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The USA race Back to the Past

  • Posted on August 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Do you remember your history lessons? Let’s give it a try.

“In war-time the word patriotism means suppression of truth.” – S. Sassoon in ‘Memoirs of an Infantry Officer’

Now which memoirs could that be? Where and when did Mr. Sassoon fight? In Iraq? In Afghanistan? On the beaches of Normandy? France? Belgium? Right. World War I. Nothing has changed. Call it Wikileaks or traitors, it’s always the same story. You dig up patriotic values to cover the truth. It’s funny though that the USA were tricked into joining the Allies in 1917. France and Britain hid the truth about the strength of their troops and create quite a false impression for Mr. Wilson. He actually thought about joining the war and not needing to send troops. Now who would try to trick other countries into joining a war? Certainly we are way past these methods. Would be as unlikely as conjuring up stories of weapons of mass destructions or portraying every bearded man and woman as an undemocratic terrorist.

By the way, did you know how Britain spread propaganda about the war to get the US to join? They cut the submarine cables leading to Germany, but they didn’t cut the cables leading to the US, thus putting them into a position of controlling the information flow. It seems DARPA finally found the problem of single points of failure decades later when designing the Internet. And so the ghost escaped the bottle. Hopefully we have sufficient redundant data links to reduce governmental (notice that this word contains mental) disinformation to acceptable levels.

If you want to catch up on the sources, try to view the Declassified episode about World War I (History Channel).