When you are wondering what is happening in our nation today, allow me to suggest a method to you that I have used to gain some clarification. That tactic is to step back and ask myself questions to try to determine why these things are taking place.
Here are some questions I am asking myself currently. The order is of no significance.
Why is looting, rioting, arson, assaulting, and yes murder not only condoned in the streets but encouraged by a major political movement? In instances this tactic has been used in the past it has resulted in a tyrannical style takeover. The political movements that were encouraging these tactics have said the reasons for these methods were to correct victimhood and injustices. The tactics are a form of intimidation against the majority of the citizens who are interested in living in peace and harmony. In the last 175 years these tactics have been associated with movements promoting a style of government that followed the doctrines of Karl Marx. Do these facts support the situation in the United States today?
Why is a free press, a free press meaning a press that is not controlled by the government even though it could be a propaganda tool for a political movement, so determined to promote false scenarios and abandoned any journalistic integrity or curiosity? Throughout history it is difficult to find a time where members of the press, other than a press controlled by the government, has promoted in unison so many blatantly false stories and continued to promote those stories even after they had been proven to be false. We have learned that members of the press, along with members of academia, have leaned toward a collectivist philosophy as opposed to an individualist philosophy, but in majority numbers, not overwhelming numbers.
When looking at the above press question, we must ask ourselves why this has happened, what impact does it have, and is it good for a free society. Why this has happened, I believe can be answered when we realize that academia, in this case the journalism professors are overwhelmingly proponents of the collectivist movement, and as such adhere to the collectivist demand to indoctrinate and not educate. The impact it has is to influence a general population, who unfortunately does not have the interest to educate themselves and thus accepts in too many instances the loudest and most often published stories without taking the time to verify. What we know is an unfair press, a dishonest press, and a press void of curiosity and integrity will always lead an uninterested, uninvolved, and uninformed populace astray.
Why are a group of people so easily lead down an incorrect and misleading path as the one that is currently being touted by the Marxist BLM movement? History has proven that organizations like this have used emotional statements based on a scenario they do not believe themselves, to promote an agenda that many who have bought into the false narrative would not support. The BLM has convinced a large number of people that they are concerned about the well being of the black population. This is blatantly false. The BLM movement has no concern for black lives unless the life of a specific black person will help promote the real agenda of the BLM movement which is to transform the United States into a Marxist totalitarian state. What organizations like BLM understand is that many people are not discerning. They know that many people, especially those who lean to the collectivist side politically, are always eager to blame others for situations they identify as injustices. These collectivists refuse to look at individuals because they would then have to take personal responsibility for their actions.
Other questions that must be asked and answered by those of us seeking solutions and reality and not trying to find a simple solution by using scapegoats would be:
Why would a population be willing to accept demonic and senseless restriction on their social and work lives for a virus that is clearly documented to have health affects no more serious than the flu virus?
Why does the bureaucracy and Washington elite hate President Trump so vehemently, a person who is not one of them and has never been a part of them, and has promised to expose them?
Why would the press try to run with a story that President Trump spoke so disrespectfully about the fallen soldiers with absolutely no collaboration, knowing that the odds of this story being true are even less than the odds would be of a story that Obama spoke favorably about the military?
I will continue to ask myself questions and would strongly encourage others to do the same. It is important to step back from the hype and the emotion and have an honest discussion with yourself.
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” Socrates
Be a wise person. Look for reason which most often leads to truth. Dare to question your long-held beliefs. Remember, people do not do what we would do, but they do what they would do to accomplish their goals, not ours. Priorities, ours, and others, are revealed by what we or they do and not what we or they say.
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