In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:
- Merchants Of Fear
- Scare tactics abound these days
- Paid Shills
- There's an agenda behind the messages we receive
- Persuasion & Propaganda
- The "news" is attempting to trigger specific responses
- An New Era Of Fascism?
- If you look at the definition, it seems we're not too far off
First off, very happy Thanksgiving wishes from Chris and me to all our Peak Prosperity readers! We hope each of you is having a wonderful day of gratitude with people you care about. Despite all of the challenges and predicaments we discuss on this site, there is much in this world to be thankful for.
Now, in an entirely different tone, Chris and Charles work up some heat in this week's podcast, as both of them excoriate the degradation rampant in today's media. Rather than serving as a Fourth Estate, holding up truth to power and prioritizing truth and accuracy above all else, today have have a captive system serving the interests of political power (the State) and moneyed interests (corporations). As a populace, we are only as well-informed as our information is valid. How can we act effectively (including voting) when we can't trust the sources of the information we receive?
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