TRUTH-TELLERS

 

"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."

Mahatma Gandhi

 

TRUTH-TELLERS 8

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Michael Collins Piper

 

"Google is destroying the most glorious gift humanity was granted in the last 300 years [the internet]. The future under Google is a fascist dystopia, their way or the highway, no room for dissidents, no room for free speech. Google is a boot stomping on your face for eternity.
Google is the deep state. Forget about conventional wars, forget about spies, forget about intelligence agencies, forget about all of that. It's all about the internet and Google running the internet. They decide how you feel, what you think, what information you can and can't look at, and ultimately who does and doesn't have a voice."

David Bowie's final message written weeks before he died, 2015

 


Finian Cunningham / John Mearsheimer / William Pepper

 

"Perhaps the most basic reason Americans should read Noam Chomsky's work today, is simply to understand the real world in which they live, that which is obscured by their leaders and the U.S. mass media."

Fred Branfman

 


Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer / John McDougall / Robert McChesney / Bill Still

 

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

Voltaire

 


Ida Tarbell / Alexandra Minna Stern / Nicholas Shaxon / Lawrence Shoup

 

"With very few exceptions, the front men and women of the mainstream media - the radio and TV talk show hosts and pundits - are company employees who are willing to toe the corporate line in order to keep their jobs. The net result of such media line toeing is the mass dissemination of government propaganda and deception."

Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser

 


John McMurtry / Antonia Juhasz / Ken Adachi / Franz Fanon

 

"Whether employing professional journalists trained at prestigious universities or polemicists whose ignorance, arrogance and malevolence serve partisan agendas, our dominant media are ultimately accountable only to corporate boards whose mission is not life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for the whole body of our republic, but the aggrandizement of corporate executives and shareholders; organizations whose self-styled mandate is not holding public and private power accountable so that there is an equilibrium in society, but aggregating their interlocking interests; organizations whose reward comes from the manufacturing of news and information as profitable consumer commodities, rather than the means to empower morally responsible citizens."

Bill Moyers, 2008

 


Israel Shamir / Natasha Hakimi Zapata / Mike Lofgren / Larry Romanoff

 

"When government and special interests finance education and research, and the media is concentrated in a few large corporations dependent on government broadcast licenses, there is not much room left for truth."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2008

 

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