This morning at work, I made a passing comment about the upcoming US elections to a kid that works in the factory. I think he is around 20. He started in on how both trump and Biden are bad. He said he liked trump and I asked him (laughing) “What GOOD has trump DONE?” The kid looked speechless for a moment then tried to talk about Biden.How Biden had not done anything good in his career. I told the kid I asked about trump not Biden. I told him that Biden is not and has never been president. He continued to avoid answering my question. He told me that he does not trust that “main stream media” and I WANTED to ask him where he gets his information from. I realized I would only get aggravated and changed the subject to work related.
I often hear this crap about the “main stream media”. It is amusing to me because when I was growing up the major news networks and publications were trustworthy. There was some great investigative reporting. Reporters would go all over the world to report on something happening – not only in the UISA. The non-main stream stuff was often the hysterical tabloid conspiracy theory stuff that is now considered alternative news by so many and more trustworthy than the big news folks. Yeah, some kid sitting on his ass in his parents basement posting stuff he or she pulled out of their asses.
My boss and I were talking about this. The decline of information and promotion of idiocy in the USA. He told me that a lot of history is NOT taught in schools these days (ok when kids went to schools). No WWII history and I am sure so much else is not taught. I recall learning basic history and then finding out from reading historian views what the REAL stuff was. Such as no the wild west was not a bunch of guys going around having gun fights and the USA did NOT win WWII all by itself. Yet I DID learn the BASICS.
There seems to be an ignorance and stupidity by many in the USA now that is a CHOICE. Largely based on stupidity and ignorance. Trusting someone that just makes up shit instead of those that work hard to investigate and find what is truth.
Oh wait! The Mainstream media only tells lies! Yes of course! They invest millions in research and correspondents just to talk shit … like some kid doing youtube videos and living in his parents basement. Yeah I know: They all don’t.
But instead of being INFORMATION BASED, so much of what people assimilate these days is EGO BASED. Either their own or someone else’s with all their secret knowledge. What I often tell people that believe in such shit is… “Sometimes a rock is just a damned rock”.