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Propaganda Expert Is In Trouble For … Teaching About Propaganda — Irony Deficiency and Truth Decay in “Not-See” America

Aired 27 April 2021 – 5:00 PM EDT

Interview with Author, Journalist and Professor Mark Crispin Miller

“Notseeism: Deadly disease of the body politic where people choose to not see what is too uncomfortable to look at.” — Swami Beyondananda

 

As the Swami has been telling us for years now, the body politic is one sick puppy, suffering from irony deficiency … truth decay … electile dysfunction … and most recently from bi-polar disorder.

As a result, what we used to call democracy is in the intensive care unit – and those who intensively care about its survival are finding themselves more and more marginalized. Fortunately, we still have that bastion of truth, academia, where in the spirit of the Free Speech Movement more than half a century ago, academic freedom is alive and well as professors and students freely and frankly discuss the most divisive issues of our time.

Oh … wait a minute.

That must be happening in a parallel universe.

In this universe, a professor who has literally written the book on propaganda – or at least wrote the preface to one – is on the verge of being fired for teaching about propaganda. His crime? Pointing out the propaganda being promoted by the university itself.

Fortunately, his colleagues at the university have bravely rallied around him, and …

Oh … OK. That too is happening in a parallel universe.

Oh, well. All’s well that ends Orwell.

Our guest today, Mark Crispin Miller, has been fighting “notseeism” for decades, courageously pointing out those uncomfortable truths that others choose to not see. Now he is embroiled in his own battle to keep his position at NYU, after unmasking the propaganda about masking, and being guilty of “hate speech” – now defined as saying anything that the power structure hates to hear. Read more here…