Working full-time in England for a few weeks, it is easy to understand why people actually consume the daily shit that the manufacturers of consent churn out for them. You get up, you drift into Costas, you sup your flat white, you go to work, you go home and instead of any cognitive engagement, a bottom up analysis, with what is going on, there is, at best, a skimming and scanning of the gobbledegook.
Therefore, when you read in the Guardian that A former general of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard who is “identified only by his initials“, has stated that Teheran’s claim that its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful is a “sheer lie”, you don’t even begin to consider, the déjà vu, the here we go again, and it shouldn’t be long now before we are right in the middle of the next battle of all battles to secure the new American century.
Of course, that battle is already ongoing elsewhere and there we have Syria’s former ambassador, Nawaf al-Fares, to Iraq doing the West and the Sunni sultans of swings’ dirty work and calling for the violent removal of Bashar al-Assad and we don’t even stop to ask, ….. well, just what is in this for him? It all makes you want to puke. But, then it doesn’t, because in hunky-dory, head in the sand, ‘Blighty’ they consume the gobbledegook in much the same way as they gobble their fish and chips.