More and more, I’m starting to believe conspiracy theories about the government having almost complete and total control over the mainstream media and what they release to the public. With all the absolute nonsense that I see on TV every day, it’s becoming harder and harder to subject myself to it on a daily basis. I can almost hear the politicians laughing at us as we continually shift our focus from things that are actually important (and this only happens once in a while when a Twitter trend takes off) to stuff that has almost no significance at all in respect to our daily lives.
Like it or not, whatever goes on in Washington has a lot to do with how you go about your life on a day-to-day basis. The most recent and powerful example of this is the Affordable Care Act, which finally went into effect earlier this year and was a massive and embarrassing failure for the current administration, which had spent countless hours and millions of dollars on the system that launched and immediately crashed and burned and had to be completely overhauled almost overnight. The whole “insurance marketplace” still didn’t really do what it intended to do, and a lot of the things that President Obama and many of his supporters and staff said for months about not losing coverage and being able to keep your doctor ended up being blatant lies that everyone figured out about after it was too late already. People have lost their coverage left and right and many individuals have had to switch doctors because their new insurance plan doesn’t recommend them to go to a specific specialist anymore.
It’s hard not to question the possible connections between the media and the government with all the stuff that seems to happen at the most opportune times to distract us from things that are happening that shouldn’t be. News outlets love to find small things that happen and completely blow them out of proportion and bend the truth to get the public riled up for no apparent reason, and meanwhile those that we have elected – in theory – to go to Washington, D.C. and represent our best interest in the federal government are doing their own thing and working hard every single day not to further our interests, but to build up their bid for reelection during the next round of balloting. The fact is, and I’ve said it many times, our system is definitely in need of some patchwork after all these years of corruption and finagling by career politicians that are all too comfortable in their offices in the Capitol and various other buildings around D.C.
The media isn’t helping the situation either. They’re just enabling politicians to go about their business as if nothing’s wrong while they lie to us and pretend to be doing their job every single day. There’s little to no accountability for politicians that repeatedly and knowingly violate the Constitution and the rights of the citizens of the United States and the first life if defense against these individuals should be the media. There’s a reason that Edward Snowden did what he did and leaked that information about spying programs to journalists instead of giving them to other countries, which would have been infinitely more profitable I’ve terms of monetary compensation.
The fact it’s, we as a people have been programmed almost to ignore the facts because we don’t want to know the truth. It is true that the truth hurts a lot of the time, but it’s better than learning the truth much later on when it’s too late to reverse the damage that has been done.