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“Manipulated of the World, Unite!:”  Clarification and resolution
Since antiquity, the main task of any ruler was to discover the best and most efficient means to manipulate the masses for his own interest.  It is dawning on me that Facebook.com can be an interesting social platform for serious discussions on important topics, if the comments are expanded and developed.  For example, on August 19 at 10:36pm, Jamil Berry wrote on facebook.com in French: “Un slogan unificateur de la terre entière pourrait désormais être” Manipulés du monde ; unissez-vous ” by paraphrazing Karl Mark “Workers of the World, Unite”

I commented: “How can we be aware that we have been manipulated, if secrets are not made public and we refuse to read and listen? Usually, individuals recognize a manipulation when it is too late. In the meanwhile, they refuse to take seriously warnings and pieces of intelligence: We think that we are always more clever and more informed than those nuts of “engaged people” who have nothing better to do than “complain

Jamil Berry replied: Dear adonis . I do agree with you . First of all let me thank you for the 2 long chapters you wrote on your blog about my book . You have had a very pertinent analysis and i’m very proud being your friend . However manipulation is the only today’s language of geopolitics . We assist to the rise of generations educated and formated by the 2000 tv channels all around the world . Medias become the LIE sanctuary . An example ? Did you hear of read any jewish bad accusation against Strauss-Khan (DSK) ?..

Adonis replied:  “The current mass uprising are responses to decades of tacit manipulations. The social platforms made the masses more in tune with timely information, with pertinent timely interactions among the events…kind of allowing to join the dots in an efficient manner…getting very knowledgeable of massive and timely interactions around the world…

Jean-Michel Lambert commented in French: “A tout prendre, et bien que j’ai horreur de cette sensation, je prefère etre manipulé, que de faire partie des manipulateurs!! Entre naiveté, et cynisme, j’ai choisi! Mais par ailleurs, pas mal de personnes denonçant les manipulations se révélent au final etre manipulées elles memes!! Et puis, ne vaut il pas mieux etre confrontés au diffIcile choix de faire le tri dans les informations qui nous parviennent…vraies ou fausses, que de subir stoiquement celles distillées par la pensée et le media unique??? En bref, j’aime autant avoir le droit de choisir la manipulation subie!!! C’est déja une liberté en soi…Non?

Latifa ElKihal commented: “Je reste très dubitative sur cette question qui est pourtant très actuelle. D’abord , tout est manipulateur , même les bibelots et les paysages. La manipulation est d’abord une séduction. qu’elle soit innocente ou mal intentionnée . On se laisse séduire et manipuler …Nous sommes des adultes et nous avons le libre arbitre. Enfin , nous pensons l’avoir , mais nous ne sommes et ne resterons hélas que des arbitres d’angle , comme ceux des terrains de foot . Et donc nous avons besoin de lire , pour nous éclairer. Les intellectuels , qui incarnaient avant une certaine honnêteté intellectuelle sont devenus, pour la plupart d’entre eux, des « faussaires » ….Je vous donne un exemple : Toute la presse parle de la rentrée littéraire et on annonce déjà les bests- sellers de la rentrée . L’express , le monde , le Figaro , Libération…et toute cette presse salutaire en fait l’éloge, et publie les extraits et les compteurs de vente ont déjà explosé et ça génère un argent fou. ( j’ai lu ce matin le rapport Forbes sur les chiffres de ventes aux USA sur Livres hébdo , les chiffres sont incroyables !)..Ce sont les médias qui décident qui sera best seller ; et il va l’être , quelque soit son contenu !!! Des intellectuels col blanc , bien coiffés et très médiatisés qui s’expriment sur toutes les crises politiques . Des intellectuelles soldats ….Un spectacle désolant et hallucinant ! Je n’aime pas céder à l’idée du complot , mais je commence à étouffer dans cette sphère culturelle mensongère . Je commence à beaucoup me méfier de ce genre d’attitude . On nous vend tout et n’importe quoi dans un monde de consommation . Des brosses à dents , des shampoings , des voitures et même des analyses et des pensées prêtes à penser …Pascale Boniface fait son coup de gueule en défiant ce système, et en publiant à contre courant son livre « Les intellectuels faussaires » sorti en Mai 2011.  C’est édifiant , son article est sur l’express.fr… Je n’ai pas encore lu ce livre, on en parle si peu !! Je compte le faire et je respecte ce genre d’individu qui met à nu ce système de manipulation de la pensée des masses . Mais le public n’est plus dupe et on est déjà en plein crise morale intellectuelle …

Latifa ElKihal commented: “Mais cette immoralité intellectuelle se trouve menacée à long terme par la prise de conscience des masses manipulées . La blogosphère qui s’impose de plus en plus, tente de contrer ces manipulations . Il y’a des blogs dignes d’intérêt où on lit régulièrement des analyses de grande qualité . Les médias , se trouvent aussi contrés par cette palette numérique qui permet d’un côté une grande diffusion des infos et articles, et d’un autres côté elle permet en temps réel de critiquer , de disséquer et de discuter toute l’actualité . Les maisons d’éditions et leurs dictats seront un jour contournées . Aux USA l’autoédition est entrain de fleurir . C’est plaisant de voir les nouveaux auteurs s’auto-éditer ..On assiste de plus en plus à une nouvelle liberté d’expression qu’aucune politique ne peut contenir ni censurer et qu’aucune ligne éditoriale ne peut dicter ou manipuler …Là aussi tout n’est pas bon et il faudrait séparer le bon grain de l’ivraie . Et nous avons désormais de nouveaux éclaircissements à portée de main qui nous aident à se faire une opinion encore plus éclairée et à développer l’esprit critique …”

What do think?  States will always manipulate the citizens: Manipulating opinions is its main job, using all the means of pressure and power in its hands, all the money, news medias, richest classes, university intellectuals… How can citizens recognize a manipulation? How can citizen associate and focus their attention and confrontation?

