The History of Universal City – Rupert Crowe

Rupert Crowe is the man who designed Universal City.

Some call him the saviour of humanity.

Relative Clauses – Rupert Crowe

Watch this historical video of Rupert Crowe, the man who conceived

the Pillars of Universal City.

the man who conceived
the man who designed
the man who financed
the man who engineered

my agenda
your agenda
his agenda
our agenda

to shape an agenda
to have an agenda

We don’t have the power to change it.
We do have the power to change it.

Which one did you hear?

obviously if you are in cement, you would like to make a difference
obviously if you are in media, you would like to make a difference

Adverbial Phrases

if you are concerned about events in the world
if you are concerned about what is happening in the world

to be concerned with
to be concerned about

What is the difference between the two phrasal verbs?

if you are concerned with what is going on in the world
if you are concerned with events in the world

Plurals

by putting forward a diversity of opinion
by putting forward a diversity of opinions

by putting forward your opinion
by putting forward your opinions

Questions

What is your opinion about media ownership?
What is your opinion about cement ownership?
Should one man be allowed to own the media?
Should one man be allowed to own all the cement?

Can you trust him to be in charge of the composition of the cement that holds together the pillars that hold up our city?

Hero or Villain?

He saved us from the Ooze with the news but he has also shaped us.

to manipulate – to be manipulated

Has he manipulated us and dumbed us down?

to dumb down – to be dumbed down

Has he kept us in the dark and played us off against one another?

to be in the dark – to be kept in the dark

He is the only thing between us and the Ooze.

Do you watch the news?

Is he a hero or a villain?

What do you think about Rupert Crowe?

Write your answer in the comments section below.

your opinion
your opinions

we can’t change elections
we are not allowed to change elections
it is illegal to change elections
it is illegal to bribe politicians

Do you vote?

the perception of the war
how the war is viewed

the perception of ourselves
how we view ourselves

the perception of corporations
how we view corporations

the perception of human potential
how we view human potential

the perception of life on earth
how we view life on earth

the perception of life on mars
how we view life on mars

the perception of certain ideas
how we view certain ideas

the perception of reality
how we view reality

Notes for a Polemic

the systematic long term manipulation of consciousness in order to keep people uninformed about political reality and preoccupied with insignificant alternatives to that reality

(leaving them ripe to be played off against one another, exploited, manipulated, fed, addicted, misled, deluded, fooled)

the denial of political reality when in a position of power and responsibility to the people of earth

Are you a responsible person?

the media is not just a business – it is the sense organ of society

What are the sense organs? (coming link to the sense organs page)

The Importance of Cement Companies and Construction Companies working together.

cement companies
phone companies
software companies
newspaper companies
television stations
advertising agencies

I think good strong news organizations can shape … and maintain the pillars of society
I think good construction companies can build and maintain the four pillars
I think good cement companies can design and mix the mixture that we need to shape …

Do cement companies work with construction companies in your area?
Tell us about it.
Write your answer in the comments section below.

only in a limited way
in a very limited way
in an extremely limited way

Reporting that you have tried ..

We have tried.
We have attempted to.

Support for the Policy

We basically supported the … policy
we were in support of the policy

the Execution of the Policy

although we have been very critical of its execution
although we have been very critical of the way it has been done
although we have been very critical of the way it has been carried out

the execution of the policy
the execution of a death-row inmate
the execution of our mission

Public Opinion

Clearly public opinion has grown very very tired of the whole enterprise.

public opinion
popular opinion
informed opinion

Lexicon leads to Topic

private enterprise
free enterprise
the whole enterprise

clearly
quite clearly
very clearly

Universal City Page

Link to the Pillars of Society

Have you seen the History and Geography Page?

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