Alternative media ... truth movement ... citizen journalists ... sounds good? Well ... we'll see about that. In this two part analysis we lay out what seems to be the true nature of alt media as a new form of propaganda - a veritable self-propaganda - ripe for internet age. The specimen we focus on are pro-regime pro-Syria activists and intellectuals and their understanding of reality as exemplified by their treatment of other historical events: in this case war in the aftermath of dissolution of Yugoslavia. We claim that the whole batch of alt media indicates to a rather sinister tendency - an attempt to erase the past; an attempt that, now that the means of virtualization are ready at hand, could just succeed.
This podcast is an answer to few provocative questions posed by KT reader. We attempt to make a distinction between discerning as an activity of intellect and being informed as its passive state that nevertheless can provide an illusion of furious activity.
For the good number of people this year represents a certain “mainstreaming” of the “alternative” as the old mainstream is supposedly crumbling before their eyes.
However, the precise opposite is coming to pass.
Star Wars: Rogue One is a puzzling film. Namely, it is a straightforward, emotionally laden war movie with an unspoken yet clear message: a praise of suicide.