Media mogul, Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World has folded shop after serious investigation on illegal wire tapping on personalities and bereaved families, and buying off police officers for reports…

Julian Assange made a break through in WikiLeaks by publishing secret reports…

Dictators are falling in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya..and soon absolute monarchs will vanish.  International financial conglomerates are experiencing the squeeze because governments have tried to save the liberal capitalist philosophy and are failing miserably facing the ire of the common people, tired of paying the bills of those who recklessly flaunted all laws and regulations…

Fleet Street, News of the World, Sean Hoare, Rupert Murdock, and Andy Coulson

“Get cash for your story” advertises the Sun on July 21, even as the close scrutiny and investigation that tabloids are under for illegal wire tapping and salacious stories.  In 1969, Rupert Murdock landed in London with the purpose of purchasing News of the World.  Andrew Whittam Smith (a young financial journalist at the time) welcomed Murdoch at Heathrow airport and drove him to Savoy Hotel.  Murdoch demanded to have his room changed: “I am afraid my reserved room could be bugged or phone line tapped” . Listening on private lines will be the most lucrative wealth generation, for timely and juicy private pieces of intelligence on the stars and bereaved families.

“I was paid to go out with rock stars, get drunk, and sniff cocaine with the rich and glamorous stars” confided Sean Hoare, the old star reporter of the tabloids of the Murdock media empire, who managed to present firm proofs that News of the World was engaged in endemic wire tapping on stars and private citizens. Hoare continues: “This is a hyper-competitive job and you have got to forget your professional duties and do what a sane person never contemplate to do. We are trained to become a machine of producing scoops, whatever is the cost.”  Hoare was the correspondent of “show-business” section, related to music, movie, TV, and the rock stars.

Fleet Street was the main avenue in London that hosted most of the large dailies, until Rupert Murdock of News of the World dislodged them to Wapping, by the Docklands.  News of the World was in direct competition with  Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail, and sold 5 million copies.

Fleet Street was a state of mind: reporters and investigators breath for the daily; they camped three nights at a time in front of the targeted apartment and paid handsomely for important pieces of intelligence. Fleet Street reporters were of the hard core type, acquired great intuition, and learned doubtful, and illegal practices.  They had to: If they failed to bring in juicy scoops, they were liable to be fired on the spot. The tabloid reporters were constantly pressured to produce more sensational, and more intimate scoops.

For example, when the “men of Fleet Street” landed in France to cover the death of Lady D, they managed to gather in a few hours more information than the most famous correspondents.

The 47 year-old Sean Hoare, primary witness to the British scandal of systematic wire tapping practices by News of the World and paying off police force for information, was found dead on Monday, July 18, in his house in Watford.  The police declared: “This death cannot be explained, but it is not suspect apparaently.”

Sean Hoare was hired by The Sun in 1998 from the Sunday People and was taken in charge by Andy Coulson who wrote the column “Bizarre” till 2003. Andy Coulson was the current spokesman of England Cameron PM, before he was fired after the scandal broke out.

Sean Hoare followed Andy Coulson as he headed News of the World till 2003.  In 2001, Hoare received the Shafta Prize of the tabloids.  In 2005, Sean Hoare is fired from the News of the World and decided in 2009 to “tell it all”.  News of the World denied the revelations of this drug addict and useless “whistle blower”.

For two years, Hoare is abandoned by his friends, left as a refuse, and he sank even deeper into addiction and booze.

The legal proceedings to go after the top powerful directors of News of the World are based on the “The Regulation Of Investigatory Powers Act” of 2000. The clause under “Penal Responsibilities of the administrators…” stipulates “A moral entity who connives or consents on an illegal action…or attributed to an act of negligence…of an administrator, a cadre, or a secretary… will be deemed participating in the crime…”

Consequently, Rabekah Brooks, Andy Coulson… and ultimately Rupert Murdock will be tried in justice.

Note 1: A few chronological events: November 2005: News of the World publishes an article on Prince Charles and Buckingham palace demand an investigation.  January 2007, Clive Goodman (specialized in covering the royal family) is put in prison for 4 months on account of illegally tapping the royal phone lines. Goodman’s private detective Glenn Mulcaire serves six months of prison. July 2009, The daily The Guardian reveals that at least 3,000 personalities were tapped. January 2011, Andy Coulson resigns.  July 7, 2011, News of the World publishes it last issue.

Note 2: This article was inspired from a piece in the French weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur and written by Jean-Gabriel Fredet.


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