AT THE RISK OF BEING SENSATIONAL, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY, STRATEGICALLY LIED TO --- A LOT! IN ORDER TO ENRICH THE OVERFLOWING COFFERS OF THE "POWERS THAT BE", TRUTH HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY OBSCURED WITH THE OLD "SMOKE AND MIRRORS" ROUTINE. If you "follow the money" you will quickly discover that the pipeline of information that gushes out to engulf us, mostly comes from the same source. The independent press is largely a thing of the past. The major networks, the most popular magazines, the major radio stations, the large newspapers, the wire services that convey the "news" to them --- are all basically owned by the same few people.
This "oligarchy" has reached pandemic proportions! BECAUSE most people are unaware that what reaches their ears and eyes, via the mainstream media, is filtered, sifted, censored, and biased --- they are blissfully unaware that they are being CONTROLLED.
Oh, you don't think you are being controlled? Really? Then why do advertisers spend billions of dollars to promote their products? Why isn't one viewing enough for them, rather than repetitive ad after ad after ad?
If what you see and/or hear on television, in the newspapers, in magazines, and on the radio, isn't fashioned to control your spending habits, your attitudes, and your behavior --- why are these conglomerates spending so much money to plaster it on the screen, or in print? They are completely aware of the effectiveness of "brainwashing" human beings. Lest you think that is too harsh a term, let me tell you how Webster's dictionary defines "brainwashing" --- and I quote - "to indoctrinate so intensively and thoroughly as to effect a radical transformation of beliefs and mental attitudes". End quote --- got the picture?
Have you ever met anyone who thought that McDonalds' food was the most nutritious, exquisite, marvelous cuisine? No? Neither have I! However, in America, just about everyone knows the Golden Arches, and has eaten there before. Soon, I'll be able to say "everyone in the world", at the rate they are expanding. What built their empire - the terrific food? No, it was the repetitve marketing - ad after ad after ad.
The same thing has happened in every aspect of our lives. I personally know people who think that everything they see on television is true! They are not so far gone as to believe that sit-coms and soap operas are real-life, but if it is on the news or a documentary - they believe it is the gospel truth!