A simple press of a button, or preferably, the turning of the printed page

Quite like the mood that was present on the Titanic deck once everyone had figured out the score – where panicked minds weren’t aware that life boats were in somewhat short supply given the accumulated volume of humanity on the decks – the same mood of panic has set in across mainstream media outlets as humanity wrestles with jittery nerves waiting for the next shit-fest to come blaring across their televisions – brought to you by…the mainstream media, along with some help from government agencies. If only Americans had the good sense to turn off the shit-fest and occupy their minds with more rewarding activities like watching paint dry.  Ah, but such is not the case in the land of “I need to be entertained”, and if not entertained, then as least scared or propagandized to death.

This writer recently had the pleasure of entering the living room here at the Asylum, with the television on and even more delighted to find the local evening news being broadcast. What a clusterfuck of bird-droppings.

From happy, “aw-shucks” kind of weather people, who couldn’t really tell me how much snow accumulation was going to come tomorrow with their forecasted end-of-humanity weather prediction (other than the standard 1 to 5 inches they normally predict on any given Sunday) to toothy anchorpersons of every size, color, stripe, suit size, dress size and hair spray usage, who really, really, really, really, really care about you, because they really, really, really, really, really care about you – it was one mind-numbing segment of basic bullshit after another, interspersed with more toothy grins, shifting into their casually but significantly stupid repartee between anchor persons (one female the other male – I think).

It’s quite commonly known among military individuals (so I’ve been told) with orders to kill the enemy, that if you merely wound one combatant, rather than kill him, it will take another 2 combatants to drag the wounded to safety, thus increasing the odds of your victory over said enemy. (Isn’t war grand!)

newsRather than one anchor person, they have two. Rather than cutting to a commercial of the next pharmaceutical wonder to “treat” (not cure, of course) whatever ailment/disease/hang-nail/overgrowth of an ingrowth they want you to think you might have, with side effects that just might include death, they, instead, feature a commercial of  the same anchor persons, weather wingnuts or sports reporters doing a commercial for the news station featuring a local “hero” who did this or that magnificent act and how their coverage of the act shows you that, once again, they really, really, really, really, really care about you.

So, when one thinks about these local news stations game plan of providing every kind of nonsense, propaganda, inaccurate weather prognostications, and all their other dimwitted delights, think about their strategy…they are using 4 or 5 newscasters to wound their thousands of viewers brains in one broadcast. What they haven’t yet figured out is that it’s sending us to the hills or hopefully, back to books, alternative media (minds.com or steemit.com) to the great minds, artists and lives before, now long since passed, who stood for freedom of speech, of expression, and most importantly, beauty, without the unending propagandizing and censorship by the current day enemies of freedom of speech and expression in the form of Google, Facebook, Twitter, mainstream media and even your caring local newscasters.

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised…” John F. Kennedy, 1961


Tonight’s musical offering – (preferably, with vodka over ice in hand)

“Samba De Uma Nota So” – Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz

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