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Why Disinformation Works - Paul Craig Roberts


...We have reached the point where evidence is no longer required. The government’s statements suffice. Only conspiracy kooks produce real evidence.

In America, government statements have a unique authority. This authority comes from the white hat that the US wore in World War II and in the subsequent Cold War. It was easy to demonize Nazi Germany, Soviet Communism and Maoist China. Even today when Russian publications interview me about the perilous state of civil liberty in the US and Washington’s endless illegal military attacks abroad, I sometimes receive reports that some Russians believe that it was an impostor who was interviewed, not the real Paul Craig Roberts. There are Russians who believe that it was President Reagan who brought freedom to Russia, and as I served in the Reagan administration these Russians associate me with their vision of America as a light unto the world. Some Russians actually believe that Washington’s wars are truly wars of liberation.

The same illusions reign among Chinese dissidents. Chen Guangcheng is the Chinese dissident who sought refuge in the US Embassy in China. Recently he was interviewed by the BBC World Service. Chen Guangcheng believes that the US protects human rights while China suppresses human rights. He complained to the BBC that in China police can arrest citizens and detain them for as long as six months without accounting for their detainment. He thought that the US and UK should publicly protest this violation of due process, a human right. Apparently, Chen Guangcheng is unaware that US citizens are subject to indefinite detention without due process and even to assassination without due process...

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Why disinformation does not work...

Because, we the people, expose it in the alternative media.

The truthful, coming media that will soon RULE the day...alternative, soon to be, ACCEPTED REAL media!

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Mass acceptence of deciet.

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Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

What you posted is called How to spot a liar by Pamela Meyer. Sounds good so far... she just mentioned $957 billion in securities fraud as an example of the costs of lying...

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Mass delusion stops when people only seek the truth.

Some call it "waking up". It's really turning to seek the truth. To turn or revolve: Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

This American Way seems to obfuscate truth and deny due process.

Ron Paul has suggested that we start by establishing proper roles for government on all levels.

Distributor of disinformation is not something I would agree to pay for, nor something I will accept unchallenged.

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