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  •  So you think that is even more basic (1+ / 0-)
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    than getting money out of the system?

    Is that because folks are bombarded with false information, lies, fear and craziness from the Right? Thus we can't get enough correct information out to the public and therefore wide-spread agreement to get something like money out of the system pushed through?

    If that's your thoughts, then how the heck do we battle that?  I mean the media is all corporate and seemingly more Right leaning than anything. What would be a game plan on that?

    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson

    by Lucy2009 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 02:15:15 AM PST

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    •  How do you make anything an issue, (1+ / 0-)
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      and have success with that issue, if the mass-reach media (300 million people in a day or two, whether they want a given message or not) buries it, or undermines it?

      You'll never see "getting money out of politics" as a featured item because the boards of media interlock with the boards of the corporations which buy the politicians. They like it.

      Media is the gatekeeper, when it comes to candidates and to issues, and media builds the narratives about whatever they allow.

      So nothing changes till centralized messaging goes down.

      As to who: we'd have to work on it. You can start with there is no entity more despised by every single political/social outlook in the US than Corporate Media.

      I've written over and over about what could be done, but if you just keep "get a say in programming and content decisions over to the public" all the strategies and tactics unfold from there.

      It wouldn't really be that hard to do, IF we made it a priority, and had the sense to form coalitions.

      Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

      by Jim P on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 10:12:28 AM PST

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