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nomadic thoughts

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 3), by Luís Garcia

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Millions can be seen, in photos and videos, supporting Maduro, the democratically elected Venezuelan President. If a westerner believes himself to be well informed by his Orwellian propaganda machine, can that westerner explain the reason why none of these images are shown in Western Lying Media?

And no, westerners cannot afford to say that all these lies and manipulated disinformation are the fault of Western Lying Media! Or the fault of Imperialism!

No, the fault is yours, Western sheep-like humans. You ask and beg to be deceived, over and over again!

As Noam Chomsky argues1, we have now more propaganda and manipulation than ever before but, at the same time, never before we had so much information and such easy access to it. Therefore, the conclusion can only be one, a very simple one: the responsibility for this Orwellian situation we live in, in the West and its client states, lies on the intellectual laziness and on the hypocrisy of those willing to be deceived.

A great researcher and fearless freedom fighter, Professor Tim Anderson2, sums this up very well in a single montage:

Source 3 – Sarcastic montage comparing French “democracy” with Venezuelan “dictatorship”

The populace watches the footage and then, unconsciously but also consciously, interprets it the way they were conditioned to interpret it.

The media tell them peaceful French demonstrators brutally beaten by deranged French policemen are "hooligans", and the populace concedes.

The media tell them that one of the countries with the highest levels of freedom of expression (freedom to even call for illegal coups or to call for the death of elected presidents) is a horrible repressive regime, and the populace concedes…

 

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But let's go back to the crowds supporting Maduro and the Venezuelan government, democratically elected half a year ago. The democratic process and the immense support the Venezuelan people gave to Maduro, once again, has not been televised. The masters of Western manipulation willingly omitted all these facts and, as a natural consequence, the Western populace didn't notice the Bolivarian revolution moving forward. 

I remember that in 2012, during the anti-government demonstrations in Portugal, there were, altogether, more than half a million persons. And what did the media tell us at that time? They told us it was nothing but a minority of lazy Portuguese troublemakers trying to screw things up instead of going to work.

If 500,000 persons out of 10.5 million represent a voiceless and lazy minority, what can be said about demonstrations with a few thousand anti-Maduro demonstrators (sometimes tens of thousands, on special occasions) in a population of 32 million Venezuelans? Is basic math failing in the West? Or is westerners' reasoning failing? I bet both are failing in Western submissive and gullible minds.

That's why they swallow figures of "80% of Venezuelans supporting Guaidó", scandalously made up by the Portuguese state channel RTP. Why tell the truth, and check it out, when one can make it up without suffering any consequences or without having the populace complaining about it, right? Very good, for the deceivers and the deceived ones! Bravo!

 

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Now let's go back to the footage about Venezuela.

If tens of thousands of anti-Maduro protesters, out of 32 million inhabitants, are so important for RTP (and its fellow Western Lying Media), why was RTP not showing empathy towards 500,000 anti-government protesters (out of 10.5 million) in Portugal, back in 2012?

If tens of thousands of anti-Maduro protesters, out of 32 million inhabitants, are so appealing for Western consciences, why the hell doesn’t the West show any interest for the many millions demonstrating in favor of Maduro's government?

Knowing that, in Portugal and in the rest of Europe, there's no shortage of internet connections to access tons of pictures and videos proving what I just stated, an honest person, fair and wise, is forced to conclude that: RTP, CNN, BBC, DW or France24 lie all the time. They lie, manipulate, hide and deceive on purpose. And the Western sheep-like humans swallow it, deeply, incredibly deep, because they are indeed sheep-like humans.

Look at these images showing millions of Maduro supporters (and don't tell me these images showing millions of pro-government supporters are "propaganda of the regime", otherwise I will answer: your images showing thousands of anti-government protesters are propaganda of the Western Imperial Regime):

Sources 4, 5 – Pictures of crowded pro-government protests

Sources 6, 7, 8 and 9 – Footage of crowded pro-government protests

No need to keep sharing what any person, intellectually decent, can easily find on their own with a mobile phone (or a PC) and a basic internet connection (Europe and North America are not exactly deserts like the Sahara, so there are no excuses).

Just take a look at Tim Anderson's Instagram account10 and similar ones!

Just take a look at Abby Martin's Twitter account11 and similar ones!

Just take a look at Grayzone channel12 and other similar channels on YouTube!

And, if you think you haven't seen enough footage of pro-Maduro protesters, please take your time and check the content of articles published by Venezuelanalysis13. Here's a wonderful example: In Images: Venezuelan People Mobilize In Support of Maduro14.

