Major news networks not interested in solutions, rather they're interested in perpetrating controversy for the sake of ratings
I'm beginning to tire of this, see how they, each and every single news caster, commentator, talk radio hosts, all, make it a deliberate point to misquote, bend, the words of politicians or others simply to stir peoples emotions for ratings.
It's a sick hoax.
And one that will never end, in that they deliberately try to annoy viewers as a way of generating interest in stories.
It's a never ending cycle of trickery done simply for ratings.
I mean you hear a candidate say one thing, then hear 5 different TV news hosts misquote candidate in other ways simply as a way of agitating viewers.
It's almost Satanic, the methods media uses to lure viewers simply for ratings, lying for ratings, putting aside honesty for ratings, for the bottom line.
Once you realize this it's hard to see honor in any of them.
And you realize you can never find resolution on any news show panel, cause they don't want that, instead they want controversy.
Politics and the Xmas season just don't go together at all
Turned on local A.M. channel, talk radio channel, since that's all radio seems to shove down your throat anymore, is politics.
Anyways, had it on, and during commercials/news it was revealed some dorky type polled people on whether Santa Clause was a Democrat or Republican.
I forget whom they polled, but whomever they polled, the majority suggested Santa Clause was or would be, a Democrat.
I found the whole premise of that poll sickening, to politicize a holiday that has been around way before Americas inception, that has meaning to many that is miles above self serving politics, and to hear them reduce the holiday to nothing more than a left vs right contest sickened me.
If I were polled by such a person, I wouldn't even answer the question.
I'd simply say 'step away from me serpent'
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I observe that TV takes everything that is already bad about the nature of man, and amplifies it x 10 or 100
I observe 24 hour a day cable news networks exist for the sole purpose of agitating viewers on both and all sides of political spectrum.
The end game is never to find a solution or common ground, but rather tot agitate.
Many are tuning out, cause they see the game that's going on, almost like an evil satanic game of trickery.
It's like people are being toyed with, distracted by an endless cycle of nothing.
Opposing panels deliberately assembled on both news networks for what?, to make people hate each other more?
As if there's a political answer to sin.
I hear either candidate say one thing, while watching from home, then next day I hear TV anchors, on all sides, totally misrepresent what candidate said, and they all do it in unison, as if trading notes.
And they only conquer with one another, their own colleagues for validation, and never reach out to common, none ivy league types, as if they have a disdain for non ivy league types.
As if those in the media (this goes for all of them, right, left, talk radio, TV ect) as if those in the media have created their own class of 'logic' or their own 'class' period, where no one else knows anything accept them.
And it seems this circular reasoning round table is making them dumber and dumber, but it also seems to be deliberate.
Yes, deliberate, as if being told to keep 'dumbing it down'.
Cause they'll get correct answer about something, then moments later continue on as if 'correct answer' doesn't matter rather inflaming emotions is what matters to them.
In the mean time real news is occurring behind the scenes that is absolutely devastating to 'our' way of life.
It just doesn't seem right, to keep recycling the same stupidity over and over again with the belief that one particular show, or episode or panel, will 'straighten it out for everyone' one day soon.
A lot of things have changed in last few weeks, or 8 days to be more precise, as such many of the subject matter on here may have to be retired
A lot has changed since Trump took over, most of the threads on here were created under former President Obama, the dynamics were different then than now, as such some of the thread titles only , or make more sense when P Obama was in office.
Almost thinking about retiring this whole section and starting a new political section post Trumps administration.
Cause the old comments don't really make sense now under P Trump, he brings a whole different dynamic, thus a whole different reaction and behavior out of others and myself.
It's a different world now, than it was when this section was originally created almost back near 2013..wow.
Even the talk radio hosts written about on here, have changed their tunes, stripes, in order to stay relevant.
So talking about Hannity now, post Trump, is not the same as talking about Hannity under P Obama.
The only section that could really carry on is the 'Common sense politics' section, other than that all the other sections kind of seem dated post Trumps administration.
I'll have to review and decide, and or retire many threads here to the 'basement' section.
Most of these posts on here were created during the P Obama era, and most, if read now, won't make sense to new readers, cause most won't understand how most talk radio hosts, were against Trump in the beginning, and preached a kind of plastic, establishment class type of serve the rich only Republicanism.
In other words Trump forced them to change, but if not for Trump, none of the talk radio hosts would of changed and would still be the quire boys/gals, for the establishment do nothing GOP class, where nothing ever got done.
The posts on here only make sense within that context.
But now that Trump elected President, many of them forced to cross over in order to save radio careers, as such former posts won't make sense to those who are new, or new readers.
