MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
I was discussing with the program director recently about how I have been feeling that we have been on a roll lately with the shows we have been producing. I merely commented that with UFO sightings, the 9/11 anniversary, mysterious closures of solar observatories, rumors of weather weapons, explosions in Massachusetts, a Red Heifer being born in Israel and health security lapses – it was one hell of a week for Ground Zero topics.
I was also joking about how we really don’t have an emergency preparedness company as a sponsor because with all of these disasters people should really be thinking about preparedness.
This morning, I tuned into the morning news.
As usual, I would peruse the networks from Bloomberg, to MSNBC, Fox and as always I land on CNN as my final word on the happenings of the day.
To my surprise, when I changed the channel to CNN I wound up watching just in time for something I never thought I would see on a news program. It was a segment all about the size and shape of the President’s penis. My mouth had dropped as I thought to myself this would be a great topic for Howard Stern—but for CNN?
Stormy Daniels is about to release a “tell-all” book about her alleged relationship with the President. The book will not be released for a few weeks; however, CNN took the opportunity to almost endorse the book revealing its salacious and lurid details.
I tuned in time to take a screen capture that says “His penis is distinctive in a certain way.”
I didn’t know whether to laugh out loud or be angry about the choice of the reporters to report this. It did not stop there. Not only was the President’s genitalia described in the report, but there was also a moment where we hear directly from her new book, Full Disclosure, that his unit looks like Toad from the Mario Kart video game, which by the way is trending on Google.
Nintendo is being glib about the comparison, but I believe that citizens of the United States should be embarrassed and angry at CNN for dedicating an entire segment to the President’s penis while people are trying to survive the heavy rain and destruction of Hurricane Florence.
I came into my office and I talked to my producer, Ron Patton, and told him about how I was appalled by the segment and wanted to address it and I thought how can I criticize CNN for devoting a segment in their news to the President’s penis without sounding like I am devoting an entire show to it – well, the fact is I wouldn’t, but it is worth mentioning because it only proves my point that the media has lost their way and that there is a war for the hearts and minds of the people. This report is coming from the very network that urged social platforms and Twitter to remove Alex Jones from the internet because of his so-called objectionable material.
I guess when a network wields this much power – they get a God complex thinking that whatever they do is gold and that they can push the limits of credibility and taste.
It was reported yesterday that CNN, experienced a dramatic collapse in ratings last week compared to 2017. According to AdWeek, CNN viewership tumbled 41% in daytime TV ratings and tumbled 36% in primetime versus the same week last year.
In basic cable, CNN placed fifth with ESPN and Nickelodeon placing No. 3 and No. 4, respectively as Sponge Bob suddenly emerges to be more popular/credible than Jake Tapper and Chris Cuomo.
In primetime, CNN ranked No 6, while ESPN secured the first ranking. Fox News, MSNBC, HGTV, and the USA network all placed higher than CNN for primetime views.
Trump I am sure will take credit for it, but I would say that Trump Fatigue is the reason CNN is failing and when Russian Meddling gets lost somewhere between Sesame Street Muppets being gay and the Kavanaugh sex scandal – there has to be some sort of Trump attack that is inserted in the mix that makes people sigh and turn the channel to watch some cartoon sponge living in a pineapple under the sea.
Talking about this topic, in a way that is meaningful to my listeners is a lot more complicated than it appears on the surface. The task for me is to penetrate beyond the lurid headlines that the anti-Trump cheerleaders seem to like and to somehow speak about ideological virtue-and warn about how constant attacking and exploiting the ugliness of President Trump is not a substitute for rational analysis.
I am always curious if the so-called resistance knows this?
It is evident to me that the so-called media arm of the resistance is breeding contrarianism for the sake of contrarianism, and devoting segments to describing the President’s man parts has exposed yet another low point in our body politic.
Stormy Daniels sexual accusations and lurid details of her book should be left in the book; however. I am sure that CNN believes that this is their attempt at a merciless devotion to accuracy and facts.
Well, apparently CNN doesn’t mind disturbing the sensibilities and morality of those who wish to know more about news stories that affect them directly.
