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Who Controls the World? - The True Story behind Money and Media Manipulation with TED X - Video, Links and Extended Commentary

Source - Discerning The Mystery

by Shem El-Jamal, March 8, 2017

In modern times, information is everything. It is the sum total of our entire sensory experience within nature and the artificial world. It composes our DNA and allows life in its countless forms to exist. It is our knowledge base and means of communication, and through it we better ourselves—opening our minds to greater levels of consciousness. In essence, information in its countless forms, is the foundation of life.

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This fundamental nature of information reveals the importance of accuracy within information and its exchange. Whether we are speaking to a friend, catching up on recent world developments, or buying a house, accuracy in communication is vital. This importance especially exists with regard to the media we frequent, as the mass media functions as the central hub and distributor of information from around the globe.

A functional, competent and independent media is an essential component of a free world. This ideal of an honest and impartial system of information distribution can ensure that a society remains healthy, balanced, and knowledgeable. But is this impartial and fair media the state of our present corporate media as so many tend to assume? Let's find out.

The Illusion of Unanimity

The title of this section sort of gives the answer away, but let's not jump to conclusions. Instead we will examine the structure of the corporate world (according to corporate sources themselves) and as we do, we will discover that the state of our current mass media is significantly complex.

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While taking a critical look at our media on a national level, we find a few surprising facts. There are clearly thousands of companies. However, when viewing the true ownership of these companies, an entirely new dynamic to the situation is revealed. Below is a graphical study (miniaturized) published by Business Insider detailing the extent of the interrelated nature of today's media. (Click below the image for the full-sized graphic.)

Full-Sized Image - These 6 Corporations Control 90% of The Media In America

According to the study by Business Insider, out of all of the thousands of choices of media sources we believe ourselves to have, there are only six actual companies. These six companies control a whopping 90 percent of all the information we receive through corporate media. This does not represent the balance and forthrightness a free society demands. In such a corporate climate, countless inconsistencies may spring up without anyone even realizing it.

These inconsistencies would not be represented in the information itself. On the contrary, the information such a media conglomerate communicates would appear very consistent and contiguous. Such a media conglomerate could produce such a convincing collection of information from a small number of fictitious sources over a broad range of topics that this information could easily be mistaken as true, unanimous and fair. This fictitious form of media could replace true information with any media distortion they chose depending upon what the latest corporate and/or political agenda might be. This is, in fact, what has taken place.

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Question -- What is the goal of this website? Why do we share different sources of information that sometimes conflicts or might even be considered disinformation? 
Answer -- The primary goal of Stillness in the Storm is to help all people become better truth-seekers in a real-time boots-on-the-ground fashion. This is for the purpose of learning to think critically, discovering the truth from within—not just believing things blindly because it came from an "authority" or credible source. Instead of telling you what the truth is, we share information from many sources so that you can discern it for yourself. We focus on teaching you the tools to become your own authority on the truth, gaining self-mastery, sovereignty, and freedom in the process. We want each of you to become your own leaders and masters of personal discernment, and as such, all information should be vetted, analyzed and discerned at a personal level. We also encourage you to discuss your thoughts in the comments section of this site to engage in a group discernment process. 

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." – Aristotle

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Stillness in the Storm, the authors who contribute to it, or those who follow it. 

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