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America, the Fake Democracy

Posted on the 24 April 2015 by Calvinthedog

The First Amendment is null and void.

The freedom of the press belongs to whoever can afford to buy a printing press.

As in most capitalist countries, the US media has been owned throughout much of US history by the 1%. This is another example of the insanity of the capitalist mode of development. Under capitalism, all or almost all of the media will always by run by the 1% rich and the biggest corporations. So really you have an effective dictatorship of the Rich.

There is no opposition media in the US because the opposition cannot afford to buy any TV stations, large radio stations, daily newspapers or newsmagazines. That is why so much of the US media looks the same. You’ve listened to one news station, you heard them all. You watched one news station, you watched them all. You read one daily paper, you read them all. You read one newsmagazine, you read them all. It took me so long to figure this out. One day it dawned on me: They’re all saying the same thing!

This reality is befouled by the nonsense that there is a deep gap in the US media between the “conservative” media and the “liberal media.” Not one real Leftwinger in the US believes in the lie of the Liberal Media. There is no liberal media, except maybe on social issues.

What you have here are competing views of the world between “conservative” and “liberal” wings of the US rich and big corporations. Obviously hardly any rich people and no corporations are truly liberal so there really is no liberal wing of the rich, and there are no liberal corporations. There can’t be. Why not? Due to the laws of economics. The laws of economics state that each class tries to further its own interests at the expense of the other classes. The corporations are basically a wing of the 1%, and it’s the 1% who run them anyway. Since the entire US media is run by the 1%, 100% of major US media exists to promote the economic interests of the 1% at the expense of the 1%.

Russia actually has a vigorous opposition media. Opposition spokespeople are quoted every day in the US. The opposition runs daily papers in Russia. There are a number of opposition daily papers, often printed in English, on sale every day all over Moscow for anyone to purchase. Many of the English-language Russian websites are run by the opposition, often out of Europe, particularly out of Finland and the Netherlands. The English language Russian online media is overwhelmingly pro-opposition, these sites are large, and they get quite a bit of web traffic. I am not sure who reads them, but they do get high traffic.

Can you name me any high traffic websites in the US that are run by the opposition in the US? There aren’t any.

If I want to hear the news of the US opposition, where can I turn the radio dial? Ok, one station, Pacifica, that has to beg to stay alive.

Now I want to watch US opposition TV. Where on the cable spectrum can I find an opposition TV station in the US? Answer: There are none!

I would love to get an US opposition daily or even weekly paper. Where can I buy one? Nowhere! At least not in my town.

I want to subscribe to an opposition newsmagazine. Where is one that I can subscribe to? Nowhere! All the US newsmagazines are saying exactly the same thing.

Have you noticed the large marches containing 10,000’s of people in Moscow? When was the last time you saw a US opposition march of tens of thousands in the US? I can’t remember.

The only time we will get an opposition TV, radio, newspaper or magazine media is if one day we elect a real leftwing president. Then the whole media will revolt and go opposition. You will see huge marches in the tens or hundreds of thousands in US cities.

As long as the US state is comfortably rightwing, there will never be any opposition media in the US.

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America
Ashley Lutz | Jun. 14, 2012, 9:49 AM | 335,820 | Business Insider
That’s consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.
But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates “the illusion of choice,” Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren’t owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.

1. GE
6. CBS

232 media execs control the information media of Americans!

I wonder how many of those 232 media execs are Jews?

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