Sunday, February 1, 2015

Group-Thinking A Showdown With Putin

By Chris Rossini

This morning I read two articles back-to-back that complemented each other so well, it amazed me a bit.

First, there's Robert Parry who writes a piece called ‘Group-Thinking’ the World into a New War. In it he writes:
If you wonder how the lethal “group think” on Iraq took shape in 2002, you might want to study what’s happening today with Ukraine...

All the American people heard was that Saddam Hussein was “a bad guy” and it was America’s right and duty to get rid of “bad guys” who supposedly had dangerous WMDs that they might share with other “bad guys.”...

Almost no one who joined in the Iraq “group think” was punished. It turns out that there truly is safety in numbers. Many of those exact same people are still around holding down the same powerful jobs as if nothing horrible had happened in Iraq.
This same "group think" is now being applied to Putin.

I look at an article from BusinessInsider, and here is the very first paragraph:
It’s no secret Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to turn back the clock to a time in which the Soviet Union strutted on the world's stage, the only superpower offering a true counterweight to the US.
See that? ...."It's no secret"....You must be outside of the group-think machine, or a Putin apologist if you haven't heard this truth by now.

On Twitter, I read Ian Bremmer, who says: "Unclear how much more territory Ukraine needs to lose before US is willing to call Russian invasion an invasion." 

Yet Daniel McAdams, at The Ron Paul Institute, is still waiting to see a single picture or photo of this so-called "invasion". At this point, I'd guess Daniel would settle for a Polaroid, or even a drawing from a sketch artist. Something!

Of course, there is none.

The group-think gamers rely on repeating the same things over and over as if they were true. It's worked so well in the past in bamboozling the U.S. public, they probably think it's a slam dunk.

Chris Rossini is author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve. Follow @chrisrossini on Twitter.

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