Sunday, February 13, 2011

MSM Darlings? May God help us from us

When one examines the latest happenings in Egypt, one must come to the logical conclusion that what awaits Egypt and the world, is far worse than what it had. Was Hosni Mubarak a saint? By no means! But was trading a demon for Satan any better? Well, the Main Stream Media thinks so. In our highly uneducated world, many have decided to allow the Media to do our thinking. This is no new phenomena, as we will see later in this post, but it does seem that it is growing. In a recent visit to the ER, while sitting in the waiting area, I glanced up at the television. What I saw was no surprise as it was a popular talk show. It was what I refer to as tabloid TV.  But what did strike me for the first time is that the term tabloid TV is very revealing of our society. What really is sad, is that what we used to laugh at as ridiculous in the grocery checkout lines, has now become the guide to life for some very weak minded people. People like Oprah helped elect one of, if not the worst, president in history. The Dr. Phil’s will tell people how to think, and the Judge Judy’s will discern legal issues.
Well much the same is the MSM. As America became addicted to entertainment, so entertainment took a greater step into the lives of people. We witnessed this in the violent revolt in Egypt, which the MSM deemed “non-violent”. Adding insult to injury, the biased reporters were attacked, and that equates to media blasphemy, as they feel they are far superior to anyone and everyone. After all, they feel they know what is best for the world. So, with their assistance, world opinion swayed against Mubarak, and he was forced from power. Yet he has since uttered some very profound words.
“Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States and what he described as its misguided quest for democracy in the Middle East in a telephone call with an Israeli lawmaker a day before he quit as Egypt's president.”
"He had very tough things to say about the United States," said Ben-Eliezer, a member of the Labor Party who has held talks with Mubarak on numerous occasions while serving in various Israeli coalition governments.
"He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: 'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'" Ben-Eliezer said.
"'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and radical Islam,'" he quoted Mubarak as saying.
Ben-Eliezer said Mubarak expanded in the telephone call on "what he expects will happen in the Middle East after his fall".
"He contended the snowball (of civil unrest) won't stop in Egypt and it wouldn't skip any Arab country in the Middle East and in the Gulf.
"He said 'I won't be surprised if in the future you see more extremism and radical Islam and more disturbances -- dramatic changes and upheavals," Ben-Eliezer added.
So then why is the media basically ignoring the truth? Well, if their history is any indication, they tend to lean toward leftist and anti-American governments. Let us go over some history of the MSM’s love affair with radicals, as well as those who replaced those they helped to displace.

Example #1
In the late 1950s Herbert Matthews of the New York Times as well as his obliging comrades felt that Cuba had an evil dictator in Fulgencio Batista (it is ironic that the same media will refer to his replacement Castro as president rather than dictator). They fed the world through stories about how bad Cuba was under Batista. The same story they spread today in order to cover up the disaster that replaced Batista. Fulgencio Batista was no sweetheart by any means, but due to his media honored replacement the world came closer to Nuclear War than it ever had. Much of Latin America was destabilized, and Cuba has suffered for over 50 years under a repressive Communist government.
Example #2
In the late 1970’s the MSM decided that Iran too had an evil dictator. As in Cuba the people supposedly had spoken and there was true freedom to be had. The Shah of Iran was deposed and sent into exile much like Batista, and we are now once again close to a Nuclear War, as well as a destabilization of the Middle East. Iran is now one of the major sponsors of terrorism.
Example #3
This is much closer to recent history, the MSM’s love affair with Hamas, which goes hand in hand with the MSM’s hatred of Israel. The Palestinians were portrayed as the helpless victims when in reality they strove for the total annhialation of Israel. Hamas is now, as they always have been, a terrorist group which also destabilizes the Middle-East
Example #4
In the late 1970’s again the MSM fell in love with the FSLN Communist Guerillas. Once again they demonized a flawed leader to the extent of embracing something much worse. They went after Somoza with both barrels and helped to create yet another presumed utopia in which they gladly made a bed that others must lie in.
Based on the selected examples, of which we could bring up many more, there is an obvious pattern. The MSM customarily embraces what they feel is good for others, but which they need not have to live with. They boast of the superior conditions in the countries they helped to destabilize, yet none of them would want to live in those countries, as they would have no freedoms. The MSM loves Castro’s Cuba, yet would be in prison for saying what they say. The MSM loved the FSLN, yet would have been executed if they were reporters in the FSLN’s Nicaragua. The MSM loved the Iranian rebels of the 1970s, yet would be beheaded in today’s Iran. The MSM loved Hamas, yet they would be executed by Hamas.
So now based on past history we see prophecy come to pass. George Santayana once said that “those who refuse to remember the past are condemned to relive it”.
Fulgencio Batista, upon his departure from Cuba, basically said to be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it. He foresaw that what would replace him, would be far worse than what they had. His prophecy came to pass. Now Mubarak has prophesied the same. The difference being is that while Batista’s prophecy indirectly affected the rest of the world, Mubarak’s will affect the world more than many reading this can ever imagine. They say that a violation of freedom of speech is when someone yells fire in a crowded theater. I would almost say that the MSM is doing the same when they irresponsibly create news regarding other countries. But who is to blame? Is it the MSM, or those that foolishly hang on their every word? I would say the latter. May God help us from us.

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