We have seen many different forms of governmental and societal control systems put in place for the people inhabiting the Earth. We had seen some good and some bad systems come-about, however then came the United States of America.
The people of the United States occupy a large rock on the face of this planet, and for generations it was the premier rock to occupy. The founding-fathers of this country foresaw a place where people could live and communicate freely. Information was passed among fellow human-beings in the U.S. with the purpose of uniting its people and giving them accurate information in order to base decisions from, after-all it is the People of the United States which govern it, not the politicians. Unfortunately this is no-longer the case. Media outlets are more like dungeons of misinformation and lies which drive the American people occupying this rock to a more divisive stance, which could potentially send this beacon of freedom careening into something that this particular rock on this particular planet was never supposed to careen into.
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said “No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.”
Again, this is no longer true, and in fact we have grown disgustingly distant from this stance of having a well-informed public. This over-arching goal of a President coming into power during a transitional period in mankind’s ability to inform itself was a positive one, and the people were empowered by his words that day. What Kennedy was saying is that “the government should heed the opinions and views of its people, if they are properly informed.” The properly informed part is what we are fighting with today, and was my motivation for writing this article.
The mainstream media are going around labeling honest news organizations as “Fake News” as if their own reporting was 100% accurate 100% of the time. The problem with this is that they were wrong nearly 100% of the time through the 2016 Presidential Election campaigns and they are still to this day reporting false and misleading information to the public, and in doing so they are creating the division we see on our streets and a misinformed public. They are attacking so-called “fake news” relentlessly, while at the same time they are running fake stories slandering Trump and his supporters as racist, sexist, xenophobe, Islamophobic, bigots, which is entirely unfounded conjecture and is yet to be actually proven.
The very same news agencies who laughed-off Donald Trump and claimed “Donald Trump will never be President,” and the same news agencies who were showing polls which had Hillary Clinton in the lead 10-15 points the day before the election, and the same news media which lied into their cameras and through their keyboards for the past year and a half…these are the people coming out and saying that we need to shut-down “fake news?” They are petitioning to shut down Breitbart, Drudge, InfoWars and other news agencies, which have actually been honest with the American people through this election-cycle. They are directly attacking every news agency which supported Trump in any form or fashion, even though the people of this country just elected Trump by a landslide. Something is not right here.
The only chance we have to make it right again is if “We the People” begin to push-back against these mainstream media outlets, which are spilling propagandized misinformation all over our airwaves and our internet browsers. News agencies such as CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, CBS and ABC should not even be allowed to operate at this point. It is easily provable that they lied to the American people on many occasions over the past year, and therefore the over-arching goal of JFK cannot be met because the people have bad information. It is a monopoly that the mainstream news has currently, and they are moving to make it an official state-run media by discrediting their opposition and attempting to shut their doors of journalistic operation. But it gets deeper than that…
Treason is defined as: “the betrayal of one’s own country by waging war against it or by consciously or purposely acting to aid its enemies.”
Examine the Ohio State University attack last week by a Somali migrant named Abdul Razak. Following this attack, there were some very odd comments made by students on that University. During interviews with students after the attack, an InfoWars reporter interviewed students on the campus and most of their responses to the attack were sickening in the sense that they were echoing the propaganda by the “liberal” media outlets. Some of the students were basically saying that the only “terrorist” was the officer with the gun who shot the man who was hitting people with his car and hacking people to death in the name of Allah.
This is absolute insanity, and you can call it Islamaphobia if you’d like, but to label the law-enforcement officer who stopped this terrorist from killing more people as the terrorist in this situation, is beyond a lack of common-sense…it is absolute insanity. The real terrorist was the Somali migrant who attacked innocent Americans in the name of Allah. Abdul Razak glorified ISIS and lone-wolf attacks in a post to Facebook shortly before he carried out the attack. His motivations were clear, and those motivations were to kill as many innocent Americans as he possibly could before he himself was taken out.
It is the “fake news” of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, FoxNews, and all of the other corporate owned-and-operated media outlets, which has population thinking in these so-called “liberal” ways of being more inclusive. Don’t get me wrong here, I am all for inclusiveness, I am very Libertarian in this regard. I fully believe in the motto “to each their own,” meaning that as long as you are not hurting anyone else, you should be free to do as you please…as long as you are not hurting anyone else. Once an ideology crosses into that threshold of murdering innocent people in the name of itself, that ideology is no longer free to do as it pleases in this country, and rightfully so. At least this is how it has been historically, but with radical Islam it is different for some reason.
