In America today most people choose their favorite brand of the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBSNPR Cartel based on the charisma of the news reader, and don’t waste their time tuning into other news options.
What are the criteria for their choice of a news outlet? Does the news reader look or sound authoritative? Are they better looking? Do they have a more pleasing voice? Are they a Male? Are they a female? Are they Gay? Are we not sure? Whatever the reason, it isn’t because they say anything different. It often sounds like they all have the same writers and story selectors. The content is no different.
Do you want to hear the story about how the Republicrat Elite is going to stop the Trump agenda before or after you hear the story about how the Donald is not fit for the highest office in the land or after? Do you want to learn about the latest polls that show everyone hates Trump before or after you hear how Trump the Traitor colluded with the Russians before or after you hear about the insane proposals of the racist homophobe misogynist Trump to build a wall, stop the terrorists from moving next door, or starve the poor? Perhaps the line-up of the stories is slightly changed from one news clone to another but that’s about it. All hate Trump all the time.
When I have a chance encounter and what passes for conversation with so many Kool-Aid drinking low information voters i.e progressive induhviduals the conversation usually goes like this:
Me: What do you think about _______ (fill in the blank)?
Progressive Induhvidual: Repeat what ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, etc. has said recently stated as if this was their independently arrived at personal opinion.
Or if they’re a Conservative Induhvidual: Repeat what Fox, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, National Review, etc. has recently said.
It’s almost impossible to find anyone who has actually read any books on topics of importance such as economics, politics, sociology, or the History that ties them all together.
Several times a year I attend meetings that are filled with nothing but PhDs, professors, and university administrators. All content experts in these very subjects as well as many others. The results are basically the same. The death of critical thinking has led to a deafening silence in the area of actual personal opinion, a dearth of dialogue, and a collapse of conversation.
The American people, who at the time of the Founding saw blacksmiths discussing with candle makers the pros and cons of constitutions and the meaning of liberty or carpenters debating with plumbers the need for a free economy versus the need for public works. Just read the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist Papers, look at the level of thought and speech and ask yourself, “How do the public debate, and newspaper articles of contemporary America match up?” Today the public debate takes place at about a 3rd grade level compared to the graduate school of those earlier days.
What happened? Back then there weren’t public schools. Churches and families educated their own. Today after generations of highly funded and severely structured public education we’ve successfully dumbed ourselves down to the lowest common denominator.
Look at the late great Bernie Sanders revolt which was short circuited and contained by the ballot fixing elite in the Democrat Party. Or look at the Trump Revolution which overwhelmed the elite in the Republican Party. Either way it’s obvious that we tax paying entities who inhabit flyover country whether of the right or left have had enough of the bi-coastal elite that’s driving us over the cliff into the third world. Since their favorite empty pantsuit blew the election and she can’t carry the water for the donor class all the way to the bank obviously the elite controlled media has dropped their camouflage of objectivity and is all in to make sure Trump is destroyed.
At least there was one pseudo surprise in the Hollywood scripted replay of Primary Colors the Distaff Edition. After all of the frothing at the mouth Bernie supporters did. After his highly motivated supporters were so brave they booed or turned their backs at the Democrat Party Spectacle in Philadelphia on their anointed queen.
Low and behold their fearless leader fell into line and surprise, surprise, surprise supported the mistress of manipulation. Then just as evidence surfaced that yes, the entire primary exercise was rigged from the beginning the mind-numb robots of the left who chanted and cheered for Bernie stood in line to cast their rationally considered and highly principled vote for the very person who engineered the fix, took her money and marching orders from the crony capitalists, and is arguably the most corrupt person to ever run for the presidency. After the election, Bernie, the man of the people bought his third house and settled in a well feathered bed until next time he’s needed to attack his fellow millionaires and billionaires.
Who could have seen this coming except a blind man in a dark room with no media access?
The pre-programmed electorate combined with the usual fraud, imported voters and all the dead people who never leave the voting rolls of the corrupt Democrat City fiefdoms, marched in lockstep to the polls to hand America lock-stock-and-barrel to the Clinton Crime Family.
However the November Miracle happened and instead of the Sleazy Don following the totally corrupt Donna back into the White House the Donald won.
Enough people swallowed the red pill and were willing to at least take a shot at shaking things up before we’re swept away by the unregulated immigration invasion and state sponsored outsourcing that low and behold we didn’t end up with another perpetually re-elected hack.
An old saying goes, “There are only two things that are certain in this life, death and taxes.” We’ve all been programmed to accept this as an inevitable truism. Death to be sure is natural and inevitable. If you were born you’ll die. Taxes however aren’t a natural thing. They’re in actuality the forced expropriation of funds from the productive taken through the use of the state’s monopoly on the use of coercive force. And so, though they aren’t natural and they aren’t inevitable like death or gravity they may in realistic terms given the overwhelming preponderance of government power be unavoidable.
Our country refused to follow the dictates of the elite controlled media. America refused to become the turf of the Sleazy Donna from Chappaqua whose word parsing motto should be the Bart Simpson anthem, “I didn’t do it! Nobody saw me do it! You can’t prove anything.” We chose not to let the White House once again become Bill’s love nest. We refused to let the George Soros puppet in heels moves into the Oval Office with her rolodex of contributors both foreign and domestic.
So what do we have now? The Cartel and the politicians that follow them around like a children’s pull toy on a string are screeching day and night the Russians! The Russians! They have Comey’s BFF installed as the Special Counsel because of Comey’s leaks. The stage is set for a sequel to the Progressives favorite thriller, “The Witch Hunt of Watergate.”
What’s a freedom loving constitutionalist to do? How about every time the Progressives issue a subpoena for one of the President’s followers we issue one for a Debbie Wasserman Schultz, or her Pakistani IT money launderer, or Bill Clinton, or Loretta Lynch, or any of the shady characters who actually tried to fix the election. How about a Special Counsel to investigate all the scandals of the Obummer nightmare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Lois Lerner and the IRS, or the serial unmasking of American citizens for political purposes?
Why should we just roll over and take it? Why not take it and roll on instead? We won let’s act like it!
If we don’t stand up after the Miracle in November and demand that the swamp is drained when will it happen? When Chelsea gets elected? If we can’t drain the swamp now the swamp is going to drain us right into the sewer of history.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected] Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens