What makes otherwise rational people betray
their fellow human beings and brown-nose their higher-ups even when it's not
required? What makes them believe their own lies? Even when their servility runs
against common sense or majority interest?
Media are the number-one instrument of social
change. They must be fair and indepenendent - or we all
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Let's first consider an analogy: the wimpy
boyfriend who upon witnessing his girlfriend being accosted by thugs volunteers
to kick her for them.
Here's another one: How about a warped version of
the Stockholm Syndrome? The self-appointed, self-righteous guardians of the
truth and "rightness" simply identify with their superiors and role models - and
try to please them at all costs, and damned be everyone else!
How else would you explain the apalling posture of
the vast majority of representatives of the popular mainstream
It couldn't possibly be a self-serving, perfidious
mind-set to begin with, could it?
Who Are The Real
While I enjoy a good conspiracy story as much as
the next guy, I don't believe that our societal woes today are directly
due to some shadowy controllers wanting to rule the world. The
arch-manipulators on top of the government or corporate structures and the
behind-the-scenes grey eminences are not ass-kissers and sycophants themselves.
Surely. One can almost understand them: of course they'd like to have their
unlimited power, money and control at everyone else's expense. They're in it for
They're a tiny minority and would never in a
million years be able to take control of the whole society without a little
generous help from their uncritical well-wishers.
And that help is willingly and blindly provided by
the middle level bureaucracts, politicians and journalists - poorly educated
aparatchiks and useful idiots in mid-level management positions or positions of
moderate influence. People who have little actual knowledge or competence, but
boy do they know how to wag their chins!
But what's in it for them? Why do they distort and
lie - even to themselves? Is it about safety? Security? Career advancement?
Personal satisfaction? An illusion of power? A real honest belief in the
rightness of their reporting?
You see, with this small army of self-righteous
holy men of media, government and other key social positions, who needs
The real villains are among us. They look like us,
talk like us and have no more smarts or knowledge than us. In fact, the less
knowledge they have the easier it is for them to do what they do. Ignorance is,
after all, the necessary condition for arrogance. After all, pompous, indignant
and self-righteous thug-journalism sounds much more convincing if they believe
their own rhetoric!
Suck-ups of the world
So how to these glad-handers operate? Well, the
standard M.O. is to gang up on their victims and to attempt to bring them down
at all costs. And who are their victims? Obviously, anyone who threatens them in
any way if only by involuntarily exposing their opportunistic and sycophantic
actions and incompetence.
If you only pretend to be charitable, then when the
real Mother Theresa walks in, you simply have to bring her down, right? If you
don't - her mere presence exposes your fakery.
And the more of you like-minded fakers you can
rally to do this thing together, the easier it becomes to make even Mother
Theresa seem like Devil incarnate!
How Do We Know They're
The proof is of course in the pudding. You measure
their rightness or wrongness by looking at what they've accomplished. Are we
better off today? Are we better informed thanks to them? Do they inspire? Do
they provide balance and objectivity? Do we get multiple views to
By doing what they do, they make the society at
large believe that black is white, good is bad and freedom is dangerous. Thanks
to them, America - and the rest of the world - is now waving goodbye to its
basic and inalienable human rights. Thanks to them, we're all going bankrupt -
because they never dared to expose the scam that is the Fed-driven monetary
system. Thanks to them unjust wars are being fought, the rich get richer and the
poor get poorer and corporate and government-level thieves are protected. Thanks
to their sycophantic agenda covered by a holier-than-thou pseudo-morality, we're
all spiralling down the sinkhole of history with little or no
Nice job guys and gals!
Which Political Affiliation Do They
Are they Democrats? Liberals? Republicans?
Progressive? Fascists? Something else?
The truth is they're all of the above - and
neither. Surely you've heard sensible statements from people you would generally
oppose, or outrageously disagreeable ones from people you'd normally expect to
No. Sycophants do not belong to parties, other than
for convenience's sake. They follow the lines of power and money. They offer to
kick their girlfriends if the thugs are loaded. Simple as that.
Soviet Media Vs Mainstream Western
Today this sycophantic Western media behavior has
become outright complicity with the powers that be. Everybody would be everybody else's policeman now if
these spineless, semi-intelligent "reporters" had their way. We're heading that
Just the way it was under the Soviet
regime. Listening to CNN, Fox, NBC or CBS - or reading most of the "top" papers
and mags - feels increasingly like state-controlled media from the goold ole
days behind the Iron Curtain. But there is one important
Many "communist" journalists simply "did
their job." Their sucking up was demonstrably, if subtly, put on and they
ususally didn't engage in fiery public defenses of their masters or their
masters' lies. If they did, it was perfunctory at best. But when the microphones
were turned off and only trusted people were around, you would hear the truth.
Many even attempted in-between-the-lines digs at the communist establishment and
the public soon learned "how to read" the news to extract even a modicum of
When the Iron Curtain fell, former Soviet block
journalists came back with a vengeance. They could finally speak the truth.
