This interview with Batya Ungar-Sargon
is the best thing I've seen in a long time.
Batya narrates the CASTE history of journalism, which I hadn't heard before. It started as a working-class profession. Reporters were not college-educated. They lived in the same neighborhoods as plumbers and cops, and shared their worldview. Now journalists are extremely rich and extremely "educated" and extremely isolated. They don't know any actual humans, so they don't get any corrective feedback for their holocaustal THEORIES.
The British interviewer asks the right questions. At 27:00 he asks "What can we do about it?"
Her answer is perfect and classic.
Media gives you road rage. You feel the urgent need to berate and correct someone who has said the wrong thing on the internet.
It's not natural to feel that way about a stranger. Every time you feel that way, media makes a million dollars.
Tons of meaning packed into a few sentences.
Her next point is older but equally important. For a LONG time, media has persuaded us that we NEED to know about the rest of the world. "It's the responsibility of an informed citizen". Bullshit. This is an outright lie. We don't NEED to know anything about distant places and unconnected people. We only NEED to know what's happening in our house and neighborhood and immediate surroundings. When the demon mayor or demon governor issues a new genocidal torture mandate, or a windstorm or snowstorm is approaching, we need to prepare ourselves for danger. We don't NEED to know about tsunamis in Japan or mandates in France. Media inspires fear and panic by telling us that what happens in France will happen here. Admittedly the holocaust was running in worldwide unison at first, but the unison quickly dissolved. Paychopaths only give orders, they don't take orders. Now each demon is serving his own sexual needs.