Jon Rappoport 19 April 2016
[I hate giving Noam Chomsky the least bit of credibility or publicity . . . but it sounds like he was right in this case]
In the famous 1988 Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman book, Manufacturing Consent, the authors explore how media distort the news and employ propaganda,
in order to bring about consent/consensus in the population.
This is nothing less than the creation of reality.
I want to extend that concept here, particularly as it applies to science.
From so many directions, official science is shaping our future—that’s why it’s vital to understand the manipulations involved.
It’s one thing to say media collaborate to sell a false picture of reality, a picture which is then bought by the masses. It’s quite another thing
to say media collaborate to pretend there is already a consensus of the best professional minds on a given scientific subject—when there isn’t.
Some further random notes of mine from the article:
--The press can be found to lie about consensus touted as already existing and broad.
--The scientists related to that issue get the msg to keep quiet if they want their jobs and/or published.
--A whole class or discipline of scientists keeping quiet on an issue or a side of a controversial issue gives the false message to society that a
consensus exists when it was all done by threat and coercion and is a sham.
--It's much more than merely calling an opposing view into question. It's extremely heavy handed manipulation, intimidation, abuse, etc.
--Government declared the cause of AIDS when the government claims were based on very flawed science.
--The same false constructions of consensus is true in the field of modern medicine.
--Many scientists disagree with the contention that the Zika virus is the agent of destruction vs pesticides etc.
--Citizens from the ground up are educating themselves and finding out the truth in a variety of disciplines.
--The scandal around the film Vaxxed is indicative of what's going on. The film's subject is a false consensus.
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I think the article is worth thoughtful pondering. I think it's quite accurate--even self-evident to anyone well read in the diversity of
Of course, I suspect there will be many naysayers. I don't often find them speaking from knowledge vs bias and belief, however.
Therefore what? That's not easy to answer.
I think the main thing is to be informed. And if a given discipline has a big impact on your life--research extensively before being led down the
yellow brick road or into the maws of the Morlachs.
I know that the complexities in medicine alone can be mind-boggling. Yet, I think we have no choice but to educate ourselves. The oligarchy co-opted
institutions are merely going to mislead, manipulate, trash, distort, sell down the river etc. as they have been increasingly doing for decades.
And, if possible, I think finding local groups of like minded researchers seeking practical truth to benefit an ill loved one etc.--those groups are
well worth seeking out and joining heartily.