Media Advocacy has finally entered a Twilight Zone of fear of the rabble that can no longer be tolerated by the rabble, (us). Half truths and downright lies scream through the airways like monkeys surrounding a banana.
The American People have always managed to follow leaders that were able to communicate even when complicated issues were hard to understand. But when leaders no longer care about justice, truth and freedom and concern themselves only with money and power, there is a gap that cannot be filled unless the mainstream media searches out the truth and reports it accurately. When the media reports only the alternatives to ignorance and stupidity that fit a mold of sameness dressed up like pretty little viable choices, then we have to know that the Media, too, is corrupted, or, at the very least, self rightious. Advertisers, of course, always have a say about news coverage and that makes the media the biggest, most powerful money hungry scroundrels of all. Blogging may be the only answer.
Listed below are a few issues that the media has conveniently overlooked.
1. Second Hand Tobacco Smoke - There has been no reporting of all the True Science studies that have been done proving conclusively that cigarette smoke does not causes health problems. Actually, there's been no reporting on the absolute horse sense truth about smoking. Insanity and ignorance have concluded that a practice enjoyed by human beings for hundreds of years is damaging to your health. To force a freedom destroying dictatorial mandate on any culture is an abomination. In America, it's an unforgiveable sin.
2.Health - Because of all the media reports about exciting new studies, trusting Americans have been hooked on the notion that anything in the media is gospel. Pharmaceutical companies can look elsewhere for research money than in the high price of drugs, one of the cheapest production products on the market. Lobbyists write the laws, though, and again, money talks.
Insurance companies don't belong in the Health Care business. In fact, if they don't straighten up, they may be eventually removed from the process. There's been no decent reporting of the role of insurance companies in our economy. Most people get along fine without it and most others would do better by investing their money in U.S. Savings Bonds.
3. Social Security - Since 1983, when Alan Greenspan was chairing the SS Administration Board, the government position has been that Baby Boomers would produce an unacceptable worker/retiree ratio. Well, Greenspan is chairman of the private Federal Reserve Banks group that gets all the free printed money when the supply is increased. This money belongs to the American People and their governmnet. Americans shouldn't have to pay exhorbitant interest rates,fees and principal to banks and other financial institutions when the money was theirs to begin with .Greenspanandotherbankers worked up an accounting fiasco that fooled most of the people and many congressmen. There has never been a solvency danger with Social Security . The program is based on a percentage of the entire U.S. payroll. As payrolls go up, SS recipients receive more money. Money is not supposed to be withheld in a phony "Trust Fund". Until Greenspan, the money has been paid out yearly as collected with payments being calculated no more than one year in advance. It's not supposed to be used by the government for other expenditures. Who knows how much the government owes current recipients. Social Security can't go broke unless every worker in the country goes broke. As far as giving SS money to the stock market, it means paying SS recipients the same percentage of the U.S. payroll that eligible recipients paid in for all those years. This means till death. Any investment program for current workers must be paid from a different source. Taxing the wealthy could probably handle it. Young workers should know that the higher percentage of the payroll tax means more money for them when they retire. Receiving all that was put in during the first couple years of retirement and then receiving a good percentage of the entire American payroll for a lifetime beats any possible investment. Taxing Social Security, preventing the fair accumulation of more than one retirement fund, paying for government operations with SS money and generally padding the pockets of those who don't need it, has been the sole purpose of all the attempted changes to the Social Security System.