The mass media is a significant force 


in our culture. If reporters are biased, 


the bias could very likely influence 


which facts reporters report and which 


facts are not reported. On the other 


hand, verifiable facts can also be,


 purposely, framed and described in


 such a way that it can totally


 misrepresent people and/or groups.


Dumbing down

According to Wikipedia, dumbing down is the deliberate 

oversimplification of intellectual content in education, 

literature, and cinema, news, video games, and culture. 

Originated in 1933, the term "dumbing down" was movie-

business slang, used by screenplay writers, meaning: "(to) 

revise so as to appeal to those of little education or 

intelligence". (1) Dumbing-down varies according to 

subject matter, and usually involves the diminishment of 

critical thought by undermining standard language and 

learning standards; thus trivializing academic standards, 

culture, and meaningful information, as in the case of 

popular culture.

The media and Hollywood are also tools for dumbing 


people down for controlled obedience. It has been said the 


brainwashed are easier to control. Mark Twain said, 


"I never let school get in the way of my education."


The Power of Persuasion

Most unsuspecting viewers, readers and listeners assume 


that the media is accurate and honest. 



Mainstream media could possibly be the fountainhead of 


fear, brainwashing and polarity in our societies. Mass


 Media has a tendency of persuading people by slanting


 stories and/or siding with whatever serves the agendas of


 their owners and/or controllers. 



Mass media has the power and ability to portray people 


and certain situations as righteous, well-informed, and 


reasonable... while demonizing others. They can broadcast 


to the masses slanderous blatant or subliminal character 


assassinating remarks about a person or group. 



Information that does not serve them or their systems is 


snubbed and dismissed while that which supports their 


agenda is amplified and repeated. This is how one can 


easily become indoctrinated, brainwashed, conditioned, 


coached, trained, persuaded and programmed.



In far too many instances, unsuspecting viewers, readers 


and listeners are conditioned to believe that whatever 


comes from the media is credible. 



Many can easily be influenced with deceptive, superficial


 and empty statements and/or reports conveyed and/or 


presented as absolutes... when much of it does not 


challenge one to think critically. This is a very powerful 


dumbing down technique to poison and control the minds 


of the masses.

It's easy to fool people. The real challenge is convincing 


them they have been fooled.

Unfortunately, many viewers have become victims to 


media programming. Many are oblivious and don't realize 


what is happening in plain sight.

Slavemasters understood that their social control of the slaves could not be based solely on physical coercion. Knowledge was power, and virtually all slave codes established in the United States set restrictions making it illegal to teach slaves to read or write. The statute below, passed by the state of North Carolina in 1830—1831, was fairly typical.


AN ACT TO PREVENT ALL PERSONS FROM TEACHING SLAVES TO READ OR WRITE, THE USE OF FIGURES EXCEPTED

Whereas the teaching of slaves to read and write, has a tendency to excite dis-satisfaction in their minds, and to produce insurrection and rebellion, to the manifest injury of the citizens of this State:

Therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That any free person, who shall hereafter teach, or attempt to teach, any slave within the State to read or write, the use of figures excepted, or shall give or sell to such slave or slaves any books or pamphlets, shall be liable to indictment in any court of record in this State having jurisdiction thereof, and upon conviction, shall, at the discretion of the court, if a white man or woman, be fined not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned; and if a free person of color, shall be fined, imprisoned, or whipped, at the discretion of the court, not exceeding thirty nine lashes, nor less than twenty lashes.

II. Be it further enacted, That if any slave shall hereafter teach, or attempt to teach, any other slave to read or write, the use of figures excepted, he or she may be carried before any justice of the peace, and on conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to receive thirty nine lashes on his or her bare back.

III. Be it further enacted, That the judges of the Superior Courts and the justices of the County Courts shall give this act in charge to the grand juries of their respective counties.



Source: "Act Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina at the Session of 1830—1831" (Raleigh: 1831).

History is not over. It is, instead, ours to make.

—Michael Albert



Thank you, Michael Albert 


Satan’s art of war is to use all means 


necessary to confuse us, suppress us, 


weaken us, tear us down, condemn us, 


accuse us, crush our spirit, lay heavy 


burdens and strongholds on us, plant 


seeds of negativity, steal our joy,


destroy our testimony and/or 


ministry, kill the consciousness of


God’s people and eradicate, dismantle,


crush, wreck, shatter, sabotage, dumb


 us down so that we are unable to 


think, wipe out, and/or ruin any 


evidence that glorifies and honors 


Christ.


Satan doesn't want to see God's 


people move in power and victory.


The world is headed for a moral and cultural decline as 


the mass media takes the helm and programs viewers, 


listeners, and readers with the illusion of meaning. 


