Edward Bernays must be looking up with a proud smirk on his face. His teachings have been perfected beyond his wildest dreams. It had to be done in the name of democracy. Truth, freedom and liberty have always been dangerous and unnecessary concepts for the ruling class to allow. The propaganda media will do there duty until the very end.

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” – Edward Bernays – Propaganda

Guest Post by Jesse

Tweeting the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization, One Institution At a Time


“[Edmund] Burke said that there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate, more important far than they all.”

Thomas Carlyle

“In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection is must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people.”

Hugo L. Black

“The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”

Hunter S. Thompson

“We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House, Newsworld or CNN.”

B.W. Powe

Quod erat demonstratum. (that which was to be demonstrated)


  1. Should we thank Tim directly, or would it be more appropriate to genuflect before his Illuminati bosses? What a crock of shit.

  2. Reminds me of this story from last week:

    US journalists less satisfied, see negative trend

    Washington (AFP) – American journalists have become increasingly dissatisfied with their work and see the industry moving in the wrong direction, a new survey shows.

    The Indiana University survey, which follows up on research first conducted in 1971, found that as newsrooms are shrinking, journalists see themselves having less autonomy and that job satisfaction is on the decline.

    The 2013 survey shows that, compared with a decade earlier, “the updated demographic profile of US journalists reveals that they are now older on average, slightly more likely to be women, slightly less likely to be racial or ethnic minorities, slightly more likely to be college graduates (and) more likely to call themselves Independents politically.”

    Released late last week, it found 59.7 percent say that journalism in the United States is headed “in the wrong direction.”

    The median age of full-time US journalists increased by six years from 2002 to 47.

    In terms of job satisfaction, just 23 percent of the journalists surveyed said they were “very satisfied” with their work, compared with 33 percent in 2002 and 49 percent in 1971.

    The survey also suggests journalists are more careful about ethics.

    “Far fewer US journalists in 2013 are willing to say that some reporting practices might be justified in the case of an important story,” it said.

    “These practices include using confidential or personal documents without permission, badgering or harassing news sources, seeking undercover employment, posing as someone else, and paying for information. These seem to be indicators of a more cautious and perhaps more ethical journalism.”

    More than 80 percent of those surveyed said social media was important to promote them and their work, and more than two-thirds (69.2 percent) said they are more engaged with their audiences because of this.

    But just under half — 48.9 percent — said social media allow them to communicate better and only 29.7 percent said these platforms enhanced their professional credibility.

    The report was based on interviews with a random sample of 1,080 journalists including 358 at daily newspapers, 238 from weekly newspapers, 132 from television stations and networks, 97 from radio, 92 from online news organizations, 103 from the wire services, and 60 from news magazines.


  3. “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.”

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Francis I


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