked for comments, it is funny they believe the accounts of civilian witnesses over officers.

The CSI programs have done more harm to police-citizen relations than help. These days a regular viewer thinks they are a Quincy. Including reporters who have no knowledge of the streets.

stay safe,

Coldtype said...

So true. I plan to post something I've been working on in a few days...hopefully.