Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Stumbling on the truth

"Capitol Riots were a Dark Day for American Journalism" (Cockburn): 

"Events on Capitol Hill provided damning evidence of this decline in American journalism when Robert Moore, ITV News’s Washington correspondent, was the only television correspondent to make his way into the Capitol in the middle of the turmoil. He later expressed astonishment that, given the vast resources of US television and the thousands of journalists in Washington, that it should be “a solitary TV crew from Britain that was the only one to capture this moment in history – it’s bizarre”."

This was a set-up, so 'journalists' weren't there in case they should accidentally stumble on the facts which would have interfered with the Narrative (it is not clear they would know an actual fact if they ran into it, but nobody wants to take the chance).  This Narrative is extra important, as it has to bear the weight of Assholia turning into even more of a police state than it already is.

"Does the West Repeating Claims of China Committing Genocide in Xinjiang Reify It?" (Petersen).  Thus is a warmongering tale, like yellowcake, or Atta in Prague, or the Gulf of Tonkin 'incident', or babies thrown out of incubators (how many times must we allow them to get away with this, forgetting each previous whopper when the new one appears?!), so it requires more proof than bald assertions from some obviously crazed ideologue with a warmongering program, particularly in the face of considerable evidence to the contrary.  We've also got the use of terrorism as an imperial weapon, commonly used by Assholia, meaning that normal, careful, anti-terrorist activities by the Chinese government have been weaponized by the people who seek war.  We have to stop letting them get away with it.  As a reminder, the CIA sent Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Dagestan to foment similar terrorism against Russian interests, just before they repurposed him and his brother as patsies in Boston.  Allowing Assholia to get away with this kind of bullshit just encourages them to keep doing it, causing untold human suffering.  The most bizarre thing is that this goes on constantly, like by rote, with no real purpose, as Assholia has no intention of fighting a war against China, a war they know they would lose, and a war against a country with an enormous economic connection to the functioning of the Assholian economy, not to mention the only important issue, which is that there are no shekels in it.

"Facebook Announces Plan To Break Up U.S. Government Before It Becomes Too Powerful" (The Onion).  A joke in Assholia (maybe), but much more serious in Australia (and Canada, and elsewhere), where it is the plan.
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