How the road to war was paved with lies
I find myself not wanting to read articles of revelations about the lies we've been told and the way public opinion was formed because I watched it unfold. To me, and probably most people who read this weblog, it is old news. The very fact that it is now beginning to hit the mainstream media, slams me with the realization that for the majority of US citizens, this is all new.
It was never even whispered in the media outlets they relied upon. Are they paying attention now? If they are, I wonder how they feel. Do they care, or was it worth it to squander an exhibition of power, aggressively invade another country and murder innocent people?
Although the news is old to me, my thoughts wander toward the bigger picture, the picture of ill-informed citizens who just may be open to hearing the details. The Democrats have not, to date, been very adept at exposing the lies, or calling for investigation of the deceptions. The only way this will change is to get the information to the citizens and have them demand investigation. I'm not sure how to get that information to the receptive ones.
A friend of mine said, to the effect, that my weblog was 'preaching to the converted'. I think that's true. I find myself drawn to like-minded weblogs.
The power of weblogs as an information tool can't be denied. The information is tidy and available. The availability, I suppose, is the major reason I will continue to link to articles that may be old news to me. Repetition is a way of learning, especially in an age of information overload. Repetition on weblogs, in the news, on email lists, by word of mouth....we have to go for it. The issue of deception and lies being a means to form public opinion is an issue we can't afford to drop the ball on! Any mention in the mainstream media bears repeating!
Again: How the road to war was paved with lies
And Again: Not Lying --Just a Matter of Emphasis
posted by Cyndy