Greatest (Media) Hits

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

I have been libeleled in both major mouthpieces for American Empire, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Defamation comes courtesy of the Los Angeles Review of Books as of 3 June 2019 with a hit piece by Roy Scranton penned under the auspices of a review of two books. I can add Great Britain’s Guardian to the list in July 2009 (and again in July 2018). Quoting serial liar Michael Mann, Vice joins the evidence-free defamation crowd in July 2019. I have rarely accused the corporate media of promulgating evidence, and I am certainly not surprised they prefer lies over truth.

I know about the dozens of weblogs, too, including pieces authored by my ex-friends. As with the corporate media, writers of the hit pieces on blogs fail to challenge the unimpeachable evidence I present. Rather, as with the corporate media, they purposely confuse the reader with a mixture of personal stories and nonsensical half-truths (i.e., lies).

Nobody challenges the evidence. Nobody discusses my professional credentials. And the conclusion is always the same: Homo sapiens, unlike every other species on Earth, is immune from extinction.

Appealing to emotions is clever and effective. Reaching a desirable conclusion along the way is brilliant. Goebbels and Bernays would be impressed.

I never intended to become a public figure. I tried escaping imperialism, only to have it rabidly pursue me. My inner love of teaching continues to overwhelm my love of living. I have built a treadmill for myself, and my daily workout on the treadmill continues despite the resulting increase in mental stress and reduction in physical fitness.

I have nothing left to lose. I have had everything except my integrity taken away. I will continue to track and promulgate evidence regardless of the personal cost.

Yes, I know better. This is what obsession looks like. After decades of daily practice, I recognize it. And yet, as long as I can provide service in a culture focused on lies, indifference, and greed, I will stay the painful, expensive course.