When media gives you the answers, you need to ask more questions

Turn on the television today, and you will undoubtedly hear the voice of mainstream newscasters reassuring you that the safety and security of you and your loved ones is being taken care of by your government, so much so that they are preparing to go to war on your behalf. Don’t worry, they’ll tell you, the military will eliminate the “threats” before they can even become threats! Just go about your daily life, spend your money (credit gladly accepted), and trust that your tax dollars are where they need to be — protecting you from bogeymen, the ones who so selfishly refuse to bend to this so-called Western-style “democracy”.

Clearly there’s a problem here.

No matter how many times we’re sold the line that war is the only way to peace, the fundamental paradox in this statement can never be masked, not with all the corporate dollars thrown into creating mainstream media spin, nor by the best PR campaigns waged so smoothly by political lobbyists.

The truth, as David Swanson points out in no uncertain terms, is the following:

“The majority of Americans want the wars ended and the military spending cut. And the more they learn, the more they agree. The message of peace is one that you can expect people to agree with even if they don’t at first… So, never believe your television. Never doubt the popular demand for peace. Never stop spreading the word. Never accept that mass murder has been civilized. Know your own strength.” (See “Ending the Mindset That Gets Us into War“)

This may seem easier said than done, but engaged citizens across the globe are proving that we will not acquiesce quietly to the militarized media machine. Ever increasingly, people are waking up to the fact that tyranny, repression and exploitation are not and should never be the norm. Another way is possible.

In Chicago, protesters have been risking arrest to demonstrate against this past weekend’s NATO summit. To the north, Quebec is seeing the largest mass protest in North America this year… and perhaps ever, with the way people have been taking to the streets by the hundreds of thousands.

More and more, people are asking themselves and each other the same question that Dr. Paul Craig Roberts challenges us to consider:

“How do we rescue America from its government and from the corrupt media that serves as a Ministry of Truth for a corrupt government? (See “‘The Global War on Terrorism’: Are Americans Catching On, Waking Up, Unplugging?“)

Together, worldwide, we are seeing the alternatives, and Global Research is at the forefront of the battle against media lies. And unlike mainstream media, we don’t just give you the answers; instead, we help you ask the right questions. What kind of world do you want to live in? What kind of future do you picture for coming generations? Please support us in this challenge. Our independence exists wholly due to your donations and memberships. Scroll down to learn how you can help us fight the tide of media disinformation.


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