To Act Or Not To Act: the Dilemma of the Conspiracy Observer 107

tin-foil-hatBy Patrick Murphy

Those of us who are interested in getting to the bottom of conspiracies have been presented with new challenges as spectacular national atrocity events have become increasingly frequent.  In an article published here more than a year ago I speculated that this stepped-up pace points to a looming denouement.  It looks to me like a pattern.  While each dramatic event stands alone as its own special stage play, it is also likely that each of them is a mere “act” in a much larger production, unfolding over the course of decades, and although I believe that the plot is approaching its culmination, I can’t know what that will look like, or exactly when it will happen.  How many more of these traumas will we be subjected to, before whole story is played out?

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No Lies Radio, March 7, 2014 22

From No Lies Radio

Communications [censored] James Tracy of Memory Hole Blog wonders why the foundation-funded “left” is so touchy about 9/11 truth and other subjects that might displease their paymasters. He wonders whether even the best of the foundation-funded media-watchdog groups, Project Censored, “is censoring non progressive-left outlets, including Infowars, while promoting nonsense like the SPLC’s ‘hate map’ and climate non-science.”

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The Magnificent Achievements of Eco-Propaganda 132

By James F. Tracy

Today a good deal of what qualifies as propaganda is much more subtle than overt. When an entire civilization or way of life is to be significantly altered the tried-and-true method of “repeating a lie until it becomes truth” needs to be done over a period of many years and in a multitude of varying ways to take hold and change the very assumptions and beliefs of a people.

This process is especially vital for reaching a given society’s more elite demographic—the opinion leaders who perceive themselves as “smarter than the average bear” and thus impervious to simple appeals and indoctrination.

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The Sandy Hook School Massacre: A Compendium of Research and Analysis 64

Beginning in the late 1960s Operation Gladio and its corollary maneuvers proceeded throughout Europe, spanning over two decades. Researchers and even the testimony of public officials have since proven that the series of seemingly random orchestrated bombings and shootings was intended to cultivate the necessary degree of anxiety and “tension” that would keep the populace tethered to police state authority and supportive of the right wing regimes preferred by Western powers.

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Sandy Hook One Year After 220

By James F. Tracy

As the nation approaches the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, mainstream media are predictably excluding from their tragedy porn any substantive analysis of the idiosyncratic, misleading, and in some cases flagrantly propagandistic reportage of the event that might call the official story into question.

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Jeremy Scahill Attacks Alex Jones, Defends “Real Journalism” 108

By James F. Tracy

Progressive-left media icon Jeremy Scahill told a caller to C-SPAN’s Book TV that Austin Texas talk show host Alex Jones is a “lunatic” and a significant detriment to “real journalism that journalists are doing.”

Scahill was asked who he thought represented “the most legimate … form of journalism”–Jones or Amy Goodman. “[I have] to be very careful about choosing my words here,” Scahill cautioned. The writer then proceeded to call Jones an “absolute, die-hard lunatic, and to even mention him in the same sentence as Amy Goodman is an incredible insult to Amy Goodman.”

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Delving Into “Disinfo Wars” 48

Kevin Barrett interviews Nolan Higdon and James Tracy on Truth Jihad Radio.

Higdon’s article, “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind,” was published by Project Censored in September 2013. Tracy posted a critique of the piece at Memory Hole earlier this month; a response from Higdon appeared shortly thereafter.

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The Financial Bearings of Manufactured Dissent 99

By James F. Tracy

This article was originally published at Memory Hole and Global Research on August 3, 2012. It is reposted here for further consideration in light of Nolan Higdon’s article, “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones’ War on Your Mind,” published by Project Censored’s in September 2013, and the exchange concerning that work taking place here earlier this month.

The following should not be seen as a blanket condemnation of progressive media outlets, which often produce important work. Rather, the observations suggest how, particularly when faced with the challenge of forthrightly addressing “deep events” and the equivalent, such media are arguably subject to similar institutional pressures and self-censorship more overtly exhibited by their corporate-owned counterparts.*

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“Disinfo Wars” Author Responds 76

(Received October 8, 2013)

Following the publication of my article, “DisinfoWars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind,” I was disheartened to read a blazing critique of the piece and Project Censored–who published it–from James Tracy. Given that we both worked on Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times, which was released just a few days before his critique, I would have assumed Tracy would have contacted Project Censored or me about the release of his article: “With ‘Disinfo Wars’ Project Censored Abandons Principles.” However, he did not and consequently released a critique chock-full of omissions and distortions.

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