MAKIA FREEMAN: “Hollywood, MSM and Silicon Valley: All Strings Pulled By Same Master”

“Since the US is so militarily dominant, and so culturally dominant via Hollywood and its propagandistic films, the Pentagon-CIA influence spreads its black tentacles out across the entire world. This manipulation not only squelches freedom but also destroys peace, since war (and the constant need for an ‘enemy’) is the lifeblood of the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, DARPA and all the other MIC agencies. We have to look this Pentagon-CIA influence straight in the face if we ever want to create a truly free world.”

~Makia Freeman

 

The Pentagon-CIA Influence is subtle yet, when you become aware of it, all-pervasive. We enter this world believing that we live in a society where the Media, the Film Industry, the Weapons Industry, the Tech Industry and the Government are separate, discrete industries that function autonomously. Many of us also believe that these industries contain tens or even hundreds of different brands, channels, products or platforms, only to later find out the ownership is highly concentrated at the top. However, even beyond that, one can trace a force, a group, which controls all of these diverse industries and more: the Pentagon-CIA influence. Let’s take a look at some recent examples, and some older ones, which illustrate this concept.

Pentagon-CIA Influence: Feeding Info to Hollywood that Not Even Defense Lawyers Can Access

The Guardian article CIA gave details of 9/11 suspect’s secret torture to film-makers, lawyers say exposes the rather stunning fact that the Hollywood producers of the film Zero Dark Thirty were able to learn things about the detention and beatings of Guantanamo inmate Ammar al-Baluchi that not even his defense lawyers were privy to. (Al-Baluchi is a 9/11 suspect facing the death sentence.) Why? Let me guess. Perhaps because the CIA has no interest in letting an innocent man go free and every interest in seeing Arab scapegoats get punished for 9/11 (a massive false flag op pulled off by these 3 groups) and every interest in providing good propaganda to Hollywood, the biggest film industry in the world, so they can continue to mold the perception of minds everywhere. The Nazis were good bad guys for awhile, but now Arabs are the best bad guys around — what with their scary beards and all.

This fantastic 2017 article Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA: US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows detailed the massive and astonishing extent to which movies directly influenced by the MIC. However, the influence is far beyond 1800 programs, since that is all we can ascertain so far with FOIA requests; there is much more hidden. There is also the issue of soft censorship whereby films never get made because they can’t obtain military support due to their ‘unacceptable’ scripts. The military censorship of entertainment is extreme:

“When a writer or producer approaches the Pentagon and asks for access to military assets to help make their film, they have to submit their script to the entertainment liaison offices for vetting. Ultimately, the man with the final say is Phil Strub, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) chief Hollywood liaison. If there are characters, action or dialogue that the DOD don’t approve of then the film-maker has to make changes to accommodate the military’s demands. If they refuse then the Pentagon packs up its toys and goes home. The documents we obtained further reveal that the Pentagon has the power to stop a film from being made by refusing or withdrawing support. Some movies such as Top Gun, Transformers and Act of Valor are so dependent on military cooperation that they couldn’t have been made without submitting to this process.”

The CIA and NSA both use their influence to change scripts:

“The CIA has also managed to censor scripts, removing or changing sequences that they didn’t want the public to see. On Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal ‘verbally shared’ his script with CIA officers, and they removed a scene where a drunk CIA officer fires an AK-47 into the air from a rooftop in Islamabad, and removed the use of dogs from the torture scenes.”

Pentagon-CIA Influence and the Mockingbird Media it Owns

Operation Mockingbird was a CIA project to infiltrate and covertly control the media. It began in the 1950s under then CIA director Allen Dulles. The declassified files (most are classified and secret, but a tiny fraction here) show how the CIA infiltrated the mainstream media and had its pieces inserted into TV, newspapers and journals everywhere as ‘news’ when they were nothing more than lies and propaganda. Richard Salant, former President of CBS News, once said that “our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.” Mockingbird was famously exposed in the 1975 Church Committee hearings. Nothing much has changed today. Journalists worldwide are still on the payroll, and some were brave enough to talk about it, such as the late Udo Ulfkotte who was given a heart attack for his trouble.

