I haven’t seen the stories about tiny tweeter Bana Alabed, but Caitlin is passionate about this story and what she says makes sense. I imagine there are different opinions on something like this, though, so I’ll just throw it out there in case anyone’s around and hoping for an open thread. I may not be here all that much, but here it is:
I want to make this as unequivocal as I possibly can: the Bana Alabed psy-op is the single clearest example ever of the mass media collaborating with the oligarchy against the interests of the American people. Attributed to a seven year-old girl who was purportedly living in East Aleppo and then moved to Turkey when the region was recaptured by Syrian and coalition forces, the Bana Alabed account features regular tweets by a very photogenic child decrying the evils of Assad and Putin and imploring the leaders of the US and other NATO countries to intervene in Syria.
Speaking of what we believe and what we’re supposed to believe, I’m finally watching Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States on Netflix, and it’s very good. I was surprised. You may or may not agree with all of his conclusions, but it’s mostly factual stuff, good footage, and engaging.
And from a link in the article comes this little gem about why even factual, or maybe even especially factual, information can make us feel like going to war defending our beliefs.
Finally, I didn’t see a tool to make the text smaller.
Happy Wednesday, halfway through the week!