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<nettime> Do You Still Own Your Reality?
Randall Packer on Thu, 7 Oct 2004 18:40:12 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Do You Still Own Your Reality?


The Republicans are heightening the attack, ramping up their spin 
strategies to reinforce disinformation in order to fool the country into 
re-election.

Straight out of the playbook from Orwell's 1984...

They continue to retool their highly refined doublespeak tactics to 
maintain a stranglehold on the reality of unsuspecting Americans.

Have the Republicans co-opted your reality?

According to columnist Tina Brown in the Washington Post discussing the VP 
debate:

"Cheney found a more primitive way to bluff with a bad hand... In a 
culture of blatherers, Cheney intimidates with his silences, his stingers, 
and above all his awesome capacity to stare down the evidence and assert 
that black is white."

Despite the fact that this week, the administration's own Paul Bremer, Don 
Rumsfeld, and the weapons investigator Charles Duelfer have all declared 
the reason's for going to war were deeply flawed, as well as the so called 
follow-up plan, Bush and Cheney not only stand their ground, they tighten 
their tenuous grip on a fictional narrative designed to disguise their 
true ambition to control the oil-rich middle east.

The real issue in this election though, is America going to wake up to the 
dream (or nightmare) it finds itself in? Can we lift the veil on the 
disinformation pouring out of the White House. Can we take command of our 
own reality?

Or has America's reality been permanently hijacked by the Republicans and 
their media propaganda machine?

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