Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Pravda Speaks Truth

"Everything the communists said about communism was a lie, but everything the communists said about capitalism was true" -- new Russian Proverb.

Yes, it's true, Pravda is calling Bush a dictator, a Hitler-esque "great lie" perpetrator, and American Corporate Media a willing collaborator in anti-democratic censorship and propaganda. There's really nothing in this article that an alert reader couldn't get from reading US press, media criticism, the right blogs. But it's Pravda for goodness sake! They know propaganda when they see it; they know a dictator when he speaks; they understand how collaboration functions. If we won't listen to ourselves, can't we listen to people who've gone through the darkness and come out -- barely -- the other side?

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