- Posted September 1, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Patriot Or Chump? You Are One Or The Other
I am a freethinker that decided to stop watching American media, and find real journalism elsewhere. Wow! What a slew of truth I found. Funny, painful, and scary. But I did want truth didn't I?
I have thousands of digital friends on Facebook. I watch everyday as the "patriots" and defenders of freedom post things that sound brave and daring about freedom and the constitution. Yet none of them are outraged when it actually matters. When whistleblowers are attacked and prosecuted, or some pot smoker's home is raided and their rights are completely violated. Adam Kokesh made a video of himself ratcheting a shotgun near the capitol. The media in American told everyone to hate Adam. Most of them obeyed. Bradley Manning leaked some terrible things the government was doing. The media told my friends to only see a young gay man. So they did. Edward Snowden leaked that the government was breaking the law against every American. The media told my friends he was a traitor. So they believed it and judged him accordingly.
None of the people that were actually committing atrocities were ever in trouble. Only the people that were courageous enough to tell us about it. Is this the country you want America? Is this the government you want? They molest your children at airports, poison the water you drink, and allow a global company to alter the DNA of your food to make you sick and increase their profits. Is this ok? Does your patriotism begin and end at your front door? If so, you are not a patriot. You are a loudmouth coward.
I attend political events all the time. I enjoy them. I use to try to educate people there. But it really isn't possible. I was at the GOP state convention earlier this year. I spoke with a "patriot". He was a "Christian" as well. Talked about it quite a bit. When I told him America had already killed half a million children under 8 years old in Iraq. He simply said it was in the past. It was actually still going on. It is as I'm writing this. We have, as a nation, killed 2.5 million since 911 happened. Almost all of them completely innocent. Yet it seems to be ok with the average America. Christian? Hardly. Sold out. Absolutely. Taught to justify and excuse themselves.
In America it is becoming much harder to speak out against the government. The bigger your audience, the more the government attacks you. I wonder how many of these pseudo patriots realize that eventually, they will be the target of government oppression? Not many. Why? Because if the Media in America doesn't warn you, everything is fine.
The time is very near when we will all be targeted or submit to a government that will punish anyone that disobeys. I will be counted in that group of dissidents far before it happens. How about you?
I stopped watching TV completely at the first of 2013. Radio blackout as well. I get my news from real journalists in the global news community. Watching any of the media in the US is silly. The entire globe laughs at us for the lies we believe. Stop falling for it and think for yourselves.