I used to think that the ACLU was for the people. Today, not so much. Where the hell are they?
Opinions are like assholes; we all, well, most of us have them. Your intelligence to discern fact from fiction is what makes free society work.
Throughout all of mankind, some use emotional triggers to manipulate the herd. Stalin, among others, knew that the written word was much more powerful than many of his weapons. I could name countries today that keep their people captive, stupid, and compliant with pure fabrications.
Dare I say it, the early church used these same tactics to amass fortunes and complete dominance over the masses. We see churches today selling snake oil during people’s misery and sorrow, all for the desire for more money and control.
The church offers death and resurrection. The church offers the hard work of healing and resurrection. The church offers grace. Whatever else some charlatan is preaching is pure snake oil. They want your money, your time, and your obedience. They want your blind faith to believe what they tell you.
If we go back in history just two years, if you think about what has been said about Covid, you can see the progression of lies. Once you take off the media glasses, mega-media giants who control the narrative, you will see the lies.
Just two years ago, the virus started in some wet market and was NOT transmissible from human to human, etc. One must go to that meat market and buy infected meat from some creature that resembles an armadillo with scales. Nothing to see here, nothing to worry about, go about your business.
Never mind that this meat market was just feet from a lab that studied viruses, in particular coronaviruses. Funded in part by your tax dollars through the NIH and Fauci, we were convinced by the media that everything was fine.
The CDC and the WHO praised the Chinese for their handling of the problem and berated Trump for daring to question the WHO and the Chinese.
Biden and Harris both attacked Trump for stopping flights from China, calling him xenophobic.
China stopped all flights from Wuhan to the Chinese mainland but allowed them to go everywhere else in the world.
While we went about celebrating Chinese New Year with our friends over here in the states, Pelosi herself was in China Town with the Chinese calling Trump a bigot. The health commissioner of New York went on TV telling the world to go to China Town and enjoy the festivities. She danced among them for the cameras to prove her point.
In case you forgot, New York was one of the first hot spots.
Distracted from the facts, China secretly purchased all the PPP it could find from around the globe.
The WHO and CDC both continued to spread the narrative that everything was fine and China was the best for taking care of business.
The first case shows up in Washington State. Patient zero.
Trump, not listening to or trusting the WHO at this point, is attacked by the media for stopping flights from infected countries, as Italy falls to the virus. Italy uses lots of Chinese folks in their businesses, and they had just returned from China to resume their work.
Once Pandora’s box was opened, the genie began its magic, and not in a good way.
Realizing by now that the virus was airborne, the CDC was one of many who promoted the lies about masks allowing our front-line workers to find them. Trump used the power of the white house to get PPP made in factories here in the states. Further, he pushed to get ventilators created at factories and plants not designed for this purpose.
From test kits to yes, vaccines, operation warp speed was set into place. All of this was taking place while Pelosi and the entire Democratic cabal set about trying to impeach him on ‘trumped up’ charges regarding Russian interference.
When a vaccine was developed, both Biden and Harris went on the attack telling the world if Trump had anything to do with it, they wouldn’t take it. That vaccine is the same one they are pushing on the world today. I just wonder why there is vaccine hesitancy.
In record time, vaccines were invented. History shows us that this technology has been in the works for years, not for a pandemic but as a cancer treatment to target genetically mutated cells. Moderna and Pfizer both relegated to the annals of clinical trials, peer reviews, and humanized cells from rats as their testbed suddenly had billions of human lab rats.
I would offer that we have no idea how many people are being injured by their vaccines. Hidden from the world to avoid reasons for vaccine hesitancy are the true numbers. What are the numbers of acceptable casualties of such vaccines?
In the cloak of the pandemic, paperwork exempting them from legal issues if anything were to go wrong was created. With the green light to push forward, these two giants in the pharmacy industry jabbed the world at $20 a shot. Your tax dollars funded this.
I suspect that some good will come of this regarding cancer research. Greenlighted to use the world as lab rats, this mRNA technology will undoubtedly make leaps forward in research. I suspect that is also why the J&J vaccine, which is truly a vaccine, is trashed by the media.
