I’m not sure I agree with centralizing the role of the Zionist criminal faction (and I emphatically highlight the very important point that the right wing money mad warmongers of the Zionist factions in the U.S. and Israel do NOT represent or in any way relate to the millions of ordinary people all over the world who happen to be Jewish people. A lot of clueless people have been conflating these groups to justify their own racist mindset and I find that to be both repulsive and dangerous. But the overall gist of this article as to the immense control being exerted by the corporate owned media is important information. I have been horrified recently by the people jumping onto this media promoted bandwagon of hate and vilification of people who choose not to vaccinate children. It looks exactly like pieces of Orwell’s novel 1984. It seems disturbingly similar to episodes I read about from China’s “Cultural revolution”.
Otherwise intelligent people are acting like rabid robots programmed to attack anyone who thinks differently. I’m ashamed to be a Democrat right now.
Even a lifelong liberal like myself can easily see government crossing a significant line by enforcing corporations profits by forcing people to undergo medical procedures, or forcing them to allow such invasive control over their children.
There is a big difference between taxes and invasive direct control of an individual’s physical body. Liberals normally understand this when we oppose restrictions on personal medical procedures such as abortion. Going without a needed medicine or procedure can be horrible but is still within the ordinary because with poverty people have long been deprived of necessities. But other than imprisoning people for committing crimes we don’t normally accept outside control of a person. We call it slavery.
Thank you for sharing this! Reading Maya Angelou changed my life. Despite theo various literary critiques of her work, I believe she is one of the most powerful writers of the twentieth century.
When I was a child racism was so denied, so covered up and ignored. Certainly with the civil rights movement and many other writers and activists speaking out it was in the process of change. But in rural North Carolina, in the 1970’s, no one explained how people treating others moment to moment related to larger social issues. Racism to me was the KKK, the churches in our small town being completely but apparently voluntarily, segregated. ( and being neither black nor white we didn’t belong anywhere! ) And the obvious idiots who shouted racial slurs at school or from passing cars.
I don’t know if young people growing up in the information age where everything is knowable just a finger tap away, can relate to how confusing and dark the world could be for children growing up essentially in enforced silence on certain issues.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings taught me that there were names for and meanings behind people’s seemingly pointless cruelties. Racism. Sexism. Hate.
It wasn’t that we didn’t know about racism, or sexism. It’s that she showed me how the moment to moment, daily indignities were not my fault. That many people experienced these things and they were ordinary good people. That the nastiness originated from a culture of control not from those being treated badly being in some way genuinely a problem for others.
It was for me as if she had painted the dark sky blue.
I have always loved history and biography and I’m so grateful for these months when we are reminded to learn more about those who came before us.
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