The Media Narrative: The Sheeple Blindly Follow

They All Follow Blindly

Have you ever wondered why Little Bo Peeps sheep all hung their tails side by side? Sure, the flock had gone fleeting, but they could have gone anywhere. They instead stayed together in a group, hung their tails in the same tree, and returned together. As the old saying goes, “Get one to go and they will all go.” With animals, it is often called the gregarious instinct; their desire to flock together is driven by the need for protection. In humans, however, it is called indoctrination; to persuade someone to accept an idea by repeating it and showing it to be true. In every society, from village to town, city to metropolis, the way things are done is carried from generation to generation. The more it is done, the more it is seen; the more it is talked about, the more it is heard. Wives tails become legend, legend becomes truth, and truth can change minds.

What is Truth?

It seems that today truth is debatable on nearly every topic, from landing on the moon to the shape of the earth. It is almost as if our ‘question everything’ nature has branched from the unknown, into studied fact. Questions like, “Is Michael Jordan the GOAT,” or “Is Ford better than Chevy” have become mundane compared to the questions we debate today. In simple terms, the definition of truth is the quality or state of being true, but with little research, you find an alternate definition, and this is where it all falls apart. We were once a society grounded in education. A specific formula designed to promote independent thought derived from the facts we had been taught. Our teachers and educators passed along common knowledge on mathematics, science, history, and biology. We had a system designed to create innovators and free thinkers; a system that gave us the ability to advance our knowledge, and to build upon the discoveries already made. When you Google search the definition, it gives three parts; it is the third part that provides clarity into the mindset of many today.
Truth: a fact or belief that is accepted as true
I suppose now the only question that remains is from whom or what do you “accept” your beliefs? It would stand to reason that most level-headed, common sense oriented people do not accept any one statement as truth. Instead, it is likely that most will question and research all statements until it can be supported by fact.

Media Killed the Truth

After WWII, television became more popular in the home and by the 50’s it had become the primary way to influence public opinion. What was once a simple news brief from Lowell Thomas quickly became daily newscasts. Nationwide news gave birth to household news anchors like Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, and Tom Brokaw, and their success shed light on the possibilities. The popularity of America’s favorite news anchors became trust, and that trust was not lost on those looking for power and control. Simple news became major programming and went from twice a day news briefs to multi-format broadcasting. Meet the Press, 20/20 and Nightline are only a few of the programs designed to draw the attention of the viewer for longer periods of time. Ratings led to further promise, and soon the world’s first 24-hour news station was born. CNN was the brainchild of Ted Turner, with the spread of cable television the opportunity for a designated News station was a gold mine for those wanting to influence public opinion.

Is it coincidence or conspiracy that the Department of Education and 24-hour news have been pushing the narrative for 38yrs. With the average age in our country to be approximately 37, it starts to open up some real insight into how easy it has been for some to manipulate our country. With nearly four decades of narrative being shoved down our throats in school while being reinforced by media in our homes, the truth has become skewed to fit the agenda.

Big Government 101

242 years into the greatest civilization ever known to man, those of us fighting to keep our country and our constitution alive still believe in the “American Dream.” To some, it is a simple dream, one that many believe is the rock-solid foundation of this Nation. The dream has been to work hard, buy a house, raise a family and settle down to watch our children carry on the family name. The traditions, holidays, faith, and all the little things in between that create memories to ponder as we grow old has long been the way of life. Many still believe that those things are what motivate us all, but for some, wealth and power are far more powerful motivators. Was the idea formed around a card table in Tombstone, or was it a plan formed by a secret society in the days of Benjamin Franklin? Maybe it simply evolved through time and was set into motion just four decades ago when technology and education collided together.

One cannot peacefully control a country of free men, but when you control the narrative, you can teach them to give up that freedom through dependence. Convincing a country that it needs Government allows for a silent take over and those searching for power have it handed to them without conflict. Creating the narrative is simple when you control the operation. Teaching that dependence is acceptable is the beginning. Implementing laws and regulations that destroy our economy, our industry, and our manufacturing creates the dependence and pushing stories that we cannot regain those jobs that were lost solidifies the mindset that big government is the only hope.

The Rich Get Richer?

The next step in the agenda for wealth and power is to control the money. During the 2016 Presidential election, the Democrats most popular candidate was loved for his beliefs in the redistribution of wealth. Some say he may have won the election had he not been cheated by Hillary Clinton and her cronies in the Democratic primary. Thankfully the silent majority of blue-collar America are well informed, and we were not about to stand by allowing a socialist to win. The question to ask is how is it that his ideas became so popular?

In 2013, CNN printed a list titled, “99 Must Read Articles on Income Inequality.” In 2014, CNN Money printed an article titled, “Why Income Inequality Matters.” In 2015, CNN printed an article titled, “How Clinton and Sanders Would Tackle Income Inequality.” Even after the election, as President Trump was navigating his first year, CNN was still printing stories on income inequality. In 2015, MSNBC did a piece where they made claims that income inequality actually gives some kids better parenting than others. These are all examples of how the media controls the narrative, and how they use it to sway public opinion. Today we see protests weekly, if not daily in some form or another, and it is almost guaranteed that these protests will have signs preaching against income inequality.

When Will They Learn?

CNN has a value of around $4.3 Billion and is only one small part of the wealth held by the corporation that owns it, Turner Broadcasting System. TBS holds many other television assets, which includes MSNBC, CBS, and NBC, but the best part is all of them are owned by Time Warner with total assets at nearly 70 Billion Dollars. The television companies responsible for pushing the inequality narrative boil down to three gigantic conglomerates: Comcast, Disney, and Time Warner. Together in 2017, these three monster monopolies hauled in an outstanding 165 Billion dollars. The CEO’s of these conglomerates make nearly $100 million a year combined. When it comes to income, the media seems to be making it hand over fist, and we have only talked about the top of the food chain. Some of the more outspoken individuals from Hollywood have a net worth easily in the millions of dollars, and they seem to be the torch carriers for the inequality movement.

Income inequality is being used as another tool to divide and conquer our country. We are a capitalist society that has been stripped of its capability to offer good paying sustainable jobs. We are watching as the media, movie stars, musicians, and athletes continue to rake in cash, while blue-collar Americans struggle to find jobs. Thankfully, we now have a President that is putting America first, who has promised to take care of the forgotten American workers. It is true that Blue collar workers do not make Hollywood wages, and certainly, we cannot expect to find a job that pays as well as the NFL, but the American Dream was never about handouts or taking money from others. We must stop allowing those with an agenda to convince us otherwise. We must bring back the American spirit and the motivation for success. We must teach our youth that they can succeed and become anything they put their minds to. Being a movie star is possible, winning the Super Bowl can come true, and even being the next CEO of Disney is not out of reach for any American that puts in the hard work it takes to succeed.

Marc Manross / Writer

I am a father, journeyman, tradesman and poet. I am one of those people who wasn't born with a filter and I see no reason for one. Voting for President Donald Trump ranks among the top five best choices I ever made.
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