Thursday, 4 February 2021

Freedom Of The Press (based on 2 quotes from Spengler)

 Freedom Of The Press 

“To-day we live so cowed under the bombardment of this intellectual artillery(the media) that hardly anyone can attain to the inward detachment that is required for a clear view of the monstrous drama. The will-to-power operating under a pure democratic disguise has finished off its masterpiece so well that the object's sense of freedom is actually flattered by the most thorough-going enslavement that has ever existed” Spengler

“The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play.” Spengler

Today we live so cowed, yet think we’re free

Under bombardment of artillery,

The media, and others who torment

Regard it as their duty to prevent

The smoke from clearing so the view

Of all the monstrous drama’s clear to see.

The press an army, weapons organised,

Its hacks its officers, who plan attacks

The readers, soldiers hypnotised,

Who, knowing nothing real from day to day,

Are held most cheaply, easily abused,

Blind to the purposes for which they’re used,

Nor of the role they are to play. 

No person must attain detachment, calm,

The daily news is meant to bring alarm.

The will to power dressed in the disguise

Of power at its softest, most dilute,

Has finished of its masterpiece, so well,

That truth we cannot really tell,

(Because it’s never really told) from lies.

We are enslaved by power absolute. 

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