Obvious news bais against President Donald J. Trump exposes most professional journalists as having lost all self-respect. Not shy at all they gleefully present dissension in the Trump administration with smiles on their faces as if they had just opened wide a wrapped birthday present. The actual news is almost incidental to their not so hidden agenda. There is no shame about their lack of professionalism. Reporters are not even embarrassed when they get the story blatantly wrong, which is often. Retractions would be a noble gift but they have become a rare commodity in the news arena. What was once considered ‘yellow journalism’ is now standard news. What passes for journalism these days would have been considered propaganda fifty years ago. In fact, I’m not quite sure that the FCC still exists. It is impossible to tell where journalism news ends and where the Democratic Party begins.
News professionals(using that term loosely) have redefined their role since the days of Walter Cronkite. Looking with nostalgia at old news footage one can tearfully see that at least back then reporters attempted to be objective in their reporting. On and off-camera, they took pride in being ethical and objective. Then without so much as a warning shot the Democrats maimed those bastions of truth in reporting. The days of objective reporting took several hits in the name of progressivism. Cronkite informed us with facts that were verifiable. We trusted the field of journalism because its purpose was to give us information that helped us make educated decisions based on facts and reality. Sadly, those days are gone. Sayonara. Over! Not coming back! They are not even trying to make a come back. I’ve said it before, and I declare here,” Journalism is officially dead!” We bid it adieu. The actual news is almost incidental to their not so hidden agenda. Reporters are not even embarrassed when they get the story blatantly wrong, which is often. Retractions would be a noble gift but they have become a rare commodity. What was once considered ‘yellow journalism’ is now standard news. What passes for journalism these days would have been considered propaganda fifty years ago. In fact, I’m not quite sure that the FCC still exists
We must finally eulogize this long lost skill of presenting the facts without spin. We lament because we never got a chance to truly mourn the death of journalism. We never got to say goodbye. I’ll risk being cliche when I say, “We never had any closure.” When did we have time? The news cycle is 24 hours a day for seven days a week. We didn’t have a chance to catch our breath let alone give it a respectable funeral. Before we knew it the next big story(fake or otherwise) dominated the mindsets and musings of our present-day talking heads. Democrats own the media and that’s been no big secret. For the most part, the largest media outlets are beholden to the Democratic Party. They develop their narratives as a team. Purposefully they perpetuate what they want the public to believe. There are no nuances to consider in their stories. But there must be some kind of a requirement to use the exact same descriptions and the exact same phraseology on every television reporting station. The politicians also follow the same game plan. They are bold about it and do not ask our forgiveness in regard to their lack of principals. And character? Most reporters would have to google that word. The MSM and Democrats are at this time in history one and the same creature. But if real journalism is dead how is it that the Democratic Party still exists?
Have you ever tried to kill a snake? I have killed several. I hate snakes more than anything in this world. Back in the late ’90s on a beautiful sunny day, I opened the backdoor of my kitchen to find a young rattler on my saltillo tiled back porch. I tapped at it with my wooden mop stick, thinking it would crawl away out of fear. It didn’t. It lunged at me not striking but close enough So, I took that mopstick and I repeatedly smashed its head. I was mad that it wouldn’t go away and I was even angrier that now there was yucky snake blood on my freshly cleaned porch. It clearly had no fear of me and continued to advanced toward me. The nerve of that thing! I kept smashing and smashing! I think that I began to perspire! Pretty soon there was no part of his head that was recognizable. Dang it! It was still moving. Why was it not dead? I couldn’t have my kids come home from school to a half-dead rattlesnake on the porch. So I went to the garage and found a long-handled flat shovel. I scooped it up that revolting thing. I put it in a metal bucket. I couldn’t throw it away as it was still alive and slithering with no head. I pushed the bucket containing my newest enemy to the middle of the driveway away from the house. As I poured lighter fluid on top of this invader, I told him “You came to the wrong house”. I’m sure he would’ve agreed. I set that blasted thing on fire. Surely this would do the trick. When finally the fire died down I went back to the bucket and I kid you not that thing was still slithering, maybe a little bit. Thankfully it had fully expired by the time my little lambs came home. When they came in after school I didn’t say a thing, because the last time I sent a snake to hell one of my boys cried out and said, “Mom! You just killed mother nature!” I thought even back then, ‘what are they teaching my kids at that school?’. When my dear husband got home he disposed of it. Thank God we had a fair division of labor in my home. I don’t know where that snake’s corpse ended up. And to this day l really don’t care. But it wasn’t going to be at my home to bite my kids. That I knew for sure.
