We generally use the analytical part of our brain. However, when a jarring or shocking piece of information is presented the brain moves into the limbic system. The limbic system structures are involved in many of our emotions and motivations, particularly those that are related to survival such as fear and anger. This mechanism is used in advertising and propaganda to trigger the “sleeper effect”.
It is one of the most important aspects of our media system, and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris.
The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world.
Freak V-Day glitch? Facebook engine CENSORS iconic photo with Soviet flag raised over Reichstag’, 9 May, 2020, RT.com
As I remember it, it was the same airbrushing under Barack Obomba, but I couldn’t easily find a citation, so…onward.
I’ve said many times that I’m writing my last essay about elections. It’s become almost a joke, since every week’s essay is “the last,” and there’s always one more essay I need to write. Well, this is (finally!) the last electoral essay.
We just spent $2T dollars on a Corona Stimulus Package to rescue
people the corporations. We were, once again, caught off guard because, we expected our ‘leaders’ to have a certain level of integrity. Even though, again and again, they disappoint. This is a Lucy pulling the football out from under us; throwing us off balance. Lurching. Enraged.
First, Part 4 of UkraineGate (of a projected 8 parts) from Les-Crises.fr has been published.
This feeling has been present with me for a long time now. I've been trying to pinpoint it but can't really. It must have been around the time of the 2015-2016 Democratic Primary that it began to become more apparent and coalesce as a tangible thing to me. Perhaps two of the biggest examples have been the success of Chapo Trap House and the Jimmy Dore Show, both unapologetic, hilarious and radical shows (the former more dashingly radical than the latter) with tons of subscribers.
Happy Halloween to all…a day for Spooks to have a bit of fun at our expense; so how fitting a report this is today. Part I was here (Cafe version, C99% version). I know many of you know an order of magnitude more than I do about all this, but this issue is of prime importance to what remains of the shreds of Democracy in Amerika to me.
‘Justice Dept. investigation of Russia probe is criminal in nature, person familiar with case says’, WaPo, October 24, 2019, Matt Zapotosky
“The federal prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William P. Barr to examine the origins of the FBI’s probe of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is conducting an investigation officials consider criminal in nature, according to a person familiar with the matter.
A couple of weeks ago, I began an analysis of capitalism's catechism. Here's the next entry in the series.