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Mainstream news is Humpty Dumpty, and he’s not coming back
By Jon Rappoport
Mainstream news is a dream pretending to be real.
In 1927, Carl Jung wrote: “…the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.”
But in the case of the news, the dream must come from an external place. It must come from The Anchor.
There must be His Voice and it must narrate (invent, fabricate) the hallucination.
In Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film, Network, the unhinged news anchor Howard Beale tells his audience: “We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We’re all you know. You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here. You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you….You even think like the tube. This is mass madness. You maniacs. In God’s name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion…”
The news is a fabricated continuum.
The staff and crew who assemble the nightly network news understand this well. They enable smooth transitions from one story to another, backing up the anchor whose voice-rhythms intone surety. They switch from the anchor in-studio to field reporters and back; they do everything they can to eliminate technical mistakes and, above all, guard against their nemesis:
Seconds of nothing.
This is also what a hypnotist avoids; anything that would cut the trance.
The elite anchor, the voice that narrates reality, is the modern version of the underworld ferryman Charon, carrying a billion souls across the River Styx every night.
But now: SOMETHING HAS CHANGED.
YOU HAVE CHANGED.
You have introduced dead air into the nightly transmissions.
Are you absolutely nuts?!
If the whole show falls and crumbles, don’t you see what’ll happen?
Decentralization will happen.
Other voices will supplant the dream-narrator.
Chaos will be unleashed.
—Well, actually, decentralization is occurring right now; and the world isn’t collapsing because of it.
Something else is going on.
You’re going on.
Independent news is going on. All over the place.
Elite news is Humpty Dumpty after he fell off the wall. He’s not coming back. He’s in pieces.
Humpty was the channel for official information. He was the relay man for piped fraud. He was the government and corporate spokesman posing as the unimpeachable source of truth.
YOU were the primary reason for his fall. You deserted Humpty. You were the first wave. And now…
“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men” are trying put Humpty together again by attacking independent news as “fake.” That’s their desperate strategy. It’s not working. It’s having an opposite effect. Tell people they shouldn’t pay attention to something and should avoid it like the plague—and they’re going to search out that very thing and look into it. They’re the second wave.
And the third and the fourth.
Years ago, when I first wrote about Dr. Barbara Starfield’s stunning review on medically caused death in America (JAMA, July 26, 2000), when I reported her findings—225,000 deaths a year, 2.25 million deaths per decade—I was pushing for major media coverage. But soon I realized that was never going to happen, and it was unnecessary. Something else was going on. Independent news was building. It was taking over.
And as a result, Humpty was sitting less securely on his wall.
Humpty was committed to spreading hallucinations and he wasn’t going to stop, and this was his psychosis.
He didn’t stop. And he fell.
Independent news outlets are having double effects: they’re revealing shocking scandals and crimes; and without even trying, they’re showing that elite news is ignoring and burying that deep truth. This second effect is highly corrosive to faith in elite news.
For example, consider Russ Tice, long-time intelligence-agency veteran, who led the way in bringing to light the deeper operations of the Surveillance State. Now censored by mainstream news, Tice told Boiling Frog’s Sibel Edmonds and Peter Collins, on June 19, 2013:
RUSS TICE: “Okay. They [the NSA] went after [spied on] — and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things — they went after [spied on] high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the — and judicial. But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges [Alioto] is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people. They went after antiwar groups. They went after U.S. international–U.S. companies that that do international business, you know, business around the world. They went after U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business. They went after NGOs that–like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work. They went after a few antiwar civil rights groups. So, you know, don’t tell me that there’s no abuse, because I’ve had this stuff in my hand and looked at it. And in some cases, I literally was involved in the technology that was going after this stuff. And you know, when I said to [former MSNBC show host Keith] Olbermann, I said, my particular thing is high tech and you know, what’s going on is the other thing, which is the dragnet. The dragnet is what Mark Klein is talking about, the terrestrial dragnet. Well my specialty is outer space. I deal with satellites, and everything that goes in and out of space. I did my spying via space. So that’s how I found out about this.
PETER COLLINS: Now Russ, the targeting of the people that you just mentioned, top military leaders, members of Congress, intelligence community leaders and the–oh, I’m sorry, it was intelligence committees, let me correct that–not intelligence community, and then executive branch appointees. This creates the basis, and the potential for massive blackmail.
RUSS TICE: Absolutely! And remember we talked about that before, that I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on. Now here’s the big one. I haven’t given you any names. This was is summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with, with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator from Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, DC. That’s who they went after. And that’s the president of the United States now.”
After reading Tice’s comments, a person would assume, if he didn’t know better, that this story had to explode in the mainstream press. It just had to.
But it didn’t.
And because it didn’t, Humpty went into a serious wobble on his wall. Humpty was looking absurd.
One egregious scandal after another, and Humpty fell. And shattered to pieces.
This revolution isn’t stopping.