Mainstream Media: Making a Killing Keeping Us in the Dark

Troll Obama taking spotlight away from Bush

Recently, I can’t help but feel as though the time for the corrupt is coming to an end. I’m not an expert on human nature or future predictions, but I think I have a sense of what is going on as do many people in the world (but far from most people).

There are forces who have their interest elsewhere. They don’t care to keep people informed. They don’t care to see us come together and fight corruption. They’d rather see us fighting between ourselves over issues like race, sex, gender, contraception, abortion and immigration.

They’d rather us be stuck with the television and the “he said, she said” of issues on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC. And like most Americans, they want us to buy into the degrading and humiliating reality TV shows that have taken over the television.

With the push to make NDAA, SOPA, PIPA, the Media Monitoring Initiative and NewsRight a mainstay in the American culture, it’s clear that there is a powerful force that wants to keep dissenting voices in their place. With the advent of the Internet, social media and blogs, tablets and smartphones, people of the world are now equipped with the tools to stay up to date with what’s going on. Not only that, but people now have the capabilities to find alternate forms of information that discuss what’s really going on.

We are no longer beholden to the governmental and corporate grip of the television and radio: the largest forms of indoctrination communication before the late 1990s and early 2000s.

It’s easy to see what these forces are up to when you think about the recent deployment of US troops into Israel earlier this year.

It is beyond difficult for me to find any type of information on what is going on with Israel and the US. On January 5th, RT.com broke the news that the US has sent thousands of military troops to Israel for reasons still unconfirmed.

According to Al Arabiya News, 9000 US troops are close to being deployed into Israel. It’s interesting how this strategic move by the US and Israel comes at a time when Obama claims to have ended the war in Iraq and when tensions with Iran are reaching a tipping point.

But the end of this 8-year occupation came to an eerily silent end.

If this was the previous administration, there would have been banners waving from every football and baseball stadium in America. We would have been forced to sing the National Anthem for a week straight. Hell, the National Anthem probably would have been changed to include the “victory” in Iraq (of course I’m kidding, but it would have been a much bigger deal had a Republican done this). But let’s not forget, when we were far from this current “victory” in Iraq, Bush was claiming that we won the war: Mission accomplished.

But most Americans know this war was far from victorious as most wars are. Especially a war that was started over the lie that Saddam Hussein was making weapons of mass destruction. There have been anywhere from 104,000 – 114,000 civilian deaths since we’ve been in Iraq. This is a horrible consequence of a war that shouldn’t have even been started.

Iraq body count

The end of this war came to a quiet end because Obama and his administration understood that they’d still do what they could to keep a presence in what many call the “Arab field” as the US doesn’t want to leave that area open to Iranian influence. And of course, Iran is the new threat in the Arab region.

US presence in Middle East

So Obama drew much of the US presence out of Iraq, but deployed 9000 troops into Israel and struck a $60.5 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia which includes 84 F-15 fighter jets. All of this is to send a message to Iran: We’re coming for that ass.

This all comes at a time when Congress overwhelmingly supported NDAA which included strict Iran sanctions because Congress claims Iran is on the verge of making nuclear weapons. But like Iraq, there is no real evidence that shows Iran has the capabilities to make a nuclear bomb, let alone shoot it at Israel or the US.

But I do have to give Obama credit because he is pushing to deter Iran through oil and financial sanctions as opposed to an all out war. But some remain vigilant and wary of this administration (and Israel’s) as Iranian nuclear scientists are being murdered by person on motorcycles using magnetic bombs—Iranian scientists who are not in war, unarmed and possibly innocent. But don’t let that bother you, they’ll never see you as a terrorist…

With all of this happening around the world, it’s easy to see why the government and corporations are intimidating citizens through liberty-restricting legislation and the detainment of whistle blowers like Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

The mainstream media doesn’t report this news though because they can’t make a profit from lies if the public is educated and informed. That’s why they intend to keep us in the dark.

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