The Rising Tide???

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May 19, 2009 by J. Madson

I haven’t posted anything in a while, but hope to begin soon. In the meanwhile, here are two of the better videos I have seen as of late on the issue of torture and what I hope will be a rising tide of disgust at our nation’s actions.

you can watch the other video here

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3 thoughts on “The Rising Tide???

  1. Grégoire says:

    Anyone who speaks out this way is eventually demonized in the predominant culture.

    I’m now starting that magic countdown until the corporate media starts portraying Ventura as involved in something shady, violent, perverted or criminal. Wait and see…

  2. Joseph says:

    I agree with J. Madsen on this one. I think Jesse Ventura represents as well as anyone a kind of everyday joe (who also like to think of themselves as independent). I wouldn’t vote for him, but many people would and did. I think this demonstrates that now that a realization of the reality of torture has finally hit the American public, many are turning against it, much like the Iraq war. The corporate media doesn’t demonize opponents of the Iraq war like they used to, they just ignore them. That’s what I predict will happen. Those who oppose torture will get to argue with conservative bimbos on The View, but they won’t be recieving serious attention. And of course, in spite of massive opposition to the Iraq war, we’re still there. The corporate media only demonizes people at the beginning when there are only a few opponents. Once the opposition gains momentum, they just ignore them.

    That doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope. I think Jesse’s rant indicates to me a feeling on both sides of the political fence that torture is truly “un-American.” Maybe that will affect policy someday.

  3. Forest Simmons says:

    Here’s a link to a piece in counterpunch that makes it clear that torture was successful in the eyes of the administration in the run up to the Iraq war, because it was a technique for for getting people to cough up any disinformation that they needed to justify the war, like the cops in the South getting false murder confessions so they can lynch a black man instead of the real killer.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/katz05202009.html

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