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Billionaire Reveals Virtual Reality Experience Called ‘Mainstream Media’

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At a hotly anticipated remote keynote presentation on Friday, billionaire Jeff Bezos revealed the details of an exciting new virtual reality experience which he says will allow consumers to log on to an artificial fantasy world completely unlike our existing reality.

“We’re calling it Mainstream Media, or MSM for short,” Bezos told viewers. “MSM will allow users to interface with an alternate world of the imagination where capitalism is working fine for everyone, constant military expansionism is normal and desirable, Washington’s enemies are all bloodthirsty monsters, and billionaires are just harmless job creators. Let’s check it out.”

Bezos explained that his 2013 purchase of The Washington Post ensured that consumers will remain psychologically plugged in to a virtual reality in which the sociopolitical status quo upon which his Amazon empire is built looks totally fine and not at all insane or dystopian.

“Unlike the virtual reality enterprises of certain other billionaires, the Mainstream Media universe operates continually and without the need for fancy headsets or equipment,” Bezos said. “In fact, the psychological technology is so immersive that users aren’t generally even aware that they’re not experiencing actual reality.”

Bezos was soon joined in his presentation by fellow billionaires Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim Helú.

“Warren! Mike! Carlos! Rupert! What are you guys doing here?” Bezos recited in scripted surprise.

“We wanted in on the Mainstream Media universe too,” Bloomberg answered. “Can’t let you have all the fun, Jeff.”

“With my vast media empire I’ve been able alter the outcomes of elections, shape policies and political agendas, start wars and kill social progress in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres,” Murdoch boasted.

“My position as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has given me control over dozens of daily newspapers throughout the United States,” Buffett added.

“My holdings in the New York Times give me leverage over the hiring and publishing practices of the most influential paper in the most powerful nation on earth,” said Slim.

“By buying up media influence and controlling the public’s perception of reality, we ensure that all the systems which have been funnelling wealth and power toward us remain intact,” explained Bloomberg.

“And it keeps the guillotine blades away from our necks!” Slim interjected.

“That’s right Carlos,” Bezos said. “By psychologically helping the public to perceive a different reality than the one that actually exists, we can prevent prevent social uprisings which might prove hazardous to our wealth and vital organs.”

“So we give the riff raff a virtual reality to live in,” said Murdoch. “Because actual reality belongs to us.”


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  • this should be required reading in every HS in US UK & EU….pretty sure africa, SoAm, & Asia already know.
    beautiful! Pls push this one!
    also note: who just bought up food supply {land kept fallow} & then declared “INFLATION!” 28 member banks of US FED…
    Remember, they don’t need income, only assets.
    they are the “OwnershipSociety.”

  • Catilin, did anyone ever tell you you are a genius! Brilliant.

  • very nice 🙂

  • Damn trickle-down, tastes like fracking brine? Our 9.9% betters sold our souls. Half of the HAVES are out to hoodwink half the working class into shooting, incarcerating & indenturing our half into 1099 virtual share-cropping gig hell. US’ Citizens United, NAFTA, WTO, GATT Dispute Settlement Bodies coup might’ve clued us in, 40 YEARS ago, that OUR party is THEIR corporation.

  • How do we change anything while organisations exist which are big enough to buy all competition?

  • Tru$t u$, we know be$$$$$$$$$t:


  • Pretty Pam and serious Sam
    Reading THEIR news each night.
    And in between it’s junk TV
    Mass distractions from the Right.
    Pretty Pam and serious Sam
    Talking heads on strings
    The MSM’s one big scam
    Got us running round in rings.

  • Damn,
    It’s exceedingly rare that I get to see a ‘100% nailed it’,
    But that totally just happened.
    Thank You very much.

  • You nailed it Caitlin!!

  • In paragraph 3 I think you spelled sociopathical wrong.
    In paragraph 4 I think you spelled psychopathical wrong.

  • The key assumption of the MSM fantasy world (actually, of course, a real one), in which billionaires and their underlings pull the strings of our thoughts and emotions to work in their interests and against our own, is that THIS world, this world of events into which we’re plugged by our physical senses, is the only one. It’s become increasingly clear, however, from a panoply of converging psi research, that an afterlife is more than probable, which means that the string pullers are likely in for a huge surprise, a rather unpleasant one. And so are those who fight against them in seemingly futile fashion, often to the point of burnout. For them awaits a most pleasant surprise, if indeed the arc of the universe does not merely bend toward justice but ultimately arrives there in all its glory. Should these remarks strike you as farfetched, please check out celebrated author Leslie Kean’s rigorously-researched “Surviving Death.” I’d suggest that the billionaires and their underlings do so as well.

    • I think time is on our side- old bigots are dying off, new generations are bit by bit less gullible. In the meantime we can start working on a better world without being afraid. Let’s start by getting the Amazon workers unionized!

    • Oh, nonsense.

  • Ain’t sure actual reality belongs to Bloomberg though who, for a billion bucks in ads, think tanks, bribes and other expenses, got the exclusive right to drop out of the last presidential race after a couple of weeks of being everybody’s laughing stock following a string of rich and powerful entitled statements that echo-chambered his contempt for the populace whose votes he was seeking all the way to the edge of the galaxy :o)

  • You’re not exaggerating it at all and yet people don’t see it. Why are there only some people that see while the majority of people thoroughly trust and believe the media.

    The fake news people crack me up because they’re right that it’s all fake news, but then the goings on they fill it in with is even more unbelievable, faker fake news.

    It’s almost better the masses don’t see it, when masses of people wake up and start to work against it we’ll see every bit of 1930s style authoritarianism rain down on us and the make pretend democracy and choices people believe they have will soon be clearly shown on the outside the fascism we are really in.

    The way out I see is everyone being very well organized and concerted and to do it fast. There won’t be time to slowly wake up. Both because of the damage to our society and environment and because the authoritarian control that will be swiftly executed.

  • Remember Karl Rove: The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ […] ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’ https://seaclearly.com/2020/10/26/i-was-raised-in-babylon

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