by Shorty Dawkins
Paul Joseph Watson has an interesting article on InfoWars.com. Entitled, MSM Collapsing: NY Times Now “Irrelevant,” According to its Own Writers, it is very telling about what appears to be happening in the US, in particular, but I think around the Globe. Watson begins his article by saying:
“In another example of how the mainstream media is in a state of collapse, the New York Times’s own writers told a newspaper that NY Times opinion pieces are now seen as “irrelevant” and have no impact on public discourse whatsoever.
This is a stunning turnaround from as little as five years ago, when a New York Times opinion piece was viewed with respect and held a certain level of gravitas.”
Further in the article, he says: “This is yet another consequence of the fact that more and more people are turning away from mainstream media as a result of its habitual efforts to twist the truth and deceive the public in order to serve the interests of the state.”
He points out that the NY Times, CNN, and MSNBC have all lost audience, as the public searches the Alternative News sites for its information.
Why? What is happening, really?
As Governments gather power to them, they become more, and more, tyrannical and draconian. They control ever larger swaths of our lives. As thy do so, it becomes more apparent to larger, and larger, percentages of the public what is going on. As freedom to make our own choices, and to live our lives as we decide, is taken away, we begin to ask why, and to react against it. As this over-reaching power of the State clamps down on us, we ask why. That the Mainstream Media, who should be informing us, but are merely parroting the official line of the State, becomes more apparent with each passing day, to an ever larger number of individuals. Most people want the truth. They want honest answers, which is why politicians and the Mainstream Media, are distrusted more today than at any time in recent history. It is because they lie. They have an agenda, and will stick with it regardless of any pain inflicted upon the people.
People everywhere are aware of the TSA, DHS, and some elements of police departments, who routinely disregard the law of the Land, our Constitution. We are taught, (or at least we used to be taught), in school, that we are a great nation of Laws; that the Supreme Law of the Land is our Constitution, but the Mainstream Media, the politicians, the Elite, now openly scoff at the Constitution. If not open condescension of it, it is referred to as an out-dated document, or a document written by a bunch of white men from long ago, who couldn’t have foreseen today’s Society. At least one President, George W. Bush, once proclaimed, “It is just a piece of paper.”
If we don’t have the protection of our Natural Rights, enumerated within the Constitution, then what have we got? Quite simply, as the Founding Fathers warned, we have factions fighting for control of everything. Put more simply, we have mob rule, merely dressed up in fancy clothes and called the Rule of Law. But it is not law based on the consent of the governed, anymore. It is the rule of the powerful over the powerless.
Our nation was founded as a Democratic Republic, which says the Government has certain defined powers, as well as obligations; all else resides with the People. The most important obligation is to defend those enumerated Natural Rights, and to stay within the powers granted to it by the founding document, the Constitution of the United States.
As our governments, at all levels, ignore their Charters, We the People take notice. When they call our Republic a Democracy, we take notice. When they spy on us, we take notice. When they attempt to abolish any of our Natural Rights, we take notice. And we take notice of those who abet the taking away of our Rights.
If a TV station, a newspaper, or a so-called, Mainstream Media (MSM) outlet of any kind lies to us, or tries to manipulate us with clever deceit, we take notice. When the long train of lies, deceits and manipulations becomes unbearable, we turn away from those who perpetrate the lies. This is what is happening with the MSM. They have become irrelevant. Their propaganda is obvious and blatant. We will have no more of it. We seek for truth, but it is not to be found with the MSM.