The Toppling of Saddam
Remember when Saddam's statue came tumbling down? Of course it was all staged, one more nail in the coffin of American democracy. David Neiwert tells us why we should be very, very afraid.
"The role of the media in this manipulation cannot be understated. The abdication of the media's role as an independent watchdog and its whole subsumation as a propaganda organ bodes ill for any democracy, because a well-informed public is vital to its functioning.
But the fact that the military establishment, in the context of the "war on terror," clearly views the American public as the subject of a psychological combat operation should give us all pause regarding the ability of democracy to withstand this kind of assault."
David Neiwert, Orcinus, July 6, 2004