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We Are the Most Lied-To, Gullible Populace on the Planet

Posted by honestpoet on March 20, 2008

Wowsers. This book of Noam Chomsky’s, Failed States, is just chock full of facts that show up our media and our government as a pack of liars.

The list of atrocities committed by our own government (like the 1985 bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which was actually committed by the CIA, a known fact at this point, though the media never bothered to correct the perception they created by passing along the government’s story that it was a terrorist) just boggles the mind. Presidents from both parties over the years have protected the oil companies’ interests in the Middle East with crime after crime against civilian populations over there. Some of them we’ve never heard a word about, some we’ve heard about but with a twisted slant to blame it all on terrorism. Wherever, in the Middle East, South America, or Asia, real democracy has flowered, we’ve stamped it out in favor of fascist regimes (like that of Saddam Hussein, who was put in power by JFK in the 60s) willing to cooperate with our interests.

If you want to know the facts about what’s really going on in the middle east, get this book. Like they’re stamping on our mail these days, those words of one of my cousins however many times removed and however imperfect himself, John Adams, “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” We need to wake up as a country and deal with the fact that we are living under a long-term fascist regime that started long before any of us were born, right back to the founding of our country, which purports to value freedom but which only gives it lip service, and which is actually set up to benefit the few, the super-rich, who head these multi-national corporations. It started with cotton. Now it’s oil.

The primary obstacle to progress for us as a species is America and our corrupt government. This is not a partisan issue, either. The Democrats are just as complicit, though BushCo, with its clumsy handling and constant underestimation of our intelligence, has certainly taken it to new heights, or should I say lows?

Please, let’s stop acting like mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed a load of BS. Let’s seek the truth, and it doesn’t have anything to do with Illuminati or reptilian hybrids. It’s got to do with money and power.


5 Responses to “We Are the Most Lied-To, Gullible Populace on the Planet”

  1. homeyra said

    Honest poet
    The more one reads history the more one is amazed, mainly by the huge gap between “what could have been done” and what was done.
    Is it just the human nature at work ? – weakness and corruption from our eastern side + the rest?
    Recent history is by itself as huge as a biblical tragedy – taken at small doses between 2 commercials.
    Thanks for your -intense- comment. As I wrote we are bound in this together.
    Take care

  2. honestpoet said

    Hi Homeyra,

    Yes, this is a human issue. It never fails to amaze me, reading history, that whoever has the power does abuse it. It seems we need to develop a decentralized governance that keeps concentrated power out of everyone’s hands. The distribution of wealth would flow from that naturally, without force.

    Have you ever studied the Celtic ways that existed in northern Europe before the Romans took over? They had some good ideas: there was equality between the sexes, they took care of orphans and the elderly, and no one city controlled another. Even the patterns of their roads showed that fact: they were connected in a network that showed each city in the center of a wheel enmeshed with the others.

    Bright blessings to you, sister.

  3. homeyra said

    What is shocking is that in 21st century, with all that wealth, knowledge, technology, experts, sophisticated press, international institutions such as the UN … etc. issues of poverty and hunger are chiefly ignored.
    Such a neglect from the educated ones has lowered the International standard of conduct, and leaders of less developed countries are well aware of that.
    It seems that the Think Tanks (in Naomi Klein’s words: the people who are paid to think by those who make the tanks!) have decided to impose their order, no matter what, over the “less civilized tribes of the world”.
    I don’t know about the Celtic ways. I’ll have to look it up.

  4. honestpoet said

    There are some think tanks completely opposed to what’s going on, but the Administration chooses to ignore those who disagree.

    Those who do endorse the barbarism are simply propaganda machines, no different from the propaganda produced in support of the Nazis.

    The UN is powerless and has lost all credibility. It’s frustrating…it makes so much sense for humans to unite to solve our common problems, but nationalism still holds sway. Nationalism and religious partisanship cause so much suffering, though of course they’re just tools used by those who make money and gain power through war.

  5. Michael said

    We need to build the new social and economic system, and whether we do or not the old one is unsustainable. We cannot continue to live at the expense of future generations, we are the future generation now and we will live in the world we now create. What kind of world will we make it?

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