With sufficient PPP for our front-line workers available, Fauci and others changed their tune. Now you should wear a mask or face diaper. No, wait, maybe you should wear two or possibly three of them just to be safe.
Once again, the media was put to work spreading the lies, the propaganda, and so on, ginning up fear and, yes, hatred toward groups of people who knew this was bullshit.
If you have your mask on and can smell anything like smoke or perfume, the mask is totally useless. I carry one in case some shit for brains media zombie is on an elevator with me and gives me grief for not having one.
The vitriol on social media reached its height of contempt when those who followed the government guidelines sat in long lines for the first jab to be safe, to go back to normal, to get their lives back. It was all a lie.
One post read, ‘for those of you doing your own research, I hope you get covid and die first so we can reach herd immunity.’ True story. This post was born from fear, anxiety, and simple ignorance.
With herd immunity being the key phrase, it was more like herd stupidity. Social media once again went into the publishing arena, removing any post (like this one) that dared to speak the truth.
I was reminded of the pod people and Donald Southerland, pointing his finger at the one person not taken by the aliens…
News of the truth of the virus leaked and was quickly squashed by the media.
The bottom line is if you must kill opposing points of view because your facts are so weak, they cannot stand up to scrutiny; nobody should listen to them. We need robust debate so people can decide for themselves which is truth and what is a fabrication.
Truth be told that is the purpose of the media and why we have the 1rst amendment in the first place. Freedom of speech is about objective reporting keeping elite and powerful in check. “What about Hunter’s laptop?”
For giants in the industry to kill OAN, for example, should be a red flag to the rest of the world. Trump is correct; I would boycott ATT, Comcast, and any other entity that silences an opposing viewpoint.
Some networks are self-disqualifying, and their ratings prove it. You cannot peddle lies into perpetuity with talking heads bought and paid for by special interests groups. People will eventually figure it out.
Those that peddle racism only serve those who are racists and want to have their hate fed. Hate is an insidious emotion that takes zero intelligence to enact. Hate feeds on itself and others who hate for no other reason than it releases chemicals in the brain that are like drugs.
Can you imagine if we created a news network for White supremacists? Just imagine a bunch of talking heads extolling the virtues of the KKK and how there should be fewer black people.
The reverse is already true on MSNBC, and it is allowed. When the census came out a few months ago, it was reported that there were half a million fewer white people. The head racist in charge said, and I quote, ‘Good, we need fewer white people.’
How is it that she is still on the air?
What if Tucker or Hannity or pick a conservative had said that? Even in jest, it is poor taste but, it was not in jest; she meant it. She is feeding hate, and those that watch her are consuming that hate.
There is no room for racism and those who promote it.
When the head bozo in charge of this country stood at his podium and uttered the words that the number one threat to this country was ‘white supremacy,’ I was shocked.
I would think the drug overdoses killing thousands might have been on top of that list, but nope, it is imagined bigotry that just possibly dwells within his addled brain.
Certainly, there are those in the world who feel that their skin color makes them better than others but, it is not who we are as a country, as a people, and certainly not as Americans. She might be that way, and there might be a few who live off the grid who feel that way, but Joe has a history of racism, including eulogizing a former head of the KKK. He is the last person who should be casting stones.
In circling around to where we started, just stop it. If Neil Young feels compelled to remove his music from Spotify, so be it. He is pretty much a horse with no name anyway, so it is not a huge loss.
Even the racist at MSNBC has the right to spew her bilge, and I have the right to offer my opinion.
If this were not America, my criticism of Uncle Joe might land me in prison or under a steam roller. In China, the law is written that you are being quarrelsome or some such shit and arrested.
I think that the US might be the one bastion of ‘true’ free speech left. Do you think it is worth protecting? I am certain it is under attack as we speak. From the mega-media giants to big tech, I feel strongly that your ability to speak your mind is under assault.
You and I might have different points of view but, I will defend your right to express them, will you do the same?
If you have read this far, wow thanks! I have so many different projects going on that finding time to ‘blog’ is almost a non-starter.
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One thought on “Spotify, Cancel Culture, Covid, and the media”
Well said. We are in deep trouble for sure.