As a student of history, it is important that unbiased evaluation overrides political, social, or personal leanings. I have written numerous blogs on politics, corona virus and events that are shaping our country, each designed to educate not alienate. However, I see in the near future a national crisis approaching that unnerves me. The time has come to state the obvious; ”we are losing our country” to radical forces hiding beneath the thin veil of constitutional amendments.
This House of Representatives Democratic proposed legislation, “The New Way Forward Act” was introduced last year and might be the most damaging, radical piece of legislation in modern U.S. history.
Recent American politics have exposed the best and worst in our elected officials, most of whom are attorneys or former prosecutors, practicing their craft under the guise of congressional cover. The outcome is not a scripted Law & Order episode, it can make or break this country.
America is polarized by relentless banter on radio, TV, and the internet. Mainstream media allows “talking heads” to make their case for/against impeachment by repeating the same words and phrases approved by their “corporate” bosses. It’s like watching a movie in fast motion where no one can really follow the storyline. It’s not only maddening, it’s intentional. Information overload is the perfect tool for creating followers, instead of thinkers. When people aren’t willing to listen, discussion stops, and sides are chosen. Less citizen participation means politicians get their way. The only recourse is to understand the system. After all, IT’S YOUR SYSTEM!!
When Constitutional principles are weaponized, our republic is in grave danger. Never has this been more apparent than with the recent Trump impeachment “inquiry” kicked off by Nancy Pelosi- despite the lack of the serious offenses (treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors) required to do so.
In this 2-part blog, Sal goes through the surprising revolutionary war origins of “fake news”, governmental influence on corporate policies, and how dependence on social media has led to the unfortunate rise of “Economic Pluralism”.
“You can’t believe everything you hear”- especially when it comes to the extreme bias shown by the media conglomerates. The “top stories” are often sold to the highest bidder- to where corporate or political sponsors use their influence to CREATE stories rather than REPORT them. Sal outlines the history and reasons behind the deception and provides questions that every U.S. should be asking to help recognize American policy from planned agendas.