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The total lack of self awareness continues over in the USA. Frankly it seems as if the descent from empire to schizophrenic clusterfuck happens much faster than I thought.
The White House criticized Russia on Friday for allowing National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to meet with human rights activists, calling it a “propaganda platform”
Think about that for a second. This is the US government, directly trying to shut up a US citizen, who has blown the whistle on various illegal secret surveillance programs.
If freedom of speech only applies when convenient, it’s not a freedom at all.
At the same time this is happening America repeals it’s own anti-propaganda laws. Criticizing Russia for allowing propaganda while at the same time creating a system to produce your own seems, and I struggle to put this in polite terms, batshit insane.
For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January.
It’s a frickin’ comedy show over there.
[ Jul 16 2013 ]
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