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