We live in a country where disinformation is more prevalent and better funded than true information. Corporations spend enough money on politicians and other political lobbying to ensure that the laws will favor their interests. At the same time they spend enough money on advertising to pacify and delude the public.
Objective, un-biased news reporting will never exist in a corporate police state. The news will almost uni-formally report on instances of violence and brokeness which has a psychological effect on all viewers. It instills fear.
A voting public petrified with fear will act a number of ways. 1. They will withdraw from social participation for paranoid and distrustful reasons. 2. They will participate with the corporatocracy and believe that their financial interests will always be served as long as they remain within the boundaries of the system. 3. Then there are those of us like myself who see reality as we know it as a complete sham – and we refuse to participate in the system and remain unafraid of the fear-mongering media.
I have a feeling that the number of people who fall into category three is growing. More and more people are refusing to be afraid and are beginning to speak truth to power. And while a critical thinker should have no problem seeing through the corporate rhetoric and political correctness of the mainstream media; there are still independent, trustworthy news sources. I think that the most helpful is the news aggregator Common Dreams. Click here for them. And I would encourage you to “like” them on facebook (within the last couple of weeks the number of people “liking” common dreams as gone up dramatically).
Although their name is somewhat presumptuous, it is my hope that there is such a thing as a common human dream. If I had to sum it up, I would say that it is “world peace” or even “utopia.” The haters and war profiteers will insist that this can never happen. And while they have the majority of human history as an example to prove their point, it is still just that: history. History has been repeating itself for far too long. It reminds me of the definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. It is time that we had moral evolution and got past all our crazy history.
Maybe a moral evolution is the common dream. But we need your participation first! So equip yourself with the information at commondreams.org.
My friend Jonathan Mann even wrote a little jingle for them.