The press has failed the people of the United States. A free, fair, and inquisitive press is critical to a society of individual liberty and rights and is essential if the people are to remain free from the tyranny of government.
“No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions.” Thomas Jefferson
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” James Madison
“The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state.” John Adams
The American press has been thought to be the 4th branch of government, essential to keeping the state, or the government, from becoming the sovereign, the controller, or the tyrant of and over the people.
That a free press is essential to our free society has become a statement often uttered. This is not universally believed.
Vladimir Lenin told us:
“While the State exists, there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.”
“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.”
The argument as to how free a press must be is being waged in the United States today. We Freedom Loving Americans belief the press must be free from the control of government. The American left, which supports the same ideology as professed by Lenin, believe likewise, but only so long as the “free press” supports that Marxist/Leninist thinking.
We can have that argument and must have that argument.
An argument nobody is having, because both Freedom Loving Americans and Marxist/Leninist’s are guilty, is what is news. Is the love life of a former baseball player and starlet of such critical importance, other than to the people involved, that it dominates both liberal and conservative news outlets for weeks? Is the financial control of a starlet by her father of such critical importance, other than to the people involved, that it dominates both liberal and conservative news outlets for weeks?
Some childish, narcissistic, athlete, that finished third, turned her back while the National Anthem was being played becomes the story of the day and week is another example of how the press is unable to determine what is news. What we know is when a spoiled child of three throws a tantrum and receives the attention they are seeking, they will continue to throw tantrums. It will become a way of life for them. When a child is left to their foolishness of tantrum throwing and receives no feedback, they quickly learn that tantrum throwing is useless. But yet, the American press and the American public has rewarded this childish athlete, who has thrown her tantrum, to believe that she, or what she did has any importance or relevance. We just encourage her and all other foolish, childish, narcissists who are seeking attention to do the same.
In the meantime, that the American left is using the very same tactics used by all aspiring tyrants, Marxists and otherwise, is not reported nor is it discussed in either the liberal or the conservative news outlets. We learn that Putin in Russia, Lukashenko in Belarus, and the Democrat Party in the United States are using the exact same tactics to intimidate any who would voice opposition to their quests to impose tyranny. All three of these Marxist/Leninist's movements are arresting and imprisoning individuals for voicing their opposition. In the United States we know that over 500 people have been arrested because they were in Washington DC on January 6th. Many of these people have been imprisoned and have been denied bail. The exact numbers and circumstances are difficult to learn because our press, both liberal and conservative, have deemed this story to be of secondary importance to the love story, the family quarrel, and the temper tantrum of an athlete with the maturity of a three-year-old.
Freedom of the press is critical to a free society, however, as important is a press that is keen on exposing any and all injustices that threatens individual freedoms. What is reported is as critical to our freedoms as the freedom to report. Please liberal and conservative media outlets, report relevant news, consequential news, and not yellow journalism news.
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