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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:44 PM

Propaganda. [View all]

Recognize it. Reject it.

When this news came out, this board was filled with outrage and horror. Hours later, the corporate propaganda brigade has now littered GD with their predictable rationalizations, justifications, and carefully worded advertisements to justify even this. Even this.

Like the proverbial frog on a slowly warming stove, we got here gradually. And we are still urged by the corporate mouthpieces to believe that reasonable minds can differ...

But let's remember. This is the sort of obscene power grab that many of us here used to invoke years ago as *hyperbole,* to suggest how bad things could possibly get if we allowed corporations to seize control of our government. It was an imaginary, unthinkable dystopian future, in which a President could murder any of us at whim, without need for evidence or due process.

And now we are here. And the relentless propaganda machine rumbles on, telling us that it's okay. No big deal.

The one percent spend billions purchasing policy. They spend billions more to shape public reception of that policy. So the advertisements continue, the distractions and redirections and minimizations and shameless shilling for the unconscionable. And so does the parroting of it all by those who have been relentlessly brainwashed into believing that party trumps everything: even our Constitution and our morality and our lives.

Corporate morality is not human morality. Corporate ethics have no use for a Bill of Rights.

Reject the outrageous propaganda. You can't even parody the justifications that are being made anymore. We are in the realm of

War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
And Drone Murders of Americans are Legal, Ethical, and Wise.

Reject the Propaganda.

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