My point in telling this brief part of my personal history is to describe exactly who the Democratic Party and the media are. The only difference is that they are a snake of the two-headed variety. Dicephalic snakes are rare but they are found in nature. The two heads fight each other for food even though they share the same digestive tract. These creatures are quite deadly in their quest to survive in the wild. They are morally dead because they are there to possibly hurt your children. So you try to get rid of them. But they stubbornly refuse to just die. I trust Democrats and the MSM about as much as I trusted that rattler at my home. We’ve all seen it. They are as sly and slithery as a serpent. The two heads act in unison. No matter what emergency the democrat dicephalic snake has invented they use the exact same wording to describe the commotion. “Existential threat”, “Manufactured Crisis”, “Russian Collusion” the list goes on. And they don’t stop. The same chosen words are heard over a hundred times a day across all forms of news media. Democratic politicians are in perfect sync vocally. Because just maybe if the people, who they have absolutely no respect for, hear the same lie long enough and often enough, we the intended mark of the con, will start to believe it. There are those who do not have well-formed discernment skills that trust this serpent. We are all pursued relentlessly if we dare to use our phones, TVs, and computers. It is a spectacle! We rubberneck watch daily as if we were passing a car accident. This is their pattern to the detriment of truth. Truth is foreign to this predator. This two-headed species gives us a performance that can only be worthy of the title “Freak Show”.
Leftists are usually globalists, as one of my old (with an emphasis on ‘old’ if she’s reading this) leftist friends said to me, “I am a citizen of the world!” That’s globalism and environmental worship all wrapped into one statement. As if caring for the world is a nobler cause then caring for the country that breastfed you. For the party of the left, loyalty to America takes a backseat to their feverish attempt to gain power. Ungrateful for the sacrifices made that obtained this free society they are prepared to sell us out in the interest of global concerns rather than our own. Globalism is their god and environmentalism is their savior. This is the New Age serpent form of worship. The world comes before the country and individuals. For them, there is no loyalty to our country, only to the earth as a whole. Their motivations become intense because they really believe that the earth itself is the greater good. It is a mysterious passion to most unless you understand that they are copying Christ and His Church. That is how satan operates. He mimics Christ disrespectfully and people go along because it seems so familiar. He reinvents the wheel. Rather than developing morals and values based on God and scripture they are fully committed to saving the planet. Even though the planet isn’t going anywhere. That is their baseline.
The only way that they believe they can save the planet is by controlling the behavior of the people on earth. In other words, people don’t behave themselves because there is a God to whom they answer. People will behave according to the left’s ideology out of a sense of duty and a natural affiliation to the planet. One of the functions of all religions is to give us guidelines as to how we live with one another here on earth. The Judeo-Christians feel guilt when they have offended God. The global-enviro person feels guilty when they offend the earth. Of course, we all want to keep a beautiful planet. That’s why it is so easy to get sucked into this new religion. Rather than confessing your sins to a priest or an assembly young people now go to facebook or a television program like Maury Povich and discuss all kinds of sinful behavior without shame. (the confessional) The media is a sacrament to the masses. The newer generation feels more guilt about not recycling than they do about having premarital sex or having an abortion. That is progressivism. It doesn’t look like progress to me. But this is where we are as a culture.
When the world becomes the source of one’s moral compass all sorts of degrading sin becomes acceptable. We didn’t know where we were headed when that iconic television ad campaign compelled all of us to stop littering. The Native American man on a horse or in a canoe, he sees litter on the ground and tears fall from his eyes. I was forever changed. I’m glad that I don’t litter. But I didn’t understand at that time the power of the media. Until I saw it is abused by propagandists. The mass media is one head of the two-headed snake. We licensed it to control what we thought about, the words we used and the clothes we wore. Of course, the beast of the Democratic Party (the other head) had to seize that opportunity. Who could resist the temptation? They could control the conversation of the entire nation with a well-planned ad campaign. They were now able to manipulate the minds of Americans. Did the left use the media for good or evil? Was it for love or hate? Under the pretense of loving America, liberal Democrats charged ever further left as if to jump off of a cliff into the abyss. That is where they are taking America. If we allow it.
We are in the midst of a pivotal presidential election. On the right, we have President Donald Trump. On the left at this point is anybody’s guess. Democrats will join forces with anyone who shares their hatred for President Trump and those that voted for him. While liberals point the finger at any and all things as hate; hate crimes, hate speech and let’s not forget their abuse of the words race, racist and racism. While they abuse words they strong-arm the rest of us policing our usage of words. The culprit here is leftist college campuses. They maintain the new word rules. The rest of the country simply adopts these language rule changes. I’ll not make a list here of the new offensive words that were just fine 15 years ago. One reason is that the list is too long. The other reason is that it changes every week on the whim of some college professor or more than likely a student. They have a lot of euphemisms for the word ‘hate’ when it applies to themselves. They are very good at turning words around and upside down making them sound palatable. When they hate morals they call it ‘progressive’. When they hate the consequences of sin they call that ‘reproductive rights’! When they hate religion they say there are too many rules and they don’t need God anymore. They are the gods now, and they are going to control the climate (i.e.the world)! That’s their spirituality.
