A DARK NIGHT: THE END OF OBJECTIVE JOURNALISM AND THE RISE OF THE CORPORATE-MEDIA
PART 3 of 3
June 16, 2015
A NEW WORLD OF FEAR AND CONTROL
In the beginning of this century, the nation states in the west, for the first time in history, declared war on an idea which has been called “terrorism”. Beginning in late 2001, the US and their allies in the NATO states began a series of military campaigns to defeat the terrorists and to thereby destroy their ideology of “terrorism”. Of course a war against an idea can never actually be won and therefore cannot actually ever end; consistent with this thesis is the fact that at the time of this writing, the never ending “wars on terror” are in entering their fourteenth year.
What has ended however, an unfortunate but necessary sacrifice in the war against such a great enemy as “terrorism” is the freedoms within the United States once guaranteed American citizens by the US Constitution. Today, Americans can be detained indefinitely without charges and any due process of law simply by virtue of being identified as a suspected member or supporter of the “terrorists”. Once apprehended, they can be imprisoned indefinitely, moved outside the country to be tortured, or simply killed. Or just eliminated by order of the President in one of the infamous drone strikes for which the US is now only too famous.
If the “war on terror” was actually fought to defend freedom, then the terrorist have won. If the “war on terror” was designed to allow the corporate state to erect the walls of a fascist police state, then the corporations have won. In either event, it is difficult to find a reasonable rationale to conclude the common people, whom the war on terror is allegedly defending, have won anything.
All the war on terror has achieved in the west is the erection of a growing surveillance state along with the destruction of personal liberties and the institutionalization of fear. “Be afraid” is the mantra of the new era of permanent war. Be afraid of the two men hiding in a cave, they have a cell phone. Be afraid, and don’t question the violations of law by the corporate criminals who looted the nation’s treasury in the 2008 global bank robbery which they called a “bail out”.
Now the criminals are more direct and to the point - now we are facing “bail ins” where the savings of the common man are simply stolen to cover the losses of the corporate elite. Naysayers may object to my summary conclusions; but one fact should be obvious – we have entered a state of permanent war, on a global level, and the wars are growing; the people are losing, and the corporations are winning.
“The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock.”
CHALLENGING THE NATION STATES THEMSELVES
Understanding the agenda behind the news is difficult as the propaganda programs have layers upon layers of deceit intertwined; messages within messages creating subconscious changes in ways in which people view their world. These propaganda agendas can only be perceived when looking beyond the surface level of the story into the second derivative message hidden inside.
For example, Kampf utilizes the “high definition” metaphor to describe the changing media content which introduces us to new personalities on the other side of the war from which a whole new set of actors has emerged, from enemy or terrorist leaders, to the average man on the street suffering from the violence. This new media format allows us to share in their emotions, and hear their perspectives and motivations which compete with, and ultimately contradict the official national framing of the issues and purposes of the conflict.
As we witness the suffering on of the common man on the other side of our guns, we suddenly share his pain, and feel his sorrow, as we watch our wars unfold. These new “politics of pity” play on the emotions of a world-wide audience, to whom the reason for the conflict and the issues of the nation states become obscured in a flood of confusing emotional content. Kampf reveals the first derivative impact of these changes which are leading to “a loss of the hierarchy of the meanings of war” and undermining “the sense that absolute justice is exclusive to 'our' side of the conflict… the loss of the hierarchy of the meanings of war and the loss of the broad perspective of the fighting leaves national audiences without tools for understanding the large picture.”
When you view this new media format from the globalist propaganda agenda, and consider the second derivative impact; it is readily apparent the new format is doing more than simply challenging the traditional national framing of conflict, and blurring the “hierarchy of the meanings of war.” In challenging the national framing of the conflict, and destroying the sense of ‘absolute justice’ on ‘our side’, the new media format is ultimately challenging the legitimacy of the sovereign nation states themselves.
If the issues of their unique identities, so critical as to require violent conflict to resolve, are becoming lost to the people, the rationale for the continued existence of independent nation states is the next logical issue to be raised. And this is the final goal of the corporate media state – the conquest of and total dominance over not only the people, but the nation states themselves.
INTO A DARK NIGHT
Scholars may debate the conclusions which I have drawn, but one cannot dismiss the paradox of our modern era: the higher quality pictures of modern media content have created a world in which less is actually seen and almost nothing is understood.
