Sunday, September 12, 2004

Three Years After 9/11: More than 40% of Americans Still Think Saddam Did It: A remarkable statistic, which demonstrates several things: the power of propaganda and government lying; the (wholly undeserved) trust the public places in Power and in their leaders; the complicity of the corporate media, which acts as a 'megaphone for power' rather than a 'democratic resource'; the inattentiveness of the public to the crucial facts of the world; and the failure of opposition leaders such as Kerry, Latham and the British one (if they have one) to challenge and rebut the narrative constructed by government power. As an example of the latter, when a terrorist bombing occurs in Jakarta, Mark Latham, instead of debunking the 'war on terror' and the invasion of Iraq, calls for a 'campaigning truce.'

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