.. no worthwhile project ever ...
.. requires a veil of lies ...
.. let alone a flood
Thesis/Subtitle: we are lied to every day; lies of both commission & omission, via and often *assisted* by the corrupt and venal MSM+PFBCs
Concomitant: the lies are attempts to disguise crimes, worst = murder for spoil
Corollary: the US and illegitimate side-kick IL have been mass-murdering innocents, latest since 6Aug'45 and 27Nov'46 respectively
Preamble: The 4 'basic' crimes are lying, cheating, theft and murder. The 1st, lying is both pre- and post-requisite to crime; how else to avoid self-incrimination? The other 3 involve harming some (usually) innocent victim; the 'ultimate' harm being murder. I make no secret of my 'allergy' to crime and criminals in general, and to the US/Zs in particular.
My 'allergy' to US/Zs is not reflexive but reactive - in the face of 'hard' evidence; I don't expect that to be controversial.
While 'growing up,' I was 'subjected' to US-cultural PRopaganda, i.e. the 'Superman sagas,' say, whereby Superman fought baddies in the name of 'peace, justice and the American way.' In hindsight, it was almost all totally misleading; the *true* 'American way' at its own depraved ultimate is to mass-murder for spoil (definitively proven by the US "Shock'n whore" of Iraq). Ditto for the Zionists of Israel&Co.; the Zs invaded, terrorised, ethnically cleansed using genocidal methods and now squat on land/property improperly alienated from the mostly Palestinian ELO/Os; IL is and remains an un-remedied major crime-scene.
Additionally while 'growing up,' I was 'informed' mostly by the AusBC 'news.' That I was in fact *mis*informed ("When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie" - which I did not find out about until relatively recently (9/11+)), but that misinforming is *proof* of AusBC perfidy.
The year 67AB, where AB is from both A-bomb and abomination 'commemorates' the atomic bombing of Hiroshima = the 1st use of an A-bomb on people; "The bombs killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945, ... In both cities, the overwhelming majority of the dead were civilians."
For cold-blooded mass-murderers, lying is a (requisite) snack; end preamble.
The Hiroshima Lie
by John V. Denson
August 2, 2006
«Also, the opinion of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was reported to have said in a press conference on September 22, 1945, that "The Admiral took the opportunity of adding his voice to those insisting that Japan had been defeated before the atomic bombing and Russia’s entry into the war." In a subsequent speech at the Washington Monument on October 5, 1945, Admiral Nimitz stated "The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war." It was learned also that on or about July 20, 1945, General Eisenhower had urged Truman, in a personal visit, not to use the atomic bomb. Eisenhower’s assessment was "It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing . . . to use the atomic bomb, to kill and terrorize civilians, without even attempting [negotiations], was a double crime."»
Comment: You, dear reader, may believe what you like, that's only natural. But *precisely because* sooo many people tell sooo many lies, we are well advised to pay more attention to what the crims actually do, rather than to whatever it is that they are saying this week.
«The long article became the subject of a front-page article and editorial in The New York Times and in the editorial it was stated "There can be no doubt that the president and Mr. Stimson are right when they mention that the bomb caused the Japanese to surrender." Later, in 1959, President Truman specifically endorsed this conclusion, including the idea that it saved the lives of a million American soldiers. This myth has been renewed annually by the news media and various political leaders ever since.»
Comment: Latest with Judith Miller's 'erring' WMD-reporting, the NYT is *known* to propagate lies, in service of its 'ultimate masters' = the US regime, to support that regime's policies of mass-murdering to steal.
1. “The process [of mass-media deception] has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies all this is indispensably necessary."
Comment: "Indispensably necessary" for perpetrators that is, plus their accessories, apologists, lying hasbarahists and PRopagandists, here especially the corrupt&venal MSM+PFBCs.
2. "You Have To Keep Repeating Things To Catapult The Propaganda"
~George W. Bush
Comment: No comment.
3. “Good propaganda does not need to lie, indeed it may not lie. It has no reason to fear the truth. It is a mistake to believe that people cannot take the truth. They can. It is only a matter of presenting the truth to people in a way that they will be able to understand. A propaganda that lies proves that it has a bad cause. It cannot be successful in the long run.”
Comment: Here we see how unfortunately things have developed; the US/PRopaganda and Z/hasbarah is *replete* with lies, my emphasis.
4. "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
Comment: Contended; nevertheless IMHO true, my emphasis.
5. “In this they [the Jews] proceeded on the sound principle that the magnitude of a lie always contains a certain factor of credibility, since the great masses of the people in the very bottom of their hearts tend to be corrupted rather than consciously and purposely evil, and that, therefore, in view of the primitive simplicity of their minds, they more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things, but would be ashamed of lies that were too big. Such a falsehood will never enter their heads, and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery and infamous misrepresentation in others...”
Comment: Non-contended alternative to (4).
6. “Where is there dignity unless there is Honesty?”
1. Basic Statistics for United States Imperialism
Comment: Link may not work, hence via google/cache or google/query.
2. Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Comment: Consider buying one or both of Blum's books.
