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Forum Post: Step 1. turn off your TV (The 1% owns/controls the media), use internet instead - spread the word

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 29, 2011, 5:34 p.m. EST by ConcernedCitizen42 (23)
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As long as people keep watching the mainstream media, they'll be dazed and drugged with entertainment and misled by partial and incomplete information. The 1% owns the media. As long at least half of the people watch the major channels they'll be under the influence and manipulation of the 1%...

Throw out your TV (I did years ago), seek multiple sources of information, learn the truth...

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[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

You may know it all except you can't know what the 50,000,000 audience has been bombarded with by the media propaganda.

You're like a golf pro who never hit a golf ball. He just read golf books for 20 years.

[-] 1 points by ConcernedCitizen42 (23) 2 years ago

you're right - so what can we do? how can we start to awaken the 50,000,000... I've pointed quite a few people to alternative news sources such as therealnews.com... I think if enough of us do the same, make an effort to educate and awaken others - it may start a snowball effect... if we don't try, for sure we won't succeed, but if we try we may have a chance :-)

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

If we refuse to deal with the problem, we lose. It is in all our interest not to lose. I've been trying to figure this out for 13 years and I have failed.

The government doesn't need guns to control 99% of the voters. They have put them in a trance. they tell them they are throwing their votes away unless we vote for them. The entire 99% votes for them.

It sounds simple because it is.

When I try to raise the issue, people get insulted. They refuse to agree they are being manipulated. They think they are being called stupid.

[-] 1 points by Redmist (212) from Yazd, Yazd 2 years ago

Screw that I just bought a 50" Samsung

[-] 1 points by ConcernedCitizen42 (23) 2 years ago

ok, connect it to youtube and watch The Century of the Self (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyPzGUsYyKM)

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[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

http://overthecoals.blogspot.com/

Americans are self destructive for a reason

When 99% of the entire country votes for candidates the voters all know have taken bribes that is self destructive. The bribes weren't paid to benefit the voters. That is a simple fact that the entire country of voters should all understand. The important answer that the entire country needs to grasp is that a powerful propaganda media broadcast system has put the entire country into a trance.

Intelligence has absolutely nothing to do with being the victim of brainwashing. The most important piece of the brainwashing process is what is called being "politically correct". That is designed to make the victims docile. The politicians can and do say ridiculous nonsense but the victims' trance prevents them from addressing that nonsense or the lies being told. When Obama was called a liar during his State of the Union address Obama was protected by the "political correct" trance. Instead of thoughtfully discussing what Obama had lied about and blaming Obama for telling his lie, the congressman was forced to apologize.

[-] 1 points by ConcernedCitizen42 (23) 2 years ago

Most people are fairly indifferent as long as they themselves are "happy".. I think a roman emperor once said something like "as long as the people have bread and circus they'll go along with anything"... bread and circus -- in today's America that's cheap corn-based food and plenty of entertainment (tv, sports, games and gadgets)... how to wake up the sleeping horde?

[-] 1 points by turtlebeanz (40) 2 years ago

actually, somebody besides me owns internet service, too. some folks can't afford high speed. i'm on old school dial-up for reading -- it comes through something called metconnect. i can't see movies or at least a few seconds take hours to download, so i supplement with the bits of videos mainstream news shows of ows. i don't pay attention to what the newscasters are saying, or else i listen and find it wild and blow dried. but anyway, just wanted to point out that the assumption that internet is the people's media is only true up to a point. some of us are not able to afford the same access to internet as others have. and as i understand it, people poorer than what passes for poor in america usually have even less access. but yeah -- i hear what you are saying, concernedcitizen42. peace.

[-] 1 points by ConcernedCitizen42 (23) 2 years ago

What you're saying is unfortunately true. Not everyone has sufficient access to internet. It ought to be a basic right..

