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Books by Sergey Baranov

Path Seeking Truth in a World of Lies

Path Special Edition

For travelers in Peru a special edition of PATH can be purchased in bookstores in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

While sharp looking liars in suits transmit the state sponsored news readily packaged for public consumption, the American people are waking up to the televised lies and deception of the mainstream media.

Recent attacks on the Constitution and thus on the people, have shaken many more minds out of the hypnotic trance perpetuated by the mainstream propaganda machine which falls apart when analyzed with facts omitted from their scripts.

An attack on freedom of speech and freedom of the press has never been as vicious as it’s seen today. Senator Feinstein is taking the lead in an attempt to ban citizen’s journalism by redefining the Constitution. (1)

In the recent judicial hearing Senator Feinstein made an attempt to give a new definition to freedom of speech and freedom of press, claiming that if a person is not an employee of a state approved media entity, he or she isn’t qualified to be journalist.

While attempting to define a reporter, Senator Feinstein brought an example of a 17 year old high school dropout starting a blog vs. “real” reporters with “bonafide credentials” and professional qualifications.

Further in her speech, while referring to the Shield Bill, Senator Feinstein expressed gratitude for the cooperation between the media coalition and the senators with whom together they made sure that the bill will not give protection to those who are not qualified to be journalists by the official standards. A legitimate journalist, she explained, is someone who is affiliated with established media entities, a list of which she further provides!

“We included a very broad list of media entities to which the journalists can be affiliated’’ – said senator Feinstein.

So first she defines what a legitimate journalist means; a person who works for an established media entity, and then she provides us with a list of who the established media entities are! That means that if you are working for one of those designated state approved mainstream media outlets, you are considered to be real journalist and you can enjoy the protection of the journalist’s Shield Bill. If not, you are simply viewed as an amateur blogger who is no longer protected by the Constitutional right to free speech and free press, only because Senator Feinstein has said so.

Do we need a constitutional lawyer to explain to us that this is a serious violation of the First amendment right for freedom of speech and freedom of the press? Senator Feinsten’s amendment will limit both freedoms to the size of a gag order, legalizing an illegal amendment

Besides, why make a 17 years old high school dropout be the archetype for alternative voices? There are plenty of mature, educated and intelligent people representing alternative media whose real content attracts many readers. In addition, a 17 years old high school dropout who is sincerely trying to wake people up by exposing government corruption is far more credible and valid than any state approved “real” journalists with “bonafide credentials”. There are many alternative news websites which bring truthful, uncensored information to the public, something which the corporate media simply does not. These internet channels, of course, are not included in the senator’s “list’’. The uncensored content covered by the alternative media will never be approved by the government. This is why millions of listeners and readers worldwide are tuning in, while the mainstream media is struggling to retain a handful of viewers among the most indoctrinated elements of society.

Let’s look at the facts.

It is scary to imagine what would happen if we did not have the internet and we would have to rely on the mainstream media to supply us with news. How much would we know and what would we think if our opinion was based solely on the paid content brought to us by the mainstream propaganda machine which is nothing more than a factory of lies?

Should we rather trust the BBC reporters who have reported the collapse of building 7 during the 9/11 attack, 20 minutes before it had actually collapsed? (2) Was this reporter a clairvoyant psychic in addition to being a journalist with “bonafide credentials”?

Or should we trust the CNN reporters who have been caught staging fake news? (3) Amber Lyon tells it like it is (4).

And these are only few examples.

If only those “legitimate” journalists would be allowed to report on events, most likely America would already find itself in two more illegal wars with Syria and Iran, probably escalating the regional conflict to a larger war and possible nuclear exchange between U.S. Russia and China. It didn’t happen so far because the alternative media were able to reshape public opinion, programed by the mainstream media towards war. This is exactly why the powers that be are trying hard to pass different internet bills which all are designed to control it. Their goal is to regulate the content while having the power to block undesirable websites, thus controlling the flow of information which increases tremendously with the rise of the alternative media. Letting the bureaucrats take control over the internet will only result in more of the same; deception and lies.

It is essential for the people to maintain internet freedom since all other freedom depends on that. Reporting on tyranny slows it down while the global awakening gathers momentum. All attempts to limit our freedom should be rejected and our constitutional rights, which in fact are our birthrights written on the paper, should be exercised like a muscle since both becomes atrophied otherwise.

Don’t let the mainstream sewer media to flush away your brain and shape your worldview.