Ian will not be posting for a few days (family business) and with the end of blog.co.uk in sight he has finally got round to changing his password so us Daily Stirrer contributors can’t post on his name – Xavier Connolly
Extracted from an article by Andre Vltchek published at Information Clearing House
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Perhaps the greatest living European filmmaker, Emir Kusturica, recently wrote, sarcastically, that: World War III will start with Pentagon bombing of RT, referring to the powerful television network Russia Today. RT commented:
RT is a real threat to US state propaganda as it reaches Americans in their own homes, in perfect English, better than they use on CNN. And that is why, according to the director, Washington could get fed up and seek to silence RT by force much like NATO did to Serbian state TV in April 1999.
In turn, Kusturica predicts, Moscow would destroy CNN, which he considers the flag-bearer of pro-American propaganda: CNN in direct transmissions assures that since the 1990s America has been leading humanitarian actions, and not wars, and that its military planes rain angels, not bombs!
Although some of the greatest thinkers confronting the Empire Saramago, Galeano and Pinter have recently passed away, there are still many of those who are managing to escape indoctrination. Some are regrouping around new non-Western television networks like TeleSUR, RT and PressTV.
It is like Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451, all over again. Some people, stubbornly, refuse to burn their books.
Even in the West, some powerful media outlets CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, ICH, VNN, Global Research, and others are holding the line. They are not yet winning, far from it, but they are not dying, either!
As long as the independent thought is alive, not everything is lost.
I rebel; therefore we exist, wrote French philosopher Albert Camus. He also added: The feeling of rebellion is born in oppression.
The Empire denies that it oppresses the world. It indoctrinates both oppressors and the oppressed, re-defining, in fact re-branding oppression as freedom.
Those of us, who are managing to escape its indoctrination, are now rebelling. Therefore humanity still exists.