It’s hard to think that the most important part of democracy isn’t voting or our supposed bipartisan approach to governance, it’s the information provided to the citizens who elect their representatives. It’s hard to think that the most crucial war of our time isn’t being fought on the battlefield, it’s being fought over the airwaves. The media has more power than even the greatest military might. And though weapons are remarkably well designed to kill our enemies, and intimidate our allies, only propaganda can indoctrinate them.
But it’s when you turn off the mainstream news and start to independently research what’s really happening in the world, that you begin to see a chaotic correlation of absurd, profoundly audacious, mind blowing violations of the fundamental principals of our ‘free’ society. You begin to see what that news never showed you and the misinformation that has dictated your perception of reality. It’s when you turn off that news that you can follow the strings from the puppets, to their masters, and from those masters back to you.
The question is: now that five corporations control 80% of the news, is reality fact or consensus? Is our perception apt or senseless? Because when independent journalists, political activists, free thinking citizens and the countless victims of this corrupt system are omitted from the commercial airwaves and silenced by comparison to the mainstream media’s monopoly, the news isn’t the news, it’s an infomercial. Reality is for sale. And our democracy lies in shambles. We’ve created a monster and it’s how we see the world.