Faux-News: Balancing News Coverage in the US Media-Mainstream


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The reason why most immigrants to the US are less inclined to believe lies on US media channels is because they have more experience in the outer world.

That is why when US media outlets inflame the crimes of violent groups like al Qaeda and ISIS, it almost makes us laugh because in our eyes, we know that none of these groups are Islamic and that the real perpetrators are in fact some of America’s closest allies, like Saudi Arabia & Israel. The problem is the US has much at stake, economically and in its reputation. American politicians & corporate execs are involved.

That is why when the Daily Beast posts headlines about the crucifixion of babies by ISIS, it upsets me because this in fact serves ISIS’ goal of garnering attention and slandering Islam.

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Why don’t CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, Daily Beast, or even Al Jazeera America broadcast the international crimes committed by the apartheid state of Israel on a daily basis? Where are the journalists and the news broadcasts and the full fledged reports about the causes of income-inequality inside and outside America? Instead all we hear about is the dangers of “Islamic terror”, the urgency of blind, self-righteous American patriotism and unquestionable support for indiscriminate international security measures. Instead, we get stories about Iggy Azalea and Suge Knight. Instead we get headlines titled Je Suis Charlie.

Well Je Suis Ahmed Merabet. Je Suis Mike Brown. Je Suis Shaimaa el-Sabbagh. Je Suis Eric Garner. Je Suis Rachel Corrie. Je Suis Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

The forces of imperialism currently being incited right now to destabilize universal concepts of national sovereignty, international peace and cooperation are the following: Zionism, Wahhabism, Communism, Anarcho-Capitalism, Libertarianism, Turkish Fascism & Ottoman Expansionism, White Supremacy.

We need fair coverage of world events in the US. Europe isn’t as bad as I’ve heard from peers, friends and family. But considering the US is the most influential country on the planet, for better and/or worse, it is urgent that we get a fair display of what is going on in the world here on American soil. It is hard enough for us political scientists who aren’t willing to compromise truth for the sake of riches to maintain our sanity let alone survive because the American economy isn’t very friendly to critics of its own politics. There isn’t anything un-American about it; though those in power might have you believe it does. In reality its just a group of Americans who benefit off media-bias, unfair coverage & imbalanced lobbying. It is of no coincidence that this group is likely white. Just afraid of a little competition…

The twentieth century allotted much of the global policing responsibility of the world to America. But just as England, Spain, Rome, and nearly all of history’s global empires overreached, so to has America; and the 21st century is finally time for the US to turn it down a notch. Protecting the world from extremism has turned into an impetus for exploitation.

While communism and extreme statist policies were viewed as the enemy of global stability; the 21st century has ushered in a new force of evil; anarchical capitalism. The King of Morocco once said, “capitalism and communism are two sides of the same coin.” I agree. Being a mixed economist myself, I have relinquished any desire to associate myself objectively with any particular ideology. This highlights the dynamic of the Vietnam War per se during which the US viewed Communism as a global threat therein being blinded by its own imperial ambitions. The same is true for Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion; the product of that debacle was the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the Taliban and al Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden himself with close ties to the Saudi monarchy.

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The problem is there is large disconnect between the US government, Big Banks, and the American people, exacerbated by a culture and tradition of self-righteous Republicanism. Why Americans Hate Welfare, by Martin Gilens, shows how failure on behalf of the media to accurately and fairly portray the socio-economic realities within the US not only leaves the issue of economic inequality unaddressed but largely perpetuates the misery of the impoverished classes by distorting their image and the root causes of their suffering to begin with. This same principle ought to be applied to US coverage of foreign affairs which leaves various groups and communities like Arabs, Armenians, Africans, Palestinians and Native-Americans disenfranchised altogether; without a voice.

I believe only through democratic collective initiatives and progressive movements can we put pressure on politicians and the media to address public concerns. Let us honor the legacies of our predecessors like Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. who strove to balance the rights of all men in this world by fighting and protesting peacefully until our voices are heard.

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No noise from Syria lately. Israel’s been quiet, as far as I know, other than settlement expansion and behind the scenes scheming. I guess the latter could be said of any country really. Israel is most certainly scheming though, figuring out what move it should make next in order for ‘Greater Israel’ to remain within sight. This is something I’ve known but, upon reading Asad: the Struggle for the Middle East, by Patrick Seale, has been reaffirmed. As for Egypt, it is still a mess. I don’t think that the current government will last without resorting to the same type of repressiveness of previous regimes. I say this because the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ is likely to attempt – as it already is doing – to spread islamism and other elements of their ideology throughout the country and eventually to reshape the country’s entire socio-political structure.

