Entries in Propaganda (69)
There is a saying:
"He who pays the piper calls the tune."
One reason I do not watch most news programs is this issue. I applaud those like Greenwald who bring us information that the "powers that be" do not want us to have.
I can just see you asking this as I recommend that you watch a four-hour documentary. But this BBC documentary is that important. If you want to understand how the world works, at least the part of the world I call Babylon the Great, then invest the time.
Originally I had commentary of each of the four parts when I first recommended the series. The original links no longer work, so the one link below is the one you will have to use if you watch. If you want to know my understanding of the documentary, click the following links.
The beloved editor of the Prophecy Podcast blog, Pam Dewey, has also written about these issues, and the "star" of the documentary, Edward Bernays. Click here for her commentary.
The Wizard of Adz
If this is the first time you have thought about these issues, this documentary could literally change how you look at the world.
Pam Dewey, beloved editor of the prophecypodcast.com blog, has been doing some interesting things on one of her own blogs. One example is a set of old, funny ads that make you ask, "What were they thinking?" I have include my favorite to the right. Click here to see the full set. You can look through the various blog posts on these nostalgic themes.
There is an important lesson in this poem, for us individually, as members of a nation and members of a church.
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear –
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
“Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.’