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Stephen Lendman. Media Propaganda Creates Know-Nothing Americans. Majority In Favor of War

 

 

Stephens bio

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing o­n major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour o­n the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.

 

His books are listed below.

https://stephenlendman.org/

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Media Propaganda Creates Know-Nothing Americans.

Majority In Favor of War

By Stephen Lendman

Global Research, July 30, 2019

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed citizens o­n planet earth - despite around 80% of US households having Internet access, making it easy to stay informed with minimal effort. Manipulated by the power of state-sponsored and go-along establishment media propaganda, Americans are ignorant about geopolitical and other major issues affecting their lives and welfare.

Its why both right wings of the US war party get away with ravaging o­ne country after another - while the FBI and police nationwide operate with impunity as enforcers for powerful interests, grievously breaching the rights of ordinary people.

Reality is clear. The US already is a police state because of repressive laws overwhelmingly passed by Congress, supported by the executive and federal courts.

Based o­n events post-9/11 at home and abroad, things in the US are heading toward full-blown tyranny and ruin.

Perhaps its another major state-sponsored false flag away, wrongfully blamed o­n elements having nothing to do with it, followed by martial law and suspension of the Constitution o­n the phony pretext of sacrificing fundamental rights for greater security, losing both in the process.

Polls consistently show Americans are out-of-touch with reality.

Earlier polls showed most Americans favor war o­n North Korea if diplomacy fails. Other polls showed around half of Americans believe war o­n Iran is coming.

Both countries are viewed as threats to the US despite their nonbelligerent agendas. Iran hasnt attacked another country in centuries.

Nor has North Korea throughout its entire post-WW II history while the US wages forever wars against invented enemies, its ruling class hostile to world peace.

Annual Gallup polls since 1989 showed from 79 87% of Americans view Iran as mostly (or) very unfavorabl(y). Throughout this period, they viewed the Islamic Republic from 5 to 17% favorably.

North Korean nukes, ballistic missiles, and other weapons are solely for defense to deter the legitimate threat of US aggression.

Invented Enemies of America: The Myth of a North Korean Threat

Irans nuclear program has no military component, repeatedly confirmed by nuclear watchdog IAEA monitors.

Since joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nearly half a century ago, Iran fully complied with its provisions.

According to Nukewatch co-director John LaForge,(the United States is perhaps the principle nuclear weapons proliferator in the world today, openly flouting binding provisions of the Treaty o­n the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

Nuclear armed and dangerous Israel never signed NPT, the world community doing nothing to challenge its menace to regional and world peace.

According to a new Fox News poll, around 60% of Americans view Iran & North Korea as threats to US security a questionable source, but here are the results anyway.

Asked if North Korea poses a real national security threat to the US, 60% of respondents said yes, o­nly 27% saying no.

Results to the same question o­n Iran are identical, pollster Daron Shaw saying: Despite changes in the partisanship of the White House and shifts in geopolitics, the percentage of Americans who see Iran and North Korea as threats has been quite consistent.

Over half of respondents (53%) support military action to prevent Iran from developing nukes its leadership abhors, doesnt seek, never did, and wants eliminated everywhere to remove the threat these WMDs pose to planet earth and all its life forms if detonated in enough numbers.

A higher percentage (57%) favor attacking North Korea militarily to prevent expansion of its nuclear weapons program.

Most respondents also disapprove of how Trump is dealing with both nations.

Beacon Research and Shaw & Company conducted the poll o­n July 21 23 with 1,004 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide who spoke with live interviewers o­n both landlines and cellphones.

Like other polls o­n major geopolitical and other issues, results show an ignorant electorate.

Lincoln reportedly said: You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time

Most Americans are easily fooled time and again no matter how many times they were duped before, especially o­n issues of war and peace.

Notably its true about nations threatening no o­ne like Iran and North Korea.

Throughout the post-WW II era, no nations threatened US security.

All US post-WW II wars were and continue to be waged against nations threatening no o­ne threats invented to justify whats illegal and unjustifiable.

 

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Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net .

He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research o­n Globalization (CRG)

His new book as editor and contributor is titled Flashpoint In Ukraine: US Drive For Hegemony Risks WW III.

www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html (This address is closed, obviously, by American censorship)

Visit his blog site at: sjlendman.blogspot.com . (This address is closed, obviously, by American censorship)

 

Original: www.globalresearch.ca/media-propaganda-creates-know-nothing-americans-majority-in-favor-of-war/5685060 (This address is closed, obviously, by American censorship)

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