Some people believe by watching the news they know what's going on in the world, at least about important issues such as natural disasters. But it seems disasters are being reported simply as a smoke screen to hide other
manipulations happening in the world. Obviously disasters really happen and it's important to know what's going on in the world, but these reports seem to be coming at the expense of covering core issues like the fraudulence of our current monetary system, the sorry state of our education/indoctrination system or the global corporate takeover of our governments.
The fact is we have no idea what is actually going on in the world no matter how
much TV we watch because corporations are determining what we are seeing. What we are getting is information private companies want us to have, and we get hooked by their promoted and distracting sensationalism. Hurricanes are more engaging than parliament.
Media critic Michael Parenti in his article "Monopoly Media Manipulation" takes this thought even further: "More insidious than the sensationalistic hype is the artful avoidance. Truly sensational stories (as opposed to sensationalistic) are downplayed or avoided outright. Sometimes the suppression includes not just vital details but the entire story itself, even ones of major import. Reports that might reflect poorly upon the national security state are least likely to see the light of day....being suppressed with a consistency that would be called 'totalitarian' were it to occur in some other countries."
Maxwell E McCombs and Donald L Shaw show the political ramifications of this issue with their article "The Agenda-Setting Function of the Mass Media" in the academic journal The Public Opinion Quarterly published by Oxford University Press: "the mass media set the agenda for each political campaign, influencing the salience of attitudes toward the political issues." [italics in original]
And Bernard C Cohen in his 1963 book The Press and Foreign Policy boils it down to the almost unarguable: "[The Press] may not be successful much of the time in telling people what to think, but it is stunningly successful in telling its readers what to think about." Imagine how much more true this is in 2012 when six multinational corporations control almost everything the average North American sees, hears or reads.
Journalist Jim Marrs connects some of these dots: AOL Time Warner, in addition to owning AOL, Time magazine and Warner Bros Pictures, also owns Hanna-Barbera cartoons, CNN and HBO, while The Walt Disney Company owns ABC, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, MGM, Miramax, Pixar, Jim Henson's Muppets, Marvel Entertainment and shares board members with warmongers Halliburton and Boeing. And Viacom owns CBS, Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike TV, VH1, BET and Comedy Central, while General electric owns NBC Universal and Universal Music Group, which holds twenty-two percent of the world's music market.
Verily I say the only place we can have any idea what is going on is inside ourselves. And the mass hypnosis masquerading as news coming through the TV set and other sources is hindering even that. Wake up!
I've been hearing and reading a lot about resistance in the alternative media these days, but do not be deceived. Resistance is war. The global power elite are counting on our continual resistance. It's gasoline for their fire.
You've heard the cheesy cliché: what you resist persists. It's true. As a co-creator of this world, when I see troubles in it, which are glaring and cannot be missed except by the wilfully ignorant, I must ask myself where these problems are unaddressed in my own being that I am helping to manifest them into the world. Every problem I have, be it personal, family or global, is my access to the divine. So why would I resist it? Only to stay independent, to stay separated, to avoid the truth: we are all one.
I don't wish to digress too far, but independence is a lie that's been sold to us. The point is any time I resist something out there I am missing access to my own truth that will set me free and bring me closer to God. Once I admit my anger or resentment of what I'm perceiving and accept it as part of my own being, God then puts people and situations in my path to help. There is no independence in this. There is a cycle through myself, God and others: a trinity if you will.
Do not resist. Anyone telling you to do so is adding to the problem. However, do not throw the baby out with the bath water. There is much good information out there. It's just that once it gets into resistance it's gotten off track. Leave resistance for the warmongers.
Through non-resistance God will lead us to actions. We will have fun, and this life will open to us like a flower. We will stop fighting, and we will put our drives into creations of immense beauty and strength.
When systems stop serving people and we become servants to the systems it becomes the responsibility of free people to stand up for what is right. Currently we are in this type of systemic problem, and as a free being it is my responsibility to take a stand and say, enough.
Not only is the world a living hell for most, we are
enslaving ourselves in the process. Surely we must realise this life is not just happening to us. We are cause in our lives, not
subjects, and we have been manipulated to create this. We have allowed
ourselves to be enslaved by our systems.
When an organic farmer gets sued for patent infringement because Monsanto's terminator seeds have blown onto his farm and infected his crop there is a problem. It should be the other way around: the farmer should be suing Monsanto. But because of our current system the farmer doesn't stand a chance against Monsanto's lawyers and their millions of dollars even though Monstanto really doesn't have a legal or moral leg to stand on.
This is not the only case where this kind of thing is happening. Our monetary, political and health care systems are also enslaving us in the same way. And we are not only being enslaved by our systems. These systems much like a cancer are destroying our humanity. We must of our own free will let go of these systems of control and choose to reconnect with the land and our
food supply. This is the solution: connecting to a real and tangible reality.
Have our systems made the world a better place to
live? It is not better for most. And even if the whole world could have our systemic way of living
it still wouldn't be better because the systems have caused us to disconnect from reality. We have become more connected to intangible systems like the economy than the tangible world, and these systems are killing us.
It is time to say, enough. Getting back to the land may not seem like the most appealing thing to do, but that's because of the complacency inherent in the system. People like their high standard of living, and a simpler, more comfortable lifestyle is always around the corner. But for all the ostensibly time saving and comforting systems we have, we do not have more free time nor are we more comfortable or connected. We are more isolated and alone. We work hard as slaves for elite tyrants and an ideology we aren't benefiting from. Most people have scarce time for their families or communities. Working the land may be hard, but at least we can do it together, surrounded by loving family and communities truly in reality.
Currently we live in a type of caste system. People starving in Third World countries don't work less hard than I do. They work harder, and yet I have more wealth. I'm not living more extravagantly than a king from the middle-ages because I work hard. I live this way because I was born in Canada, because this is the way the system is designed.
We can not continue to live like kings nor should we want to. We are being sold an ideology to ensure our servitude, and ideas such as lessening the world's population to continue this insane ideology are furthering our disconnection. The idea that some human beings have more worth or authority than others is simply more insanity. The poor and the starving do not have less worth than anyone else. Again I say, enough. I choose a simpler life, now. I choose to live in the solution not the system.