especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the
truth, for being correct.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of
If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
WHERE SHOULD WE GET
Without the popular media, we would
have little awareness of what goes on beyond our personal experience.
The media - the mainstream / corporate / establishment media -
provide us with our understanding of the world.
But, what if the media's goal is not to inform us, but to misdirect
What if they do this by manufacturing false narratives that reflect
the views of established power, and serve the agendas of a global
oligarchy, offering endless streams of propaganda, disinformation
and lies, misinforming us and preventing us from understanding
how the world really works?
What if media celebrities, pundits, news presenters, journalists,
producers and editors, are not interested in telling us the truth?
What if they are purposely misrepresenting the facts and leaving
out critical information about issues and events?
What if they are just uninformed themselves or have been socialized
to publish information that they know their bosses and owners
want, while avoiding subjects and news content they know will
hurt their careers?
What if as a result, they lie to us, every day, all of the time?
What if the narrative that the oligarchy constructs through their
control of most major media institutions worldwide is false, and
has as its goal, not to give us the information we need to participate
in democratic government and understand the world, but to misinform
us in order to maintain their power and the power of western financial,
corporate, dynastic and political elites - to preserve the status
quo - in order to ensure the continued hegemony of the oligarchy?
If this is the reality, what should we do? If we want the truth,
where do we go to get it?
This is the challenge I have faced over the past 25 years. My
solution has been to seek out alternative voices, courageous men
and women who pay a price for their truthfulness - who never get
the big book advances, who never get the choice news assignments,
who never climb the advancement ladder at the mainstream media
corporations, who never earn the big salaries, who never achieve
celebrity status. Instead, for challenging establishment narratives,
debunking lies, and pursuing truth, they are marginalized, and
we never read, hear or see them. And sometimes they even lose
their freedom for trying to tell us the truth.
On these pages I have gathered many of the truth-tellers I have
learned from and come to respect. There are many others I do not
know about. If you are interested in the truth, seek them out.
Learn from them. And, in doing so, you will start to challenge
the false narratives we are propagandized with everywhere, every
day, and you will begin to understand how the world really works.
"WE'LL KNOW OUR
DISINFORMATION PROGRAM IS COMPLETE
WHEN EVERYTHING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC BELIEVES IS FALSE."
William Casey, Ronald
Reagan's CIA Director, 1981
MUST REJECT THE CORRUPT MAINSTREAM CORPORATE MEDIA,
AND SEEK INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH.
"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 our 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."
Edward Bernays in his 1928 book
"During times of universal
deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
"The real underlying currency
of our world is narrative, and the ability to control it. Everything
always comes down to this one real currency. If you look at what
all these think tanks, NGOs, media outlets and grant making networks
that billionaires pour their money into actually do, it ultimately
boils down to controlling the dominant stories that people tell
about what's going on in their world."
"The media giants that
control our access to information, from search engines like Google
to social media like Facebook, have turned themselves into portals
to the world and present themselves as impartial in that role.
However, behind a facade of separateness, strong connecting links
bind the tech giants to the oligarchy and security state on which
they rely, giving the interests of the elite determinative influence
over which information we access."
"If you (a journalist)
leaves the official line, if you produce dissenting reports,
then you will soon feel this. There are many ways to get you back
in line quickly. If you don't follow the guidelines, you will
not keep your job long. This system works pretty well, and it
reflects established power structures.
... The point is that journalists wouldn't be there unless they
had already demonstrated that nobody has to tell them what to
write because they are going say the right thing. If they had
started off at the Metro desk and had pursued the wrong kind of
stories, they never would have made it to the positions where
they can now say anything they like. The same is mostly true of
university faculty in the more ideological disciplines. They have
been through the socialization system.
Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019
ALTERNATIVE NEWS SITES
(Palestine - Ali Abunimah)
(Andrew Gavin Marshall)
(Geopolitics & Empire - Hrovje Moric)
isgp.nl (Institute for
the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics)
swprs.org (Swiss Propaganda
wsws.org (World Socialist
21st Century Sunday Wire
- Patrick Henningsen
Alternative Radio - David
Around The Empire - Joanne
Behind the News - Doug
Consortium News - Joe
Corbett Report (The)
- James Corbett
CounterPunch Radio -
Crosstalk (RT) - Peter
Duran (The) - Alexander
Mercouris and Alex Christoforou
Economic Update - Richard
Electronic Intifada -
Empire Files - Abby Martin
Geopolitics and Empire
- Hrvoje Moric
Highwire (The) - Del
Bigtree - vaccines
Lew Rockwell - Lew Rockwell
Macroaggressions - Charlie
Media Roots Radio - Robbie
Martin and Abby Martin
Moderate Rebels - Max
Blumenthal and Ben Norton
Mother of All Talk Shows
- George Galloway
Hour - Gary Null
Project Censored - Mickey
Huff and Peter Phillips
Renegade Inc (RT) - Ross
nvic.org (National Vaccine
Consent Action Network)
WEBSITES TO VISIT
"We are grateful to the
Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other
great publications whose directors have attended our meetings
[Council on Foreign Relations] and respected their promises of
discretion for almost 40 years.
It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the
world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during
But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march
towards a world government.
The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world
bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination
practiced in past centuries."
David Rockefeller, Council on Foreign
Relations, June 1991