The 10 Primary Directives of Mainstream Media

By Sigmund Fraud

The circus never stops, and no matter who cries fake news against whom, the fact remains that we have entered the post-truth, post-credibility, post-sanity, post-free speech world. While censorship is coming out into the open, the major corporate news organizations still have tremendous reach into the hollows of public consciousness, giving them power to direct and deflect public attention onto or away from whatever they choose.

The news industry parrots scripted narratives and talking points that are written for them by corporate, financial and political interests. This massive public relations and propaganda effort targets the intelligence, common sense and emotional stability of the body politic. It’s part of the endgame of order out of chaos.

Once you wake up to this game, though, it’s easy to see the framework in which they operate; and when you do, the talking heads and recycled government experts are a joke, albeit a dangerous one. Their tactics become more and more obvious, and their intent is easy recognized for its duplicity, subterfuge and hypocrisy.

They want to cram your mind into well-crafted box. It doesn’t matter if you end up in the right side or the left side of the box, as long as you don’t leave and so long as you stay focused on the flickering lights of the flat screen, ignoring anything that is not directly in front of you.

Corporate media has become a weapon of war, and they follow a certain missive. Consider the following directives that drive nearly everything you seen in mainstream news.

1. Be Afraid, Not Empowered

2. Omit and Forget

3. Self-Destruction is Cool, Self-Awareness is a Crime

4. You are a Victim, The State is Your Savior

5. Overreact, Don’t Overthink

6. Enrage Don’t Engage

7.  Indulge, Don’t Conserve

8. Stoke Conflict, Ridicule Peace

9. Permanent War is Normal and Expected

10.  Panic, Don’t Prepare

Now that we’ve entered the age of open government-backed corporate censorship of the Internet, the mainstream media is actively seeking to shut down independent and dissident voices. In order to do so, they must engage in treachery of every form. If you believe that you have a right to the truth, a right to speak out, and a right to demand genuine peace and justice, then you’d better be paying attention.

If you have any more to add to this list, please do so in the comments below.

Read more articles by Sigmund Fraud.

Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for where he indulges in the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for humankind.

This article (The 10 Primary Directives of Mainstream Media) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Sigmund Fraud and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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4 Comments on "The 10 Primary Directives of Mainstream Media"

  1. This comment from article is so true.
    They want to cram your mind into well-crafted box. It doesn’t matter if you end up in the right side or the left side of the box, as long as you don’t leave and so long as you stay focused on the flickering lights of the flat screen, ignoring anything that is not directly in front of you.

  2. 11. Belittle, shout, and throw temper tantrums toward Donald J. Trump the current potus elected by the good folks of the USofA.
    12. Keep the lie of the fake dossier going and bully enough folks to confess of nothing other than the extortion of the Mueller team.

  3. Richard Olsen | August 25, 2018 at 5:59 pm | Reply

    Keep your children OUT of government schools. DO NOT approve ANY form of PAYMENT that supports GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS. Please, please, UNDERSTAND that the near prisons that pass for schools supposed failure is CLEAR EVIDENCE of their SUCCESS!
    The deliberate dumbing down of America (and much of Western Civilization as well) has been an unqualified SUCCESS! People, for the most part in the United States of America, are like the oft mentioned box of rocks. Compulsory, the opposite of liberty, schooling was intended from the time of its inception in Prussia almost two centuries ago to “ensure that ONLY the children of the RULING class become educated. There is now no connection, regardless of who we supposedly “elect”, that really matters, between the people and those who have become our rulers. The constitution is entirely ignored. The law is subverted, twisted and convoluted to be whatever suits the oligarchs at any given moment. No human rights are respected. Those rights that are disrespected today by government and its agents and agencies are the unalienable rights referred to in the opening paragraphs of our declaration of independence. Further, they are the rights that the amending articles of the constitution known as the Bill of Rights were intended to be protection for the people from the exact kind of government interference that is now taking place. Only a people who have been made ignorant to the point where they have become fools could accept what has been perpetrated against them without great protest. Even worse, most are so indoctrinated with nonsense that they regard those who attempt to point out the disconnect between their delusion and the reality of our present situation as being “unpatriotic” or some other concocted term of derision.

  4. Most of us cannot imagine that we are being played, that there is some sort of Divide and Conquer Long Game going on in which we are the unknowing pawns, that the media is part of the indoctrination and social control which keeps us from solving our dire social problems, solutions which would take away the vast profits “earned” by the 1% from the Permanent War and environmental devastation that we don’t even see (“What water?” says the goldfish).

    For a long time I thought the military industrial complex was blinded by greed, too stupid to realize that they are wrecking the planet. But if you and I can see how we are shooting ourselves in the foot, then they can too. There’s something else that perpetuates this suicidal trend.

    Understanding sociopathy helps to see the difference between the perpetrators and the victims; sociopaths save all kinds of time and energy because they don’t give a damn about other people, even their own progeny. But we know that they know that focusing on “keeping America safe” (i.e. keeping the USA the top dog) has the Opportunity Cost of wrecking the planet (the Pentagon knows that sea level is rising even if the majority in Congress doesn’t).

    But it’s more than sociopathy at the top that keeps this juggernaut rolling towards the cliff instead of allowing us to correct course and steer towards a future that works for everyone. Is it Reptilian overlords who can escape to some other planet after exploiting this one? Is it artificial intelligence which secretly controls our leaders and since AI neither breathes nor eats food it’s no loss that we living creatures won’t be able to do so in the foreseeable future?

    Long ago people made deals with God to escape the plague. In 1676, Antony Van Leeuwenhoek combined lenses so magnification increased enough to see bacteria, which range in size from 0.2 to 10 micrometers long ( 0.0000079 to 0.00039 of an inch), but the bacterial connection to disease took longer to figure out. By the early 1800s, vaccinations were practiced based on the theory of invisible carriers of disease, which replaced the miasma (bad air) theory. Then in the 1850s, Pasteur showed the cause and effect of bacteria to disease.

    Maybe there will be a similar breakthrough explanation for humanity’s race to destruction. I hope it’s in time to stop it, but so far that seems unlikely.

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