Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Sensing an Inflection Point?

Our nation accepted a pointedly “selective” approach to the news during the two World Wars. What we got then was propaganda and we were okay with it as long as the war continued. 

At his website, Res Ipsa Loquitur, Jonathan Turley examines the current trend of the media suppressing facts or viewpoints that are “unhelpful.” Which are unhelpful? Those inconvenient to, or not congruent with, the left and progressivism. 

His immediate focus is the press in Ireland hiding the fact the man who stabbed strangers was an immigrant, from Algeria I believe, who’d been in Ireland for a decade or more. The concern was reinforcing anti-immigrant bias.

We see this in our country where the press doesn’t mention the race of the perpetrator, because it is too often “black.” Some “news” outlets have stopped or greatly reduced showing mug shots for this reason.

How is it that we now consider this to be like ”war time?” Why is propaganda the only thing thought fit to publicize? 

Is it because at some pre-conscious level we believe ourselves to be in a life-and-death struggle of national survival? Perhaps many sense our civilization is at an inflection point, from whence we strike out in a new direction?

Asking for a nation I’m fond of.