A few days ago I was chastised by a close friend because I mentioned seeing something on a particular news channel. As is my temperament i glossed over the comment because of the certainty of where that subject of a ‘proper news channel’ would have gone.
So here we are . . . a country of relatively sane individuals who have personally elected to allow the media to break us up and conscript us into the service of factions of many opposing views.
Television: Channels filled with at best mediocre biased programming that we (almost all of us) permit to become our authority over the daily political arena.
How much rational thought does a person use while watching such divisive ‘data’ on the television? How many people actually mentally peruse and ponder what is being shown – before just accepting it as their truth?
Is the only obligation to assess validity one that is self-mandated?
It is a bit disheartening when people are asked ‘Why?’ they believe as they do and they proudly give the name of their favorite news service provider as a worthy answer.
This whole matter could be swept under a rug if it weren’t for the fact that the unfortunate ones involved don’t just lose a marble or a token or a game. They lose their lives. In vain, they die.
Is the answer, really, to huddle closer to the T.V. screen?