Sunday, October 26

October 26: Mixed Up Media

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This piece was done for a political themed show, prior to the election in 2004.

I believe the news media played a huge part in helping the Bush administration to continue it's regime and hold over the country, as well as the world, by drilling fear into us all about security, and the threat of non-existent weaponry.

I began with the plan to do a book about the war, and the unprecedented way we got there. Rather quickly, it turned into what you see here - about more - the whole of the catastrophic situation. A statement about our media, our society, how we are force fed images and words of fear, terror, vulnerability, and how readily we follow where those fears lead. The problem I see, is that too many of us choose to take on what we read and hear as truth, rather than looking deeper, for bigger Truths - beyond fear...

My hope is that we never choose fear again.


  1. The fact that there are more and more people recognizing that we need to turn away from the fear-based media falsehoods, and turn toward the universal truths that our spirits know, gives me hope that we can climb our way back into the light.

    Thank you for being a part of that hope, Karin.
    Blessings on you this Sunday mornining.

  2. I adore these images, the first one (is it the cover?) is fantastic!


  3. I very much agree Kim - more and more of us coming out of the fear/dark. Sometimes it seems like the fear has to get to such a degree of absurdity that it screams at us and we wonder how wecould have been a sleep for so long. It is certainly now time to wake up, or, as I believe Eckhart Tolle says, "evolve or die".

    Yes, Burning WIndmill, thank you -that is the cover! I'll add a shot of the book's full view so it's easier to make sense of... :-)

  4. Karin-
    This video is a really great way to get involved in this piece-
    your work is so moving...I love what you are doing these days.

    We are counting down the days 'til regime change...

  5. Hi Karin

    This is such an important message! All that stuff about "fear" has been pumped out at us since 911. I lived in the USA between 2003 and 2005, and I felt the paranoia of fear everywhere. Without wishing to sound like a conspiracy theorist (I'm not. I'm a humanistic psychologist and economist by training.) fear is a mechanism of social control. It can make people malleable and compliant.

    Minority-based power groups throughout history have traded on fear, evoking it to dissolve opposition. It's a very powerful weapon.

    I had been thinking about fear a while back. I believe the opposite of love is not hate, but fear. Fear undermines so much of the human spirit.

    I'm not sure that what Stonz says about regime-change necessarily holds true. To overcome this powerful ideological assault requires consciousness change that is different by several orders of magnitude.

    Personally, I'm out of fear insofar as it is irrational.

    Hope you are recovering well.


  6. Hi Geoffrey,
    I agree with much of what you say. Which may be why the perspective of this piece shifted as I worked on it - from a focus of the fact we were going to war, to the media and Bush/Cheney/Rove/Rumsfeld wordsmiths that created the reasons there was so much enthusiasm for being there, and for the support of four more years...

    I saw the fertilizer, so to speak, in the form of headlines - that fed the passion for rushing to war, to seek revenge, to find reasons to pit 'us' against a 'them'. And only Bush and his "regime" were being represented as the strong enough, smart enough, powerful enough folks to do the job. Only our fears were required to create that energy. As a long time student of A course in Miracles, I share your belief regarding love being the opposite of fear, as well.

    I don't want to put words in my friend Stonz's mouth, but I think, to simplify the message, this time a regime change could mean taking fear out of the equation some (I'm still a bit too much of a cynic to believe our politicians will motivate us purely with messages free of fear!) and "regime change" in '08 would mean a step in the right direction. It gives me hope for the removal of regime mentality - as an "authoritarian government" rather than a democratic one, which is what I think was meant.

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and interest in this topic. Obviously, it is one of great importance to me as well, and thank you for your kind thoughts in my recovery.
    I progress well,


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