Jonathan Cook: the Blog from Nazareth - www.jonathan-cook.net

In our hurry to conquer nature and death, we have made a new religion of science

We are not conquerors of our bodies, of the planet, of the universe – and if we imagine we are, we will soon find out that the battle we’re waging is one we can never hope to win.

The news media offers wall-to-wall propaganda every day. We only notice when a royal dies

The wall-to-wall propaganda we are being subjected to on the death of a royal may look exceptional but is in fact entirely routine. It is simply that in normal times the propaganda is better masked, wrapped in the illusion of choice and variety.

We are living through a time of fear – not just of the virus, but of each other

Just as free speech is being shut down on the grounds that we must not offend, so the right to protest is being shut down on the grounds that we must not disturb.

We’re being endlessly played by the media as the toppling of Piers Morgan underscores

Every moment of Mos-Shogbamimu’s five-minute attack on Piers Morgan on his own show is being stage-managed. View it as a sophisticated lullaby, masquerading as fearless honesty, singing us deeper into sleep.

Like the Diana story, Meghan’s fight with the Royals will ensure nothing really changes

We are presented with a false binary choice. Either we cheer on the Royal Family and implicitly condone their racism; or we cheer on Meghan and implicitly support her battle to better veil the feudal ugliness of the British monarchy.

Immunity passports: Does social solidarity only count when it gets us back to the pub?

Bullying people to take the Covid vaccine – whether through incentives or punishments – is not social solidarity or social responsibility. It is a smug liberal conceit masquerading as those things.

By putting Big Pharma’s patents before patients, doctors will further erode trust in experts

The majority of doctors, like the majority of journalists, politicians and academics, have been captured by corporate interests. They are in thrall to ‘guild’ interests designed by Big Pharma to benefit not patients but patents and profits.

Why politicians and doctors keep ignoring the medical research on Vitamin D and Covid

Politicians and their scientist enablers poured huge sums into labs, into test-tubes and into man-made magic bullets while they contemptuously ignored sunlight because it is free, everywhere and the magic of the stars.

The Guardian revealed its true face in sacking a columnist for criticising US military aid to Israel

In sacking a columnist for a tweet criticising Israel, the Guardian didn’t stop antisemitism. It policed leftwing speech highlighting the continuing imperialist, colonial nature of western societies

The ‘humanitarian’ left still ignores the lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to cheer on more war

The left cannot echo the rhetoric of the west’s warmongering power-elite and not also take responsibility for the wars that result from that warmongering.

Trump may be on trial, but the system that produced him will be acquitted

Trump is not the enemy. That target is far too small and limited. The class he belongs to is our enemy, as is the system of privilege he has spent the past four years upholding.

Twitter’s ban on Trump will only deepen the US tribal divide

The solution is not to crack down on political speech, even extreme and irresponsible speech, if it does not break the law. Trump is not the cause of US political woes, he is one obnoxious symptom.

How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination

The left not only faces character assassination from the establishment, as was always the case, but nowadays is manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination.

The US and UK may not will Assange’s death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely

Even if Assange’s death is not the goal of the US and UK, they have recklessly ensured that possibility grows ever more likely, and will continue to do so until they swiftly bring his incarceration and torture to an end.

Assange wins. The cost: Press freedom is crushed, and dissent labelled mental illness

The last decade has been about discrediting, disgracing and demonising Assange. This ruling should very much be seen as a continuation of that process.

Antisemitism claims mask a reign of political and cultural terror across Europe

The perverse secular priorities of European culture now place the sanctity of a militarised state, Israel, above the sanctity of a religion with a billion followers.

Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back

Now Robert Fisk cannot answer back, his corporate colleagues are feasting on his corpse like the vultures they are – until there is nothing left to remind them that they sold out while he told uncomfortable truths to the very end.

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