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Mainstream News Media Do Not Seem to Support a Free Press

I am hoping that the more the new attorney general and the DOJ, and Senate Republicans, investigate the corrupt government parasites who attempted to falsely accuse Donald Trump of “collusions with Russians” and “meddling in the 2016 election,” the more the American people might then actually discover the truth about it. (But I am not holding my breath.)

Alas, many Americans believe myths and falsehoods about America and our elections, as well as other important matters, mainly based on false narratives that have been handed down through generations and promoted by what we know as the “mainstream media.”

For example, Americans believe they are living in a free country, but in reality they are not. Or, at least it isn’t as free as it once was in many ways. Jacob Hornberger has a recent post on America’s life of the lie.

For instance, the way I see it, many people believe that we have freedom of movement in America. But no, we don’t. Do you have the freedom to come and go as you please without having to report to a government bureaucrat or an armed goon at the border? Nope. You see, that would be freedom. But we live in a police state, and a police state is NOT freedom.

And real freedom would include the freedom to keep whatever you earn or honestly acquire, and do with it whatever you want, as Hornberger pointed out. And not have to report anything to the gubmint, your earnings, your charitable donations, your purchases, your property ownership, your business contracts or dealings, etc., because it’s none of the government’s damn business. If it’s none of the neighbor’s business then it’s none of the government’s business, I like to say.

Unfortunately, it seems that most Americans who believe they live in a free country suffer from “Stockholm Syndrome,” and they 100% support and defend their Rulers’ violations of their own rights, their freedom, their property, and their dignity.

But I also wanted to mention that we do not really have a “Free Press” in America. As Glenn Greenwald pointed out, most of the news media and punditry have still been hysterically going with the same “Trump-Russia collusions” since the Mueller Report has been released, even though Robert Mueller concluded that there is no evidence to support such a conspiracy theory, which is exactly what all that has been.

The hysteria is wide-spread, coming from news media people, some of whom actually know the truth but are mere propagandists for the Obama CIA, FBI and DOJ who criminally attempted to prevent a Trump presidency and to sabotage it now that Trump is President — but the hysteria is mostly coming from gullible, ignorant members of mainstream media who just don’t know any better.

But most Americans believe the false narrative and propaganda coming from the national security state and its news media flunkies, so, this case is another example of living the life of the lie, as Jacob Hornberger puts it.

I think that if we really lived in a genuinely free society that the government wouldn’t have the control that it has over the news media, the “Press.” The control that the national security state in Washington has over the mainstream (sic) media is perhaps more implicit and informal than if it were actually enshrined into law. Everything from the Washington Post and New York Times, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, have their “unnamed sources,” “anonymous government sources,” “people familiar with the matter,” and so on, many sources of which are government bureaucrats who have an agenda, that of maintaining the status quo (their power grabs) or increasing and strengthening the powers of the State.

However, besides these mainstream media government flunkies, we now have alternative media, such as what we can get on the Internet, and many independent investigative journalists.

In the old days, we had only ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times and Washington Post, and our local TV/radio stations and newspapers, most of whom got their “news” from the gubmint. But there was not really much of an alternative.

The official narrative was what people believed. But now, while most people believe the official narrative, at least now more and more people are getting the truth that they weren’t getting from mainstream government news.

So without the Internet, in the old days people didn’t really have any alternative, so all they heard was official narrative. For example, I always thought that Richard Nixon did himself in by attempting to cover up the Watergate burglary. And that he was helped to be taken down by the “liberal media.” But the more I learned, I see that it was probably the national security state that was behind the whole thing. The actual Watergate burglars and co-conspirators included CIA guy E. Howard Hunt, after all. (Why would a professional CIA spook get involved with some low-level election campaign operation?) And Bob Woodward was allegedly a CIA asset, who was allegedly participating in taking down Nixon allegedly on behalf of the national security state.

And why would the national security state want to take down Nixon? Well, it certainly wasn’t because he was a warmonger and “We’re all Keynesians now,” because the statists love that stuff.

Nixon began his détente meetings with China in February 1972 and with the Soviets in May that year. At the end of the day, the national security state does not want to thaw the Cold War, as we have seen in its apparatchiks going after Donald Trump, who has clearly not been loyal to their Cold War 2.0 agenda.

You see, the national security state thrives on wars, cold and hot, and on terrorism and fears of terrorism, to justify its existence. John F. Kennedy was attempting to thaw the Cold War already in the early 1960s, and look what happened.

So the national security parasites had to take down Nixon to do with their loyalty to their cult and the power trips their beloved State gives them.

Now, why do most Americans believe the official narratives imposed by government? Because the official narratives (such as “lone nut shooter” or “Trump-Russia collusions”) are continuously carried forward by the mainstream news media.

And why is this? Because many graduates from America’s journalism schools are products of government schools, and so they don’t know any better. Just like most Americans, they too were raised to recite the Pledge of Obedience to the flag, to sing the National Anthem, to believe in America’s religion of “American Exceptionalism.”

And worse than today’s graduates of America’s journalism schools are the political operatives and campaign strategists who then became news anchors, news program hosts, reporters, and so on. I could name them here, but you probably know who many of them are. How could you not know who many of them are, when many of today’s news anchors, news program hosts, and reporters started out as political operatives and campaign strategists, or worse, government bureaucrats. It’s a sick revolving door.

So, many Americans who depend on the mainstream news outlets for “information” think they live in a free society, but they are getting propaganda and believing it, hook, line and sinker, and thus accepting one intrusion after another into their private lives or restrictions on their liberty, in the name of “national security.”

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