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The Roundtable: Free Media and Free Minds

Controlling media narratives are beginning to break down—on the left and the right.

A panel of experts joined Roundtable to discuss the role of trans influencers in sports and other issues touching on society and the media.

In this segment, they discuss whether the legacy media is a force of social and psychological control. 

Joy Villa notes that "the guy who's running the local news station isn't thinking, 'I'm gonna get into the minds of the local people.' They are just thinking ratings. But at the top they're being controlled, different layers. It always comes from the top by an agenda." 

"And when you, when you make war, what happens? People get rich. Someone's always getting rich. Follow the money," She continues. "How do you control someone? Keep them in fear. You keep people attacking each other, keep people distracted. We get reality tv, we get junk food, we get this, we get that. We get that celebrity, keep people super distracted by the nonsense. They will never unplug from the matrix."

Villa notes that each of us has a role to play in "waking people up"—but especially creators and those active in independent media. 

"I know [my] purpose is to wake people up and to create. The innovators, the creators, the outspoken rebels—if you think outside the box and you're willing to take responsibility and do something about it, it help others do the same."

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Roundtable Guests:

Alana Mediavilla, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Michael Loftus, Founder

Joy Villa, Host, The Joy Villa Show on YouTube

Taylor Ferber, Former Red Carpet Reporter, Host, "Cancel Me, Baby" Podcast