So when the teacher, the boss, our peers tell us the Authorities, the Government have mandated masks, social distancing, the jab, close your business, stay inside – no school, no church, no parties, no weddings, no funerals – we comply because we’ve been taught lies. We know lies. We love lies. Unquestioning compliance, obedience; agreement is the only option. Contradiction is ignorance and ignorance leads to hate.
Mainstream Media's Impact on the Election
The Media is our Teacher. It’s the whole world’s teacher. Everything we learn, we learn from the Media. With screens, cameras, actors and glib, well-coiffed hosts, radio and TV signals, cable, microwave, publishing, the all-powerful Internet with its own ‘social media’, it instructs us hourly, daily, weekly, month in, year out. The classroom is anywhere; it’s ubiquitous.
The only way for citizens in a republic to hold their elected officials accountable is at the ballot box. Do a good job with integrity and you get reelected. Do a lousy job or engage in corruption and you get voted out. That answerability is the most critical aspect of our form of government, and an honest media that accurately reports the facts regarding those who would be elected is arguably the most important player in the electoral process.
In this installment of Weekend Conversations, PF Whalen of The Blue State Conservative and Parker Beauregard of The Last Best Hope look back on the coverage – and sometimes lack of coverage – of issues critical to voters. Is this the Republicans version of Russia, Russia, Russia, or is there something more sinister going on?