By Omar Cherif
According to this article in Business Insider’s The Wire, in 1983, 90% of American media was owned by 50 companies; by 2011 and through relentless mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, the same 90% became controlled by 6 Major Corporations which dominate most of what Americans and the rest of the world read, see and hear on daily basis.
- Disney is in first place with ABC (boasting over 200 affiliated stations), ESPN, Miramax, Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures (Pixar Animation Studios, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures). They distribute their films through Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, and the soundtracks and original music under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records. Disney also owns A&E Television Networks and Lifetime Entertainment Services.
- News Corporation controls FOX (Fox International owns 120 channels around the globe, Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Film Entertainment, Fox News, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Blue Sky Studios, Fox 2000 Pictures and more on an international scale), MyNetworkTV, The Wall Street Journal, NEOCON, New York Post, 27 television stations and over 150 newspapers.
- Viacom owns MTV Network (operating in 160 nations), Nickelodeon, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, LOGO, SPIKE TV, VH1, Paramount Pictures, plus a high internet presence.
- Comcast has AT&T Broadband, Xfinity, CN8, E! ENTERTAINEMENT, The Golf Channel, NHL NETWORKS, NBC, Universal Studios.
- Time Warner controls HBO, TIMES, CNN, The CW, Warner Brother, and over 100 subsidiaries including TMZ, People.com, Moviefone, Advertising.com, NASCAR.com and more than 150 magazines and marketing companies.
- CBS owns SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, NFL.com, JEOPARDY, 60 MINUTES, 48 Hours, CBS Morning News, Group W Satellite Communications and 30 stations and over 200 affiliates).
The Knock Out Booyah is that those giant 6 all get their news from Reuters and the Associated Press. Reuters owns AP and The Rothschild family owns Reuters. Tadaa.
And still, people believe that they make their own choices and they live in a free country. The above facts clearly show how this elite is really the one who control what the masses get to see, read, hear and consequently, think. Of course they will be biased to protect their own monopolistic financial and political agendas and it simply happened by eliminating any kind of diversity in both ownership and programming in mass media those last few decades.
Amid all the changes happening in the world today, I’m always reminded by the Malcolm X quote: “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Only now that it’s not just the newspapers, the manipulation is pretty much everywhere. People are unconsciously indoctrinated with what’s cool to wear and what to buy and watch, how to consume even more and who to worship. Big sports extravaganzas, Hollywood’s celebrities and the mind-numbing reality TV are nothing but mesmerizing and hypnotizing distractions from their grim reality.
People are also taught who to hate; like other nationalities who are fighting for their own freedom and whose simple dreams oppose the decision makers’ despotic agendas. It’s ridiculous to see how much control this minority already have over the masses who are far from aware that this is happening to them.
These Giant 6 never objectively tell the truth to the people. Rather, the primary purpose of their existence is to make money and protect the interests of their elite shareholders while continuously controlling and steering the thinking of the masses. Every time we turn on the tel-lie-vision, false ideas, mythologies and delusions are being subconsciously implanted into the belief system portion of our brain. This happens when we listen to the radio, when we watch the news or commercials, when we enjoy a movie or a video game, even when we pay our taxes. And the more we take part in such activities, the more we give them legitimacy to keep going. The population has been deluded into believing sheer false notions like, “America is the land of freedom that should liberate the world in the name of democracy,” or “the government and politicians care for your well-being,” or “the drug companies are humanitarian organizations.”
Although I sometimes find it hard to understand how people believe such naive ideas in the first place, and how could they have not connected the dots or revolted a long time ago when for example, the US, which consist 5% of the world population, consumes 60% of the world’s psychiatric drugs!
Or when the owner of the World Trade Center, Larry “Lucky” Silverstein, who was renowned for never missing a working day, just so happened to be absent from work on September 11th 2001 because of a doctor’s appointment. Unfortunately, you can’t check that out because Lucky Larry claimed the appointment got canceled, and he decided to take a walk around New York City rather than go to the top floor of the World Trade Center for his usual morning breakfast. Larry’s family also escaped harm, including his daughter and son who just fortuitously happened to be running late for work that day. Not only that, but Lucky Larry is so lucky, he had taken out a $3.5 billion insurance policy only weeks before 9/11 which he made sure included terrorist attacks! He then went on to claim twice that amount on the ground that there were two separate attacks. A federal jury ruled that, in fact, they were two and Mr. Silverstein is supposed to collect up to $4.6 billion. As ridiculously uncanny as it may seem but more to this true story can be found here.
Or even when 2 CIA planes were busted in Yucatan, Mexico; one on April 10, 2006 with 5.5 tons of cocaine, the other when it crashed on September 24, 2007 with 4 tons. The scandals were dubbed “Cocaine 1” and “Cocaine 2” and the details are on this LiveLeak link. Of course those were not the only nor the first scandals concerning the CIA’s drug trafficking, and of course nothing has been remotely mentioned in any of the Rothschild media. And they call it the war on drugs. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that something is indeed profoundly wrong.
Adding to the list, another whistle-blower who exposes CNN and “propaganda media” is the three-time Emmy award winning journalist and film maker, Amber Lyon who was formerly working for CNN. “Let me repeat that. CNN is paid by the US government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others,” she stated. Having just returned from Bahrain, she saw first-hand that these regime claims were lies, “and I couldn’t believe CNN was making me put what I knew to be government lies into my reporting.” Amber walks away from this career on moral grounds saying: “I call this propaganda 101.”
What makes it more challenging is that the ones who ignore all this easily available information and be brainwashed and controlled are always the same ones who refuse to admit that they’re being manipulated. The term used in modern psychology to describe this phenomenon is Cognitive Dissonance – or the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two or more conflicting cognitions; ideas, beliefs, values or emotional reactions. Those people don’t rely on reason or common sense to shape their opinions because they are not ready to have their illusions shattered so they could very well attack you personally if you try to point it out. Even calling you a conspiracy theorist just because you dared to logically and critically think for yourself, and refused to believe this quagmire of lying, manipulation and deception from the establishment over so many years. How could these facts and the ones I’m about to share with you here be all conspiracies? Conspiracies by who against who exactly?
Since the only way to advance and righteously evolve is by not repeating the mistakes of the past, and since there is no better way to understand the present or predict the future than from learning from history, I decided to dig into the past to find out how and why did that control ever took place.
“By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.”
– Adolf Hitler
Click here to view the full exposé: Mass Control and The Redefinition of Freedom