This is perhaps why today's Russian Television ,
for example, is - emphatically - leagues ahead of anything the US or British
media dare to muster. Hey, they even show you BOTH sides of each story they
cover! I never thought I'd see the day when I'd turn on RT and think anything
positive about it at all. Consider this: when's the last time you've seen a
Hamas spokesman on US TV going head-to-head with an Israeli government official?
Both given equal time? Or a "climate denier" battling it out with a Gore-ite
without the sycophantic anchor taking the well-heeled side?
Sure, you've seen some of them now and then -
shouted down or otherwise cut off or belittled by the thug "journalists" who
interview them. SOME decency still remains in the media. Precious little, but
it's all we've got.
But when is the last time anyone in the mainstream
media did a hard-hitting, meaningful story which actually helped the people to
at the very least know the truth? Can you think of one? I can mention a handful,
sure. Mostly from the bygone days and mostly somewhere on page 73. The rest -
99.9% of it - is nothing more than front-page sycophantic
This is precisely why WikiLeaks and other
non-aligned news organizations - including of course OpEdNews - are our
society's final hope of making a positive change. Not just America.
Brief Case Studies
Let's take WikiLeaks and
Julian Assange to start with. He's got the wrath of all the
mid-level functionaries against him. The bureaucrats and the annointed
pseudo-journalists all working tirelessly to bring the so-and-so down.
Why? Because he's a better "journalist" than all of
them put together, for one. Because he's more intelligent, coherent and
knowledgeable on just about any topic than any of them. Because he reflects the
real majority of people and doesn't appear to be sucking up to anyone in
Because he jeopardizes their jobs and raison d'Ãªtre and exposes them as
So they rip into him. He must be queer. No, he must
be a condom-abuser. A rapist. An arrogant ass. Too aloof! A hacker. A CIA tool.
Unimportant. Too important...
Sure, their most receptive audience can only be the
semi-illiterates or the intellectually lazy, but they are the majority so as
long as the illiterate public listens - they're ahead.
They have balls all right. Mosquito-sized. And like
mosquitos, they bite and sting very painfully and irritatingly in spite of their
insignificant individual size.
Consider just a handful more examples of the most
iconic "burried" or "distorted" stories which are now shaping all our
JFK. From the start, most
logically-thinking people knew there was a conspiracy there. They were called
nuts whenever they spoke out. Blatantly falsfied or incomplete "investigations"
(in this case the Warren Commission) were embraced by all the ostrich-journos,
blessed and uncritically endorsed. Permanently. NO self-respecting sycophantic
mainstream journalist will EVER have the balls to look into this case even
today, soon 50 years after the fact.
9/11. The same as above but
multipled by some 3000. The logical thinkers continue being dismissed and called
conspiracy nuts and are NEVER countered with logical arguments to the contrary.
Only slurs and ad hominem attacks will do.
Why have none of these traitors ever dared
ask HOW a tenth-or-so of a building - or a tenth of ANYTHING - can squash 9/10th of
something underneath it a near-free-fall speed... to DUST? You don't have to be
a physicist to ask "how much would that top tenth have to weigh to accomplish
this feat?" And what material in the world could anyone possibly come up with
that would behave in this way? To deflect this kind of logical reasoning they
say that they're not physicists or structural engineers and they defer to
experts for their opinions on that. Nice one, dude. And if a brick falls on you,
you won't say that your head got bashed in because you're not an
A thought-provoking footnote at this point:
Assange dismissed the 9/11 conspiracies and caused a furore amongst those who
demand a re-investigation. He is, I believe, dead wrong on this one. Just like
we ALL were wrong about it until we started investigating it for ourselves,
often years later. But the interesting thing about this is how people turn on
Assange for having an (uninformed) opinion. So with all the truthers now beginning to
stab Assange for being a "denier"... might this not be a case of the pot calling
the kettle black?
ClimateGate. I've seen
people I greatly admire buy into the nonsense that is the
"we-cause-the-global-warming" myth even when faced with clear logic to the
contrary. Why? Because they think that if you deny this myth it must mean that
you wanna continue burning oil and polluting the planet. I don't know
any "climate deniers" who even remotely think that. Quite the contrary! But to
even consider the notion that we can not possibly be the cuplrit here, to
challenge the corporate and government-controlled scientists, all you have to
know is this one simple fact: even the uber-climate-profiteers like Al Gore
admit that man-made polution adds somewhere in the range of 1-2% of CO2 to the
atmosphere . And the other 98%? Well, erm, that comes from the oceans. And the
sun activity? Irrelevant. And the self-exposing leaked emails? Taken out of
Why is ClimateGate so important? Well,
because if they can't make this lie work, they'll have a hard time charging you
and me heavy extra taxes, see? And so the sycophantic journos will discredit anyone
who disagrees. They're all for taxing the hell out of you after all, just so
their masters won't spank their disobedient behinds!
