THE REVOLUTION IS BEING TELEVISED OR, WHY I SUPPORT ANONYMOUS
Since August Americans have watched and the MSM has supplied images that run the gamut from brutal violence and stupidity in the form of property damage to compassion in the form of a police officer hugging a child protesting police violence against people of color. I have watched and commented here on the death of Michael Brown and the death of Eric Garner. Both, if you have any human compassion, are vile tragedies. Society in America is changing right before the eyes not just of white conservative Americans of middle class privilege but all Americans. People want safety and for the most part America is one of the safest countries on Terra. What it isn’t is a nation where Justice is dispensed as it should be with a blind eye to class and color.
Now I understand that peaceful protests do not drive ratings for any news network. Reporters on the ground in the midst of tear gas and burning police vehicles do. Right now I am watching CNN where a man who stabbed a worshipper at a New York City synagogue was taken down by police officers. The video came with a warning that it would be hard to watch; I don;t find it so disturbing in the great scheme of things. America, a nation in transition is consuming far worse on the Internet daily. As time goes on the MSM will have to deliver more and more graphic news to its audiences.
I believe the free flow of information and the tools to bring light into darkness are important whether you are a journalist or a consumer of news. Being better informed is better than being a parrot no matter your political ideology. At the end of the day the work that Anonymous has done in the Ferguson case is far more important than journalists having water poured on their eyes so advertisers will dump more cash on commercials for things you likely don’t need. The revolution is being televised by corporations but the real revolution will be won by the people, marching, for Truth and Justice.
Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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