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I'm office bound for another day, so I'm taking advantage of this by catching up on the news.
Full program here
Fisk: "Why do Americans tolerate these garbage stories out of Syria?"
It's because we hear cliche phrases like crossing the red line, boots on the ground, chemical weaponry in the hands of the Syrian regime, etc. etc. in statements from officials. We figure no one is going to tell us anything, so we tune it all out. We seldom hear from reporters like Fisk, who recently spent two weeks in Syria. He provides information, but it will do us no good, because when it comes to decision making the American public has no power, which makes me wonder why the powerful even bother to propagandize us. People who understood right from the start that we were lied into the Iraq War, and that was a lot of us, had no power to stop Bush. He wanted that war, and that was that. So what does Obama want? That's the big question.
John Carlos Frey: says under-trained troops are firing into Mexico and have killed six Mexican citizens in their own country. He says that big cities near the border, such as San Diego, are coming to resemble military camps.
Programs like this make me glad I contribute to Democracy Now, which has no commercial sponsors.
And I thought Chris Hayes did a fine program last night. It was up to date on the news. He was even willing to tackle Bank of America and Wells Fargo and the frauds they have perpetrated on mortgage holders. And this, even though on the same program I saw an online commercial for Wells Fargo, one of his sponsors. It was a particularly emetic one, too, as they seemed to be taking credit for the discovery of flight, Jane Goodall and her chimps and the Mars Landing!!! Not to mention other heartwarming and inspiring matters which, in themselves are great but hardly an argument for putting my money in a megabank.I had to laugh, because it was so speciesist of Goodall to say that chimps are so much like us. Could it be the other way around, that we are like chimps? And as to flight: insects were the first in flight, not humans. So this is kind of an inspirational let's hear it for the human race type thing. Yay, humans!
Postcript: vid does not seem to work. Will try to get it somehow.