It is sad really because this is the type of media that demands that you watch them and not pay attention to people like me or Alex Jones.
Society is shaped by narratives — you can actually compare it to code or what is programmed into a computer or in our case our minds. This is why it is called, TV programming.
This programming arguably shapes the public identity, and attitudes about etiquette, social roles, opinions, ideologies, political leanings, philosophy, agendas, rules, laws, money, economics, jobs, hierarchies, politics, and government.
Without mental narrative, nothing is experienced but sensory impressions appearing to a subject with no clear shape or boundaries, if people were deprived of media exposure they would probably have to struggle to make decisions based on self-introspection.
The visual and auditory field is very effective in shaping opinions because we always feel that seeing is believing. Now with manufactured deep fake misinformation seeing is not proof and hearing is not always truth and opinion is not fact.
Unfortunately for most people truth is determined by whichever threatens or satisfies the various agendas, fears, and desires of the beholder.
This is cognitive bias and it is hard to shake the myths and prejudice that you cling to.
Almost all of our mental energy goes into mental narratives; most of them come from the media. They dominate our lives. And, for that reason, people who are able to control those narratives are able to control us.
There are people in the media who’ve figured out that they can actually take their ability to influence the way people think about themselves and their world and turn it into personal profit in much the same way a cult leader or a political leader does.
Cult leaders and political convince followers to turn over their entire lives in service to them. The media props up people whom they feel deserve your attention and create news instead of report it in order to attract advertisers.
Advertisers convince consumers that they have a problem or deficiency that can only be solved with some drug or some exciting product. It’s a never-ending cycle of noise and narrative – and most people believe it and don’t even think that they are manipulated it is a really twisted form of hypnosis with an agenda.
This is why the media is funded by weapons contractors and Pharmaceutical companies. It is a corporate oligopoly.
These corporate kings of the modern world have learned the secret that every ruler since the dawn of civilization has known: whoever controls the narratives that are believed by a society is the controller of that society. Identity, language, etiquette, social roles, opinions, ideology, religion, ethnicity, philosophy, agendas, rules, laws, money, economics, jobs, hierarchies, politics, and government: all mental constructs which only influence society to the extent that they are believed and subscribed to by a significant majority of the collective. If you have influence over the things that people believe about those mental constructs, you have influence over society. You rule it. The oligarchs manipulate the narratives of entire societies.
Orwell warned us of this in his book, 1984, and Hitler delighted in telling us that the big lie is believed when you tell it enough and that by the time the manipulators are finished, they can convince you that a square is a circle or that 2+2=5.
This is why there have been book burnings, heretic burnings, and now people with controversial views on the internet being censored or removed from technical platforms.
New programs in the education system and teachers who wear their politics on their sleeve also help in shaping young minds toward an agenda of socialism.
Unfortunately, it is working to some degree.
For instance, when Newsweek asked 1,000 adult U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 44% were unable to define the Bill of Rights.
A survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that a little more than one-third of respondents (36 percent) could name all three branches of the U.S. government, while another one-third (35 percent) could not name a single one. Only a quarter of Americans (27 percent) know it takes a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate to override a presidential veto. One in five Americans (21 percent) incorrectly thinks that a 5-4 Supreme Court decision is sent back to Congress for reconsideration. And more than half of Americans do not know which party controls the House and Senate.
A 2006 survey by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that only one out of a thousand adults could identify the five rights protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, more than half (52%) of the respondents could name at least two of the characters in the animated Simpsons television family, and 20% could name all five. And although half could name none of the freedoms in the First Amendment, a majority (54%) could name at least one of the three judges on the TV program American Idol, 41% could name two and one-fourth could name all three.
It gets worse.
Many who responded to the survey had a strange conception of what was in the First Amendment. For example, 21% said the “right to own a pet” was listed someplace between “Congress shall make no law” and “redress of grievances.” Some 17% said that the First Amendment contained the “right to drive a car,” and 38% believed that “taking the Fifth” was part of the First Amendment.
Teachers and school administrators do not fare much better. A study conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis found that one educator in five was unable to name any of the freedoms in the First Amendment.
