I have been at this for the last seven and a half Terran standard years and by this I mean bringing the opinions of those in Hell to the living on Terra. This morning I read a post by my dear friend MitchETheKid at AllpolyticsNow.com. Like many people I had an opinion of Mister Baldwin that was formulated by the information I had read about him in the American tabloids. Baldwin writes about the toxic nature of the media in his article originally published in the 24 February 2014 edition of New York Magazine and only a quarter of the way through the article I realized he was talking not only about Fox News, Breitbart, CNN and MSNBC, but The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork as well.
For this perpetuation of the toxic divide between the rich/poor, the black/white, the LGBTQ/religious conservative, the 2nd amendment rights advocate/gun control advocate, the religious/scientific, I, as Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper owe my readers and apology. Like the blogs he notes in his article this blog has been guilty of seeking clicks rather than the Truth. Many times members of my staff have rammed home their opinions by being against something rather than offer solutions by being for something. This has sadly happened on a number of fronts and across a broad spectrum of issues. What we have not done is to bring you solutions with our opinions. This is important because in this highly digitized age on Terra the one thing that is lacking despite your ability to transmit a picture around the globe in seconds is your, and our, ability to communicate rationally.
I offer as an example the ongoing debate between Neocon1 and many of my staff. Neocon1′s bigotry I have come to understand through the light of the words written by Baldwin is his right– this man is free to believe as he chooses and no one has any right to wish to silence his opinions no matter how misguided I feel they are. As an editor I am responsible for the content of this blog and am the final word on what gets posted and what does not. I must say I have been remiss in my duties in the name of getting more hits which I related to promoting the cause of Progressive ideas in American society and politics.
So this leaves me with a dilemma. Our goal is to promote the Progressive agenda which is about freedom, compassion and respect for all people as Human Beings, yet this newspaper has a mandate, from myself and the traditional ethos handed down from the five previous Editors-in-Chief that we spread this message to the masses. In other words the more eyes on the blog the better but raw news and opinion garners fewer clicks than arguments that perpetuate the divide. At AllpolyticsNow.com they are having this same debate. Neither side wishes to give ground from their ideological outpost. To fix this we must become more mainstream in the promotion of solutions rather than continuing to seed the valley with more digital bloodletting and vats of vitriol against the opposite ideology. Knowing this now The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork is going to move forward in the hope that it can be more true to journalism than MSNBC, more balanced that Fox claims to be and divest itself of the anti-conservative bigotry that is the meat and potatoes of sites like Breitbart and the Blaze in regard to Progressives.
For this moment of introspection, I would like to thank Alec Baldwin and wish him and his family peace in the current age with an old Hellac phrase that many have said in such times, “All sewers drain eventually.” I also would like to extend an offer to conservatives on the terrestrial Internet to come here and share their ideas so that those there and those in the Afterlife can being to bridge the gap and form solutions to the myriad of problems facing you up their on Terra. It is high time the cancer be cut out of debate and everyone begin to have conversations rather than arguments.
Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!
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