American Totalitarianism and the Culture of Fake News by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, June 26, 2018
June 27, 2018

American citizens have a problem telling the difference between facts and opinion. That’s the finding of a recent survey carried out by the respected Pew organization.

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Deep State and the FBI – Federal Blackmail Investigation by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
February 21, 2018

It’s hilariously naive how mainstream American news media feign an air of disdain concerning accusations of impropriety by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the last presidential elections.

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How JFK Saved MLK’s Life And So Won The Presidency by Greg Palast

President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Greg Palast’s website
January 15, 2018

It was a Republican, Martin Luther King Sr., who made John Kennedy president of the United States — for JFK’s saving Daddy King’s son, Martin Jr., from lynching.

This harrowing and little known drama of terror and courage, confirmed for me by Martin Luther King III, changed American politics — and America — forever.

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JFK Files: Cover-Up Continues of President’s Assassination by Finian Cunningham

John F. Kennedy

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Oct. 28, 2017
October 30, 2017

The murder of President John F Kennedy 54 years ago has been described as the “crime of the century”. If US and Western news media cannot discuss this seminal event openly and honestly, let alone investigate it, then what does that say about their credibility?

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Corporate Media’s Bias is One of Omission by William Blum

I am lying to you.

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 4, 2014

“Bias in favor of the orthodox is frequently mistaken for ‘objectivity’. Departures from this ideological orthodoxy are themselves dismissed as ideological.” – Michael Parenti

An exchange in January with Paul Farhi, Washington Post columnist, about coverage of US foreign policy Continue reading

Michael Parenti Reflects, 50 Years After the JFK Assassination + JFK Conspiracy Video, A President Betrayed, with Gareth Porter


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Michael Parenti Blog
November 22, 2013

Smells Like Human Spirit on Nov 22, 2013

Five decades to the day since John F. Kennedy met his untimely demise, many questions remain unanswered; pieces of a puzzle never likely to be filled. An undoubtable fact however is that November 22nd, 1963 changed America forever — and to talk about it, Guy Evans enlisted the expertise of the prolific author and fiery lecturer Dr. Michael Parenti. Enjoy, share, and peace!

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The JFK Assassination: Defending the Gangster State by Michael Parenti

by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
November 22, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

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(originally published, 1996, in Parenti’s book, Dirty Truths, lightly edited 2013)

Today in the much vaunted western democracies there exists a great deal of unaccountable state power whose primary function is to maintain the existing politico-economic structure, using surveillance, infiltration, sabotage, judicial harassment, disinformation, trumped-up charges and false arrests, tax harassment, blackmail, and even violence and assassination to make Continue reading

“Ask Not What Your Country Blah Blah Blah,” and Other Ridiculous Memes By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 27, 2011

“Truly men hate the truth; they’d liefer
Meet a tiger on the road.” — Robinson Jeffers

What it’s not

First, let’s clarify: a “meme” (rhymes with “scream”) is not what Sarah Palin says when she goes on a family outing with her daughter; as in, “Meme Bristol’s gonna shoot up some mooses.”

Even in herspeak, that don’t get it.

What it is

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Converts To Truth… And Love by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 23, 2011

This year, 2011, we all can sense that a storm is brewing, environmentally, economically and politically. We have an empire called Pax Americana (an oxymoron is there ever was one) that is candidly quite near its end. Oh, the few thousand people who control America’s business, military and politics are still holding out for greater expansion of this dying killer weed in the garden Earth. After over a century of strangling most of the world, Pax Americana is quickly running out of steam, with bankrupt cities whose citizenry is lost in the hypnotic trance of consumerism, false patriotism and discriminations of all sorts. Propaganda and jingoism are doing their best to keep the Pandora’s Box of truth from popping open. Yet, we have seen many converts to this truth that felt a sincere love of humanity which needed expression. Here are a few examples:

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The Doomsday Project, Deep Events, and the Shrinking of American Democracy by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
Global Research, January 22, 2011
Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 4 No 2, January 24, 2011

I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.”— Senator Frank Church (1975)

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Are You Proud of Your Country? I’m Not by Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 19, 2011

This article has been torturing me for the last five years. I know I should have written it a long time ago, but either the World situation wasn’t right, or I was daunted by the thought of writing this narrative that I knew would be a task that I didn’t really want to start. I take the blame for not writing this sooner, but we are all human and beset by inadequacy.

I have been writing for at least seven years now about our nation. I have alluded to some of the things I’m going to mention in this article. I haven’t been completely remiss, but the situation our nation is faced with deserves more that writing about it’s evils. We must start with how this nation got the way it has become.

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The National Security State and the Assassination of JFK by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 24, 2010

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

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The CIA, the Pentagon, and the “Peace President”

Just 47 years ago, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This marked the turning of the American National Security State apparatus against its own leadership. After having overthrown, assassinated leaders, and orchestrated coups around the world, the moment its growing power was threatened by the civilian leadership in America, the apparatus of empire came home to roost.

The National Security State

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The JFK Assassination: New York Times Acknowledges CIA Deceptions by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

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by Prof. Peter Dale Scott, October 21, 2009

The New York Times, on October 17, published a page-one story by Scott Shane about the CIA’s defiance of a court order to release documents pertaining to the John F. Kennedy assassination, in its so-called Joannides file. George Joannides was the CIA case officer for a Cuban exile group that made headlines in 1963 by its public engagements with Lee Harvey Oswald, just a few weeks before Oswald allegedly killed Kennedy. For over six years a former Washington Post reporter, Jefferson Morley, has been suing the CIA for the release of these documents. [1]

Sometimes the way that a news item is reported can be more newsworthy than the item itself. A notorious example was the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers (documents far too detailed for most people to read) on the front page of the New York Times.

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Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92 + Kucinich’s Statement

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Sympathies and condolences to his family and friends the world over.  RIP Walter Cronkite.

By Mark Washburn
Charlotte Observer
July 17, 2009

He led us to Saigon, to Jonestown, to Selma, to Attica.

He escorted us to all corners of the Earth, then he showed us to the moon.

As anchorman of the “CBS Evening News,” Walter Cronkite — who died Friday at age 92 after a period of failing health, family members said — not only narrated a tumultuous era in American life, but presided over the instant that television achieved its thunderbolt potential to be the most powerful communication tool in history.

That defining moment unfolded Nov. 22, 1963, after Cronkite was drawn to the urgent, five-bell summons of the United Press International ticker in the CBS newsroom: Shots had been fired at the motorcade of President John F. Kennedy.

via Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92 | McClatchy


Walter Cronkite announces death of JFK

March 27, 2009

Walter Cronkite announcing the death of JFK on November 22, 1963.

R.I.P. Walter Cronkite
(November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)
CBS News Anchor (April 16, 1962 – March 6, 1981)
A true professional in his field…he will be missed.

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Russ Baker: Family of Secrets – The Bush Dynasty

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Guns and Butter
May 6, 2009

Guns and Butter – Family of Secrets

“Family of Secrets”, The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put It In The White House, and What Their Influence Means For America, with author Russ Baker.


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