Last Friday the hate-mongering douchebags on Fox and Friends stooped to a new low when they displayed a map of human remains found in and around the World Trade Center to justify their cause as to why the “Ground Zero Mosque” should not be placed at its current intended spot. The [map] was first published by the New York Post, but was altered by Fox and Friends with lurid red dots glowing like puddles of freshly spilled blood against a dark background.
The map appears to have been developed for the New York Fire Department in 2002 but was never previously released. Although the Post article does not make it clear how the map was obtained, it also appears that the Fire Department was opposed to its release.
This kind of spineless propaganda being spewed out at our “friends” at Fox News (and the New Your Post for that matter) is in reality no different from the spread of Nazi propaganda leading up the second World War. Not that I’m trying to compare Fox News to Nazi Germany, but…
…from Adolf Hitler 1925/26 work, Mein Kampf.
[Wikipedia] The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses. The broad masses of the people are not made up of diplomats or professors of public jurisprudence nor simply of persons who are able to form reasoned judgment in given cases, but a vacillating crowd of human children who are constantly wavering between one idea and another.
Whoa! Sounds like the work of Fox News to me!
As much as Fox News loves to stretch any truth (or leave all of it out all together) I don’t want to seem like I’m picking on just them. I do have them linked to the right just like the others. I guess you could say that I’m being “Fair and Balanced.” (Am I allowed to publish that without being sued by Naz… I mean… Fox News?) I equally dislike any major news network. They have all become a sham by adhering to their political agenda.
It all started when newscasters were allowed to give their own opinions during newscast. When this type of behavior is permitted than you have a case where the masses are more than likely to believe whatever a newscaster says. Newscasters were once revered as honest people who you could watch on your nightly newscast and trust in their honest reporting. Once opinions are thrown into the mix then you have propaganda. If this propaganda is tolerated to inform over time than you have what is known as brainwashing. When brainwashing is allowed to propagate over time than you have civilian hysteria.
At the present moment we are in a civilian hysteria. We have slowly been trained to believe in whatever source that we’ve been fixating on.
What may be more important is that we are in a state of information overload. Information overload can be described as feelings of anxiety and incapacity experienced when people are presented with more information than they can handle. At least that’s what I’m being taught in my Computer and Information Science class.
Think of it this way: There is an incredible amount of technology to get our greedy little fingerprints on. This incredible amount of technology provides us with numerous sources that we can gather information from; more than at any other time in the existence of our species and (above all) since the invention of the written word. We have become so evolved and inherently inscribed to gather and gain knowledge whether it’s yin or yang. At a time such as now, where technology has become so prevalent in our lives, we have become more dependant upon the information that we gather from it. Our American society has become more apt to believe whatever is layed out before us when it comes to information.
At this point I ask myself, “How do we change this imbalanced exchange of information?” The only answer that I can come up with is, “I simply do not know.” The main CPU that is our brain is trying to process the input, but the program wasn’t written correctly. We can only be stuck with muddled output. Hopefully somewhere within the muck we can cipher through this whole mess and come up with conclusions on our own as individuals and not as mindless zombies.