transformer: “Protecting our freedom” is the standard justification for anything our troops do, regardless of what it is. It doesn’t fool anyone but the naïve, but it sounds better than “protecting our prestige” or “protecting our financial interests,” which would be closer to the truth a lot of the time.
I used to be a blind patriot that believed that the troops were fighting for freedom but around 2001, I started to question that belief. Since then, I have researched alternative news articles and opinions on the internet about the true nature of American foreign policy, the military, the CIA and the government. I don’t believe that anymore.
Exactly. And they’re able to fool everyone or at least the majority. Unfortunately, it reliably fools anywhere from 55-70% of the population and that figure doesn’t seem to be budging. It all seems so hopeless.
Now with the Internet we finally have media that is anti-US foreign policy for the first time ever because the entire media has been on board with all US foreign policy from Day One. Foreign policy is run by the Deep State and the Deep State is simply “the foreign policy establishment of the United States.” The US media is actually a part of the Deep State – the propaganda arm.
Notice how they are frantically trying to throw all of the dissident media off the Net and banning them from all of the social media platforms? We don’t have a free press in this country. If all the dissident media gets banned from the Net and thrown off of all of the social media platforms, how is that a free press? It’s not! The main way they are doing this is that everyone who tells the truth about US foreign policy is said to be a Russians/Iranian/Venezuelan/Nicaraguan agent. All the dissident media telling the truth about our policy in these places is accused of being “state-run disinformation programs.” That or they are just banned outright.
By the way, as soon as all those big social media sites including Google went up, they all went full-blown Deep State? Why? Do they hold a gun to these guys’ heads? Are they being blackmailed? Threatened? Or is it shared ideology? All I know is it sure is strange and how new major media that shows up very quickly becomes a Deep State outlet.
The Deep State runs this damned country. The attitude of the Deep State is that “Presidents come and go, but we will always be running things behind the scenes.”