Wait – WHAT?!
Apparently the pen is mightier than the sword… But is it??
In recent weeks, the media headlines have been strewn with reports of violence throughout the country – particularly London. The strain of violence that was being highlighted is knife crime. According to Sky News on Fri. 19th May 2017 – 30 people had been stabbed to death in London, this year so far. Last year at the same time, 23 people had lost their lives in London in this heinous manner; that’s around a 30% rise since 2016.
So while it’s true that these murders are on the rise from last year; – has media coverage intensified prortionately this year?
I must say, that after loosely following Donald Trump’s campaign and his rise to the Presidency – it appears that the media coverage of Police killings of African-Americans played a role in his rise to the Oval office. He always promised to ‘make America great again’ didn’t he? Well where are those Police officers now? Are they killing less? Have the Police officers in question been arrested for murder? Perhaps they’re currently under investigation? Did the cops suddenly stop killing African Americans overnight?
If you tune in to alternative news sources such as RT.com, AlternativeNews.com or even Al-Jazeera or WikiLeaks; – you will find that African Americans are still being killed by Law Enforcement in America. The difference is that now, this issue does not fit the agenda that mainstream news networks are currently covering. You will not see/hear about these killings unless you monitor Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media platforms. WHY??? Could it be that there is no campaign trail for political candidates to capitalise on? Hmmm…
Let us not underestimate the sheer power and unstoppable brute force of the media. Newspapers, websites and tell-lie-vision alone are media powerhouses that can (potentially) single-handedly control your opinion on things that you know nothing about and have no real tangible link to. Think about it… Is there really chaos in the streets of Venezuela right now? Did North Korea really launch a test missile on May 14th 2017? What about Bin Laden? Is he really dead? Or Ebola – as of 22nd May 2017 the contagion is up 800%. How do you know? How do you know ANY of these things are happening around the world? The answer to that question is simple – YOU DON’T. But you think you do. You have faith in the media – I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing or a good thing. It’s just a thing; – and such a thing is worth noting.
As much as I don’t want to admit it – I am heavily influenced by what I see/hear. Additionally, when different news companies, businesses or individuals that I respect (or not) share a belief; – and I observe the same story repeated over & over & over again from different sources – it adds weight to it. This is how speculation quickly becomes ‘fact’ in our minds. Case in point: Nazi Germany in WWII.
On the night of 22nd May 2017 there was a terrorist attack by way of a suicide bombing in Manchester at a concert. We are told that this was claimed by ISIS and killed 22 people, injuring dozens more. QUESTION – was this really an organic terrorist attack?? When I say ‘organic’ I mean – was it really a force that serves its own agenda separate from the government? Was it really ISIS? Who are ISIS really? Who’s agenda does this awful attack serve? What are the implications of this attack on politics, legislation and Policing in the UK? Soldiers now roam the streets of major cities in the UK. The next step would be martial law and curfew. WOW.
No disrespect is directed at any genuine victims of this awful attack. Whatever the agenda and whatever the means – if innocent people, mainly children were killed/injured in this attack; – lives have been changed forever.
Answer me this – why did the Police allegedly run an anti-terrorist drill in Manchester just weeks before this attack? SEE ARTICLE
I’m just waiting for a political party to step up and offer a rousing solution to all of this as part of their campaign. At this time – any bold move will surely garnish the votes necessary to secure a win at the UK’s general election on June 8th 2017. Personally – my money’s on the Labour party despite their poor standings in the polls as of now (25th May). We shall see.
It’s getting very serious guys. Imagine we all stopped paying attention to the media… We stopped watching the news or reading newspapers. We stopped visiting websites and stopped contributing to ‘Snaps’ or FaceBook timelines and InstaVids… We just stopped. If someone commits an act of terrorism or a gang strikes in a local neighbourhood, we may not hear about it unless we were unfortunate enough to be there – or a close family member or friend tells us. We would be oblivious to world events but at the same time – there would be no stage for evil to grab the world’s attention.
This may not taste nice but it’s still food for thought.
‘…If you don’t read the newspaper, you are un-informed; if you do read the newspaper, you are mis-informed…‘ Mark Twain said it better than me.
ONLY. ONE. MIIKZ.