We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Corporate media after the latest shooting incidents is driving people nuts in the USA
I gave up on media corporations quite some time ago after the 9/11 event. Before that there was an occasional useful interpretation of events, but now they cover events like the mass shooting incidents only superficially with instant, suspiciously fake interpretations. There have been many reports in alternative, independent media, mostly online, of CIA infiltration of media corporations (see for examples: this, this, this, and this) that suggest such coverage by media corporations is largely propaganda to serve the interests of the capitalist Deep State and/or their US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. I don't pay much attention to their coverage of these events, and I won't be commenting on them at the present time.
In spite of polling data which seems to indicate that ordinary people view with disdain and skepticism news and analysis provided by media corporations, I still think that media corporations have a major influence on how ordinary people view such events. One only has to look at these current articles (see this, this, this, and this) largely from liberal-left online websites that take the coverage provided by media corporation of the shootings seriously, and try rather desperately to sort the wheat of truth from the chaff of deceptions (fake news and analysis).
My many years of activism has given me a rather cynical view of coverage by media corporations. For example, I knew instantly in 2001 when I saw on TV the collapsing of the twin towers of the World Trade Center that their coverage was designed as a major false-flag event in order to generate fear in Americans. However, I didn't know at the time the ultimate purpose of the event. Only later I became aware that our ruling class were preparing us for their agenda to re-shape the Middle East.
This is the reaction I have now regarding the mass shootings: wait and see what solid evidence sheds light on what is truly going on. I'm not arguing that these were contrived events, but I view their coverage by media corporations with considerable skepticism. I think that more time is needed to uncover the true reasons behind their coverage and interpretations.