Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Lying by commission, lying by omission, censorship and self-censorship by Mainstream journalist, editor, politician and academic presstitutes has enabled the continuing, Zionist-promoted, US War on Muslims that has so far since 1990 been associated with 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”).
Now mainstream lying and censorship is enabling a build-up to a US Alliance destruction of Syria to parallel that in Iraq. One notes that “holocaust” means death of a large number of people and “genocide” means “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group” as set out by Article 2 of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention.
Thus in the run-up to the illegal, war criminal US, UK and Australian invasion of Iraq, the US Alliance has used false claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as the excuse for invasion that resulted in 2.7 million Iraq deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation. Indeed Iraqi “threat” was used to justify the 1990-2003 pre-invasion Sanctions against Iraq and the US, UK and Apartheid Israeli destruction of Iraq civilian infrastructure associated with 1.7 million pre-invasion Iraqi deaths from imposed deprivation (Google “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: ).
Today we see the same ploy of alleged “weapons of mass destruction” being played out to justify direct Western military intervention in Syria.
Jewish American writer Stephen Lendman has recently reported the alarmingly increased US and Israeli pressure for Western invasion of Syria based on claimed use of chemical weapons, claims that have nevertheless been strongly rejected by the Syrians and the Russians: “Things appear heading closer toward full-scale US intervention. The fullness of time will have final say. On April 28, The New York Times headlined “Lawmakers Call for Stronger US Action in Syria,” saying: Republicans “took President Obama to task Sunday for what they characterized as dangerous inaction in Syria….” Senators John McCain (R. AZ) and Lindsey Graham are Armed Services Committee members. They “warn(ed) that failure to intervene in Syria would embolden nations like Iran and North Korea” and quotes a warmongering Apartheid Israeli Minister Amir Peretz: “With or without chemical weapons, the world can’t remain silent in the face of what’s happening in Syria. The international community should have actively intervened long ago, with military force if necessary. Naturally, if there is evidence of the use of chemical weapons, we would expect those who have set red lines to also do what’s necessary – first and foremost the United States – and of course the entire international community” (Stephen Lendman, “Syria: upping the stakes”, Veterans Today, 30 April 2013).
A similar reportage of increasingly hysterical warmongering by American politicians has been provided by Information Clearing House (ICH) under the headline “Presstitute and war pimp alert” (Information Clearing House, December 2012). The ICH report concludes with a quote from the UK newspaper The Independent : “The United States and like-minded governments are rushing to fund and legitimize a newly-formed Syrian opposition group amid fear that plans for a political transition are being outpaced by rebel military gains, US and European officials said.” (“US and Europe accelerate plans for Syrian transition” The Independent, 6 December 2012).
Outstanding American writer and commentator and editor Tom Feeley of Information Clearing House must take credit for being one of the first to popularize the powerful and apt neologism “presstitute” that describes those who use the media to spread untruth. Thus his 2003 piece entitled “How the presstitutes lie to America”, Tom Feeley exposes the extraordinary Mainstream media lies about US soldier Jessica Lynch that helped demonize Iraqis and support the illegal US Alliance invasion and occupation of Iraq. More recently, Gerald Celente (founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author of “Trends 2000” and “Trend Tracking” (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends Journal) has used the term in analyzing Mainstream lying about the American and European economic crisis (see Gerald Celente, “PIIGS, presstitutes and the global meltdown”, Lew Rockwell, 2011 ): “Yet, despite the widely available economic facts and the ample evidence of faulty forecasts and failed government policies, the mainstream media continues to sell the public the big lie. By providing cover for the politicians and financiers, the Presstitutes of the world – with their stable of “well respected” pundits – are accomplices in promoting the egregiously transparent cover-up as a “recovery.””
While the term “presstitute” has not yet made it to the Mainstream dictionaries, the Urban Dictionary provides the following definitions of a “presstitute” (noun): “ (1) A member of the media who will alter their story and reporting based on financial interests or other ties with usually partisan individuals or groups, (2) A term coined by Gerald Celente and often used by independent journalists and writers in the alternative media in reference to journalists and talking heads in the mainstream media who give biased and predetermined views in favor of the government and corporations, thus neglecting their fundamental duty of reporting news impartially. It is a portmanteau of press and prostitute, (3) One who “screws” the general public by intentionally submitting false or miss-leading information to the Press. Esp. for politicians and news folks.(e.g. “Our congressperson really presstituted themselves with that interview”. or “That politician is a known presstitute” ), and (4) Either an individual reporter or news broadcaster, or a media news group, who reports to be unbiased, but is in fact tailoring their news to suite someone’s goal (usually corporations or big business political affiliates.”
Indeed a various other writers use the term (Google “pressitute”). Thus, for example, American blogger George Washington refers to “Mainstream media: presstitutes for the rich and powerful”, Pacific Free Speech in defense of UK Media Lens (“Media Lens: not appealing to the war pimps and presstitutes”); and Ilana Mercer condemning the reportage on the Iraq War by journalists embedded with the US forces (see Ilan Mercer, “On pimps and presstitutes”, WND, 16 April 2003).
Sri Lankan writer Shinali Waduge has analyzed the Western presstitute phenomenon “We need not repeat how powerful media is – he that controls media can use it for political advantage, money and power. When we know that politicians lie, is it difficult to fathom that media lies as well? If politicians lie because of 2 factors – money and power, the same syndrome affects media as well. You are far more informed if you do the research on your own – the internet is available to see what is true and what is not. A bit of time spent is worthwhile. There is no such thing as an “independent press” – not many on a payroll would dare to go against corporate policy. People are actually paid to keep honest opinion to themselves. Very few would dare challenge the status quo because there are plenty of others to take over. Purchasing reporters is nothing new and has been happening for decades.
