A correspondent recently wrote that he was tired of watching mainstream media news programming.
Here was my reply:
My solution, a couple of years ago, was just to stop watching the news. It’s all just government propaganda, anyway, delivered by journalists terrified of losing their lobby correspondent passes, BBC sinecures, and other ‘government beat’ reporting privileges.
Most of their stories – except perhaps sex and sport, which provide us proles with relieving circuses – are just government press releases anyway. The government-licensed media franchises suck them in like manna from heaven and treat them as holy gospel (e.g. The plight of the ‘rebels’ in Syria, as written by a Foreign Office policy wonk).
All genuine news comes from the Internet now anyway (e.g. the horror of the Al Qaeda/MI6/CIA Western-government-supplied ‘rebels’ in Syria releasing Sarin gas on civilians and being appalling cannibals). That’s why the self-appointed ‘authorities’ (who failed to receive their ‘authority’ either from me, you, or God) want to wrap the Internet in chains.
The only other supposedly non-government news-reporting sector is business and finance, but that’s a joke, as 95% of financial firms are government-sponsored enterprises run by government-privileged (e.g. FSA-approved) semi-civil ‘servants’, dependent on government-provided fiat money, fiat money insurance, and unstated guarantees of bail-outs.
Do yourself a favour. Just stop watching ‘the news’. Every time in the future you might then occasionally re-watch it, it becomes extremely obvious how manipulated it is, and how the obvious answer to virtually every ‘problem’ it discusses, is that the government should get booted out of whichever area the ‘problem’ is in (e.g. the NHS, various fomented wars around the world, the state of the roads).
It becomes blindingly obvious that private enterprise, the free market, and free competition should be employed instead, which is why you constantly hear about failures of the NHS to supply health sevices, but never hear stories about semi-free supermarkets failing to deliver food services. (I’m sure the British government would like to have created an NFS, a National Food Service, after its second world war, extended upon its rationing scheme. Even now it is constantly interfering in food services to make them worse (e.g. their war against fat). But the horror of an NFS is just too appalling to contemplate – even for the idiots of Whitehall – with endless queues, miserably bad food, and deaths through malnutrition. So even parliament’s clowns are too reticent to do it in the open. Though expect fat rationing and ‘luxury food’ taxes, anytime soon.)
Alas, never hold your breath waiting for any ‘news’ reporter to ask the dreaded question, “Why doesn’t the government just stop making a continual hash of this and simply get out of the way?”
No licensed mainstream journalist is ever going near that particular elephant in the global media garden, because it’s called ‘news programming’ for a reason. The two main programs are that ‘government is always good and always necessary’ and that ‘we need more government’. However, it’s a mark of high intelligence that these two constant messages are making you so tense. Your mind is obviously rejecting the implants. Avoid the propaganda programming entirely. Do yourself a mental favour.
Turn it off.
As the Oracle said in ‘The Matrix’, you’ll start feeling better straightaway.