Mainstream media coverage of the conflict between Israel and Palestine has always been ludicrously skewed to the Israeli/Zionist perspective. This is nothing new, and anyone with any media literacy is well aware of this.
Despite the fact that Palestinian casualties always outnumber Israeli at least 50 to 1, it is Israeli casualties and losses that top the newscasts. This has always been the case. Israeli life is worth more than Palestinian life in the mainstream media, plain and simple.
Last night, I saw a standard propaganda piece covering the Israeli attacks against Palestine in Gaza, and it serves as a perfect illustration of the propaganda machine at work. The "news" presented is one-sided, out of context, and creates manufactured support for unconscionable Israeli actions.
This "news" story focused solely on the Palestinian rocket attacks coming from the ground. One of these rockets struck near an Israeli hospital and killed two people. This was the top story.
Not once was it mentioned in this "news" story that the Palestinian rocket attack was in retaliation for a previous attack launched by Israel that hit a Palestinian hospital, killing four people and wounding 30 medics.
Not once in that same "news" story was it mentioned that the Palestinian rocket attacks are in retaliation for the bombs that have rained down on Gaza over the past two weeks and for the damage now being done via illegal ground invasion. This broader context was completely, mind-bogglingly, omitted.
(Media reports without broader context are less valuable than a steaming pile of feces. At least feces can be used as fertilizer.)
Not once was it mentioned in that "news" story that Israel has launched its own rocket attacks in Gaza as it carries out the illegal ground invasion. The weighty fact that "more than 1,000" rockets have been launched by Palestine was included in the story, but the even weightier fact that more than 2,000 rockets have been launched by Israel was conveniently omitted (not to mention the bombs).
Israeli forces have now destroyed more than 500 Palestinian homes and displaced more than 100,000 people.
They have attacked civilian homes, hospitals, mosques, and a stadium.
Not once in that same "news" story was there mention of the more than 600 Palestinian casualties of the most recent Israeli bombing and rocket attack campaigns. Not once was it mentioned that 80 percent of those casualties were civilians or that almost 100 of them were children.
If 100 Israeli kids were dead by the hands of Palestinians right now, we'd be in World War III. Make no mistake about it. The outcry over 100 dead Israeli kids would be echoing through CNN and MSNBC and CBS and ABC and Fox and PBS and every mainstream media news outlet in existence.
In fact, it was the trumped-up story of three murdered Israeli teenagers that was used to justify the recent attacks against Palestine. The murder of 500+ civilians and 100 children was justified by the deaths of those three teenagers, despite the fact that no culprit has been found or proven.
Israel is currently bombing a country that it illegally occupies. It has now launched an illegal ground invasion of a country it illegally occupies. And it is using weapons supplied to it by the United States of America, Britain, and other Global Government allies.
Because of the illegal occupation, Palestinian people have been forced into ghetto life, living as refugees without adequate access to the basics of life. They are forced to go through multiple checkpoints just to go about their daily lives.They are being occupied by a foreign military every day of their lives, a foreign military that rains bombs down upon them and their families at whim.
I recently saw a study that said that only 14% of Americans are sympathetic toward the Palestinians.
This shows the vicious efficacy of the pro-Israel propaganda machine.
The population of the United States of America is the most media-brainwashed and media-manipulated population in human history. I don't think there can be any doubt about that.
In order to throw off the murderous and fascist power structures that are killing us on this planet, increased media literacy and criticism are crucial. The ability to deconstuct the skewed information coming to us through mainstream media newscasts is critically necessary.
Until then, you will have a population justifying mass murder and wanton destruction as "protecting Israeli citizens."
There are many, many people - including astrologers - who are hiding in the weeds on this issue. They are choosing not to speak up, not to criticize Israel's actions. They are choosing to overlook their own country's support of Zionist-led mass murder. They choose to skirt away from a controversial issue like this because they see the big 86% statistic that feels no sympathy for the Palestinians. They want to maintain their popularity. They don't want to rock the boat.
This is the slow march toward the Global Governance stranglehold. This is the slow march toward global fascism, and it's speeding up. It starts in Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and it spreads.
Silence is complicity now more than ever.
And popularity means shit.
Speak out, speak up, extricate your mind and your own perspective from the mainstream media garbage. Or it's on your soul that you stayed quiet and went along during this time on Planet Earth.
* This article deconstructs pro-Zionist bias in the mainstream media which creates false support for violent Israeli-Zionist actions, including from U.S. and Canadian citizens.
This should be obvious to long-time readers, but I equally condemn violence and murder committed by Israeli Zionists and by Palestinian Hamas members (or other violent groups). I also make a distinct differentiation between Israeli and Palestinian citizens who oppose the violence and murder and the so-called leaders who are ordering and committing it.
There are many people of all religious faiths around the world who see this violence and warmongering for what it is: a system of violent and inhumane global fascism, often referred to as "Global Governance," that must be opposed by all human beings who wish to live in a better world.