The Media’s Role in Destroying America

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“…I have seen more than thou knowest, Grey Fool.  For thy hope is but ignorance… against the power that now arises there is no victory.”  [Lord Denathor in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Return of the King]

Few who have seen the movie The Return of the King will have forgotten Denethor’s flaming leap to death from the precipice high above Gondor, following his rant of despair.

In the book, Tolkien explains through Gandalf the Grey that Denethor’s madness has come from a palantir, a Seeing Stone that allowed Denethor to see events far off.

“…I fear that as the peril of his realm grew he looked in the stone and was deceived:… he saw… only the things which that Power permitted him to see… the vision of the great might of Mordor that was shown to him fed the despair of his heart until it overthrew his mind.”

In Tolkien’s story the great might of Mordor comes from Sauron, the Dark Lord.  In our story, the true story told in the Bible (though seldom in church), the great might of Mordor comes from Satan, the Prince of this world, the Prince the Power of the Air.

Radio, TV, the internet, these are our palantir.

As Sauron sought successfully to control what Denethor saw from afar; so Satan is today seeking to control what we see and hear from afar.

It is no accident that the Bible calls Satan the Prince of the Power of the Air.  For the power of the air today is modern communication.  Satan, the prince of the power of the air, is the prince, the guiding force, of modern mass communication.  His goal is deception; if possible to feed the despair of our hearts until it overthrows our minds; ever to project a false reality.

The mainstream media (MSM) has today become an instrument of Satan.  In addition to the traditional print media and news networks, I include in the MSM Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter who are actively, though selectively, censoring conservatives and puffing liberals.

It is not surprising that the most successful media giants are de facto in league with the prince of this world.  As Jesus said “… the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” [Luke 16:8]  (Sorry, but there it is) That is how they came to be giants.

In The Return of the King a strong person, by an act of will, could use a palantir to see more than was being revealed by the enemy.  We must be strong people who use our palantir to see more than the enemy would have us see.  If you are reading this article, you are already doing so. Continue.  (I have found the internet site Infowars to be most informative – not impeccable, informative).  We must use Google to fight Google.

Through news and entertainment the MSM is serving-up delusion and distraction while world history is building to a conclusion and Satan is putting forth his power.  The broadcast has become a spellcast.

Indeed, it is clear that a blindness has overtaken the general populace supporting Hillary Clinton, and Obama.  I can find no explanation for this blindness other than a demonic spell. They are blind as blind can be, no longer within the reach of any normal means of human communication.

Under this spell, people not entranced by the manufactured news are being bemused and despoiled by the “entertainment” programs of the MSM.

This spell, being cast by Satan in part through the media, is possible only as a consequence of us having pushed God out of virtually everything public.  You cannot have a spiritual vacuum.  Remove God, and Satan in one guise or another comes rushing in. This is how you spell America.

Our job is to remain unenchanted. When you hear “Donald Trump is going to drop out of the campaign for President,” don’t automatically believe it.

When you see a discouraging poll, don’t automatically believe it.

When you hear “Islam is a religion of peace,” know that it is not.

When you hear “The motivation of the Muslim terrorist is unclear,” know that it is not.

When the truth is maddening (“Hillary is guilty, but we are not going to prosecute her.”) don’t lose heart.  Our enemies have protected their own only at the cost of their own exposure, and that of the Power behind them.

The MSM is unavoidable, believing it is not.  Seek out the truth.  Speak out the truth.  For with the truth lies the hope of survival of our nation.

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Brother Bob

Retired economics professor. Born again Christian. Now an OK country boy.

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