Last night there was another GOP debate between the Republican candidates seeking the nomination for president. After the debates for the 2008 election I have lost any hope that the media will give each candidate an equal amount of time, and exposure so that the people in this country could make a truly informed decision as to whom they would like to see get the nomination.
Many of my friends on Facebook are ardent supporters of Congressman Ron Paul. During, and after the debate last night, I could sense their outrage at the way the media was ignoring him, and the way that the FOX News poll would not allow them to cast their vote for Ron Paul as the winner of the debate.
In one post I made the following comment, “Honesty, why bother voting in those polls? It isn’t going to change the undecided people’s minds. It only shows that you believe he won. It won’t change anything else. Like I’ve been telling people, I have nothing against Ron Paul, but they won’t let him win. One way or another he isn’t going to get elected president.” To which I was told that if I truly felt that way I should just crawl under my bed and hide while the rest of them try to get a good man elected.
People don’t realize how rigged the system really is, and how complicit the media is in the scam being perpetrated upon them. The average person thinks that they are being given a legitimate choice between two completely different candidates, with differing views on how our nation should be run. Unfortunately they aren’t being told the truth. If I were to hold out one hand with a red M & M in it, and a blue M & M in my other hand, you’d think you have a choice. You are looking at the M & M’s based upon their appearance to you and ignoring the reality that they are both the same, and that you are not choosing them of your own volition, I am presenting you with the choice between the two.
That is how our presidential elections work, you are presented only with the choice of who they want you to choose from. By shunning, discrediting, or simply ignoring a candidate, the media is subtly guiding your thought process so that you would never consider voting for that candidate.
I can understand the outrage of the people who want to see Ron Paul win, but I went through this four years ago, and now I realize how the game is played, and how it is rigged. That is why I don’t watch the debates and allow myself to get angry when MY candidate is not given the opportunity to speak.
It would be so easy to just say screw it, give up on the whole system, and as that person mentioned, go hide under my bed…but that’s not the kind of person I am. So, since I am not one to just give up, I have tried to refocus my attention to the scam that is the system people believe in.
The media, and more specifically, what you see on TV is designed to do your thinking for you, or to prevent you from thinking altogether. You know comedian Fred Allen once said, “Everything is for the eye these days – TV, Life, Look, the movies. Nothing is just for the mind. The next generation will have eyeballs as big as cantaloupes and no brain at all. ” Or to put it more plainly, in 1950 Daniel Marsh stated, “If the television craze continues with the present level of programs, we are destined to have a nation of morons. ”I hate to admit it, but they were right, too many people just don’t want to think anymore. They watch the news and are presented with a story and accept that they are being told the truth, when in fact they are being told the truth that the corporate owners of the media want them to believe.
That is why I do not trust the media to tell me the truth about anything, and why I no longer participate in any ‘news agency sponsored’ polls. Journalist Stan Smith once said that “Polls are the corporate media’s standardized tests to determine how well we have learned what it has taught us.”
Few people know who Edward Bernays is, but he is the father of modern public relations, (PR). An early definition of public relations, by The first World Assembly of Public Relations Associations, stated that public relations was “the art and social-science of analyzing trends, predicting their consequences, counseling organizational leaders, and implementing planned programs of action, which will serve both the organization and the public-interest.”
Getting back to Mr. Bernay, he once said, “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.” There you have it, your thoughts and opinions are being shaped, formed, and manipulated by the media so that you will act, and in this instance, vote for a candidate of their choosing.
The media has done their job so well that most people are unable, or unwilling, to see, or accept the truth, even when it is presented to them with incontrovertible facts. Author Dresden James once wrote, “When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”
Everything you see on TV is designed to do one of two things; either to shape your opinions, or to prevent you from thinking altogether. When I was a kid we had a small black and white TV with only 13 channels available to watch. Most TV stations went off the air sometime during the night, then came back on in the morning. Now look at TV, round the clock programming and hundreds of channels to watch…all filled with garbage that is designed to keep you entertained. There is a huge difference between being entertained, and being informed.
Look what is available for your viewing pleasure; and endless stream of sporting events, reality television shows based upon the lives of people who you don’t even know, game-shows where people go and make absolute fools of themselves in the hopes of becoming rich, and my absolute favorites, the shopping networks designed to sell you shit that you don’t really need.
In small doses TV can be entertaining, I am guilty of being an NCIS addict myself. But when it takes over your life, your thought process, TV is a powerful, and dangerous tool that prevents you from formulating your own thoughts.
One way in which the media is particularly effective in preventing people from seeing the truth is by the implanting of small snippets of truth into a fictional film. By doing so the audience thinks the entire subject matter is, in fact, fiction. Look at the movie Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. It was based upon the MK Ultra mind control programs of the CIA, but anyone who watched that movie would assume that it is all made up.
How about Enemy of the State with Will Smith; people believe that their government would not spy on individuals to that extent to prevent the truth from escaping. Hell, look at the body count tied to former president Clinton; Ron Brown, Vince Foster, and Mary Mahoney just to name a few. Then of course we have the recent deaths of certain members of Seal Team 6, who just happened to be the only ones who knew what really happened in the so-called death of Bin Laden.
People don’t think that our government is capable of spying on the public to the extent portrayed in the movies. Anyone remember the Bourne Ultimatum, starring Matt Damon? Remember the scene when the CIA picks up that phone call from the British journalist using Echelon? Echelon exists and has been described as the only software system which controls the download and dissemination of the intercept of commercial satellite trunk communications.