We are being mentally and emotionally violated by the Democratic beast and its other head the media. Narratives are their venom. Week after week they create an almost rhythmic pattern of deception directed at the American people. Since the election of President Trump, a series of allegations, investigations, and phony shocking revelations have been churned out to the public in rapid succession. When one genuinely fake story doesn’t pan out, they’ve already collaborated in their dishonesty to deliver a new and even more astonishing tale. Each of these concocted accusations contains some morsel of truth to stoke believability. It is then presented to the public as truth often leaving out the word ‘allegedly.’ They just don’t care what decent people think. It is obvious that they don’t care how we voted in 2016. Their constant attempts to usurp the rightful authority of our sitting President and the citizens that elected him are wearing on our collective nerves thin. They want to reverse the will of the people and there will be a price to pay. These actions don’t come without a reactive force (Newton’s third law of physics). The Democrats’ policies mostly involve imposing their will on the people. They want to make us eat less red meat. They want to tell us what cars we can drive. They force socialistic curriculums on our public school systems. They want to tell us when and where we can pray. And with the absurdity of political correctness, they monitor each other and everyone else. Meanwhile, people are losing their jobs for not being politically correct. What is it called when one entity forces its will on another that is unwanted? It’s called rape. Maybe not in a sexual nature but certainly in a mental one.
So far, the Republican party has been arthritic in its response to the loss of individual rights and freedoms. I’m ashamed to say they’ve done little to nothing. It reads like a brother standing there watching his sister get raped. I expect action and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. The diabolical efforts of the left have to be put to a stop. Republican leaders must at the very least make us believe that they are not spineless. You would think that their sense of self-preservation alone would prompt the leaders on the right to advance with some sort of vigor. Those who give a show of strength and passion, who fight these evil forces will be re-elected. Those who stand impotent waving their weak hands in the air as if they just don’t know what to do will be remembered as the Lily-livered cowards that they are. They may as well practice putting their tails between their legs because the American people have had enough. And we expected so much more.
In the Bible the serpent represents evil. The serpent tricks Adam and Eve by telling them that they will be like God. They lived in a perfect garden with all that they needed but they wanted what they thought was more. Much like the serpent, the Democratic Party promises that with your vote mankind can control the world, which includes the weather and the food that you eat (and be like God). Eve fell for that one. Eve disobeyed God and ate from the forbidden tree and encouraged her husband Adam to do the same. But it was a trick! This is the same shell game that Americans get from the Democratic Party, at least every four years.
I’m reminded of the temptation of Jesus in the desert. Satan the father of all lies tempted Jesus with all the riches and kingdoms of the world if only Jesus would bow down to him. The candidates from the Democratic Party are following suit in promises of reparations, free college, free healthcare, and some even promise cash! We know that like Satan’s offer these too are empty promises because ultimately they want us to bow down the U.S. government. They really want the power to make our decisions for us. The liberal powers that be don’t believe that we the people are capable of making good decisions on our own. Socialist Democrats want to tell us what kind of food we can eat, what kind of transportation we can use and how and where we get our education. The list of responsibilities that the left wants to relieve us of is really a means of gaining more power over our lives. Leaving us defenseless (taking our guns) and at the mercy of the leftist government elitists. The enemy tempted with food to a fasting and hungry Jesus forgetting that He is also divine. But humans are greedy. Expanding all of these benefits to illegals is just the politician’s way of controlling them too. But the wise have learned that there is no free lunch. All of these promises are empty temptations that will chop away at our freedom. Because we know that nothing is ever really free in this world. There’s a hefty price to pay for all of these goodies. It is a price that we simply can’t afford, that being our souls. Being beholden to the government would be like bowing down to Satan. But he just keeps coming just like that snake on my porch. They’ve got a lot of nerve.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also remember the yes of Mary (Luke 1 vs 38). Eve disobeyed God by listening to the serpent which brought us murder, painful childbirth, toil, and original sin. Mary’s perfect obedience and her ‘yes’ to God brought us Jesus Christ and His salvation for us. In a nutshell, don’t be like Eve. Don’t buy the serpent’s lies. Be like Mary…listen to God.
Top painting: Mother Mary 16″x 20″ By Kathy Hatch
Photo of the foot of my Marian Statue