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The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: 99problems99
1. No media outlet lies about everything. Most don't lie about much. They use the facts to create a narrative that is favorable to a certain agenda. When they overtly lie, it's painfully obvious.
2. Media doesn't just affect one group negatively. We are all embedded in the narratives they create 24/7/365. It is literally almost impossible to avoid the carefully designed programming, because, even if we avoid the media, those around us that we interact with do not.
3. Yes, "reality creation" is the intention, and when that doesn't work, Plan B is "reality denial." Between the two the only truly free information space is between our own ears. We have to each take responsibility for ourselves and control only ourselves. We are not (and do not have the right) to control others. We have to become self-reliant again to the greatest degree possible.
originally posted by: 99problems99
Anyone see Anderson Cooper on Who wants to be a millionaire? He won 500 k .
All i could think of was he was given all the answers so he would look smart so more people would believe his BS.
Its all so fake I almost guarantee it.
originally posted by: MiddleInsite
I've got an idea for all of you who believe it's the media that is ruining your lives. TUNE IT OUT. No one, not one single person, is forcing you to be on any social network site or watch any cable channel. Take a little responsibility for yourself and stop blaming others if things in your lives are #ty. My life is great. I do not feel ANY burden from the media. If you're being manipulated, take a look in the mirror and see who the real culprit is.