Or look at the footage published by Telesur in articles such as: Marcha bolivariana en frontera con Brasil: "Venezuela es un pueblo de guerreros"15.

No, there's no excuse! As Vltchek16 wrote:

“It is not because the public in the West ‘doesn’t know’, but because it does everything it can in order not to know. Or if it knows or suspects, it makes sure to act as if it is ignorant. For its own selfish interests. For its own privileges."

 

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A true journalist has to show both sides of a story in the most impartial way possible.

But the prostituted Western Lying Media do, with Venezuela, what they have been doing for years with Syria:

They show recycled images (of Palestinians massacred by Zionists to portray alleged massacres of civilians by the Syrian Arab Army).

They completely censor all the footage showing hundreds and thousands of Syrians civilians and Syrian soldiers savagely tortured and massively executed by the terrorist "rebels" armed by the West and financed by Western taxpayers.

I have shared this kind of content dozens of times in my articles. Read and analyze the articles, if you feel like it.

Journalism that chooses one side and only shows that side, makes things up, lies, manipulates, and cheats, like in the cases of BBC and CNN, is not journalism! It's propaganda, Orwellian propaganda!

Self-respecting Western journalists should read the Munich Declaration of the Duties and Rights of Journalists17 and try to respect it, doing the exact opposite of what they have been doing in their coverage of the Western Aggression on Venezuela.

Self-respecting Western journalists should not ignore the constant massacre of Syrian civilians by the savage US Army. 

Self-respecting Western journalists should not ignore the terrorist chemical attacks committed by the US Army in Syria, like the recent one that killed 50 civilians:

Source 18 – Footage of a terrorist chemical attack delivered by the US Army in Syria

Self-respecting Western journalists should stop reporting events that never took place, like the made-up chemical attack in Douma, Syria. Many others and I said so, and proved so: it never happened. Now, almost a year later, some Western media are finally admitting it was staged19.

Self-respecting Western journalists should not ignore the fact that more than 10 million Yemenis are being literally starved to death and that an entire country (Yemen) is being criminally destroyed by the US, the UK, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia when, at the same time, they are reporting some thousands of Venezuelans suffering from "hunger" (read: limited access to food due to Western sanctions and embargoes, the very same set of countries guilty of starving Yemenis to death, the very same set of countries willing to deliver "humanitarian aid" to the starving Venezuelans). On this topic alone, Western Lying Media raped half of the Munich Declaration.

 

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And then, think about it, dear westerners: why don’t Western Media show pro-Macron protests in France? Because it's almost impossible to find such a thing, right? Right!

Almost all those protesting in France, do it against Macron and not for Macron. Hundreds of them have savagely been wounded and beaten up. Yet, the prostituted Western Media do not mention any oppression or repression or lack of freedom of expression there, and they even dare to say anti-Macron protesters "disrespect the French democratic order"! They are the beaten ones, but they are the ones disrespecting the democratic order? How come?

Basically, there are only anti-Macron protesters in France. If we were to believe Western Media, we could conclude: there are only anti-Maduro protesters in Venezuela. In that case, we would have 2 countries with people protesting against their leaders. In a world with reasoning human beings, obviously, both conflicts should be treated equally. Unless one side was worse than the other. And yes, anti-Maduro protesters burn people alive and destroy hospitals and universities. No doubt they are the worst!

Moreover, unlike in France, in Venezuela, there are anti and pro-government protesters. Even assuming they have equal numbers (which they don't, the pro-government protesters in Venezuela outnumber by far the anti-government protesters), the only conclusion an honest journalist could possibly come up with would be: what a great democracy, where there's room for different and even opposite perspectives!

But the truth is: Western Lying Media see nothing wrong about France savagely oppressing its people, while they call Venezuelan government an “oppressive regime”, knowing it has immense peaceful support in a country where the outnumbered opposition endlessly commits clear acts of savage terrorism. In conclusion, Western Lying Media support savagery and terror!

Source 20 - French policemen savagely beating up unarmed civilians

In Venezuela, where pro-government protests have dozens of times more participants than anti-government protests, there are no Western journalists to film the very frequent pro-government protests.

In Venezuela, yes, there are huge crowds of pro-government protesters calling for peace, asking the government to put an end to violent anti-government protests, to put an end to anti-government vandalism and to put an end to the attacks against the democratic order perpetrated by anti-government protesters.

But in this case, in a very illogical manner, and in clear violation of the Munich Declaration, the prostituted Western Media have nothing to say against vandals disrespecting the democratic order! Can someone explain to me why? Are Western "journalists" covering Venezuela, or are they agents of manipulation working for the Western propaganda machine? I think the answer is obvious.

