In the old Soviet Union, the government controlled the media. Not a word of substance could be published without prior approval from the Bolshevik commissars.
Today in the United States, the situation is starkly similar. BUT, MOST AMERICANS DON’T KNOW IT.
In fact, most Americans know VERY LITTLE about what is going on in the world. The Time Magazine issue pictured below illustrates why. The Time magazine’s (issue 178, no.22) lead story for people living abroad was called “Revolution Redux” and featured a cover with a dramatic picture of an Arab rebel wearing a gas mask. In America, we got “Why anxiety is good for you”.
The Business Insider article LINKED HERE shows issue after issue of Time magazine “watering down”news meant for American readers.
Do you believe the mainstream media tells you the truth without bias? And that they tell you EVERYTHING?
In America today, a select handful of super-rich families and tightly-knit financial interests–a plutocratic elite–owns “mainstream media” and controls the government through their ownership of it…every single one of the major media outlets is controlled by this powerful interlocking combination.
Behind the scenes these shadowy owners and corporate power brokers dictate what you will (or will not) see in your daily newspaper or on the daily news.
– The shadowy media controllers decide which politicians are “in” and which politicians are “out”. (They made Bill Clinton overnight. They also broke Richard Nixon overnight.)
– The ‘controllers’ decide which issues can–or can not–be debated. (Imagine a public debate over the Federal Reserve system on Nightline. It will never happen!)
-The ‘controllers’ also decide which are “good wars” and which are “bad wars.”
In contrast to the standard conception of the media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their “search for truth” and their “independence of authority”, the reality is that modern “journalists” serve a “societal purpose,” but NOT ONE of providing the public with the information needed for the intelligent discharge of political and social responsibilities. On the contrary, despite the unprecedented access 21st-century people could have to news about real events, political parties, corporations, and nations at war FLOOD THE AIRWAVES with spin, selective reporting, and even disinformation.
That disinformation not only threatens our insight into the workings of our world; it makes us vulnerable to fear, misunderstanding, and doubt: all things that lead to destruction. Good people have been indoctrinated into committing terrible atrocities against others, or even against themselves.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill
Will telling the “truth” solve all a nation’s problems? Of course not. But, it is a beginning. Knowing the “correct facts” should be least we require before making any decision of consequence. If our media is ignorant, reckless and corrupt, that is because we tolerate their ignorance, recklessness and corruption.
Without a concerted and organized effort to diffuse mass-produced lies, the future can be bleak indeed. History has shown us time and again that a nation of fools (how could they be otherwise without factual information) is doomed.