April 1, 2009
from Seektress Website
Lorie K - Back in the day.
Although we still did lots of fun things like play outside, make forts, role play "The Wizard of Oz" at recess....(nobody hardly ever wanted to be the Wizard, mostly just Glenda the Good Witch and of course, Dorothy).
TV became more and more a part of our lives.
You can see by the photo above, I had the wide-eyed TV dazed stare back then, just like it still does to everyone now. You know this to be true. You know the mind control properties of TV. Radio can work in a similar fashion.
Before TV, people gathered around the box and looked at it, even though it was just a radio.
At least then they were all in the same room,
now-a-days people watch their TVs in their rooms, each person tuning in to
their own programs. If they are all in the same room, they are all in their
own little daze so it doesn't really matter who else is in the room. Both
television and radio can hypnotize us and give us good information, or not.
That's why we have to spend the effort to use critical thinking and check things out for ourselves.
Take Soupy Sales, for example. I loved Soupy Sales! Even more than Captain Kangaroo. White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie... ah, those were the days. I watched every show. I was upset if I wasn't able to have the SAME lunch as Soupy did when it was time for "Lunch with Soupy." (I did, my mother will verify this, ask her.)
As a child watching Soupy, I only saw what the camera wanted me to see, just like today. I actually saw the episode where Soupy heard a woman scream and went to the door to see what was up. I only saw Soupy from the inside of the set, answering the door. I didn't see the naked woman that was a surprise for Soupy on the other side of the wall. (Now, don't get TOO distracted by the story confirming link, we're talking about something serious here.)
Soupy sure the heck knew what was going on, but me and my mom didn't.
WE were watching the show we were supposed to
watch. I can guarantee you that if my mother would have known that there was
a naked woman dancing for Soupy on the other side of that wall, that would
have been the LAST Lunch with Soupy I ever had!
You know this and that is why you go to alternative sources of information. Or at least I hope you do.
You found my pages, didn't you?
If you have been paying any attention at all the last few years, you know the media is controlled by a handful of corporations. As the map illustrates, most of the media falls under one of those control groups.
It has become obvious over the years that those control groups are not interested in the truth as much as they are interested in selling product. The very medium of television creates a means of control with it's hypnotizing affects, allowing anything coming over the signal straight into our brains with pretty much no filters. We find jingles and slogans running through our heads, even if we think they are stupid on a conscious level.
We watch "news" channels and programs report the
same stories, even in the same order in many cases.
There are still a few independent sources, mostly on the radio. The Pacifica Network is an example. It is listener sponsored, no commercials, no underwriting radio.
It's founder, Lewis Hill said,
Since 1941 they have been that way, I pray it will always be so.
The Internet Owners
As you can see by the map, the Internet is in about the same shape as the other kinds of media. It is most certain, however, that the Internet still has more places where truly independent thought can be read and posted.
There are still means of control present, to be sure. There is also not a lot of independent reporting. Check out any AP (Associated Press) story and you will see that the other media outlets just run it. It's much easier, and cheaper, to drop in an AP story instead of covering the story in an independent, and more critical, manner.
The Internet can still be a place to find independent reports on things that are happening around us, with pictures.
That probably won't last for long, but so far,
it is still available.
We must use our own critical thinking to
determine which sources are accurate and when we are being taken for a ride.
It is no different than what we must do when we talk to people face to face.
The Internet makes it hard, because we can't see each other, usually. We
talked about that issue last time. Forget getting on TV, this has to be
between us, if it is going to work.
Like the bumper sticker on my car says,
The other one says,
I think both are very true.
Seems like another blah idea, you say? How can doing that make a difference?
There is only one way to circumvent the media matrix. We have to start talking to EACH OTHER. Sure, we're not going to be able to reach thousands that way, but we will reach some. We need to check things out with each other to make sure we both have the same information, and that it is accurate. We have to not be afraid to voice our concerns and opinions to our friends and family.
And yes, there will be those that won't listen. And yes, there will be those who will say you are nuts, or an idiot, and that you don't know what you are talking about. However, if you do your own research, you check out what you are being told, and from what source you are receiving the information, YOU will be empowered by those truths.
Those that listen may then be empowered to get
information that is crucial to handle what is happening around them. Or,
they say you are nuts, or an idiot, and that you don't know what you are
talking about. But YOU know different, and in the end, that's all that
We have to stand up for the truth and ourselves and our country.
If you feel you must get your information only from the main stream, you will be stuck without a paddle up the creek latter on.
Misinformation and disinformation are their specialty. They are not telling you what you need to know to get the whole picture. They give you "news" to fill up the space between the commercials.
They are telling you what they want you to know,
Ruppert Murdoch wants you to know. And
if God forbid,
FOX news is your main source of
information, well I already feel sorry for you, because if you believe all
that stuff, you are not being served. You will be ill prepared for what's
coming. You will never know about the naked lady dancing on the other side
of the wall.