US: The people of the United States

MAINSTREAM MEDIATrump has gone around giving some great speeches this week.  Both sides of the media were all over them dissecting each, and every word, and hidden intentions that may or may not be present.  If any of the commentators were that good at predicting intentions from words, then what the hell are they doing being political commentators?  They are better suited to be tracking down serial killers, and criminals.  They could probably even predict crimes by dissecting the words said by people.  It seems funny, but the most interesting few words of Trump’s speech have not even been addressed or mentioned anywhere. For those who did not hear the speech, this is the part that is most real, and accurate:

“The establishment media doesn’t cover what really matters in this country, or what’s really going on in people’s lives. They will take words of mine out of context and spend a week obsessing over every single syllable, and then pretend to discover some hidden meaning in what I said.

Just imagine for a second if the media spent this energy holding the politicians accountable who got innocent Americans like Kate Steinle killed – she was gunned down by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times.

Just imagine if the media spent this much time investigating the poverty and joblessness in our inner cities.

Just think about how much different things would be if the media in this country sent their cameras to our border, or to our closing factories, or to our failing schools. Or if the media focused on what dark secrets must be hidden in the 33,000 emails Hillary Clinton deleted.

Instead, every story is told from the perspective of the insiders. It’s the narrative of the people who rigged the system, never the voice of the people it’s been rigged against.

So many people suffering in silence. No cameras, no coverage, no outrage from a media class that seems to get outraged over just about everything else.” (www.thehill.com)

No truer words have ever been said by anyone running for public office.  As much as we hold our politicians accountable, we must hold the media accountable for their lack of real journalism.  The media in this country has turned into cheerleading teams for either side, further diverting attention away from where it really needs to be, which is on us, the people of this country, the citizens who pay taxes, the true purchasing power of this country.

If low and median income families stopped watching CNN, FOX, MSNBC and all of the others, then what would happen to them?  No advertisers for products, and services purchased by the lower, and middle classes.  They would have to close up shop because if you look really close, high end designers do not advertise on these shows.  So it is actually in their own best interest to provide the public with what they want.

It is interesting and sickening to see how ISIS members gets glorified in the media, for free every time they commit some atrocity.  Even their family members get to be interviewed.  It is also sickening how much press killers, rapists, and other sociopaths get by the media, instantly giving them the glory that they probably wanted.  All this while children and families in inner cities get killed at the hands of gang members, and criminals sometimes in their own homes.  The amount of money that is being poured into education, and never getting to where it needs to be causing our country to have one of the worst educational systems anywhere.  Where is that in the news every night?  Pharmaceutical companies pour millions of dollars into ads promoting their drugs, so they can turn around, and have the citizens of this country pay for it, through their exorbitant costs.  This also results in higher health insurance costs.

All of these things should be our concern. Politicians need US to get elected.  The media needs US to watch so they can sell ads and make profits.  Who are the losers here?  We are.

If we are honest to ourselves and take a step back away from what we have been brainwashed to believe, we will realize that this is indeed what has been happening systematically.  We are told what to think, why we should think it, and why our thinking is wrong or right depending on who is the storyteller you are watching. We are told what medications to ask our own doctors for, and why even though they may kill us, and many do, why we should keep taking it.  Why aren’t these companies being hunted down by our “journalists” and asked why their medications are so expensive here, yet cheap in all other countries?  Why are the ones who can make decisions to improve our schools not hunted down, and interviewed by “journalists” and asked why they are not doing their job?  Why aren’t those responsible for the decision making in order to ensure the safety of our inner cities not put on the spot? Is it too much to ask that the neighborhood you live in is safe from crime so that your child can make it to his 40th birthday without getting shot or ending up in our judicial system?

The cure to our brainwashing  is obviously more community involvement in that which should matter to us.  More enforcement of our power as citizens, and more speaking out, now that we all have the means to do it freely and publicly on Facebook, and other social media on issues that need to be addressed.  In the very least we should all get on Twitter and whatever Facebook page of our politicians and community leaders have, and question them until we get a response and the change that we want.  Let’s also find the pages for all media outlets and tell them what we want to see in the news, and what we are tired of seeing. Speeches can be great and very motivating, but the proof is in the pudding.

#nomorebrainwashing #citizens4reality #calltoactionforUS

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