"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up."

Arthur Koestler 

Entries in Propaganda (71)


Fake Flyer?

While I am not tottally convinced either way, the preponderance of the evidence is that the flyer requiring Jewish registration in Donetsk is fake. 


Who Ya Going Blame? 

One reason that Yanukovych is now the former president of the Ukraine was that snipers killed many protesters. Of course Yanukovych was responsible ... of course. When I first heard about the snipers, my first thought was not that the Ukrainian government was responsible. There is a long history of what are called false flags. 

Here is how Wikipedia describes a false flag operation:

False flag (aka Black Flag) operations are covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is flying the flag of a country other than one's own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and can be used in peace-time. 

Here is where I have discussed this before

So did the former Ukrainian government kill the protestors? The foreign minster of Estonia, after a trip to Ukraine, thought that the Ukrainian government was not involved in the sniping. He thinks that it was the protestors themselves. Here is the intercepted phone call: 


Was he right? I have no idea. There is in fact no way to know who killed whom. The main thing to take away from this is that we who are thousands of miles away do not know anything beyond what we are told. 

Do you believe what you are told? 


More on Snowdon


He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune

There is an interesting problem with modern journalists: Someone has to pay them. In this case the journalist interviewing Greenwald is paid by the government. In most cases when not paid by the government, it is the big media conglomerates that pay the salaries.

There is a saying:

"He who pays the piper calls the tune."

One reason I do not watch most news programs is this issue. I applaud those like Greenwald who bring us information that the "powers that be" do not want us to have.


Are You Crazy? 

I can just see you asking this as I recommend that you watch a four-hour documentary. But this BBC documentary is that important. If you want to understand how the world works, at least the part of the world I call Babylon the Great, then invest the time.

Originally I had commentary of each of the four parts when I first recommended the series. The original links no longer work, so the one link below is the one you will have to use if you watch. If you want to know my understanding of the documentary, click the following links.

This is a different Bernays

Part I 

Part II

Part III

Part IV

The beloved editor of the Prophecy Podcast blog, Pam Dewey, has also written about these issues, and the "star" of the documentary, Edward Bernays. Click here for her commentary.

The Wizard of Adz 

If this is the first time you have thought about these issues, this documentary could literally change how you look at the world.