What's this category for?

We definitely live in interesting times.
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wek
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What's this category for?

Post by wek » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:13 pm

I'm not particularly inspired right now so I'm going to kick this category off with some suggestions for topics.

This category is entitled "Current Events." To hear the news media tell it, the only things worth talking (or thinking) about are whatever they deem to be important. Well, current news stories ARE worth talking about even if they are "fake news" -- i.e. fact free narratives that are usually designed to divide us. Take the current situation in Venezuela, for example. That may be a humanitarian crisis precipitated by Socialism and a despotic dictator who stole his re-election. Or (depending on who you listen to), it may be a carefully crafted plan by the US government to effect regime change in Venezuela -- starting with economic sanctions (that we imposed) and a public propaganda campaign designed to secure the support of the American people. [I really don't know, BTW.]

Then there's the groundbreaking news that Jessica Simpson lost her dog or Justin Bieber belched in public and AOC was caught on camera dancing at a party. The "Current Event" worthy of note in each of these cases is that these stories are given equal or greater weight than real news events by the networks and Americans are buying it.

"Current Events also include issues most people rarely or never think about -- like where our energy or food comes from and how it's made. Or the fact that companies are allowed to book profits while abandoning the costs of cleaning up after themselves to be paid for by the public. Or for that matter, something as simple as finding out our next door neighbor's chief concern in life, or even his or her full name.

If a topic is happening now and it doesn't fit neatly into one of the other categories on this BBS, this is the forum to post it to.

wek
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Proof positive on Venezuela

Post by wek » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:36 am


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