Sad to say, many unsuspecting individuals take that 


which they are exposed to as the gospel truth. The truth 


is in the viewers face, so close they are not be able to focus


 on it until it's too late. Individuals will not realize they 


have become enslaved to the programming. The reality 


media created will own them. Their minds will be bound 


by the beliefs mass media established. 

The mass media is tremendously 


impactful. It carries a lot of 


earthshaking weight in our culture! It 


transmits messages from a multitude 


of sources and provides information 


and leisure entertainment to the 


masses



These messages promote not only 


products, but ideas, ideals, moods,


 images, attitudes and sense of what 


is and is not important.



 The media has considerable influence


 towards moral decadence. It is much 


like a double edged sword which 


means there are positives as well as 


negative influences.

A large portion of the population spends a tremendous 


amount of time watching television, listening to the radio, 


reading newspapers, magazines or interacting with other 


forms of mass media. We all know and have witnessed 


that the mass media can be very indiscriminate in its 


programming. We all know that pornography, crime, 


violence and many other societal ills are, in far too many 


instances, glorified.  


Our souls are at stake!


We are in an invisible spiritual battle with a cruel enemy 


who is crafty, cunning, rude, controlling, sly, subtle, 


malicious, and dangerous. This is a real enemy who 


prowls around seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) 


He is evil and will stop at nothing to gain new ground so 


that he can profoundly influence the human sphere by


leading God's people astray.

The enemy wants to access our minds and hearts and get 


a foothold in our affairs, and he only needs a pinhole 


to slip through. 


*He comes in many different disguises and has an arsenal


 of evil schemes and strategies.


Satan's goal is to cause our downfall by unleashing doubt, 


division, destruction, and doom in our lives, to name a 


few.

Satan may come to us in sheep's 


clothing, but inwardly he is a ferocious



wolf. Sometimes he will even disguise



himself as a servant of righteousness, 



twisting and trying to manipulate 



God's Word.

We must recognize our enemy. We must know 

Satan's characteristics, tactics, and strategies so that we 

can take our position of full power and authority over him.

When we know the real... 



we will know what and who 



is false.

There are positive and negative influences of mass media, 


which we, as responsible members of our society, must 


understand.

The Power of the Media


The pros:

The media can educate, inform and enlighten society. It 

can bridge understandings between cultures, create 

meaningful discussions, resolve personal and societal 

issues, promote positivity and encourage peace.

On the flip side:

It can generate negative stereotypes, foster ignorance and 

dumb people down, misrepresent and mislead, spread a 

lies, stir racial violence, accuse people of crimes and 

present corrupted stories to the world with slants, slurs 

and bias.

Media can make us smarter or dumber. We are all being 

affected either directly or indirectly by the messages being 

delivered through all media platforms.

Withholding information, secrecy, keeping the populace 


dumbed down and ignorant are weapons of oppression,  


for some, but...thank God, truth and long-suffering are on 


the side of the oppressed.


In the United States, massive

 corporations dominate the 

landscape... these corporations control   
90% of the media!

Media and communications, i.e., newspapers, magazines, 


television, radio, the arts, etc., are 90% owned, produced 


and controlled by 6 media giants. America's News Media 


Companies are owned by 15 billionaires!

In a free and democratic society, with billlionaires owning 


and controlling 90% of the media, could this undermine 


our democracy?

Privately educated white men dominate the media. This 


creates an elitist worldview in much of the media. 

Is it possible for the privileged and predominantly 


white, male, privately educated, who don't understand 


nor can they accurately represent in the media, the 


situations and choices faced by most people as they are 


outside of their own life experiences.

Mass media with its intense stream of 


data and conservative points of view 


shapes our values and influences our 


perception of the world. 



Media conglomerates have 


concentrated their control over what 


we see, hear and read. Almost all 


media comes from and is controlled 


by 6 media giants.

Media controllers and owners shape what stories are 


covered, they influence what is and isn't written and how 


stories are written. 

Few people would disagree that a free press (information) 


is pivotal for a free and democratic society. In a free and 


democratic society, one of the fundamental principles is 


that people should be treated in a manner that is fair and 


equitable.

Is the power of the press being 


concentrated in too few hands?

When referring to the mass media as a "group," it is to say 


that newspapers, movie studios, television networks, radio 


stations and "media conglomerates" are all a part of this 


group of people and companies related to the collective 


we call "the media." The media not only create messages, 


but they create messages with embedded values. This, in 


and of itself, can have pervasive consequences.

The media constructs a message, disseminates it into 


society and targets specific people in order to achieve an 


end result. The end result is ultimately meant to sell 


viewers something; either a product, service or an 


ideology. 

We live in a society which often programs the masses, via 


radio, television, newspapers, magazines, etc., regarding 


what is good, bad, ugly and perfect. 



Satan uses broadcast media to dictate what people should 


think and how people should think... when in reality...


 society’s definition of good, bad, ugly and perfect is 


no more than a grand illusion filled with secrecy and 


ignorance that enslaves the mind, body and spirit.



