Wizardry of the MSM

JRR Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings during WWII, withholding publication until 1954-55, while he likely sharpened and edited the 2nd best selling novel in history. As with all great works of literature, they are a blend of divine inspiration and good old hard work and study on the part of the author. No doubt, Tolkein’s research was first hand, engaged in the war that surrounded him.  His creative spirit found expression of the unutterable things in his soul. But what did Tolkein wish for his readers to learn? Was his novel simply for entertainment? Of all the truths Tolkein tried to communicate to his readers, one stands out as the most subtle, yet most critical—not the military power of the “forces of evil, but their power of propaganda. There is much we can learn from reading children’s books, so Let’s take a look at what Tolkien had to say about overcoming the plots and schemes of those who would enslave us.

Before diving in, it is useful to glance back a couple thousand years to the big debate raging in Athenian society over the art of rhetoric. This particular art, which has become synonymous with “bullshit” certainly deserves its despised legacy. Indeed the same criticisms were made back then. The art of persuasion was known as “Sophism” and its practitioners were called “sophists.” That art involved persuading with, 1) half-truths, 2) fallacious arguments, 3) a heavy reliance on eloquence, and 4) the manipulation of emotions. The art of sophism was best described in a pejorative quote of Protagoras by Aristotle—“to make the weak argument appear stronger.” many original writings of these sophists like Protagoras were banned and burned as the philosophers of Athens resisted sophistic teachings. But they failed. Neo-sophists have rediscovered these tactics in every culture and generation since.

Tolkien’s sophist character was Saruman, pitted in a struggle with Gandalph—his character who battled for truth. The chapter in question is titled “The Voice of Saruman.” The location of the chapter is noteworthy—Tolkien placed it exactly half way through the trilogy. At this point, the good guys have just won a difficult and costly battle and are confronting Saruman.

We open with the hobbit Merry viewing the destruction of Saruman’s fortress and feeling some pity:

“Still we feel less ill-disposed towards Saruman than we did.”

”'Do you indeed?” said Gandalf. “Well, I do not. I have now a last task to do before I go: I must pay Saruman a farewell visit. Dangerous, and probably useless; but it must be done. Those of you who wish may come with me -- but beware! And do not jest! This is not the time for it.”

“I will come,” said Gimli. “I wish to see him and learn if he really looks like you.”

“And how will you learn that, Master Dwarf?” said Gandalf. “Saruman could look like me in your eyes, if it suited his purpose with you. And are you yet wise enough to detect all his counterfeits?” …

“What's the danger?” asked Pippin. “Will he shoot at us, and pour fire out of the windows; or can he put a spell on us from a distance?'”

“The last is most likely, if you ride to his door with a light heart,'” said Gandalf. …”And Saruman has powers you do not guess. Beware of his voice!”

Gandalf stood before the door of Orthanc and beat on it with his staff. It rang with a hollow sound. 'Saruman, Saruman!' he cried in a loud commanding voice. 'Saruman come forth!'…

They waited. Suddenly another voice spoke, low and melodious, its very sound an enchantment. Those who listened unwarily to that voice could seldom report the words that they heard; and if they did, they wondered, for little power remained in them. Mostly they remembered only that it was a delight to hear the voice speaking, all that it said seemed wise and reasonable, and desire awoke in them by swift agreement to seem wise themselves. When others spoke they seemed harsh and uncouth by contrast; and if they gainsaid the voice, anger was kindled in the hearts of those under the spell. For some the spell lasted only while the voice spoke to them, and when it spake to another they smiled, as men do who see through a juggler's trick while others gape at it. For many the sound of the voice alone was enough to hold them enthralled; but for those whom it conquered the spell endured when they were far away and ever they heard that soft voice whispering and urging them. But none were unmoved; none rejected its pleas and its commands without an effort of mind and will, so long as its master had control of it…

'Like, and yet unlike,' muttered Gimli.

So in this character, Tolkein warns us that it is NOT Saruman's ability to conjure an army or cast spells that is to be feared, but his ability to distort truth and persuade.

