"Many people, especially
ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for
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."
COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH
William Blum / Ellen Brown
"Consumers of news, if
fed American-exceptionalism junk food long enough, come to feel
at home with it, equate it with objectivity, with getting the
truth; it appears neutral and unbiased, like the old comfortable
living-room sofa they're sitting on as they watch NBC or CNN.
They view the 'alternative media - with a style rather different
from what they're accustomed to - as not being 'objective'."
William Blum, 2015
Eugene Debs / Brian Cloughley / Andrei Raevsky
"Reporters will not report
their own insights or contrary evaluations of the official 9/11
story, because to question the government story about 9/11 is
to question the very foundations of our entire modern belief system
regarding our government, our country, and our way of life. To
be charged with questioning these foundations is far more serious
than being labeled a disgruntled conspiracy nut or an anti-government
traitor, or even being sidelined or marginalized within an academic,
government-service, or literary career. To question the official
9/11 story is simply and fundamentally revolutionary."
9/11 and American Empire : Intellectuals
Edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott
Alan Arkin / Morris Berman / J. Kirk Wiebe
"We are grateful to the
Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other
great publications whose directors have attended our meetings
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
David Rockefeller - Council on
Foreign Relations, June 1991
William Walter Kay / Jeffery St Clair / Alexander Mercouris /
"To keep information from
the public is the function of the corporate media."
Karen Kwiatkowski / Uri Avnery / Jimmy Dore / Marc Slavo
"The problem is not that
a computer network [Internet] offers an alternative to the information
aristocracy. The true crisis is that neither the news media nor
the government has enough credibility to be accepted as either
truthful or impartial on their own."
military writer William M. Arkin
Gilbert Doctorow / Luke Rudowski / Jeffrey Blankfort / Steve Keen
"What the press do is they
tell you lies; lies they already know you want to hear. Just as
politicians look to polls to determine their policies, letting
poorly-informed people lead them on important issues, the press
can figure out what its readers or viewers believe, and make a
hell of a living pandering to their egos and telling them that
Allan Uthman, 2007
"Through its search engine,
Google has carved out for itself a 90% market share in US online
search activities. Apple and Google share a global duopoly in
phone operating systems with a 99% market share, as globally all
major phone manufacturers, apart from Apple, use Google's Android
operating system. By abusing these two monopolies Google has also
been able to capture a 66% market share for its Google Chrome
browser. This monopolistic exploitation has culminated in Google
grabbing 76% of the online search advertising market, while Facebook
controls 80% of social media advertising. The combined share of
Google and Facebook amounted to 60% of the $129 billion digital
ad market (2018)."
Jon Hellevig, 2019
"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."