Excellent article, for the most part.
I am most intrigued with this idea of “Inversion of Narrative.”
Robert Parry wrote many analyses of the manner by which Western media framed Putin as the aggressor in Ukraine when that was patently NOT the case.
U.S. media went on a RAMpage (The ram is the symbol for the warrior-Mars’ sign of Aries) after 911 and similarly insisted upon a patently false narrative of events. In that instance, all sorts of props were used to insist that Saddam Hussein was “gassing his own people,” and putting infants into strange incubators, and responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center.
In the U.S., the right wing media went to work making low-income home buyers the sacrificial lambs and would-be causative agents for the global financial collapse. This relieved criminal banking enterprises of their criminal conduct.
Note how this same inversion now takes place with respect to Greece:
"As Mark Blyth writes, “sovereign debt crises are almost always ‘credit booms gone bust.’ They develop in the private sector and end up in the public sector. The causation is clear. Banking bubbles and busts cause sovereign debt crises. Period. To reverse the causation and blame the sovereign for the bond market crisis, as policy makers in Europe have repeatedly done to enable a policy of austerity that isn’t working, begs the question, why keep doing it?”
Why keep doing it is because… “The banks OWN the place.”
I am pointing out these distortions because their equivalents are used CONTINOUSLY to blame citizens for policies put into place–often by corrupt means and covert operations–by a variety of corporations that wield more financial power than many sovereign nations.
That’s why the sloppy use of the WE frame works to aid and abet this criminality.
If WE have no agency; if elected officials work the will of their corporate masters; if courts disallow citizens to hold “standing” or slap-suits tie up the principled efforts of organizations that uphold the Public Good in log-term costly litigation (a favorite tactic of corporations with LOTS of ready cash); and if “law” enforcement turns its weapons on the citizens fighting for a sustainable future for all… how then can the powers who have ABUSED their roles in society be granted immunity as is done by positing that WE all do “thus and so.”
It is time for language to articulate the distinctions between those who work for change and live by higher ideals and those who worship naked profit (mammon) and naked aggression (Mars’ rules). They are NOT the same.