& Public Perception
Insight Course: Lesson Two
We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows. ~ Katharine Graham, former owner of the Washington Post
Welcome back! After lesson one's powerfully inspiring materials, this second lesson will begin to look at the ways in which we are collectively deceived and sometimes even deceive ourselves. Consider that when we shut out the shadow side, we may be limiting the potential within all of us.
In order to be the change we want to see in the world, we can be most effective when we understand at least some of the basic inner workings of the old paradigm and work together to transform the shadows both within ourselves and out in the world.
This shadow exploration starts here with media deception and the media's role in influencing public perception. First, please watch a fascinating and revealing six-minute video clip from Canada's Vision TV on a little-known U.S. government trial in 1999 involving the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination.
Why is it that so few people are aware of this amazing trial and its verdict? Is the media somehow controlled in reporting on certain topics?
Next is an engaging essay which presents concise summaries of revealing writings by a number of award-winning, courageous journalists further suggesting that certain topics are censored from the news by media ownership. These journalists reported on powerful, disturbing stories at the risk of losing their jobs in order to bring highly important news to the public.
While you read some of the eye-opening information in the two-page summary at the link below, remember that by working together, we can change all of this.
www.WantToKnow.info/mediacorruption - summary of Into the Buzzsaw
Some of you may already know or have suspected how corporate ownership of the media has tended to promote fear and sensationalism while neglecting some of the most important issues our world is facing. Others may feel a bit overwhelmed after reading the revealing stories of these courageous, award-winning journalists.
For those who were not aware of media complicity in keeping certain key information from the public, please realize that many who have taken this course were shocked and disturbed when they first learned about some of these things. Yet we also know without doubt that every one of us can make a difference, and together we can be the change and build the world we envision.
Many people would rather not know about the major manipulations happening in our world. Believing that it is better to focus only on the positive, they choose to avoid looking into the shadows. Yet would you ignore a friend who was about to harm someone or commit suicide?
As long as we collectively choose ignorance over awareness, these manipulations will continue. In fact, they will likely grow in magnitude until people are finally forced to open their eyes and deal with the consequences.
The sooner each of us decides that we do want to know of important matters that are being hidden, and that we are willing to invite others to open their eyes, the more easily we will be able to transform our world in a direction that supports the good of all who share this beautiful planet with us.
Though these lessons include information on the shadow side of our world, our purpose is always to inspire you individually and all of us collectively to be the change we want to see. Consider that this can be a tremendous opportunity for us to make a real difference in our lives and world.
Never assume the obvious is true. ~ William Safire
To Complete Lesson Two on Media Deception: Click Here