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The Spin Masters
There is no greater power in the world today than that wielded by the manipulators of public opinion and the bankers that finance them in America.
No king or pope of old, no conquering general or high priest ever had the power even remotely approaching that of the few dozen men who control America's mass news and entertainment media.
Their power is not distant and impersonal; it reaches into every home in America, and it works its will during nearly every waking hour.
It is the power that shapes and molds the mind of virtually every citizen, young or old, rich or poor, simple or sophisticated. The mass media forms for us our image of the world and then tell us what to think about that image.
Everything we know, or think we know about events outside of our own neighborhood or circle of acquaintances comes to us via our daily newspaper, our weekly news magazine, our radio, or our television.
It is not just the heavy-handed suppression of certain news stories from our newspapers or the blatant propagandizing of history distorting TV 'docudramas' that characterizes the opinion manipulating techniques of the media masters.
They exercise both subtlety and thoroughness in their management of the news and the entertainment that they present to us.
The way in which the news is covered: which items are emphasized and which are played down, the reporter's choice of words, tone of voice, and facial expressions; the wording of headlines; the choice of illustrations, all of these things affect the way in which we interpret what we see or hear.
On top of this, of course, the columnists and editors remove any remaining doubt from our minds as to just what we are to think about it all. Employing carefully developed psychological techniques, they guide our thought and opinion so that we can be in tune with the "in" crowd, the "beautiful people", the "smart money".
They let us know exactly what our attitudes should be toward various types of people and behavior by placing those people or that behavior in the context of a TV drama or situation comedy and having the other TV characters react to them in the Politically Correct way.
The average American, of whose daily life TV watching takes such an unhealthy portion, distinguishes between these fictional situations and reality only with difficulty, if at all.
He responds to the televised actions, statements, and attitudes of TV actors much as he does to his own peers in real life. For all too many Americans, the real world has been replaced by the false reality of the TV environment, and it is to this false reality that his urge to conform responds.
In the United States there is a huge farce being played out on a daily basis. This is the supposed antagonism between the allegedly more "left wing" Democratic and the more openly "right wing" Republican parties.
In reality they are two sides of the same coin. Both of them have at heart only the interests of this or that group of capitalists. It is basically like two barnyard pigs fighting to see which one gets to put its snout into the trough of wealth created by those that work.
The working class does not have a political party which represents its interests, and this is something which needs to be done and will have to be done in the near future.
It is not enough to merely demand economic reform or simply a greater say in the running of things. The State will continue to act in the interests of the minority of exploiters.
It is the combination of funds from those who are investing in the candidates and the personal fortunes that determine who can run and who can win.