by Anniel 5/22/17
Bear and I have been talking about trying to find some venue where news is accurately reported by intelligent, well-informed people who are dedicated to facts that can be proven. I suppose that makes us old-fashioned.
Bear says he likes a nice looking female with great legs as well as any man, but when that’s all a female reporter has to offer, and exposes it all, then why bother? When that female is also vulgar and drops the F-Bomb frequently, double or triple the “why bothers.” Do men ever feel as though they are participating in group sex when they watch the female reporterettes?
Not that the males are any better. Well coifed and dressed, but still having to drop the F-Bomb, just like their sisters, and then putting out filthy innuendo about the President and his family. Their sneering laughter is at anything good and beautiful. Apparently this is what passes for thinking in their small-minded world.
And we all know they are so much better and smarter than the rest of us, for they have told us so. That’s why they need never listen to anyone else. Any other point of view gets cut off at the pass.
In this day when lies are made into ” fake news”, identifying the scheming purveyors of those lies is more crucial than ever.
I read about Mark Steyn when he worked at Fox News and became acquainted with Roger Ailes. (Whatever ill one thinks of Aile’s fall-from-grace, many others think he was a genius.) One day Ailes told Steyn that he would often turn the sound off during a program just to see if the program was visually exciting and what the silence revealed about the personalities and interactions of the participants. He said that maybe the whole line-up, seating arrangements, hair dos and clothing might need changes in order to capture the viewer’s interest, but you only saw it when the sound was off.
Have you ever turned the sound down or off and seen how the news is presented? Does everybody look boring, or, worse yet, guilty AND bored themselves? Try it, and see what you think.
Are the talking heads bland looking because they have no depth as people, because the language they use is repetitious and so politically correct that there is no newness or life left in it? Do they even genuinely care about what they say, or do they say things just for shock value? And can you and I, or any citizen who desires some semblance of truth, put our trust in a single word they say?
Here at StubbornThings the chief cook and bottle-washer’s favorite quote from Ronald Reagan is, “Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” It is becoming increasingly frightening and difficult in today’s world “to see” what it is we must see in order to live.
We need to look beyond the “sound” of things by tuning the noise out, or off completely, for a time, and exercising our eyes to really “see”.
We have felt a constant drum-beat of despair in our home for many weeks now. Our daughter has been hospitalized for two weeks with absolute idiots overseeing her care. Her older brother was there and says he has never seen worse medical ethics or behavior.
So it is difficult for me to write about the need to be upbeat and aware. But Spring and the green trees and flowers of summer are finally here, and maybe we can all learn to see the amazing beauty of nature again. To smell the hyacinths, as it were, and to be uplifted by it. I was just looking outside at what a lovely green everything is. Then the telephone rang.
I knew our daughter got sent home from the hospital yesterday, with no thought about her true health status. Now the telephone call is that the Concierge doc we decided to pay for has sent her to a different hospital since she is vomiting bright red blood and he does not want her around the idiots at the previous hospital again.
I wrote a Haiku the other day that I felt perfectly reflects how I feel at this point:
There’s so much illness
The days puddle together
And run streams of pain.
I apologize for injecting such a personal reference into your day, but I feel that because we are all beset with personal problems, the degrading presence of “fake” news adds a burden none of us need in our lives and country. From the DNC’s horrendous filth at their California Convention; to students walking out of graduation ceremonies because Vice President Pence is speaking; to the smear of Sheriff Clark for “plagiarism” of his master’s thesis when it was a formatting problem, we are faced by a flood of constant hatred.
The Lord God Himself commands us all to seek Truth, and says He is the Way, the Truth and the Light. It is by Light we see in the darkness that surrounds us. Only our Creator God can guide us and our country’s honest political leaders, and hopefully there are some, through that darkness to safety now.
I know God is not finished with this land of freedom. Pray as you’ve never prayed before. May we all be blessed.