  • Low and melodious
  • An enchantment
  • It was a delight to hear the voice speaking
  • Seemed wise and reasonable
  • Power described as a spell
  • Hard to tell apart from truth

Here is the real danger: “desire awoke in them by swift agreement to be wise themselves.” People wish to be associated  with others who are wise; they quickly agree with apparent wisdom and defend it vigorously.

And who is it that carries that torch in our struggle today with the forces of evil. Who has the low melodious, delightful, wise and reasonable voices? Who enchants the nation and wins the minds and hearts of the population? The mainstream media? But you knew that already. We could talk about Obama, but we’ll save that for another discussion.

These people are models and actors, first—journalists second--if at all. They are always beautiful with clear, lovely voices, practiced in eloquence, exuding credibility, owing to their beauty. We humans connect beauty with truth and falsehood with ugliness. As the poet Keats wrote,

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all

    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'

Their acting skills enable them to read scripts, written by others, as if it comes from the heart—from truth! They look at the camera—eye to eye with you the viewer, unblinking with all the credibility and reputation of the Western news tradition at their backs. They tell you the news and you feel informed after your daily hour of local and national news. This situation is even more dangerous than ever, with extreme beauty delivering the messages produced by subtle and shrewd wordsmiths.

The MSM is parroting a script, consistently, nationwide, for us today, leading the citizens their direction. Conan O’Brien’s production team has documented no fewer than 15 different instances of this shameful situation. Go ahead, do a youtube search for “Conan” and “newscasters agree.” And keep a waste bucket handy.

Just watch 30 seconds of this clip and you'll get the joke--except it is no joke. Too bad Conan and his crew don't quite get it. What we have feared is indeed pervading our news today-. Nearly all western news is owned by the same six corporations. I suspect those six corporations are owned by the same group of shareholders, who have a common agenda. They clearly have an efficient network to write and distribute homogenized and controlled news stories across the globe.

This global network implements what Kurt Lewin refers to as “gatekeeping.” Of all the events that happen, and all the stories that are written, the “gatekeepers” determine what you will see, hear and read. Additionally, the mass media theory known as “agenda setting” (McCombs & Shaw ) is in full force as well. Between keeping certain stories out of the news, and highlighting others with headline space and continued coverage, the news media effectively places ideas they want in the public mind and keeps us ignorant about others. McCombs & Shaw tend to downplay the danger, saying, “they don’t tell you want to think, they tell you what to think about.” But thinking people see this as a subtle form of mind control .

But they go further these days. Newscasters dutifully report the falsified statistics from the BLS or CBO about the state of the economy and they invent arbitrary “reasons” that stocks or metals go up and down. They shut out manipulation stories, or simply report them once and move on.

Our bastion of truth—the western news media—has become the purveyors of deception. They tell fantasy stories about world economies and political struggle. They keep the minds of the nations’ citizens distracted, amused and turned away from what is really happening. They do not investigate anymore. The real journalists have vanished to be replaced by public relations specialists & spin doctors who package carefully constructed messages with their meticulously planned goals and objectives.

Until the news media is discredited (or the economic world collapses) there will be no winning of the war, no persuading of most of our relatives. Our task then is to first discredit the mainstream news (thanks Conan) and find credible news sources to replace them—sources that provide the needed truth without crossing the whacko line. (sorry KWN, I think you are out)

As individuals we must stop being entertained by the Mainstream news. Shut them off. See through the lies and walk away like the heroes of Tolkein’s story. Not all news outlets are as biased as others.  Promote what real news outlets we can find to family and friends. Use facebook to post teasers and links to significant stories. Invite people to TFMR. Become an advocate for truth, helping relatives, friends and neighbors become aware of what is really going on in this world, that the US and Europe stand at the brink of war with Russia, that Russia is beginning to undermine the Almighty Dollar, that China and India stand behind Russia.

I miss DPH’s daily news postings. And I appreciate all others who find and point out stories on this blog. If I only had one stop on the internet each day, this would be it, and I would stay informed.

