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Response to Chin music (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 02:01 PM

27. People should join together for strength, but they likely won't, tragically.

The well known 'Divide and Rule' of the Brits in India, and 'Divide and Conquer' since the Romans. Stress is a well known killer as you say. I used to think several years ago that better media was key to informing and educating people. Like others I hoped the creation of another quality pro-democracy news outlet, accessible in print, cable and online would help combat the pervasive influence of Fox and Hate Radio over the last 30 years. We know Americans are busier than ever and overwhelmed. They don't read much now, or live and breathe news 10 hours a day, on TV or online. It's also difficult to know which news outlets are best, especially beyond well known mainstream sources.



Divide and Rule/ 'divide et impera.' Tradition attributes the origin of the motto to Philip of Macedonia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_rule

Enlisting the efforts of someone like Tom Steyer was one of the most interesting suggestions to surface. But by now it appears another left news source won't happen, from a lack of interest, or will. With the internet it may be too late. Opinions on this topic ranged from how cable news, mainly MSNBC and CNN, and even PBS/NPR, were sufficient; late night comedy shows effectively countered falsehoods; the right would always fund more outlets and dominate so additional effort was pointless. Some said, "we should never interfere with the 'freedom of speech'" of right media! which was never advocated. The strongest opposition maybe originated with stage moms and fans with a lot at stake for all I know.

In the meantime, movements have formed from the grassroots like Me Too, March for Our Lives and others which have successfully organized and engaged all over the country. It's encouraging to see, like GOTV and action at the ballot box. But the daily news and this latest Gallup poll affirm how fast we're becoming a very unhealthy, sick and dangerous country of declining status. To those paying attention, it's devastating to watch and a serious threat to freedom and democracy. 2020, can't get here fast enough.

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