May 23, 2013


"Propaganda is very powerful. Recently, the Obama Administration has spun a web of lies that is prolific: about Benghazi, about the IRS conservative-enemies list, and on DOJ's spying on the Free Press. Can the Administration legally propagandize citizens? YES, our leaders CAN legally lie to us. Although there used to be a law against the US Govt spewing its propaganda on Americans. However, the law changed one day when Congress turned against us and supported Government tyranny. "Representative Govt of, by, and for the people" - No more! 2 May 2012, Congress Authorizes US Propaganda at Home - Progressives worked up over new "brainwashing" law. Buzzfeed reporter and Rolling Stone contributor Michael Hastings broke the story: Congress was quietly planning to lift a 64-year-old law preventing the US government from using propaganda on its own citizenry. Before the House passed its defense budget bill, a bipartisan group of congressmen tacked on an amendment to "essentially neutralize" a set of time-tested guidelines "that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government's misinformation campaigns." The actual text of the Amendment, authored by Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.), modifies the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948. That bill was the first to establish a post-World War II "public diplomacy" role overseas for the State Department and US media organs— Voice of America and Radio Free Europe—but the law also barred those agencies from disseminating their "good news" to audiences at home in the United States. The amendment from Thornberry and Smith "updates" Smith-Mundt by lifting the propaganda ban on US residents. In America, the "rule of law" under US Constitution is being constantly usurped by the "rule of men", a liars club of Corporate-Government Fascists. There is hope though for our Country - if we speak up, and speak out repeatedly against the lying propagandists. The power of truth can undermine tyrants. "The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are." ~ H.L. Mencken