War Made Easy: 50 Years of Deception and Media Spin
Duration 1:13 — Narrated by Sean Penn
Many permaculturists would agree that one of, if not the, worst aspects of our modern ‘civilised’ civilisation is centralisation. Centralisation equates to decisions made without objectivity, without empathy, and often with purely selfish interests as their core motivating factor, by a far-removed, situation-detached, ‘elite’.
We see this in agriculture, for example — with the outcome being mega-scale agribusinesses like Monsanto, ADM and Cargill and their wholesale rape and pillaging of the world’s soil bank, water tables and public and ecological health and the destruction of family farms and all things wholesome. However, the out-of-touch policies spawned from centralised control of society and its media and economics show their absolute darkest side when applied to the hugely profitable war machine.
The documentary above shares the harrowing tale of lives ruined and lost under the radar as the smoke and mirrors of biased media spin assures that Joe Public not only agrees with unjustified war-mongering, but actively ridicules and attacks anyone who dares to peer under the media gloss to examine facts.
I share this video, as if we don’t learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. With energy issues becoming increasingly critical, I’m dreading the day when the media machine will turn its attention to oil rich countries like Nigeria and Venezuela. Will we need to ‘liberate’ these countries, and others like them, also?