I have noted a number of readers here who have given up trying to warn people or persuade them to stack. We first have to break the powerful spell of the media, persuading people that the economy is recovering, and the dollar can never fail. We have increasing help from unbiased sources to help us do that. Once the spell is broken, when the truth is seen, people will take the next step and ask what can be done.

We cannot appear to be conspiracy theorists to our friends & relatives. They are biased against that already (thanks CIA? /sarc). But we can use credible news stories to startle people and incite their curiosity. Simply tell the truth, and maintain our own credibility with sensible lives.

  • People need to understand what a world reserve currency is, and how the petrodollar system benefits America.
  • People need to see that Russia, China, & India and others are hoarding gold.
  • People need to be aware of the IMF plans for a world reserve currency.

We can stay on solid ground as we try to educate people about what is approaching. No need for gloom and doom. The plain facts will suggest that people get out of debt and invest in real goods.

Some here have called Turd a Wizard.

Perhaps he is our Gandalph, telling the truth and guiding us through perilous times, and helping some of us earn a bit of fiat on the way.

Then Gandalf laughed. The fantasy vanished like a puff of smoke. ... “Saruman, your staff is broken.” There was a crack, and the staff split asunder in Saruman's hand, and the head of it fell down at Gandalf's feet.

77 Comments

donnojackshit's picture

Excellent!

Speaking truth to power is fraught with danger.

flyinkel's picture

Gold and silver up

Wow, what's the news?  G and S taking nice bounce up right now. 

"Our bastion of truth--the western media-- has become the purveyors of deception"  Now, that is a fine line that could easily be memorized and repeated multiple times a day.  Thanks, DR J.  Just for giggles and s**ts I am going to see just how many times I can use that line in the next 24 hours. yes

Thanks for the great read Dr. J, succinct, real, on the money (or should I say gold).

Excalibur's picture

Hypnotic

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When I  look at my favourite coin, I go into a kind of trance and hear a rich mellifluous voice telling how wise it would be to buy the whole set......

Robski's picture

Dr J.

I usually lurk, but this was fantastic!  And you didn't even the lord of the banks, one bank to bind them all.
 

Magpie's picture

Splendid!

I read it first, and still get to take home a top ten!  Gawd, I heart this place.

erewenguy's picture

Rust never sleeps

Rust never sleeps, and apparently, neither does a golden luster

Hammer's picture

When I saw the link to the 6

When I saw the link to the 6 media companies mentioned in the above piece and saw the logos, all I could see was "voodoo," literally, the word voodoo.

http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

That is all, carry on.

p.s. Ukraine conducting an "anti terrorist" operation to sort things out, hence the spike ?

Blythesshrink's picture

Thanks Dr Jerome, that was a

Thanks Dr Jerome, that was a thought provoking read.  I find it quite sad in respect of how many people today don't seem able to be able to want to look for the truth.  It's as though many of us are just conditioned now to not ask questions, to carry on with our lives as though we know everything is normal, when deep down we know something is deeply wrong.

I'm reminded of those animal documentaries where you see the zebras munching grass, aware that a pride of lions is closing in, but carrying on regardless. No one wants to be the first to break, to stand out from the crowd - it's the perceived safety in numbers.  Finally a few zebra begin to get nervous and walk away, just a few at first, but others take notice - finally the majority that are left, all try to run at the same moment. A mad panic then ensues.

mac's picture

Destroy the Mendacious Media!

My respect and compliments to Dr Jerome.

This IS the big problem - i.e. perception!

MSM lies and more lies, delivered by "actors" (all cia, dhs, mossad?).

Until they are closed down, we will be at their mercy. False flags will be cries for war, and on and on....

Today on CNBS (Asia time) we have a 'cute' bunny basically explaining the world to us idiots out here. She wears sexy clothes and is the Anchor. Wow. Her voice sounds like she is 14 yrs old, but she is likely 3o? A baby face trying to drill sh-t into my brain? Every day it is the same....

MSM women, all painted up, delivering the cosmetic messages the Fed wants us to hear!

Look at the goons and goofs they interview. Nerds galore. Talking their bosses' "book."

