Imagine the world's richest diamond mine is opened in Bolivia but accessing the diamonds will utterly destroy the environment of the people living there. Imagine American companies control the mines. They also own all the media in the country. So, through a campaign of lies and propaganda, the American-controlled media succeeds in getting the natives to go to war against each other and in the ensuing slaughter they take the opportunity to grab all the diamonds, destroying the environment in the process. Then the Americans pull out, leaving the natives in a degraded and untenable position. What would you think of those American companies? What could have saved the natives? We are in the position of those Bolivian natives vis-a-vis our media.