Monday, 19 January 2015
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.
Posted by teifidancer at 15:00