As such really thinking about moving all of political section, or maybe 95% of it to the 'Basement', and kind of just starting over under this new era of Trump.
The old threads will still be able to be read, but at least being in the 'basement', people may understand that they were created during pre Trump era...
Not sure how productive it is anymore, to always comment on all the political absurdities of the day.
Every show, whether cable, or radio, left or right, all designed, engineered, to 'agitate' listeners or viewers.
Neither side will ever be satisfied, whether they win or lose, it's never ending strife.
My question to self is, 'what good does it do me to wasted hours every week responding to it all?'.
I don't get paid to do so, and time spent blogging could be time spent painting or writing a book, or doing something of value, filling out resumes, applying for better job opportunities and more.
Why am I allowing these media agitators to get inside my head, as if anything I respond with will change them, cause it most certainly won't.
It matters not that I could be 200% right in my response since number of times response read so miniscule that has zero effect on anything.
Other than proving that I'm right, just to and for myself, not sure what use it all is anymore.
I may just start listening to music again, instead of talk radio, just to give self a break from it all during the day, and in the evening rather than get agitated over CNN/Fox, maybe I'll just paint instead, create art, write songs, learn to play the piano and guitar all over again.
I'm just saying, since Trump's elections, it's become more obvious to me now how nothing ever changes, human nature that is.
The Left is now acting like the 'right' under Obama, and the Right, under Trumps reign, has now stepped into the role of the 'left' under Obama.
Same behavior, just different surface titles.
And both sides, or at least hard core ideolgs on either side, to hard wired to their party to step back and see big picture.
Instead everyone just wants to be 'right' even if right means being wrong.
There's really nothing in it for me anymore, I mean Trump won, I'm not on his staff, and there's 1000's whole be heard before I ever would be.
I've got to really re think how I want to cover politics going forward.
I've already wasted to much time just writing up this post, which will be read by a few, than forever forgotten.
To this day I don't, and never could understand how others, could blame Jimmie Carter for the failed Iranian hostage attempt that occurred back in the late 70's
To this day still not sure why political opponents of Jimmie Carter blamed the failed Seal hostage rescue attempt on him.
I've always thought that was totally unfair, and the critics of Jimmie Carter (who was President at the time) always showed me how politics warps logic.
Just the other week, when President Trump gave the go ahead for a mission, one seal was lost in that battle, yet the same types who condemned Carter, back in the 70's, had nothing but praise for Trump.
As a person of reason, I totally get and understand that Presidents aren't actually out of the battlefield, thus when something goes wrong on the battle field, it's not their fault, things happen, especially in war.
I differ though in that I apply this to any administration R or D.
Troops will die under Trumps administration, as they did under Obama's, as they did under Bush, and Clinton and Reagan and Lincoln and Kennedy and Ford and Nixon and Jackson and Washington and all others.
To blame political leaders back home, for mishaps that occur on the battlefield just doesn't seem fair or logical to me, regardless of admin in power at the time.
1. The term 'white' is a colonial era term, that made more since in the 1800's than it does now. Most people who American white Supremacist would think of as generically white, don't define themselves in same way, but rather hold more onto their 'ethnic' identities above some generic colonial designation.
German, Italian, Greece, Swede, Spain, ect, all have distinct cultures and traditions.
Americans are obscessed with 'white black' designation, do to unique colonial past.
2. Even many native born American whites, no longer simply identify as 'white', again that's a very generic term, as is 'black'. In 2017 these terms almost make no sense, unless once is 'dense'.
People break down now by the following
a. Class, income level, family pedigree
b. Educational level
c. Sexual orientation, LGBTQ and whatever else
D. Political ideology, left, right, blue or green.
E Gangs, clubs, criminality, no criminality
F. Saved, unsaved, church going, atheist
G. Satan worshippers, rockers, hippies
H. Alumni of Universities, FSU vs Trojans and so forth
I. Rural living, identity vs Urban, or suburban living and identity
And I could go on and on and on.
White Suprimacist minded types don't get this, they think all people who appear or look 'white' on the surface, identify as some solid same collective...not true at all.
Just compare NPR with Fox News, the broadcasters on these shows are 'white', yet couldn't have more varying views on life and politics.
And all this applies to 'black supremacist' as well.
People who still think 'color' alone is the way to unite people around a cause will never succeed.
For 'flesh' is not something one choses, but 'ideology' and or 'religion', or ethics is totally a choice, thus has more meaning to individual than random birth traits.
It's why Islam thrives, where as Nazism died out, cause one was built around random birth traits, the other is build around a faith, which encompasses billions more to join, than did Nazism.