Every informed person knows that the official inflation and unemployment rates are fictions; yet, the presstitute media continue to report the rates with a straight face as fact.Politically, we live in a world of facts and of lies. A search for the facts usually reveals a reality either unconnected with, or in total contradiction to, the mainstream media narrative.
The way the government has rigged the measure of unemployment, it is possible for the US to have a zero rate of unemployment and not a single person employed or in the work force.
The way the government has the measure of inflation rigged, it is possible for your living standing to fall while the government reports that you are better off.
(Recovery or Collapse? Bet on Collapse, Paul Craig Roberts)
Paul Craig Roberts, author, journalist, scholar, former Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury, provides a striking illustration of this dichotomy in his account of America's war on non-existent terrorists.
Likewise, the mainstream media account of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, which contributed to the swell of propaganda that justified NATO's rape and pillage of Libya, is for the most part equally divorced from any plausible account of what really happened (and here).
In a piece about fake terrorists created by the US Government, Paul Craig Roberts asks, does the West have a future? Who knows. But the West surely has no democratic future so long as a lying media and a government of fraudsters insure that the public exists in a universe of fabricated information unconnected with reality.