The Hurtful Use of Wrong Words in Journalism and Public Talk

Words are meant to help humans understand each other and their world. Wrong words can lead to the opposite. Using think-tank-made vocabulary designed to warp reality therefore plays into the hands of the establishment. For example, calling neoliberals a.k.a. corporatists a.k.a. fake-left-rightwingers “centrists” gives them a fake endorsement by being presented as a people’s majority and allegedly being more reasonable than anyone else by being supposedly distant form extremists.

Yet, nothing could be further from the truth when we are talking about a greedy, self-serving minority in cahoots with the robber billionaires who steal the world’s entire wealth from the rest of us and push us into submission. It’s a group of fraudsters hardly different from the neocons that warped the “R” party some time before the neoliberals then warped the “D” party. This party takeover has created the “good cop/bad cop” routine with which American voters have been befuddled in every election ever since. None of these crooks should be painted as “centrists” or allowed by us to present themselves that way.

The same problem can come from one’s own vocabulary mistakes, like when one compares Trump to Obama and describes Obama as nice and Trump as not nice Continue reading “The Hurtful Use of Wrong Words in Journalism and Public Talk”

Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-08-04 (17 videos)

The latest collection of remarkable videos from this week. The biggest theme this time: how we the people are divided and isolated in our suffering.

Stars and channels: Anand Giridharadas, DW Documentary, NonCompete, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Redacted Tonight, Secular Talk, TEDx Talks, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Juice Media (satire!), The Rational National

Topics:

  1. Satire: Tree Politics for Profit
  2. Nuclear Armageddon for Profit
  3. Tulsi: Finally a Candidate Standing up for Freedom of Speech & Information
  4. Yang: Debate Highlights
  5. 2016 All Over Again: The 2020 Info-War
  6. Funky Debate
  7. Bernie: The Wave for Change
  8. Environment: Greenwashing Global Logging
  9. The Economic Hitman Called for Action:
  10. War on the People: The New Aristocracy = The Fake Heroes of Capitalism
  11. White Men Caucus
  12. Divide & Conquer: A Sample
  13. Antisocial Culture
  14. U.S. Sex-Trafficking
  15. Great Jesse Ventura & Lee Camp Conversation
  16. Gangsta Capitalism

 

1. Satire: Tree Politics for Profit

Honest Government Ad | Djab Wurrung Trees
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Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-07 (20 videos)

Twenty of the best videos published and found this week, many especially useful in advancing our mindset, understanding what is really going on in our rigged system, and the directional change we – the people – can and must take. The official reality we have been taught is not very real, and underneath attractive varnish dark secrets hide. And we are much closer to the change we long for than we realize. If only we step out of our box. Many stars in this week’s compilation you have never seen or heard of before. A lot of new stuff to discover. And it starts out with a great satire!

Topics:

  1. Satire: The Two-Party One-Party System
  2. Deep Insight: The New Deal’s Secret
  3. News: The Toilet Toast
  4. Debates: Debate Rigging
  5. Surveillance & Censorship
  6. Bernie: Why & How Attacked by the Mass Media
  7. Bernie on Iran, SA, and Warmongering Lies
  8. Capitalism: Why & How our Jobs Screw Us
  9. Revolutions Getting Hijacked
  10. Connectedness: Conservative Learning and Turning
  11. Woke: A Former Right-Wing Reagan Official Turning on Capitalism
  12. Woke: Another Right-Winger Getting DEPROGRAMMED
  13. Woke: Our Self-Silencing Culture
  14. Mohammed, Christ, and Buddha: Were they Theologists or Socialist Revolutionairies?

 

I. Satire: The Two-Party One-Party System

… and the waste-your-vote-by-voting-for-what-you-want myth reflected in Australia:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | Preferential Voting”)

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