Skip to comments.The Media Will Not Participate In The Revolution
Posted on 02/25/2017 7:40:37 AM PST by NOBO2012
"In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act".
George Clooney was honored with the prestigious César dHonneur Award for his services to film (?) last night in France.
Let me take this opportunity to bash you with this blunt instrument Ive just been awarded.
Like all good little actors these days he used the opportunity to bash the new American President, telling the adoring fans that love trumps hate; courage trumps fear. Clever, and spoken like the true college dropout intellectual and Hollywood elitist he is; a man untouched by the crippling costs of Obamacare and oblivious to the economic impact that 8 years of Obamalism* has had on the majority of his fellow Americans.
All he is certain of is that Donald Trump (MBA 68 Wharton School of Business) is a moron and a hater and he feels its his responsibility to share his views with the world.
For his part, President Trump used his appearance at CPAC to beat the press again with a really big stick:
They shouldnt be allowed to make up stories and make up sources. They shouldnt be allowed to use sources unless they use somebodys name.
WHAT!?! Eliminate journalisms sacred privilege? Remove their perceived shield against having to reveal their unnamed sources. Heresy!
Of course all that privilege is based on the theory that journalists are there to report the truth and that protecting them from revealing their sources serves a public interest by encouraging the disclosure of newsworthy information. Its also premised on the theory that the press will maintain its independence:
If journalists are, or are seen as, investigative arms of the government or private interests, then the public might lose faith in their reporting and be loath to trust them with information. CJR
Now that journalism has become advocacy reporting - which encourages the use of made up facts, exaggerations and sources so anonymous they dont actually exist - Im with President Trump: no more undisclosed sources. It simply provides cover for lies, liars and fake news. Remove ethics from journalism and you remove your right to journalistic privilege, period.
What a shame really to get rid of anonymous sources; to never have another Deep Throat. Just think of all the tropes wed have missed out on if this had been the case back in the Watergate days.
#Pizzagate, to go
In other news today: Satanic cult gathers outside Trump Tower to put a hex on the President. Nobody notices.
*Im coining a new term, Obamalism Racist Socialism.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
“The revolution will not be televised”
They already HAD their revolution. They began it after WWII with the commercialization of television, the idiot box.
The meme that the Red Scare was unfounded hysteria and even an “Un-American” attack on the “patriots” (traitors) working in the State Department and US Army (aligned with the USSR, KGB agents, and the like) came from the media revolutionaries.
Hollyweird pumped propaganda for decades until now we have the normalization of perversion and rejection of God, marriage, the Constitution, the idea of America as one nation, and so forth.
The trusted media readers like Walter Cronkite later confessed to being globalists who’d “gladly sit next to Satan” to see their agenda take hold. The push was on to get the US to surrender “some” sovereignty to a global oversight panel.
The cultural past has been buried (and in some cases like Disney’s Song of the South, a movie loved around the world, hidden from the public). The recording cultural history of America rests in a surprising small number of hands (Disney-ABCGBLT-Marvel, Time-Lies-WB, Viacommie, and a few others) with China looking to buy-in. In China’s “cultural revolution” they literally destroyed ancient artifacts (and people).
Going to need a NEW cultural revolution to oust the Communists, Marxists, Socialists, Globalists from Hollywood/Media, Academia, and Bureaucratic government.
That thing looks like a 25 pound Snickers bar. How appropriate.
Living in over-paid luxury behind gated walls with his Arab wife .just a typical American life.
If his aunt wasn’t a famous singer, Clooney would be just another pretty face with a bad attitude.
Today's liberals, especially these so-called "progressives," with all of their domination of academia, Hollywood, and Far Left politics, seem to fit into a category described in an essay by T.S. Eliot on Virgil:
"In our time, when men seem more than ever to confuse wisdom with knowledge and knowledge with information and to try to solve the problems of life in terms of engineering, there is coming into existence a new kind of provincialism which perhaps deserves a new name. It is a provincialism not of space but of time--one for which history is merely a chronicle of human devices which have served their turn and have been scrapped, one for which the world is the property solely of the living, a property in which the dead hold no share."(Bold added for emphasis)
Without intellectual anchoring in the enduring ideas which provided the philosophical foundation of America's Declaration of Independence and Constitution, their vain imaginations of superiority only expose their limited world view.
Yet, the America which rose from obscurity to greatness, from crude hoes and axes to putting a man on the moon, and from oppression by King George to a symbol of liberty for millions all over the world--that America provides shelter for them, even as they attempt to "change" her into something unimagined by the Founders.
If they are allowed to succeed in their own little provincial experiment, their posterity never will know the "blessings of Liberty" proclaimed by the Preamble to America's Constitution.
Now would be a good time for conservatives to read Dr. Russell Kirk's "The Conservative Mind, which can be read online, by the way.
In Kirk's last chapter he reviews the works of poets and writers, quoting lines which now seem to bear a striking resemblance to the players who, though rejected by freedom-loving citizens, simply refuse to leave the stage, as if reality is outside their universe of thought.
For instance, in Robert Frost's "A Case for Jefferson," Frost writes of the character Harrison:
"Harrison loves my country too
But wants it all made over new.
. . . .
He dotes on Saturday pork and beans.
But his mind is hardly out of his teens.
With him the love of country means
Blowing it all to smithereens
And having it made over new."
Yes, the pseudointellectuals who just left the White House, are entrenched in the so-called "mainstream" media, and much of Congress fancy themselves "intellectuals."
By their words and actions, however, they display that provinciality Dr. Kirk recalls as having been described by T. S. Eliot (see above) as being one of time and place, having no intellectual grounding in ideas older than their own little experience in dabbling and discussing Mao, Marx, and other theoreticians.
America's written Constitution deserves protectors whose minds are out of their "teens" in terms of their understanding of civilization's long struggle for liberty.
It certainly deserves protectors who do not consider it a "flawed" document because that Constitution does not permit the government it structures to run rough shod over the rights of its "KEEPERS, the People" (Justice Story).
Blasting it "all to smithereens" seemed to be the goal of the Far Left, which recently had control of the Executive and Legislative branches of the government.
Such politicians rely on what they must believe to be the ignorance of the American people when they make such ridiculous claims. They have been outwitted, however, by an increasingly knowledgeable citizenry who are using the miracles of technology to study for themselves ancient and modern writings on the ideas of liberty versus those of tyranny. As Jefferson wisely observed:
"History, by apprising the people of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views."
Media caused it. Already participating.
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