Most countries in the world understand what media can do and that is why media stations are attacked. In the USA, well, we r distracted. And most cities have so many cultures imported to further divide and rule us...

Media must be sued, brought to court and also to justice. Eh, what!

I Run Bartertown's picture

Dr Jerome

Thank you. I always liked that part about Saruman. And I've felt a personal connection with LOTR ever since I had to take my old wedding ring to the cracks of Mount Doom and throw it in. Real life is tougher though, I'm still stuck dealing with the Witch Queen of Angmar...head Succubus and Nazgul-ette. I really just wanted to be Tom Bombadil.

Hammer's picture

Well worth a watch if you can

Well worth a watch if you can survive his delivery style but the book is well worth a read.

SawgrassSilver's picture

Chronic lurker here..

Chronic lurker here.. stepping up to say:

Dr J, that was one fantastic article!

That was  just awesome.

Thanks!

I Run Bartertown's picture

OK, here's the plan

We'll isolate Russia. And China. And Iran. And now India. We'll just keep on isolating countries until every country except for us is isolated. What could go wrong?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/nationalist-banned-u-s-likely-lead-largest-democracy-india-n71546

The world's largest democracy and staunch American ally India looks set to elect a new prime minister who has been barred from entering the U.S. over deadly religious riots.

About 815 million people are expected to cast their votes in India’s general election that begins Monday. With so many voters, the election is phased over several weeks, ending on May 12. Results are due to be announced on May 16.

Narendra Modi, 63, a controversial figure who rose through the ranks of an Hindu nationalist organization that some have compared with the Hitler Youth, now leads the mainstream Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which opinion polls show maintaining a strong lead ahead of the election.

flyinkel's picture

I Run Bartertown

You crack me up!

RE:  India election.  If you have Soros electronic ballot boxes, you just never know what you might get.

DeaconBenjamin's picture

Sent

to my pastor, the headmaster of my daughter's old school, and several others who will find it of interest (and that it resonates).

DeaconBenjamin's picture

Soros electronic ballot boxes

My wife says she wants to learn how the votes are downloaded.  She discussed it with the county clerk, who advised her where she can get training.

DeaconBenjamin's picture

Gold & Silver Up

Yen Carry Tumbles, Dragging Equity Futures Lower As Asian Stimulus Hopes Fade[?]

Aussie Dollar, Japanese Yen, British Pound, and South African Rand up nearly a percent.

DeaconBenjamin's picture

Famed Jesuit priest abducted, beaten and executed in Syria

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BEIRUT — An activist Jesuit priest who spent three years living alongside besieged civilians and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs was assassinated Monday, according to the Vatican, which said he was abducted by unidentified gunmen who beat him before executing him in front of his monastery.

Father Francis Van Der Lugt, 75, a Dutch Jesuit priest, came to Syria in 1966 and eventually founded a home for children and adults with mental disabilities outside Homs, where he lived before the three-year-old civil war started. After fighting began, he relocated to the rebel-held neighborhood of Bustan al Diwan in Homs Old City, where he worked with refugees and civilians during the more than two-year-old siege by regime forces.

“I can confirm that he’s been killed,” Jan Stuyt, secretary of the Dutch Jesuit Order, told the news agency Agence France-Presse by phone.

“A man came into his house, took him outside and shot him twice in the head. In the street in front of his house,” he said, adding the priest would be buried in Syria “according to his wishes.”

His bodyguard, who’d been supplied by the mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army, was wounded in the attack. Because of Van Der Lugt’s high-profile role in condemning the Syrian regime for its blockade of Homs, some activists accused the regime of assassinating him. Islamic radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria _ a rogue al Qaida group _ have been repeatedly accused of targeting clergy and churches and are also considered suspects, according to rebel officials.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/04/07/2915540/famed-jesuit-priest-abducted-beaten.html

TomMack's picture

no good Dr J?

Gate Keeperperhaps a little less doom and gloom?

thanks DrJ excellent post.

