What do Paula Deen and abortion have in common? They are diversions. Turn on any major news broadcaster, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and you see two experts debating personal morality like they know what is best for the individual, and that Paula Deen is no longer America’s southern sweetheart because of a word she used 30 years ago. Never mind covering the growing poverty rates in America or the obvious corruption in the White House by both parties. Gay marriage, that’s what is important. That is what will provide for American families and balance the budgets. I am not saying gay marriage isn’t important, as an American born in a country built on “all men are created equal” gay marriage shouldn’t even be a debate. The American public is being spoon fed an endless stream of distractions. Gobbling up each empty idea, living in an illusion, oblivious to the fact we are constantly being conditioned to fit into a preordained economic and social system. The ruling class wants to stay in power, they fear the power of the people, so they use any means necessary to control the population. The government’s most predatory tool? The media. Civil rights leader Malcolm X said, “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
The government and major media are in cahoots. There are only 5 major corporations that control the majority of the U.S. media. Edward Bernays, who is widely considered the “father of public relations”, said, “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” With modern technology the mind control has grown exponentially. Their influence is everywhere: movies, magazines, Twitter, books, and Facebook. Your subconscious picks up on these subtle hints without your conscious realizing it. Advertisers and marketers have had years of practice and panels of psychologists to perfect these techniques, hidden words that flash across the screen tapping into your psyche. Repetition and overexposure can break down any strong mind, let alone the mind flitting around inside a preordained box. It only took 3 months after 9/11 of hearing President Bush repeat weapons of mass destruction for the American people to agree that we needed to invade Iraq without any solid evidence.
The idea of mass mind control to keep power is not a new one. The church has been using it for centuries. As with the media they start indoctrinating children at a young age, I can remember growing up my father asking me if I was going to be a good sheep and follow the flock or a goat traveling the road to hell by herself. Implying thinking out of the box will get me in trouble. The policy makers in our country condone out of the box thinkers about as much as our religious institutions. Advertisements directed at our young ones make them feel like they need the newest Nikes or latest Barbie to be part of the in crowd. By influencing their self-confidence they slowly break them down hiding their personal identity under a heap of Gap, Coach, X-Box and Mattel. Having a nationalized education system plays right into this conditioning of conformity. Famous author, Noam Chomsky said, “The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on — because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.” By young adulthood our children have been programmed into damaged, sheepish conformists trying to fill their voids with mucked up ideals and the instant gratification of consumerism.
The mass media has no incentive to change. Their agendas are aligned with the corrupt politicians and the bottom line is big money. By controlling every aspect of our lives those in charge keep us down and uniformed. However, as with every dark matter there is a light, the truth is within your grasp. Thanks to independent news sources like truth-out.org, freelance journalists and whistle blowers willing to give up their lives like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, answers are available. Though the media has painted those two as enemies of the state, they have sacrificed everything to give the American public another piece of the puzzle.
Naturally the next question is, how do we take control of our lives? Let’s start looking at things more objectively. Do your research and stop letting your emotions rule your thoughts. Once you sift through all of the manufactured propaganda you can come to your own conclusions, rise up and take the control back. The power is with the people. Look at the uprising in Egypt. The BBC, one of the largest international media outlets stated, “The number of people protesting today is the largest number in a political event in the history of mankind.” The power is in the people, and until the American people wake up from their force fed food coma we will still need to be popping the latest and greatest depression pills. Side effects may include an uninformed, impoverished, and disgruntled populace.