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As a westerner I am continuously stunned by the ‘rock solid’ beliefs in the western world’s integrity.

It is in the news, therefore it is true.

The inherited beliefs that there is only one system and one God and that everyone else is a barbarian.

This on top of the destruction meted out in the past by these ‘holier than thou’ institutions and their sheeple.

It is rare to be able to find a documented case of this manipulation, but an example I found the other day highlighted this in a very clear way and is by David Guyatt, “Subverting the Media”.

Mr. Guyatt refers to the Zapruder film that captured footage of the shot(s) which killed President John F. Kennedy, which is an 18 second film that was purchased by Time Life Magazine. In 1963 Dan Rather reported Kennedy as falling forwards and the Warren Commission were also shown the same action that Kennedy was shot from behind. In addition Time Life also printed the stills in reverse order. This was the ‘true’ news shown to millions. Yet in 1975 when the film became available it is clear that these stills had been reversed in the media and Kennedy was shot from the front.

The founder of Time Life Magazine was Henry Luce and a close personal friend of Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA.  Moreover, the Zapruder film was purchased for Life magazine C.J. Jackson, a former “psychological warfare” consultant to the President.  Big coincidence there.

Remember “Watergate” and the Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein – who came to fame with his colleague Bob Woodward, for their expose of the Nixon administration’s illegal re-election campaign activities.  In an October 1977, article published by Rolling Stone magazine, Bernstein reported that more than 400 American journalists worked for the CIA.

Bernstein went on to reveal that this arrangement had covered the preceding 25 years.  Sources told Bernstein that the New York Times, America’s most respected newspaper at the time, was one of the CIA’s closest media collaborators.  Seeking to spread the blame, the New York Times published an article in December 1977, revealing that “more than eight hundred news and public information organisations and individuals,” had participated in the CIA’s covert subversion of the media.

That is just the tip of the iceberg in this document and it further discusses:

Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is an internationally acclaimed, scholar, writer and political activist who has extensively scrutinised the thorny subject of media manipulation by elite and corporate interests.  His books “Necessary Illusions – Thought Control in Democratic Societies,” and “Manufacturing Consent,” co-authored with Edward Herman, are considered classics on the subject.  Chomsky argues that the role of money and elite interests continue to undermine a meaningful society.

In other words: greed, power, corruption are an everyday part of a society.

Even that of the sheeple in the west.

These people are continually distracted away from what is rotten in their societies and led by the nose to criticize others they see as not perfect. When their governments use HR as a weapon and finance the activities of subversives to ensure media footage of violence they see it as their mission to change the world and ensure HR for all, whilst conveniently forgetting the terrible HR atrocities committed in their name which go unrepresented in their media. All the while the arms industry, that of mass death, increases its annual profits.

Is there not something totally cynical and rotten in this hidden unseen manipulation of the masses?

Or do you just not see it?

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