I Grew Up Believing in Time Magazine’s Version of America – Gareth Porter on RAI (1/3)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that by the end of the Vietnam War, he understood the US government and military could do terrible thing…

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  1. I am fascinated with how we are each lead to believe certain things by
    virtue of various kinds of manipulation. Some will point to overt
    propaganda as the most obvious methods of instilling ideas and creating a
    core belief paradigm. What is being described is a self-driven system
    which becomes evidence how such manipulation manifests in a kind of group
    think.

    Group think is certainly present in the ideology which underlies the so
    called US Military Industrial Complex in America. It is also evident in
    much of the media in which propaganda increasingly masquadres as as actual
    news. However group think generated by manipulation of the populace is not
    isolated to the United States.
    It does not matter where one goes in the world governments of every stripe
    manipulate the citizens by one means or another, openly and directly or via
    indirect even covert methods. But things are changing in an age when
    information is no longer restricted to specific channels.

    The basic human desire for peace, freedom and prosperity are becoming a
    powerful counter force to any propaganda which rests outside these most
    fundamental aspects of the human experience. Independant thought arising
    from common decency and the innate desire for dignity are changing the
    world and challenging those who continue to create conflict.

    It has become increasingly clear that old systems of belief, no matter how
    well rooted will give way as more and more people begin to think and act
    independent of any attempt to manipulate or control them. I think there is
    a movement towards a societies where critical thinking will help to unmask
    those who’s agenda has been to keep in place the status quo. 

  2. #us #israel #investigativejournalist
    “I Grew Up Believing in Time Magazine’s Version of America – Gareth Porter
    on RAI (Part 1 of 3)
    Published on Mar 15, 2014
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that by the end of the
    Vietnam War, he understood the US government and military could do terrible
    things.”

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