Disclaimer: when getting into this subject sometimes I can come across as blunt and straightforward. That’s my writing style, take it or leave it.
So, politics..ugh, I’ve had the misfortune of being engaged in this conversation quite a lot in the last few months almost everywhere I go.
I will go ahead and clear the air now: no I don’t care for Clinton or Trump, and no, I will not “hold my nose” and vote for either one of them. Unlike other individuals, I do not support people that do not represent my best interests, nor will I support anyone under duress. Its not happening, and no one has the ability to guilt me into changing my mind, so don’t bother trying.
There is one thing that is REALLY bothering me about this election though; there are still individuals who are so trusting of the intentions of people in positions of power and influence, but especially the strange fervor in which Hillary Clinton supporters will blindly trust her. If it was because of ignorance of the information that is widely spread online (with sources!),it would be easy to remedy such an issue, but it doesn’t matter what information you present to her supporters, they will nitpick and use any reason, no matter how miniscule it may be, to dismiss, minimize the importance of, and/or excuse their favored candidate from any and all blame. It’s kind of amazing to see how it’s done, because when you hear their arguments, you’re just kind of blown away by the cognitive dissonance that is presented in all of its glory when you level any sort of criticism towards her. Then they’re left wondering why she does not have widespread support and adoration among women, minorities, men,”insert identity politics approved label here”,etc.
It’s not acceptable to use an “unapproved” source with a Hillary Supporter. They will not accept alternative media as a source even if they’re the only ones covering this important information, even if the author has taken the time to cite every source they have used to write their article. If it’s not a mainstream media site, they’re not interested.
To be fair, it seems to be a problem with a lot of individuals in general, not only HIllary’s supporters. The idea that the only people who can present the facts has to be within this tiny circle of mainstream media websites and channels is incredibly self-limiting. You’re missing out on information that isn’t presented anywhere else. No it may not all be true, but this is the same situation when you’re dealing with mainstream reporting so it’s not a unique trait for alternative media. With all news, you do have to filter out the trash and opinions presented as fact to get to the real information.
The response is usually some variation of “theyd be all over it if it was true, reporters love getting an exclusive story, etc” to explain away any information they didn’t hear from their trusted sources and why it’s only reported by alternative media. If you really think that there’s no reason mainstream media would lie or cover up anything if there was proof, my question to you would be: what proof do you have that would be sufficient to show that they wouldn’t lie or cover up anything?
There are reporters such as Sharyl Atkinson, formerly of CBS news, that talk about the silencing tactics used against reporters and the stories they’ve investigated that are not allowed to get out into the public sphere. She also talks about how the media is used to push agendas and also to influence public opinion.
Another reporter to look into is former CNN reporter Amber Lyon, who talks about the lies and propaganda used by CNN to influence public opinion.
Jon Rappoport, another independent investigative reporter, has shared similar sentiments about the news and media. .
There are many more independent Journalists whom are surprisingly coming to similar conclusions.
Why, then, is it so surprising and treated as an impossibility, that mainstream news has lied,still lies, and does censor news that should be covered but isnt? This does not include the fact (and it IS fact) of propaganda being legal in the United States via NDAA signed by Obama in 2012, and reinforced with amendments and additions included in subsequent yearly resignings of the bill into law.
…This isn’t difficult to understand.
Add on top of this, Guccifer 2.0 leaks showing that the Clinton foundation was receiving donations from owners of major media networks, emails showing Hillary’s campaign involvement in wining and dining reporters at off the record parties exclusively for the most high profile and influential among them, wikileaks releasing podesta emails where they listed reporters designated as “friendlies” to Clinton, along with many other bombshells in a wide range of areas.
But oh no, CNN told us we can’t read them because they’re illegal! Which is bull crap, we didn’t hack the email account or take the emails to give to a third party. It’s not illegal to go on a website, you can’t enforce that on millions of people anyway.
Then you have the James O’Keefe undercover tapes proving that the DNC and Hillary and her campaign were colluding with a company run by one of her supporters to manufacture and incite violence at Trump rallies(and that she knew about it). That’s not even the most damning aspect of the tapes: they’re caught on tape admitting they manipulate the vote by bussing in voters to vote more than one precinct and the DNC have been doing it at least the last fifty years.
… and the media is giving this tape little to no attention.
…seriously, how much evidence do you need to see before you realize this idea that you can trust what you’re reading from mainstream media is naive and setting yourself up for being manipulated?
I don’t know whether it’s more appropriate to laugh at the insanity or cry out of frustration. It’s that bad.
This is one of many reasons why I’m not voting.
If you thought your vote counted before, you definitely should’ve gotten a nice wake up call this year.
Your vote doesn’t count.
Stay home and do something productive, because this isn’t it.