Archive for July 18, 2018

OUR VERY OWN WRECKING BALL

July 18, 2018

Here it is:

WRECKING Ball

Courtesy of Gary Larson.  I always love his humor.   On that wrecking ball would be the words:   “Media.”

When I spoke of the “news,”   I used to say:   The Actors and Actresses Who Sit Behind a Desk and Read the Scripts Handed to Them.    That was cumbersome.    I’ve just been calling them the entertainment-news media lately,  because their purpose is to keep us agitated and distracted (entertained)  so that we don’t care anymore what’s really going on.  Too hard to get through all the false drama.   Oh, that’s fiction, isn’t it.    “Entertainment”-news media.

Being in Florida for three weeks, then being in the hospital for a few days had kept me away from following the television “news.”   But – my goodness!    Now that I’m looking at it once in a while,  now I see how far from actual reality the “news”  people are!

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“News” people having a talk about current events

What the entertainment-news media is talking about – nay, howling about! –  bears no resemblance to the news I’ve been following on the world scene.      President Trump’s visit to Europe and meetings with Vladimir Putin are no different, no more startling, no more unusual than what  past presidents have done.    No big changes were made.   No dramatic confrontations that would endanger current events.     I’m so happy and relieved that we have a president that actually sticks up for us and defends our interests – competently.

The entertainment-news media is creating quite another narrative, which evolves and advances more and more every day!    It would be funny to watch  . . .   but these media people do not really know their history.

If they understood how historical events develop,   they would understand that they are playing with fire;  and it’s the fire of civil war.

Remember the  Archie Bunker show?

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Do you remember the episode about the  pancakes?       Edith, in her wisdom, was explaining to Archie that he had just about gone too far in his declarations,  and then she told the story of her aunt and uncle and a fight they had over the right kind of pancake syrup.    Something like that.   The two argued and argued and stated and over-stated their opinions to the point that one of them made an irreversibly inflammatory statement –   and those two never spoke to each other again.   A little domestic civil war.

The American people could get like that too.   I was visiting a site which was keeping track of all the attacks against conservatives and/or Trump supporters  which are being reported to the police and also reported on social media or the Internet somewhere.   (Not all the ones that happen,  just the ones that are reported.)

(The entertainment-news media does not cover this.)

I was surprised when the count reached 200-something attacks.   I was too busy to blog that, but by the time I thought I would,  the count was over 300.  That’s attacks and acts of aggression against Trump supporters because they are Trump supporters.

The count showed  just about 500 attacks a couple days ago;  too long a list to read anymore.

The entertainment-news media is fanning the flames of division in our own country, *   at least among people who watch television news or have to listen to it on the radio (and without pushing back) .

There’s an old saying:  “If their lips are moving,  they’re lying.”   Every time.    The media is a wrecking ball,   and the ball is going to come back and hit us all.

 

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.*  I don’t for a moment think they are doing this on their own.    Who wants chaos and civil war in a weakened America?

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