The Secret Media War of 2012
"See this room? Two-thirds of us laid off when Ron Paul is president." – A hot microphone picked up a reporter attacking Ron Paul recently before a Pentagon briefing began.
We are currently in the middle of the long war of the Internet Reformation, although the press will never mention this. Effectively, there has been an ongoing war between the non-controlled alternative media and the establishment media since the inception of LewRockwell.com in 1999. Since then many quality alternative media websites have been added to the competition while the elite media's credibility, reach and ability to manipulate debate and public opinion has been declining. The Internet Reformation is slowly winning and to date, this has been shown most clearly with the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign.
The GOP neocon puppet-masters are terrified, especially when Republican crowds at televised debates cheer Ron Paul's non-interventionist foreign policy remarks because this threatens their control over US foreign policy in what was formerly their secure home turf. Try as they might the media has not been able to destroy the Ron Paul Campaign.
Is the Great Establishment Media Purge Beginning?
"They can't be afraid of me...I'm not going to be President of the United States. They are afraid of the ideas we express because they're afraid of the people." – Pat Buchanan
Back in the old Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin created the "Great Purge" of political repression and persecution during 1936 to 1938. Stalin was paranoid and very fearful of individuals he considered enemies of the people and counter-revolutionary because these dissenters threatened his dictatorial control and authority over the nation.
It appears the mainstream media elites in the US may also worry about their future ability to control public opinion and elections in America. In the last week we have seen MSNBC, on the left, purge Pat Buchanan from the network and Fox News, on the right, eliminate Judge Andrew Napolitano's "Freedom Watch" after both expressed opinions and views that threaten the political institutions, control and goals of the power elite. The first question asked must be: Why now rather than later as, after all, both men have expressed their anti-establishment views for years without repercussions?
I believe the answer is the growing power of alternative media and the successful educational effort of the Ron Paul Campaign, both of which use the Internet to get their freedom message out. The establishment media primarily exists to defend the establishment; the growing readership of alternative news and opinion sites are making their job increasingly difficult. When you add in the growing numbers of Paul Campaign supporters who appear to now be effectively immune to the power elite propaganda, the media elites have a real problem.
Today's Media Establishment is an Anachronism and Relic of the Past
Throughout the heyday of print media and radio and recently, even cable news, the job of the press has been to manipulate and control public opinion as well as voting blocks. The elites bought and controlled most media outlets and developed and promoted a controlled political opposition, on both the left and the right, that allowed them to set the parameters for discussion and debate. America has effectively been a one-party state for 100 years with power elites controlling the major political parties using American-style democracy both as their cover and to convey legitimacy of their behind-the-scenes rule.
The real battle today is not the ongoing GOP presidential primary; rather, it is the media elites opposing the Ron Paul Campaign and alternative, Internet-based media where growing numbers of Americans are getting news and information to form their opinions.
This year's the run-of-the-mill campaigns by all of the GOP presidential candidates other than Ron Paul and their rhetoric are nothing new; it has been the same old story and false paradigm on display every four years for almost 100 years. Our legitimate government and rule by the people was overthrown in 1913 by banking interests who created the Federal Reserve and Federal Income Tax.
Ron Paul has Brilliantly Turned the Tables on the Political Establishment
Paul's campaign is using the closed two-party control structure and their media gatekeepers, previously utilized to control public opinion and elections, against them. For example, the state presidential primary and caucus system, televised debates and related campaign news coverage was formerly a GOP establishment monopoly. Today, thanks to the Internet it has become the Trojan horse used by Paul's campaign and liberty supporters to get inside the closed walls of the GOP to educate millions of Americans about freedom and free-market ideas.
The establishment news media has been powerless to stop this infiltration. The real battle in 2012 isn't the visible political campaign but rather the hidden impotence of the media elites to protect establishment control. This is why the media so hates and fears Ron Paul. His campaign is the new road map for how pro-liberty candidates and forces, together with the alternative media, can and will eventually defeat the power elites' main protectors and gatekeepers, which is the media establishment.
The February 22nd GOP presidential debate could well have been the last in this campaign cycle. In fact, it could be the last GOP presidential debate in your lifetime if future freedom candidates follow the Ron Paul model of turning a major campaign into an educational effort against the GOP establishment.
