originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: dreamingawake
CNN is not state run media.
Al Jazeera is slightly biased against the US, but is a fantastic source if you want to hear stories that the MSM isn't playing. They're much more
credible than RT.
*Notice*-The following comments are soley the opinions of this author and are not to be excepted as anything more. As Alan Watts once put it, I am not
trying to persuade you but merely attempting to provide a different viewpoint that perhaps you have not seen or thought of before. (Or something along
CNN is not state run media because that is not how things work in the United States...at least not on the surface.
To understand what is going on in America (Put on your Red White and Blue tin-foil) we must first understand the term American Exceptionalism.
I remember first being tasked with this question as a freshman in college. (I decided to study history and political science-pointless and fruitful at
the same time)
There are several definitions of what American exceptionalism is and rather than give all the cookies away, I will ask that you utilize the CIA's
massive database of information at Google to help you along your way.
*As a side, I've never really thought of the Central Intelligence Agency as such. I have always assumed that it was really a COUNTER Intelligence
Agency (Used as an adjective of course) because really, that is what they are in the business of doing.
You can go down the list of perceived agencies and what each one ACTUALLY does but I don't want to crawl on up the ladder at the moment.
The Congress is really just that, they never make any Progress.
The President never really sets a "precedent" -lest they wish to die.
The Senate helps Congress hold up Progress.
So on, so forth.
The saddest reality of all, and I know all of this is completely off kilter and possibly hard to digest because I don't have the energy to completely
flesh it all out but many of us already being here clearly are aware that things are not always as they seem.
This sad reality, is that the United States HAS become Nazi Germany, but before the flames start falling from the sky we must understand that those
who refuse to learn from history ARE doomed to repeat it. At least I believe so. To that degree, and to further aid my point the most apparent sign to
me that the country has fallen (and as history goes IS LIKELY CLOSE TO AUTHORITATIVE RULE) is not because Donald Trump was elected president or
because people of the same gender are getting married, or because children are being aborted or wars* are still going on (*Pointless wars)
The evidence to me that America has become Nazi Germany-esque is based largely on the Flag and Anthem issues that sprouted because of a sub-par
professional football player. (Not counting Trump's troll of HIllary's attempt to institute flag burning punishment several years ago)
This Cult-Like response from so many people on what is ultimately a symbol and a song that celebrates a symbol, shows that the ideology of "America"
has just about been cemented where it needs to be for the next step of history to proceed.
This "Nationalism" or "Statism" or whatever bleeping 'ism that you want to call it is not real, but yet it is. The way they make Globalism sound, you
just want to cozy up next to the fire and hug it all night long.
It is all part of a master plan, (Crank up the Tin-Foil)
Most Democracies typically fall in similar fashions.
America has largely been a Totalitarian Government for the better part of the last 15 years if not more. In the last 15 it has become increasingly
Giving credit to Sheldon Wolin who coined the term in 2003 and I must say I dearly agree with his philosophy but the United States is currently an
Inverted Totalitarianism. It has some similarities and some differences to Nazi Germany but it is easy to understand and see that this is one of the
closest understandings one can come across as to what is going on in this country and why it frankly will not end until it gets better which will most
likely bring about a large amount of upheaval and change within the country that will rival some of the worst the world has ever seen.
Inverted Totalitarianism-It's Wikipedia but you can research more if you
To stop all of this and try to return to the point of CNN being state run media (I know the dots are loosely connected) you must understand that what
you learn through the media that you see on TV in the mainstream.. largely comes from the A.P. which largely comes from the White House-....wait for
it..... PRESS SECRETARY.
I guess my point being, I will agree that RT is most likely Russian Propaganda to an extent, just as CNN and even FOXNEWS (It is so popular and exists
for a very good reason that complements the whole package) MSNBC and so forth are propaganda machines as well.
I guess ultimately what I am trying to say to you in the least explicit terms... Have you ever considered that the Germans were completely
brainwashed? As were Billions and Billions of others throughout history. You think America is exceptional in that it can overcome history? It can
overcome Totalitarianism and then Authoritarianism? That it can simply avoid them all together? Don't be so naive, even amongst the fake news sites
and RT many of them have the same theme in common. They are TRYING to help Americans LIKE MANY OF US*****
They are TRYING to drop Pamphlets from above to signal to us that we have some help if only we would listen. Will we listen when the pamphlets say the
bombs are coming? Will we stand by and believe that a defense system never tested in real-time will work? Are we REALLY THIS STUPID? To not see how
manipulated everything is?
If you can't look at things and think, hmm.. maybe some of these other new outlets, alternative, russia today, al-jazeera and others are trying to
help Americans (KNOWING HOW CORRUPTED OUR OWN MEDIA IS) get some sort of idea as to what our country does.
We sell Pre-Emptive wars to people as Liberation projects.
We sell weapons to our enemies to make it competitive.
We sell our own oil to other countries (this is why these pipelines continue to be built)
We have built our entire economy on the barrel of a gun covered in oil.
We have brainwashed people for 125 years or more and with technology it has only increased tenfold.
We can't tell why these people in the middle east would even hate us when we've killed their families for decades, exploited their resources and
instituted tyrannical governments.
We have military bases around the world.
We have this confidence that we cannot be beat.
We have become Death, Destroyer of worlds.
We are now working on destroying our own.
-AMERICA is an "IDEA"-It is not a Nation-State.
This idea has become molested and convoluted in every fashion, the idea that America owes people this or it owes people that.
Rather we owe this Idea a little more integrity, a little more belief. All the election and politics and social justice warriors and black lives blue
lives green lives, LGBT so on and so forth show me is that everyone believes something is important.
But preserving the "Idea" that America is TRULY one for all and all for one? This notion has been divided. Our Conquering continues.