[Paleopsych] Re: Disinfopedia

HowlBloom at aol.com HowlBloom at aol.com
Sat Nov 27 05:42:21 UTC 2004

In a message dated 11/26/2004 8:00:36 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
shovland at mindspring.com writes:
This looks like a very useful site.  But there's a conundrum.  The Center For 
Media and Democracy is a special interest group with a prejudged and 
premeditated point of view.  It's also a public relations machine.  A successful one.

I've met with its head.  He does not want to hear what Michael Lockhart 
identified as hypotheses. He was among those who did not want to hear about 
black-on-black genocide in the 1980s, when I tried to get him to focus on it.  That 
genocide escalated in the 1990s.  It was the Hutu-Tutsi conflict.

The Center for Media & Democracy and its allies ruled out any of the coverage 
that could have stopped the Hutu-Tutsi conflict in its early stages and could 
have saved close to a million lives.  The Center has very strong allies in 
the media and those allies also insisted that giving attention to the Hutus and 
Tutsis was politically unacceptable.

The folks at The Center for Media and Democracy want only to hear voices that 
agree with their point of view--the "progressive" point of view, a set of 
social cliches policed by ostracism.

Granted that we all want to hear our point of view or what supports it, once 
we get away from corporations and government agencies--whose media 
manipulations should be made as transparent as possible--shouldn't we also have watchdogs 
watching those who claim to be watchers?  Howard

Howard Bloom
Author of The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of 
History and Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 
21st Century
Visiting Scholar-Graduate Psychology Department, New York University; Core 
Faculty Member, The Graduate Institute
Founder: International Paleopsychology Project; founding board member: Epic 
of Evolution Society; founding board member, The Darwin Project; founder: The 
Big Bang Tango Media Lab; member: New York Academy of Sciences, American 
Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society, Academy 
of Political Science, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, International 
Society for Human Ethology; advisory board member: Youthactivism.org; executive 
editor -- New Paradigm book series.
For information on The International Paleopsychology Project, see: 
for two chapters from 
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History, 
see www.howardbloom.net/lucifer
For information on Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang 
to the 21st Century, see www.howardbloom.net
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