Turns out there are many ways to “imagine” a world without the 8th Commandment. Lies, calumnies, bias and distortions, character assassinations, deceptions, manipulations, deliberate misdirections seem to be such a pervasive part of modern life that we just . . . expect these kinds of things.
Dishonesty comes to us from many directions, and never so powerfully than from the entertainment-news industry. It was easy to write a few possible blog postings on this — but dishonesty also came to me this morning with a humorous twist. Giving credit to the source, the following cartoons are from the Patriot Post newsletter (URL below)*
How about their power to make one side look bad and the other side innocent?
How about the media power to protect or to demonize certain causes?
That “MSM” on the wall in the background stands for Main-Stream Media – a polite name for the entertainment news media industry. “Drive-By media” is another polite name, referring to the tendency of the news readers behind the microphone to read for you only the most shallow description of an event — about as much as you would learn by driving quickly past the event, but not even understanding the issues themselves.
Okay, how about the power of the MSM, then, to misdirect our attention, to tell us who we ought to think the enemy is?
“Misdirect our attention.” Now, this last one is near to my experience. In one of my classes we talked about recent “news” stories. They all showed the “approved” emotional response to a recent shooting (in the bottom photo), but NOT ONE had heard from the entertainment-news media industry that the shooter was black and that he was gay and that he had left behind lots of writings that showed he was a racist and hated white people and that he was homosexual and hated straight people. (Not a Hate Crime, therefore; just mentally ill, poor thing.)
Not one had heard that from their televisions or radio.
Sheeeesh! (Pardon the language.) It’s not their fault, it’s the fault of the “Drive-By” media who themselves are prevented to look beyond the most superficial descriptions of the event.
The entertainment-news programming is just that — programming for our minds. Every one of the three-letter names of the various news services are meant to program correct thinking into us.
The entertrainment-news industry(no, that’s not a misspelling) is in the service of the general overall Revolution which has taken down Western Civilization, and has given us a violent, smut-filled, anti-religious biased version of a few of the events that have transpired in the world.
It’s not the nice people in front of the television camera or in front of the microphones. It’s the industry that’s in charge. And the hands that run the industry.
IMAGINE a world where there is no 8th Commandment. Not only could we not trust our own friends and family to tell us the truth, but neither could we trust public news services.
But maybe — maybe instead, imagine a world in which the 8th Commandment is respected and honored. imagine that harmfully deceptive public programming that insults or calumniates anyone — anyone! — is illegal – and stopped — for the sake of public order and decency. Maybe it would be a much easier world to live in, with the 8th Commandment respected.
* You can find their Humor section as well as other sections that provoke thoughtfulness about current events on their website: http://www. patriot post . us (No spaces, of course.) (And it’s offered as an alternative source of information for you to balance out all the other sources.)