government monopoly on lying

An interesting exchange between Matt Taibbi and Russel Brand on the modern versions of
mis / disinformation and censorship.

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/we-cant-let-them-do-this-interview

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and the connection to the brain drain of the media addicted public
is indicative of how well this solid wall is working, IMO. To question the
propaganda, and the volume of push-back, shows censorship's weakness.

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we nicknamed her Olivia neutron bomb in a nod to her explosive delivery.

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@QMS @QMS A buddy just sent me this...

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L to R: Mickey Dolenz, Olivia, Keith Moon (!), Mark Volman (Turtles - Flo and Eddie) at what was likely a charity (tennis?) event in L.A. methinks.

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America’s Deep State Is Its ‘Elected’ Government
09.08.2022

Written by Eric Zuesse

Today’s U.S. ‘democracy’ is ruled by a virtually 100% neoconservative and neoliberal team, both in Congress and in the White House, which team represents the billionaires of both of the nation’s two political Parties. (The idea behind this ‘democracy’ is that because there is more than a single political party, it ‘cannot’ be a “totalitarian” Government, but is instead necessarily a ‘democratic’ Government — as-if there can’t be a multi-Party dictatorship, which is what most dictatorships now are, multiple Parties all representing different factions of the oligarchy, with corruption controlling, thereby, all of the major Parties.) It is stunningly bipartisan, both for neoconservatism (expansion of the U.S. empire to include yet more nations, such as Syria, Venezuela, Russia, China, Iran, etc., as being future U.S. ‘allies’ or vassal-nations), and for neoliberalism (enforcing accountability ONLY downward toward employees and the poor, never upward toward the billionaires or the national Government’s owners themselves, so that America has the world’s highest percentage of its population in prison, and those prisoners are far below the average national income and far below the average personal wealth too).

America’s Deep State represents 100% both Democratic Party billionaires and Republican Party billionaires; and, therefore, on all of the issues on which all billionaires agree — such as on neoconservatism and on neoliberalism — the votes in Congress are virtually 100% in favor of a given item of proposed new legislation.
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Here is how the former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, phrased this matter, when he was asked about corruption in the U.S. Government:

It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or being elected president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members. So, now we’ve just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over. … At the present time the incumbents, Democrats and Republicans, look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves. Somebody that is already in Congress has a great deal more to sell.

There is considerable speculation about “America’s permanent government,” and about America’s “Deep State,” and especially about how, on issues of neoconservatism (America’s MIC or Military Industrial Complex, plus its intelligence agencies) and on issues of neoliberalism (holding harmless, instead of prosecuting and imprisoning or executing, the controlling owners of criminal mega-corporations), there is effectively no difference in America between the two political Parties; but there is almost no public discussion of the possible extent to which that “permanent government,” and that “Deep State,” consists actually of America’s s’elected’ rulers, and especially of the billionaires who s’elected’ all and each one of them.
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It’s not for nothing that, worldwide, a higher percentage of people consider the U.S. Government to be the biggest threat to world peace than think any other nation’s Government is. It’s NOT because America is a democracy, but because it isn’t.

America suffers not from its presence of democracy, but from its absence.

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When Will Foreign Leaders Start Asking To Speak To America’s REAL Government?

At what point do Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping begin saying, “No, we’re not doing another fake phone call with America’s fake government. Put me in touch with the actual people who are responsible for the issues I am concerned about. Who is making the actual decisions on these specific matters? Let me talk to them. I demand to speak to your real government.”

https://caityjohnstone.medium.com/when-will-foreign-leaders-start-asking...

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