The American Mass Media Plays the Role of Our Parents

We behave like children. We choose our parents (the government—at least we once did—now they choose themselves) and trust they will always do what’s best for us. Even when their ‘best’ borders on self-serving and of questionable ethics, we still obey. They tell us it’s for our own good. And we believe them. And the babysitter (the media) does a great job of stepping in and keeping an eye on us, relaying Mum and Dad’s instructions.We’re too busy playing in the sandbox to bother with grownup stuff, like outrageous taxes, how our tax dollars will be spent, how the banks protect our money (or gamble it away at the global casino), the fact that inflation continues to make one-income families a relic of the past and many people must have two or more jobs to survive, our children’s education is anything but, we are spied on at every turn, various Executive Orders are passed in the small hours behind closed doors that strip us of the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution, our beloved children, wives, husbands and siblings shuttled off to faraway countries to fight war after war after war after war in the name of Freedom and come back sans limbs and wait for many months before any government assistance comes to deal with the nightmare veterans faced while murdering millions of innocents in countries we can’t identify with. We can just turn our backs on those faceless foreign people. We don’t know them and it doesn’t affect us. There’s a ball game on and Mum and Dad will do what needs to be done.

via The American Mass Media Plays the Role of Our Parents.

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