Thursday, June 7, 2012

Turn On The World ... Turn OFF the Media

It seems funny that someone who communicates through a digital format such as this would suggest that you turn off access to it, but with the ongoing manipulation from virtually all media sources it seems we would all be better off talking to each other than relying on the media to tell us what our fellow citizens think and believe.

If we read the popular stories of the day we are told that the Labor Unions have been handicapped by the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission--which determined that independent political spending by corporations and unions is protected under the First Amendment. What they don't inform the reader is that this "landmark" ruling only extended the same "freedom of speech" to corporations that Labor Unions have enjoyed since their inceptions. They fail to inform their audience that the Democratic Party has brilliantly funneled U.S. taxpayer money to these unions through various "special projects" and "shovel ready jobs" programs to strengthen the infrastructure, build roads, or stimulate our economy, all the while knowing that a percentage of this money will be returned to the Democratic Party after being laundered in the guise of "Union Dues."  Or we are told that over 60 percent of the population in the United States supports same sex marriage, but they fail to explain why referendums to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman passed overwhelmingly in 39 States.

These are just two illustrations of how the media outlets are writing their propaganda before they find their "source material" and releasing it as "news." If they can manipulate the citizenry to rely on them as their sole source of information they can in effect brainwash the masses into falling lock-step in line with their ideology; using the exact same tactics that the Soviet Union had discovered using "mind-control" during the cold war. What they cannot prohibit is the innate ability of us to communicate to each other and share our ideas, awareness, and wisdom. The inborn sense of freedom and self-governance is deeply rooted in our culture as well as in our very souls, and this is what Jefferson wrote as being our inalienable rights endowed by our creator.

Many may think that this form of manipulation is ground-breaking and new in a digital age, but Thomas Jefferson resigned his position as Secretary of State under George Washington in order to hire a printer and create a newspaper to publish the "Republican" point of view with Madison and Monroe. This was in response to Alexander Hamilton promoting the Federalist ideology by his hiring Fenno to create and publish the National Gazette in Philadelphia. Once again we can recognize the happenings of the present by looking at the past.