In fact, while some educators want students to learn about freedom, they do not necessarily want them to exercise their freedoms in school.
While the idea of a state socialist globalist oligarchy is being created under our noses we assume that our children are being taught that we live in a relatively free democracy where accountable, temporary power is placed in the hands of a select few based on a voting process informed by the unregulated debate of information and ideas.
However, it appears that Civics are not really a staple in our school system.
A perfect example of this is when gun control activist David Hogg joined activist Michael Moore in Canada for the premiere of his anti-Trump film “Fahrenheit 11/9.
Moore handed Hogg the microphone to speak to the Canadian audience.
“I have a question for you guys: Who’s ready to save America? Who’s ready to make America the country we say it is on paper and make it the actual country that it wants to be? I think the most important thing to realize, however, is the problems we face as a country, whether it be water in Flint, Michigan or the amount of mass incarceration of people of color that can’t vote.
Hogg went on to say to the Canadian audience that in Florida, the number of African-Americans who can’t vote because of a previous conviction is 21%. In Kentucky, it is 26%. In Alabama, it is 15-16%. These are people of color who have been historically discriminated against and still are to this day.”
“Turn that shame into your vote!” Hogg said.
Then he paused and said, “If you are not Canadian.”
Then his rhetoric got worse when he turned to Moore and stated “I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the U.S.. Moore looked back at him and shook his head.
Stumbling for something smart to say Hogg them said “They can’t? Well, uhh, vote here. Learn from us, don’t let this happen here. We’ll need to come to you guys if we stay on this track.”
Moore grabbed the Microphone from Hogg in order to stop him from saying anything more. Later, Hogg took the microphone back and asked that if anyone from the IRS was watching the rally on Facebook, could they audit the President because according to Hogg, “Russia used the NRA to give Trump $30 million.”
Again, this shows that this high school student knows nothing about how the political system works and yet he is idolized by the political left because he knows how to parrot their programming.
Well, this is not surprising because most Americans have been programmed into believing that completely separate from the government, is an economy whose behavior is determined by the supply and demand of consumers. In reality, economics, commerce and government are fully controlled by an elite class of plutocrats, who also happen to own the media corporations which broadcast the information about the world onto people’s screens.
Control the narratives of economics and commerce, and you control economics and commerce. Control the narratives about politics and government, and you control politics and government. This control is used by the controllers to funnel power to the oligarchs, in this way effectively turning society into one giant energy farm for the elite class.
The encroaching oligarchy pushing for a globalist state are maintaining the illusion of freedom and democracy, but they keep it on a leash and trot it out like a dancing bear whenever people start questioning the actions that take away rights and freedoms in the name of safety.
We the people have been terrorized, traumatized, and tricked into a semi-permanent state of compliance by a government that cares nothing for our lives or our liberties.
We are being taught that questioning anything or speaking against state power or corporate media power makes you a conspiracy theorist and that doing so is a moral failing.
However, it is imperative that we attempt to unjack the minds of those who are feeding from the poisoned well of the media.
Remember that what we are up against is a narrative and with a narrative, anything is possible, including resisting the prevailing narrative by pursuing objectivity in the face of bias.
Those who see this have the ability to plunge toward health and human thriving without any regard for the made-up reasons why such a thing is impossible, and plant seeds of light which sprout in unprecedented directions that never could have been predicted by someone plugged into to the establishment’s Matrix.
Our national priorities need to be re-prioritized. For instance, some argue that we need to make America great again. I would like to make America free again, educated again, determined again, and tolerant again.
I would also hope that we demand that America be informed again with objective reporting from a media that doesn’t resort to dick moves in order to embarrass a sitting president or the country.
It would be nice if we could make America peaceful again – not just in our actions with other nations, but in how we treat people with beliefs that are different than our own.
Above all, America needs to be united again without the false flag catalysts of “new pearl harbors” or tragedies to motivate us into disingenuous bumper sticker patriotism.
It is time to bring down the negative propaganda machine and start respecting the autonomy of the individual and their right to self-determination without all of the noise and disruption that comes from a few power-hungry psychopaths who would rather mislead and coerce you into becoming just another drone in their dangerous end game.