This is an excellent, comprehensive conversation that is a snapshot of where we are today, in the sphere of information dissemination, between some of the sharpest minds and the hardest-working people in the Independent Media, Melissa and Aaron Dykes of TRUTHstreamMedia.com, hosted by Sean at the SGTReport.com.
Melissa describes numerous instances of her posts to Facebook being blocked, which is something that Facebook, as a private corporation has always had at its discretion but which, as of a couple of weeks ago, now also has the imprimatur of US Law, despite being in complete violation of the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution.
The enactment of the Portman-Murphy Bill into law as HR5181, the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 within the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA) will appropriate Pentagon funds to undermine and attack US-based alternative news outlets and truth-purveyors, such as the two websites noted above (and this one) and to label these as “Russian propagandists”. A test of twisted abominations to come was the creation of the obviously bogus, worst CIA propaganda cut-out website in history, Prop Or Not and the publication of a blacklist of alleged “Russian propagandists” as “fact” by the New York Times and the Washington Post, a list which largely consisted of the best independent news sites in the US – who have nothing whatsoever to do with Russia. The two newspapers were forced to make retractions, under threat of legal action. So that’s how it’s going to be…
The Counter Propaganda Law essentially finances President Obama’s previous repeal of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which forbade the use of propaganda by the US Government against the US Public in the NDAA for 2013. In other words, it authorized the use of propaganda against the People of the US. (The 2013 NDAA also contained a disturbing article legalizing the indefinite detention of US Citizens without trial).
What on Earth has this man done to our legal system? All of these Acts need to be repealed by Trump, immediately. The above laws serve to legitimize all the lies the mainstream has been feeding to the world for decades, most recently selling us the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the overthrow of Gaddafi and the ongoing attempted regime change in Syria, to say nothing of the 800-lbs gorilla, known as 9/11.
There would be no need for an Alternative Media, if the Mainstream Media weren’t completely controlled by a wildly corrupt government and if it didn’t simply serve as a North Korea-style Ministry of Propaganda.