Media Is A Two-Sided Sword
That Carves Our Fate, But
We Are The Millions...
Vincent L. Guarisco
08 December, 2007
dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip.'
media magicians really do perform in magical ways! Please remind me
later (after the revolution) to nominate many of them for Academy Awards
-- such stunning performances! Let's get to the meat, shall we? Did
you enjoy the way the great American empire instructed its biggest tricksters
to contain those of us who possess any real hint of rebelliousness or
realism for independent thinking on what the hell is going on? Loud
little suckers, aren’t they? Indeed. Well, keep the ear muffs
on because this media circus will continue unabated as we endure another
cryptic year in our ongoing struggle to survive tyranny in this land
of dwindling opportunity. This will not change overnight. Yes, the circus
trainer cracks his whip and the media dogs do jump to their profitable
delight, but this we must endure for a little while longer, because
blowhards are eternal and every devil gets his due...and we are the
Ah yes, once
again, Father Time is steadily moving his hand further into the 21st
century in what we truly hope are better days ahead. And just as time
itself is perpetual motion, the circus performers are a never-ending
matrix too. So what if the 'Corporate Media Mouthpiece' with all its
elephant clamoring, found its way into the middle of our living rooms.
Simply ignore it, or turn it off! To hell with the constant bastion
of bellowing consortium that fouls the airways attempting to keep us
dumb-downed and compliant! True enough, the media does hold the sharpest
two-sided sword ever forged by man. And yes, its many thrusts continue
to split hairs with uncanny ability, affecting virtually every head
in our society. But our time is coming, and their sword has lost its
edge -- at least on one side -- and there are so few of them, and we
is blossoming everywhere and many people from all walks of life are
quickly learning that TV, newspapers, radio, internet, magazines, movies,
plays, music, or whatever public platform, podium or printing press
not mentioned, is a vast power structure that is constantly augmenting
onto itself. People are getting wise that the FCC gave its blessings
in erasing anti-trust laws, and that corporate media is owned and operated
by a small handful of runaway corporate elites whose only goal is to
serve their own profit margin to support their lavish living standards.
And most would admit, today’s American media is monolithically
disproportionate beyond belief in who they serve, forcing almost everyone
outside the realm of wealth to struggle daily, voiceless, living mostly
in fear, suppression and confusion in its deceiving wake of hypocrisy.
True again, but we will have our day -- because we are millions and
they are the few.
We’ve come a long way baby! It’s now common knowledge how
they forged an unfettered alliance with The Military Industrial Complex,
Wall Street Stock Exchange, Energy Corporations and other heavy corporate
interests. They are fooling no one in trying to hide it.
media dog, your desired scare tactic is wearing off, regardless the
many twisted half-truths, lies and terror alerts we have endured. Your
bark no longer works. Let them hide the stories never told, let them
self-censor themselves while trying to keep the sleeping giant at bay.
The gig is up! The curtain is gone! And the wizard stands alone for
all the world to see. We are millions and you are the few.
And to those
brave journalists and editors who lost their jobs for trying to trigger
the smoking guns on the many hard-hitting issues and scandals that took
place, point blank -- you may have been handed your walking papers for
now, but you will find redemption before this is over, for we are the
many and they are the few.
a lot of time, effort and money went in to this putrid public relations
conspiracy, and the odor is indeed foul. And some of it did succeed
-- sweeping powers given to the executive branch, dissolving some of
our constitutional protections and rights, enhanced voter fraud, deregulation
of corporations, and they did remove much of the tax burden imposed
on the rich while shifting it on to the backs of the poor. Yipper skipper,
they are all guilty as hell. And if I’m not mistaken, their involvement
in all of this is a direct threat to the national security of the United
States and other sovereign nations too. But stand tall, this will not
be allowed to continue...we will fix everything, because we are millions
and they are the few.
Most of us
agree that knowledge is power, and illiteracy is weakness with some
variables in-between. Having said that, can you even imagine having
the unbridled ability to administer and mold public information, knowledge
and opinion on such a massive scale? No? Well good, because that just
reinforces my belief that most Americans really aren’t that caught-up
in power, manipulation and greed. For me, those involved in this whole
affair are just bad turds that need to be flushed. It’s been a
mind-bending power grab of unimaginable proportions...but we are the
many, and they are the few.
Just a quick
thought, most normal folks often make lasting impressions on those we
love. As parents, we commonly teach and mold our own children to be
the people they later become -- we always hope that what we do will
help them to live happy, positive and meaningful lives. Well, that’s
what good, normal, loving people do. Normal folks don’t walk through
life serving their own selfish interests on a grandiose scale, playing
psychological games on everyone they can for a lousy paycheck. We know
what’s happening here, this is nothing new, it’s the same
old 'covert action' game plan these jerks have been running against
third world nations across the globe for decades -- and it’s coming
to a crashing END! We are the millions! And they are nothing.
our democracy demands a more meaningful, diverse and truthful media
from independent sources. And although that demand has not been met,
it soon will be. All head-trips aside, did we enjoy the show? Well,
maybe next time before we preach to our foreign neighbors how civilized
and democratic and free we are, perhaps we’ll first contain our
own barking circus? Ah yes Indeed, that is the true lesson here...we
are millions strong, and they are all too obviously weak.
must reverse the many mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations that
have already occurred. We have already reached that critical juncture
in the spirit of fairness for free speech and free press, allowing it
to continue will only cause more uselessbloodshed later on, in order
to make the needed repairs. Even with knowing the horrific injustice
they have done to us, we must not wish them dead, we simply want to
see them rot in prison, in disgrace, where they deserve to be. We can
show strength, give quarter, and still remain compassionate. We are
the merciful and they are the criminals.
