Only people who watch CNN and MSNBC have not heard of the Border crisis where thousands
of people are crossing the southern border every day without masks, ID, or money. Luckily, they
are being moved throughout the country so they can receive benefits from local governments.
Those watchers probably have not heard that the price of gas is through the roof and that
the government is using our emergency reserve to try and hold down the price so they do not
look so bad. Of course, those in Washington do not really notice because they do not buy their
gas themselves, we the people pay their bills.

The same group does not understand the school problem where parents are acting like
terrorists by demanding school boards listen to them. Those parents just do not understand the
changing social order in this country. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are not as important as
Critical Race Theory and gender re-assignment. Those parents need to learn about those things
themselves so at least they can understand the new world.

Luckily those CNN watchers do not have to worry about the rising crime rate unless they go out
into a city and get carjacked or maybe they just get mugged. But they are on the side of gun
confiscation as that will cut gun violence among citizens trying to protect themselves and their
families. If only we can get the guns out of the hands of the people, we will be a lot safer.
We do not think those TV stations are covering up the rising cost of food and everything else.
They cover important things like the loss of free speech by Elon Musk buying Twitter and his
thoughts on allowing anyone on the platform to say anything. He is being called out as
a threat to our Democracy. That is kind of funny because we do not have a democracy, but we do
have a Republic. No matter, the danger is really from these free speeches. It must be
controlled.

The Biden family corruption seems like it should get some attention but it does not look good to
have the whole Biden family implicated. Because what if people thought you could buy
influence in Washington? The people might think the reason people go to Washington is to sell
their votes and when they retire, they have accumulated millions, that could not happen here.
That is called bribery and no one in Washington would do anything like that.

Biden’s son would never involve his family with his business deals. His dad, the President has
said he knew nothing about his son’s deals or the people involved. And with about 60 years in
the swamp, you have to believe the “Big Guy” had nothing to do with anything.

What to do is the question. Keep tuned in to those truth-tellers at CNN and MSNBC or maybe
listen to some other news source? Maybe vote all the politicians who have been there more
than one term out of the office and start over again. That is an idea our country was started on,
citizen politicians for one or maybe two terms, not lifetime politicians.

Since Washington was built on a swamp maybe something is in the air that after a while the
people there think they are smarter than all of us and they need to control the masses. Why
don’t we provide the cure, and get them out of there so they can think again?

Mike Young has been writing opinion articles for most of his life, having been published in multiple periodicals. He is the author of numerous articles and a book on Public Speaking. A member of President Bush’s task force on infrastructure protection for water and power systems, he is presently on the Board of Trustees for Overton Power District #5 as the Secretary/Treasurer. He currently resides in Mesquite, NV.

3 thoughts on “Vantage Point: Only CNN and MSNBC Watchers

  1. Yet you watch pure Russian propaganda 24/7 on Fox News. Evidently you have not heard about Jared getting $2B from MBS to “manage”. You have not heard about McCarthy’s audio tapes where he blames Trump for the 1/6 Insurrection. You have not heard MTG commit perjury. You have not heard Trump’s latest speech where he sounded like he had dementia. You have not heard that our economy is the best it has been in generations. The best unemployment numbers and most new jobs. You have not heard that our border is as secure as ever. You have not heard that Ukraine is kicking Russia’s butt. You have not heard that Putin is committing war crimes. You have not heard that Trump refuses to condemn Putin. You have not heard that Sean Hannity was directly involved in the attempted coup. You have not heard that Fox News is not a source for hard news but only a source for pure propaganda. Only the undereducated believe Fox News.

