Monday, August 30, 2004

NYC Protest on CNN, Dean's Scream, Vassals of The Empire

Yesterday, I was curious how CNN (International) deals with the mass anti-Republican protest in New York. Not unlike I expected. After an one-hour sycophantic Laura Bush interview, it was relegated into the middle of the news block - and they mostly showed ground-level camera images, the newscaster used the now usual "the protesters represent a wide variety of issues" phrase to talk about the issues without talking about them.

And then there was live report from the ground, a reporter asking protesters. But I couldn't understand anything, because the background crowd noise wasn't filtered out. Kind of "loud troublemakers" impression. Funny, the TV news media did manage to air a tape with crowd noise filtered out when Howard Dean addressed his followers - the result being that famous 'Scream'. (Tough ABC later admitted it - too late.)

Elsewhere, a John Pilger article titled The Warlords of America exposes the imperialist agenda of the Democrat foreign policy establishment, and has this brutally honest quote from their doyen, Zbigniew Brzezinski:

"To put it in a terminology that harkens back to a more brutal age of ancient empires," he writes, "the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together."

I can understand why rightists across Europe would still play along with these people, in spite of their nationalism/patriotism: respect for authority and hierarchy isfundamental to their thinking. But why some liberal-minded Central-Eastern Europeans are still enthralled by these people is beyond me.


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