SHADOW REVOLUTION PREVIEW—Episode Three
We find ourselves watching a meeting with all the major elitist mainstream media moguls. They’re upset because they feel threatened that the conservative radio talk shows are cutting into their monopoly of controlled news. They plan strategies to get regain that control.
They spend the whole day brainstorming ideas for getting the conservative talk show hosts off the air, and for furthering the Progressive movement in the country.
The chairman and CEO of the largest of the three major networks had called the meeting this morning to discuss strategy to recapture their position as the power influence of the country. Talk radio had cut deep in to their ratings and influence. This posed a powerful threat to the exclusive position the mainstream media once held, and these liberal, socialist, media elitists were infuriated by this.
He had decided that something must be done to bring this ‘new media’ to its knees. Guys like Bobby Lambert, Guy Bench, and Skip Hansen with their radio talk shows, and Mark Drummond with his “Drummond Report” on the Internet had to be stopped. Through them the ‘little’ people were becoming enlightened to what was going on behind their backs. Little people, in his mind and those of his cohorts in the media, were those who were not members of this elitist club, and who earned less than $500,000 a year.
The American people had allowed themselves to be lulled to sleep by the three major media networks these past 35 years. As a result, they lost many of their freedoms through various forms of social legislation. Just when the mainstream media thought it had succeeded in entrancing the people, along came talk radio and woke them up.
Top moguls of the mainstream media were at this meeting; including a member from each of the executive staffs of all three major networks and CNN, as well as selected network newscasters, print media editors, and the powerbrokers of the Democrat and Republican leadership.
The network Board Chairman took his seat and called the meeting to order. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he said, “we have a problem. I don’t think any of us expected the last election results to turn out as it did. It looks as though the little people are finally waking up. This is not good for us. We nearly had things positioned to where we could have reached our objective of bringing America into a socialist state. One more election and we would have been there.
“I don’t think I have to tell you how serious this is. Thanks to that damned Bobby Lambert and what he calls the new media, we have suffered a dramatic setback. We may have underestimated him, and above all, we may have underestimated the intelligence of the American people. The old saws that we have used in the past to ridicule conservatives are not working anymore. In fact, in some ways, they are actually backfiring on us.”
He got up and paced the room as he spoke. “With the old Congress I’m certain we would have had Lambert and every other conservative talk show host off the air by this time next year. Now it will probably be three years, at least, before we’re able to do anything like that. They can do a lot of damage to us in three years. Our credibility has never been challenged because we’ve had no one out there on the airwaves to oppose us.
“Lambert has made a great many inroads, however. He is referred to as the ‘Thomas Paine of the 1990s.’ What would have been fairly easy to do two years ago, or even last year, will now be much more difficult.”
He reached for a glass on the table, took a sip of water, and continued. “This means we must launch an even greater offensive on the merits of socialism and how it benefits the little people. We must remain proactive. Stay on the attack. We’ll start by putting a spin on this election that will paint the new Congress as the most uncompassionate, hardhearted, mean-spirited, selfish favor-the-rich Congress in recent history. We have to convince the American people that they made a classic mistake in electing conservatives to Congress, even if it means we have to lie occasionally, and we’ve got to keep the pressure on class envy. That’s the one sure tool for victory to our socialist agenda. We must keep it fomented.”
He picked up his glass for another sip of water and cleared his throat. “I’ve called this meeting this morning to see how many ideas we can brainstorm, and to develop a strategy for hindering these conservative bastards in their quest to return this country to a federalist system where the states assert their rights as separate republics when they determine it’s necessary. Socialism will not work under such diverse power. The power has to remain centralized.”
Later on in the story:
Titus and Jack Taylor discuss plans for the revolutionists’ first convention where Titus outlines the purpose of the operation.
An excerpt from Chapter four:
Jack Taylor was an avid student of the U.S. Constitution and understood it as the framers meant it to be. It was largely because of his passion for a life free of government restraints that their movement gained the momentum it did in such a short time. His passion was the same as that of the original patriots of the 1700s, and it spilled out in every issue of the newsletter. He, too, was a modern Thomas Paine. He picked up the phone on the second ring.
“Jack?” he heard a voice ask from the other end. “Titus here. How’re things going at The New Patriot?”
“Couldn’t be better, Titus. I’ve got another edition ready to go out that warns of the ever increasing encroachments of our government and the dangers they pose to our liberties.”
“Sounds good. I’ve also got something I want you to include in next month’s issue. Can you make room for it?”
“I can certainly try. What is it?”
“Well, the way things are going in the media, and the way Congress is waffling, I think its time we start to press our campaign forward with more vigor.”
“That’s great, Titus. Those are words I’ve been waiting two years to hear. What do you have in mind?”
“I think it’s time to call our first convention, and I think the week following July fourth would be appropriate, don’t you?”
“Yes, I agree. That’ll give us a little over six months to put it together. A big job, but we can do it. Do you have a location in mind?”
“As a matter of fact, I do. I have this millionaire friend—who is also a member of our movement—by the way. He owns a large lodge located in a remote area of Central Idaho’s mountains. He uses it to entertain top performers in his company. I’m sure he’ll grant us the use of it.”
“Sounds great, but will it be large enough to accommodate a couple hundred people?”
“I think so. The lodge itself has a room large enough for our general assembly, and there are other rooms where we can hold private committee meetings.”
“What about sleeping quarters, and food?”
“There are a few cabins on the property, and there is ample property to park campers, or set up tents. And when you send out the notice in the newsletter, you can ask if there are any members who are caterers that would be willing to cater the meals. It won’t be like staying at the Waldorf Astoria, or the Ritz, but I think we can make do for the few days needed.”
“OK, here’s what I want you to do.”
Tune in again next week for episode four.