DeaconBenjamin's picture

Turkey, US dismiss Seymour Hersh report

The Turkish government has strictly ruled out Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s claims that Ankara was behind the August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria, while particularly referring to an earlier statement of denial on the issue by the White House. 

“It is completely lie and slander,” Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said late on April 7 in response to a question at a press conference held after a Cabinet meeting. Arınç, also the spokesperson for the government, rushed to respond the question when he noticed that it referred to Hersh’s report, without even waiting for the journalist to finish her question sentence.

Apparently prepared for the question, Arınç said he would like to read a statement on the issue which he received from the Turkish Foreign Ministry. “It is definitely not true,” Arınç quoted the statement which referred to a White House statement which was issued earlier.

Earlier, the White House had reacted. “We have seen Mr. Hersh’s latest story, which is based solely on information from unnamed sources and which reaches conclusions about the Aug. 21, 2013 chemical weapons attack in Syria that are completely off-base,” National Security Council (NSC) Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said April 6.

In an article published by the London Review of Books, Hersh suggested the sarin gas attack on a Damascus suburb on Aug. 21 was actually carried out by Syrian rebels, acting at the behest of Turkey, for the purpose of providing a pretext for a U.S. attack on Syria. “We now know it was a covert action planned by [Prime Minister Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan’s people to push [U.S. President Barack] Obama over the red line,” Hersh quoted a former intelligence official.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-us-dismiss-seymour-hersh-report-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=64686&NewsCatID=359

Marchas45's picture

Loved Your Post Dr J

I really enjoyed your post Dr J. I'm staying home today seeing it's pouring outside and your story brightened up my morning. As I always say. Keep Stacking

WineGuy's picture

USD ...

The Old PIG doesn't look too good this morning

TreeTop Dweller's picture

DR. J - Splendid!

Are you Professor J. Rufus Fears from the thegreatcourses.com ?

Are most Philosophy professors able to detect the b.s. factor so prevalent in the world?

You seem like a unique individual that can take their academia and actually apply it to everyday life. Just curious as to how many of your colleagues you encounter are of similar mind set?

Thanks for sharing.

Maryann's picture

Thank you Dr J...

What a delightful way to start my day....enjoyed your post with my first cup of coffee!  The talent here at TFMR never ceases to amaze me. smiley

The Blaze is doing some excellent investigative reporting.  If you haven't checked them out, they often offer free trials and certain shows for free so you can get an idea of what they are doing.  I think it is vital to support alternative news.

Mr. Fix's picture

Excellent post Dr. Jerome

Nothing is more discouraging than finding someone who thinks they are well-informed, who only watches mainstream news, and reads the mainstream newspapers.

When I tell them that they might want to consider exploring other news sources, they have no idea what I'm talking about. To them, they know everything they need to know, our economy is just fine and getting better, and if I were to inform them otherwise, they would just consider me insane.

Our biggest obstacle is those that know with certainty what they have been taught, and are completely incapable of considering the possibility that everything they think they know is a lie.

Many of these hard-working, intelligent, educated and affluent people will never know what hit them.

And the sad truth is, there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

I consider myself quite fortunate to have found this website, and  I use it as a springboard into the truth.

I pray that this place lasts, because as a community, we do an extraordinary job at discussing the news, and separating the fact from fiction. This is an asset that needs to be duplicated across humanity, but now is not the time.

When the illusions and deceptions created by the powers that be are finally exposed across the general population, it will already be way too late to do anything about it.

We are the lucky ones.

Thank you for being here.

tyberious's picture

Excellent post Dr J..

FINANCIAL TYRANNY: Defeating the Greatest Cover-Up of All Time

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MAINSTREAM MEDIA ATTEMPTS TO LIE ABOUT THE REAL SIZE OF THE BAILOUTS

So far, we’ve seen that the Federal Reserve secretly created 26 trillion dollars, without US government approval. This adds up to nearly a quarter million dollars per household in America.

This money was then handed out to financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank.

