a reply to: Gryphon66
Seeing things differently aint a bad thing.
That said, it seems you are telling pretty much the same Story, just from a bit different perspective.
The only major difference there is that I dont believe there are two narratives for the different "sides." I believe the primary target is the "left,"
and the "right" reacts to it. This serves multiple purposes, but the relevant one here is that it coalesces what the "left" believes and puts everyone
who reacts differently into the category of "one of them" (do it enough, and it sticks). So, the Narrative is created for the left, and the right
Very generalized, of course.
Importantly though, the majority of TV networks target the "left." The only one that doesnt tow this line is Fox, but arguably, they are controlled
opposition. What this creates, alongside other information channels, is the perception of being "centrist" by watching, say, NBC news.
It is my opinion that none of this particularly fits in the traditional political spectrum though. Its more.. Corporate Caliphate vs everyone else.
Regardless, we all tend to talk about what they tell us to talk about. Agree, disagree, partially agree, partially disagree.. Its all the same; we are
talking about their Stories.
At this point in civilization, Im mostly of the mind that all of these organizations, politicians, corporations, etc. are unnecessary middlemen in our
interactions with each other and even the overall operation of society as a whole.
Its like.. "They" have been the translator between two people speaking a different language. That translator used the situation to benefit themselves
with everything from subtle changes to outright lies. As the two people started to talk to each other directly, the translator jumped in and sowed
discord and confusion in order to retain relevance, influence, and control. The translators entire
empire is predicated on the two people never
learning how to communicate or work together directly.
At one point in history, it served an incredibly important purpose though.