Another Killer Deal for the Defense Industry - Human rights take a backseat to hegemony—again | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Another Killer Deal for the Defense Industry - Human rights take a backseat to hegemony—again

The American public seems not to clearly recognize that since “troops on the ground” went out of fashion, its government has devoted itself to arming terrorists and tyrants to do its bidding by proxy. This is no accident. Since the majority of the population seems to disagree with Washington policy choices—such as impoverishing its citizenry to pay for imperial wars in far-flung lands—and since it often responds to poll queries with alarmingly socialist views, pains must taken to deceive it. This is an ever more sophisticated practice, now requiring banks of slick public relations professionals and a colossal media budget to ensure the “media saturation” called for by all good professors of propaganda. All channels—television, print, websites, a litany of social media platforms, m-sites and mobile apps—must all be inundated with what is sometimes called a “single overarching communications objective,” namely that the United States actions are always either a form of self defense, pre-emptive humanitarian intervention, reluctant punitive measures taken against incalcitrant rogue states, or very occasionally pure altruism. The rights of the weak forever play upon the lips of the spokespersons of power.

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