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The Cartel Media.

This is a very interesting short video on the media.

We are all well aware of how much the cartel media is in the tank for the extreme left. They have, for all intents and purposes, dropped any pretense.

So how much damage can they still do?  Well as this video points out, they may not be able to tell us what to think, but they have a profound effect on telling us what to think about.

The controlled media can gin up any amount of hatred and hysteria they want. Is the fear of covid dying down? Let’s fill the pages and airwaves with an endless barrage of fear porn on the latest “variant.”

Was the US disgraced by its Keystone Cops exit from Afghanistan? Let’s shift the news cycle to the twisted tales of white supremacists threatening the very existence of our “democracy”

Is the president an obvious tool of the communist Chinese? Time to change the subject.

The damaging consequences of a controlled media are nothing new. Mark Twain commented on that fact. But the emergence of  electronic means of propaganda have accelerated the pace of lies and manipulation.  Add to that, the internet.

The internet has vastly expanded our sources of news. No longer does a tiny cartel control virtually 100% of the information we receive.  Granted, they still control most of it, but now there are options available to anyone with an internet connection.

But how much has changed? The vast majority of people are completely enthralled with a few social media platforms that are totally controlled by big tech and big government.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a few other strongly controlled outlets are still the main source of info for countless millions.  And even the most conservative people continue to use them in spite of the fact that the are unquestionably tools of psychopathic oligarchs.

Not only are they spying on us and making us all commodities for billionaires, they are crushing dissent and destroying free speech. But weirdly, the first thing may “conservatives” do when starting an organization or campaign is create profiles on the platforms that want them silenced.

When Oregon Firearms closed its Facebook page we received countless comments telling us how stupid we were, even though we moved over to another platform that did everything Facebook did without (so far) the crap that Facebook feeds us.

Take a few minutes to watch the video next time you’re on the exercise bike or cleaning your guns.  We may not have gotten that far after all.