- Politics and Social Issues
Big Media and America's Slippery Slope
Where are the United States of America?
Big money is in the media game, too. "Money talks." The Democrats, in their choice of their new DNC chairman, just rode along with the influence peddling Super PACs saying "We need that money to compete."
We still need an end to those, as well as term limits, shorter campaigns, and equally fixed budgets so more qualified candidates with less money can compete to give the USA the leadership we need from candidates who are not just the rich, and those beholden to the rich.
The media, it should be remembered, are profit driven. What sells is seldom the full story, and voters (even those who pay attention to the media) are poorly served when media has their own axe to grind. The major television networks got access to the public at no cost for having their channels, but rather than being focused on the public good, they have profited enormously while not always giving a fair return for their privilege.
They operate, as do the newspapers, on the basis that "If it bleeds, it leads." The thought-filled journals and magazines are increasingly too expensive for the average voter. The average voter is then left to social media where "small minds" and "informed minds" are left to compete for "voters' minds."
Political gurus, pundits, and sensationalists compete with whatever concerned citizens are in the mix to see who can shout the loudest, repeat their lines most often, and claim self-righteously to be "the voice of the people."
Less than 8% of the people used their loud voices and the courts to eliminate the nation's sodomy laws, and change much of what was left of public morality aided and abetted by media driven seldom by more than their focus on profits while edging closer and closer to a mainstream of pornography and further and further away from chastity, fidelity, and observance of our religious and legal heritage.
Liberals and Conservatives are left to battle it out for the soul of America, while ignoring much of what made America not only great but good in the first place.
Charity doesn't begin with the question "What does it do for me, my town, my job, my party?"
Rather, charity only asks "What is best both now and in the long run?"
Something in our blood is demanding, impulsive, and enamored of quick fixes which only treat symptoms at the expense of finding cures.
Should we give up on our fellow citizens, or find the needed paths to fellowship?
It does little good to recognize our problems, if we are not willing to counsel with each other as to what we should do next.
By seeing ourselves as "Red States" and "Blue States" we regard ourselves less and less as the "United States" we must be to remain the United States of America.
Our land shall be commended according to its wisdom.
For a link to what is possibly ahead for Americans, go to this link:
Keeping Up With What's Coming
Cut and Paste:
During the years 2017 to 2020 will Americans cultivate more unity, or less unity?
Settle in to some serious thught...then act on the results.
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