Mainstream Media Bias… Behind the Curtains

. . “3 Reasons Why the Arrest of a Journalist by Belarus is Troubling” So says the NPR headline above from the 25th May, 2021. Other western mainstream media giants like the New York Times, Associated Press (AP) and the Wall St Journal (WSJ) followed suit, zeroing in on the case of a BelarusContinue reading “Mainstream Media Bias… Behind the Curtains”

UK Labour Party Changed its Leader in 2020 (anything else?)

Former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was a long time open supporter of the Palestinian people and their right to a state. At his final party conference as leader in 2019, the hall filled with Palestinian flags and speakers, indicating that there were many Labour party members with similar views. + Labour PartyContinue reading “UK Labour Party Changed its Leader in 2020 (anything else?)”

The Universe Explained…Properly.

. Freeing myself from the hold of the mainstream media was personal journey of about a decade. It even involved the discovery of new scientific laws as well as the application of some traditional old ones! Two of Sir Issac Newton’s laws of motion are very useful when determining why so many people are blindContinue reading “The Universe Explained…Properly.”

Dr Fauci’s Wuhan Virus Lab Funding

In June 2021 the Chinese government publicly commented that Washington had better tread “very carefully” when discussing the origins of the Covid 19 virus. It was the sort of statement that immediately got my attention for it seemed to be presented in the type of code language governments use when they want to send out an unmistakeable message, withoutContinue reading “Dr Fauci’s Wuhan Virus Lab Funding”

There’s NO WAR in Palestine

Is this a “war”?  There is NO war in Palestine.14-year-old Palestinian boy Faris Odeh (right) is about to be shot dead by Israeli troops because he was throwing stones at an Israeli tank in November 2000.  After this incident 21 years ago, the shock and disgust from around the world soon dissipated (as it always does) and Israel went back to illegallyContinue reading “There’s NO WAR in Palestine”

Human Rights Abuses in America Today – The Shame of the Homeless

America is really good at making things bigger. Take wealth and homelessness. Both have increased significantly in recent decades — a stark illustration of the great power and the great inequalities inherent in modern day America. Let’s focus on homelessness. I think the world has had enough of talking about billionaires. A count in 2017Continue reading “Human Rights Abuses in America Today – The Shame of the Homeless”

Iran and Its Real (Stolen) Democracy 1907 – 1953

Most older people know of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 which deposed the Royal Shah of Iran and installed Ayatollah Khomeini as Iran’s leader. Much was made of the resulting 444 day long hostage crisis, which saw Iranian students illegally enter the American embassy and take hostages. Iran was painted very negatively in the westernContinue reading “Iran and Its Real (Stolen) Democracy 1907 – 1953”

How Media Frame Things in Your Head With Careful Use of Words

Words are a major building block of life. They are what we use to describe things. A major part of the way we communicate. How we learn. But the problem with words is that they can be lies as well. And cause misunderstandings, especially in English, which is a language more prone to misunderstandings thanContinue reading “How Media Frame Things in Your Head With Careful Use of Words”

Why I’m Back Near The Fence on Climate Change

Climate change. It is one of the biggest “hot button” issues of our time, maybe the biggest. I used to be a firm believer in it. Now I am not so sure. The most significant thing which has put me back near the fence came after I gave global warming some thought and did someContinue reading “Why I’m Back Near The Fence on Climate Change”

The USA Topples Even The Most Loyal & Democratic Governments (Abridged and enlarged from articles by John Pilger) Australia briefly followed an independent foreign policy between 1972-75 under Labour Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Whitlam was elected as the leader of the sovereign western nation of Australia and he believed that a foreign power, even those such as Australia’s historic allies such as theContinue reading “The USA Topples Even The Most Loyal & Democratic Governments”

How Big Do People Think?

What are the dreams of most people? Many years ago back in my corporate days, I attended a series of interactive training sessions for professionals that ran for one day a week for 7 weeks. It was a great course that I took away many lessons from. The presenter himself was fulfilling one of hisContinue reading “How Big Do People Think?”

Is Media Propaganda Effective? You Bet IT IS!

. If the western media is as bad as some people say with regards to brainwashing whole populations around the world, either in support of, or in turning us against certain groups, topics or issues, then can we see this happening in real life? For example, is a constant association of Islam with violence effectiveContinue reading “Is Media Propaganda Effective? You Bet IT IS!”

Mass Shootings v Terrorism – Why Is There a Difference in the Media?

. Note: this article was originally posted in 2019 immediately after the Christchurch NZ terrorist attack which left 51 people dead. The excellent response to the victims from the New Zealand Prime Minister seemed to help increase public awareness on the glaring differences in the media treatment of different shooting events. A slight improvement inContinue reading “Mass Shootings v Terrorism – Why Is There a Difference in the Media?”