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[–]magnora7[S] 10 insightful - 3 fun10 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 3 fun -  (6 children)

Tl;dr: 6 companies own 90% of all US media. People bribe to gain use of this consolidated power, and then push messages to influence the public at large. The subtle combination of all forms of media lead to a combination of ideas that create a worldview. This worldview influences how a person acts, votes, and spends. In this way, billions of people can be controlled or influenced. This is something humanity needs to wake up to as deeply as possible, ASAP.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

It's just horrible how we are getting bombed with completely meaningless information from all corners all the time. It's distracting us from everything that really matters and all one can do to prevent it is just trying to hide the world around you somehow from your senses enough that you're still able to even hear yourself thinking. Hearing yourself thinking gets surpressed constantly by the bombardement of meaningless information from signs and media all around you. But always trying to keep your senses away from this world will leave its bitter taste for sure and searching for the truth in a pile of lies will never give you a good feeling for life either. There is no option left for us than to sacrefice ourselves in a fight for a better world for our children or otherwise there maybe will no world left for them.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Hearing yourself thinking is important, it's the first step towards meditatively calming the mind.

There is no option left for us than to sacrefice ourselves in a fight for a better world for our children or otherwise there maybe will no world left for them.

By this I hope you mean a battle of ideas and ideologies, not one of guns and physical violence. Because the latter feeds right in to the military-industrial complex's plans.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

The world gets prepared for another big war already. You can easily see that in the fact that the initiators of that are giving no longer any great shit about the fact that their vicious intentions are leaking from every place now. They know that they don't need to care about that any longer, since the new technologies are making it able for them in the first time of human history to directly aim at targets as easy as it never was before. They will make up any reason to use that technology irl, because (you probably guessed why, everyone) they paid for it. Our media showing up with all symptoms of broken media now isn't a coincidence. The initators of that next big war musn't be afraid of truth-spreaders, they know those will all be dead after war, they became oh-so-easy targets since they all put their data into the internet, they even did so at free will. The initiators of that next big war will blast our heads full of ideas and idologies just right away if they please to, this is not a simulation they are installing up on us. If anyone out there would have recognized you as a problem in any way, you already wouldn't be here anymore, that's for sure. No one aware of that "old world" we are still living in shall be left after that next big war. That's not the first time they force their self-written history on us, but this time they have brought their google. Unfortunately, apart from refusing and resisting, there aren't many options left to safe yourself. But ouf course they know that, they know that little people will in the first place try to safe themselves or/and their families. They know most people will keep silent even if they could speak out or take any other actions against it, because of that. It is perfidious, but that's how it works.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

The initators of that next big war musn't be afraid of truth-spreaders, they know those will all be dead after war, they became oh-so-easy targets since they all put their data into the internet, they even did so at free will.

That's why if the war never starts, it puts the MIC at a disadvantage. They have to force war, and if it's too unpopular it doesn't happen. So they're trying to create the social conditions to make people accept war, so then they can do what they want with impunity.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

War has always been pretty unpopular, but it's not like we as the underlings are getting asked. We are getting fed up with lies instead, that's how it works still. It worked every time. In the new world, no one wíll remember a time when people had diverse or critical thoughts - or at least that's the plan. The people that are forcing war will do what they want anyway, since they have the guns and all we got is nothing but a wild mouth that can be silenced very easily with that guns. We are living in a very sick, sad and hopeless world indeed.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not hopeless, just difficult. But I agree.

[–]hennaojisan 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

An example of a big story that has been de-prioritized by the MSM is Uranium One. It is surely one of the two or three biggest stories of this century so far but I do not hear much buzz about it. Possibly a US president and secretary of state, among others, were involved in selling uranium and atomic tech to (what we are supposed to believe are) hostile countries. Another story that has been de-prioritized is the China/Israel/Russia Bridge and Road Initiative that even alternative news seems to be avoiding.

[–]Symbiosis 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

These few conglomerates being at the helm isn't ideal, but it's important to consider these are mainly for-profit models that operate based on what we want. What we click, view, read, etc. At what point does the public take on some responsibility for our contributions to this?

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree, that's why I write this article to implore people to explore these ideas even though it might be a bit uncomfortable to consider the full depth of it sometimes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

but it's important to consider these are mainly for-profit models that operate based on what we want.

This argument is misleading. These for-profit models do not operate based on what we want.

MSM corporations operate based on what wealthy advertisers may want.

For example: Most people oppose war. MSM corporations support wars, because military contractors (Raytheon, Boeing, etc.) use PR agencies to purchase advertising; in spite of the fact that the public cannot legally purchase their products.

This advertising is not purchased to influence the buying habits of the public. Advertising time is purchased to specifically influence the media, so that they will not broadcast viewpoints that oppose wars.

The same PR advertising principles applies to the pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries.
This is the reason for the pro-vaccination propaganda. Most people haven't heard about risks associated with vaccinations, because the MSM misleads the public about the facts.

[–]HibikiBlack 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Yeah. The level of discourse by itself has already been destroyed both online and offline. People can't talk about controversial things anymore. The whole media business is based on exploiting the lack of attention there is on society. This control of the media doesn't just limit itself to the US. The control the CIA has over the media extends everywhere. Around the 80's the CIA had agents working for them at nearly every capital of the world. The CIA is also controlled by the Jesuits. It's even nicknamed the "Catholic Intelligence Agency".

