TRUTH-TELLERS

 

"Many people, 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 your time.
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."

Mahatma Gandhi

 

TRUTH-TELLERS 18

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Peter Dale Scott

 

"Big media in the United States effectively represent the interests of corporate America. The media elite are the watchdogs of acceptable ideological messages, the controllers of news and information content, and the decision-makers regarding media resources."

Peter Dale Scott, 2006

 


Arun Gupta / Holly Sklar / Dimitry Orlov / Tony Cartalucci

 

"It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system inasmuch as they do not threaten the established social order. The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the outer limits of dissent. To maintain their legitimacy, the economic elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition. To be effective, however, the process of "manufacturing dissent" must be carefully regulated and monitored by those who are the object of the protest movement."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2010

 


T. D. Allman / Mahatma Gandhi / John Whitehead / Christopher Simpson

 

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."

Katherine Graham, Washington Post publisher

 


C.J. Hopkins / Oscar Romero / Cesar Chavez / Ali Abunimah

 

"I know the secret of making the average American believe anything I want him to. Just let me control television. Americans are wired into their television sets. Over the last 30 years, they have come to look at their television sets and the images on the screen as reality. You put something on television and it becomes reality. If the world outside the television set contradicts the images, people start changing the world to make it more like the images and sounds of their television. Because its influence is so great, so pervasive, it has become part of our lives. You lose your sense of what is being done to you, but your mind is being shaped and molded."

Hal Becker, Futures Group think-tank veteran

 


Bill Simpich / Lenni Brenner / / David Model /
Caldwell Esselstyn, MD

 

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."

William Colby, former CIA Director 1973-1976

 


Bradley Manning / Chelsea Manning / Jeff Groom

 

"The news organizations have become a tool of the establishment rather than a check on their power. The only option left is for either whistleblowers to come forward or citizen journalists to investigate on their own time and dime."

blacklistednews.com, 2015

 

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