As if this is in any way surprising to those of us who don’t rely on the main stream media for our news. I subscribe to the Agape Press newsletters on the theory that knowing ones enemy is always advisable. Because once you know something, you can vanquish it.
In any case, came across this news blurb on their site. It has in it a kernel of truth but it doesn’t go deeply enough for me. There is certainly massive consolidation in the mainstream media (msm) but there is also the propensity of people to abdicate their personal responsibility to question what’s being beamed into their homes.
This is precisely why the Internet is so valuable. I love reading English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese papers on the web to get a perspective we’d never see in the U.S.
Getting back to my point about abdication of personal responsibility it’s true. We hire educators that don’t teach student critical thinking skills, instead we teach to the test. And then of course there’s the religious aspect. Having religion preached to you is a far different thing than actually studying religion. I prefer to study it, that way I can make my own assumptions, which by the way is that religions are mostly sugar coated bullshit that preys upon peoples fear of the unknown.
So the article I referenced earlier doesn’t even come close to scratching the surface of why more and more Americans can’t think for themselves. I invite you to contribute your opinions on this. We need a lively dialog in the United States.