Health Scares. Uncritical
promotion of would-be epidemics and non-existent health-scares is another
example of great disservice the media and other mid-level influencers perpetrate
on our society. And when the scare blows over, they never come back saying "gee,
we were wrong in supporting the corporate scientists, we'll be more critical
next time and actually ask them probing questions." Thus when the next scare
does arrive, they don't even have the imagination to write their propaganda in
some new, more inventive way! Congratulations.
Federal Reserve. Their
super-economists insist that currencies can't be backed by gold because there's
not enough of it! And it's so much better to just print the money you need when
you need it without any backing. And the idiot-journos buy into this shite! You
could work the entire world's economy on one brick of gold, if you had to. But
each spec of dust of it would then simply have to have that much higher value!
Logical, isn't it? Just that realization alone should tell you, the
investigative hounds that you are, that something's not right here! But no. You
write uninformed drivel that supports the collectivist liars who pay your bills.
And you are thus complicit in the disastrous economy everyone BUT YOU is
Embezzlement. On September
10th that arch-manipulator Don Rumsfeld went on record saying that some 2.3
Trillion dollars went missing. Oops! Further US billions today are reported
missing in Afghanistan - and elsewhere. So where are you, oh investigative hounds, who
expose those frauds? Which ONE solitary mainstream journo among you bothered to
ask "Mr Rumsfeld, where is our 2.3 trillion dollars now?" I know where you are.
You're all lining up to kiss the asses of these
Now, let's take another out of ten thousand
examples. Anti-smoking fanaticism. I'll devote a little bit
more space to this argument because of how seemingly "obvious" it is to everyone
who never did any research into this. Even smokers agree with the party line
This one is particularly telling because it
illustrates just how effective the government-led and
sycophant-powered psychological manipulation really is. Because it's
self-propagating. And now, no one even bothers checking the facts any
But would it shock and amaze you to discover that
the supposed "countless thousands" of "scientific" studies allegedly
establishing beyond any doubt that smoking "kills you" are all based on,
essentially, only a handful of original (incomplete) studies? And that ALL of
these studies are statistical and therefore prove very little
Go ahead and look through even a small sampling of
the so-called scientific papers (as I have done) and find just ONE shred of
irrefutable medical proof that Surgeon General's actually and unequivocally right.
As one former California testing lab owner told me, "it's all bogus science and manipulation of statistical results, and it's all about political extortion and control - but look
how effective it is. No one dares to question it any more!" If I accept the
official premise to be true, then after some 20-30 years of habitual smoking,
I'm gonna kill myself. Okay. But you, as the passive smoker who only occasionally
comes in contact with me, you're gonna die even quicker. Great logic, mate. So,
second-hand smoke is worse for you than then the smog you breathe and from which
you can NOT escape. You believe that? Most people don't, but... most will NOT
object - not in public anyway. And our sycophantic journatistic posers? That's a
religion for them now. It gives them righteous power!
Most importantly, it serves as a case study in how
to manipulate and force the masses to do something they don't want to do... and
to do so with a sense of guilt. And to report on one another. How else could you
get them to pay such extortionate tobacco tax?
Finally, what about all those new laws
the government is making up and passing all the time? Who's ASKING them
to pass those laws? Are you? Who among us so badly needs laws which prohibit,
say, the growing of your own food? Why do the legislators continue legislating?
They criminalize you with their nonsensical laws on a daily basis.
Why isn't the Western press on top of this? Why
aren't they exposing it?
And they don't check the FACTS, these ill-educated
excuses for journalists. Not in any depth, anyway. The probably don't know how. But like all self-righteous
sycophantic ignorants, they all feverishly convince themselves that they're
right. They mask their cowardice and lack of knowledge and hard work with
poorly-constructed attacks on anyone who opposes them.
In a very recent Newsweek column, one fawning
sycophant known as Ben Adler summed up the stance of American journalists in
their united condemnation of Julian Assange, when he wrote that "[mainstream]
journalists don't like Assange because they refuse to engage in advocacy,"
citing their well-known "commitment to objectivity and non-partisanship!" Nice
one, Ben. Your promotion is assured. Meanwhile, keep promoting Obamacare will
So How DO You Un-Inspire The
You can't. You just need to replace them and ensure that the new cadre knows right from wrong. Somehow...
I'm convinced that
the righteous men (and women) that they are, they will remain "right" even after
the tides change. When the knowledge of their ongoing fraud finally becomes
public - and it will - they will with equally indignant fervor assure everyone
that they always stood for the truth and always supported the current version of
it, past evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. Say a lie enough times and it becomes the truth. They'll turn on a dime and
get away with it. Why? Because they've learned that most people don't read. Most
don't know history. Most trust authority or authoritative demeanor. Most are...
Meanwhile, they keep selling us out.
Kick ass and take their uncritical-thinking names,