The existing closed political system will not survive another GOP presidential nomination campaign in which the truths and views of a major candidate like Ron Paul are repeated in numerous debates night after night to a voting public armed with Google search and the alternative media. Traditional campaigns and managed elections with predetermined outcomes are over as the media establishment can no longer control the debate, limit information flow and defend the political establishment.
This 2012 GOP presidential nomination campaign ritual (that actually began in early 2011) is coming to a close. Historically, presidential campaigns and the pre-approved chosen-ones battle in the arena of democracy, with the candidate finally chosen by the false holy sacrament of democracy through a controlled electoral process, is designed to convey a measure of legitimacy to those who rule over us and nothing more. It is pure entertainment, just like the old Roman circuses, coliseum diversions and free bread during the latter days of the Roman Empire to calm the public while their empire fell and their wealth and liberties were destroyed.
Contrary to the lies from rightwing radio, leftwing experts and most political party hacks and leaders, most elections are fraudulent and a waste of time for voters. I suggest readers research campaign promises from Wilson and Roosevelt on keeping us out of war to modern-day presidents like Bush II, Obama, etc. and you'll see their campaign promises are literally never kept. Yet after each election, the press almost never mentions this fact of modern-day political life. It is an inside establishment joke and the job of the establishment press is to protect, defend and advance the interests of the establishment.
Voting and Campaigns Have Been an Exercise in Futility Since 1913
What has passed as majority rule is nothing more than a deception forced on manipulated voters, fraud filled voting, caucuses and primaries and run by insider party elites. This deception has worked historically because the media establishment has always controlled, commented on and manufactured public opinion so the power elite candidates backed financially by big banks, Wall Street and a few extremely wealthy families could maintain the false illusion of government by the people.
Yes, the front men and political parties will change places from time to time so we the people can direct our support or disgust in following elections but policies change little and the real power elite and special interests who determine foreign and domestic polices and bail out their banking friends continue as before.
This is just an every-four-years ritual and deception designed to convince the citizens that they somehow govern themselves and their nation. The truth about representative democracy is that this form of government at a national level, when compared to decentralized confederation government and/or direct democracy, is the easiest way for elites to fool voters. It allows politicians to act and legislate always in their best interests rather than for the good of the nation or the people.
The 2012 Election Really is Different
This election will not be different because the defeat of Barack Obama or the election of a Romney, Santorum or Gingrich will change the direction of the nation. The banks will still get bailed out, the federal budget will not be balanced and our national debt will continue to grow, the neocons will still determine foreign policy and the Federal Reserve will continue to create money out of nothing for a few special interests and industries.
I believe the 2012 presidential election will be the final death rattle for the American political, financial and media establishment and their ability to control the voting public through the news and opinions used to create public opinion. This is what really makes the 2012 election different.
The growth in alternative media readership, as well as independent political and economic thought from the Ron Paul Campaign educational effort, have almost reached the tipping point, thus making the public control function of the media establishment a lost cause. Adding together the alternative media readership numbers and Paul's GOP vote percentages, primarily from younger voters, spells disaster for the establishment.
They may hold back the freedom forces for one more national election but in four more years of Obama or GOP establishment leadership I forecast the floodgates of political and economic change will burst open and the liberty revolution will advance on Washington, Wall Street and the central bank cartel.
The outcome of the 2012 election is difficult to forecast but it is clear that eventually the media establishment will lose the war! Notwithstanding the results of the 2012 election and how many free-market commentators are repressed, banned, blacklisted or fired, the media elites will lose because of the Internet.
Even if those who rule over us use a false-flag operation like in the past to create a war or national emergency to control the Internet, curtail opposition viewpoints and end our liberties and access to alternative views and news – this will only work for a very short time.
The internet has become a necessity for business and commerce and today's global market means real history and the truth about financial manipulation, central banking cartels, free-market solutions and political controls will get through their restraints and continue to challenge the establishment propaganda outlets.
They cannot kill the Internet without destroying the American economy in a very competitive world. The US is the most important economic host to these power elite parasites as they benefit from both confiscating our wealth and enslaving our children as cannon fodder for their wars.
The truth about our history, political system and our own enslavement has been best shown by Judge Andrew Napolitano. Every American should demand answers to the questions he put forward in his recent editorial, What If Democracy Is Bunk?
The search for answers to his 33 questions about American style democracy may well set the stage for the restoration of legitimate government and a free society in the United States. He has given us the questions to ask and all we need to do is to research, discover and publicize the answers.
