The Rise of Ron Paul Proves That The Establishment Media is Not All Powerful

Monday, December 19, 2011
By Paul Martin

Saman Mohammadi
The Excavator
December 19, 2011

“Not long ago, if you wanted to seize political power in a country,” wrote Italian philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco in his 1967 essay,Towards a Semiological Guerrilla Warfare, “you had merely to control the army and the police. Today it is only in the most backward countries that fascist generals, in carrying out a coup d’etat, still use tanks. If a country has reached a high level of industrialization the whole scene changes. The day after the fall of Khrushchev, the editors of Pravda, Izvestiia, the heads of the radio and television were replaced; the army wasn’t called out. Today a country belongs to the person who controls communications.”

In 2011, “the person who controls communications” can be a blogger with a million readers, a multinational CEO with newspapers in several countries, or an online news anchor with a million dollar studio.

Believe it or not, but bloggers and online journalists can change the world. We are not laboring in vain. We are helping to establish a much-needed political dialogue between the West and the East which can lead to a genuine and just peace in the future.

Peace in the Middle East cannot be achieved without dialogue and debate.

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