Source 21 - Terrorist Venezuelan opposition bombing Venezuelan policemen

Did you watch it? Yes? So think about it. Does it make sense to say French civilians are just troublemakers and Venezuelan people are oppressed?

No, it doesn't.

Yet, this dystopian situation is not the fault of Western propagandists. No! It's the fault of Western sheep-like humans who do not realize the deception because they have lost the ability to reason. And because they actually have reasons to prefer to be deceived, therefore avoiding the inconvenient truth: their high standards of living are supported by the plunder and rape of the rest of the world, including, if possible, Venezuela!

 

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Western media say that the majority of Venezuelans supports the non-candidate non-elected Guaidó, and the Western sheep-like humans buy it. Math? Facts? Logic? Who cares!

In the West, nobody cares. In the very same West directly responsible for the Venezuelan crisis", westerners only care about one side, the side their governments and elites funded and helped create, shamelessly interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation. And Western media only give voice to that discredited side.

In the West, nobody wants to know; nobody wants to inform.

If I'm wrong, why does no one show pictures of pro-Maduro protesters burned-alive and killed, public universities completely destroyed or tons of food burned? Why? Because all these crimes were committed by the beloved criminals you call "opposition", right dear westerners? So, where's the wonderful Western freedom of information?

Private cars burning in Paris are examples of crimes caused by "vandalism"; entire public universities, public hospitals and public subway stations burning in Caracas are great achievements of your "freedom fighting" protesters, right? What do you mean? Freedom in the sense of getting rid of what socialism has to offer? I see...

 

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Images and videos of terrorism perpetrated by anti-Maduro "protesters":

Source 22 - Attempt to burn alive a pro-government citizen

Source 23 - Orlando Figuera burned alive by "peaceful" opposition demonstrators

Source 24 - Orlando Figuera burned alive by "peaceful" opposition demonstrators

 Source 25 - "Peaceful" protesters launching rockets

Source 26 - "Peaceful" protesters burning and destroying 50 tons of food

Source 27 - "Peaceful" protesters destroying and burning voting machines

Source 28 - Two Venezuelan policemen beaten and then forced to walk naked by the "peaceful" opposition

Source 29 - "Peaceful" opposition cutting down trees to block streets

 

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But let's go back, once again, to the "information" produced by Western "journalists". If they create "information" and not propaganda, why do they take a side? Don't they know that information is supposed to be impartial? And don't you know that information is supposed to be impartial? Can you notice how biased is the Western "information"? Why can't westerners reason logically and stop buying Western MSM propaganda?

The Western media are openly and shamelessly cheering for a US coup in Venezuela! And they only speak to criminals without ever explaining their criminal past.

And there's worse, there are even those who change their profile photo on Twitter and Facebook, as Reuters did some weeks ago, as The Economist did, that pitiful neoliberal propaganda pamphlet that spends its time attacking the real left in Venezuela (truly socialist, revolutionary and democratic left):

Source 30 – screenshot of The Economist’s Twitter account

How lovely! A Yankee media interfering with the Venezuelan democracy, clearly supporting Guaidó and comparing him to the Statue of Liberty (Statue of Slavery?). Then tell us stories about RT! Tell us that RT's hyper-rational analyses about the Orwellian reality people endure in the US are synonymous of "Russian interference!" Sure… not!

 

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In conclusion, "information" in the West is outrageously untruthful, manipulative, biased; it's in love with Western terrorism; it lives or survives thanks to ads that, in one way or the other, are also published to manipulate the populace. And all this goes on while Western MSM collect their millions of euros and dollars painted red, with the blood of Yemenis, Libyans, Syrians, Afghans, Venezuelans, and so many others.

Westerners have the right not to watch advertising propaganda or pseudo-journalistic propaganda, but they insist on doing so. They insist on willing to be deceived and manipulated. Otherwise, there's no lack of great journalistic work produced by honest human beings, absolutely committed to human dignity and life. I give you here some suggestions for books to read:

Eduardo Galeano:

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent 31

Noam Chomsky:

What Uncle Sam Really Wants 32

Naomi Klein:

The Shock Doctrine 33

Ignácio Ramonet:

La tyrannie de la communication 34 (in French)

Luis Britto Garcia:

Dictatura Mediática en Venezuela - Investigación de unos medios por encima de toda sospecha 35 (in Spanish)

 

TO BE CONTINUED

(read the other parts here)

 

Luís Garcia, Bang Sarai, Thailand