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“This [U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism… when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.”-- Benjamin Franklin
The media is supposed to tell us everything important. We need media outlets that will direct its mass audience towards what truly counts: justice, truth and wisdom. So why is it that after spending just a few hours watching a news broadcast, you’re likely to feel overloaded, confused, unfocused, and distracted from what really matters? Below is a thoughtful video that explores what is wrong with mainstream media and what tools it uses to exploit our psychological weaknesses.

By Carl Herman and The Waking Times

he School of Life’s brilliant 4-minute video artistically reveals how the .01%’s corporate media continuously lie in omission and commission to keep the 99.99% distracted. The purpose of distraction by corporate media (just six corporations) is to conceal ongoing Empire; the very same quest for Empire taught in schools that led to two world wars.

The Emperor’s New Clothes truth is oligarchic power centered to control the public through war, money, and media. We the People are designated as their work animals: sheeple. The collectivization of Earth’s resources into fewer hands are proven by objective economic data (among hundreds: here, here, here).

The .01% destroy the planet they attempt to dominate. They are not a “master class,” but pathetic self-destructive psychopaths.

We must lawfully arrest them to save ourselves, much of Life on Earth, and even the psychopaths themselves.

If we fail to arrest, we will continue to receive Orwellian inversion what we’re lawfully guaranteed as limited government. American Founders created the US Constitution in light of failed Roman Republic design (here, here, among dozens), and aware previous republics had always self-destructed from corruption within. Among many of the Founders’ admonitions, James Madison was clear that citizen responsibility was essential to maintain a republic, no matter how well the Constitution was designed:

“A mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits (of government) is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.”  – James Madison, Federalist Paper #48, 1788.

On September 18, 1787, just after signing the US Constitution, Benjamin Franklin met with members of the press. He was asked what kind of government America would have. Franklin warned:

“A republic, if you can keep it.” In his speech to the Constitutional Convention, Franklin admonished: “This [U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism… when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.”  – The Quotable Founding Fathers, pg. 39.


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These warnings extend to all social science teachers of the present:

“As educators in the field of history–social science, we want our students to… understand the value, the importance, and the fragility of democratic institutions. We want them to realize that only a small fraction of the world’s population (now or in the past) has been fortunate enough to live under a democratic form of government.” – History-Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, pgs. 2, 7-8

We the Awake have the responsibility to continue to speak and take action; pointing to naked facts that end vicious empire in a relative flash of ignition that catch fire with the 99.99% merely trusting their own eyes.

Victory will enact solutions that those of us in various areas of expertise easily explain, document, and prove.

The future can be nearly instantly brighter, more loving, and more creative than we can imagine.

 

 

Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.

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Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu

Note: Examiner.com has blocked public access to my articles on their site (and from other whistleblowers), so some links in my previous work are blocked. If you’d like to search for those articles other sites may have republished, use words from the article title within the blocked link. Or, go to http://archive.org/web/, paste the expired link into the box, click “Browse history,” then click onto the screenshots of that page for each time it was screen-shot and uploaded to webarchive. I’ll update as “hobby time” allows; including my earliest work from 2009 to 2011 (blocked author pages: here, here).

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