As Noam Chomsky correctly points out, “mainstream” news exists to divert
people from what affects people most. But don’t get ahead of me, there isn’t a
conspiracy, its just that people who focus on pointless, hot-button issues like
Obama’s birth certificate or gun control, or abortion, gay rights, and the drug war,
have influence in media. Positions like talk show host, which, since they have a camera
on them, allows them to point us in the direction of discussion of these moot issues.
Issues that congress shouldn’t be sticking it’s nose into.
Stuff that doesn’t really matter. Unimportant issues.These are all matters of
choice. Choices that don’t affect other people have should not have regulation. The
“Christian Right” (See: Conmen) exist as a diversion. They are exactly what
Pre-Reagan republicans feared the most.
They exist as an extension of News Corp, Viacom, and other media
meta-conglomerates.The are prodigiously funded, and exploit the fears of a few
xenophobic, sexist, racists. Dumb people who can be easily exploited. People with A
LOT of time on their hands, so they can put on tricorn hats, and run around tea-bagging
our collective unconscious.
So it isn’t really your fault if you are a republican or a democrat. You have been
tricked. People way smarter than you, with WAY more money have been working
since WWI to perfect the art of mind control; and not through lasers or masers or tazers,
not through beams, but through the air waves. Not the kind your tin-foil hat will protect
you from either. This is through everything you see around you, the experts on T.V.;
The talk-show hosts, the radio pundits, the advertisers.
You aren’t told about the mind control classics in most schools, but during WWI the
British Department of Propaganda was so enormously successful that their methods
during WWI that their tactics were studied, improved upon, researched, and finally
compiled into a book in the early 20’s. A fine feature, entitled: Propaganda. Back when
that term did not have any negative connotations. This masterpiece became the gold
standard for marketing anything. Everything from hyper-consumption to genocide in
marginally important countries overseas.
Nothin’ like the classics, Eh? Well this proud tradition carries on today. It became
part of our collective unconscious. So you’re always told: Say this slogan! Say this
phrase! Don’t say that word! Because we all know that the qualities of our
language are directly correlated with qualities of thought. Every word we say is
weighed down by the baggage of civilizations, all the connotations and uses of
that word and it’s predecessors through millions of mouths, and thousands of
generations directly impact the deepest levels on which we think and act.
So what does all of this have to do with informed voting? Well it means that
there are VERY few truly informed voters, fewer than 1% of voters in my (uninformed,
arbitrary) estimation. Well you might say: “then we need to present objective news
covering important issues, and make people care about that stuff.” Well let’s review
some history, in 1990 the U.S. government classified as secret only a couple thousand
documents a year. Now, in 2013, that number was over 26.8 million in July, so we can’t
really even tackle the most important issues facing us, BECAUSE WE DON’T EVEN
KNOW THAT THEY EXIST.
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