Mean What You Say

10 09 2013

That's the (unfortunate) thing...

This quote, which I found recently, really spoke to me.  It seems our current political climate is full of politicians, pundits, and internet ranters, representing every part of the political spectrum, who no longer mean what they say, or say what they mean, at least in any kind of truthful way;  who deliberately and willfully mislead the American people by either outright lying or by cherry picking facts and details, and then spinning them to meet their own agenda.  These lies and “spins” are then presented to the public as actual facts!  And so many Americans really are decent and honest people who really do mean what they say and say what they mean, that they don’t realize the magnitude of the deceptions that are presented daily as news, in campaign speeches, and almost everywhere on the internet.  I pretty much don’t believe anything I hear anymore.  It’s such a disappointment when we no longer have places to go for honest information and real facts.  I’m sure this has been going on for a long time to some degree, but is it just me, or is the problem much worse now?  I think the speed of this downward spiral is directly related to 24 hour news channels and the internet.  The first is driven to “create” news in order to keep viewers coming back during slow news times, and to improve ratings. The latter is populated by political ranters with no real credibility, but who are masters at spreading lies and firing up people who believe the falsehoods being spread.  It’s a sad day for those in  America who mean what they say, and think everyone else does too.




One response

13 09 2013
Jake Robinson


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