Eagle: Blocking Media from Children…

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

Considering Media in the Light of Relationship and Attention

A Conversation with Mary Rothschild

Three bottom lines:

01 Digital world is a trap — everything is pre-programmed
02 First seven years are vital if a child is to grow up with a free open mind
03 Digital world has displaced parental attention.

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Jul 13

Yoda: The Self-Sufficient Village

yoda with light saberThe village that feeds itself

A new kind of sustainable village in the Netherlands will generate not just its own energy but all the food its inhabitants need as well. Construction of the first ReGen Village starts this summer.

Sustainable living in the desert?

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Jul 11

Berto Jongman: The Wonder and Terror of Propaganda – How Modern Governments Misuse Media to Manipulate the Bewildered Herd

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The Wonder and Terror of Propaganda: How Modern Governments Misuse Media to Manipulate the Bewildered Herd

In this article, I will be dissecting Noam Chomsky’s book Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda, in an attempt to answer five questions:

  1. What is a democracy and how does it function?
  2. What is propaganda and why does it exist?
  3. How is our behaviour being shaped by the media?
  4. Who are controlling things behind the scenes?
  5. How can we defend ourselves against malicious propaganda campaigns?

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Jul 2