Argument: Going back to 'Superman,' one could say: 'It's only a movie!' - but one would be wrong, since the expectations raised are wrong and the reality is 180° opposite = no peace and light but murdering for spoil.
Going back to the A-bombings, one could say: 'It saved US lives!' - but one would be wrong, since the Japanese were already defeated and the regime was expected to expire practically without further action. The US needed *real data* on *live subjects*, and needed to demonstrate their utter depravity to the USSR and all others: "See what we can do *AND DID*!"
Going back to UNGA181, one could say (actually, Zs do say): 'God promised it to us!' - but the Zs are wrong, since *no-one* has any right to dispossess others by illegal force of arms (i.e. Plan Dalet/Deir Yassin and all other such outrages before, during and since), and the UN had no right to 'enable' any such crime. That the crime that is Israel is allowed to persist is *proof* of UN perfidy.
Going forward to the 'current moment,' since 9/11, the US has invaded/smashed Afghanistan and Iraq, F+UK/NATO recently invaded/smashed Libya, and the US+'Western' SQSHsO are instigating, pushing (psychopathic mercenaries in) & supporting (arming the aggressors) a 'proxy war' (thanks, but "No, thanks!" to Ban Ki-moon) primarily (and *grossly* illegally) for 'regime change' against the innocent people of Syria, but secondarily against Iran, Russia and China.
Q: Where and what exactly is 'peace, justice and the American way?'
Fazit: One could ask, nay demand: Who will rid us of the US/Z scourge?
^ Update, 18:19; PS Following-up on the refs:
1. Basic Statistics for United States Imperialism
«In 1938, the Nazis claimed that they needed to perform a “humanitarian intervention” in the Sudetenland (in the modern Czech Republic) in order to stop “ethnic violence.” Of course, it was Nazi thugs carrying out the “ethnic violence” in the first place, but never mind that small detail.
[me: think Libya]
In 1939, the fascists contrived Operation Canned Goods—a faked attack on a German border patrol, which was allegedly a surprise massacre, carried out by Polish military personnel. Evil Slavic Untermenschen Evildoer Terrorists! Too bad, however, that we now know those corpses in German uniform shown on Nazi TV to be dead Poles, kidnapped and murdered; the German public, though, went insane with jingoism, calling for invasions and genocide.
[me: think Houla]
As we shall see, this is a technique learned by the Nazis from the masters of such things in the US (Hitler credited the development of the “Final Solution” to his study of US treatment of Native Americans), and something that was then perfected by the US after it recovered and reconciled with its mad dog Nazi assets during the Cold War.
[me: no comment]
The overall pattern is using irrelevant, misinterpreted, or completely fabricated events in order to convince all of the clarences (who had nothing to gain from militarism, but who were susceptible to jingoism, racism, ethnocentrism) that... war is a great fucking idea! NB that many of these propaganda hoaxes seem to be more effective now than they were when first produced. Also NB, these are the times that the state was forced, for whatever reasons, to consult with the public - either Congress or the people. Most US crimes are committed without recourse to either, or with only a general, vague acknowledgement: “Oh, that CIA is just protecting Freedom from Evil! We can’t tell you what they’re doing specifically, because that would compromise them to the Forces of Darkness!”»
Comment: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose; the WW2 evil didn't end, it merely swappied 'sides.'
2. Referred to by Blum article:
by Michael Parenti
Chapter 3: Intervention: Whose gain? Whose pain?
«Preserving Politico-Economic Domination and the International Capital Accumulation System.
Specific investments are not the only imperialist concern. There is the overall commitment to safeguarding the global class system, keeping the world's land, labor, natural resources, and markets accessible to transnational investors. More important than particular holdings is the whole process of investment and profit. To defend that process the imperialist state thwarts and crushes those popular movements that attempt any kind of redistributive politics, sending a message to them and others that if they try to better themselves by infringing upon the prerogatives of corporate capital, they will pay a severe price.»
Comment 1: Only Ch3 and looong - but well worth the time, my emphasis.
Comment 2; note: "the imperialist state thwarts and crushes those popular movements that attempt any kind of redistributive politics ..."
Comment 3: In a nutshell; don't dare try to improve the lot of your people, or the US will smash you, and your country as well; proof = see all recent US-targets. Repeat: Who will rid us of this scourge?
 abominate v. (-ting) detest, loathe. abomination n. [Latin: related to *abominable] [POD]
ELO/Os = hapless erstwhile legal owner/occupiers
MSM = mainstream media (print and broadcast), aka 'corrupt&venal'
PFBCs = publicly-financed broadcasters, like the AusBC
ppp-dd'd = pushed propaganda paradigm dumbed-down
PRopaganda = PR + propaganda, usual qualifier: 'lying'
SQSHsO = snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on
US-MMH = Media (aka press, radio + TV), Madison Ave., Hollywood
US&/Zs = the US of A and/or Zionists; sometimes indistinguishable
XS-CO2-CCC = excess CO2 climate-change catastrophe
the year 67AB of
the ugly, uglier -
.. no worthwhile project ever ...