The Internet is the the last battlefield we humans have to prevent the total take over of our minds by the corporate owned, sponsored and managed media. The "rich people".
It is in essence a war of two worlds; the truth versus perception.
What we see and hear every second of our American lives is filtered by the media which is in turn filtered by the world wide Corpocracy and everything in OUR lives attached to capitalism.
Jobs are forced labor and debt is usurious. Get a dictionary and start thinking once again folks.
SOME of those few with the most recorded wealth are the poorest among us humans both in spirit and in their own capacity to survive.
Others like the Obamas, Gates, Clintons, Warren Buffett and their ilk understand.
The symbolic value system of capitalism is valueless without humans belief in it. Nothing we consider of value has intrinsic value which must include utility. Utility is simply the ability to sustain life. Currency for example can only keep us alive on a freezing night if used to make a fire.
Food for example must be eatable and water must potable. We need food and water - we don't need money. Really!
The battle for OUR minds is in reality the battle between needs and what we are influenced to want that we don't need. WE can't miss something we've never had and while wish often for good things like food, shelter and clothing, most humans do not feel sad because they do not own a Porsche or yacht! Poverty takes many forms and in America today we are morally bankrupt but still human beings which is the most precious possession .. dwarfed only by life itself and the life that surrounds us ... NATURE.
Many humans are happy to be healthy and have a roof over their heads and be surrounded by friends and family.
Those accused of dropping out of society have been shut out of society by calculated neglect.
When someone like OUR President comes along and speaks the truth it causes massive waves of social cognitive dissonance.
The reaction is violent and has manifested itself in the GOP where the financing of propaganda allows a political party representing the few to refute truth and perpetuate lies. Thus many Americans have taken positions that are counter to their own well being.
The corporate media is in turmoil now as those who push the buttons find themselves with too many buttons to push.
The internet came along and while initially representing pure unfettered democracy is slowly being eroded by capitalism.
Capitalism is intrinsically NOT democratic. Socialism IS intrinsically democratic.
The concept of a republic can be democratic but many are being led to believe by the forces of evil that we are a republic to the exclusion of democracy!
You can't make this up folks - right here on Newsvine - otherwise intelligent Americans will insist we are NOT a democracy but only a republic.
The constitution has been skewed by the propaganda on the right to be given more credence than it deserves and the SCOTUS has morphed into some supreme ruler.
Romney's religion would treat the constitution as a bible and morph America into a theocracy. I didn't make this up folks! Googl "White Horse Prophecy"
The battles for what remains in OUR minds are taking place everywhere, including here on Newsvine. The internet may be the last frontier of true freedom of speech and of thought and is rapidly being eroded by the forces of capitalism.
WE have come to accept the indecipherable agreements we are forced to agree to on websites; not unlike any other paper agreements we enter into with banks, credit and mortgage companies.
WE all are getting screwed every second of our lives and accept it as we accept the rising sun the moon and the stars at night!
The so called social media is a trojan horse used to catalogue us humans as consumers and not human beings. OUR DNA is being collected and catalogued.
Facebook, twitter and google are everywhere as well as Yahoo, Bing and Amazon. Microsoft is embedded in our lives although it is not the best technology available. Although I support a strong representative federal government - external forces have corrupted our laws and use the government ti hide their crimes against society as a whole. OUR web browsers are performing colonoscopies on OUR minds!
Each day a litany of crimes are exposed - and only the tiniest tip of the massive iceberg laying beneath the surface of what we are told.
Which bring me full circle to the title of this article "The invisible war for OUR minds"
Think about it.