RE John Pilger’s documentary, The War You Don’t See https://vimeo.com/67739294.
Journalists, administrators speak frankly of their personal shame for reporting the propaganda spewed out by the Government spin doctors (propaganda) for the Iraq War. (At the URL scroll down through the white space, there’s a white bar, click on the left end of it.)
It takes courage to expose yourself in this fashion, recorded for all to see and hear. The film is well worth your time.
(I happen coincidentally to be reading Ronald Wright’s What is America? (2008), a myth-busting book about the history of the violence of the U.S.)
BLESS JOHN PILGER for being a journalist who so effectively calls his fellow journalists to account. Democracy otherwise drowns in seas of propaganda, a real and imposing threat to us today. How many are aware?
ASIDE: Earlier postings related to Pilger
- http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=14923 Pilger on youtube re Terrorists.
- http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=50 Michael Moore working with Pilger in supporting Assange, 2010
- http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=10733 Pilger, member of the Brussels Tribunal. (Noam Chomsky also a member). Re protests over war-monger Cheney as keynote speaker in Toronto in 2013.
BIG DEAL IF I APPLAUD PILGER. (The War You Don’t See . . . EXTENDED)
What can I do to help John Pilger / his worthy work fighting propaganda ? . . . hmmm . . . the Universities have become instruments for propaganda.
I was taken aback by Julie Cafley’s recent analysis in the Globe and Mail of the problems at the universities. The elephant in the ivory towers is corporate influence which she does not even mention. That is a very serious omission. It is the vehicle by which the Universities become and are the propagandists. So I wrote
But why would Cafley be obtuse to the problem? . . . what is this organization for which she is a Vice-President, Canada’s Public Policy Forum?
http://www.ppforum.ca/ Aaaaah! Take a look. Explains everything. These guys PROMOTE corporate inclusion.
I am no John Pilger. But I can help out. I left a message on Julie Cafley’s voice mail. 613-238-7858 Ext: 229. She did not reply. I need to email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
I think we have to directly challenge – – well, we actually have to stop – – these people who so blithely sell-out our democracy. Corporatized universities are in the propaganda business. Propaganda is necessary to fascism.
John Pilger understands that. Most of us understand that. Why doesn’t a PhD know that?
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