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I agree, we need to rebuild the level of discourse and saidit is a part of that.

The CIA is also controlled by the Jesuits. It's even nicknamed the "Catholic Intelligence Agency".

Perhaps in part, but JFK was Catholic and wanted to disband it. I think it's more run by the military-industrial-banking complex than any religious group.

[–]HibikiBlack 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yep. This place will most likely turn into a huge battleground sooner or later.

The Federal Reserve is controlled by the Jesuits too.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This place will most likely turn into a huge battleground sooner or later.

One could argue it has already.

There are a lot of high-level Jesuit appointments at the Federal Reserve, but I am unsure if it is controlled by them. It was founded by JP Morgan on Jekyll Island, not Jesuits. I think Jesuits make for very convenient puppets, but they obviously have some power too.

[–]Farren 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

People mistake "I'm electing a representative and if they fail to represent my views I will elect someone who can better represent me," for "this person was elected so their views are best and I should also hold those views." The same people see media and think "they are giving this a lot of coverage, it must be important," rather than "the media is entertainment paid to deliver ads, and my consumption of this story increases their desire to circulate it to more people and to write more stories like it." Sadly these people are the vast majority. If you want different media coverage, you really do have to do some hard work reading long, difficult to follow pieces and you usually have to pay for them directly if you ever want to avoid the "mass produced entertainment" factor.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree, but the extra effort is really worth it if you want to see the true world, and not just the mirage presented to you by the media.

[–]dark_devil_dd 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"If it bleeds it leads. "

Reminds me of something I've noticed, in the US cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke accounts for at least 443,000 premature deaths annually. Second-hand smoke causes 38,000 deaths per year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_of_tobacco (cause I don't have much time)

Murders in the US are about 17k see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

..and what somehow I see a lot more in the news about some random murder or violence case and sometimes not even that (like Covington and Jussie Smolet) and anti-vaxers then information on tobacco.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/385577/mmr-vaccination-rate-among-us-children-aged-19-35-months/ Using MMR as an example, the vaccination rate has barely changed, yet we're being told anti-vaxxers are the impending doom. I'm for vaccines, but people's fears are being exploited for audiences inflating a problem where there is barely any.

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

people who run giant companies are greedy

It's not that people who run giant companies are greedy – it's just that only greedy people are likely to get in a situation to do so.

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

You might be right, but you're shit at persuading people with your writing. You go on far too long. You ramble and say whatever's on your mind. You repeat yourself.

You're never going to convert people to your point of view like this. Go read Cialdini about persuasion and Scott Adams about how to make points. And learn about paragraphs and how to write a short essay. Jeez.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

You repeat yourself.

That was intentional, to prioritize things by giving them more focus, as was the main thrust of the article.

Hundreds of people liked it, but you didn't. That's fine. I can't please everyone every time I write something, that's just something about creating media that creators have to accept.

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Is that a technique used by successful writers?

Sticking your head in the sand and dodging constructive criticism just ensures you're going to shout in the wilderness and never get your point out beyond a few thousand people. Study persuasion, dammit. Learn how to write tersely. Get better.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is that a technique used by successful writers?

Yes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GbCg71kf9g

I aspire to get better, condensed writing is the pinnacle of my aspirations. I want to write in a paragraph what others take a whole book to say. But when it comes to imprinting core concept, repetition (and the resulting prioritization) is key to the implanting of information. Just look at how the educational system works.

[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is that a technique used by successful writers?

Welp, hostility certainly isn't.

[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You might be right, but you're shit at persuading people with your writing.

You might consider re-reading this in the first person singular.

[–]proc0 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Adding to this point:

Thus, if you fully trust the media, even comedy media, you are setting yourself up to be literally programmed like a computer.

We should be careful not to contradict this whole perspective by subtly shifting responsibility to the media, attempting to excert control of our own by making them do X, Y or Z. Media is free to sell influence as long as they disclose and are not breaking laws, because then a big part of the responsibility falls on the viewers and listeners to discern good content from bad content.

To summarize this, the people who get the most "programmed" are the ones who are most likely to be fans of whatever content they consume. This is what causes the cancer that is mobs of people believing whatever is put in front of them, thus allowing bad actors to excert control.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Media is free to sell influence as long as they disclose and are not breaking laws, because then a big part of the responsibility falls on the viewers and listeners to discern good content from bad content.

Hitler's genocide was perfectly legal too. Doesn't make it morally acceptable. This is a bit blaming the victim, but viewers do have some responsibility too.

To summarize this, the people who get the most "programmed" are the ones who are most likely to be fans of whatever content they consume.

I agree, but are those people even capable of realizing they're being lied to if they're so deeply entrenched? There's about 25%-35% of Americans that will believe literally anything the TV tells them. I'd rather blame the pied piper than the children who follow the pied piper.

[–]proc0 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I agree, but are those people even capable of realizing they're being lied to if they're so deeply entrenched?

I would say yes, at least at an individual level. Once we consider people having in-group thinking, and social pressures, it's more complicated and I'm not as optimistic there. I agree with the analogy if the pied piper is not just the media but also the social circles people have.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

but also the social circles people have.

I can agree with that, that's a good point.