Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:41AM GMT
By Kevin Barrett
A funny thing happened on the way to dystopia.
As Western mainstream media fall into the hands of lying billionaires, Zionists, and intelligence agencies (three categories with significant overlap) – and as neoconservatives script big media’s ignoble lies – a surging internet-based alternative media has arisen to challenge the elite’s false narratives. Thanks to alt-media, fewer and fewer people are buying the simplistic feel-good myths peddled by the mainstream.
While most old people still cling to the corporate media worldview, the young are skewing ever-harder toward alternative perspectives. In Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum, for example, the London Daily Mirror reported that 71% of 16-17 year olds voted “yes” while those over 65 voted “no” by a 73%-27% margin.
Why does the vast majority of Scottish young people favor independence, while an equally crushing majority of old people opposes it?
Short answer: Old people still believe BBC propaganda, while the young do not.
During the run-up to the referendum, huge crowds of young people gathered to protest the BBC’s biased coverage of the campaign. John Robertson, Professor of Media Studies at the University of the West of Scotland, said: “My research indicates that our public broadcaster, funded as much by Yes as by No voters, has betrayed its charter on impartiality.”
Older Scots grew up inside the bubble of the mainstream media monopoly. Most do not understand how the BBC and other mainstream outlets used subliminal cues as well as blatant bias to push for a “no” vote; nor do they realize how utterly corrupt their government and media have become.
Younger Scots, by contrast, grew up in the internet era and follow alternative media. Many know that the BBC covered up the Jimmy Saville pedophilia scandal in order to protect Tony Blair and other leading politicians. They know that the BBC reported the “collapse” of World Trade Center 7 twenty minutes before it happened. They know the BBC has worked overtime covering up not only 9/11-anthrax, but also follow-up false flag attacks including the 7/7/2005 London bombings. They know the BBC mis-portrays conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine. And they realize that the Western “democracies” are rotten with election fraud – which makes the mainstream’s refusal to sponsor the usual exit polls in the Scottish referendum highly suspicious.
Just as young people disproportionately support European independence movements while opposing NATO and the EU, they also break with their elders in supporting the Palestinians rather than the Zionists. According to a July 23rd Gallup poll, Americans in the 18-29 years old range opposed Israel’s attack on Gaza by a two-to-one margin; while Americans over 65, who are less likely to use the alternative media, supported Israel’s assault by a 5 to 3 margin.
The neoconservatives – Straussian Zionists who believe the elite should control the masses with Big Lies – are panicked by the success of alternative media. Demonstrating their anguished desperation, America’s two most influential neoconservative publications, Commentary (the hard-line neocons) and Atlantic Monthly (the moderate neocons) just issued a coordinated salvo against alternative media. Both magazines, reading from the same script, are striving to portray the rising alternative media as enemies of the US and the West – an exquisite irony, since the neocons themselves are dual-loyalists at best, traitors at worst, while most of their alternative media enemies are honest patriots.
In the Atlantic Monthly’s new article “Russia and the Menace of Unreality: How Vladimir Putin is revolutionizing information warfare” Peter Pomerantsev falsely charges alternative media outlet Russia Today (RT) with doing what the neocon-dominated Western mainstream media is actually doing. Specifically, Pomerantsev charges that RT “reinvents reality, creating mass hallucinations that then translate into political action.” He says RT is spitting out “outlandish stories about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in July” in order to create “a virtual reality that can no longer be mediated or debated by any appeal to ‘truth.’” And he adds: “RT also focuses on conspiracy theories—from 9/11 truthers to the hidden Zionist hand in Syria’s civil war.”
Contrary to Pomerantsev’s thesis, RT has all of these stories right – and is thereby striking a blow against the reality-reinventing, mass-hallucination-creating Western mainstream media. Putin and RT are revolutionizing information warfare not by lying but by seeking the truth.
For the neocons, truth-telling is an abomination. The founder of neoconservatism, Leo Strauss, taught that truth is too dangerous to be shared with the masses. Strauss even applauded the execution of Socrates for the crime of telling the truth in the public square! According to Strauss and his neoconservative disciples, the elite (meaning themselves) must control the masses with feel-good lies – otherwise known as what 9/11 scriptwriter Philip Zelikow proudly calls “public myths.”
Deepening the irony, Pomerantsev cites a top George W. Bush official widely assumed to be Karl Rove: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will— we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
Rove was vaunting the ersatz “war on terror” reality the neoconservatives created with their 9/11 inside job. Today, the alternative media is shooting that ridiculous hallucination full of holes. Yet Pomerantsev shamelessly quotes Rove in support of his thesis that it is the independent media, rather than Rove and the lapdog mainstream media, that fabricates false realities.
While the Atlantic Monthly was insinuating that the alternative media is a Russian propaganda operation, the other neocon journal Commentary was doing the same thing – except it was trying to blame Iran rather than Russia. On September 12th Commentary ran an article by Michael Rubin headlined “Iran Promotes 9/11 Conspiracy on Anniversary.” Rubin falsely and libelously attributed my Press TV article “Arrest Kissinger for Both 9/11s” to the government of Iran, insinuating that I am somehow taking orders from the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the Iranian president when I write op-eds for Press TV!
The neoconservatives, panicked by the alternative media’s success, have evidently launched a coordinated propaganda campaign. They are trying to persuade the Western public that the alternative media is not just foreign, but tied to such “enemy” countries as Russia and Iran.
In fact, the Western alternative media is Western – and patriotic. In the USA, the alternative media seeks to expose 9/11 treason and take back America from the dual-citizen Zionists and New World Order globalists. Such outlets as Veterans Today, a hornets’ nest of former military and intelligence professionals appalled by the treasonous 9/11 false flag operation, proudly wave the American flag as they seek to restore such traditional American values as freedom, democracy, and respect for the Constitution.
Likewise European alternative media outlets oppose the Zionists and EU globalists, and support their own nations’ struggles against the forces of global tyranny.
Foreign English-language news outlets like Press TV and Russia Today are simply surfing a wave of patriotism and critical thinking that is rising in Western countries.
So when the neoconservatives tell you that my articles are “enemy propaganda,” please keep in mind that these people are cult followers of the Straussian philosophy of the big lie.
And please take some time to investigate who the neoconservatives are and where they came from. You may wish to consult such documents as Shadia Drury’s book Leo Strauss and the American Right, David Ray Griffin’s 9/11 exposé The New Pearl Harbor, James Petras’s The Power of Israel in the United States, and Stephen Sniegoski’s The Transparent Cabal.
By simply reading these four books, you will gain lifetime immunity from the lies of the neoconservatives.
A philosophy that exalts lies, and demonizes truth, cannot possibly endure. The emergence of “weaponized truth” in the alternative media represents an ineluctable backlash against the neocon-Straussian big lies epitomized by the false flag operation of September 11th, 2001. As younger critical thinkers replace the aging generation of sheeple, the mendacious mainstream media and the neoconservative liars who dominate it will go the way of the dodo and the dinosaur.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is http://www.truthjihad.com. More articles by Dr. Barrett