We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Knowledge.
That to secure these rights, the Mass Media is instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the consumers, That whenever any Form of Media becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Media laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Media long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Ignorance, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Media, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of the people of the world
; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Media. The history of the present corporate owned Mass Media
is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Ignorance
over these People
. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
[My changes are in bold. Emphasis added.]