When I was in the Air Force a guy at Clark Air Base was disciplined because he had called his girlfriend and divulged confidential material to her. How did they know? They knew because his phone call had been monitored and people had overheard him…and all this was back in the early 90’s. If you don’t believe me, pick up the phone, call your friend, then mention that you are going to assassinate a member of Congress. Then sit back and wait to see how long it is before the FBI or Secret Service takes before they bust down your door.
But it’s not just these instances in which the movies make light of the truth in order to get you to give it no thought. In the movie The International, with Clive Owens and Naomi Watts, they explain precisely why our country seems to be in a perpetual state of war. The following conversation appears in the movie when Owens and Watts are questioning an arms manufacturer named Calvini.
Watts: Mr. Calvini, we’d like to know why the IBBC, a bank would be purchasing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of missile guidance control systems from your company.
Calvini: The IBBC has purchased billions of dollars’ worth of Silkworm missiles from the People’s Republic of China, which they have resold to clients in the Middle East, contingent upon the missiles being equipped with Vulcan guidance systems. My company in one of only two in the world which produces the Vulcan.
Watts: But why is the bank committing so much of its capital and resources to the buying of these missiles?
Calvini: It’s a test. Small arms are the weapons used in 99% of the world’s conflicts, and no one has the capacity to manufacture them faster, and cheaper than China. What Scarson is attempting to do is to make the IBBC the exclusive broker of Chinese small arms to the third world, and the missile deal is the gateway transaction.
Owens: Yeah, but billions of dollars invested just to be a broker, there can’t be that much profit for them.
Calvini: Naw, this is not about making profits from weapons sales. It’s about control.
Watts: Control the flow of weapons, control the conflict?
Calvini: No, no, no, the IBBC is a bank, their objective isn’t to control the conflict, it’s to control the debt that the conflict produces. You see, the real value of a conflict, the true value, is in the debt that it creates. You control the debt, you control everything. You find this very upsetting? But this is the very essence of the banking industry, to make us all, whether we be nations or individuals, slaves to debt.
Another fine example of how the truth is inserted into a movie to discredit it can be found in the movie Goodwill Hunting, with Matt Damon. In that movie there is a scene where the character Will, played by Damon, is being offered a job at the NSA, National Security Agency. When asked why he shouldn’t accept the job, Will responds with “That’s a tough one, but I’ll take a shot. Say I’m working at the NSA and somebody puts a code on my desk, something no one else can break. Maybe I take a shot at it and maybe I break it. I’m real happy with myself because I did my job well. But maybe that code was the location of some rebel army in North Africa or the Middle East and once they have that location where the rebels are hiding and 1500 people that I never met never had no problem with get killed. Now the politicians are saying send in the marines to secure the area cause they don’t give a shit, it won’t be their kid over there getting shot because it wasn’t them that got called because they were all pulling a tour in the National Guard. It will be some kid from (unintelligible) over there taking shrap metal in the ass. He comes back to find the plant he used to work at just got exported to the country he just got back from and the guy who put the shrap metal in his ass got his old job because he’ll work for fifteen cents a day and no bathroom breaks. Meanwhile he realizes the only reason he was over there in the first place was so that we could install a government that would sell us oil at a good price. And of course the oil companies over there use a little skirmish to scare up domestic oil prices, a cute little ancillary benefit for them, but it ain’t helping my buddy at $2.50 a gallon. They’re taking their sweet time bringing the oil back of course; maybe they even took the liberty of hiring an alcoholic skipper who likes to drink martinis and fucking play slalom with the icebergs. It ain’t too long till he hits one, spills the oil, and kills all the sea life in the North Atlantic. So now my buddy’s out of work, he can’t afford to drive, so he’s walking to the fucking job interviews which sucks because the sharp metal in his ass is giving him chronic hemorrhoids, and meanwhile he’s starving because every time he tries to get a bite to eat the only blue plate special their serving is North Atlantic scrod with Quaker State. So what did I thing? I’m holding out for something better. I figure fuck it, while I’m at it why don’t I just shoot my buddy take my buddy, give his job to his sworn enemy, hike up gas prices, bomb a village, club a baby seal, hit the hash pipe and join the National Guard…I could be elected President.”
When people watch these movies, they go to be entertained. It is almost as if when they are viewing them they have somehow turned off that portion of their brains which allows them to think, so that when a truth is presented to them, they disregard it and consider it to be fiction simply because they saw it in a movie.
Why do you think they have all these names for TV; the boob tube, the idiot box? It is because that is what you become when you watch it, as Daniel Marsh said, a nation of morons. Even those who are awakened to some of the atrocities that our government is guilty of are still expecting to get the truth, or at least a fair opportunity at it, from the television. Sorry, but everything you see there is designed to manipulate your thoughts, not allow you to think on your own.
The human brain is an organ that is very similar to a muscle, in that when it is not used it becomes soft and lazy. When you watch TV you are not thinking, you are passively being entertained, spoon fed ideas and beliefs. If you want to know the truth you have to actively seek it out for yourself. You have to be willing to face the fact that everything you may have been told is a lie, and then accept that and go from there. As former CIA official and author John Stockwell once said, “If you want to know about the world and understand and educate yourself, you have to dig; dig up books and articles, read and find out for yourself.” As long as people rely upon others, and that includes me, to provide the information for you, YOU ARE NOT THINKING!
So, it’s up to each and every American who values their freedom, their rights, and is concerned about the future of their country to get off their ass, turn off the TV, and begin to seek out the truth. It is out there, if you’re ready to find it. Or you can continue to watch the TV, falling for the lies and propaganda that they are feeding you. Your choice