How to Lie to Everyone: Part #1
Day #101 @TLTU aka
They Lied To Us
They are LYING to us. Who are THEY? WHAT are they lying about? And WHY? Seriously funny comedy and news commentary from Lee Camp .
Lee Camp is a comedian who thinks fast and speaks fast*. He does not mince his words and his lines are succinct, on-point and delivered with razor precision.
Check out the interactive activity to test your vocabulary and comprehension and there are also some sentence transformation exercises to complete, which I hope, will give you some insights and deepen your understanding of this monstrous problem the world is facing at this point in time.
*You may wish to slow down the video or give it a second viewing. Even a third. More of his caustic wit can be found at his youtube channel (if he is hasn’t been blacklisted AGAIN!!! )
Talking About Where Countries Are
Do you know where these countries are? Do you know their names? As of 22/05/2022, the time of writing, what is happening in this region. Complete the interactive quiz below BEFORE watching the video.
Combination of Exercises
Transcript And Translation
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1What’s really happening in Ukraine right now?
Finding the cause of that is harder than figuring out a David Lynch film while on acid. Actually it might be easier on acid.
Look, no one is arguing that no innocent civilians have died in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
But are we now in a place where we don’t even care what the truth is?
It’s now just totally cool for our media to print: ‘Russian soldiers eat entire Ukrainian orphanage’ even though they weren’t even hungry at the time.
Or should we maybe still care what the reality is? Even if we’re opposed to the Russian invasion and no one is denying that innocent civilians have died.
And reality kind of sucks right now, especially with climate change having to take down our Fresh Prince of Bel-Air posters.
And I have that stuff growing between my toes.
Reality sucks. But maybe we should still want to know the truth.
And if you’ve been paying attention you probably noticed our media has already put out loads of fake news.
You’ll recall the U.S. Government and others said Russia was going to use chemical weapons but it didn’t.
And then last week, three US officials told NBC News, there is no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons near Ukraine.
So that whole “Russia is about to use chemical weapons” story was based on Mad Libs?
Oh that also explains the New York Times headline:
Russia Plans to Soupcan Farty Minnesota.
The US government and others next said Russia is stockpiling corpses of Ukrainian soldiers to use in a false flag attack on Chernobyl.
The only thing stockpiled at Chernobyl is feral dogs with three eyes and 5 and a half legs.
But man, they can play fetch like nobody’s business.
The other day I was walking my dog, picked up his poop like a good neighbor, then got home and realized I didn’t have the bag of poop.
I had lost my bag of poop but can one actually lose a bag of poop?
Should I look for it? Should I retrace my steps?
Where did I last have my bag of poop?
If I found my bag of poop, does that count as a win?
Should I celebrate? I found the poop.
Please let me know in the comment section.
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Anyway, Biden and others also said Russia was asking for and might get military help from China.
But about that! Now U.S. officials said there are no indications China is considering providing weapons to Russia.
Biden and others also said Russia was simply aiming at civilian targets.
Also proven not true.
So why is our government and our media getting these stories as wrong as every take Whoopi Goldberg has ever had?
Especially when the truth is bad enough.
Russia is bombing Ukraine.
People are dying. War is disgusting.
So why can’t our government filled with very rich lunatics and our mainstream media filled with slightly less rich lunatics get the news right?
Well it’s not that they’re accidentally getting these stories wrong.
As journalist Caitlin Johnstone wrote the other day, U.S. officials admit they’re literally just lying to the public about Russia.
Even neoliberal Warhawk network NBC News reported it. They said, in a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia even when the Intel isn’t rock solid- and by not rock solid, they mean completely made up.
The 2015 stock performance of Theranos was more grounded in reality.
The officials say the Biden administration has been rapidly pushing out intelligence about Russia’s plans in Ukraine that is low confidence or based more on analysis than hard evidence. Or even just plain false in order to fight an information war against Putin.
So if we have low confidence in Biden and low confidence in our poorly named intelligence services and then they have low confidence in the bullcrap info they’re feeding us, by the time the sausage is done being made and oozes out the rectum side of CNN, Fox News and the Washington Post.
None of us should believe any of it.
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Caitlin Johnstone also pointed out former MI6 chief John Sawers told The Atlantic Council thinktank in February that Biden administration’s intelligence releases were based more on a general vibe than actual intelligence and were designed to manipulate rather than inform.
Designed to manipulate a general vibe?!
We’re trusting news stories based on a general vibe!
That’s insane! Besides, I thought the general vibe of the Biden administration was final days of Charlton Heston cursing at his diapers. Or Mr. Burns propped up using Spanx duct tape and embalming fluid.
Is that not the vibe we’re supposed to get.
That…That’s what I’ve been getting.
Don’t forget. The U.S. Government has a long history of lying to their own people. They lied us into
Vietnam Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iran, Panama, Haiti, Guatemala, Chile…..
Hell, they even lied to me personally into a Mc Donald’s once. I thought the McRib sandwich must be made out of either ribs or Irish people.
But it’s neither.
The 22 page waiver you have to sign to buy one says so. And you have to sign in synthetic barbecue sauce.
Back in 2013, Congress even repealed the ban on spreading US government propaganda to Americans. Our ruling elite, wanted to make sure that they have the right to completely lie to us.
If we know the mainstream media and our government are literally making shit up to tell us about Russia, do we even need them anymore?
Could we make up stuff ourselves? Why doesn’t CNN just run with ‘Americans! Please stay home today and tell yourself some crazy shit about Russia.
Extra points for creativity.
So to sum up here, if the U. S. Government has now admitted they are making everything up, then shouldn’t the mainstream media stop reporting it as if it’s true?
And shouldn’t Americans stop believing the media’s trash?
Even if you’re opposed to the Russian invasion, like I am, opposed to NATO expansion, like I am, shouldn’t you still want the truth?
Let me know what you think. Leave a comment or better yet, become a member at Patreon.com/LeeCamp and get exclusive content.
Until next time. Keep fighting.
Nothing much to do here. All you need to do is a 76 second video showing the expansion of the NATO alliance from 1949 to 2022.