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Truth vs hype: Attempts by Indian media at conditioning popular belief

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By Dr. Kallol Guha

Dynamics of a given nation or society is determined by the collective action of its people. One of the major tenets determining the fate of a nation in the world is how its people are schooled and culturally conditioned. Instances like, eight crore Germans play far more significant role than 170 crore people of all South Asian Countries combined; eleven million Cubans have far more significance in the world than entire 32 million population of the Caribbean region, are largely the results of the conditioning of respective population. Whether a given country will prosper or fail to achieve its aspirations is to a great extent determined by what role their educational institutions play in conditioning the population to take part in the process of national development.

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It is interesting to note how the tiny Scandinavian Countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland etc., despite having no natural resources and a harsh climatic condition, have maintained formidable socio-economic prosperity and remain relatively unscathed by international economic turmoil. Recently, one of the Indian channels covered education system of Finland and economic system of Denmark and branded them as “Ram Rajya”. Their education system is one of the main tools to condition their population precisely for an inclusive national growth and development. Hence, conditioning of the population through the education system and other means is one of the crucial factors that may determine the fate of a given nation.

As early as 1949, chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Zedong made it clear that “population is an asset, not a liability”. He intended to use foreign ideas the way human body uses food, retaining the healthy part and discard the rest. During Nixon’s visit to China in February 1972, U.S. Press Crew gained access to China for the first time since the formation of communist China. They reported that school children were taught to sing themes constantly, reminding them that they were the leaders of tomorrow. Their education system is especially designed to condition them culturally to work for the community. What impact a nation of billion people, culturally conditioned to work for the progress of their own nation, might have in the world was anticipated as far back as 1949. Hence, U.S. President Truman expressed his dissatisfaction and accused Chiang Kai Shek (war time President of China) stating it was for him the West had “Lost China”. It is amusing to conjecture what President Truman meant by China was lost to the West?

Did he intend to say that with communists coming to power in China, the west will be unable to infiltrate mainstream media and influence Chinese public opinion to think that anything Western is superior and worthy of imitation? Indigenous Chinese language, culture, tradition, literature, history is backward, a symbol of under-development and to be avoided? Did he mean West will not be able to mobilize public opinion in favor of using English as the official language and make it impossible for Chinese to access higher technical education or earn a decent living via their local language? Did he mean the West will find it impossible to influence mass Chinese psychology to look down upon their own phenotype and become obsessed with features of the white European and nibble on ‘the white supremacy’ psychology so that the locales are found prostrating at the feet of the western tourists?

Did he mean – with communists in power – it will be impossible to transfer trillion dollars of people’s money to the Western Bank under the pretext of “Growth Rate” and “Development”? Did he mean – with communists in power – it will be impossible to put a semi-illiterate white skin westerner, adopting a fictitious name as a political head? Did he mean it would be impossible to convert millions of Chinese into Christianity and honor the converter with highest state decoration? These possibilities have never been discussed openly in any so-called “Free Media”. But in real terms, all Anglophonic and Francophonic colonial countries are subdued and made into a contemptible appendage of the west through the power of marketing of the Western media.

 

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It is alarming to note how marketing tricks have molded people to buy drinking water instead of ensuring its supply to every household. It is skilled marketing that has trained people to ignore barbarity of those responsible for the destruction of Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Syria; mass killings of millions of innocent people and yet those responsible are accepted as the champion of “Democracy” and “Freedom and Human Rights”.

Marketing of Indian press, which is essentially West owned, has actually conditioned people to accept that it is world’s largest democracy where 90% are ruled by 10% Anglophonic population by using laws and administration of colonial masters whose language, values, culture, literature, history, and even their physical features are slavishly imitated in total contempt of all sense of self-respect and dignity.

One of the folklores of Bengal narrates a story of a gang of swindlers in a village and how they used to rob villagers without violence: Swindlers watched a villager walking through the nearby forest carrying a goat on his shoulder on which the gang wanted to feast. Without using force, one of them appeared in front of the pedestrian and said, “Why are you carrying a dog on your shoulder?” The pedestrian laughed at the fool. A few minutes later the second swindler appeared and asked the same question. The man ridiculed the swindler for not recognizing a goat. After some time, the third member of the swindler gang emerged and asked the same question to the pedestrian who did not react but started questioning his own wisdom. Then the fourth member appeared with the same question. This time the pedestrian put the animal down on the ground and took a close look of it to verify any mistake on his part. Next the fifth and sixth member bumped on him with the same question. Finally, he felt convinced of his mistake of carrying a dog rather than a goat. He abandoned the goat in the middle of the forest thinking it was a dog. The swindlers promptly picked up the prize and had a great feast.

This is what present day journalism under the pretext of “Freedom of Press” is all about. Its task is to de-link Indians from its land by using basically the same tricks of repeating lies until people accept them as the truth. This is what is called “Cultural Conditioning” of masses whereby slaughterer of millions of innocent people and invaders of sovereign countries may be branded as “Democracy” whereas peace loving small countries may be publicized as “Terrorist” Countries.