[-] 1 points by ModestCapitalist (2342) 2 years ago

The rich and famous do not want to be seen as 'pigs' or go down in history as 'villains'. They want to be seen as 'heros' and go down in history as 'humanitarians'. The market for their product has become global. The fan base has become global. Therefore, the 'humanitarian' effort and 'good will' PR machine has gone global. These 'huMmanitarian' efforts and 'good deeds' are not chosen to address the greatest need or injustice. They are chosen almost exclusively to appeal to the largest demographic for their respective commercial products. The largest fan base. Efficiency or effect is of little or no concern. Its all about PR, marketing, image, and fame. This is why so many of the rich and famous have taken up 'philanthropy' or 'good will' around the world. This is why so many have 'schools' or 'foundations' in their name. This is why so many play golf or appear on a TV game show for 'charity'. This is why so many sign motorcycles, other merchandise, or auction off their own 'personal effects' for 'charity'. This is why so many have TV shows with a 'charitable' gimmick. This is why so many arrange photo ops with wounded veterans, firefighters, or sick children. This is why so many have adopted children from around the world (Which they always pay others to care for full time. The hired professionals are sworn by legal contract to confidentiality. Not allowed to discuss or appear in public with the children they care for. Those 'photo' and 'interview' opportunities are reserved exclusively for the rich and famous 'adoptive' parents. Often sold for millions.). This is why every 'humanitarian' effort and 'good deed' is plastered all over the media worldwide. Its not about 'humanity' or 'good will'. Its all about marketing, image, fame, and PROFIT. This is why we are so often reminded of their respective 'good deeds' or 'humanitarian' efforts shortly before or after the release of their latest commercial product. IT IS A SHAM. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE HUMANITARIAN. GOOD WILL HAS BECOME BIG BUSINESS.

Charitywatch.org is a non-profit charity watchdog. Others include guidestar.com and charity navigator.org. Of all the well rated charities (about 1500) only three are closely affiliated with celebrities. Michael J Fox (he is not the primary donor), Tiger Woods (he is not the primary donor), and Bill Clinton (he is not the primary donor). That's three well rated celebrity foundations out of 1500. THREE OUT OF 1500. That should tell you something. In general, celebrity foundations run like crap because they blow half the money flying around in private jets, securing five star accommodations, and hiring PR crews.

Don't even get me started on Jolie and Pitt.

Oh the hell with it. I'll tell you just a little.

Virtually every penny they have 'donated' has come from the sale of baby photos. The babies had no choice. The money goes to their own foundation first. Then later, a portion is donated to a a legitimate charity. Another portion is blown on private jet rides, accommodations, photo ops, and pr crap. They always schedule their transactions and photo ops to coincide with the promotion of a new movie.

The Make it Right Foundation took in over $12,000,000 the first year alone. Tens of millions overall. To date, the Make it Right foundation has helped 14 former families of the lower ninth ward in New Orleans move back into new homes. These families were not given homes. They were required to pay an average of $150,000 each. UP FRONT. That's tougher financing than any bank. The difference is offered in cheap loans or on occasion, forgiven.

That's 14 families total after 5 years and tens of millions in funding. Brad Pitt has never been the primary donor. He is nothing but a figurehead. Make it Right is the epitome of inefficiency. A God damn disgrace.

Celebrities suck. They are just like politicians. The only difference is that the celebrities have had more plastic surgery. THEY SUCK.

[-] 1 points by ConcernedCitizen42 (23) 2 years ago

http://www.therealnews.com is not too bad (a bit biased, but at least they go in-depth into the issues).

[-] 1 points by ConcernedCitizen42 (23) 2 years ago

The mainstream media and the people behind it are masters of subtle deception and disinformation. They will, in numerous and subtle ways, try to steer, derail, de-focus and misrepresent the real issues. A common tactic is to create false controversies/disputes to draw attention to it and then control the ensuing "debate"... look for it..

The people on this forum are already "awakened", they are seeking and becoming aware of the truth... the challenge is with the greater part of the population which - for the most part - still are being manipulated by the mainstream media... how do we get these people off the mainstream media? one way is to put up signs along the freeway ("google/youtube Occupy Wall Street", "The 1% is in your TV, turn it off and learn the truth" etc.)

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

Sorry for the spam but I needed to make sure you read this post.

Its called propaganda.

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

http://overthecoals.blogspot.com/

Americans are self destructive for a reason

When 99% of the entire country votes for candidates the voters all know have taken bribes that is self destructive. The bribes weren't paid to benefit the voters. That is a simple fact that the entire country of voters should all understand. The important answer that the entire country needs to grasp is that a powerful propaganda media broadcast system has put the entire country into a trance.

Intelligence has absolutely nothing to do with being the victim of brainwashing. The most important piece of the brainwashing process is what is called being "politically correct". That is designed to make the victims docile. The politicians can and do say ridiculous nonsense but the victims' trance prevents them from addressing that nonsense or the lies being told. When Obama was called a liar during his State of the Union address Obama was protected by the "political correct" trance. Instead of thoughtfully discussing what Obama had lied about and blaming Obama for telling his lie, the congressman was forced to apologize.

