Edward Schumacher-Matos – A New Vision for IR Schools in the Platformed World

Edward Schumacher-Matos

Edward Schumacher-Matos

A New Vision for IR Schools in the Platformed World

Key points:

Whole way in which information and society are organized has changed. From stovepipes to networks — growing power of audience and authentity. This is a threat to the whole Westphalian order of nations (i.e. top-down “because we say so” hierarchical authority). State-owned media now setting the new standard for message delivery while the Western media is collapsing for lack of viability of the advertising – print – broadcast models. Western media is spending too much time on minutia of single events and not enough time on framing, context, and meaning.

“It is time for schools to come down from the ivory tower…and start engaging with the public, doing news analysis, data dives, informing the public [in ways  that] the media cannot.   . . .   This is an opportunity as well as a responsibility.”

YouTube (14:17) Below the Fold

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Jul 24

James Tracy: Psychological Warfare and the “False Flag” Meme

James Tracy

James Tracy

Psychological Warfare and the “False Flag” Meme

False flag operations and assassinations are a central component of the elaborate psychological warfare campaign waged on the American public to justify the so-called “global war on terrorism,” and the events of September 11, 2001 are this project’s cornerstone.

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Jul 5

Vivian Lee: Istanbul Airport Opens 4.5 Hours After Possible False Flag Attack Allegedly Killing 42 and Injuring 239

Vivan Lee (P)

Vivan Lee (P)

Istanbul Airport Opens 4 1⁄2 Hours after Triple Suicide Bombing Attack

In a stunning turnaround, the Istanbul Ataturk Airport opened for business at 2:20 am local time on Wednesday June 29, after the alleged triple suicide bombing that began at 9:50 pm the night before. In a little over four hours, the airport was able to clean up all the blood and body parts that would have resulted from the mass shooting and three bombs that were said to have been detonated.[1] At present, the death toll is reported at 42, with 239 injured.

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Jul 2