Even the CIA has acknowledged that it has thousands of journalists on its payroll inclusive of foreign reporters too. When Governments like US, UK, EU and others of the West make allegations and accusations about human rights, freedoms, war crimes etc none of the western media cares to cover the atrocities that have been committed by these very nations following military interventions, the illegal weapons and bombs used and how infrastructure have been purposely targeted and babies born are either deformed or disabled. US media supports US interventions because the media is owned by companies who gain from defense contracts. So wherever there’s a war – they enter to make the profits. These links are never disclosed by media or reporters. Where is the unbiased reporting?” (Shinali Waduge “Who are the presstitutes?” Onlanka News, 26 April 2013).
I spend a huge amount of time as an anti-racist, humanitarian scientist trying to get through the Mainstream media Wall of Silence, especially in relation to the horrendous human cost of the post-1990, Zionist –promoted US war on Muslims, specifically 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation, of whom half are children, the breakdown being 4.6 million (Iraq), 5.6 million (Afghanistan), 2.2 million (Somalia), 0.1 million (Libya), 0.1 million (Palestine) and now 0.1 million (Syria) (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide” ).
However in trying to report the Awful Truth about Elephant in the Room realities I am remorselessly censored in my own country, Australia, by Mainstream media presstitutes. Thus, by way of example, on 30 April 2013 the ostensibly progressive, nation-wide Late Light Live radio program of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC, Australia’s equivalent of the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey UK BBC) broadcast an item entitled “Obama’s Syrian dilemma”… The program invites listener comments on its website but frequently censors such comments (Google “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”). In this instance my following comments were censored by the bottom-of-the-barrel ABC, presumably for containing facts and opinions that it does not want its audience to read, know about or think about: “The illegal and war criminal invasion of Iraq and the 2003-2011 Iraqi War (2.7 million Iraqis killed by violence or violently-imposed deprivation) was based on false intelligence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (Google “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”).
Here we go again. Not content with sanctions and massive materials support for terrorists who have devastated multicultural Syria (70,000 killed, 0.5 million refugees) (i.e. state terrorism), nations that have chemical, biological and huge stores of nuclear weapons of mass destruction) (the US, UK, France and Apartheid Israel) are now threatening direct action (bombing Syria, like Iraq, back to the Stone Age) on the basis of secret intelligence reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Invading other countries that have not invaded and occupied your country or other countries is a war crime”.
Of course the Mainstream media presstitutes don’t simply deceive by lying by omission, lying by commission and censorship – at a more subtle level they deceive by the dishonest use of logic and language. While science is crucially committed to truth and involves the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses, spin is the converse of science and involves the selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position. Thus science could dispose of the Iraqi WMD claims by simple empirical inspection of alleged sites – but warmonger spin used asserted facts to support the US Alliance case for the existence of such weapons. Even more insidious is spin-based language as described by the neologism slie (spin-based untruth) and hence liars and slaying. For those utterly disgusted by the earnest, evangelical pronouncements of born-again war criminal Tony Blair, a variant to the slie is the neologism blie (blather-based untruth) and hence bliars and blying. “Bliar” is already well entrenched in the public discourse in relation to pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, spin-master Tony Blair (a Google search for “bliar” yielding 210,000 results) just as “juliar” has become a moniker for the pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, warmonger Australian PM Julia Gillard (a Google search for “juliar” yielding about 240,000 results).
George Orwell exposed the subtle, dishonest use of language by presstitutes in a brilliant essay entitled “Politics and the English language” (1946): “If you simplify your English, you are freed from the worst follies of orthodoxy. You cannot speak any of the necessary dialects, and when you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself. Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. One cannot change this all in a moment, but one can at least change one’s own habits, and from time to time one can even, if one jeers loudly enough, send some worn-out and useless phrase — some jackboot, Achilles’ heel, hotbed, melting pot, acid test, veritable inferno, or other lump of verbal refuse — into the dustbin where it belongs.”
For details of media-derived censorship, lying and slaying by the global Murdoch media empire, the Australian Fairfax media, the Australian ABC, the UK BBC, and the Australian universities-backed web magazine The Conversation in Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-perverted and subverted Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia – and indeed elsewhere in the West – Google “Mainstream media censorship” ; “Mainstream media lying”; “Boycott Murdoch media”; “Censorship by the BBC”; “Censorship by The Conversation”; “Censorship by The Age”; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live” and “Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra”. Interestingly, a search of major Mainstream media organizations for the word “presstitute” results in zero (0) results for the UK BBC, the Australian ABC, the US ABC, CNN, Fox News and CBS i.e. the presstitutes have censored “presstitute” itself.
The only reason to invade another country is if it has invaded and occupied the territory of your country or another country, and then only after negotiations have been exhausted, with any departure from this constituting a war crime. Mainstream presstitutes having succeeded in devastating Mali, Libya, Somalia, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and NW Pakistan, are now urging the Western invasion and devastation of Syria, with the prospect of a Syrian Holocaust and a Syrian Genocide.
What can decent people do? Decent people must (a) inform everyone they can and (b) urge and apply sanctions and boycotts against all the people, politicians, parties, countries, corporations, corporatists, warmongers and Mainstream presstitutes involved in pro-war slaying, blying, lying by omission, lying by commission, self-censorship and censorship.