My Recent Comment on Prof. Richard Falk’s Blog Highlighting the Failures of the Mainstream Media to Cover the Hunger Strike Aimed a Calling Attention to Israel’s Violations of the Universal Human Rights of Palestinians.
For the last decade the Mother of All Censorship by the MSM is the maintenance of the official cover story of 9/11 even in the face of all the evidence and sound interpretation brought forward through the best of the massive citizens’ investigation into what really happened. Much to his credit, Prof. Falk has been a part of that necessary truth-seeking process. Quite clearly the cover story’s fundamental myth is that the Arab and Muslim peoples collectively are extremist dangers to the “national security” of Western Civilization. With the 9/11 legend setting the basis of the GWOT’s mental landscape of demonology, Western Civ is depicted as a Judeo-Christian construct with Islam as the Aberrant Other.
This strategy of dehumanizing demonization, a core propaganda meme of our time, seems to extend permission to exclude many Arab and Muslim peoples, but especially the Palestinians, from the community of citizens invested with universal human rights, including the right to be heard in one of the most important hunger strikes since Gandhi resorted to this most basic motif of protest. The Palestinians are rendered the new “merciless Indian savages” referred to on July 4, 1776 in the Declaration of Independence.
The failure of the MSM media to embrace the imperiled humanity of the hunger strikers and to cover the injustices they are sacrificing to publicize is thus but one manifestation of a toxic mental brew of Islamophobia sustained through maintaining the mental hold of the official cover story of 9/11. Agents of deception like Jonathan Kay, Michael Shermer and the Israeliocentric UN Watch have unfortunately succeeded in rendering the topic of what really happened on 9/11 so untouchable that it is frequently avoided even by many otherwise enlightened folks on the progressive left. Through their crimes of omission they have sadly made themselves complicit in crimes against humanity whose outcome is evidenced in the murdering, maiming and uprooting of many millions of primarily Arab, Muslim and soon-to-be Persian people.