Monday, 19 January 2015

Time to think outside their box

As billionaires and politicians gather in Switzerland this week for their annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, we should remember that 1% of the world's population still owns  more wealth  than the other, in the 21st century surely a ridiculous state to be in.
But we should also remember how the oligarchs that rule are world, like to distract us from these inequalities, how they want to maintain their status quo, through the media that they own, keep feeding us a steady diet of entertainment, disinformation and lies, designed  to distract and misdirect us.
The world of television and modern media has become a tool of de-evolution and propaganda and social control. Since the rise of the Tavistock institute in the early 20th Century, nearly unlimited resources have  been applied  to understanding how to manipulate the human psyche through television and other forms of mass media.
What we have today  is an increasingly sophisticated full-spectrum assault on free will and psychological well-being,  and we have come to a point where it  is no longer even necessary for media institutions to attempt to hide their blatant work of manipulating public opinion, manufacturing consent and creating  winners and losers in the minds  of an already brain-washed public.
With the  increasing pace of globalisation, the ownership of many mainstream media resources  like newspapers, television channels and radio stations, are  increasingly concentrated in the hands  of an enormous smaller number  of enormous companies.
As a result, the tiny number of individuals that own and control these companies enjoy effective control over a huge  percentage  of information that is seen by the public. So  what happens  is the news becomes to reflect certain oligarchs  own world views, shedding their own distortions. I'm talking about the likes of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The focus on sensationalism and entertainment lend  initially to  short segments composed of 'sound bites' making it extremely difficult to introduce concepts that fall outside so called 'accepted wisdom' of a particular wisdom. This is how the 'status quo' excercises its control, seeks to blind us, in accepting their versions of truth, try to prevent us for looking for alternatives, new models of fairness, paths towards  more tolerance and understanding, routes of progress, where avenues of social justice can be truly addressed.
We have to learn  to start thinking outside the regulators box, find other sources to tell our truths, or the world  of George Orwell's totalitarian control will be upon us.
The internet  has already proved to be an effective to overcoming  barriers put in our way, beyond  their corporate spin,  it has been proven to be effective too  in building an impressive network of support, sharing alternative ideas to a mass audience. A revolution already taking place in cyberspace, where people are already learning to  think outside their box.
However in light of recent events, where freedom of expression was attacked, the powerful now  uses tragedy to censor free speech even more, blocking the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how internet users get online, they want to monitor everything we say on social media, to try to shift the blame on the state of the world on a small minority of users, in a way that enables them to stay in control, in charge. As is often the case, it is a small amount of people trying to make these decisions behind closed doors, about how we should all operate, threatening our freedom to connect and communicate. We must  be allowed to carry on speaking out, defending our internet freedom.
I personally will continue questioning, find my own perspective, think outside their box. beyond the hierarchies of coercion and control, continue looking for sources of hope,  allowing our collective struggles to be  grown and exchanged.
We must  move forwards, find another way, a brave new world , if  we try hard enough it  could all  simply be round the corner.

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