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Originally posted by stirling
I learned from my Father when i was only four or five he used to tell me that one day the goverment would try to disarm the public....He told me Union history and the depression history....and warned me about the totalitarian path the goverments were taking in future......I was born in 46! my dad was working in the coal mines at 9 years old.....driving ponies...
He had no education but what he taught himself.....
I am amazed at the foresight he had at this end of my life .......
However, research reveals that Swinton (1829-1901), after moving to New York, wrote an occasional article for the New York Times and was hired on a regular basis in 1860 as head of the editorial staff. Afterward holding this position throughout the Civil War, he left the paper in 1870 and became active in the labor struggles of the day. He later served eight years in the same position on the New York Sun and later published a weekly labor sheet, John Swinton's Paper.
The remarks were apparently made by Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, probably one night in 1880. Swinton was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.
I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
If you have kids what you plan on doing to counter the influences of mainstream education/media/science /religion
. How does the presentation of our beliefs affect our kids?
Originally posted by TarzanBeta
I took away his privilege to watch Elmo (which I hate anyway...) because he was overly excited about the character.
Your children as so much more brilliant than you might think. People say all the time, "Oh, but you're going to rob them of their childhood!" No. I'm GIVING them their entire adulthood.
If you think that childhood is the only time we have to enjoy ourselves, then you're crazy. The reason why adults have so much stress today is because they were raised to believe that childhood was this fantasy world and then they had to be thrown into the world of stress. But if you teach a child from the beginning how to overcome these problems, then they learn to grow up and enjoy life responsibly and forever.