Imagine a world, if you will, where broadcasters create the news, rather than merely reporting it, a world where acceptable thought is dictated to the people, and any annoying disidents are silenced by the sheer numbers of the daily brainwashed.
Is it possible that a world filled to the lid with dishonesty, could find the voice of a politician who is brutally honest about what he feels, refreshing?
I believe this is the core reason for the election of Donald Trump. And love him or hate him or schizophreniclly both at once, you have to admit that there is a certain segment, a certain very large segment of the American population who wanted a man in charge who dares to say unpopular, incorrect and abrasive things from the halls of political power. A demographic who is ready to revolt against the flowery language or fake, plastic, politically correct speech without the reality of a dirty-handed caring example of a life to go along with the voice.
The American mainstream media, controlled as it is by a few ultra-wealthy individuals, is having a hard time grasping the fact that flowery, politically correct language does not appeal to the average trucker, welder or carpenter. That there are people walking amongst us who actually believe that people from different cultures who are, in fact different, that there are only two genders, and that not everyone gets excited enough for a stripey piece of cloth to die defending it.
I never even heard of Barack Obama until he suddenly appeared as a candidate, and I never heard of Donald Trump until he began his run for the presidency. But the idea that he had his own wealth and didn't have to bow to the masterminds behind the US political system sounded appealing. Surely someone like him, with his strong opinions and business experience would be just the man to start the country back in the direction it needed, if not necessarily wanted, to go. And the motto, "Make America Great Again", held appeal as well. The genius of the slogan, by the way, is that everyone who sees it interprets it differently, for greatness means different things to different people. One interprets it to mean a peaceful and harmonious society while the next sees greatness in terms of military dominance. Also, who doesn't want his homeland to be "great", after all?
So, we have this man ostensibly in charge of what is still perhaps the most significant military power on the earth. And we watch as the bought media reels from one side of the ship to the other attempting to discredit everything he does, from feeding fish wrong, to drinking his water wrong, to pointing out every act of subtle insurrection within his chosen ranks. Its pretty clear the owners of most of the major outlets, as well as many of the reporters enjoying their salaries simply hate the man! It's as if, in fact, the term "unbiased reporting" is a phrase to which they have never given the slightest consideration!
On another note, I admit I remember a time, when "the news" consisted of tightly packed stories of car crashes, plane highjackings, apartment fires, floods and the like. These days, shocking occurrences like the latest Vegas shooting rate barely a blip on the mainstream radar, and immediately we're back to the antics of Mr Trump, or the latest "allegations" from "sources".
Its almost as if the owners of the outlets are directing the writers and producers of "the news" what to say and how to say it and for how long to say it. For the next three months you're going to talk about sexual harassment, and then we're going to shift to the latest developments in Jerusalem. Imagine a world, if you will, where broadcasters create the news, rather than merely reporting it, a world where acceptable thought is dictated to the people, and any annoying disidents are silenced by the sheer numbers of the daily brainwashed.
Well, here we are nearing the end of 017 and Trump has just announced that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
If Kim Jong Un were to announce that Calgary was the capital of Canada, what would we think of that?
Donald Trump is a tornado in a junkyard. You never know what he is going to stir up next, but he sure does know how to capture attention!