By Paul McGuire
March 3, 2014
I was watching a large cable news network where a female host asked two ethnically diverse news commentators to offer their different opinions on the crisis in the Ukraine. What was interesting was that both of the commentators were reading their “opinions” from teleprompters. They were having an artificial debate where their talking points were carefully scripted from some unseen team of “experts.” The ethnicity of the news commentators is not the issue; they just happened to be the taking heads on at the moment. In the new and improved television news there is no longer a past, present or future, just the moment you are in when you are watching. In the next moment, there was some middle-aged White news commentator in a fancy suit also reading from a teleprompter and basically talking about nothing.
As usual I was channel surfing like crazy because of the incredible barrage of boredom coming from the “news” networks, with all the journalists looking like television hosts on some kind of virtual reality game show. Actual news content and objective reporting of facts has been reduced to about 2% of the broadcast segment, and each segment is dominated by the obligatory long-shot of the female journalist’s legs and high heels, depending upon which network you are watching. There is also the new obligatory medium close-up shot of the handsome male journalist that features his hair style and tie or the obligatory close up of the female journalist that reveals her attractiveness, shapely figure and that strategic hint of underplayed sexuality.
Below their faces, a “lower third” graphic is placed in the title-safe lower area of the screen giving a steady stream of news flashes. Finally, there is the “news footage” like Russian soldiers streaming into the Ukraine. Television news is entertainment with a very narrow band width of content and examination; it is like a global virtual reality video game targeting specific demographics. One news channel has hosts and topics designed to appeal to viewers who have traditional religious values and are conservative and another news channel targets less religious and more liberal viewers. Like the Republican and Democrat parties, both networks are controlled by the same elites and neither will broadcast anything their masters don’t want us to hear. Like our supposedly separate political parties, they exist to give us the illusion of a choice.
The most disturbing thing about this virtual world of television news is not the subjects, questions and topics that it covers; it is the subjects, questions and topics that it deliberately ignores. By creating a subconscious “out of bounds” series of important topics and questions, the message is communicated to the viewer that these types of questions and topics are not that important. But the secondary message that is communicated is that there is something wrong with you if you have interest in these “out of bounds” topics and questions…you are not “normal” and even worse, maybe you are a “conspiracy theorist.”
To put it simply, this is a form of social engineering that uses the dynamics of high school peer pressure to force people to think and behave in certain ways in order to be accepted by their peers. If they deviate from the artificially created “norm” then they will be perceived on a subconscious level as “losers.” As simple as this form of social control is, it is very powerful because it works!
The viewer who enters this virtual reality of television news is programmed into conformity. He is bathed in a steady stream of Alpha brainwaves that are being emitted from the digital television screen, putting him in a relaxed, compliant, and receptive state of mind. On one level he is watching this virtual world of news with the attractive male and female journalists, but, subconsciously he is (in effect) lying down on a soft bed of green grass by a gently rolling and bubbling stream that carries each thought away like a bubble while a soothing voice quietly says “just let go and go with the flow…just go with the flow.”
It may seem like only moments have passed when something like a cell phone ringing, the doorbell, or a person’s voice seems to wake him up. An hour has gently slipped by, and without realizing it the viewer has entered an entirely new virtual world. He has been gently transformed, calmed, and reassured that everything is okay. The viewer now seeks out activities, friendships and even new kinds of churches that reinforce what he or she has learned in that virtual world.
Without even knowing it the viewer has turned the control over his mind and thoughts to the subliminal suggestions or affirmations of the virtual world. Before you know it the viewer has chosen to leave the world he was born in and used to struggle in for the comfort of this welcoming virtual world.
Now the process is complete. The great conflict is over. There is no more struggle between reality and ones internal thoughts and questions. There is no more sense of isolation, alienation, or rejection. You have left the cold brutal world of the empty self for a divine communion with the virtual world. You have finally been accepted and you are part of the team. Tears of joy stream down your face and you begin to sob as you look down at your emaciated body, stationed on an assembly line in a dimly lit manufacturing plant where you toil fourteen hours a day making some technological component. Your heart sings because you are no longer alone! You are one single cell that has now joined all the other cells for the great Purpose!
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, The Day the Dollar Died and Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying Altered States of Consciousness at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie Field of Dreams. Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.