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Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Comment by Joseph P on May 24, 2017 at 4:10pm

Tom, you're comparing the functioning of random media outlets to top-down influence of a government-funded media outlet in an authoritarian near-dictatorship.  RT was set up with the explicit mission of countering the proposed anti-Russian bias of western media, while funded by the Russian government.  The propagandistic potential is built into it from the start.

The American media was cheer-leading a bit at the start of the two current wars, yes.  Then, they turned on the administration, once it became clear that the pretenses for the Iraq war were fraudulent.  That isn't government-controlled propaganda.

And what does a press secretary saying that the government has a right to lie to its people have to do with anything under discussion?  You're introducing red herrings like crazy, man.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 24, 2017 at 4:48am

I just received notice my mailbox is full and messages to me bounce back to the author.   Sorry if I didn't receive your recent mail. I'm working on cleaning out my mailbox.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 23, 2017 at 10:50pm

Potential? 

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 10:43pm
More generally, Americans (and people everywhere) who don't see political leaders as potential predators have deafened and blinded themselves. Or, as party loyalists, hope to someday share the plunder.

It was a White House press secretary who in 1968-69 declared on TV that the governnment (those in the government) have a right to lie to the people.
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 10:21pm
That dependence is assumed, Joseph.

AT (American TV) isn't Wall Street but its (AT's) independence from Washington requires similar questioning. During the Viet Nam War, the NYT was widely seen as a State Department flack. In the weeks before America's more recent wars, the media lead the cheering.

People who watch WH press briefings know that reporters who want to be called on to ask questions have to choose their questions AND write their articles carefully. Ditto for UK reporters in their scrums.
Comment by Joseph P on May 23, 2017 at 6:52pm

And yeah, Bert, the MFFRF must have their hands full.

Comment by Joseph P on May 23, 2017 at 6:50pm

RT isn't Pravda or Breitbart, Tom, but their independence from the Kremlin is questioned by many, to put it mildly.  Have a read, if you're so inclined.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/06/13/in-cas...

http://archives.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-2016-ru...

http://time.com/rt-putin/

The fact that they often do good, objective journalism can make it that much worse, when the Kremlin turns on the propaganda.  It's easier to dismiss Breitbart, which is all crazy, all the time.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 23, 2017 at 12:44pm

Here's a lovely side-effect of our *45th unprecedency:

Trump Effect Inspires Radical Christians in Military


May 22, 2017
Nina Burleigh
[Raw Story] Posted with permission from Newsweek

Donald Trump’s election has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelizing and religious bigotry in the U.S. armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat,” according to information shared exclusively with Newsweek by an organization that represents and advocates for secular and minority religious views in the military.

The number of complaints from servicemen and -women in the Army, Air Force, Marines and other service branches to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has doubled in number since November 2016, according to lawyer Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, a former Air Force officer who founded the organization.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2017 at 7:41am

Tom, Well, both. You ask a fair question. 

I like the news on RT, it reports alternative news of the US and world.  Every newscast has its bias. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 23, 2017 at 2:42am
Joan, have you viewed and evaluated RT, or are you remembering American Cold War propaganda?
 
 
 

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