This week I am going to focus on the Media and the electronic age.
There was once a time when journalism embodied the search for the truth, the reporting of those facts on an unbiased platform leaving the audience to come to their own conclusions on the subject matter. The morning/nightly news, the newspaper(s), telephone, mail, and maybe some water-cooler or local store conversations were the means of relaying this information.
Fast forward to 2019.
News stations no longer report the whole truth, but only those pieces that fit their narrative. Even worse, opinions are considered “news” until proven wrong. If they are proven wrong, oh well, not the reporter’s responsibility to fact check. (What/who in the blazes made that an acceptable practice?) To make matters worse, Fox was bought out by liberal Disney. While on paper Fox-News was seperate from that deal, use your brain and look at the recent months of personnel changes and programming lineup. At present there are no “large” new corporations providing checks and balances to the leftist agenda, the closest I’m aware of being OAN.
If that wasn’t bad enough, computers and handheld devices transmit the “news” in real-time. I say news lightly because it takes all of the issues with the basic news reporting methods and compounds them. You missed the news? Here’s what was important. (Insert another layer of opinion here.) Then… then, this gets circulated around the globe at the speed of internet, as FACT.
Still not concerned? Enter Big Tech. We’ll store your metadata and tell you it’s for general research purposes. Since all the big tech platforms are liberal, we’ll censor out the things we find offensive to us, as liberals. Conservative accounts are getting shadow-banned, temporarily suspended, or outright shut down at an alarmingly high ratio compared to their liberal counterparts under the guise that they are private companies and can do what they want. Yes, up to the point of destroying the 1st Amendment on US soil.
The media and Big Tech are nothing more than a weaponized branch of the liberal-socialist initiative to rewrite or abolish the Constitution and in turn destroy the USA. From the remaining ashes a new state will be formed.
Ignorance is being embraced. Facts are offensive. It is acceptable to jump the gun based on opinions and feelings with impunity. Liberal socialist (Marxist?) professors with tenure can teach you “their” version of history; their activist ideals, then turn you loose on the world thinking you are smarter than all these other “idiots” with differing opinions.
There’s a reason more of the younger generation tend to be liberal and turn conservative as they get older. It’s called real life experience. They figure out just how much education they really had when they graduated, how often they were misled by those they trusted, and then acquire real-world knowledge and understanding… at for least those still willing to learn.
Two of the early steps in the rise of Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia was to control the media and control the youth. How’s 2019 USA looking in comparison to those countries back then? It’s sad that people who are carrying out these old and failed policies are ignorant enough to call themselves “progressive”. As it has been said, “Those who not know history are doomed to repeat it”.