"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Sunday, January 3, 2010
The Southern Politics And Main Stream Media Connection
I pray that all has been well with each and every one of you. BTW, I missed y'all! Today, I decided to post on a few things that I have been thinking about lately. Before I begin, I am not promising that I will be able to post on a daily basis like I did in the past. In fact, I have to slow it down a bit and hope that my readers will understand. Therefore, my blogging will be limited but I am going to post at least three or four times a month. Now with that said, let me get on with what I have to say. The root of division in our country has always been behind "Southern Politics".
While I was taking a break and catching up on some reading, I pulled a book out my vast and diverse collection that I hadn't got a chance to read. I read a lot but sometimes in my collection of books I don't always get to read all of them when I buy them. So I save them to read later on. Anyway, I happened to come across one book that I brought back a few years ago. The name of the book is “Journey of Hope: The Back to Africa Movement”. While reading this book, the first thought that came to my mind was the political atmosphere and how in some ways it mirrors today—the getting elected by any means necessary, which included threats of violence, and attempts to dehumanize a group of people. In addition, how a certain political party sets out to throw up roadblock and stymie any progress with racist ulterior motives. You see, history does repeat itself. It is the same old doo-doo that folks attempt to cover up with a different air freshener. However, the faint smell of it will linger in the air enough for some folks to detect it.
Before I left to take a break, “Fox We Make It Up News” was busy smearing Acorn. Why? Because Acorn had the nerve to register poor black folks to vote and of course that was a no-no as far as Roger Ailes was concerned seeing how he hates black folks with a passion and he more than likely feels that those poor black folks helped get a half black man elected President. Heaven forbid! Therefore, Roger had his goons to work on slandering and destroying Acorns reputation. They did an excellent job of it too because they were able to get Acorns government funding cut off.
Well, after a two-month independent investigation, it has been determined that Acorn did no criminal wrongdoing. The only thing that they were guilty of was mismanagement. Not only that they found out those sting videos used against Acorn had been doctored and manipulated. Yet and still, the media did not do a big coverage on the findings to rectify Acorn’s reputation. Nah, they just left it like it was. Therefore, the main stream media is just as guilty of lacking integrity as “Fox We Make It Up” is. If the main stream media is trying to build a reputation of honesty, fairness, trust, and reliability-they’ve failed to convince me. Earlier this month, a two-month independent investigation of ACORN, by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, found incidents of mismanagement, but no criminal wrongdoing by ACORN, the favorite whipping boy of Republican scammers such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Fox "News" and the GOP itself. That investigation also found that the "sting videos" used recently against ACORN were doctored and manipulated. ~~The Brad Blog~~
People you have to ask yourself the question why would they go to such great lengths to destroy and slander Acorn. We were bombarded by hours and hours and months of accusations aimed at Acorn after and during the elections by main stream media. Why haven’t we been bombarded with the same efforts and amount time of main stream media rectifying the wrong done to Acorn?
Oh, I forgot, the Tiger Woods story is a so-called more news worthy story. Or is it a desire to take a black man down, destroy his marriage, livelihood, and reputation because his wife happens to be blond and white and he invaded another sacred space of whites—golf? Yeah, Tiger Woods cheated on his wife but then 3/4 of Americans are probably cheating on or have cheated on their spouses as well at one time or another. The way I see it, that is between them and their spouse and not the whole wide world. Don't get me wrong, I despise a cheating spouse and she would be more than with in her right to pull a "Waiting to Exhale" on him like Bernadette did. At least that is what I would do in her situation but I wouldn't need main stream media help to do that and wouldn't take to kindly to them butting in my personal affairs. In fact, It would inspire me to keep him around just to piss all those meddling folks off like Hillary Clinton did with Bill to send a message "Mind Your Own Business".
Nevertheless, why does his wife have to be humiliated in the process? Hasn't she been hurt enough by finding out her husband was cheating on her. Why add public humiliation to the pain? In our so-called Christian nation, marriage vows are sacred, and those vows also include a clause in it that says, “What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” However, seeing how this being a Christian nation is a myth, I guess being busy-bodies and involving our noses in other folks personal business is the American way and really what America is all about let main stream media tell it. They make the National Enquirer look legit and top-notched news. Well, I guess they don't make journalist like they used to. The days of Walter Cronkite are over and all you need now are good gossiping skills to become a journalist.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?