Before proceeding to the list, I suggest you reading the following piece: Nov — Shawn Miller, 42, Citigroup managing director — found dead in bathtub with throat slashed.
Only a small percentage of readers are interested in the truth. Most want their biases or brainwashing vindicated. They want to read what they already believe. It is comforting, reassuring. When their ignorance is confronted, they become angry. The way to be successful as a writer is to pick a group and give them what they want.
The single rule for success is to confine truth to what the readership group you serve believes.
They are made stupid by education. The prominent figures in our contemporary Washington press corps regard themselves as government functionaries, enabling and codependent.
Lapham "To maintain power and control over the masses, you deny them education, you deny them information, and you deny them the truth. Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves.
The future under Google is a fascist dystopia, their way or the highway, no room for dissidents, no room for free speech.
Google is a boot stomping on your face for eternity. Google is the deep state. Forget about conventional wars, forget about spies, forget about intelligence agencies, forget about all of that.
Instead, news channels prefer to feed Americans a constant stream of simplified information, all of which fits what they already know. Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize, to dumb down, the American public. It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.
Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.
You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.
If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread.
You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes.
We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. The German people who supported Hitler and his conquests were being patriotic - fighting for the Fatherland.
But if he remains ignorant that is his own fault. A third of high-school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives, and neither do 42 percent of college graduates. In80 percent of the families in the United States did not buy or read a book. Human nature is culture.
It is a product of education. When you construct an educational system and a public discourse where there is an almost total lack of critical, analytical thinking, where you refuse to strengthen individual human beings capable of autonomous judgment, human beings aware of their experiences and feelings, responsible for their deeds and relationship to the other, you destroy what is fundamental to an open society.
It becomes exclusively about collective image, meaning collective narcissism. But, there is no journalism happening there, only script reading. That is understood by anyone with a sliver of common sense, and the objectivity to realize that their newsperson is basically an actor.
They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept it.
When opinions cannot be distinguished from facts, when there is no universal standard to determine truth in law, in science, in scholarship, or in reporting the events of the day, when the most valued skill is the ability to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true, where people can believe what they want to believe.
That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues, and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.Last week, the National Rifle Association sent out an aggressive tweet in response to an article from the Annals of Internal Medicine that had called for evidence-based, Second Amendment.
Lifting the Veil An Investigative History of the United States Pathocracy. Researched and Written by Timothy M. Silver “I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America. Lifting the Veil An Investigative History of the United States Pathocracy.
Researched and Written by Timothy M. Silver “I know the capacity . Horizon is a current and long-running BBC popular science and philosophy documentary programme.
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It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site.