Originally posted by Astyanax
Then two men named George Gallup and David Ogilivy (the curious may wish to google these names) found an easier way.
What they discovered was that you didn't have to prove yourself. You simply had to find out what people thought they wanted, and repackage yourself
or your product in line with that. To hell with what they actually needed, to hell with your own beliefs and convictions (if any). No need, any
more, for all that taxing stuff. No need, any more, to deliver results. All you had to do was pander to the people's needs, fantasies, prejudices...
Which you learnt about from media-usage statistics, polls and focus groups.
Which all goes right along into The Psychology Behind Mass Subservience to
...I just started that thread & even mention a bit about the collusion between Centralized Government coupled with Centralized Media.
reply to post by psychedeliack
Let's see if I can help augment that list of independent sources...Just a little.
So how does a system of mainstream media get by with so much outright propaganda?...By colluding with a once-free government on the fast track to
tyranny. Just because it's not on MSM News doesn't mean it's not so. Here's some excepts from an article written over 1 year ago.
Source: Natural News
The empire turns its guns on the citizenry
In recent years, American police forces have called out SWAT teams 40,000 or more times annually. Last year did you read in your newspaper or hear on
TV news of 110 hostage or terrorist events each day? No. What then were the SWAT teams doing? They were serving routine warrants to people who posed
no danger to the police or to the public.
Occasionally Washington think tanks produce reports that are not special pleading for donors. One such report is Radley Balko's
"Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America", Cato Institute, 2006.
This 100-page report is extremely important and should have been published as a book. SWAT teams ("special weapons and tactics") were once rare and
used only for very dangerous situations, often involving hostages held by armed criminals. Today SWAT teams are deployed for routine police duties. In
the U.S. today, 75-80 percent of SWAT deployments are for warrant service.
In a high percentage of the cases, the SWAT teams forcefully enter the wrong address, resulting in death, injury, and trauma to perfectly innocent
people. Occasionally, highly keyed-up police kill one another in the confusion caused by their stun grenades...
...Today 17,000 local police forces are equipped with such military equipment as Blackhawk helicopters, machine guns, grenade launchers, battering
rams, explosives, chemical sprays, body armor, night vision, rappelling gear, and armored vehicles. Some have tanks. In 1999, the New York Times
reported that a retired police chief in New Haven, Conn., told the newspaper, "I was offered tanks, bazookas, anything I wanted." Balko reports that
in 1997, for example, police departments received 1.2 million pieces of military equipment.
With local police forces now armed beyond the standard of U.S. heavy infantry, police forces have been retrained "to vaporize, not Mirandize," to
use a phrase from Reagan administration Defense official Lawrence Korb. This leaves the public at the mercy of brutal actions based on bad police
information from paid informers.
SWAT team deployments received a huge boost from the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program, which gave states federal money for drug enforcement.
Balko explains that "the states then disbursed the money to local police departments on the basis of each department's number of drug arrests."
With financial incentives to maximize drug arrests and with idle SWAT teams due to a paucity of hostage or other dangerous situations, local police
chiefs threw their SWAT teams into drug enforcement. In practice, this has meant using SWAT teams to serve warrants on drug users.
SWAT teams serve warrants by breaking into homes and apartments at night while people are sleeping, often using stun grenades and other devices to
disorient the occupants. As much of the police's drug information comes from professional informers known as "snitches" who tip off police for cash
rewards, dropped charges, and reduced sentences, names and addresses are often pulled out of a hat. Balko provides details for 135 tragic cases of
SWAT teams are not held accountable for their tragic mistakes and gratuitous brutality. Police killings got so bad in Albuquerque, N.M., for example,
that the city hired criminologist Sam Walker to conduct an investigation of police tactics. Killings by police were "off the charts," Walker found,
because the SWAT team "had an organizational culture that led them to escalate situations upward rather then de-escalating."
More at Source-link
And guess what? Our taxes (or even more outrageous loans with interest
from the Federal Reserve) are paying them to "keep us
secure"...Who's going to secure us from them?
Now actual drug-criminals are getting paid to pick & choose which law-abiding Citizens can be subjected to para-military invasions
! Is this the
kind of "security" America wants? Is this another reason why the government keeps "infringing" our 2nd Amendment, even when expressly
to do so?--You betcha' it is! Whatever you may say, personally I say, "Not only no, but HELL NO!"
But where is the media to cover events like this? In bed with a tyrannical government, of course. By looking at the people who own most of the major
networks, you'll be able to see the same names cropping up in other (government-linked) circles, like Bilderburgers & other behind-the-scenes
influences in government.
By the Laws of Nature as Set Forth by the Creator (& further expounded in the Founding Documents of the USA), We the People are the only ones
who can ultimately provide for our own personal security, whether it be individually or in groups. But it's in the Nature of Governments to violate
Natural Laws & so they must no longer enjoy our support (through fear-mongering, deception & coercion) to continue with violating Nature & our Fellow
More that never quite sees the light of day...This one nearly 4 years ago
Third-grader arrested for disorderly conduct
From 9 years ago: Warrior Cops: The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police
. This was from the CATO Institute.
Remember Mr. Padilla, a few years ago? Even the Supreme Court declared, 3 years ago, that:
President Bush can lock up anyone forever without charge.
Unless the Supreme Court overturns this verdict, the U.S. government can keep Mr Padilla, a U.S. citizen, in jail indefinitely, without
charge. Worse, the government will be tempted to invoke this power against pretty much anyone it likes since the Appeals Court made no attempt to
verify the authenticity of the allegations made against the prisoner.
So, where was the Mainstream News Coverage during all of this? None of the above came from "mainstream" sources.
I thank for pointing out some of the details behind the "journalism industry" that don't keep the public informed the way they should be
we're to restore & retain our Inherent Sovereignty against tyranny.
Here's some Commentary excerpted from the Baltimore Chronicle
, Copyrighted in
2006 (the only
MSM source in this whole post) that directly correlates with what you've been doing, SDog...Talking about the Mainstream Media