The Overton Window is a concept in political sociology referring to the range of acceptable opinions that can be held by respectable people. « Respectable » of course means that the subject can be integrated with polite society. Respectability is a strong precondition on ability to have open influence in the mainstream. Thus the Overton window becomes a mechanism of political control.
Étiqueté : Propaganda
The search for truth is as old as civilization. Aristotle approached this challenge through what he called the development of potentiality to actuality, which examined truth in terms of the causes that act on things. This approach is as relevant today as it was two millennia prior, and its application to the problem of ascertaining fact from fiction regarding Khan Sheikhun goes far in helping unpack the White House statements regarding Syrian chemical preparations.
Nous avions déjà parlé dans ces pages de l’association Project Veritas de James O’Keefe, qui s’était signalée en 2009 par la révélation d’un vaste réseau de corruption, étendu sur tout le territoire des États-Unis sous les auspices d’une association abondamment financée par les deniers publics, ACORN. Cette fois, Project Veritas a les grands médias en ligne de mire…
“Hybrid war” is an expression that is much used of late. It has two opposing meanings which must carefully be distinguished. The first is the way the term is commonly used; that use is imaginary; the second is the way it is not used; that use is factual. – By Patrick Armstrong
« The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by a jihadist, are being suppressed to protect the secrets of British foreign policy. » – By John Pilger
Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and « rendition ». – By John Pilger
« The US markets itself as having an inclusive identity that’s capable of uniting its many disparate parts into a singular whole. Its unofficial motto, “E Pluribus Unum”, proudly proclaims that “out of many, one”, further signifying that this ideal functions as a cornerstone of the American ideology. In what makes for a very peculiar case of ideological doublethink, while the US insists on exporting its “democratic” model abroad, it hypocritically employs a calculated pick-and-choose approach to which countries should retain the “E Pluribus Unum” domestic identity component of its system and which should incorporate the “E Unum Pluribus” geostrategic innovation. »
Warning: This is not a politically correct piece. Extremely funny, but not politically correct. Enter here at your own peril.
« While the people of the DPRK hope for peace and security, the United States and its puppet regime in the south of the Korean peninsular wage war, carrying out for the next three months the largest war games ever conducted there, involving air craft carriers, nuclear armed submarines and stealth bombers, aircraft and large numbers of troops, artillery and armour. »
Un sénateur de Californie retire sa proposition de loi contre les « fake news » après avoir réalisé qu’elle était idiote
Un projet de loi contre les « fake news » a été déposé le 17 mars dernier en Californie. Le 22 mars, soit cinq jours après, un projet de loi très similaire atterrissait au Sénat en France.
Aux dernières nouvelles, le projet californien a été retiré.