Message to the US Corporate Media: Capitalism is Responsible for the Deaths of Millions of People
Corporate media snake-oil salesmen/women are doing their best to convince the masses that socialism is the devil itself.
“They are not real journalists, they are liars for hire.”
The United States' corporate media is a well-oiled machine, engineered to effectively distribute misinformation to masses of politically domesticated Americans. Like apex predators, they feast upon the minds of those who are gullible enough to believe anything their pundits spew from their duplicitous mouths. Many of the corporate media talking heads are highly skilled in the art of deception. They regularly champion convenient narratives given to them from various departments within the United States' government. This is routine regardless of the cable network. If the greatest trick the devil ever played was to convince humankind that he didn't exist, then the corporate media's greatest trick may have been convincing Americans that there was a huge difference between the likes of Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, and the like. These networks are similar to the two corporate political parties, Democrats and Republicans. They are more alike on significant issues, such as war/imperialism, than they are dissimilar. Perhaps this is why many antiwar activists refer to the Democrats and Republicans as the "War Party."
Recently MSNBC's blowhard talking heads lost their collective minds as Bernie Sanders won yet another Democratic primary, this time the state of Nevada. MSNBC's senior charlatan, Chris Mathews, even compared the Bernie Sanders campaign's success to the Nazi takeover of France. MSNBC is riddled with fraudulent political analysts who masquerade as objective journalists. However, the rise of Bernie Sanders, who unfortunately isn't even a "classic" socialist, is scaring the crap out of the Democratic Party establishment, and their corporate media sycophants. The likes of Chris Mathews, Joy Reid, and Democratic Party apologist, James Carville, become incensed at the very thought that there might ever be a socialist-leaning president. Thus, the corporate media snake-oil salesmen/women are doing their best to convince the masses that socialism is the devil itself. However, that pale-faced lie could be nothing further from the truth.
“Chris Mathews even compared the Bernie Sanders campaign's success to the Nazi takeover of France.”
What the corporate media (and US corporate politicians) won't tell the public is the truth that capitalism, not socialism, is responsible for the deaths of countless millions. Capitalism has been, by far, the most destructive economic system known to humankind. Capitalism was the driving force behind chattel slavery and colonization. Racism and white supremacy needed the engine of capitalism to drive their hatred of people of color towards massive profits from the plunder of land and enslavement of countless Africans and indigenous people. Capitalism is largely responsible for the continued environmental destruction of the planet, widespread poverty, and imperialist war-after-imperialist war. Capitalism and its addition to profits over the interest of people, has fueled the aforementioned social maladies. To the intellectually honest, these facts are hardly debatable. However, the fork-tongued corporate media pundits will never admit this. Their existence is dependent on capitalism. They are the willing mouthpieces for devilish actions carried out by their political and corporate masters. They will say what they are told. They are similar to life-like dummies controlled by puppeteers. They are not real journalists, they are liars for hire.
] Chris Mathews and his cronies are petrified at the prospect of the United States moving towards socialism. They are scared, not because socialism is evil, but because they benefit from predatory capitalism. They understand that socialism actually will be a benefit to a great many poor and disenfranchised Americans. And they won't tell their viewers/listeners the wretched truths about capitalism; instead they focus on telling lies about socialism. This is why there are people who would prosper under socialism, who are often afraid of the mere mention of the word. They have been indoctrinated and socially programmed to fear what they are oblivious to. They have been socially engineered to fear whatever the government (and corporate media) tell them to fear.
“Capitalism has been, by far, the most destructive economic system known to humankind.”
The more nefarious lies the corporate media spread about socialism, the less attention will be actually placed on the inherently evil nature of capitalism. MSNBC, like other corporate media outlets, is anti-democratic. This is why they seldom, if ever, allow honest and comprehensive dialogues on a range of critical issues such as the military-industrial complex, the prison industrial complex, the problems of a limited two-party political system, institutional racism, and yes, even socialism vs. capitalism. They use their corporate-bought platforms to limit the range of honest dialogue while promulgating lies about topics like socialism and war. The corporate media is the mouthpiece of the same destructive United States government that has been plundering the planet, engaging in imperialism, and championing structural oppression. They do not care about eviscerating social injustice. They do, however, care about upholding the same damn status quo that leaves tens of millions of people without access to healthcare, disproportionately incarcerates people of color, and renders countless people homeless and hungry.
The corporate media and its duplicitous pundits are not friends to the masses. Like capitalism, they primarily serve the interest of the elites. They are not to be trusted...ever! It is long past due that we support (and create) truly independent (and revolutionary oriented) media that exposes information and perspectives that are routinely suppressed by corporate America. Social justice, prosperity, and peace depend upon it. As Malcolm X once said,
“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
Solomon Comissiong (www.solomoncomissiong.com) is an educator, community activist, author, and Founder of the Your World News Media Collective (www.yourworldnews.org). Solomon is the author of Unapologetically Outspoken: Hip Hop, Social Justice & Liberation. Solomon is also the writer and producer of the documentary, Hip Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism: Why Corporations Infiltrated RAP Music. He can be reached at [email protected]
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