Sunday, October 28, 2007

"I Can't Hear You!"

Over the past several weeks, the United States government and corporate media, which currently seem to be one and the same, have demonstrated their political strategy of selective hearing in terms of current events. I have also observed plenty of evidence that many American citizens seem to be voluntarily plugging their ears to some of the harsh realities that our world is currently facing.
The devastating fires in California, drought in Atlanta, and flooding in New Orleans that have made the headlines over the past several weeks, seem to provide substantial evidence that something with our earth is not right, especially for human habitation. Just when I thought that maybe the politically driven corporate media might begin to publicly acknowledge the devastating toll that human action is taking on our planet, they came through again with another politically driven explanation of these events. Apparently, terrorism may be to blame for the recent fires in Southern California. That explanation seems like a really good way to shift the blame away from climate change, land use policy, or anything else connected to the ever-innocent leaders of the United States.
So, I 'm back to thinking that even if you are screaming the truth in someone's ear, if they do not want to hear it, they will find a way to literally or metaphorically plug their ears. So, perhaps the best way to move forward is to try to work with the public that is listening, particular to the youth in this country, to become critical consumers of a corrupt media.

More positive blog next time, plus knitting content.


At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, sister, I couldn't agree more! I accidently stumbled over to your blog and will now bookmark it. Keep on talking and hopefully we'll get through.

At 9:38 AM, Blogger Pat said...

I posted the last comment and didn't mean for it to be anonymous.


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