While I was conducting this investigation in mid-December, it felt very surreal to see mainstream media journalists say the entire bailout added up to nothing more than 1.2 trillion dollars. Then they tried to say "this is what a central bank is supposed to do."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/23/federal-reserve-emergency-loans_n_1168341.html

Add up the emergency loans the Federal Reserve distributed to banks between 2007 and 2009 -- when the American economy lurched closer to collapse than anyone had previously thought possible -- and it's an impressive picture.

On Friday, Bloomberg News made available the fullest version yet of its data on Fed emergency lending, a subject the news organization has written about numerous times in the past year. The Bloomberg release includes records of about 50,000 transactions the Fed made through seven different financial mechanisms.

At their peak, these seven programs represented $1.2 trillion in loans to banks and financial institutions -- the high-water mark of a massive, systemic bailout whose details the country's central banking authority has not always seemed eager to divulge….

Even as critics have accused the Fed of being less than forthcoming, few people claim that the central bank did the wrong thing by stepping in to backstop a financial system that seemed to be on the verge of imploding.

"In the middle of the financial crisis, this is what you need. This is what a central bank is supposed to do," said James Wilcox, a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Wilcox compared the financial crisis to a forest fire -- except, he said, "forest fires are more predictable in the path they're going to take."

HOW FAR DOWN DOES THE RABBIT HOLE GO?

Again, the Federal Reserve is a private corporation that prints money for the United States. The US then pays interest for the rights to use these “Federal Reserve Notes.”

The Federal Reserve secretly handed out 26 trillion dollars in bailout money between 2007 and 2010. The top four bailed-out banks are now doing 95.9 percent of all the gambling. Their total risk adds up to 600 trillion dollars – ten times more than all the money in the world.

At this point, it may seem that all we have to do is dismantle the Federal Reserve, let the US Treasury print its own money, back up everyone’s bank accounts for 275 billion dollars, and then allow a handful of “too big to fail” financial institutions to collapse -- and be restructured in smaller pieces.

However, we now have scientific proof that this problem goes much deeper than just the Federal Reserve and a few of their closest banking buddies.

Instead, the Federal Reserve appears to be at the epicenter of a vast “interlocking directorate” of companies that may earn up to 80 percent of all the world’s wealth.

This, of course, makes it a lot more complicated to clean things up – but I do still believe it can be done, or else I wouldn’t have conducted this investigation.

A CORE OF 1,318 COMPANIES EARN 80 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S WEALTH

The Swiss scientists quickly found a total of 43,060 trans-national corporations in the Orbis 2007 database.

From this group, Glattfelder’s team revealed that a ‘core’ of 1,318 companies directly controlled 20 percent of the world’s wealth.

However, these corporations also appeared to own and control the stock in a majority of the world’s largest companies -- whose profits added up to an additional 60 percent of global revenues:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed--the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html

Although they represented 20 per cent of global operating revenues, the 1318 [corporations] appeared to collectively own, through their shares, the majority of the world's large blue chip and manufacturing firms -- the "real" economy -- representing a further 60 per cent of global revenues….

[This] core of 1318 companies [had] interlocking ownerships. Each of the 1318 had ties to two or more other companies, and on average they were connected to 20 [other corporations].

A “SUPER-ENTITY” OF 147 CORPORATIONS CONTROL 40 PERCENT OF THE WEALTH

If that isn’t surprising enough for you, then how about this?  

Glattfelder’s team then crunched the numbers even harder – and found a very deeply hidden “super-entity” of only 147 corporations – and “much of it” was connected to the 1,318-company ‘core’.

These 147 companies were all interconnected with each other in an “even more tightly knit” pattern than the 1,318 corporations in the ‘core’. To put it simply, they all owned each other’s companies.

[Specifically, each company within the “super-entity” owned shares in all 146 others.]

Together, this super-elite, good-old-boys-club of 147 companies directly earns a whopping 40 percent of all the wealth in the world:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed--the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html

When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a "super-entity" of 147 even more tightly knit companies -- all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity -- that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network.

Without the advanced technology of supercomputers and chaos theory, no one would have been able to discover this. History has caught up to the Powers that Were.

