posted on Jun, 18 2006 @ 11:04 AM
Originally posted by Koka
I take it that due to the lack of response, you all agree with what I am getting at?
So we are all in agreement that we are being conned by our governments and manipulated by the media?
I think the governments certainly make the most of the situation, but it's also silly to write off any news you hear just because it doesn't suit
your own agenda. I think some serious attacks have indeed been foiled - maybe as a result of the money that's pumped into anti-terrorism or from
intelligence gathered overseas. Of course, there's also some of spin on it as well.....that's just "propaganda 101". But you can't write it
The way I see it, there is
a chance of a major terrorist attack (I don't believe the terrorists are completely fictional) but at the same time
we had the same situation with the IRA in Britain for decades and we didn't have to live in a "climate of fear" then. However, the way the current
US and UK government work is by manipulating us with this fear. Yes, there is definitely a threat, but they make sure they're darn well going to use
it to their own advantage. Not to mention business deals, oil deals, arms sales, building and reconstruction contracts....there's a lot of fingers in
a lot of pies.
As for the media, I think it's more a symptom of the "info-tainment" age we live in now. There are a million channels, web sites, newspapers,
magazines, RSS feeds, e-mail and text alerts, etc, that need constant news and gossip to keep them going. So they're going to exaggerate and
sensationalize everything to get a good story. Sure, there's probably some government influence here and there (that's always been the way), but I
think it's, once again, just them making the most of the situation.
Basically, I don't see any big government/media conspiracy to turn life into some 1984-type nightmare where we're all brainwashed sheeple. I think
there is a real threat, but we're all being "played" to some degree as well.
[edit on 18-6-2006 by Curio]