Pentagon-CIA Influence: Silicon Valley Tech Companies in Bed with US Military

The article ‘We did not sign up to develop weapons’: Microsoft workers protest $480m HoloLens military deal reveals that Microsoft made a deal worth $480 million to provide the US Army with augmented-reality headsets for the battlefield. In a positive sign, some of Microsoft’s employees signed a letter of protest against this, however the real point to consider is just how deeply embedded the US MIC (Military Industrial Complex) is within Microsoft and Silicon Valley in general.

Google and the Pentagon-CIA-NSA

I have already pointed out in previous articles how Google is deeply tied at the hip to the MIC, as seen by its efforts to promote a New World Order through censorship both abroad (Project Dragonfly) and domestically (the Good Censor). Google was hit with a backlash from its employees over Project Maven (Google’s contract with the Pentagon for a controversial drone imaging program that uses AI). Google also wants to turn everything over to AI (Selfish Ledger) and push the collective hive-mind of transhumanism onto the world. Google was started up with NSA and CIA seed money via CIA front companies like In-Q-Tel. For a deeper background read How the CIA Made Google.

Amazon and the CIA

The Pentagon-CIA influence is blatant at Amazon, which signed a $600 million contract with the notorious spy, assassination and foreign meddling agency which has been called the ‘Cocaine Import Agency’ at times due its role in the illegal drug trade.

Facebook and DARPA

Facebook is no different, having officially and ‘coincidentally’ started on the exact same day (Feb. 4th 2004) when LifeLog finished. LifeLog was a surveillance operation dreamt up by the ultra sinister DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the Pentagon’s technological development arm who are creating killer robots, death rays, autonomous swarms of aggressive nanobots and all sorts of lovely things for humanity. Facebook is the ultimate tool for self-surveillance whereby a person will willingly give up their data and privacy without realizing what they are doing.

The Revolving Door

We all know that Big Brother Government and the Cooporatocracy have a revolving door at the top, where officials switch between the two and end up regulating the very industries they are cosy with, and for which they used to work. The exact same thing happens with the DoD and Silicon Valley. One obvious example is Regina Duran who worked at DARPA then Google then Facebook.

Even the MSM admits the connection between Big Tech and the Pentagon. McClatchy writes:

“A funny thing has happened to Google and Amazon on their path toward high-tech success: They have become crucial cogs in the U.S. national security establishment. Defense industry analysts say the Pentagon views Big Tech, and particularly Google with its deep bench of artificial intelligence researchers, as vital to the nation’s future safety.”

Pentagon-CIA Influence Can Now Longer Be Ignored

It is impossible to ignore the massive and extreme Pentagon-CIA influence upon both American society and the world at large. Likewise, it is impossible to have a free society where so many power centers (Entertainment, MSM, Government, Big Tech, etc.) are so completely dominated and manipulated by the MIC. Since the US is so militarily dominant, and so culturally dominant via Hollywood and its propagandistic films, the Pentagon-CIA influence spreads its black tentacles out across the entire world. This manipulation not only squelches freedom but also destroys peace, since war (and the constant need for an ‘enemy’) is the lifeblood of the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, DARPA and all the other MIC agencies. We have to look this Pentagon-CIA influence straight in the face if we ever want to create a truly free world.

 

~via WakeUp-World.com

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TAMARA PEARSON: “13 Reasons Why We Hate Television”

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It’s not very meaningful

Television won’t bring you any of the change you want in your life or in the world. The Alternative Daily CEO Jake Carney commented that when he started this website, he didn’t turn a TV on for two years.

It promotes lazy thought

Television shows and advertising are aimed at the lowest common denominator. They recycle tired plot formulas that oversimplify characters, problems and the big issues. They promote easy and quick happiness (just buy a thing, just propose in a really clichéd way in public) and they rarely challenge viewers to think, criticize or question. Alternative Daily writer Megan Winkler commented that “most series really love characters who are self-destructive in one sense or the other. That’s a bummer. I’d like to see people recycling aluminum and plastic the way some writers recycle the same tired tropes again and again.”

