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.