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Media...the new/old governing tool of the 21st century...and beyond......

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posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 06:27 PM
One basic fact overshadows every news broadcast....every public announcement...every presidential address.....
The final arbiter as to what actually goes out on the media very likely sits at the head of one of five global media corporations....
Not that I believe every snippet of information gets the personal attention of these five CEOs....rather the shadow of their presence
stains the air of unbiased reportage, and sets the tone of the social milieu, for a large enough proportion of the public ,to sway society......

It matters little what the minority think, or even do in the face of such overwhelming odds......Rise up and find your little revolution remains unreported or marginalised in hundreds of ways through media manipulation......
Try to peacefully make your voices heard and youll be the next OWS or Wobblies or UFO nuts....whatever....
The plain truth is that we are cut off much of the time from unbiased information....and bombarded constantly with prepared reality which is expected to stick to society as the norm....
The power of such manipulation seems to be far more compulsive than voluntary yet we are presented with our beliefs often enough to readily/or eventully , accept them.....9/11 perhaps is an example of mass hypnotic repetition which seems for the most part to have worked.....

The future always seems to hold much of the past dressed in different clothes, and it would be likely the information stream we all partake our reality from, will perhaps narrow further before it broadens out again.....(provided there IS another swing of the pendulum)
What is see as the most dangerous thing facing us hominids is the control of the information stream.... any concentrated interests all come with their agendas.....

The need for a peoples news service which is fed by all people available free, and freely to all, is in my opinion the only weapon that could enable free peoples to survive the tightening, even choking off of the information stream.....

Of course, you say, the internet provides this....alternate media.....and it does in a way......but it also provides an equal or greater amount of misinformation stream as well....
There seems to be no that can be trusted to provide unbiased coverage of important.even crucial data.....

The more one examines the problem.....the magnitude of it overwhelms the senses...and hope for the evolution of our species dims...Yet in that dark place of anxiety lays perhaps a future solution....
The human ability to adapt, to question, and to personally decide for themselves.....
My pondering has led me to this juncture....and the looming problem of species survival has boiled down to this question.....
"How do we raise our children to withstand the heretofore never felt onslaught of agendized information?"especially when we ourselves are partial products of that same controlled data stream?

When one begins to explore the many many methods of psycho becomes quite obvious that the battle for control of mens minds has been weaponized to the nth degree in the last 50 yrs.....In fact we do NOT know (nor are we permitted to know) just how far the PTB have travelled down that road....though hints available are positively frightening.........
We are in desperate need of psychological countermeasures and weapons of our own to counter the programming, and mind jamming available to the PTB.
(In fact I have come to believe that the war on a certain harmless weed is an attempt to combat a powerful deprogramming weapon we do not know we have yet).......

At any rate how do we combat the constant drone of society to conform with consensus and maintain a reasonably rational posture, internally?
And how do we teach our offspring to defend themselves against this" never ending wall of text" to speak...?
Most importantly what steps can we take to maintain and strengthen communications between ordinary peoples?
(given the limited scope of our access to unbiased media)

posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 06:35 PM
Off-topic question: Did you yourself place this in skunk works?

posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 06:37 PM
Always question what you hear! Isn't that what ATSers do best? Teach your kids to lead, not follow and always think instead of taking things at face value. Question motivations and agendas whenever possible.

Edit: To answer your last question, Some people are too set in their ways or too confident to open their minds to other ideas... IMO they are a loss. Despite their confidence in their opinion they are weak due to not being able to consider changing variables. They are the ones that end up just repeating the same dead line over and over again.
edit on 8-3-2014 by doompornjunkie because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 07:36 PM
Op might find this article interesting, and, further, any others discussing what's known as "The Fourth Estate.:


Media as the "Fourth Estate"
Access to information is essential to the health of democracy for at least two reasons. First, it ensures that citizens make responsible, informed choices rather than acting out of ignorance or misinformation. Second, information serves a "checking function" by ensuring that elected representatives uphold their oaths of office and carry out the wishes of those who elected them.

In the United States, the media is often called the fourth branch of government (or "fourth estate"). That's because it monitors the political process in order to ensure that political players don't abuse the democratic process.

Others call the media the fourth branch of government because it plays such an important role in the fortunes of political candidates and issues. This is where the role of the media can become controversial. News reporting is supposed to be objective, but journalists are people, with feelings, opinions and preconceived ideas.

How Media Helps Shape Public Opinion

A clever choice of words can make things seem different than they are. For instance, during the Vietnam War, the Defense Department of the United States used many misleading phrases in news reports. Instead of "forced transfer of civilians" they said "relocation", and instead of "lies" they said "elements in the credibility gap." By using carefully chosen phrases, the Defense Department made their war efforts seem less harmful to the people in the United States. They aren't "vouchers", they are "opportunity scholarships"; it's not "tax cuts", it's "tax relief."

If we didn't know better, we'd think that the dogs have gone crazy and started attacking humans in unprecendented numbers (ala Hitchcock's "The Birds"), but in fact dog attacks on people are down . It's simply that the Diane Wipple story has drawn public attention (and media focus) to the dog-bites-man story.

Media's Influence on Politics

The influence of the mass media affects politics in the United States greatly. The public's point of view is changed by the way the news is reported. When the public's views are affected, the voting polls are too. In turn, when votes are changed, different public officials are elected. The government officials are the men and women who make the laws and generally run the country. The mass media is at the beginning of a long chain, but nonetheless, the media has a powerful effect on politics in the United States.

Role of the media during the election cycle and beyond...

posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 08:50 PM
I disagree with your premise, Stirling.

The very core of control is not the application of a method such as media. Media are simply one of the multi-faceted tools that can be applied.

The essence of control is achieved by first knowing what your subject matter is thinking and doing.

That primary aspect is achieved with the harvesting of myriad channels of raw data acquisition by the surveillance services. That data is then analyzed for indicative content of where various pressures points need to be created/targeted to bring the masses into a desire state of social equilibrium (or unbalance) slated for a particular point along the curve toward the required end. Media, of course, is a ready-made weapon of choice to be easily engaged on a problem area. The closer the bond between the media and the controllers, the easier to engineer the required results.
edit on 8-3-2014 by Aliensun because: correct name spelling

posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 04:24 AM
Sounds more like you agree Aliensun....just getting at the crux from the other end....the problem is defeating the effects of such manipulations and insulating the next generation from them as well

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