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.
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!!
Following up to his previous blogs about the Social Media/Government connection, Sal goes on to show you the danger of using AI platforms such as FaceApp- including Russian collusion, threats to our national security, and mining of your personal data.
In part 2 of this blog, Sal asks “What the hell is happening to our country”? With the Organic Act of 1871, the Corporate States of America was created. Now, with our collective dependence on social media, it’s never been easier for corporations to buy, sell, and use personal data with impunity- creating the illusion of free speech.