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Forum Post: Corporate owned mainstream media propaganda UNVEILED

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 16, 2012, 9:28 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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Watch this fantastic short clip from Network: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Xd5vuJcHU . Wow. Kind of gives you shivers. It's a different clip than the typical one shared from that film. KevinPotts offered the link earlier in a comment and I just wanted to spread it to more people. My hope is that the Internet will bring us back out of this spell to reality. In some ways is has and there is great promise on this front in the future. More on that at this link: http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-dont-see-the-power-we-have-in-our-hands-to-tran/

The film Good Night an Good Luck showing the struggles and triumphs of Edward R Murrow is pretty magnificent on this same topic. His short speech on the dangers of TV for America if we are not responsible citizens and stewards of this democracy is just splendid at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cfwsfGqgPM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The award winning film Manufacturing Consent does an excellent job unwrapping the big lie that is mainstream media. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LVsiP0s33A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Bulworth does an interesting treatment of this too, wrapped up in a comedic package. The title of this post is the last line of that film: "Be a spirit. Not a ghost." The message is to live your life awake, think for yourself and ACT on what you know rather than parrotting the lifestyle, talking points and mindset you see on TV and living a life of quiet desperation from the sofa. Check this out :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCely_XDSDw

Jack Nicholson's character in the film "Easy Rider" pretty much sums it up as they chat around the campfire: "Oh they'll talk and they'll talk about freedom. But when they see a free individual, it scares them." Here's the scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyaUtnWr8Gw&feature=youtube_gdata_player . Just take a moment to watch the first half of this famous seen up to where he says, "No, it makes them dangerous."

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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Network is a great movie.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Is this post (be a spirit not a ghost) still showing up on your screen. Someone else just told me it's been removed. That seems odd. It shows up when I'm logged in and I see your comment, but when I log out it's gone (like a ghost :)

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Amazing that it like a few others became mainstream hits in a way. Important touchstones for our culture. This is one case in which entertainment industry's proclivity for self-reference could be be beneficial :)

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

i think you changed the title of your post and forgot about. Or is this different than the one you mentioned in your message?

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Thanks. Same post. I changed the title to see of that was the issue (the words ghost and spirit were in the title as part of quote from film. So, if you're saying it's showing up now, that must have been it, an auto filter.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Yah it was showing up the whole time. The reason I didn't find it before is due to my "control F" search for the word Ghost. I thought that was in the title originally.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Ah. OK. Good. Thank you.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Another good seen to get your general "take a stand" populist sensibilities raised is this one (fun): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq8CtJSQFL4&feature=youtube_gdata_player