Let there be some journalism that has the courage to expose the real face of present day “Journalism” and the mask of “Freedom of Press” and how it culturally conditions broad masses to perform sinister programs of profiteering and power game.

The writer is the President & CEO of Saint James School of Medicine headquartered in Illinois, USA.

  • Jagdish Kumar Bhutani

    All our life is but CONDITIONING done by parents, teachers, religious leaders, media. celebrities, leaders and the rich and mighty….! All personal success and failures and all happiness and bliss is in a way conditioning of the CRANIO-SACRAL outflows of us humans.
    The truths and traditions too are influenced by conditioning.

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“China to Lead World in 5G Scale”, Says Qualcomm President

As the mobile ecosystem follows the relationship and the expansion of the Chinese economy through all those different countries, it is likely to be very competitive in the transition to 5G

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5G touches many industries, not only cellphones, but also smart cities, automobiles, healthcare and other sectors. It is now being understood by governments worldwide that 5G is very important and no country including China will benefit from being late to 5G. Pixabay

China will lead the world in the 5G scale and Qualcomm expects to increase business with China in the 5G transition, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon has said.

“China is likely going to have the largest 5G rollout and network,” Amon said on the sidelines of Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit held this week in Maui, Hawaii.

“The scale in China’s deployment plans makes 5G ubiquitous with nationwide coverage as fast as possible.

“In terms of taking the importance of 5G as the future of Internet, I think China is doing the right thing with an accelerated rollout of this technology,” Amon said, Xinhua news agency has reported.

In June, China granted commercial-use 5G licenses to the country’s top three telecom operators — China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom — as well as China Broadcasting Network. Many Chinese tech companies unveiled their 5G smartphones.

According to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, 5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million jobs by 2030.

“I believe China understood since the very beginning that 5G will be the essential infrastructure to connect to the Internet. And the numbers that the three operators had made public are incredible,” Amon said.

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China will lead the world in the 5G scale and Qualcomm expects to increase business with China in the 5G transition, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon has said. Pixabay

“If Chinese operators execute their plans, we will see 1 million 5G base stations by the end of 2020. And that is going to build the infrastructure that will not only connect billions of smartphones, but will also multiple billions of other smart devices and industries that will benefit from 5G,” he said.

In his opinion, China regards 5G as fundamental infrastructure for the society, which gives the country the advantage on the scale and the commitment to its deployment.

5G touches many industries, not only cellphones, but also smart cities, automobiles, healthcare and other sectors. It is now being understood by governments worldwide that 5G is very important and no country will benefit from being late to 5G, Amon said.

Unlike the deployment of 3G and 4G networks when China was behind other key markets, the country is now in the forefront of 5G transition with other leading economies, Amon said.

“I believe that is a sign of the maturity of the Chinese economy today,” he noted.

Optimistic about the progress of the Chinese mobile ecosystem, Amon noted that it is very consistent with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

“As the mobile ecosystem follows the relationship and the expansion of the Chinese economy through all those different countries, it is likely to be very competitive in the transition to 5G,” Amon said.

He cited the examples of Chinese tech companies such as Xiaomi, OPPO and OnePlus. Phones of Xiaomi are now in the portfolio of virtually every operator in Europe, while OnePlus is growing in the US, which is traditionally a very difficult market.

“We have now two vibrant companies of China’s ecosystem in the US market, one is OnePlus and the other one is Motorola-Lenovo, with the new Razor being a great innovation in the market,” he said.

China’s mobile ecosystem will take the opportunity of the 5G transition to grow outside the country and establish a very strong position in the markets such as Southeast Asia, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe and the US, Amon said.

Saying that he is “super excited” about Qualcomm’s business in China, Amon applauded the win-win cooperation between Qualcomm and its Chinese partners, such as Xiaomi, OPPO, OnePlus, Vivo and Motorola.

Amon called the cooperation an example of successful relationship between the two countries, adding that it allows Chinese partners to not only grow in domestic consumption, but also expand outside China with the BRI.

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According to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, 5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million jobs by 2030. Wikimedia Commons

“We are not backing down on our China cooperation. We’re increasing our cooperation in resources towards or partnerships in China in the 5G transition,” he said.

According to Amon, despite the current China-US trade frictions, Qualcomm’s business with China is increasing, rather than decreasing. “I expect that to continue in 2020 and 2021 as we go to this 5G transition,” he said.

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At the summit, Qualcomm unveiled two new 5G Snapdragon mobile platforms — Snapdragon 865 and 765/765G. It also announced the world’s first 5G-supported extended reality platform, modular 5G mobile platforms and new 3D sonic fingerprint technology.

Defining the role of Qualcomm as an enabler of mobile ecosystem and partnerships, Amon said that 5G has unlocked an era of the “Invention Age.” (IANS)