25 votes

Connecting The Dots On Syria: Fooling Enough Of The People Enough Of The Time


There once was a country where the leaders enjoyed playing tricks on the public, and could always count on its friends in the “media” to play along. The joke was to tell the public the same old lie again and again, and see if anyone ever stood up to protest. The government knew that the public would put up with almost anything unless it involved pulling away the plate in front of them or shutting off their television.

Short of that, they would tolerate anything—while ignoring warnings that they were being had—because the popular culture had convinced them that “politics” was boring or somehow unfashionable and unworthy of their attention. Those few who prided themselves on being oh-so-informed were the biggest victims of all, because they were not sufficiently vigilant about their sources of information.

Hum That Tune

Most people in the United States today would agree that the Vietnam War was a debacle. Hundreds of thousands died, the other side won, and now thousands of Americans visit the place and come back with stories about the incredible graciousness of people on the bad end of seven million tons of American bombs.

Flash forward four decades. Only a portion of the American population understands that the Iraq war was a trick—that it was never about Al Qaeda, or WMD, or furthering democracy.

(read the rest at the URL)

Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
No.7's picture

thank you

The second paragraph.... awesome. Politics are supposed to be boring. Who'da thunk?

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

More info...

What's Really Going On: Unraveling Iran, Syria & The Gulf Cooperation Council


I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!



Tony Cartalucci at Land Destroyer has also been keeping tabs on the activities of the neo-colonialists since about 2007 and has a very worthwhile archive of information on the ongoing perpetual war.


"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)



it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Email. Up vote. Share.

Get this out.