Just a quick thought this morning, as I’ve decided to give today to people and things fictional. Fiction is a restful place for me. While our nation swells with lunacy and strife, I can compel my characters and the consequences of their actions to make sense.
Ever since the World Wars, the attention of the nation has been almost exclusively on developments in national politics and policy. That was to be expected: as Washington D.C. sucked the authority out of our state and local governments, our attention followed the usurped powers to focus on their usurpers. What good would it do to watch state and local executives and legislators, when they no longer have significant influence over our lives and fortunes? “The action” is plainly on Capitol Hill and in the White House.
That implicitly gave the national media immense influence over national opinion. Few of us can personally monitor the mandarins of Washington. To learn what they’re about, we turn to those who send reporters there. Even today, when the majority of us have awakened to the media’s biases, they can sway a sufficiently large fraction of Americans to determine majority sentiment on most political issues.
The two mega-powers are closely coupled. While Big Government is what gives Big Media their influence, Big Media are essential in maintaining Big Government’s hold on our attention. That holds for both the Legacy Media and the New Media. If either could be neutered, the other would badly undermined as well – and when it comes to the media, We the Great Unwashed hold the deciding vote.
CNN has already discovered what happens to an outlet that loses the majority of its viewers. Other outlets should be made to feel the heat as well. “Irish Democracy” wielded against the titans of the media could and should be coupled to our resistance of the Usurper Regime and its campaign to transform us all into rightless serfs. To discontinue your TV subscription and your Facebook account would both be strokes in the cause of freedom. Besides, there’s plenty to watch on Acorn and BritBox, especially if you like detective stories.
You will never convert the useless idiots because they are sociopaths. It is fun to watch media implode like CNN but nothing gained, nothing lost even when that happens.
Haven’t as yet officially pulled the plug on Facebook, but haven’t posted there since the election of 2020. I occasionally peak to see what cousins’ families are doing, but most of it is a mind-numbing bunch of drivel. I need to officially un-plug.
You are spot on with the Acorn and Britbox suggestions. Well written and intriguing shows for the most part. My wife and I enjoy them and seldom watch the trash produced over on this side of the pond.
Yes, Voluntary Association – OR NOT – is a powerful tool very many ppl do not recognize that they can wield. Actually, choosing how to use one’s time, the most precious of all resources for an individuals, is an important decision to which few give much thought. Maybe understanding the value of choosing smartly as part of “resistance” will motivate more.
I’ve been watching Roku’s free offerings. Alfred Hitchcock’s series of mysteries are there in full.
If all you watched was Hitchcock, you’d get a skewed impression. Who knew everyday Americans were so keen on killing their spouses, lying for gain, and framing each other.
Even in Hitchcock, though, there is no escape from DC’s current plot lines.
And now, after digesting three full seasons, when I compare his plots and characters to those on America’s political stages today, I perceive that some took Hitchcock’s works for an instruction manual for inciting civil strife in America’s ongoing war against itself.