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Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned.

The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules Committee's official website.

The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns.

The bi-partisan amendment is sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State.

Full article is here


It would seem Faux News isn't doing enough to whip Americans into a jingoistic frenzy, so maybe some official looking communications from the Neocons over at State and the Pentagon will finally persuade enough Americans of our "need" to go indiscriminately kill masses of brown people somewhere half way around the world.

Like the American people aren't inundated with a surfeit of lies and propaganda already.

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The stupid thing about this

The stupid thing about this is it's not even necessary. The entire news media establishment is already tripping all over itself to please and report ONLY what their overlords in Washington ask them to, and all OTHER opinions or facts on any given matter are either ignored or labeled as kookery.

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Like they did with the Japanese and Germans in WWII

we may see special trailers at the cinemas featuring outlandish caricatures of the people in whatever country they next want to bomb.

Maybe they want to portray Ron Paul supporters as terrorist sympathizers.

This really does make you wonder what they're up to that they feel the need for this sort of license.

As "racist" as you'd want us to believe foreign policy...

to be....and given the military's present demographics, I'd say it was probably more true to say that such policy is doubly racist as it sends a good number of our brown people...people economically thrust into the uniform, over to kill, and be killed by, their brown people. Freakin' twisted huh?

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Adam Smith? The one who authored the amendment to

NDAA cosponsored by Ron Paul? That makes no sense.



It passed. I saw the headline

It passed. I saw the headline as reported by The Blaze on my Facebook newstream.

Blessings )o(


People need to see this. BUMP

Just a new Name

The Patriot act was originally introduced when the car bombs went off in the WTC parking garage was it 91 or 92?. At the time it didnt have a nifty name just a HR.

The banker bailout bill which Americans called Washington in major protest and it failed the first time around, Mr Bush told them they didnt mean to vote that way and reintroduced the bailout bill and this time it passes.

PIPA / CISPA - Here we go again
NDAA fighting over the 3 little sections.

Who writes this Anti American legislation?

If our elected representatives can not be bothered to read a bill to actually know what they are voting for. Should they be bothered to pick up a paycheck or even come back to represent us? If they do not want to do the job they are elected to do, there are pleanty of people who hold genuine interest in doing what is best and right for thier fellow Americans.

We as Americans need a quicker method for showing the door to those elected representatives who vote against the Constitution or Bill of Rights and that do not represent our best interests.

well i guess too

many of you liberty for all people aren't being fooled by the current misinformation tactics, they have to up the stakes. As if they ever stopped feeding the masses garbage.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson


The rush to pass all of this legislation is very worrisome.