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Beware of the US masters of propaganda, who work for the wealthy and powerful oligarchs ... (h/t hermit @MofA)

Here is Franklin Delaney Roosevelt, 29 April, 1938, from his, "Message to Congress on Curbing Monopolies"

Unhappy events abroad have retaught us two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic people.

The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism--ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.

The second truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if its business system does not provide employment and produce and distribute goods in such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living.

Both lessons hit home.

Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing.

This concentration is seriously impairing the economic effectiveness of private enterprise as a way of providing employment for labor and capital and as a way of assuring a more equitable distribution of income and earnings among the people of the nation as a whole.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Democracy and Fascism - April 14, 1938

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 28th, 2022 at 09:08:35 PM EST
A Very American Coup (Almost) | by DeAnander on Aug 3rd, 2007 |

This coup is mentioned in the enduring isolationist and anticorporate classic, War is a Racket by Smedley Butler.   Butler was a disillusioned career soldier who -- after advancing to the rank of General -- became so angry about the disconnects between his conscience, US official propaganda, and the actual military/imperial ops in which he participated, that he resigned and wrote his whistleblowing book.

Smedley Butler is a name with which you may not be familiar, even though he twice won the Congressional Medal of Honor. If he were to appear on television today, he would be identified as "Maj. General Smedley Butler, USMC (ret.)" But even if he were still alive, he would not appear on any network television news shows because, late in life, he openly expressed his opposition to the war system.

He went on to expose the symbiotic relationship existing between the institutional interests of corporate America and the state. Many former top generals and admirals have written memoirs around the theme "war is hell," but Gen. Butler went a step further, writing a book titled War Is a Racket.

Prescott Bush's 1933 fascist coup attempt in the US - Business Coup stopped by Smedley Butler

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 28th, 2022 at 09:09:58 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 4th, 2022 at 07:20:16 PM EST
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Some 2,000 mostly Russian-speaking protesters marched in the western city of Cologne on Sunday to demand Germany stop supporting Ukraine and drop sanctions | US News |

The rally, organised by Russian-speaking diaspora groups in the city, was met by a few dozen counter-protesters who had also gathered in the shadow of Cologne's hulking Gothic cathedral to express support for Ukraine.

Germany is home to some 3 million people of Russian ethnic background, many of them heavily exposed to Kremlin narratives about the world via state-controlled Russian television, which is widely available.

Sputnik News and Russia Today blocked in Germany [Feb. 2] and all of Europe. It has been US/NATO war narrative across all of Europe.

Google Blocks RT, Sputnik YouTube Channels In Europe As EU Readies Sanctions Against The Media Outlets

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 4th, 2022 at 07:22:13 PM EST
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