Excellent must-read article from the American Thinker
“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” —Thomas Jefferson
The clock is ticking. Our Republic is at stake.
“The first thing dictators do is finish-free press, to establish censorship. There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship.” —Fidel Castro
Done! Free press in America is dead. We now have what the late Andrew Breitbart labeled a “Democrat-Media Complex” (DMC), an imperium even more powerful than our government.
After all, media effectively control who serves in government, can play kingmaker or assassin with the information they release or withhold. Politicians know that coordinated racism, sexism, or #MeToo charge can destroy the most powerful official, sink the most promising candidate. Gaslighting is another tactic the press uses to sway the election and suppress the vote. Media release phony polls to make the Republican candidate appear a lost cause, the Democrat inevitable.
And our government can’t (yet) invade Americans’ homes, remove forbidden literature, and enforce state propaganda. They can’t (yet) round up Americans and ship them to re-education camps to restrict information and block opposing views, to instill the progressive doctrine. Yet the press can and virtually does all the above, a superpower, omnipresent, ever-present, and invincible
What is distinctive about the new mode of authoritarianism is that it is driven by a criminal class of powerful financial and political elites who refuse to make political concessions. These elites have no allegiances to nation-states and do not care about the damage they do to workers, the environment, or the rest of humanity.
==America’s Addiction to Terrorism (Giroux, Henry A.)