Breaking the Media-Induced Trance
As the Bush administration lurches on, scarcely questioned, it will be all but impossible to inform our fellow citizens of the many horrific injustices that plague our society. Our corporate knife-in-the-back media quickly and blatantly censors anything negative about George Bush by either covering up or deleting all relevant evidence. The roll-over of US mainstream media is one of the most devastating scandals in our history -- there is scarcely a hint of honest, diversified journalism. Yet the information floodgates remain wide open and we are literally drowning in state-sponsored propaganda. It's like we're swimming at night in shark-infested waters with no life raft in sight.
George Bernard Shaw (Irish playwright and critic, 1856-1950) had a valid point to make when he wrote, "Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization."
Or perhaps historian and author Howard Zinn has the bigger reality picture. Zinn said, "If those in charge of our society -- politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television -- can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves."
I think the combination of the two say it perfectly!
More times than not it will be an ever-worsening struggle attempting to inform others around us who are blissfully carrying on, seemingly without a worry in the world. However, understanding the matrix of madness will be a rare quality worth memorizing before the hypocrisy is totally cloaked in secrecy. As corporate morality becomes non-existent, and deregulation accelerates, accountability will be a hard case to prove.
Perhaps some will think I am over-reacting, but if you stop and think, the day we were warned about is here -- most of us no longer have a substantial voice in our society, and very soon, word of mouth could quite possibly be the only tool left for us to counter the megaphoned liars. Regardless, we must not give up the struggle for spreading truth and freedom to those confused; our children's birthright is depending on our success!
Although, it may seem like the "Nodwells" among us will never get curious, excited or upset with anything that is happening in their media-induced make-believe world, it is not as it appears; sooner or later, they will ultimately wish to be saved from an increasingly volatile world that is only now beginning to crumble and collapse around them.
Those of us who feel we're the lonely voices of logic are more important than we may ever realize, those not in-the-know will desperately need our knowledge and guidance to calm the obstinate cries of betrayal. We must be ready, and be there, for them in order to manifest and embolden a unified force that will eventually stop this tyranny.
The wise will continue to cultivate and develop the fellowship needed to further our right to live free. Regardless if we are met with rolling eyes, daunting glares and feeble arguments from those who cling to the hubris, deep down most of them will subconsciously listen to the lonely voice of reason. Even as they scurry away in confusion and/or denial we will have left a subliminal imprint on their whimpering servitude. Eventually -- as life gets worse in their inner circle -- they will ultimately flock back to reason and sanity -- to truth. And, when enough of them have returned, only then will the gilded age of brainwashing be broken.
Funny how life's little ironies always seem to make the full circle. Truly, what goes around -- comes around.
It's like a hovering analogy-cloud that lingers above the mist that haunts those who fraudulently repress large populations of people in the name of "National Security." At first, the peasants embrace repression in order to remain safe, then they tolerate it to feel protected and, eventually they hate it. They become resentful of the protectors who enslave them and, in due time, will almost always revolt in disobedience. Freedom is a glorious boomerang -- it's a wondrous hive full of spiritual honey called "human nature" that beckons the soul to be free -- a natural elixir that will forever replenish itself regardless of fake promises of "security." Even more so for those who have experienced it and then lost it, it will not be denied!
History is full of past examples of those who have controlled populations of the many to serve the selfish goals of the few through deceit and manipulation. And although many historians have a conflicting view of how they repeatedly accomplished this feat, they all agree that each and every tyrant of power has met the same fate. I'm sure you'll appreciate the following as one of those well-deserved lessons of history:
"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar." -- Julius Caesar
Did any of us really believe that simply understanding the matrix was enough? I certainly hope not! In fact -- because we do understand the grand canard, it puts us in the point position of our pivotal platoon to act as a guiding compass to help our lost countrymen and women find their way. We must lead them off the media-induced, war-beaten, fear-mongering path propagated by the Bush regime, and steer them into safer territory, smoother waters -- a "higher ground," where trickery by fear has no magical behavior-modification power.
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher warned us in 121 A.D., "The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject."
Marcus is correct; therefore, I consider all of us drafted modern-day minutemen whose sole purpose is to inform. We are on a quest to bring our nation up to speed. This assignment is the most patriotic gift one could give -- the gift of knowledge and truth that will preserve and save our precious way of life for generations to come. I am truly honored to march by your side!
We share a common goal -- a desire for fulfillment of sacred trust in those who govern, a trust that will take generations to repair and will never be devoid of difficulties. But perhaps together we can birth a higher sphere of self-realization for ourselves, and those around us -- a unity that creates new philosophical concepts for a higher realm of universal moral purity, one which makes possible intuitions that transcends vulnerability into prevention.
As a nation, we deserve no less. Together, we can break the trance.
Source: Op Ed News