“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” ~ Edward Bernays
I’ve noticed Google’s search results are turning up mostly mainstream news articles at the top of its results lately. I’m sad to see this happen, and I’m glad I’ve already done a lot of online research. Google used to be good, now it’s not. The days of open source online researching are pretty much over.
What myths do you believe? How much influence has political correctness exerted upon your beliefs, your opinions, your animosities?
Who would you ostracize from society? Who would you silence and not allow to speak? What research would you forbid? What history do you consider off limits?
YouTube changes search to combat Las Vegas conspiracy videos
“The company updated its search algorithm Thursday to promote authoritative news sources at the top of search results, according to a person familiar with the matter. YouTube has been working on the change for months, but decided to release it early after conspiracy videos surfaced on its site about the Las Vegas shooting…” Read more: YouTube changes search to combat Las Vegas conspiracy videos http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/05/technology/culture/youtube-conspiracy/index.html
“But what if the whole notion of the myth is itself a myth?” ~ Sharyl Attkisson
“In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages…”
“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