[-] 1 points by zoom6000 (430) from St Petersburg, FL 2 years ago

every time i watch is like they talking to stupied people

[-] 1 points by derek (302) 2 years ago

Excellent advice. See also: http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/

[-] 1 points by demonstrator (167) 2 years ago

friend i agree with you-

but if we realize that the commercials are to condition us to want to be greedy like the 1% -- it doesn't have to effect us.

as to the news- listen to the news outside of the usa controlled media-

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

Stop your ridiculous nonsense.

Unions can bankroll a 3rd party read more http://overthecoals.blogspot.com/

Instead of union leaders pissing away the members' money by giving it to the Democrats who have stabbed the unions in the back when Clinton created NAFTA the minute he got inaugurated the members money can finance a 3rd party that would end globalization. Unions need to bargain for their members by completely excluding all nonunion employees from any benefits when they negotiate contracts.

The OWS protests could influence this process if OWS would nominate candidates for the unions to finance. The OWS strategy that refuses to nominate any candidates is self destructive for the protest.

[-] 1 points by demonstrator (167) 2 years ago

nominate a candidate-?? for what?
this is not a government that answers to the people. your vote doesn't mean anything. the government that you see thou the media--is not real. the forces that control this country are not in DC

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

Ridiculous nonsense.

[-] 1 points by demonstrator (167) 2 years ago

keep you delusion- enjoy it-lol

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

We agree. I'm delusional. I actually expect the OWS to wake up. Thanks. I'll go back to watching football.

[-] 1 points by demonstrator (167) 2 years ago

The sleeping giant has awakened OWS and the system has a reason to be afraid- by the way your watch football is a sign of you living in a deluded state- football isn't real-

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

You're real. A real asshole.

[-] 1 points by demonstrator (167) 2 years ago

thanks- i really really try to cause you as much pain as i possibly can. and you have made my day- thanks again-

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

You're welcome.

http://overthecoals.blogspot.com/

Americans are self destructive for a reason

When 99% of the entire country votes for candidates the voters all know have taken bribes that is self destructive. The bribes weren't paid to benefit the voters. That is a simple fact that the entire country of voters should all understand. The important answer that the entire country needs to grasp is that a powerful propaganda media broadcast system has put the entire country into a trance.

Intelligence has absolutely nothing to do with being the victim of brainwashing. The most important piece of the brainwashing process is what is called being "politically correct". That is designed to make the victims docile. The politicians can and do say ridiculous nonsense but the victims' trance prevents them from addressing that nonsense or the lies being told. When Obama was called a liar during his State of the Union address Obama was protected by the "political correct" trance. Instead of thoughtfully discussing what Obama had lied about and blaming Obama for telling his lie, the congressman was forced to apologize.

[-] 1 points by m11talic (9) 2 years ago

They own most of this too, pick your sources and also read other views to be well informed!

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

Please check out

http://occupywallst.org/forum/in-the-new-america-the-mass-experiment-in-collecti/

"In the New America, the mass EXPERIMENT IN COLLECTIVE CRETINIZATION that is American television must finally end!"

[-] 1 points by ConcernedCitizen42 (23) 2 years ago

good post! may good karma come your way :-) peace

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

Thank you. Same to you!

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

"Do you know we are ruled by TV?" -- from the poem An American Prayer by Jim Morrison

"American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching TV." -- The Kaiser Family Foundation

"You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on." -- Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar, in Macworld Magazine, February 2004

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

You'll remain uninformed without TV.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

Did you mean "unDISinformed"??? :)

I've been without a TV for almost 2 years now and I've never been this well informed! Also, I've begun to exercise, lost 30 pounds, in other words I GOT MY LIFE BACK!

"Turn off the TV!" recommends the Dalai Lama to his Western audiences with a hearty laugh. (The joke's on us!)

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

How can you possibly know you are well informed when you have no idea what 50,000,000 are hearing day and night.

I only listen to TV to hear the liars BS the 50,000,000 victims.

See my blog post on the BP hearing you never heard. Or my various blog posts on the Casey Anthony trial I watched on my computer so I didn't have any commercials on HLN.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

99% of TV is addictive CRAP that I am finally free of... and a bloody good riddance it is!

I tell you : I GOT MY LIFE BACK!!!!!!!!!