Fake News Mass Deception War on Truth
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On virtually all issues mattering most, ordinary people in US/Western societies are assaulted daily by managed news misinformation and disinformation rubbish.
The real thing is suppressed, especially by the dominant fourth estate in cahoots with dark forces they serve.
What’s crucial for everyone to know on issues relating to public health, well-being and safety, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law is absent from establishment media in favor of state-approved talking points.
Years ago I quoted from Boston University President Daniel Marsh’s June 1950 commencement address, saying the following:
“If the (television) craze continues…we are destined to have a nation of morons.”
Fairly new at the time, there were only a few channels of programming.
Though available in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Oregon areas in 1948, it took the 1984 Cable Act to establish a favorable regulatory framework for numerous cable channels to emerge.
Along with broadcast ones, hundreds of channels operate today.
Featuring junk food news, low-grade entertainment and ad nauseam commercialism, they have everything to sell not worth buying, nothing to tell.
A tool of mass-distraction, the medium transformed US society into the world’s most over-entertained, uninformed one.
Most Americans know little or nothing more than mind-manipulating rubbish fed them — a nation of morons indeed.
In the US and West, censorship is the new normal. What should get feature airtime is suppressed.
Controlling the message is all about wanting what conflicts with the fabricated official narrative silenced — MSM supporting what demands exposing and condemning.
Digital democracy remains the last frontier of free and open expression online, the only reliable independent space for real news, information and analysis.
Enabling anyone to express views freely on all topics, key is making it work for, not against, us.
Eliminating it remains a disturbing possibility as things head ominously toward state-sponsored/MSM-supported full-blown tyranny — on the phony pretext of protecting national security for our own good we’ll be told.
That’s where things are heading, a nation largely distracted by bread and circuses, failing to rebel against what’s intolerable in numbers large enough to matter.
The most cutting-edge issue of our time — all things flu/covid — is all about destroying public health and fundamental freedoms just societies cherish.
What demands sustained mass-activism in the streets to preserve is largely absent.
If most US segments of society refused to go along with what’s harming, not protecting, us, the diabolical scheme would fall flat.
So would MSM propaganda. It only works when able to influence most people.
Tune out, ignore their publications, and they’ll fade to obscurity where they belong.
Media propaganda isn’t new.
Long before television arrived, NYT propagandist Walter Lippmann called ordinary people “the bewildered herd,” adding:
In policy matters, they’re relegated to being passive “spectators,” not “participants.”
“The common interests elude public opinion entirely,” he said, the way it should be, according to his anti-populist view.
Not according to Thomas Jefferson, explaining that an educated citizenry “a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”
Madison warned that “(a) popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps both.”
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”
Passivity is self-defeating. So is relying on television and other MSM for what’s vital to know they won’t tell you.
Journalism as it should be is absent from these sources, what’s harmful to public welfare alone featured on issues mattering most.
US/Western regimes serve privileged interests exclusively, harming most others, notably today.
Philosopher, father of liberalism John Locke’s Right of Revolution is forgotten when most needed, saying:
When governments fail their people, their “trust must necessarily be forfeited, and the Power devolve into the hands of those that gave it, who may place it anew where they shall think best for their safety and security.”
Governments exist for public service. When fail to fulfill their obligations, replacing them is rightful, including by popular revolution.
Martin Luther King stressed that “noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.”
Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” stressed the “right of revolution…the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.”
In America’s Declaration of Independence, Jefferson said “whenever…government becomes destructive (of the general welfare), it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.
“(W)hen a long train of abuses and usurpations (establishes) absolute despotism, it is (the public’s right, (its) duty to throw off such government.”
US/Western regimes betrayed their people. People power resistance is the only viable option. Notion else can work.
The alternative is loss of all rights — including health for those agreeing or compelled to be jabbed with what’s designed to destroy, not preserve it.
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My two Wall Street books are timely reading:
“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”