For the last ten years or so, the concept for me, of a new civil war, has evolved and changed, and has been rewritten, diagnosed and re-evaluated
over, and over. I used to think that maybe the government, in its backroom dealings, underground zealots with black suits, or brainwashed followers
would be the common enemy of the people. I used to believe that war was like that; it's easy to see who the real bad dudes are, and who plays the
part of the Knight. I never considered the truth being so far from that.
We live in a time where every piece of news, no matter how small, or large, is questioned for authenticity. We have been conditioned to not take that
as a big deal, to just shrug it off as a sign of the times. "Oh, that goofy CNN making up stuff again" or "Oh man, that MSNBC, blowing things out
of proportion." What many fail to realize, is this was a perfected strategy. Since the moment the term "Fake News" was uttered, the media clinged
to that term and recoined it as their own. After all, Fake News sounds a lot more benign than propaganda, right?
"If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought" -Orwell
It boils down to the comment that should have shaken the country to the bone. It should have been understood, completely. But the media has their way
of feigning a caring smile for the people they so gratefully serve. The comment was how the "Fake News" media was the enemy of the people. He is
completely right by saying that statement, and we all know it. We all understand that true journalism is important. A true look into what's
happening, and its diligent reporting to the masses is a much needed tool for a civilization. However, when that tool is misused to sway, and control,
it becomes the biggest detriment to that same civilization.
“We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic
theory, a political party, the White House, Newsworld or CNN.” -B.W. Powe
Will we boil over, or boil down?
We're at a point in our country where people are at each other's throats moreso than ever before. People are either engaging in it, or afraid to
engage it over possible repercussions, coming in the form of beatings, stabbings, doxxing, job assassination, etc.
Now things are getting even worse, with the situation of the election cycle, immigration, and other issues.
Things just seem to get worse and worse.
There are tons of us who like to think "Its not bad where I'm at, so the notion of war or conflict is so far fetched"
Most conflicts start very small. One event can lead to massive complications. Like a massacre of 5 people in Boston, on March 5, 1770. The
assassination of an Arch-Duke on June 28, 1914.
Let me be clear. I do not hope for conflict. I'm not persuading. I only wish for a decent future for all of us.
"At this stage of history, either one of two things is possible: either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern
itself with community-interests, guided by values of solidarity and sympathy and concern for others; or, alternatively, there will be no destiny for
anyone to control." -Noam Chomsky
“The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive” -Stefan Molyneux
At any rate, Be kind, trust your neighbors and love freely.