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The comparison between ‘Boston Marathon’ and 9/11

 

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In these modern times where you would think with technologies such as the internet that people would be more informed on global issues. The result of this is both negative and positive. The negative being that people listen and are only exposed to what is ‘handed’ to them .Through the medians of the internet,television and radio.

As I sat in my Modern history class I heard people chatting about a so called ‘terrorist attack’. All of a sudden my teacher asked the class, ‘Did you hear about what happened?’. A guy screamed out, the terrorist attack in boston!. As a person who doesn’t watch T.V due to many reasons. I hadn’t heard the news before this.

Automatically, The other students were even going as far as implying that it was a terrorist attack conducted by muslims. The continuos use by the media and in turn, the people the word ‘Terrorist’ has become synonymous with ‘Islam’.

Ethnic terrorism in the Middle east as well as terrorist attack conducted by organisations such as Al-Qeada are openly associated with religion.Just as in Northern Ireland terrorism was associated with ‘evangelical protestantism’

The political scientist Michael Barkun said:

The militia’ superficially secular ideology-the belief that constitutional government is threatened by clandestine political and economic forces-makes close and direct religious associations. These associations link the conspiracy with Satan’s struggle against god, the rise of the Anti-Christ, and the imminence of the end-times”.

Even the reporter on the ABC news, used the shock of 9/11 as a same thing as the Boston marathon. This subconsciously led to people making the assumption, that it was a terrorist attack by so called ‘muslims extremists’.

With no clear evidence or statement.It seems as though this might turn into an excuse to invade another country. Under false pretences.

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‘why do Journalist beat the drums of war regardless of the lies of governments?’

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A film with a powerful message that addresses the role of the media in repetitive wars like Iraq, Afghanistan and also tackles the question, “why do Journalist beat the drums of war regardless of the lies of governments ?”.

The War you don’t see is a master piece of Investigative Journalism. It focuses on the embedded journalism who are to put it in more simpler words actually, ‘In bed with the administration’. The film delves into the history of both embedded and independent Journalism and the role played in many wars since world war one to Japan and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the many invasions in particular Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq.

John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists… have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country… That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is.

For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home… In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us… Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power”.

Pildger also brings into the context another war after the focus changes from Iraq and Afghanistan to Iran as a Nuclear weapons capability. We see this in present day 2012 (going on to 2013 in a couple of days) I find this to be a prediction a well-informed one by Pilder, who released this film in 2010. The drum is beating for another war hopefully we are more informed and this war does not occur.

This film is a great eye opener and also provides a rare insight into how the media

actually works. Pilger also interviews  politicians to the Editor and chief of ITV and also Julian Assange. A great example of investigative journalism.

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political language -and with variations this is true of all political parties, form conservatives to Anarchists – is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”-George orwell

‘Reverse-written coda clinched with a dirt-common epithet’

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