The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox" There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news" The revolution will not be right back after a message" The revolution will not go better with Coke" Because the revolution will not be televised. ~ Gil Scott Heron
Let's face it, the mainstream media, like CNN, Fox News etc. are great at reporting on the surface understandings of surface issues; car accidents and plane crashes, shootings and robberies; as well as reinforcing why our latest foreign war is good/necessary/the only way to peace and security. But if you really want to investigate and comprehend what is actually going on in the world, and why, you have to go past the mainstream.
Just look at the countless global events being reported by the underground news and compare it to the selective, politically-biased fear-fare of the mainstream; there is little journalistic integrity on display in the mainstream media, just the regurgitation of B.S. And lots of it. Even the surface events reported in the mainstream are often filtered, distorted and even blatantly constructed by media corporations that conceal their corporate and political alliances behind the guise of "news".
So, if you desire to go past the simplified "what, where and when" of a situation, to explore the deeper aspects of the "who, why, how", it's crucial to look beyond the mainstream for your information. And, including a list of 50 of the world's best "alternative" news and information outlets, this article is going to help you do it"
No matter if it's a situation of politic or esoteric significance, there are a lot of historical facts that go undiscussed in the mainstream. The ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima is a perfect example. If you believed the mainstream news, Fukushima stopped being an environmental disaster several years ago. But it didn't. It is now approaching 6 years since the disaster began and it's worsening by the day.
To the discerning mind, of course, this kind of omission opens a vacuum of new comprehension of old situations -- that is to say, their omission raises a whole new 'why' of the 'what'.
There are so many instances of this kind of white-washing in the mainstream media that the act itself, a cultural sleight of hand, deserves its own name and phraseology. I believe that the term Paperclip Theory is applicable. It's as if there is an attachment to each story, paper-clipped to each "news" report, which outlines the real, whole story -- the context that is not discussed and the agenda not disclosed on air.
Take for example the US space program. After World War 2, the U.S.A. imported as many as 1,500 Nazi scientists, technicians and engineers, as part o f Operation Paperclip -- and many of these would-be war criminals most famously became part of NASA (the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Nazi aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun, for example, was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany, where he was also a member of the Nazi Party and the paramilitary organization Schutzstaffel. Following WWII, he was brought to the US to develop the rockets that launched the first US space satellite (Explorer 1) and first series of manned lunar missions (Project Apollo). Since then NASA has been caught red-handed, distorting and doctoring its images before public release, and even faking ISS (International Space Station) footage.
That's a bit of history you won't see on television! And that's how the Paperclip approach works. While the mainstream is quick to show footage of the latest rocket launch, garnering public support for the ongoing funding of NASA, the question of which other Nazi scientists ended up doing who-knows-what in the US space program, and to what end, is left to guesswork and research on websites through sources that are not part of the mainstream.
In the meantime, those of us who bother to follow the information trail are simply written off by the mainstream as "conspiracy theorists"" despite the blatant manipulation of the visual images we see on our TV screens, as outlined in the eye-opening article: Digital Deception -- Can You Trust What You See?
Of course, the more one comprehends the more the seemingly nonsensical ways of the world, the more Paperclip Theories one encounters and the more things actually begin to make sense. But, if there is no understanding of the Paperclip Theory, of the story behind "the story", then our understanding of the bigger picture is automatically limited in its focus and range. We become merely the observers of propaganda. The question then becomes, what is its purpose?
"We are in an information war and we are losing that war" and unfortunately we are paying a big price for it" We can't allow ourselves to be out-communicated by our enemies" There is other information out there. There are other points of view and those points of view are profoundly damaging to a country that believes that its point of view is the only point of view." ~ Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses a 2011 congressional committee, asking for additional funding to spread US propaganda through the "alternative" media.- Advertisement -
As Hillary spelled out so clearly, the US and the powers that control it believe their point of view is "the only point of view". With funding from the US congress, this kind of thinking can only facilitate government-biased propaganda not a considered analysis of world events, the players behind the scenes, or their motives.Unfolding the Paperclip
The Paperclip Theory suggests there is an attached underlying file that accompanies the surface file attached by paperclip to their carefully crafted "public perception" files, just like the Nazi war-engineers of World War 2 had secondary files outlining what was really going when they were brought to the US to continue their work.