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Most significantly, however, is the fact that in order to perpetuate a lie, the truth must
be suppressed. And in the process, many people have their opinions silenced, if not
by the deliberate policies of the media to ignore certain people as "nut-cases," then by
making the source of suppressed material a "non-person." The reality that this is not on account of
any sound scientific or moral basis, but only because free opinion may put some property
at risk, is never uttered in public, and can only be circulated by rumor (which undermines
its credibility). As proof of this, the individual only needs to examine who owns the
media, because it's the same corporate conglomerates that own the three major supermarket
chains that sell all the food Americans eat, the insurance companies that own all the
hotel and motel chains, and the three or four banks that literally hold all the mortgages
for all the homes every American buys and lives in. If consumer confidence goes down, the
moneychangers lose a ton of money, and by controlling the only media outlets that exist,
they can act directly to minimize the risks of declining consumer attitudes.
Worse yet, when opinions are suppressed, especially opinions that seek to express moral
truths, there is a desperation that takes hold in people, who begin to encompass desperate
measures for breaking through the "glass ceiling" that keeps their opinions out of the mass media.
Nothing justifies violence, but it is not impossible to understand how someone
who feels unjustly shut out of the public dialogue, may go to some lengths to be heard.
But most significantly, if the Republic is morally sound, why is it afraid of freedom
of speech? Why are the institutional leaders of the Republic afraid to allow
individuals with unconventional opinions to air their opinions in the media?
The leadership of the Republic showers themselves with praise for being lovers of
free thought, yet they go to great lengths to avoid having to deal with the effects of
free thought, by making it impossible for individuals to be heard. THEN ON TOP OF IT,
THEY CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY AMERICANS CONSTANTLY COMPLAIN THAT NO ONE IN HIGH PLACES SEEMS
TO BE LISTENING TO THEM. The leadership's remedy: No changes of substance, only mass media campaigns with slogans like, "We're listening!"
America has a serious problem. The bombing of the Oklahoma Federal Building was a sign
of the real damage being done by the system of information control being exercised
by the mass media in the United States. Terrorist acts are symptomatic of oppression,
when no other avenue for expression is available. In the case of the Unabomber, how
many lives could have been saved, if the New York Times had published the Unabomber's
manifesto a couple of decades earlier, simply because it had been submitted to them?
That may sound outlandish, especially considering the value of ad space in the New York Times,
but aren't the lost human lives worth something? So much attention is spent in American
society learning new ways to avoid each other's opinions; isn't it about time that we
Americans become better acquainted with each other? Negative and stereo-type opinions
can only come into existence in a vacuum, where there is no real personal knowledge that
would contradict those opinions, and that is where the media is only too gleefully willing
to jump in, to form our opinions for us, and then decline to take any responsibility
for that influence. Ultimately we are responsible for ourselves -- each for him or her self --
but we are also part of a greater community, the community of the nation, and the
community of the human race, and our real loyalties must rest in those greater self-interests.
The World FREE Internet is proud to announce a new section, called the Community
Bulletin Board. This Bulletin Board is available for all community groups throughout
the world, who want some space to express their opinions and positions. The only
pre-requisite that we believe is important to abide by, is that no hate groups will
be able to use this space to spread any kind of message that is overtly hate-based.
However, unlike Thomas Jefferson, the World FREE Internet has faith in the average
person, that he or she is intelligent enough to inform themselves and to make a
morally sound decision, because people in general are fundamentally good and decent. This
space is also not available for political parties, or political candidates, because
until the Restoration is effective, and a parliamentarian system of government is installed,
the elections of the republic are inherently invalid, and the WFI does not want to
contribute to the perpetuation of a corrupt electoral system.
IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR GROUP'S LITERATURE PUBLISHED ON THE COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD WEBSITE: Send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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