I and many others stand by practically voiceless as the 115th U.S. Congress guided by Neocons in both parties (each for different reasons), our current intelligence agencies, the ever-present military industrial complex, and a sliver of vastly wealthy international financiers have convinced mainstream America that Russia is again “our enemy” (for political reasons) – and that Vladimir Putin is the personification of evil for all freedom-loving people across the world. How has this happened? Very simply … by controlling our U.S. mainstream media.
By chance, did you have an opportunity to watch Oliver Stone’s series of four documentaries entitled “PUTIN”? Stone had 30 plus hours of interviews with V.V. Putin over a two-year period after which he put together his honest appraisal of this much-maligned leader.
Stone has since been interviewed by Charlie Rose, check out this URL, ( https://charlierose.com/videos/30608 ) and a number of other media personalities who question his insights into the personality and political direction of Vladimir Putin. He finally wrote the short article below which vents his frustration.
I looked at Oliver Stone’s pained, puzzled face as he sat for the Rose interview. (I’ve not figured out how to post his photo on IContact). I knew and felt Stone’s discomfort … the disbelief and deep frustration he registered as he dealt with the fact that no matter how many hours he had spent with Putin, no matter how much travel across Russia he has done over the years, his honest personal assessment about both Russia and Putin was instantly discounted by many writers and mouthpieces who had never met Putin and likely never been to Russia.
I have that same sick feeling each time a well-educated American colleague stops me and says, “Well what do you think now about Putin and Russia?” I realize that regardless of the 34 continuous years I’ve worked throughout Russia (having just returned from taking 30 American researchers to 10 Russian regional cities to gather information) … plus the fact that I personally met and spent time with Putin in the 1990s, know hundreds of Russians and Americans who dealt with him personally, and I’ve watched him like a hawk since 2000, having read his books and most of his speeches since he became Russia’s president … and they still believe that I’m the one who is deluded, not themselves. They truly believe hearsay from talking heads on American TV channels who have never set foot in Russia.
I never could have believed that propaganda could be so quickly assimilated across America as it has against Russia and Putin in these past ten years. And I can’t figure out why no negative propaganda is raised against Saudi leaders (and other tyrants we work with) who allow no democratic tendencies under their rule … who behead, keep women under the veil and maintain a host of other severe dictatorial practices across their countries. We need to ask ourselves why.
Disinformation on Russia and Putin is downloaded daily from the New York Times, the Economist, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and other publications to every newspaper in American state capitals, large cities and in all small towns across the U.S. It’s a blanket of erroneous information that has gotten increasingly dense since at least 2007 with no contrasting interpretations or investigative journalism being offered. We need to ask ourselves why.
Ponder Oliver Stone’s article below and consider what it must feel like to tell one’s truth and encounter taunts and accusations from the likes of media kingpins, current U.S. political elites … down to the average Joe or Mary on America’s streets.
August 5, 2017
OLIVER STONE: ‘I’m Angry’ with ‘False Flag War Against Russia’
Congress passed its beloved Russia sanctions last week by a vote of 419-3! The Senate followed with a vote of 98-2!! I guess ‘American Exceptionalism’ includes the vast stupidity inherent in having two giant oceans to distance us from the rest of humanity.
With all the Apples and Microsofts and computer geniuses we have in our country, can we not even accept the possibility that perhaps our intelligence agencies are not doing their job, and maybe, just maybe, are deliberately misleading us to continue their false-flag war against Russia? Or for that matter, that Russia itself may not be that invested in screwing up our vaunted democracy with such sloppy malware as claimed?