“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela
One example out of many more, perfectly shows how mass media is a weapon of mass deception, the example is charity. Before talking about charity as a good act, I would like to talk about the reason why charity existed in the first place which is poverty. Poverty is ‘deprivation of common necessities that determine the quality of life, including food, clothing, shelter and safe drinking water, and may also include the deprivation of opportunities to learn, and/or to obtain better employment to escape poverty’. Can anyone tell me how it is possible that we live in the 21st century in a world full of money, foods, goods, resources, inventions, etc… more than half of its human beings live in poverty? Does it make any sense? Well, it doesn’t to me. There is enough food on earth to feed all the people and there is enough money for every single person who lives on this planet. Why are there millionaires and billionaires on one hand and people starving to death on the other hand? It is because people in control, those who rule the world, capitalists, industrialists, illuminaties, whatever they are called, want poverty to exist. Then, they created charity to cover-up the unfair distribution of money and natural resources in the world. If those people who control the world think a bit about poor people and share a little percentage of what they own/their wealth, not a single human being on earth would be poor or starving. And in this specifically, the media plays a very significant role, in which it does nothing but spot the light on charity acts, especially those done by politicians, celebrities and other elites. They manipulate the mass by showing them how kind and generous those rich people are but they totally ignore the reason charity existed which is poverty i.e. they focus on the effect, totally ignoring the cause. Why do they do that? Pretty simple, in purpose of making the mass believe that poverty exists because that’s the way it is, life is unfair, and that those people i.e. people in power are doing their best to decrease poverty. In fact, this is NOT the case, there is nothing called ‘that’s the way it is’, if we go back in ages when there was no globalization, technology, etc… things were way different, way better.
Charity is a very high level of simulation – level expert – it’s not a simulation like Disney Land, something that’s not real at all but it’s more like a simulacra. In what terms? Charity as an action does exist; people do donate money and other things to people in need. BUT the whole concept or ideology of charity is the lie. I might sound subjective here but I personally believe that the world is full of resources, natural and manmade, that if divided on the whole world – not necessarily equally – no single human being would be starving to death or even poor, thus there wouldn’t exist what’s called Charity. Charity nowadays, with the help of mass media, is perceived as the top of humanity works. Companies, politicians, celebrities, etc… hire public relations’ practitioners or specialists to manage their charity events that are usually organized in a very persuasive and touching way that is always covered and edited by the media which in turn shows them to the public in order to make them think that those people are angels and social activists. And do they succeed in this manipulation? Through mass media; yes they do.