The Media’s Real Goal

From the Tom Woods Letter:

I just heard an excerpt from something called the Full Send Podcast, in which the guest was Tucker Carlson.

He sure seems to be figuring things out.

It is one of the purposes of the media to cultivate a range of allowable opinion that is safe for the existing regime. Anything outside that range is by definition “extremist,” “bigoted,” etc.

For instance, you can favor whatever crazed military intervention the uniparty engages in, no matter how transparently self-serving the alleged rationale, no matter how many millions of people are killed or displaced, and that is not extremist at all. No problemo. Why, if Mitt Romney and Chuck Schumer both favor it, it must be wonderful!

But if you think there might be something wrong with this, that there’s something weird or sinister about the bipartisan apparatus that supports this crap, or the propaganda that tricks poorly read conservatives into thinking that cheering for the empire is the patriotic thing to do, then you are the extremist, dear reader.

If you think adults ought to be able to discuss important issues without being silenced by self-appointed experts who can’t seem to get their own story straight, then you are the extremist.

Anyway, it’s encouraging to see a person with a huge audience figuring this out.

“I’ve spent my whole life in the media,” said Carlson. “My dad was in the media. That is a big part of the revelation that’s changed my life: the media are part of the control apparatus.”

“Not only are they part of the problem,” he continued, “but I spent most of my life being part of the problem, defending the Iraq war. I actually did that…. I’ve had a million regrets not being more skeptical, calling people names when I should have listened to what they were saying…. For too long I participated in the culture where I was like, anyone who thinks outside these pre-prescribed lanes is crazy, is a conspiracy theorist [emphasis added]. And I just really regret that.

The media, concluded Carlson, are “not here to inform you. Even on the big things that really matter, like the economy and war and COVID…their job is not to inform you. They are working for the small group of people who actually run the world. They’re their servants. They’re their praetorian guard. And we should treat them with maximum contempt because they have earned it.”


So if you want the truth, you need to find it yourself.

The educational establishment plays the same role as the media: it keeps its audience confined to a pre-established range of ideas.

Therefore, I have two links for you.

To inoculate your children’s minds against the crazies who want to colonize them, check out the self-taught Ron Paul Curriculum, and specifically via this link (so you can get my bonuses):

I created hundreds of videos on history for the high-school grades of this curriculum, so I can vouch for it.

To join the Tom Woods Show Elite, where non-lizard-people discuss the actual truth of things, and where you also get a whole bunch of thank-you goodies from me:

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