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COMMENTARY · 26th July 2011
Merv Ritchie
The recent shooting in Norway has shocked all reasoned western peoples. The correct questions have not yet been asked and the analysis of the event will in all likelihood get sidetracked and ignored. The mainstream media must distract the public as it is truly the sole cause of the event. The decades of deception and misrepresentation of the truth has spawned generations of misinformed, misguided men and women of all ages.

The target of the attacks in Norway were clearly aimed at an organization of compassionate, understanding and tolerant people. The same attributes could be applied to Gabrielle Giffords. She is a person who in the USA is politically called a democrat. In Norway the target was the Labour Party. The youth group attacked on the island where the gunman killed 90 was a gathering of the Labour Party Young Peoples Organization.

Political terms have been confused over the decades. The main two terms used which could properly describe political parties are Right Wing and Left Wing. Both the Giffords shooting and the Norway attack would properly be described as right wing attackers and left wing victims.

Right wing political organizations have been using the media to promote fear throughout the populations to implement programs of ‘austerity’ and control. The media and these organizations are completely responsible for these outrageous attacks.

Right wing political parties are commonly referred to by the following terms; Conservative, Republican, Nationalist and oddly enough, Freedom. Left wing political parties are called Democrats, Liberals (except in British Columbia where it is a far right party simply using the Liberal name) and Socialist.

The right wing enjoy using the term socialist as the media has promoted this word to mean a controlling communist or fascist extreme. Socialism is actually based on values benefiting families and society as a community and has nothing to do with Fascism or Communism. You wouldn’t know this from the way the media promotes the use of the word on behalf of the right wing crowd. “The Socialist Hordes” are blamed all the wrongs of the world. The left is even blamed for the current financial woes. These extremist views are promoted in a non stop fashion by almost all Western media. It is easy to understand why when one takes time to look at the concentration of the ownership of the Media. All of it is controlled by very few people, all with the same extreme right wing political beliefs.

In Canada we have seen the right wing attempt to instigate violence as well. During the various protests rallies organized by labour groups and socially active and responsible citizens, black hooded provocateurs have been sent in to incite violence. The most notorious example of this was in Quebec during a WTO (World Trade Organization) protest march. Quebec Police officers mingled with the crowd in disguise with rocks attempting to provoke their fellow officers to treat the peaceful protesters as rioters. These are clear right wing tactics. The same happened in Toronto during the G8 and G20 summits. Peaceful gatherings of left wing protesters beat upon by officers of the right wing governments.

British Columbia has seen the ownership and control of the media become the most concentrated in the free world. Read a 2007 editorial on this subject here. Canwest Global and Black Press dominate almost all the public information airways and print media. They both promote the extremist right wing views that caused both the Gifford Shooting and the Norway attacks.

In Terrace our print and online publications have been giving virtually the only media coverage to left wing points of view. Although the other media provides some periodic coverage, our medium (though untrue) is clearly viewed as a supporter of the left. We believe this perception is due to our uncompromising coverage of the corruption of the Liberal Party of BC where CanWest Global and Black Press expose none of it.

The result of this however is the extreme attacks, threats of personal harm and messages sent in our email inbox. We are completely unsurprised by the Gifford shooting and the Norway outrage. The right wing parties, and the governments they support, have spawned a generation or three of people who actually believe the lies they have spread.

The complete fallacy of the 9/11 attacks, the complete lies on which the Iraq war was conducted, the nonsense of Afghanistan and the atrocious attacks in Libya are all supported and believed by the extreme right wing crowd because of the deception and misinformation promoted by the main stream media.

As long as businesses continue to give their advertising dollars to support these extremist media organizations, as long as the consumer continues to support the businesses that support the extremist ideologues, nothing will change. All the educational information consumed by the masses of people, after they leave school, is derived from the media. If it is primarily lies and misinformation designed to deceive the result is a mentally deranged and an unstable population.

Great philosophers of the past have warned about this and it is exactly what caused the rise of Hitler and the Fascists in Germany. Don’t expect the mainstream media to apologize for their failure to be fair and balanced. Like FOX news, they will tell you over and over they are, even though everyone knows it is another lie. Well not everyone, we just hope enough know it is all lies. What they will do however is use this atrocious event to remove the last of your personal freedoms. No longer will we expect to be free from unwarranted searches of our homes and private communications. Get ready for the extremist police state. They spawned it and we gave it to them.
It's a little sad...
Comment by Mike Forward on 26th July 2011
Merv, I'm all for a good theory, be it based in the realm of tinfoil hats or otherwise. But it seems a tad opportunistic for you to turn what is a massive human tragedy that has occurred in Norway into fodder for a vendetta which you are pursuing.

Not touching on the specifics of your theories on Libya, the media, etc., I will say that I greatly appreciate the pains that you and Walter go to to bring us local news.

But call a spade a spade - your own views are hardly unbiased, they are simply from a different perspective.