…us and us corporate media, redux: ‘no, afghans wot done the slaughter’…

…and the world says, ‘ok’? not this time, nor the next…

How fare the Middle East and other Muslem countries? We have US foreign policy and diplomacy writ large, beyond even the wildest imaginings of Macbeth,

All causes shall give way. I am in blood
Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o’er.

As the US corporate media manipulate or sidestep the US bombing of a hospital in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan, other responsible media continue the focus on the appalling tragedy for which no apology has been expressed by the perpetrators. Sarah Lazare at the common dreams blog reports. As Pentagon Spins US Media, MSF Demands True Account of Hospital Attack She informs us, Read the rest of this entry »


…lady liberty, no lady, she, “ils ne passeront pas!”…

…especially if from the South, and of that complexion and destitute and desperate…

To keep the context, we sample something of that myth to which so many still cling, the utter bombast of:

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

…and utterly predictable, obvious to most.

In the US as elections begin to draw near corporate politicians religiously resort to their accustomed ‘hot button’ issues, ‘culture’ wars to galvanise their respective constituencies to secure their vote, an untidy formality for them to continue to promote the corporate agenda. And the gullible do what the gullible always do so well. Immigration, a ‘hot button’ issue, important to corporate US politicians only for its many votes that make the difference for the candidate to pursue the agenda of the corporate owner. We consider the abundant evidence, so blithely ignored as it continues to accumulate. Read the rest of this entry »