My name is Joziah Thayer I am a researcher, writer and activist. I founded the WEDA Coalition in 2011 in order to combat mainstream media and governmental narratives that often mislead the public. WEDA is an altruistic research base website, not a news organization. I believe that information should be free and I am a firm believer that a man’s home is his castle as the United States Constitution says it is.
Meaning if my laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone or Smart TV is inside my castle than it is constitutionally immoral and inhumane to peruse it. I believe that our own personal private information should not be sought or mined nor used as an Orwellian state to track and monitor the masses. I believe that our personal data is not a fair trade to corporatist conglomerates in order to use their services for “free” and that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is a horrible betrayal to this Constitutional Republic.
We have a right to an actual free and open press one that opposes governments instead of getting their talking points from them. We have a right to demand that our elected officials serve their constituents and not the lobbyist who force feed them into immoral obscenities instead of living beings capable of moral judgment.
I once wanted to work for what we call today “Mainstream Media” until I realized that the people we see on television, read in newspapers or magazines aren’t even the real journalist, they are more like Hollywood actors or actresses just playing a role that they are directed to play. Who is directing them you might ask? Money.
As Americans, we are led to believe we have a choice when it comes to what we eat, what we see on Youtube, what music or streams we listen to, and what we read in books or news articles. How is this so when 85% of the music you hear is from the same playlist? Why are soaps, cookies, candy bars, oatmeal’s, sodas, fast foods and everything else in between brought to you by 10 companies?
If we are a nation without state-run media then why is 90% of our media brought to us by 5 companies? News Corp, General Electric, Disney, Time Warner, Viacom/CBS are the 5 companies that currently control our media.
We also have the illusion of choice when it comes to our democracy, how can we be a free and open society when two political parties have ruled the United States for its entire existence? Are we really a free nation when we are told that voting third party or independent is un-American? How many American citizens know their tax dollars were used to bomb 11 sovereign nations just last year?
Acceptance without opposition only leaves an innocent soul complicit, we are not in control of our government, in fact, the contrary has been our reality for centuries. We are subservient subsidiaries and our collective lack of will to oppose the powers-that-be are the very strings of the puppeteers that happen to control us.
The American Revolution was in part because American’s were sick of British officers invading their homes and subjecting them to illegal search and seizures, how is invasive data mining of our private information any different?
We are the supply to their demand, the civilians of their civility, we fight their wars, buy their products, vote for them, protect their streets and show our unwavering devotion via our robust patriotism. When is the last time we as citizens put our political banter aside, stood up for something and created actual change? How long will we watch this cycle repeat itself? Are you going to allow these injustices? Accept our realm of mania as the norm? I’m asking for us not to be subservient materialistic subsidiaries aloft in our monetary system ignoring our deteriorating surroundings as long as we have the latest iPhone.
It’s time to acknowledge the faults of our government and stand together as one against big corporations and big government because like I.F Stone once said: “All governments lie” it is our duty as citizens to correct their lies.
By Joziah Thayer – Founder “nec secutus est quisquam notitia”