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News Is Not Your Friend

By mike flugennockTuesday - August 28th, 2018Categories: liberty, media

While the US Left was busy filling every pair of BVD’s in the drawer over Alex Jones, Facebook was busy suppressing Leftist media outlets like Electronic Intifada and TeleSur — with the blessing and assistance of right-wing think tank and NATO lobbyists The Atlantic Council.

Rightists own pretty much all the major media in this country, drench the airwaves in toxic right-wing talking points, and scream the loudest about “censorship” while, in the meantime, Leftist journalists and publications — doing the job that journalists should be doing — take most of the heat from rightists and centrists in the major US media and political establishment.

“Fake News Is Not Your Friend” shout the oppressively bland billboards in our cities; it’s perfectly obvious now that the subtext here is actually just “News Is Not Your Friend”.

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#TwitterLeft #LeftTwitter

By mike flugennockFriday - August 24th, 2018Categories: liberty, media

For quite some time, the US Left has been under attack by social media corporations while Nazis filled the media with their whining about free speech rights when slanderous, violence-inciting fascist mouthpieces like Alex Jones were finally shown the door at Facebook.

Meanwhile, while the US Left was having a conniption over Alex Jones, Facebook got a wild hair up its assĀ and decided to jerk Leftist news network TelSur around, taking down its page for the second time, replacing it after the US Left finally managed to pull its mouth off of Alex Jones’ ass and raise hell on behalf of an actual journalistic outlet under threat by US corporate censorship.

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The U.S. “Antiwar Left” Mobilizes!

By mike flugennockSunday - September 1st, 2013Categories: Middle East, Obamarama, war and peace

I caught this item on Buzzfeed last week, about the near-total silence from the antiwar “movement” about President Sparkle Pony’s desire to intervene militarily in Syria. Almost all the quotes from organizers and activists are full of weak rationalizing about fundraising and contorted tap-dancing around the fact that most of the people who filled the streets in the early ’00s were just pissed-off Democrats who promptly put away their signs and banners and went home when the ‘08 Presidential freak circus kicked off, leaving those of us who really cared about ending militarism — no matter which wing of the Party was doing the bombing, murdering and torturing — high and dry.

The most gobsmacking quote in the whole article — the quote which inspired this cartoon — comes from our old pal, Code Pink founder Medea “Media” Benjamin:

“Those of us still working on this have been mobilizing. The online protests are proliferating. There’s petitions to Obama, there’s calls for Congress to get involved — so many groups from Code Pink to Win Without War to Just Foreign Policy — all have put out calls saying no war in Syria.”

Dear god, what a great, steamy slab of thumbsucking. This makes me want to just bang my head on the desk. Medea Benjamin thinks we’re going to have an effect on policy by “protesting” on the Internet, sending petitions (which will be promptly ignored) to President Sparkle Pony, and beseeching a bunch of greedy-assed sociopathic politicians to act against their own interests. You’d think Medea Benjamin, of all people, would understand that real movements are built — and real change brought about — by real, live, honest-to-god, in-person “street heat”, not by sitting on one’s pasty ass in front of a computer, signing useless Internet petitions, bitching on Farcebook, and remaining essentially invisible to the public and the media.

Christ, I need a drink… or perhaps several drinks. Actually, on second thought — screw the drinks, just give me some friggin’ heroin.

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