THE SAME PEOPLE RUN THE FEDERAL RESERVE

Next question: What kind of companies do you think these top 147 corporations are? Remember – they control a staggering 40 percent of the world’s wealth.

As it says on page 6 of the paper, 75 percent of the corporations within the “super-entity” were financial institutions.

The top 20 financial institutions within the “super-entity” should sound pretty familiar to you by now.

They include Barclays Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Merrill Lynch, UBS, Bank of New York, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.

http://divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/1023-financial-tyranny

dragonfly5's picture

Excellent post Dr. J.

During my teens I made it a tradition to read The Lord of the Rings every Christmas time. It got better with every read. Later, when my two children were young I actually read out loud LOTR as a bedtime story.

You article illustrates perfectly the dangers and pitfalls of MSM. Some here have recently commented on how they are tired or given up trying to "enlighten" others - whether it is family or friends - and I completely understand that point of view.

As much as being "awake" is a blessing - it also comes with the burden of knowing what the gap is between real reality and the lies the MSM spout on a daily basis. For my part I pick and choose my battles. Some friends and family I know do not want to see the light of day - others know something is wrong but can't quite put their finger on it. To those I try shining a bit more light - sometimes I point them here. Despite the fact that there are a wide range of views here - and sometimes outright disagreement - I can say that the sun is always shining here.

Nana's picture

Control

http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/globalism/rockefeller.htm

"The Council on Foreign Relations co-sponsors an assembly Rethinking America's Security: Beyond Cold War to New World Order which is attended by 65 prestigious members of government, labor, academia, the media, military, and the professions from nine countries. Later, several of the conference participants joined some 100 other world leaders for another closed door meeting of the Bilderberg Society in Baden Baden, Germany. The Bilderbergers also exert considerable clout in determining the foreign policies of their respective governments. While at that meeting, David Rockefeller -- co-founder (with Zbigniew Brzezinski) of the Trilateral Commission -- said in a speech:

'We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination [read as 'democracy'] practiced in past centuries."

  --June 5, 1991, Bilderberger meeting in Baden Baden, Germany (a meeting also attended by then-Governor Bill Clinton)

ag1969's picture

Thank you Dr. J

That was so well written.  I would say that this article can be applied to many more cartels than just the banking cartel.  IMHO, there exist cartels (large powerful corporations) that run the world, and Sophistry spews forth from all of them, and the media, which you have identified, is the gatekeeper for all of them, not just the money cartel.  Those cartels are:

Military

Money

Energy

Government,

Food (or non-food, depending how you define food)

Medical

Corporate

Media

Education

Edit:  Oops!, the cartels link.  (I added food, and I believe Medical could be broken even further to Healthcare and Big Pharma)

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/cartels-that-run-the-world/

If you really think about these categories, you will see the same process that Dr. J so eloquently called "bullshit." 

Where the problem comes in with educating people is that most people are incapable of grasping the scope of the fraud.  Heck, I am not sure that I am!  Sometimes I think I must be crazy to think that conspiracies are playing out in all of the aforementioned cartels, it is truly overwhelming. 

I have decided to make my stand against the food and medical cartels, and with the help of some very great minds over in the Healthy Food and Healthy Living forum, I think we are doing a fine job.  Here on Main Street, we tend to cover the money cartel with all of the others thrown in from time to time, and Nana just says what the heck and fearlessly takes them all on over in DOTS.

"We can stay on solid ground as we try to educate people about what is approaching. No need for gloom and doom. The plain facts will suggest that people get out of debt and invest in real goods."

We can stay on solid ground as we try to educate people about what is approaching. No need for gloom and doom. The plain facts will suggest that people get out of _______ and invest in real ________.

Fill in the blanks based on which cartel you are applying this line to, it works!

For example, in my case:

We can stay on solid ground as we try to educate people about what is approaching. No need for gloom and doom. The plain facts will suggest that people get out of sickness and invest in real food.

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed--the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html#.U0P5a1f1VoU

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And let us not forget the work of Edward Bernays

in shaping modern ""journalism"" ...

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-century-of-the-self/

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