  2. In 1962, a movie theater in Ohio screened a French film called Les Amants, which contained a risque sex scene.
    And, simply for showing the movie, the theater’s manager was arrested and convicted of violating Ohio’s obscenity laws.
    The manager appealed his conviction, and the case made it all the way to the US Supreme Court.
    Fortunately for the theater manager, the Supreme Court ruled in his favor. And the case famously gave rise to Justice Potter Stewart’s standard for obscenity:
    “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be obscene”, he wrote, “But I know it when I see it.”
    That same standard of “I know it when I see it” applies to a lot of things when you think about it.
    For example, it’s difficult to nail down a precise definition for mental incompetence. But I know it when I see it— like when the President of the United States sticks his arm out to shake hands with thin air, then bumbles around stage like a lost puppy.
    Similarly, we all know crazy when we see it.
    For example, when AOC cackles about Socialism, Bernie Sanders praises Cuba, the media calls flaming riots “mostly peaceful”, and Nancy Pelosi makes a tiny circle with her thumb and index finger to pronounce that a multi-trillion dollar spending bill will “cost nothing”… we all know that’s crazy. We know it when we see it.
    The crazies have been out recently howling against Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter.
    The woke mob (on Twitter, of course) is outraged that a billionaire will be in control of a social media company.
    Curiously they had no problem when billionaire Jack Dorsey was in control of Twitter. Or when Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was one of the largest shareholders.
    It’s perfectly fine for them that billionaire Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, and billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post.
    (Furthermore, no one has bothered to explain why it is so bad for billionaires to control media platforms. Are poor people the only ones qualified to own companies?)
    Ironically, all Elon wants is to provide a free and open platform; Musk even said that he hopes even his “worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.”
    But that’s not good enough for the woke mob, including Robert Reich— former US Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton.
    Reich recently published a letter entitled, “Elon Musk’s vision for the internet is dangerous nonsense.”
    Think about that: free speech is dangerous, and it is nonsense.
    Reich absurdly claimed “Musk has long advocated a libertarian vision of an ‘uncontrolled’ internet. That’s also the dream of every dictator, strongman and demagogue.”
    Come again? Free speech and an open Internet is literally the opposite of what dictators want.
    Reich even wrote that Vladimir Putin shares Musk’s vision for transparency. Putin. A guy who built a kill-switch into Russia’s Internet infrastructure to make sure he can censor anything.
    Now, crazy is difficult to define… but we know it when we see it. And Robert Reich’s comments are obviously crazy.
    (The Guardian must have realized that they had published the musings of a crazy person, and they later toned down Reich’s article. But thanks to Web Archive, Reich’s original craziness did not disappear down the memory hole of the Internet.
    Reich is far from alone.
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski once mused that Elon’s growing social media influence was dangerous, because “he could actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job.”
    Yes, she said that out loud (you can watch the clip for yourself): it’s HER damn job to control how people think. Bow down to your intellectual overlord!!
    Once again, we know crazy when we see it. And Mika Brzezinski is obviously crazy.
    These crazies have monopolized public discourse and relentlessly waged cultural jihad on western civilization for several years.
    And when they took control of the US federal government in 2020, the crazies truly thought that they had won.
    It was from this arrogance that they felt confident enough to take off the gloves and unleash their full crazy show.
    This is what we’ve been watching for the past two years— a full blown circus orgy of crazy. We know crazy when we see it, and we see it every day.
    These crazies were put in charge of the economy, public health, criminal justice, education, and more. And the results have clearly been disastrous.
    Now they’re coming up with lame excuses for their failures, like calling inflation the “Putin price hike”, as if voters are gullible enough to believe such obvious crazy talk.
    We the People may be dumb… but we’re not stupid. And we know crazy when we see it.
    Frankly this is why Elon’s Twitter deal is so important: as a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist”, he wants to give crazy people an open platform to be seen and heard.
    Let the crazies talk. Everyone needs to see it for themselves.
    Honestly there’s virtually no upside for him in this deal. Even if Twitter somehow becomes a smashing success, it’s not like his life is going to improve.
    So he’s taking a huge financial risk and sacrificing a great deal of time from his other companies, and from his family.
    And for what? To make Twitter less shitty, and to give all the crazies on all sides a way to showcase their insanity for the world to see.
    There’s an old saying that, in a truly free market, “the cure for high prices is high prices.”
    In other words, when, say, oil prices spike, the free market compels companies to explore for more oil, drill more, and produce more. The high prices create a profit incentive for more production.
    Eventually those high prices encourage so much production that the market becomes oversupplied… and prices fall. So high prices cure high prices.
    Similarly, the cure for crazy is crazy.
    Give the crazies a platform, let them keep talking, and watch the disaster unfold.
    The more they say, the more they discredit and embarrass themselves, and the weaker they become.
    It’s one of the most important reasons why free speech should prevail. No wonder they’re against it.
    To your freedom,

  3. David – Did they arrest Sean Hannity Yet? Also, what do all the initials stand for?

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