The End of American Republic?


Are we heading towards the end of Americans republic as Chalmers Johnson have argue in his Conversation with History? If its happening, the journalistic freedom will surely be one of the first vanguard of democracy to go.

Below is a top ten list of overlooked news in 2005 over the past year compiled by Project censored:

#1 Bush Administration Moves to Eliminate Open Government

#2 Media Coverage Fails on Iraq: Fallujah and the Civilian Deathtoll

#3 Another Year of Distorted Election Coverage

#4 Surveillance Society Quietly Moves In

#5 U.S. Uses Tsunami to Military Advantage in Southeast Asia

#6 The Real Oil for Food Scam

#7 Journalists Face Unprecedented Dangers to Life and Livelihood

#8 Iraqi Farmers Threatened By Bremer’s Mandates

#9 Iran’s New Oil Trade System Challenges U.S. Currency

#10 Mountaintop Removal Threatens Ecosystem and Economy

The whole list composes of 25 censored news in total

San Francisco Bay Guardian did an article on this.

After reading the San Francisco Bay Guardian article, I could not help thinking about what Chalmers Johnson said in Conversation with History about militarism and American power and its comparison with the demise of Roman Republic(watch video). He in that interview argues that the current militarism of the American empire is slowly eroding American democracy, which will eventually led to public backlashes. Lets hope that the backlash comes earlier not later or maybe citizen journalism (i.e bloggers) can save us.

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One thought on “The End of American Republic?

  1. hey there, i was hoping you’d come by and sstart sharing your thoughts with us on eteraz.org; the first netroots project dedicated to activism in the muslim world. we obviously end up becoming quite political.

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