Yes, the establishment will counter-attack and use any means to remain in power and control but their days are numbered. Like Goebbels and the Berlin propaganda in early 1945, they can still issue proclamations, enact decrees and frighten the citizens but soon a large enough percentage of the electorate will know the truth. The emperor has no clothes and the rulers as well as the power elites hiding behind the scenes are frightened.
In 2013, the United States will have been occupied, ruled and looted by an elite that claimed to know what was best for them, the nation and the American people. They weren't evil like the Nazis or violent like the Stalin and the communists but in the end they destroyed our liberties and have looted most of our property and wealth. Personally I think one hundred years is long enough. What do you think?
When a plurality of Americans can understand Judge Napolitano's 33 questions and the answers, then the game is up and the truth just might yet set us free.
Posted by travis690 on 03/13/12 06:53 AM
This also shows us the reason why the media wants to portray libertarian viewpoints (and the candidates that hold them) as being loons, anti-American, and worse. To that dark side of America belong the party elites, for whom control is the biggest objective. This is why they don't make a mockery of Obama's assistant's statement in 2009: "We will be ready to rule from day 1."
If the media won't do their job properly, they need replacing. And as the comment from the Pentagon press briefing states, "2/3 of us" won't have the same job if Ron Paul becomes President. How about ALL of them don't deserve the job they claim to have?
When the New Media takes over, that better outcome will prevail.
Posted by rossbcan on 02/29/12 10:52 AM
The enumerated list of "reasons" that Ron Paul is "unsuitable", such as age, lack of "cooperation" with "vested interests", etc are based on the false "great man of history meme", where some "strong man", must counter to all odds, single-handedly "take control".
Fact is that Ron Paul is a "philosophical leader", brings a very strong team with him and, as a REAL leader whom people can willingly follow (in their interests, as opposed to being "terrified to dissent"), a "new center" to repalce the "old center which cannot hold, and, in fact, has already fallen".
Still, without "we, the people" exhibiting some cohones and backing up freedom with vigilance and "prepared to act", nobody, Ron Paul included has a chance against tyranny.
The only chance, as always is a "fighting chance". Ron Paul is just the lightening rod.
Posted by Sammy on 02/29/12 09:56 AM
It is Ron Paul who personifies the fight right now, but the intellectual discussion for a return to a free society will continue no matter what happens in this election cycle. The message itself has reached a tipping point and the genie cannot be put back in its bottle.
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Posted by free on 02/28/12 03:23 PM
Well said Ron.
Posted by amanfromMars on 02/28/12 10:31 AM
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Posted by Siegfried on 02/28/12 04:46 AM
Are they going to let the people decide on that? Such an important puppet? They still control the voting machines don't they? Can't they make up whatever results into a desired outcome? Didn't they kill JFK for much less?
Posted by amanfromMars on 02/28/12 03:03 AM
There is no angry reaction here, WD, for you sincere hope to be dead wrong about this/all of that, is perfectly true and the new facts are that there are new leading players in town/on the block/in the 'hood in Powerful Control of IT Man Management and Media Manipulation of Perception to Deliver and/or Present the Future but without the Sub-Prime XSSive Baggage and Toxic Waste of the Past Brokering their Way into your Day with Snake Oil Sales and Fabulous Artificial Riches to Log in as Transferred Credit but to Add to the Deficit in another private and secret set of accounting and financial shenanigan instruments whose primary purpose/raison d'être is Creating Interesting Unpaid and Unpayable Debt for the Practise of Foreclosure and Default which allows Common Theft of Complex Assets.
Posted by oldman67 on 02/27/12 09:26 PM
To those who have Netflix watch Media Malpractices under political Documentaries. Why anyone would still trust the news media after watching this is beyound me.
Posted by Danny B on 02/27/12 09:22 PM
I have to compliment Judge Napolitano. He went out with a BANG.
One VERY important facet of the media that is not given enough attention is the financial media. One doesn't get to be the head of an important investment company by being a stupid dolt. While GOV may fool a lot of people with BS numbers, the big-money managers are very careful.
WAY back in March of 2006, GOV stopped reporting M3 money. This was a very early attempt to hide BS from investors.
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The big investors have pulled out of most of the sovereign bond market. The PPT has pumped over $ 6 trillion into the stock market. Investors left anyway because they knew that they could never beat black-boxes. Foreign CBs have dumped our bonds. Japan signed with China and ASEAN.,,, practically an act-of-war.
