Paris & San Bernardino Attacks ISIS Mythopoeia

Posted on by

newIn light of the Paris attacks there has been a rise in anti-Muslim animus as well as a deluge of propaganda and myth-making by the establishment media. Not only has inciteful political rhetoric been rationalized, but the hysteria has pushed many into calling for infringements on civil rights for American Muslims. 

In the United States fear mongering about terrorism has become theatrical, reaching such a degree that the shooting in San Bernardino is being framed as an organized ISIS plot instead of conventional US gun violence, despite the FBI admitting that they have found no connection to a foreign terrorist organization. 

The cartoonishly fascist nature of Donald Trump’s politics may essentially force voters into joining the Hillary Clinton camp due to a mess of demoralization, orientalist panic, and the entertainment-laced agitprop being spread by news outlets. And still there exists a troubling reality, that Donald Trump’s alarming rhetoric—including his calls for Muslims to wear forms of identification documenting their religion and banning Muslim immigrants entirely—is acceptable by large swaths of Americans. It reveals that anti-Muslim bigotry, which is being aided by a new Cold War push and the lack of a diverse press, is taking a more dramatic turn.

Join Abby and Robbie Martin on Media Roots Radio as they parse through the overwhelming disinformation regarding what many have branded “the second biggest terrorist attack since 9/11”, as well as the formulaic and hysterical response that has become emblematic following such tragedies.

 

If you want to directly download the podcast, click the down arrow icon on the right of the soundcloud display.

This Media Roots podcast is the product of many long hours of hard work and love. If you want to encourage our voice, please consider supporting us as we continue to speak from outside party lines. Even the smallest donations help us with operating costs.

Listen to all previous episodes of Media Roots Radio here.

Follow @FluorescentGrey | @AbbyMartin

Leave a Reply

RELATED NEWS

  • Media Roots Radio: Schrödinger’s Super Patriot – The 2001 Anthrax Mystery Part 1
  • Abby Martin on the Gary Null Show
  • Loud & Clear: US Sanctions Suppress Journalist Pushing Back on ‘Corporate Tyranny’
  • US Sanctions Shut Down ‘The Empire Files’ with Abby Martin
  • FOREIGN POLICY

  • Media Roots Radio: The Anti-China Pipeline, ‘Classical Liberal’ Civil War Rhetoric, Cool it with QAnon
  • Empire Files: Afghanistan War Exposed––An Imperial Conspiracy
  • Media Roots Radio: Pandemic Xenophobia, the Decline of US Empire & Normalcy of the Extremist Right
  • Empire Files: The Forever War – From The Killing Fields
  • Media Roots Radio: Dollar Store Bay of Pigs, Alt Media COVID Narratives Absolve Trump
  • Media Roots Radio: Sifting Through Anti-China Disinformation w/ Ian Goodrum
  • Empire Files: US Empire Exploits COVID-19 For More War
  • Empire Files: The Plot to Attack Iran – Myths, Oil & Revolution
  • Media Roots Radio: Stop Trump’s War on Iran, Back to the W Era w/ Mike Prysner
  • Mike Prysner Speech: No War on Iran! Troops Out of Iraq!
  • Media Roots Radio: CIA Mascot Jack Ryan & Venezuelan Regime Change Prestige TV w/ Tom Secker of Spyculture
  • Media Roots Radio: No US Coup in Bolivia!
  • Media Roots Radio: Watchmen, Syria Head Fake, Al Baghdadi Bloodlust
  • Useful Idiots: Abby Martin on New Doc ‘Gaza Fights for Freedom’
  • Gaza Fights for Freedom, Saudi Oil Attacks, Bolton Booted