A perfectly elegant saying in this column
about the quiet fade-out of Gaia, by Jim Hopkins in New Zealand.
"Journalists never admit they're wrong; they just stop being wrong."
Hopkins has stated the exact truth in a terse and Menckenish way, but he doesn't go on to say whether this is good or bad.
It's bad, because the whole point of having a press is to serve as a counterforce
to the evils of the Establishment. It's supposed to provide negative feedback in a consequential way. Our press totally fails to perform that job; instead, it loyally shouts whatever the Establishment wants shouted. It's a positive feedback provider, which is always evil.
Negative feedback is an immune system, positive feedback is cancer.
In this specific case, a natural but tragic form
of negative feedback has forced the Gaian cancer to stop growing, and thus forced the cancer-paid press to stop singing hymns of praise to cancer.
The cancer has sucked all the spare blood from civilization, leaving economies and cultures in a starved and malnourished and desperately sick condition. There's nothing more to eat, so it stops eating.
If the press had been functional,
it would have been shouting the truth about CO2 for twenty years now, calling down the politicians and "scientists" every time they criminally claimed to have "facts" or "evidence". And the press would also have shouted the truth about speculators and bankers for 20 years, since the Gaian cancer is really a subset and symbiotic helper of the speculative cancer.
(More like 50 years if you include the closely related DDT scam, ozone scam, acid rain scam, and overpopulation scam. All of these environmental frauds were deliriously supported by the press, never once questioned or exposed by the press.)
If the press had been "afflicting the comfortable", it could have stopped this mass murder and saved millions of lives.
But no. The press comforts the comfortable, polishes the jackboots, enriches the rich, and starves the rest.
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