Saturday, November 8, 2014

The American Media's (all of them) Biggest Myth

Do you remember the aftermath of the last presidential election, when the Republicans lost? Everyone of them was trying to talk about WHY THEY LOST, and came up with every reason but the truth. THEIR POLICIES SUCK and THEIR CANDIDATES SOUNDED STUPID ON TELEVISION because they were uninformed or lying, and basing every answer from questions thrown at them on Opinions and Talking Points, not on any real solutions or facts. Talking Points can hold water in a quick debate if people don't fact check them, themselves, right away (Which is almost impossible.).
BUT, if you try to use a talking point that is over a year old, the general public has already fact checked and debunked it about 3 months previously. Even the hard heads generally give up stupid answer talking points that are over 9 months old.
RIGHT NOW, I HEAR DEMOCRATS DOING THE SAME THING. THE WHOLE "WHY WE LOST" THING IS GOING AROUND THE INTERNET, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR EVERYONE COMING UP WITH THE CONJECTURES: "YOU ARE WRONG!" QUIT WHINING, YOU SOUND LIKE REPUBLICANS.
Young Democratic Voters didn't vote in the midterms because THEY NEVER DO LIKE THEY SHOULD, BECAUSE - they are under the impression that since the president is the "TOP GUY" in government that he runs congress and the supreme court, also. That is the myth perpetuated by lack of education.
I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES WE HAVE TO SAY THIS: Civics 101 - There are 3 parts of government, 1 Executive, 2 Legislative, 3 Judicial.  They act independently, but if you listen to our news media. ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS somehow is the president's fault, including who arrives at airports with an infectious disease.
UNLESS we get it through the media's heads that we won't put up with sensationalist bullshit anymore, then they will keep indoctrinating the uninformed at the whim of their corporate masters through fear, conjecture, conspiracy theories, and self-delusion. That last one is about the people who tell themselves something and won't let that thing go, the definition of delusion is:
"...de·lu·sion·al [dih-loo-zhuh-nl] adjective
1. having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions
2. maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts, usually as a result of mental illness
That kind of sensationalist journalism is wrong for our country and for people who don't get enough information except that few minutes of TV or news radio, that is what they have to go by. We as a nation, need to tell the American media sources, especially supposed "conservatives", to either tell the truth or STFU, NOW!
Until we do, there will be no nation, no unity, no peace, no right or wrong, no common enemy, no common ally, no common ideology, and that theme was the idea that made this country successful, happy, and what other people admired and that has been gone since Eisenhower left office. We need truth in advertising and truth in journalism. Freedom of speech must be tempered with one ideal - TRUTH.
You are welcome to have your own opinion, but you can't have your own reality. Your ignorance, mythology, superstitions (including religious ones), and  conjecture based on opinions - don't equal knowledge facts.
AND, just because you have a large group of uninformed people who all want to believe (that is what faith means) a specific idea or ideology, that doesn't make it a fact or anywhere close to evidence, that only means there is a group of you who sound stupid because you are repeating someone else's propaganda or uniformed opinion.
THIS, is why the Red States politicians and conservative news shows want you ignorant, uneducated, and living desperately struggling on a daily basis, just barely having time to eat and sleep in between work shifts, is because they are all bought and paid for by the people who own the companies and corporations that you work for. Why do you think it is a good idea to leave that up to them. They can only decide based on profit margin, not on humanistic ideals.

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