These days, history is nothing but propaganda


Cliffy
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Orwell: ‘History Stopped in 1936’ (and Everything Since Is Propaganda)

Most people are familiar with the plot of the The Matrix. The 1999 film portrays a dystopian future where the “reality” that people inhabit is actually a simulation created by machines intent on subjugating the human race.
The film has continued to resonate with many people because of a growing sense that our modern world is a largely simulated reality conditioned by technology and mass media.
As it turns out, many decades ago author George Orwell sounded the warning bell of modern man’s Matrix-like condition when he said, “History stopped in 1936”.
The source of this intriguing observation is not Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, but his 1943 essay “Looking back on the Spanish War.” It was written as a reflection on Orwell’s participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), in which he fought for the Republican side against the Franco-led fascists. According to Orwell, it was during the Spanish War that he became aware of the pervasive use of propaganda used to support the modern totalitarian regimes.
“I remember saying once to Arthur Koestler, ‘History stopped in 1936’, at which he nodded in immediate understanding. We were both thinking of totalitarianism in general, but more particularly of the Spanish civil war. Early in life I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed. I saw troops who had fought bravely denounced as cowards and traitors, and others who had never seen a shot fired hailed as the heroes of imaginary victories; and I saw newspapers in London retailing these lies and eager intellectuals building emotional superstructures over events that had never happened. I saw, in fact, history being written not in terms of what happened but of what ought to have happened according to various ‘party lines’.”


Orwell’s above observations were inspired by the World War II era, when totalitarian regimes such as Nazi Germany and Communist Russia constituted a threat to freedom in the world. But since then, a number of thinkers have remarked that America and other Western countries are devolving into a “soft totalitarianism,” in which a pleasure-loving and increasingly lonely populace surrenders their freedoms to radical ideologies, which maintain their hold through education and a steady stream of propaganda.

More: https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/...ing-propaganda
 
DaSleeper
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If you have an e-reader, here is an interesting take on the goal of the United nation
This is a safe epub download
Since it's an epub format you can't read it in your browser...
I also have it in pdf format in my box storage.....



https://app.box.com/s/d8ucyapsa9uonbhvbc0z
 
Danbones
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What? Did they recently point out your lil ziobuddies are aparthied racists or something?

Decisive international action needed to end Israeli occupation:
UN rights expert

The international community has a responsibility and legal obligation to compel Israel to end its 52 year-long “occu-annexation” of Palestinian territory and remove barriers preventing Palestinian self-determination, a UN independent human rights expert told the General Assembly on Wednesday...

...“Accountability is the key to opening the titanium cage that is the permanent occupation. The international community has issued countless resolutions and declarations critical of the never-ending Israeli occupation. The time has long past to match these criticisms with effective consequences.”
https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/10/1049811

Canada reverses UN stance on Palestinians
in break with U.S. over settlements

Nov 19, 2019
Canada breaks with recent history by voting against Israel at the UN, signalling it disagrees with U.S.

Canada voted for a UN resolution on Tuesday in support of Palestinians' right to self-determination.

Oooo, "rights" for anyone NOT a Ziotard?

..sweeprz is on the job!

Sweep doood! Sweeep!
Last edited by Danbones; Nov 23rd, 2019 at 09:31 AM..