I am about to click the button and leave Facebook forever. I have spent four years trying to be non-political on there and my “friends” finally tipped me over the edge. I knew I had to leave there, but I decided to let them have it on my way out. Here is my final post. I am sure once I’m gone I’ll regain my balance and see other views as contributory and part of the balance once again. But right now, the media abuses in this country and the left’s overall tactics of shutting down any opinion they don’t agree with has pushed me temporarily out of my calm zone:
On my way out. Thoughts to leave you with: Stalin and Hitler controlled the media and it’s the LEFT in this country controlling the narrative. And no objective reporting. That alone should give you pause. But they are actually lying. In the best face on it, they omit half the story. Matt Taibbi, contributing editor to Rolling Stone, reports this accurately. And he’s a Democrat no Donald Trump fan. He stops short of calling what’s happened here worse than Watergate, yet it is. See his courageous post.
Not to mention, the hypocrisy of the left on the Me Too Movement, gathering in crowds, using foreign powers to take down a political opponent? You must be kidding. I’ll leave you with more thought on free speech and critical thinking. The left’s modus operandi is to censor and shut down any idea they don’t like. Or contradicts their narrative. It started with Climate Change. Now I’m a conservationist and I live off the grid, and we should do all we can–I’m passionate about it, but this is a prime example. Let’s leave out that scientists can’t even project what this virus will do, let alone have accounted for all the variables in the universe– it isn’t even about who is right or wrong. It’s about their tactics. Anyone who disagrees with them must be shut down and destroyed. Scientists who did disagree have been fired. Silenced. In newspapers, on tv, on campuses, you name it. It’s “settled science” and anyone who might not believe this 100% is demonized with this moral signalling that is appalling. How many times have scientists been wrong?? But it’s brilliant politics and emotional.
And that is how they approach everything now. There is no debate. Our college campuses are no longer places of free exchange of ideas–conservative students and the few teachers there are (I know–I was an adjunct professor) are attacked in brutal and various ways. Conservatives are not allowed to speak on campuses. Literary publications at these universities will excommunicate you. Editors will unfriend you and refuse to even respond to you once they know you aren’t a far leftist. It happened to me after I was published at Wayne State. They will publish only one political viewpoint even though they are publicly funded.
I propose conservatives and independents and libertarians (civil libertarians of all sorts) keep their children out of any public university that doesn’t advance and promote free speech. I propose we simply stop paying, America. Don’t support universities, Hollywood, and certainly no newspaper that has no journalistic integrity. You should know that if you’re watching CNN or MSNBC you are being lied to nightly. And important information is omitted. There are editorialists on Fox News, but you will also hear objective reporting from Chris Wallace, Brett Baier, Neil Cavuto. Howie Curtz (sp). Juan Williams is on the Five and many other contributors. They present it all.
The left has become the ends justifies the means party — everything is fair to advance their globalist collectivist goals because they know what is morally correct. ONLY THEY KNOW. And they will listen to no opinion other than theirs. Snowflakes on universities must be protected from any idea they don’t like. It’s “hate speech.” They are not required to defend any position with logic, they must have safe spaces where their world cannot be jarred in any way. That is not the purpose of higher education. And in fact, it is NOT higher education.
And I am not proposing they be silenced. I would fight as hard against that.
This police thing is out of control. Chauvin does not represent the average officer. And justice is prevailing in his case. So hurting innocent people and property is not necessary. We voted twice for a black man. Most black perpetrators are shot by black or minority officers. And this is far from the genocide the left is using–again to get rid of Donald Trump. Those numbers they site of twice more likely is not accurate since there are way more than 14% minorities in inner cities where most of this takes place. Can things improve? Yes. Should we disband police departments? No. And here is one small suggestion: don’t break the law people. Don’t take drugs and get addicted to substances and pass phony money no matter what color you are–and there are plenty of white people doing this and being killed. The police need to do things properly and they need to get cameras on it. Chauvin was out of line if there is no other information and he’s being prosecuted, but everybody bears responsibility for their actions. Or nobody is responsible. If it’s determinism, and we are all a product of our environment then there is no hope for anyone. We’re all victims. I’m a mixed philosopher. We have some control over things so the police can do better and people like Floyd can do better, too. He’s not a saint. Or a martyr.
But of all t he things going on here, the media is the most worrisome. What’s gone on here the last four years is way more problematic than one president could ever be. And this shutting down of dialogue..So as I go, I’ll leave you with one more suggestion that you read Matt Taibbi. It’s the most important issue here of our time.
I pray for peace and I wish you well, but after being attacked full time on here by my leftist friends, I don’t hold out much hope for it. Take care.
And I’m gone from that place. I sigh a sigh of infinite relief.
Happy Sunday, folks. I’m sure my generosity of spirit will return soon if not faced with idiocy and thoughtlessness every day on that platform.