Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The American Media Then & Now

For those interested and for those concerned over the recent actions of American mainstream media. Specifically, the manufacturing of fake news by mainstream media, to attack and attempt to de-legitimize President Trump. The obvious absence of veracity of the personal attacks against President Trump; American populism and American exceptionalism, should be bothersome to most Americans. Please take the time to consider the following observations.

Consider these points. American exceptionalism was under attack the first day Barack Obama assumed office and it remained under attack for the duration of his two terms. The attacks against American values, American history and American heritage, not to mention the US Constitution, were nothing new or exclusive to the Obama administration. However, the fervor with which they were pursued by Obama with the aid of the American media, had never been seen before in my observation of history.

Barack Obama's actions were nothing less than complicit with the goals and ideologies of America's enemies. In particular the Islamist of the world who have been waging war against this country for the last forty years. Obama's sympathies to Islam were blatant, unabashed and palpable for the duration of his presidency. And the results of that complicity, is plainly visible in the history of the eight years of the Obama presidency. As it is evident in our lives today.

Sixteen years ago, America suffered the worst attack on this nation and its people, since the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Yet what do we see occurring in America every day now. Aside from the bowing and scraping of our former president to Islam, we now see Islam and its followers elevated to positions of greater value and concern than our own people. Sixteen years after 9/11? We saw the Muslim call to prayer broadcast in Times Square this week and celebrated by the media. Diversity once again trumps American exceptionalism.

Barack Obama wasn't individually or exclusively responsible for the fundamental changes that he promised and brought to America during his presidency. Equally complicit and far more damaging to this nation, has been the complicity of the American mainstream media and those other elected representatives in both parties. Those representatives we entrusted with our nation and its future have betrayed us. But never so much as what Thomas Jefferson knew as the press.

Not since the days of the Vietnam war, when the American media first realized their power and influence in shaping American public opinion, have the institutions and principles of this nation suffered from such a prolonged and purposefully orchestrated attack on our values and culture as a nation.  If you do not believe that the American media is complicit with those intent on the destruction of this nation, then please take the time to read the following. I promise it will be an eye opener to those unfamiliar.

in 1995 the Wall Street Journal published an interview with retired Vietnamese General Bui Tin.  Here was a man who served on the general staff of the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam war. In an exchange during that 1995 interview, the following exchange occurred between the Wall Street Journal reporter and Gen. Bui Tin:

Q: How did Hanoi intend to defeat the Americans?

A: By fighting a long war which would break their will to help South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh said, “We don’t need to win military victories, we only need to hit them until they give up and get out.”

Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi’s victory?

A: It was essential to our strategy. Support for the war from our rear was completely secure while the American rear was vulnerable. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.

Q: Did the Politburo pay attention to these visits?

A: Keenly

Q: Why?

A: Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.

Q: What else?

A: We had the impression that American commanders had their hands tied by political factors. Your generals could never deploy a maximum force for greatest military effect.

Those are the words of a man who was there. He lived the war from the Vietnamese side and he both heard and saw the results of American media influence in that war. Influence that he related to the reporter as the overwhelming factor in deciding the outcome. Think about that and then think about the present day. Particularly, the present day American media. Do you think anything has changed with the American media approach since Vietnam? The American mainstream media remains at the center of all things anti American to this day, and they relish their ability to assert their version of what American values are and ought to be on a daily basis.

Never forget, the altruism of the American media? Has a devious and surreptitious purpose. And that purpose is to undermine this nation for the benefit of those who would destroy us.The American media long ago forfeited its mantle of responsibility to the American media. They abandoned their sacred duty and they sold this nation into the bonds of evil. 

Re-read the words of Gen. Bui Tin and think about then and now and ask yourself if anything has changed. And if so? For better or for worse for this nation. And had the American media influenced those changes?

A Primer on Why We Lost Vietnam : A Vietnamese general confirms the anti-war movement's role in the U.S. defeat.

Consider the words of Thomas Jefferson as it concerned the press and what it should be.And what it should not be.

"The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.

So ask yourself.  Is the present American media truly a free press? Are they interested in keeping the waters pure?  Are they of the people and is their influence freely expressed on behalf of the people?  Or has their influence been morphed into an alien creation of politique and egalitarian controlled propaganda?

"The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816.

Where the press is free?  Is the American press truly free?  Or is it a tainted, influenced and controlled entity that no longer resembles or represents freedom? 

And lastly:

"The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers... [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of newswriters who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper." --Thomas Jefferson to G. K. van Hogendorp, Oct. 13, 1785.

So the issue at hand is fake news.  And who is creating and controlling it.  I for one know that it is not being controlled by any single individual or despotic government.  It is however being controlled?  By a shadow government.  The same shadow government that saw Barack Obama elevated to the presidency. And the same shadow government that he now figures into as a primary leader.

Read about it for yourself and you decide. 

Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government

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