posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:13 AM
Originally posted by soleprobe
You are right... we do have a controlling propaganda machine and I don't think they've taken a hiatus during this "disaster in the Gulf."
I dont disagree. I am just glad that the public is becoming aware of how controlling the propaganda machine is, in general. I dont discount that the
oil spill itself is being propagandized. I dont discount that the border issue is being propagandized. I dont discount ANY of the propaganda that is
going on, has been going on, and will be going on.
I am just glad that the people are becoming aware of how propaganda is being used, and how differing economic forces try to manipulate the images we
see, in order to manipulate our feelings, and the level of information we have, which in turn affects how we vote, and how we try to control the
direction OUR country takes. And it is OUR country, it doesnt just belong to the wealthy who have control over what we see.
You cant look critically at the crap fed to you by the media unless and until you become aware that there is a problem. When one economic force,
(corporate forces and their politicians,) clash with other corporate forces (the media) it is an opportunity to see through the illusion of a "free"
press. It is an opportunity to begin to realize that we are being manipulated and controlled, on many levels. For profit.
This oil spill IS a disaster. That in itself is not a lie. You can pity BP all you like. They dont deserve it. They will walk away from this far
better off financially than they deserve, just like most corporations do. They will have a huge judgment against them to satisfy us, but years later
when we are busy with the next media campaign, it will be quietly reduced, and they will go on about their business.
But people are beginning to see the machinery behind the curtain. They are becoming aware that they are being manipulated and controlled via images
or lack thereof. And for that I am grateful. Nothing is more diabolically enslaving than the illusion of freedom, and it is starting to fray at the
seams. The fact that a little spat between two forces who normally collaborate is helping this illusion to fail does not bother me in the least.