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Know More Than “They” Want Us To Know

February 17, 2014

We only know what “They” want us to know.

Six major media corporations – Columbia Broadcasting Companies (CBS), Disney, National Broadcasting Company-Universal, News Corporation, Time-Warner, and get educatedViacom – control 90% of what America listens to, reads, and watches.

Two hundred and thirty-two media executives control what 277 million Americans read, watch, and listen to.

That is what goes into our brains via morning talk shows, “who is your baby’s daddy” shock and repulse spectacles, the evening news, prime time television dance and musical competitions, police dramas, sit-coms, and weight loss face-off shows. That is what “informs” and “entertains” us.

For the most part, the news is biased and the shows are inane. Intended to shape and distract us. To keep our minds stupefied and off of things such as corporate dominated government, economic inequality, job loss, poverty, and perpetual war.

“That’s why they call it ‘programming'”, someone has written.

So, it is critical that we seek other sources for our news and information if we are going to be informed, well-educated, and prepared for meaningful engagement in today’s real life world. And, there are many alternative sources that we can turn to for different perspectives on and analyses of current events and the socio-economic-political issues that affect each of us and our families every day.

The blogs, news, and organization sites that are linked in the right-hand column are some of those resources.

Let’s get educated and know more than “They” want us to know.

Get informed and educated and involved in the world around you. That’s when we will begin to see positive, Progressive change in our communities.

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“‘Educate yourselves because we’ll need all your intelligence. Agitate because we’ll need all your enthusiasm. Organize yourselves because we’ll need all your strength.”

~ Antonio Gramsci ~

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