January 10, 2011
|The New York Times and Judith Miller sold mass murder to America.|
Bill Anderson has posted an on-target post about the situation in Arizona. He is critical of a government worshipping editorial published by the New York Times blaming in part libertarians for the carnage.
“Yes, the paper has editorialized that anyone who might not have the same view that government is The Holy Mother Of Our Existence is at fault for the shooting,” he writes.
I can’t read the Grey Lady’s op-ed because I am not a subscribing member. But according to Anderson the NYT believes “it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge. Many on the right have exploited the arguments of division, reaping political power by demonizing immigrants, or welfare recipients, or bureaucrats. They seem to have persuaded many Americans that the government is not just misguided, but the enemy of the people.” (Emphasis added by Bill Anderson.)
While I think it is a joke to think that Republicans actually believe government is the problem, nonetheless the editorialists actually were targeting those of us who believe that government that is not accountable for the violence it imposes on everyone else is a bad thing. Will Grigg has noted that time and again that government agents wound and kill innocent people yet neither are prosecuted nor disciplined for what is outright murder.
The man who committed these horrendous crimes will be in prison for the rest of his life. However, the people who have massacred hundreds of innocent people (but wore the proper government costume while doing it) will not spend even a second being inconvenienced. Those of us who point out this fact, according to the NYT, are the true “enemies of the people.”
If you doubt what I am saying, read the entire editorial. It is clear that the editors are targeting anyone who has the temerity to disagree with the agenda of the NYT and its friends. If you disagree with them, you are a murderer or at best someone who is sympathetic to murderers.
Let’s add the million plus innocent Iraqis slaughtered by the state and those in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The New York Times pretends to be oblivious about war crimes approaching the severity of those committed by Hitler and the Nazis.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
In addition to several million innocents killed in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia by the U.S. military-industrial perpetual war machine, the CIA is responsible for the death of an additional 6 million, according to former CIA agent John Stockwell.
The Nazis killed around 30 million civilains through fascist terror, murder, blockades, starvation, and death camps. Stalin and Mao killed even more. The U.S. has not reached that number yet but will ultimately if allowed to continue engineering failed states – like it did in both Iraq and Afghanistan – the government declares are in need of invasion for various exaggerated or invented reasons.
Clearly, government is not only the enemy of the people, it also murders the people in an organized and habitual fashion.
The Gray Lady should not get up on a soapbox and preach about rhetoric and violence. The newspaper is guilty of publishing pre-war propaganda of the most brazen and criminal sort. It helped the neocons tremendously when Judith Miller published disinformation and outright lies about Saddam Hussein’s imaginary nuclear bomb and biological weapons programs in the New York Times.
The corporate media invariably supports and propagandizes mass murder campaigns designed for control and profit and launched for the banksters and their multinational corporations by the state.