Media can purposely prime, distort, and/or whitewash 


stories and present to viewers, readers and listeners as 


fact; although, stories can contain covert and overt 


politically slanted material, provided under the pretense 


that it is neutral


Media's Responsibility to Our Society


Freedom of speech and the freedom of expression

should be safely and humanely encouraged; although,

every freedom comes with an equal responsibility. 


Mocking and criticizing others usually occurs when the


irresponsible and insecure projects their own flaws onto 


others. They go for the cheap shots. They're never 


comfortable with secure people. For those who have low 


self-esteem... mocking eases some of their emotional 


turbulence and feelings of uselessness.

Media can set norms for readers, listeners and viewers by 


choosing what is covered or discussed. In the end, the 


consensus among observers is that media have some 


effect, even if the effect is subtle. This raises the question 


of how the media, even general newscasts, can affect 


citizens. 


One of the ways is through framing: the creation of a 


narrative, or context, for a news story. The news often 


uses frames to place a story in a context so the reader 


understands its importance or relevance. Yet, at the same 


time, framing, sensationalizing and focusing on conflict 


affects the way the reader, listener or viewer processes the 


story.


Framing can lead to political bias and influence voters. 


Ican also affect the way we see race, socioeconomic 


status, or other generalizations. 


The mass media has the ability to reach a large audience. 


They are able to transmit information throughout many 


different regions of the world simultaneously and can


 present stories with all kinds of slants, i.e., through the 


editing process, who they interview and what shots the 


videographer takes. Writers and producers can present a 


totally different story to the world, if they wish. It mainly 


depends on the consciousness of the producer and the 


moral principles of the station owners.



“Although not explicitly stated by the founding fathers, 


but clearly explicated here, is that ultimately what the 


media has today (and perhaps has always had) is power; 


specifically, the power to inform, the power to persuade, 


and the power to help steer the opinions of the masses on 


topics ranging from perceptions of war, race and 


perceptions of politicians. 


Beyond question, modern-day society is greatly 

influenced by mass media every day, and in many 

distinctive ways. 

Many stations are owned and/or monitored by white men 


who are decidedly, naturally or even resentfully unable to 


empathize. Many are not diverse, curious, critical thinkers,


justice-concerned, fair-minded or dedicated to telling the 


truth. Public service and freedom of expression are not 


necessarily their priorities. As a result, viewers end 


up uninformed and/or misinformed.


Some media outlets are notorious for wielding their power 


and influence! Many mainstream media outlets have 


become amplification channels for evil with hidden bias' 


that mislead and divide us. 


We are often advised to avoid treating media outlets as


 the 'gospel truth'... or all there is.


Basically, media can make one more astute, better-


informed, savvier or... target, dumb-down and enslave the 


mind. It can help one to become more enthusiastic about 


life, or, on the other hand, one can become frustrated, 


super cynical, dejected, troubled and discouraged.

 


The practice of having ‘experts’, anchormen, and 


celebrities providing us with easily digestible content that 


doesn’t require us to think critically and independently, 


gets us into the disempowering, brain-numbing habit of 


accepting and conforming to the directives of external 


‘higher’ authorities. This is one aspect of how social 


brainwashing and ‘dumbing down’ is achieved. There is 


also evidence that not only is the carefully devised content 


being used to manipulate and control the minds of the 


populace, but the technology is implicated as well.



“Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. 


This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must 


electrically control the brain."



Media has the ability to encourage positive actions, 


positive demeanor, positive speech and practices or it can 


flood our minds with pools of negativity and a cynical and 


humdrum approach to life. 



Media has the power to enrich society for future


 generations or demolish, strip down and/or bankrupt 


social progress. 



We are all being affected either directly or indirectly by 


the messages being delivered through all media platforms, 


at any given time.


“Most people gaze neither into the past nor the future; they explore neither truth nor lies. They gaze at the television.”

~ Radiohead

While many people would like to think that television is 


just a cheap form of harmless news and entertainment, 


social scientists have long been aware of the fact that the 


media, and in particular television, are used as tools not 


just to subtly influence mass consciousness, but to 


manufacture individual mindsets that are malleable and 


compliant with the mainstream paradigm. 


The content shared on television is carefully designed by 


some of the best scientists in the world, using cutting edge 


knowledge of our psychological make-up, to ensure that 


the values and agendas of the elite are normalized and 


accepted as natural by the wider population.


“It’s becoming obvious to most that the media is nothing


 but a megaphone for the global elite to present biased


 news that’s designed to align the masses with their 


agenda.” 


~ James Morcan



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The American news media owes itself and its consumers a 


difficult look inward. Then, they must expeditiously... do 


all that they can to eradicate white supremacy from 


media practices, norms, and culture.

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