Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sometimes you see something that proves just how weird it is. CNN and Al-Jazeera's homepage at the same time. And here is the thing about Al-Jazeera, they are the BBC of the Persian Gulf. They are straight up. It is not an instrument of propaganda. They never have an Arab point of view without it being countered by the Israeli point of view, even hasbara.
The American approach to social control is so much more sophisticated and pervasive that it deserves a new name. It not propaganda any more, it's “prop-agenda”. It's not so much the control of what we think, but the control of what we think about
Propaganda works because we don't know we're being propagandized. How could anyone suggest that in this beacon of 'freedom and democracy', the magnificent United States of Amnesia, that we are programmed to to follow an ideology?