http://youtu.be/uUGz-8q4stUEric Draitser appears on RT (June 25, 2014) to discuss the release of RT contributor Graham Phillips by the Ukrainian military which took him hostage. Draitser explains that this incident was merely the most recent example of Kiev’s war on journalists, and that it is yet another example of a pattern of violating international law with the tacit support of Washington and the West, Draitser notes that the question of culpability is paramount, and that those in positions of authority within the civilian and military bureaucracy of Ukraine should be held accountable.
The current conflict in Ukraine provides a plethora of examples of the power of doublethink in shaping narratives in order to justify any actions, beliefs, and statements that are either untrue or so grossly distorted as to be entirely unbelievable.
The novelist George Orwell coined the term doublethink in his classic dystopian novel 1984. He defined doublethink as “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them…To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies.”
Although the concept is elucidated in a work of fiction, it has clear and unmistakable parallels in the real world that, like Oceania – the supranational state in which the novel takes place – is in a state of constant war, and seemingly has been from time immemorial.
http://youtu.be/d3BY9SH8_M4 Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of the rhetoric emanating from Washington regarding Russia and Putin. Draitser explains that charges of “Soviet revivalism” are merely cover for aggressive and belligerent policies from the US which seeks to use the crisis in Ukraine to legitimize the militarization of Eastern Europe through NATO expansion, “missile defense,” and a host of other issues.