“Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of the country… It remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world….
As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented.”
Edward Bernays, PROPAGANDA 1928.
While the majority of Mankind compliantly fails to notice its enslavement and the concerted efforts to dramatically reduce the global population by and through the waging of perpetual wars, toxic medication and the poisoning of our food, water and air, the mainstream media monopoly manipulates, distorts and obstructs our natural impulses, ambitions and values, so that it is often impossible to act with objectivity and perspective, let alone discern the differences between propaganda, hearsay, gossip and truth.
International television’s Orwellian monument, The Big Brother Experiment, has proved that many people would prefer to do something energetically humiliating under the total surveillance of 24 hour, ‘live’ TV, rather than be bored at work doing something they don’t like for the money. It would certainly be significantly less effort to ring in sick and lie on the sofa eating junk food and channel surfing. Although there is very rarely anything worth watching on mainstream television networks, whose independence has been prevented by deregulation, monopoly and the never-ending competition for advertising revenue.
In addition to preparing the masses of people for the Total Surveillance State, BIG BROTHER symbolised the way the multinational corporations are leeching off the dysfunctions they have actively encouraged in our lives, resulting in the celebration of chronic narcissism, aspirational mediocrity and obsessive consumption. Reality TV is also the cheapest form of ratings-grabbing television and has infamously spawned a generation that can be famous for not being famous.
The quest for superficial beauty, international fame and filthy riches never results in happiness and fulfillment, but we have been conditioned to believe that the opposite is true. The very core of the so-called ‘culture of celebrity’ is to live a life in the service of the ego-driven self; preferably in the full glare of the spotlight, surrounded by other rich and famous narcissists. Although very few ever achieve this level of vain and conceited pomp, the majority of the programmed masses would sell their souls to Rupert Murdoch for a decent tabloid headline. Virtually all who do inevitably live to regret it, then in a masochistic act of desperation at the sudden and brutal loss of their perceived celebrity status, sell the story of their decline to the highest bidding viper.
The British people have been bombarded with so much propaganda, disinformation and puerile bullshit by the mainstream media, that we have done nothing to prevent the installation of more than four million CCTV cameras which record our every move, or the continued attempts to prevent us from exercising our unalienable birthrights and freedoms by consecutive and largely homogenised governments. Without the collusion of the corporate-controlled mass media, the internationalists know that their plans to implement a secret World Government would have floundered long ago.
“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
David Rockefeller, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, June 1991.
None of us are free if we do not have the right to a private life, including those who accused of any crime. Until a criminal accusation is proven before a jury in a fair and impartial tribunal, the media has no legal or moral recourse to publish or broadcast unsubstantiated allegations and vicious rumours without the voluntary consent of the accused, whether expressed or implied.
Regardless of financial status, every Man and Woman on this landmass known as Great Britain can apply to the High Court for an injunction to prevent any media outlet from publishing and/or broadcasting any material they object to for personal or legal reasons. Any publishing company or broadcaster who profits from unauthorised material automatically creates a cause of action for a compensation claim.
If every individual shareholder, company, trust or multinational, whether UK based or not, was legally prevented from owning more than one national newspaper, distribution network, broadcaster or publishing house, with investors also precluded from acquiring more than a 1% shareholding of the aggregate value of the national media industries, perhaps then it will no longer be possible to systemise public deception and fear-mongering for private gain, using corporate script-writers and hypnotically attractive presenters to play the roles of investigative journalists and dispassionate newsreaders, who unknowingly deliver the daily dose of mind programming with a stick-thin smile.
Since the dawns of the radio and television ages, manipulated content with a corporate agenda has masqueraded as the diligent regurgitation of the known facts of a matter. This is true of all mainstream news programmes, as well as much of so-called independent media content. The standardised argument that it is in the ‘public interest’ to present editorial opinion or hearsay as fact, without presuming a (womb)man’s innocence, flies full in the face of the right to a fair trial, literally perverting the course of justice. If they weren’t the propaganda apparatus of the octopus-like corporatist super state, the multimedia corporations would never be out of the courts defending libel, copyright and defamation suits.
