Freedom , It's own worst enemy ?......
Just a minor rant !
Something I have been pondering for years is how we as Americans seem to be in such a great hurry to over exersize some of our freedoms , our freedom of speech in particular comes to mind . And , it has been explained in our media a hundred different ways . And as well , perhaps thats certainly part of the problem - our media !....... Someone once said , ' Is it okay to holler fire in a movie theatre ,.because we have that right ? " Well , of course not . And yet since the great cultural revolution in the sixties in America thats probably the number one most abused right in our society . The freedom of speech .
From the much abused acts of burning the American flag in protest..... or giving the one fingered salute to a police officer ........ to watching ,reading , or listening to some of the worst " journalism" in the world , that of condemning our political leadership , To me, one of the worst journalistic entities in America is 'Democracy Now ", --Amy Goodmans personal political podium ! Now , before you say hey hey ! , and cry foul . I must say , I have listened to her ramblings more than a few times and I have even come close to agreeing to some of her rants .
There are a whole slough of them too ! Yet , considering myself a middle of the road person , I must say , yes !, are you ready for this ? "I also dislike some of the hatred spewed forth by others too ! Even Glen Beck has pushed my buttons once or twice and Rush Limbaugh- another one ....only worse ! Perhaps its all because real journalism , and news and media reporting would be too boring and wouldn't "sell papers " . But I do believe that sensationalisms are the newest fad of the day in today's media , I find myself in the last few years , listening to NPR for some of my media needs and yet , they are increasingly becoming slanted towards the left too ! Even if they aren't going lefty , they are certainlly becoming less central ,and less morally and ethically influenced .
ANYWAYS.!..........I'm just kind of, on a rant here , but I think what we neeid in America today is a little more thought , patience and wisdom shown daily by our modern day media ! Does anyone remember in the history of America the term ..."Dime Store Novels "? Well this man believes that is what's happened in our mainstream media very ,very similar to that term !
Sensationalism , divisiveness , split theopinion of our populace ! And I often find myself wondering , .......Is that an intentional act by our media ? Or have we come full circle again to the era of "Dime Store Novel" style of reporting news , and the covering of current events ! Soo ........before you pick sides or trash poor little Ahorseback ! Just consider this ........Are freedoms sometimes thier own worst enemy ?
Thanks for listening all! I needed to air that one out !
# Note ----- for my friend Always Exploring ....Ruby wants me to add fox news and Rush Limbaugh to my rant ......he he , shes a friendly liberal I'm thinking !.....:-}