Two ways to resist media mind control. Retweet
A new Mental Lever!
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- Zero Aggression Basics
- The Nature of Government
- Statism & Statist Myths
- Elements of a Voluntary Society
- Machinery of a Voluntary Society
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Today, we’re adding a new Lever to our Voluntaryist Strategies & Tactics collection. This one addresses…
- Who controls the public debate
- How they do it
- Why your ideas and desires are always excluded
- What you can do about it
Check out: Are you being manipulated by a statist machine?
ZAP The State and have a nice day,
Jim Babka & Perry Willis
Co-creators, the Zero Aggression Project
As a freethinker from childhood (atheist at 8, anarchist at 12 without any outside influence) I have been conscious of the biased media. However, I was unaware of how powerful the influence was on my unconscious and how skillfull the manipulation was. In 1980 I returned from South America where a major event was developing. I had been watching it live and watching coverage on TV. On returning I saw coverage by US media and watched for about 5 minutes before I realized it was the same event. The “report” was so skewed I hardly recognized it. I was astonished. I began to analyze how some facts were ignored, some facts distorted, and generally the whole event was used to convey a political myth. Had I not had first hand knowledge I would have been fooled. At that moment I decided to boycott MSM.
I have benefited greatly on an unconscious level also. My conscious mind can only filter partially. Some lies get through, especially when tired/sleepy. Those shape conscious thoughts. I now realize how dangerous and powerful the manipulation by MSM is. But it will still get to me if I consume it exclusively. I need to counter it with alternative media, alternative ideas, even if they are biased. Then it is easier to sift and find the truth. Opposite views stimulate thought.
“Opposite views stimulate thought.” A powerful idea for insight and personal creativity, as well.