SRS Is there a conspiracy in America

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  1. familyguy101

    familyguy101 New Member

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    I hear lots of music that is about there being some sort of conspiracy that people in America are being brainwashed by the media. Is this true? Is there some manipulation going on? Am I stupid for thinking so?
     
  2. ware_ru

    ware_ru I know, I know, I'm amazing

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    lol
    the answer to all three is yes
     
  3. konrad109

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    Yes, American media and culture is based on capitalism and competition. THe more you make and the more you spend, the more successful and the better of a person you are deemed to be.
     
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    yeah the media is having a huge effect on the way alot of people see the world. if you want to control what the teens in America do its easy just use marketing and you will have them eating out of your hand
     
  5. familyguy101

    familyguy101 New Member

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    what's the best way to view the world?

    Is it a bad thing that our culture is based on capitalism and competition?
     
  6. Legend Zero

    Legend Zero OT Supporter

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    No, but capitalism has brought out an agenda for news corp. etc to persuade to their watchers. If there was a active campaign, or even teaching in school to ensure that children should know who the marketing is funded by, and how to find out from what lens the story is being told, it would be different. However, this sort of education is not really pursued after, thus children take news, media as fact...

    and as for as the advertisements, well that is a product of corporate capitalism...
     
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    there are news stations that are biased.. but no, they're not casting wizard spells on us.
     
  8. antee

    antee Medium rare please...

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    You have a brain, use it. The best thing to do is seek out all the information you can and read the information from as many sources as you possibly can and draw your own conclusions. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
     
  9. Jake!

    Jake! Guest

    fixed
     
  10. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    I think you have been doing that cocaine too much.
     
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    ///M Pilot New Member

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    No, there's nothing to see here.

    Why are you questioning anything? Move along or you'll be arrested for resisting.
     
  12. Arclight

    Arclight Hypercube

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    Look at America's attitude towards socialized healthcare where everyone thinks social = bad. After decades of anti-socialist, and pro-capitalism propaganda people still refuse to consider such a healthcare system, despite it performing well in many other countries, simply on the premise that social = bad.
     
  13. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    If you have half a brain you know 99% of our media is bullshit. The problem is the majority of us don't have half a brain. :rolleyes:
     
  14. familyguy101

    familyguy101 New Member

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    I'm sure the majority of people consider themselves to be part of the smart group though.
     

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