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On average, US citizens spend about 5 hours/day watching television.John Whitehead suggests that they "are being programmed to accept the brutality, surveillance and dehumanizing treatment of the American police state as things happening to other people."[1]

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
A Very British Coup
ARTE
BBC coverage of the Calais JungleCoverage of the European migrant crisis from the BBC.
Glenn Beck
CNN"Deep State TV network and master of fake news", experienced a precipitous decline in popularity since about 2019
Conspiracy Files
Germany/Public broadcasting
Alasdair Milne
NieuwsuurA state-funded TV program that replaced several award-winning current affairs programs that were "too biased"...meaning not following the official narrative.
Saving Syria's Children
Secret Society
The Cook Report
The Met
World in Action

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Hollywood“The great ideology of which we are only dimly aware of being subjected to in the West is Hollywoodism, a real complete system of values, models of behavior and thought, of how we should dress and what we should eat, etc. In short, an entire model of reality, to which we in varying degrees end up believing. And it is precisely those who are not aware of the purely faith-based nature of this who in no time at all finds himself a fundamentalist, that is, someone who blindly believes in his own models of reference without at all realizing their relativity. Like it or not, we are all Hollywood fundamentalists - we've watched too much American cinema and television in our lives not to be. Some will be more so than others, but no one escapes.”Roberto Quaglia
Hollywood“Today, very little of our make-believe is drawn from children's games, storytelling, folktales, and fables, very little from dramas and dreams of our own making. Instead we have the multibillion-dollar industries of Hollywood and television to fill our minds with prefabricated images and themes.”Michael Parenti
Hollywood“The hierarchs of Hollywoodism want to possess and control your mind, as well as that of everyone else, and this possession manifests itself whenever you think in the terms they set. And they already possess your mind, at least partly, even if you believe they don't. Every time you like to quote the Matrix in your oppositional speeches, or movies like V for Vendetta... but in this case I have bad news for you, my friend. Even the Matrix, even V for Vendetta were injected into your head by the sorcerers of Hollywoodism, they are allegories that they put into circulation, it is not your own work. And they did it for you. To help you express your dissent better. And by expressing your dissent in the exact terms they have laid out for you, you demonstrate that you are wholly part of their immaterial realm, and by doing so you make it more stable. You don't believe it? Think about it closer.”Roberto Quaglia
Hollywood“For a hundred years, Hollywood has represented the Western imagination in its cinematographic products, and in doing so it builds it, homogenizes it, sets its standards. But from what moment can we begin to call this activity of structuring our tastes and customs, a real effort at manipulation? That is difficult to establish. However, there is evidence that in recent decades US cinema is increasingly overflowing with clearly intentional elements of mass manipulation, we can identify, recognize and describe them, and these manipulation techniques are the result of extraordinary knowledge of the exact methods for how the masses of people can be conditioned. The framework is therefore of a very polished science of sociological engineering, new things, things that is not taught even in the best universities - apart from possibly some military universities of which we know little or nothing.”Roberto Quaglia
Peace“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”John Lennon
Police“If you think about it, this is a really ingenious trick. Because when most of us think about police, we do not think of them as enforcing regulations. We think of them as fighting crime, and when think of “crime,” the kind of crime have in our minds is violent crime. Even though, in fact, what police mostly do is exactly the opposite: they bring the threat of force to bear on situations that would otherwise have nothing to do with it... most violent crime does not end up involving the police... Why are we so confused about what police really do? The obvious reason is that in the popular culture of the last fifty years or so, police have become almost obsessive objects of imaginative identification in popular culture. It has come to the point that it’s not at all unusual for a citizen in a contemporary industrialized democracy to spend several hours a day reading books, watching movies, or viewing TV shows that invite them to look at the world from a police point of view, and to vicariously participate in their exploits. And these imaginary police do, indeed, spend almost all of their time fighting violent crime, or dealing with its consequences.”David Graeber
Jacob Rees-MoggMasks are worn more by socialists when there are television cameras around than when they are not going to be seen.”Jacob Rees-Mogg21 October 2021
Malcolm X“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”Malcolm X1963

 

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