After the fiasco concerning the 28 burnt bodies found in Mexico, and the pretty certain government collusion in the event, it has certainly been asked by some people why has this not been in the news as much as the events in Hong Kong?
For that matter, why isn’t the gross & totalitarian crackdown on the Uyghurs more in the news these days? It has been a far larger crackdown with literal stripping of basic liberties of the Uyghur people, and there is even an enforced media blackout in Xinjiang. In fact, just last week with no deaths in the Hong Kong protests, there were 50 “rioters” put to death by the Chinese government there. Considering these events were both dealt with largely by the same Beijing government, raising the question is quite pertinent.
The answer that we all know to expect is that these gross incidences in Xinjiang & Mexico are expected. For similar reasons, if only 200 people were to have died of Ebola, we would likewise not consider this a leading news story either. There is some element of truth in it…
Uyghur peoples facing off with the Chinese govt.
But what should accent this answer is the fact that the Western media sources felt that they had something to gain and to exploit within the Hong Kong story that they could not use towards any end in the Mexican or Xinjiang stories. The news is never just about reporting fact, but it is also about bringing forth a perspective — even if the perspective is incredibly subtle, or that the perspective is so assumed by the people it is not thought of as bias.
When it comes to big media, though, the propagandizing efforts are more conscious.
For instance, the gay agenda has been being advanced since the 1990s. The 9th episode in the 1st season of ER in 1994 dealt with the issue, and it was also close to this time in 1997 that Ellen “came out,” and not much later did Rosie O’Donnell come out (2002). It has been an increasing theme ever since this era to campaign for this — perhaps some evidence is the fact that neither Degeneres or O’Donnell are particularly talented or funny, but have been being advanced and thrust into the spotlight even when they make routinely controversial statements — merely refer to the number of 9/11 gaffs that O’Donnell makes, buying into every conspiracy there is…
… Needless to say, there is a concentrated effort by media to manipulate people towards the desired ends of the ruling elites. I am not sure if we can necessarily blame them for this because it is perhaps human nature itself which leads us towards trying to exercise our power and influence when we believe that it will have a positive influence on others.
The real question would be here what does the Western media believe that they can gain through the Hong Kong protests, and there are perhaps several potential answers.
(1) General Democracy Shilling. Big business loves democracy because it is weak, ineffectual government that lends itself towards collusion. The mantra of property rights exists so that the Corporations can justify all manner of economic exploitative investment in the foreign state, and moreover, the nature of democracy allows big business to become the most influential in politics.
Democracy is good for big business, so big business makes good for democracy. But let’s also not be too confused here, and as we will cover in point 4 again, there is not any real desire for actualized democracy or a democracy that places its own value in itself over that of their business interests; for this reason, while democracy is advocated in a ‘soft sense,’ it is also something that they will choose the leaders for it.
Why do you think most Presidents have been hopelessly un-dynamic and ineffectual? Because this is how we choose our candidates.
(2) Hong Kong is a Distraction from the instances occurring in Xinjiang, certainly, and perhaps even the Chinese elites celebrated the spotlight cast on Hong Kong. Much better is a story about protests pittering out than 50 dead in Xinjiang “riots” (read: protests).
Not to mention if we knew the extent of the horrors being perpetrated on Uyghurs that recollect the uncompromising totalitarianism and repressive nature of the Chinese government we would face mounting pressure to place restrictions on trade with China, which is veritably the last thing that the elites want: they want their money and limitless trade with a government even if they are totalitarian and cruel.
(3) Documenting protest failures is meaningful. It reminds the people that, whatever they do, ultimately the efforts end in nothing. By documenting the failures they get to reinforce a continuously growing body of evidence of failure.
(4) Identifying ineffectual idiots to play continuous roles as useful their useful role. Characters that are radical and isolate elements within their own movements are great to thrust to the forefront because they continue to splinter the resistance. Not only that, but when we choose the people to put in the spotlight we have a reliable, ineffectual idiot that we can go back to interview in the future.
When we insure that the opposition is lead by the idiots that the media chose to lead them, we will eternally see ineffectual resistance.
If you want to know some of the most stupid Hong Kong protesters, look no further than the media darlings. Truly intellectual leadership that sees things far beyond the Hong Kong protests as a goal would never end up on the media because these would be the sort of people that’d truly pose threats to the people who would want to control them (which is the media).
I realize that to some degree some of this sounds even conspiratorial, as if the media has formed a cabal to manipulate the people. Perhaps it was not always that way, and perhaps not all media directly has this goal in mind, but the broader strategies of major media conglomerates that dominate the Western media, I would contend, advance this agenda.
And this is why mainstream Left, and even extreme Left fringe, and many right wing ideological groups as well are the tools of the media, and they advocate their views with the full endorsement and guiding hand of big brother. Because the Republicans & the Democrats are both engaged in a deceptive game.
This will continue to be a bit of a theme for the blog and I will try to cover more of the issues that are wilfully ignored.
Because it is in these stories that we find the most condemning evidence against the system as it stands.