"George Orwell's prophetic world where
'ignorance is strength' no longer seems a prophetic forecast, but a present reality....
"Carl Jensen's assessment of Adolph Hitler's philosophy of information control--
"More than half a century ago Hitler said the masses take a long time to understand and remember, thus it is
necessary to repeat the message time and time and time again. The public must be conditioned to accept the claims that are made...no matter how outrageous or false those claims might be." Censored 1996.
"'If, however, the public does not receive all the information it needs to make informed decisions,' Jensen claims, "then some form of news blackout is taking place... some issues are overlooked (what we call 'censored') and other issues are over-covered (what we call
'junk food news').'Why does a boxer's bitten ear receive local and nationwide coverage, but we are never told about presidential Executive Orders that affect the entire nation?'
"Aldous Huxley in his book, Brave New World, observes,
'The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.'...
"'Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country', wrote Edward Bernays, assistant to William Paley, founder of CBS.
'...We are dominated by a relatively small number of persons....
"World bankers, by pulling a few simple levers that control the flow of money, can make or break entire economies.
By controlling press releases of economic
strategies that shape national trends, the power
elite are able to not only tighten their stranglehold on
this nation's economic structure, but can extend that
control world wide.
Those possessing such power would logically want to remain in the background, invisible to the average citizen."