Monday, December 20, 2010

Has everything happened the way you think?

You are so intent that you believe
only what you believe that you believe,
that you remain utterly blind to what you really believe
without believing that you believe it.

Orson Scott Card
Would you rather be happy
or know?

You take the blue pill,
the story ends,
you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.

You take the red pill,
you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

The Matrix
If there were thousands
of relatively independent media companies in the mid 1900’s,
~50 by the 1980’s,
and less than 10 after 2000,
mostly owned by conglomerates with conflicting interests
dependent on legislative initiatives for regulatory concerns
and advertisers and political campaigns for profit,
is most mainstream information relatively more objective or less?

Power in America…
is control of the means of communication.

Theodore White
Political Journalist

Did the founding fathers want the communications industry
to keep an eye on the government for the people
or an eye on the people for the government?

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