Originally posted by keeff
i really wanted Ron Paul to stay on the ballot and i think one of the main reasons he is no longer in the running, is the lack of Media.
i have spoke to many people who did not even know who he was. i blame this on the corporations that run the MSM that kept him in the dark and out of
the peoples sight.
unfortunately, i am coming to believe more and more as i watch this whole election year unfold that the media is putting out what we, our country as a
whole, want to hear.
if no one tuned in, do ya think they would still be aired in the mind numbing way they are? what does this tell you?
let me draw up an example. it is much the same way that this site's front page works.
we all know that the more you flag something, the more potential it has to get put up on the front page. it has been set up to be that way.. what
interests the members is what will be put up for all the internet mass to see on the homepage.
well, members that did not take the time to learn the system when they joined failed to realize the difference btw marking things of personal interest
and flagging things of importance and thus the whole system was screwed w/ noone to blame but the uninformed members who didn't take the time to do
their homework upon sign up.
hence, we ended up w/ material on the homepage that lacked depth. ppl were flagging what they found ANY interest in or flagging for purposes of being
notified if some credible evidence came up. they did not really understand that there were two different systems working here.
system #1 being the flagging system meant for topics of substance
system #2 meant to tag your personal interests for further personal viewing
much the same way the media has gotten screwed up. we blame this on the "elite" when the elite are merely using it to see what it is we are
interested in..... substance or personal intersts.
and that is how we have ended up w/ the two party system that puts on shows bc it is what the public has shown that they want. they have exploited our
interests against us.
can't technically blame the media and can't technically blame the elites. this country and what it is now and the games they play w/ us are because
we, the citizens aka members, have shown them that is what is interests us.
and the really sad thing is, most of it comes from us being so uninformed. we all have the information for how this country and our individual rights
were to be protected, but too many ppl came in uninformed and never bothered to do the work themselves to become informed. we came in loving the
illusions and not understanding the substance. thus entertainment and reality began to mix.
you'll find mostly it is those of us that were born into this country that have become the most apathetic to what this country stands for. we think
it is our right and not the priveledge that it REALLY is!
so we buy fancy speeches and fall for the whole "reduction in taxes" and the watchdog guises based on what we know, that being illusions.
we are being given what we asked for as a country.
inform yourselves!! understand the workings behind this country. help others to understand it and the disguises and fancy entertainment will be
[edit on 2-7-2008 by justamomma]