It should also be noted that the government’s #1 priority, and their #1 job, is to keep the American people safe. By allowing tens of thousands of migrants from Islamist war-torn areas of the world to flood into the United States, our own government is putting the American people in direct danger! I spent a year surrounded by Islamic people in Baghdad, and I assure you that the large majority of Muslims from outside of the United States, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, these people hate the United States and they hate Americans almost more than they hate Israelis. These people want you and me dead where we stand, simply because we do not believe in Allah or the Islamic way of life. They hate us even more because our society has succeeded and theirs has repeatedly collapsed. They just plain old hate us, that is all there is to it!
So then how much sense does it make to flood the country with these types of people? How much sense does it then make to turn around and teach people via CNN and MSNBC to accept the murderous and hateful ideology of radical Islam into our society? The only logical sense it makes to do such an act is a purposeful action done in order to destabilize this country. If you look at Germany and France in recent years, it is clear that these migrants from these regions of the world are not assimilating into Western society. Even with large-scale effort to make it so, still they refuse to assimilate. Yet the Obama administration is flooding these people into this country and telling us all that we need to accept these folks into American society. The problem with that is that these folks are not accepting our society. The media can tell the American public to accept these people until they are blue in the face, and still there will be Islamic extremist attacks against innocent people.
Some are theorizing that this was part of a plan by the Obama administration to subversively and strategically bring down the United States. Obama s was raised by a radical leftist and Communist family early in his life. Don’t believe me? Go out and research Obama’s father, and his mother, and see for yourself what they were involved in back then. You will find that his parents were anything but pro-American. He seems to absolutely despise America and everything it stands for, and this includes his management of a “free-press.”
Obama stood in front of the camera early in his presidency, and he said “I will fundamentally change America.” Most Americans thought he was going to fix the G.W. Bush nightmare and America would become somehow better via Obama. The man ran his campaign on promises of “change” and boy did he deliver. What Obama meant in that statement was not what most people interpreted it as. What he meant is that he was going to radically change America to the boogie-man created in Howard Zinn novels while using Saul Alinsky tactics. Obama and his radical followers are not “liberals,” they are actually radical leftists with a very different view of America.
In 2012, the Obama administration repealed the Smith-Mundt Act, which was a legislation passed in the 1940s preventing the news media from lying to the American public for political purposes. Many researchers claim that the repealing of Smith-Mundt basically legalized propaganda. This is why the media is allowed to carry out these operations with impunity. This is why they are calling everyone (except for themselves) “fake news.” They are on a mission from the Obama administration to spill propaganda all over the airwaves with the direct intention of swaying popular opinion. This was the purpose of repealing such legislation. They are purposefully lying to Americans, and these people “protesting” Trump are largely victims of their brainwashing and propaganda.
This is a fairly severe situation which is facing American society currently. Our “news” agencies seem to be on a mission to brainwash the masses into being radical extremist sympathizers. I know that sounds crazy, but look at the example of OSU. These people were victims of an attack and they are sympathizing with the attacker. This is Stockholm-Syndrome on a massive scale, and it has been taught by the mainstream media to the public! Why? What is the overall purpose of those politicians pushing such a narrative via mainstream news? To have a more inclusive society? America is one of the most inclusive countries on the face of the planet, so why are “liberals” pretending like it is not? This has historically been the one rock on the face of this planet where people can live freely right? So then when did it become this oppressive place that Liberals speak of? It makes very little sense…if you actually think about it.
Personally, I am not a fan of extremism whether it be right-wing, left-wing, Islamic, or any other form. Mankind simply has not answered the question of which ideology is right and which one is wrong. Frankly, they are likely all wrong. There is no clear evidence which supports one ideology as being somehow morally above another, nor will any ideology get someone ahead in life as opposed to another. We all bleed red, and we all breathe oxygen. I say this to illustrate that I am not a right-winger, nor a left-winger. I am simply a human on the face of the planet hurtling through space on a rock which was supposed to represent freedom, however is representing more and more authoritarian rule over its people.
John F. Kennedy’s idea of having a well-informed public via the press, which scrutinizes Presidential administrations with accurate information, is being absolutely crushed. The modern equivalent appears to be the exact opposite of the idea he had in the 1960s. Nowadays, the government decides what it wants the public to know, or not to know, and then they blast it over the airwaves for all to hear, read and see. This is the opposite of what JFK envisioned. This situation is more like the government having scrutiny over its press, which sort of defeats the purpose of the “free-press.” What we have in this country is a state-run media which is attempting to discredit any opinions which are not of the same mind. Possibly, the first part of that same JFK speech was more accurate than most give it credit for…
“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.” –John Fitzgerald KennedyTags: journalism President Barack Obama
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