Just as Edward Bernays imagined it, the mainstream entertainment and media industries are a propaganda machine specifically designed to manipulate our greatest fears, to impose and nurture a multitude of weaknesses, and most importantly, to convince us that they are doing nothing of the sort and only have the best interests of the public at heart.
Paradoxically, maverick corporate dictator and long-time Bilderberger, Rupert Murdoch, has openly boasted since 1997 that the readers of the Sun newspaper swing U.K. election results, and that he decides which way Sun readers swing. It logically follows that Murdoch also believes that he has the same influence over the readers of the Times, Sunday Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as viewers of the Sky and Fox News channels.
Is it really very wise to give so much media influence to anybody with an openly corporatist and militaristic agenda? Should the people ever trust that somebody with so many vested interests, both visible and unseen, will be able to resist the temptation to control the flow of information into the public domain for their own personal gain? Have we already forgotten the stark warning to the world Orson Welles delivered in his cinematic masterpiece, Citizen Kane (1941)?
The sudden demise and Murdoch’s most popular tabloid newspaper in Britain, the News of the World, in the light of criminal allegations of phone-hacking against its senior executives being brought before a parliamentary select committee, before which the grizzled Australian was publicly interrogated for many hours, would seem to suggest that Murdoch has made certain enemies he would rather not oppose.
However, even if he is forced to relinquish his personal control over a vast media empire that covers the entire globe, those powers will merely be transferred to another self-interested individual. On the surface, the media moguls are finally being held accountable for the despicable actions of their employees, whilst the root cause of these problems, the powers enabled by the ownership of self-regulating international media monopolies, remain unchallenged.
Once we recognise the perpetual attempt to dominate our subconscious mind and cognitive behaviour, it is possible to re-educate and de-programme ourselves through truly independent media sources; then we can decide for ourselves which version of the truth we believe.
Propaganda is not designed to influence critical thinking, it is socially engineered to prevent the independent thought and discernment of the masses. Permanently switching off the television disables its most prolific source. I know of nobody who has lived to regret doing so.
The Religion of Celebrity
“Religious suffering is, at one and the same time the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”
Karl Marx, Deutsch-Franzoumlsische Jahrbuumlcher, 1844.
Karl Marx described religion as “the opium of the people”, since it offers the promise of escape to heavenly paradise following a life spent suffering on Earth. Despite the concerted efforts of all fundamentalist doctrines, modern western society has become largely secularised, with fewer people practicing religion than ever before in known history.
The WIN-Gallup International GLOBAL INDEX OF RELIGIOSITY AND ATHEISM 2012 estimated from its sample of 51,927 interviews from all around the globe, that only 59% of the people interviewed would describe themselves as “religious” when asked, whilst 23% were prepared to say that were not religious, 13% claimed to be convinced atheists and 5% could not or would not answer the question.
The media creation, Celebrity Culture, which dictates that the people worship and then condemn whoever the owners and editors of the mainstream media choose, is a modern quasi-religion which has been designed to distract us from what’s really important; the upliftment, emancipation and self-realisation of Mankind.
If Marx, who was allegedly a practicing Freemason on the Rothschild payroll, for his passionate service to what Rakovsky called the Communist-Capitalist-International, had been born one hundred and fifty years later, he might well be arguing that in modern capitalist societies, Celebrity Culture is gradually replacing the doctrines of organised mono-theistic religions as the opiate of the people, hundreds of millions of whom, albeit unknowingly, practice the worship of entirely manufactured and controlled political, revolutionary, media and sporting icons, by adopting their opinions, ambitions and values without ever truly questioning their validity.
None of us are truly free if we are not free to choose who or what we worship, or indeed, who or what we don’t. Our spirituality, whatever that might entail, or atheism for that matter, should be the free choice of adulthood, rather than an imposition at birth by parents, extended family or government. But that choice should only be made once we have availed ourselves of certain facts that have been systematically hidden from view by those who financed the revision of history to facilitate their own private agendas to the detriment of almost all life on Earth.
It is plainly an unsustainable and implicitly dishonest position to argue that those who operate and run the monopolised media industries have not been complicit in these actions by their myriad of abject failures to expose the truth when it threatens the world view they have been programmed to believe, or such a public disclosure might be detrimental to the interests of those who are perceived to have the power to make of break their careers.