James Cerveny: The disinformation machine cranks up


Published: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 3:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 3:28 p.m.

I’m used to pervasive disinformation in the U.S. media, but in this past week, new heights of lies, deceptions, and outrageous propaganda have literally taken my breath away. At least in the Soviet Union, the vast majority of people knew that their news was fake. Not so in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Ignorant.

First, Korea. Not one of our esteemed bastions of the Fourth Estate reported the truth that South Korea was the aggressor in last week’s incident. While conducting war games near a contested island that could only be designed to provoke the North, South Korean troops fired first and the North retaliated.

Second, the ridiculous FBI-fabricated bomb plot in Oregon. Like all of the recent “terrorist plots” foiled like our brave protectors, this one also involved a mentally challenged individual relentlessly egged on and assisted by FBI agents until they got what they wanted; another phony incident they can use to scare our dumbed-down populace into relinquishing more of our rights and allowing TSA employees to grope us at the airport.

Which brings us to Wikileaks. Our leaders are foaming at the mouth to condemn this heroic, patriotic organization which seems to be the lone voice of truth in a world of lies. They will stop at nothing to smear Julian Assange and Bradley Manning with bogus charges which are in themselves criminal. They have launched cyber attacks against the Wikileaks website. Thank God that Wikileaks is light years ahead of the Feds’ bumbling efforts and is back up and running.

Our nation has become an utter moral cesspool of criminals, murderers, thieves and hypocrites. Politicians, bankers and corporations murder and rob people blind. Judges enable them. Those who expose their crimes are called traitors and terrorists. The real traitors and traitors sit in judgment of our patriots and of the few righteous among us.

The silence in the face of these outrages is deafening. The majority of Americans couldn’t care less. They wallow in the slumber of bread and circuses; their "American Idol", their football, their "Dancing With the Stars", while our once-great nation becomes a little more like Nazi Germany with each passing day.

Can you say “Fall of Rome”?

James Cerveny,

Gainesville

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