War Propaganda Media Ignores Rising Antiwar Sentiment in America and Europe

Lies of omission are a crucial element of the national security state’s “psychological warfare” against rational thought and the desire for peace.

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Did you know there are large anti-NATO protests ongoing in Europe? If you didn’t, it wouldn’t be surprising, as the corporate media, stenographers of war propaganda, have ignored thousands, if not millions, of Europeans, arguing NATO is an aggressive and dangerous anachronism that must be abolished.

Millions of Europeans also demand their governments stop sending military hardware to Ukraine and get serious about a negotiated peace and the prevention of WWIII and nuclear annihilation.

As to be expected, coverage of the demonstrations was virtually nonexistent in the corporate war propaganda media. Reuters reported on the protests, but you will need to get out your wallet or scale a paywall to read what I can only assume is a downplay of growing outrage in Europe.

Politico ignored the protests and focused on Belgians expressing “solidarity with Ukraine for the one-year anniversary of the invasion by Russia.”

The same message was sent out by the CIA’s “RadioFreeEurope” and “RadioLiberty” (sic). “A long Ukrainian flag was spread across at the main Republic Square as people laid flowers in memory of the victims of war in front of the Ukrainian Embassy,” reports the Cold War relic.

I don’t believe the memory of 14,000 ethnic Russians slaughtered in the Donbas and elsewhere in eastern Ukraine by neo-nazi thugs figured into this solemn remembrance.

The answer is obvious. In the 1950s, the CIA turned corporate media into its “Mighty Wurlitzer” of propaganda. “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media,” admitted William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan in his book, “Derailing Democracy: The America the Media Don’t Want You to See.”

“By the early 1950s,” writes former Village Voice reporter Deborah Davis in “Katharine the Great,” the CIA “owned… respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles, plus stringers, four to six hundred in all, according to a former CIA analyst.”

Alex Constantine writes,

Most consumers of the corporate media were – and are – unaware of the effect that the salting of public opinion has on their own beliefs. A network anchorman in time of national crisis is an instrument of psychological warfare in the MOCKINGBIRD media. He is a creature from the national security sector’s chamber of horrors. For this reason consumers of the corporate press have reason to examine their basic beliefs about government and life in the parallel universe of these United States.

Lies of omission are a crucial element of the national security state’s “psychological warfare” against rational thought and the desire for peace. For over a year, the corporate media, long ago twisted into a propaganda tool by the state, have lied repeatedly, in serial fashion, about the nature of the conflict in Ukraine.

In America, antiwar protests were similarly ignored by the corporate war propaganda media.

As if on cue, blue-checkers—such as Ford Fischer, an “independent journalist” with White House press credentials—have denounced the effort to end the conflict as a white supremacist conspiracy.

In addition, if you are against war, it means you’re probably a commie.

Finally, according to blue-checker Zachary Petrizzo of The Daily Beast, many Rage Against the War Machine participants were Putin lovers.

“Objective analyses of the war in Ukraine are hard to come by through the thick fog of war propaganda,” write Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies.

But we should pay attention when a series of senior Western military leaders, active and retired, make urgent calls for diplomacy to reopen peace negotiations, and warn that prolonging and escalating the war is risking a full-scale war between Russia and the U.S. that could escalate into nuclear war


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