Endless Propaganda Fuels “War on Terror”
By James F. Tracy
In the wake of World War I, erstwhile propagandist and political scientist Harold Lasswell famously defined propaganda as “the management of collective attitudes” and the “control over opinion” through “the manipulation of significant symbols.” The extent to which this tradition is enthusiastically upheld in the West and the United States in particular is remarkable. The American public is consistently propagandized by its government and corporate news media on the most vital of contemporary issues and events. Deception on such a scale would be of little consequence if the US was not the most powerful economic and military force on earth.
“I’m going to engage in intellectual inquiry wherever it may take me, even if it goes straight into the the very existence and bowels of the University of California, Yale, you name it.”-Darrell Hamamto
On this week’s edition of Real Politik James is joined by University of California Davis Professor Darrell Hamamoto, The two discuss politics within the academy, the ideological correctness that tends to characterize professional life within the modern American university system, and how such orientations impede the quest for knowledge and truth. They also consider the challenges faced by the younger generation, and the major influences on modern social thought, such as the work of C. Wright Mills and Herbert Marcuse.
An Open Letter to The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
From: William Brandon Shanley and
Sandy Hook Justice
To: Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
August 21, 2014
via Commission website
[Image Credit: Los Angeles Times]
I request that this letter goes to all members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
By Patrick Murphy
(Editor’s Note: This was initially submitted as a comment at MHB on August 19. Indeed, various reportage and analysis from independent media outlets [see, for example, here, here, and here] suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security are actively involved in manipulating and aggravating the regrettable events in Ferguson, Missouri.
With this in mind, it should also be noted that a 2013 report from Judicial Watch revealed how the Department of Justice’s “Community Relations Service, was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.” -JFT)
James speaks to independent journalist and media producer James Corbett of The Corbett Report on TFR’s Real Politik program. They discuss Corbett’s seven-year career as producer of unique alternative news and analysis, in addition to his work, Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve, an important new feature-length documentary.
On July 9, 2014, 52 international scientists submitted a declaration to Health Canada, urgently calling on government to minimize the public’s exposure to the radiation emitted by wireless devices including cell and cordless phones, Wi-Fi, smart meters and baby monitors.
Currently, RF exposure guidelines in four countries. China, Russia, Italy, and Switzerland, based on biological effects, are 100 times more stringent than Canadian and U.S. guidelines.
On August 13 James Tracy’s new program, Real Politik, debuted on the Truth Frequency Radio network. The hour-long interview show will be broadcast each Wednesday at 6:00PM Eastern Standard Time, and mp3 files of the program may be downloaded at TFR’s Real Politik page here following its initial airing.
By Prof. Jason Kissner
What follows either signifies next to nothing or something rather unsettling. On June 3, 2014 someone writing by the name of “Duke Reichert” contributed an article to the MemoryHole blog entitled “Gut Feeling: Something is Wrong with Newtown.”
[Former San Francisco State University professor and spiritual guru Stephen Gaskin preaches to followers at his "Sandy Hook Church of Christ" circa 1972 in Summertown, Tennessee. "It's easier to be God than to see God," Gaskin proclaimed. Image Credit: remazcla.com]
The following letter was received via USPS on August 11, 2014 from Richard Andrew Poplawski. Mr. Poplawski was tried, convicted, and sentenced in Pennsylvania to death by lethal injection in 2011 for fatally shooting three Pittsburgh police officers on April 4, 2009. He asserts that unanswered questions remain in the case.
This week’s guest is Chris Emery, independent journalist, media producer, and production associate at Free Mind Films. Chris and James discuss Free Mind Films’ epic documentary A Noble Lie (2011) from the perspective of the creators and Oklahoma City residents. They also cover Free Mind Films’ more recent projects, including State of Mind: The Psychology of Control (2013), the future release of A Noble Lie Directors’ Cut, and a forthcoming collaboration with author James Perloff examining the Council on Foreign Relations.