Outstanding article on the contemporary issues in world politics. As very few, the author - John Pilger - takes a critical stand on Western media regarding the political situations in Ukraine, Gaza and the general power battles on the world stage. Find below a few snippets, but his article is truly worth the full read.
"To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country."
This quote represents for me multiple paradoxons of politics. The perception of people and justice, in a system that urges us to become the best, a paradoxon in itself, an ambiguous scheme that is sad to watch.
Although, I would not fully agree with the following statement, since the Internet enables an Information age for those that are willing to look for the right information, the sentence shows once again the ambiguity of interpreting the media.
Today’s grand illusion is of an information age when, in truth, we live in a media age in which incessant corporate propaganda is insidious, contagious, effective and liberal.
Finally, the author states what most people seem to forget about every crisis, adapted to the situation in Ukraine. It is the normal people that suffer from those that seem not to understand. What makes me mad the most is that the power is in the hand of the ignorant, while the good people remain confused and scared, while their only wish is peace and happiness.
A third of the population of Ukraine are Russian-speaking and bilingual. They have long sought a democratic federation that reflects Ukraine’s ethnic diversity and is both autonomous and independent of Moscow. Most are neither “separatists” nor “rebels” but citizens who want to live securely in their homeland. Separatism is a reaction to the Kiev junta’s attacks on them, causing as many as 110,000 (UN estimate) to flee across the border into Russia. Typically, they are traumatised women and children.