The Big Lie Downunder
Censorship violates free communication vital for democracy. Crucially, censorship short-circuits rational risk management that is crucial for public safety and which successively involves (a) accurate information, (b) scientific analysis, and (c) informed systemic change to minimize the risk to society. The fundamental scandal of so-called “open societies” such as the Western democracies is that there is entrenched media censorship that has made these societies Murdochracies (Big Money buys truth, public perception of reality and votes) and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception and power).
Disregard the almanac. And the calendar. Forget whatever the meteorologist or the astrology charts or your next- door neighbor with the hair growing out of a mole shaped like the state of Delaware on his nose told you. The true worm- hole opening to summer is not the upcoming solstice on Wednesday, June 20th; it is, has been, and forever shall be the last Monday of May, Memorial Day.
Destructive neoliberal mandates harm US and European societies. Canada's conservative government force-feeds similar policies.
They include wage and benefit cuts, less social spending, privatization of state resources, mass layoffs, deregulation, tax cuts for corporations and super-rich elites, and harsh crackdowns against resisters.
"If there's any nation in the world that is well on the way to meriting the admittedly vague label of 'fascist,' surely it is the United States," political journalist Alexander Cockburn asserts.
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|Allen L. Jasson|