So, while the MSM BS-athon may fool people with little money, it doesn't fool the big money. Here is an excerpt from the movie "Rollover"
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Near the beginning, there is a historical interview that claims that $5.5 trillion would have been withdrawn in less that a day.
It's getting more and more difficult to fool big-money. They've abandoned the banking industry.
MSM is not fooling the investors and the FED has to buy 91% of 30 year paper. As debt rises, confidence slips away. As the trust-horizon moves closer and shorter, rollover becomes more and more difficult. Investors have deserted whole segments of the investment market. Should the day come that investors consider U.S.bonds to be less safe than banks, rollover will be impossible.
In a general sense, the FED owns the FRN and the treasury owns the bonds. There may come a day when the FED tries to protect the FRN. Who knows?
Posted by rossbcan on 02/27/12 08:11 PM
"like the Nazis... "
THEY believe and act as if we all do not have "equal right to choose life" and cannot, according to their "rules", be treated "equally, in terms of MEASURABLE rights and responsibilities", by law, according to the "rule of law".
THEY are Nazis, no doubt about it.
RH makes the mistake of believing (or, at least stating) their expressed motives (pretexts) bear ANY relationship to reality.
They wish to kill us for "our own good".
Posted by ccuthbert on 02/27/12 07:18 PM
"They weren't evil like the Nazis... "
The hell they weren't. Ask the Iraqis, the Afghanis, the Lybians. Ask the Mexicans whose lives have been ruined by the US war on drugs faught on their turf. Ask Bradley Manning. Geez, Ron, you were doing so well. Why pull your punches at the end?
Posted by WD on 02/27/12 06:34 PM
While I share the ideas expressed by Mr. Holland, I doubt his optimism. The Germans knew the war was lost when Rommel was prevented from taking the middle east and its oil. How many innocents died between then and the end of Hitler? Rome took centuries to disintigrate. Elite interests survived both conflicts.
Optimists fantasize that modern communications have sped up the pace of change by making information more easily available. Hogwash! The internet has equally made disinformation more easily available.
Meanwhile, our education system has been almost totally co opted by elite sycophants who have produced generations of obedient workers who dote on themselves and have no connection to the pursuit of liberty whatsoever. Yes, some are waking up. More are content to remain asleep.
In military practice, it is, owing to experience, considered extremely risky to attack fortified positions with anything less than 10 to 1 superiority of forces. When the number of unemployed versus the number of employed in America approach those kind of odds, I will take Mr. Holland's optimism seriously. Until then, I recommend we all consider the elite have the internet also. Unlike the forces of liberty, it is the elite who own the means of regulating it.
Before you react in anger, let me say I sincerely hope I am dead wrong about this.
Posted by rossbcan on 02/27/12 01:41 PM
PB: "They are afraid of the ideas we express because they're afraid of the people."
More precisely, they're afraid of the people gaining primary knowlege that words and opinions are irrelevant and, in an action precedes consequence reality, it is only actions and consequences that are "real". Those armed with and prepared to use this knowlege, have total power over their own destiny.
The destinies of those who are hypnotized by the "for public consumption" lies and opinions belong to those who influence them, to the degree that their actions follow, whether it be voluntarily by misplaced "trust / belief" or, terror "to dissent":
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... there's gonna be hell to pay. Our slavers cannot change course because, there is the small matter of justice when the epiphany (Renaissence II) goes global, as it must. So, we continue to be manipulated "over the cliff" until the "power of the people" asserts individual, integrating to a collective course correction.
Justice Defined: We are all free to profit or suffer and learn (adapt to excellence) by facing the consequences of our OWN choices. Injustice is to be forced to suffer the consequences of choices of unaccountable (irresponsible) others.
"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class." ~ Lord Acton
Y'know, the "mighty wurlitzer" can, all they want project a general feeling of hopelessness, which is a lie, given that freedom IS REAL and, servitude is "their opinion".
I prefer to see a "glass half full", as does Ron, for very good reason. When the dust settles and, dreamtime is OVER, we will all be shaking our heads in amazement at truly how powerless our collective enemies were, based only on their unsubstantiated self-hype and control of the megaphone which is already lost.
Posted by memewatchers.com on 02/27/12 12:42 PM
Lew's article Down with the Presidency, the Judge's article What if Democracy is Bunk, and now this article. No wonder no One is reading the msm drivel anymore.