There has been a great number of tragedies in recent years. The human cost has been untenable, and even one is too many. Despite our best intentions and effort, such events are inevitable for many reasons both at human hands and force of nature.
Either way, you have to be of a certain age to remember how the country would come together to mourn any particular tragedy.
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, most members of Congress got together at the Capital and sang God Bless America.
Following the school shooting atColumbine, the Oklahoma City bombing, and even the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, America came together as one to mourn our lost fellow Americans.
The establishment’s propaganda arm, the mainstream media decided it was time to shift it’s divisive reporting into overdrive after the military was sent to Iraq and Afghanistan during George W. Bush’s first term.
It seems time to recapture the turbulence of the Vietnam War era. Protesters, emboldened by the media’s anti-Republican bias, were spitting on soldiers as they were leaving and arriving from some ports in California. News cameras followed around a mother who lost her son in Iraq in order to incite anger and division leading into the 2004 elections. This horrible harassment of “angel mom’s” is sadly not an isolated event. It’s since become commonplace.
Fast forward to today. The media has lost all credibility. There are a few who still believe there are right-leaning and left-leaning news networks on television, rather than an establishment media with the purpose to keep the status quo. I’ve written countless times that Americans need to be divided so there will never be an anti-establishment majority. This is why the media brainwashes the masses to become obsessed with race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, education, age, wealth, and even weight. Identity politics that once was limited to race or gender has exploded into intersectionality divided by more categories than you can count, and it seems more are added daily.
Now, with an anti-establishment President in office, the media has no choice but to be openly bias. The pressure is on, and what better time to cause division than during a national tragedy.
Former Chicago Mayor and President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel once said,
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel
Anything bad that happens moving forward will now be blamed on President Trump, and when it can be easily pointed out that a similar thing can be said for the ‘other side’, it will conveniently be ignored. In the absence of true tragedy, the media giants, with the help of big tech are happy to manufacture narratives to fuel outrage. That’s the cycle we’re currently in now. With the slow death of dinosaur media like newspapers, and with it the values of journalistic ethic and integrity, media has been forced to identify revenue streams. They have, in turn, made themselves click-bait farms.
Sadly, I don’t think we will ever get back to unity in our lifetime. The current political climate will not allow it. As I wrote in my first of a two-part editorial, Disappearing Liberties, ‘science, history, health, religion, energy, food, medicine, policing, security, media, the internet, education, banking, real estate, communication, and even entertainment has been hijacked and tainted by government propaganda’, and that must be reversed in order to restore the principles that this country was founded on.
Until then, we will never see another 9/12.