Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything
Posted on: 2009-11-20 20:58:31
The minute that decision is made
- what spin to put on a story - we have left the world of reporting and
entered the world of propaganda.
- We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the world has ever
known. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped
and molded; our very awareness of the whole design seems like it is being
subtly and inexorably erased. The doors of our perception are carefully
and precisely regulated. Who cares, right?
- It is an exhausting and endless task to keep explaining
to people how most issues of conventional wisdom are scientifically implanted
in the public consciousness by a thousand media clips per day. In an effort
to save time, I would like to provide just a little background on the handling
of information in this country. Once the basic principles are illustrated
about how our current system of media control arose historically, the reader
might be more apt to question any given story in today's news.
- If everybody believes something, it's probably wrong.
We call that CONVENTIONAL WISDOM.
- Even the most undiscriminating viewer may suspect that
TV newsreaders and news articles are not telling us the whole story. The
slightly more lucid may have begun to glimpse the calculated intent of
standard news content and are wondering about the reliability and accuracy
of the way events are presented. For the very few who take time to research
beneath the surface of the daily programming and who are still capable
of independent thought, a somewhat darker picture begins to emerge. These
may perceive bits of evidence of the profoundly technical science behind
much of what is served up in mass media.
- Events taking place in today's world are enormously complex.
An impossibly convoluted tangle of interrelated and unrelated occurrences
happens simultaneously, often in dynamic conflict. To even acknowledge
this complexity contradicts a fundamental axiom of media science: Keep
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