As it stands
right now, a mere six major corporations virtually dominate almost everything
we see, read and hear. Check it out, Free Press Action Network has a
very useful 'Who Owns the Media' list posted at their great http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart.php?chart=main
web site. This wonderful 'who’s what and where' contains names,
facts, figures and charts -- including reported revenues -- on most
the major TV Stations, Film Companies, Cable Networks, Internet Providers,
Publishing Houses, Music Industries, etc. Very useful, we must first
know who our enemies are before we march on them, we are the millions,
they are the few.
hitters' are making bank at our expense. Check this out: General Electric
$163.4 billion, Time Warner $44.2 billion, Walt Disney $34.3 billion,
News Corp $25.3 billion, CBS $14.3 billion, and Viacom posting $11.5
billion in reported profits for 2006. Are you eating good these days?
The few may have the billions, but we are the millions.
a lot billions flourishing under so few roofs in a single year, especially
for pushing unfettered propaganda that tweaks our minds and pocketbooks.
Let's get busy! For their most deserving wake-up call, I say cut their
purse strings by telling all their sponsors we're not buying anything
from them. United Boycott Organization is http://www.unitedboycott.org/
doing just that. They support an international corporate boycott that
will continue until the media monopoly is broken up. Take a moment to
visit their action center and see if you can support or help this worthy
many other organizations and grassroots action centers available too,
seek out more information and quickly get involved. Lets March! The
enemy is nothing, and we are millions strong.
best resource center available for independent journalists, professional
or freelance writers, etc., is 'The Institute for Public Accuracy' an
astounding http://www.accuracy.org/ resource institution providing some
of the best research and analysis available. Founded in mid-1997 by
its current executive director, Norman Solomon -- the best expert on
media deception I have had the pleasure of knowing. IPA increases, at
no cost, the reach and capacity of progressive and grassroots organizations
to address public policy by getting them and their ideas into the mainstream
media. IPA gains media access for those whose voices are commonly excluded
or drowned out by government or corporate-backed institutions. As a
nationalconsortium of independent public-policy researchers, analysts
and activists, IPA widens media exposure for progressive perspectives
on many issues including the environment, human rights, foreign policy,
and economic justice.
IPA has developed
a detailed set of constantly updated databases of producers, commentators,
and journalists at media institutions across the country. Generally,
IPA news releases are most effective when they address breaking news
stories. They've reached wide audiences by using major news developments
as pegs for quickly providing accurate information and alternative analysis.
While regularly making it possible for numerous policy analysts, scholars
and other independent researchers to be heard in mass media, IPA boosts
many progressive grassroots groups with scant resources for media outreach.
Since 1998, IPA news releases have promoted analysts from more than
1000 different organizations doing work on a wide variety of public-policy
issues. You can also read Solomon’s hard hitting essays at his
All activist groups, grass-root organizations and all patriotic citizens
of this great nation, let us combine forces and march on every major
media network in America, especially electronic, such as FOX, CNN, MSNBC,
CBS, ABC, NBC. Let's march on all their offices, their homes, wherever
they are! Forget D.C.! Lets go after the pigs that peddle the lies.
If we had done this right after the smirking chimp stole the reigns
of power in 2000, we would not be having this discussion today. The
revolution would already be over by now. What are we waiting for? We
are the millions, and they are nothing.
this for a minute...how did the power-brokers get so far in this? How
in Sam’s hell could we lose so much, so fast? It’s really
quite simple, it’s because of the media dummies! Because they
refused to accurately report what was happening, there was no public
backlash, no cause and effect, nothing...zero. And it continues today.
Thanks to them, we are almost screwed and tattooed.
This is where
we have failed time and again, by not getting the media behind the vast
majority of people in this great nation. Currently, they represent the
few, we are the many, and if we mobilize our resources as one collective
unit, they will run for cover. We are the millions! They are nothing!
Regardless of their wealth, it will not matter. The mob is a fickle
thing. We paid for this country with our blood, sweat and tears -- will
we stand idly by and let them run us completely into the ground like
some poor third world country? Will we let them create another Pearl
Harbor event, possibly before the next election, so they can declare
marshal law and round up all the movers and shakers and others as 'enemy
combatants' if we resist? Do we want to end-up in FEMA camps, eating
cold MRE’s with microchips shoved up our asses? Okay then, lets
get off our butts and march on the media!
that 'two-sided sword' I spoke of earlier? Well, I’ll rest a little
easier knowing that same blade -- with the sharp side -- is directed
at those who deserve it. Once we get the media back on our side, everything
else will fall into place. The circus tent will fold for sure, and the
dogs of hell will find their kennel once and for all. Checks and balances
start with public knowledge, lets roll! We are the millions, and they
are the spoiled few, just dirty rotten scoundrels living on a long-shot
bet that we will not unite against them and take back what is ours.
L Guarisco is a freelance writer from Bullhead City AZ., a
contributing writer for many web sites, and a lifetime member of the
Alliance of Atomic Veterans. Reprint permission is given as long as
article content is not altered or changed and credit is given to the
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