On Booman’s recent post “When Trump First Said We Should Leave Syria” (http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2018/12/20/11354/803) AkamaiGuy posted a reply to a somewhat disparaging comment that I made regarding the entire thread.
Here it is:
I don’t disagree with you as far as the permanent state of the blood for oil war.
I don’t even (completely) disagree with you that that “it’s not about Russia.”
However for you to continue to hedge about the Russians CLEAR ratfucking of our election by saying “no matter what they MAY have tried to do” (emphasis mine) is truly, willfully, stupendously ignorant and incorrect and makes it much harder to judge your analysis in a favorable light (despite your obvious skill with words).
I started an answer. It grew. Read on.
I do not trust the investigators, nor do I trust the media information system. It’s as simple as that. Nor for that matter…if it eventually goes that far, which I doubt…do I trust the courts or the entire legal system, especially a Congress that is basically “elected” by Corporate/Deep State bought-and-sold media.
That goes not only for Russian attempts to influence elections (And of course the dark side of that particular moon, at least in this culture…how the U.S. and its own allies have tried to disrupt Russian elections and governmental operations. Not a word from the mass media on those operations. Not a word.), but also for the endless string of lies (and liars) that has erupted out of the assassination years.
I say above “…no matter what they may have tried to do.”
I will also say:
“…no matter what we have been told about what Lee Harvey Oswald may or may not have done.”
“No matter what we have been told about what may or may not have happened in the MLK Jr., RFK and Malcom X murders…”
“No matter what we have been told about what may or may not have happened regarding the Vietnam War…”
“No matter what we have been told about what may or may not have happened regarding 9/11…”
And on and on and on and on, right up to our current and tomorrow’s headlines and governmental/government media complex statements.
We are told to willingly “suspend our disbelief” when we consume a great piece of fiction…books, movies, TV programs etc. It’s the only way to really enter, enjoy and perhaps learn from alternate realities.
Well…against massive evidence to the contrary, we are constantly tacitly encouraged to suspend our disbelief when we consume “the news.” I say “tacitly” because we are fully miseducated from childhood to believe that “the news” is not fiction. Please read Manufacturing Consent…just for starters…on that idea. (Look it up on Wikipedia please…the Succuri security system on this blog gets fussy with some links.)
On the evidence of a lifetime of careful consideration, I refuse to suspend my own disbelief while consuming the news. In point of fact, I now quite consciously suspend my belief in what I am told by the government and its captive media until I have been damned well convinced that a particular “truth” is actually true.
From the mouths of babes, idiots, villains and other venal hustlers often come startlingly “true” statements.
Like this one from Donald Rumsfeld:
Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns–the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.
Regarding that third paragraph…please research further on the concept of anosognosia. (Again…look it up on Wikipedia. Sucurri sucks sometimes.)
Anosognosia is a deficit of self-awareness, a condition in which a person with some disability seems unaware of its existence.
Rumsfeld’s last sentence brings the idea from a medical diagnosis into a good description of the mass illnesses caused by manufactured consent.
And this more recent one from the execrable Rudy Giuliani:
Truth isn’t truth.
He is certainly in a position to know this. He’s a prime vendor.
We should be aware of it, too…every time we look at the mass media “news,” no matter from which edge of the corporate-owned closed media circle it appears.
P.S. The jury is still out.
The real jury.
The “Truth” jury.
On the Gandhian level. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_My_Experiments_with_Truth)
Bet on it.