We all use the media. Much like our school books, it is the area we gain the majority of our everyday knowledge. Throughout the day, we pick up newspapers, watch news broadcasts and listen to reports on the radio. Most of the time, when a point of interest reaches our ears, we repeat the story to our friends as if it is gospel. Seldom do we research the facts.
We put far too much faith in the media. It is one of the greatest influences on our daily lives, and has a massive impact on social control and programming. Very few people even know who funds and owns the source of their daily information injection.
To take an example, global warming.
The issue of climate change debate has been on the cards for over a century. Joseph Fourier first made the link between atmosphere and temperature in 1824 followed by Tyndall’s 1859 discovery that certain gasses block infrared radiation and that certain concentrations of these gasses could have an impact on climate.
The science and argument proceeded in the following years until 1988 when record drought and temperatures were covered in a massive media campaign that saw the formation of the IPCC and the Toronto conference that called for the first restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S administration, under pressure from the oil cartels, were lobbied to deny global warming and the signing of treaties like Kyoto that would dent their profits. The press stopped reporting.
Then, in 2004, out of the wild blue yonder, charges Club of Rome’s Al Gore with an “inconvenient truth” He is allocated prime spots in TV and newspaper slots and is hailed by the powers that be as the saviour. The Live Earth concerts are praised and advertised across the global media. None of the alternative theories for climate change were given any air time as the propaganda machine rolled forth. Dissent about the actualities of global warming was quashed under heel.
Even now, when the spectre of detrimental human contribution to world biological and climate is at its peak, we find the blame placed firmly at the door of the common man and his car. There is little mention of aircraft pollution (we are even seeing government promoted expansion of airports), packaging plastics, depleted uranium, GM crops and such like. Other instances of public manipulation are legion. Elections, globalism, terrorism, gun control, health.
Would live earth have been as successful without the massive media promotion?
Is the information required for good public debate being withheld?
Why was there a sudden media blitz on this subject when it had been downplayed in previous years?
Consider also that the much of the mainstream media is in the very few hands such as Vivendi, Universal, AOL Time Warner, Newscorp, Bertelsmann AG and Viacom. This is a dangerous situation where media has gone from public informer to public persuader. As Rupert Murdoch stated
“Our reach is unmatched around the world. We’re reaching people from the moment they wake up until they fall asleep. We give them their morning weather and traffic reports through our television outlets around the world. We enlighten and entertain them with such newspapers as The New York Post and The Times (of London) as they have breakfast, or take the train to work. We update their stock prices and give them the world’s biggest news stories every day through such news channels as Fox or Sky News … And when they get home in the evening we’re there to entertain them with compelling first-run entertainment on FOX or the day’s biggest game on our broadcast, satellite and cable networks. Before going to bed, we give them the latest news, and then they crawl into bed with one of our best-selling novels from HarperCollins.”
— Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation, 1999 Annual Report
Perhaps this will change your outlook on what you are told. Perhaps you will go on allowing the elites to dictate their agenda for you and your life. Perhaps you come to need your daily feed from the New World Order.
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