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Xtraneous Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 10:36 PM
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48. It's called balance...
The msm has dismissed the occupation for the most part. The editing in this video is emotionally charged to demonstrate the hyper-hypocrisy of our government. There are no available videos of the US government torturing suspects, murdering suspects without trials. There are no available videos of our soldiers killing innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are no videos of the innocent held in prison conditions for years. Because of that, whatever these government employees do in public, with everyone watching is just as egregious. If there are no images of these atrocities- no matter how less violent they are compared to those in other countries- it would send the implicit message that they are acceptable. Using the footage in this context is completely relevant and appropriate. Those actions, initiated by the police, create the US vs THEM mentality- not the protesters. It is not the protesters who are at fault- and the police are not being punished for overstepping their bounds. Additionally, the video does nothing to equate what has happened in the Middle East with what is happening, well, here and the Middle East and the rest of the world... it is shining a light on the hypocrisy of our government leaders when it comes to their own country. Using strong, emotionally-charged editing is effective and artful. It is the msm that is manipulating the message. This video just brings it closer to the truth.

I'm also in disagreement with your observation that the fight in "undemocratic Egypt, Libya and Syria" isn't the same. It is the US that enabled those regimes for the good of moral-less corporatists. The US government may not be as demonstrative on its own soil but it is allowing such imbalances while ironically proclaiming to have some moral high ground over these countries. It will only be a matter of time before the US government becomes so threatened that they will use the same underhanded tactics on its own citizens. Social media is the way to fight it and I think more of this type of well-edited message needs to be thrust out there to fight that inevitability.
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