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By David (anonymous) | Posted April 01, 2006 at 08:01:16

It would be an interesting study to read if someone could learn at what point in history was the turning point for "mainstream" media" becoming censored. Peak Oil is way past prime for becoming a mainstream story. And the article makes point that if it does happen, it will not be reported directly with the possible ramifications - up to and including that possibility of a "post industrial stone age" as some have visioned. Many people don't want to hear of any change to their lifestyle, and will assume things will be fine because thay always have been. The biggest surprise that most people in the USA can ever learn is that big media is highly controlled - even the old goals of breaking stories can't get certain things on the air. Some reasons are that media operatives risk being expelled from govt press conferences, and that the banking cartel owns major stakes in the few remaining major media conglomerates. But even more, there seems to be some kind of new "political correctness" akin to not yelling "fire" in a crowded theater - do not tell the public anything that might make them nervous about their bank accounts or their future, perhaps because so much of the country operates on faith. Media walks a fine line - they love sensational stories that make you believe if you switch the channel, you will miss something important. But they stay away from stories that could undermine that faith in the system on a personal level. Maybe this is a good plan overall except for the person who does make it their business to know what is going on - then it drives you crazy. Yet no matter - the other good point here is well taken - no matter how bad the scenario, everybody still has to gas-up and get to work to make those debt payments, take a vacation, and own the muscle cars. BTW - the video link posted is a fabulous production that will end some neck pain from shaking heads over what is going on in the world.

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