Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Where in the world are our priorities?

Ever wonder why the US has so many ignorant citizens? Is it our priorities that are confused or do we just take whatever the media dishes up for us?

It seems unconscionable to dumb-down America's awareness of world events, but the December 9, 2013, issue of Time magazine does just that.

How can we expect public perception of reality to keep up with what's going on in the world when we cover up important current events. The US deserves to know what is important enough to the rest of the world to deserve Time's cover.

According to DailyKos, the fluff for news substitution has happened before. Doesn't that make you Wonder?

Media that is co-opted by its corporate owners sounds suspiciously like #6 on Laurence W. Britt's list of 14 early warning signs of fascism:
  1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
  2. Disdain For Human Rights
  3. Identification of Enemies as a Unifying Cause
  4. Supremacy of the Military
  5. Rampant Sexism
  6. Controlled Mass Media
  7. Obsession With National Security
  8. Religion and Government Intertwined
  9. Corporate Power Protected
  10. Labor Power Suppressed
  11. Disdain For Intellectuals & and the Arts
  12. Obsession With Crime & Punishment
  13. Rampant Cronyism & Corruption
  14. Fraudulent Elections
America's pest problem is the current state of its media. Mind control is a terrible waste of national resources.

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