Whether by the design of dark corporate powers, as I contend, or by the indirect impact of various forces, the inescapable conclusions are as real as they are incontrovertible: The Information Age, which promised to herald the dawn of new age of enlightenment, and greater knowledge and understanding, has in fact brought upon us an era of less understanding and growing ignorance on the part of the common man, along with the growth of super corporations who now are in almost total control of all global media content, and who are also building a frightening global surveillance system. They now hold the power to influence and direct human society from a position of total information dominance allowing them ultimately to challenge the power of even the nation states themselves.
Dr. Zohar Kampf’s final comments at the end of a recent lecture capture this principle perfectly; we live in a world of television screens where “the screen returns to its traditional meaning; blocking the view and turning out the lights.” Journalism should not have gone so quietly into such a dark night.
THE DARK CORPORATE POWERS
The dark corporate powers which now dominate the global media and through their media monopoly, the western democracies, hide their real identity behind many different names. They exist in a world of shadows, they operate primarily through deception, and their agenda largely remains veiled in darkness. Their true name, by which they are known within their inner circles of power, is The Order of the Illuminati and they have existed yet remained unseen for centuries.
Only recently have they begun to allow press reports about their existence and activities: The Economist magazine published one of the few articles ever written about the Illuminati entitled "The Good Network Guide" in December 1992. It discussed the various secret societies of the world, ranking them in terms of power, secrecy and exclusivity. The article covered The Skull and Bones fraternity, The Communist Party, The Trilateral Commission, and Freemasonry among others. Each of these groups was formed by, and is controlled by the Illuminati. The last organization discussed was the Order of the Illuminati itself, which was given the highest ranking in all categories:
"Beyond all these networks lies the mother of all networks, the Order of the Illuminati, known to some as the True Rulers of the World. Though this secret body has hovered unseen over all of history, it’s most public flowering was in the Enlightenment. Adam Wieshaupt, a former Jesuit revealed its purpose and system of mutual surveillance to the world on May 1st, 1776. Since then the order has taken a keen interest in another new born of that year. It is significant that many American presidents have been Illuminati; some have been killed by the Illuminati; and the Illuminati symbol of the eye in the pyramid still graces the dollar bill. This conspiracy is immense and terrifying. It is the network of those who run networks. Given its power, you should assume that anyone writing about the order must be lying or part of a conspiracy to confound you. In wondering about the Illuminati, merely remember this. You have never arrived."
Numerous books have been written disclosing who the Illuminati are: they are the inner circles of the world’s secret societies; they are the ruling elite, the international banking families and members of the leading royal families and they now own, and control the world’s media. What is far more important, however, than who they are, is to understand exactly what they are and a picture is worth a thousand words: the most accurate picture of the Illuminati is the mythological creature known as the Nosferatu from which we derive the English word – nefarious.
“The name Nosferatu has been presented as an archaic Romanian word, synonymous with “vampire”… a probable etymology of the term might be derived from the Romanian "Necuratu" (unclean spirit, spiritus immundus) a term typically used to designate Satan (the Devil) in Romanian.”
These corporate puppet masters, who are the Nosferatu, now control the global media and they are about to conquer the world. The destruction of objective journalism, replacing it with a global propaganda machine was a critical final step in the consolidation of their power. The total destruction of a free press reporting any semblance of truth took an era, which we call the information age, to accomplish. The fact almost no one recognizes the counterfeit which is daily disseminated as news is a testimony to the power of their propaganda. Recording artists attempt to capture the theme of their times within the lyrics of their songs; Elton John’s Good Morning to the Night speaks perfectly to our time: the time of the Nosferatu, and the reign of the dark ones.
“I thought I knew; now I know…. turn around and say good morning to the night.” The prophets of Israel also spoke of this same hour of darkness which is now coming upon the world: “The night is coming when no man can work.” “Alas! For that day is great, there is none like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be delivered out of it.”
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Chris Hedges, The Death of the Liberal Class.
2. Zohar Kampf and Tamar Liebes, Transforming Media Coverage of Violent Conflicts: The New Face of War, Draft version, 13 January 2013, p 159, 161,162.
3. Zohar Kampf, Final Comments in the Graduate Studies Course - Personalizing War: Changing News Coverage of Violent Conflict, taught at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel, spring 2013.
4. Elihu Katz, The End of Journalism? Notes on Watching the War, 1992 Journal of Communication, 42 (3) Summer.
5. The Economist, The Good Network Guide, December 1992.
6. Wikipedia definition of Nosferatu
7. Elton John, Good Morning to the Night, March 23rd 2012.
8. Jesus Christ, Gospel of John 9:4
9. Jeremiah 30:7
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