12-05-2016, 06:21 PM
When Truth-Telling Becomes Russian Propaganda
Fake news is a US government, mainstream media specialty – proliferating managed news misinformation agitprop, truth-telling suppressed on issues mattering most. Propaganda wars precede hot ones. Deception, popular fiction and Big Lies launch them. Intense Russia bashing risks world peace, stability and security. Washington’s imperial war machine is humanity’s greatest threat. …
House passage of the draconian US Intelligence Authorization Act … It aims to counter nonexistent “measures by Russia to exert covert influence, including exposing falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.”
It calls truth-telling by writers like myself and many others “fake news.” It threatens speech, independent media (especially online) and academic freedoms – the hallmark of a fascist dictatorship, wanting information and views contrary to official ones suppressed. … Does opposing Washington’s imperial war machine mean I’m unpatriotic? Does patriotism require supporting lawless government policies? … Does wanting peace and security, imperial wars ended? … Am I and many others like me endangered if we pursue truth-telling? … Will the US Intelligence Authorization Act change things? Are First Amendment rights threatened with annulment? Will fascist tyranny replace remaining freedoms? Will truth-telling be criminalized?