Our Advertisers Represent Some Of The Most Unique Products & Services On Earth!


How Big Corporations
Choose 'Your' Candidates

By Douglas Herman
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." -- Joseph Goebbels, NAZI Propaganda Minister
Here in Southern California , the biggest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, quarantines Ron Paul like he carries the plague. No subtlety about it, and no apologies or denials either. As part of the vast Tribune Company, the LA Times must toe the party line and mimic the slanted, Soviet style news orgs, Tass and Pravda. In their heydey of the Russian Communist, Tass and Pravda only carried what that totalitarian regime wanted them to carry.
What is the Tribune Company, you ask? Just the second largest news media corporation in America , capable of shape shifting minds and influencing national elections.
Take a look at these happy faces. What do you see? Anyone missing? Where is that fellow, that Constitutionalist, who wants to disband the Federal Reserve? Where is Ron Paul, that fellow who actually beat Time Magazines "Man of The Year" by more than a two to one margin among Iowa voters? Like the old Soviet-era newspapers, the US mainstream media (MSM) controls ALL the news, without apology or denial.
Now take a look at the faces of those who prefer to play ball, who profess change while offering no new or original or bold thinking. Look at those who want to continue to bomb (spend), invade (spend), sanction (spend) or otherwise occupy foreign countries (spend & spend some more). These happy shape-shifters have the official Tribune sanction and it doesn't really matter who wins among them, whether Democrat or Republican.
Here in America , to paraphrase GWB, the "propaganda must be repeated over and over and over again," whether in news reports or happy pictures, conveying resolute, confident leaders.
Take a look at Obama. Doesn't that photo convey certain Messianic powers? Obama Messiah, I call it. Or how about Mitt Romney casting his shadow on the American flag? Certainly he'll do what's best for America, right? Or how about John McCain? The photo says to the viewer: I am strong, forceful yet fully committed to the War On Terror. No matter how many centuries it takes, and trillions it costs your kids.
As you'll notice, ALL the pre-approved candidates are shot in flattering poses, usually from below. Usually surrounded by adoring masses. Each candidate, exuding folksy charm in the photos, assures us that they are just like us.
And if a man or woman or IDEA can be effaced, by catapulting the propaganda forward over and over again, that idea can be effectively controlled, if not erased altogether. Like the effective effacement of Ron Paul from the LA Times website. Nope, not a single photograph did I see from New Hampshire, nor mention of him. Guess Ron Paul doesn't exist.
So you see that big corporations already have their winners. With corporate-controlled black boxes in place and the MSM controlling the messages and the messengers, controlling the status quo, however precarious, can be maintained. Nothing to see here (but smiling faces); Move along.
A famous man once said: "Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." That quote, by master propagandist and warmonger, says it all. Adolf Hitler always tried to spin paradise out of hell, as his country was collapsing around him, pretty much the way our own corporate propagandists and their happy, hand-selected warmongers do today.
Longtime Rense writer and recent professional photographer Douglas Herman has had his work published in two national magazines recently.
Donate to Rense.com
Support Free And Honest
Journalism At Rense.com
Subscribe To RenseRadio!
Enormous Online Archives,
MP3s, Streaming Audio Files, 
Highest Quality Live Programs


This Site Served by TheHostPros