What is the the key difference between Mainstream Media (MSM) and Social Media (SM)? The fact that the MSM are controlled by their owners, shareholders and editors, i.e. employees are ‘professionals’ who have to ‘follow the rules’ or else they lose their job and pension.
Social media are shaped by ‘amateurs’ who are driven by passion and their desire to express their ideas, beliefs and the information they have come across. Money and ‘career’ do not play the essential role. Everybody can become their own journalist and broadcaster. We don’t need the MSM any more to get heard! We can listen to each other!
Having organised the Forum for Stable Currencies since 1998 at the House of Lords, I was acutely aware of the mainstream media shying away from these ‘complex’ issues. Hence I decided to ‘move online’, hoping to make more of a difference. For what is there to do:
- either we change the 1% (which is virtually impossible)
- or we contribute to the 99% waking up to what’s so dishonest about our money system.