It makes you eat unhealthy food

People tend to snack on unhealthy food while watching television. A professor of health sociology, Steve Gortmaker, noted that the advertising also “tends to increase intake of a range of unhealthy food products.”

It creates a world for you

“I hate the fact that I am being fed something by some Hollywood producer that probably makes a ton of money off me sitting on my ass, mouth wide open. Create your own world, create your own adventure instead,” Carney adds. When people watch television, they aren’t being mindful of themselves and their surroundings. Instead, they are attached to the story, visuals and sounds of the screen in front of them, he points out.

It promotes a sedentary lifestyle

According to author Bonny Rockette-Wagner, research indicates that we move even less while watching TV compared with other sedentary activities, like sitting at work. People watching television may not stand up for several hours, but even standing up for a minute every 20 minutes can help your body regulate important substances such as glucose and the hormone insulin.

It causes unrealistic expectations in relationships (and in most aspects of life)

The way television shows portray emergency rooms, police, romances, friendships and even weight-loss is unrealistic and can lead people to have false expectations in their own lives. “The more you believe in popular portrayals of romance on television, the less committed you may be to your real relationship,” the Huffington Post noted, based on research from the journal Mass Communication and Society.

It literally makes you dumber

People who watch more than three hours of TV per day over a period of 25 years were found to be more likely to perform poorly on various cognitive tests, researchers of another study found. Further, children under the age of two who watch television are likely to have decreased language development, according to David Hill, chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communications and Media. 

It promotes stereotypes and discrimination

From dating shows that objectify women to news shows with almost exclusively white male news anchors or young while blond female ones, to law and order shows where the criminals are destructive stereotypes of Latino and black criminals, television tends to reinforce racial and gender stereotypes, give voice to those who already have a disproportionate say in the world and ignore poverty and the working class altogether, instead of promoting human diversity. Even outside of the United States, American programming can dominate airtime, leaving little space for local identity, culture and issues.

It’s isolating

A few hours watching a movie with a partner or friends can be really nice, and even a bit of alone time with one’s favorite characters can be relaxing. But binge-watching can be a harmful addiction, an avoidance and distraction technique that is socially isolating.

There isn’t a lot of choice

There may be a lot of channels to choose from, but apart from the occasional good documentary or engaging historical drama, most of what airs on television is low quality, under-researched, badly written rubbish, leaving viewers with a false choice of many slightly varied types of crap.

It leaves you with less time for life

Everyone at The Alternative Daily agreed that too much television is a waste of time. A writer for The New York Times wrote in 1939, “TV will never be a serious competitor for radio because people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn’t time for it.”

How wrong they were! And I have to admit, I don’t understand how people who work one to two full-time jobs manage to squeeze in that average five hours a day of television. But they do, and while it makes sense that people who are exhausted find television an easier leisure activity than a trip to the park or cooking, moderation is key. Most of those five hours a day could be spent doing something much more rewarding, useful or truly relaxing.

It’s expensive

Americans spend more than $6 billion per year just paying for the electricity alone to power their television sets, according to Becoming Minimalist. And around $73 billion is spent on advertising every year in the United States. That’s more than the whole economies of many countries, just spent on manipulating people into buying stuff they don’t need and often things that objectively are bad for them.

It sets the bar low for who we look up to

Rather than admiring teachers, firefighters or other people dedicating their lives to helping others and to justice, a lot of people look up to the actors and actresses on television — the “celeb” culture. Idolizing these overpaid people for the most superficial reasons (who really knows them?) can be harmful to one’s self-esteem, with teenage girls in particular aiming to look like someone whose hair was professionally styled every 30 minutes.

We all need down time, time to relax and recharge and to process our day and our troubles. But you’re not processing much when you watch television, and there are lots of alternatives, such as a walk in the park, listening to or playing music, having a daydream (something that’s actually very creative), dancing, taking a bath or shower, getting a massage or having a cuddle, reading a book, taking part in a sport, walking a pet, having a chat over a hot chocolate and simple playing (yep, adults should do it too — it promotes curiosity). Mucking around with your photos, doing some craft or adult coloring, even finger-painting can be both good for your mind and relaxing.

—Tamara Pearson

 

 

 

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