This would dramatically alter Egypt as we know it and would also inspire similar fanatical movements across the Middle East, from North Africa all the up the Levant. Signs of this phenomenon are already starting to show. 

 


This country needs an immigration overhaul. Human rights are being violated in America as immigrants are forced to work less than humane jobs and in some cases forced to not work at all. How the hell are human beings supposed to be free and happy if they are forced to live subhuman lives?


Egypt satirist Bassem Youssef faces arrest warrant

How nicely democracy is playing out in Egypt. Freedom, or control?

GOP looks scared


House Speaker John Boehner said ‘Obama is out to destroy the GOP.’

I think this is an extreme statement that comes as a sign of Republican insecurity, uncertainty, and nervousness.

I don’t blame Mr. Boehner. I’d be scared too, because to me it looks like the GOP is digging its grave deeper and deeper as the days go by.

Desperate shots at the President and attempts to use failures like the Benghazi incident to undermine Obama Administration and left-of-center-leaning forces are becoming too common for Americans to give in so easily.

Right now I think the GOP is doing whatever it can, with powerful support from corporate lobbyists, to divide the nation ideologically, religiously and culturally. It is trying to do so by launching a multi-pronged campaign against domestic and international social justice, through the media, various lobbies, covert agencies, etc, be it abroad or at home.

Though I think they are losing, it is certainly a battle. May God help Obama and America triumph.

Crushing Liberalism in the Middle East: Foreign Intervention, Religious Fanaticism, and Freedom


 

The Middle East is lacking strong, secular, liberal leadership. Everything is extreme. Its either nun or libertine.

Where have all the liberal forces gone?

Let us not forget that they exist, although most religious and fundamentalistic forces would not mind if we did, and that they are currently facing extinction in the Middle East. This is mostly visible in Syria, in what seems to be another attempt by global forces to support unknown and possible extremist entities overthrow a secular dictatorship. It is also visible in Egypt, where Morsi and his supporters continue their Islamic campaign, and in Turkey too.

Since 1979, the country of Iran has been held hostage by the world, forcing it to be an artificial clerical theocratic democracy with no real ability to redistribute wealth due to its isolation.

In fact most of the Middle East is unable to redistribute wealth in the region democratically and in a fashion that protects western-like values such as individualism and natural rights. This is mainly due to the collective forces of religious fundamentalism and ideological fanaticism and their entanglements with foreign schemers.

Liberal forces brought Hafez al-Assad to power in Syria in the latter half of the twentieth century. I would argue that part of this was possible because of a collective Syrian identification with secular and diverse culture.

This culture of Alawites, Christians, and mainly Sunni muslims would become the subject of a rather subversive government for forty years, however, during this reign, the country remained stable, religious fundamentalism was squashed, religious minorities were protected and the economy developed. However these liberal forces were only allowed to go so far, as is usually the case in the Middle East and, arguably, the whole world.

The Middle East, and especially Syria, considering its geopolitical relativity, is in my opinion unable to take full strides towards liberalism as the West has been able to. I attribute this not only to mere differences in culture — namely the conservatism and religious significance of the Middle East — but moreso to the political landscape: on both ends of the world lie two self-interested great powers, the U.S. & China; just neighboring it are what appear to be modern Western satellites, or extensions of power and influence in the region, namely Israel, Saudi, the rest of the Gulf, Iraq (or whatever is left of it that is still under Western influence), and Turkey.

All these countries have one thing in common: very powerful religious forces which, if played right, can fall right into the traps of Western governments who easily use them to coordinate colonial plots.

How the hell are social liberal forces and economically liberal forces — which are not mutually exclusive in my opinion — going to exist in the Middle East — how is true happiness, freedom and social justice — these liberal values — going to prevail in a part of the world dominated by religious extremism and a constant foreign agitator?

How can democracy, individualism and the pursuit of happiness be implemented in a Middle East rampant with such ideological mayhem and economic disparity?

One begins to think that certain forces in the West, mainly corporations like oil companies, and the military industrial complex, are together working to influence their own democratic governments, like ours in America, to vote in favor or blindly support foreign initiatives such as invasions or supplying armed militants/terrorists.

There are individuals in this world who don’t care. They cooperate in order to reap the benefits of global wealth, such as oil and gas. Their enemy? Freedom.

So why have the liberal forces of the Arab world been crushed? It is because of foreign intervention and their little pawns. Foreigners will have the world believe otherwise, but of course, only those who wish to be their slaves.

Affairs of the Globe


There is no excuse for ignorance about global politics and international affairs. If you don’t know any history, anything about current and prospective affairs, you don’t want to know — and as a result, you contribute negatively to global affairs.