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‘Islamic State’ head-choppers: Best enemy money can buy

“The video purporting to show the decapitation of James Foley is a classic example of neocon hate propaganda. It is the sort of ‘Two Minutes Hate’ event satirized in George Orwell’s book 1984, in which citizens are whipped into such a frenzy of loathing by enemy images that they sometimes physically assault their telescreen.” Full story:


Jack Shaheen on Hollywood’s “Reel Bad Arabs”

Broadcast Mon., Jan. 20th 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on, archived here. Note: subscribers can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast – and also get free downloads! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of and go to the “Private Blog” to get early access to the shows.  First 40 minutes: Jack Shaheen, author and filmmaker. The 9/11-triggered War on Islam, with its ritual human sacrifice of millions of Arabs and Muslims, was prepped by decades of ever-accelerating Hollywood hate propaganda. Jack Shaheen’s film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies…


It’s hard to write satire these days

How can you write satire, when “mainstream consensus reality” is already a dark parody of itself? Marx’s remark that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, applies in spades to the Project for a New American Century (PNAC).  PNAC’s “new Pearl Harbor” on 9/11 was tragic. Today, its “more wars for Israel” cheerleading is farcical.  For details, see my new article: 9/11 PNAC perps still whining for US to fight Israel’s wars So there’s just no way that a satirist can keep up with the absurdity of reality. But somebody’s got to try:President Morsi should apologize – to…