Think back to the 2016 election and the amount the word ‘Russia’ was spoken about in the US media. We may not have an exact number, but it was likely hundreds of thousands of times, most of which in an attempt to claim that Russia had rigged the election in Trump’s favor.
At this point it would be serving to note that who really controls the media is who is guiding them to do such things. The deep state, cabal, illuminati, whichever name you choose to give to it, this is where one must look if they want to understand more clearly how presidents have typically gotten in place. This recent election cycle is considered, by many informed on this fact, the first time a non deep state choice was elected into power.
The Putin Interviews
Enter Oliver Stone. He has had a clear passion for exploring the truth behind what is really going on, not only in US politics but global politics, and has been working to help expose the deep state and their secretive workings for many years. He has interviewed people like Edward Snowden, Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez and many more. He is an Oscar Award Winning filmmaker and continues to make groundbreaking pieces that make viewers think deeply about what’s really going on in their world.
Stone took on the project of interviewing Putin over a 2 year period to learn more about him and his views. He took the time to do something that the mainstream media essentially has simply not done. He put all these interviews together in a 4 part documentary series called The Putin Interviews.
One conclusion he drew that I found quite telling was that the US seems to gravely misunderstand Putin, and it’s the fact that we only turn to mainstream media to learn about him that causes the issue.
Look for example at the nature of this piece titled: How Putin Seduced Oliver Stone – And Trump. Not only is it written from an emotional and angry space, i.e. bias journalism, but we clearly see that we won’t get to the truth because the story is being told through a very specific lens as opposed to one that simply asks us to reflect on happenings. Hence the article is actually trying to seduce you, the reader.
In the video at the end of this piece, Oliver Stone goes into further detail about how he came to the understanding that the US simply doesn’t understand Putin. He brings up things like how the US blamed Putin and Russia for Trump’s election win, effectively turning the people against Putin. He talks about how the US media doesn’t tell the full story about the chaos the US has brought to Iraq and Libya and how they are pushing to do the same in Syria, effectively creating complete chaos in the middle east which is a concern for Russia. Yet, the US media tells a different story.
Who really runs America? Who is the actual ‘enemy?’ (I would add, do enemies even truly exist?) Is it the deep state? Examine our own countries first before looking elsewhere. This is similar to what we talk about all the time here at CE, look at ourselves first. Change starts within, and changing on a micro is the same as changing on the macro. We must look at ourselves first.
I want to be clear here, I’m not asking anyone to judge a country’s actions here. In fact, I feel that would be counter productive. Instead I’m asking us to set our beliefs aside for a moment and truly observe and reflect on what is going on. This isn’t about blaming and pointing fingers, it’s about finding out what the truth is and expanding our consciousness so we can move forward and evolve beyond a world that is nothing more than an illusion pulled over our eyes, keeping us in a state of suffering. Change starts within, so we must take actions on a daily basis, including how we perceive the media, that takes us within.
And when it comes to media, I always remind that it’s important to get multiple perspectives about people and events, especially when reporting comes from thousands of miles away from where it happened. And even more so, if the story is coming from the mainstream media we also must question, as it, very factually, has an agenda.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.