Monday, September 5, 2016

They Just Don't Get It

The media wants to make this election about personalities and that is not what it is about. We have been lied to for a long time and the lies are running thin. Forbes and Bloomberg tell us that the more extreme the income inequality, the better off we are, I have posted links to their articles where they say just that. We are told the talking point that the wealthy are the "job creators"; but, all the jobs are being created overseas and not here. We are told that wanting to control immigration is racist, yet, we need to have passports to even visit Mexico. The truth is that few if any Americans favor open borders, yet, those statistics are never reported.

If you can, tell me what Hillary Clinton's policies are. You cannot because she does not make policy speeches. In fact, she doesn't even give press conferences (it has been almost a year since she last did). Some on the right believe the media has a liberal bias, I do not. I believe that the fact that Bill Clinton deregulated the media allowed it to become a monopoly where six companies control 90% of all the media in America and that media is multinational and corporatist.

Telling young people that things are improving just isn't convincing when in many cities it costs $2,000 or more to rent a one bedroom apartment and the only jobs they can get pay $8 an hour. You cannot tell kids that things are looking up when over half of the people under 30 have to live at home and many of them have college degrees; but, still cannot get jobs or even pay their student loans. These are the things that this election is about, not whether or not Trump likes his stakes cooked well done.

If all the media was state owned you would expect it to be pro-government. If all the media was owned by China, you would expect it to be pro-China. The media is owned by multinational companies and is pro-multinational corporations. It is not too difficult to see if you just look and read what their spin is. Hillary Clinton does not need to spin the media, they spin for their own reasons in her favor and the reason is that they do not want change.

MSN - The New York Times - Hillary Clinton Gets Gored.  The New York Times has made it very clear that they support Hillary in the past, now they claim that questions about her honesty are unfair and even questioning what the Clinton foundation is unfair. This newspaper has also said that fairness itself is unfair and that they feel no need to be unbiased when it comes to this election. How then can we trust or believe anything they say.

It was the younger people who first began complaining about the 1%, they also were the first to point out how the trade agreements were taking away jobs from America. If you think they stopped believing those things than you do not understand the Trump or Sanders revolutions.

The Guardian - Luxury camp at Burning Man festival targeted by 'hooligans'.  Someone once told me that I should respect my superiors, I told them that they were not my betters. That was while I was working in government. The media should be careful in dealing with the younger generation as they do not believe them.

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