Mark Armstrong’s Weekly News Review – Friday, 4 May 2018

Greetings from Tyler,

            Interesting how the news tells everybody how and what to think, and then publish polls to vindicate their posture.  The latest is how a plurality of religious people are in favor of so-called gay marriage.  Recently released polls claim that Mormons, one of the slowest religious groups to accept the politically-correct inevitability, have finally come around to embrace the perverse concept. 

And you can be confident that the information is accurate, because it’s being carried by the mainstream outlets and platforms.  You know, the same ones who laughed off any chance of a Donald Trump presidency as a statistical impossibility.  It will probably be splashed across news programs tonight along with admonitions of how we are a democratic society, and what the majority says goes. 

            From Jews to Muslims to Catholics, they say only evangelicals lag behind 50% approval.  And these are, you know, the staunch religious types.  How hateful and discriminatory would you have to be to be on the wrong side of them?  Besides, 61% of Americans now approve, so there’s little argument left.  They’ve told us what to think, now they’re reporting that the vast majority have accepted the premise.

            But that won’t be the lead story.  That could easily be a replay from today’s date one year ago, with minor updates.  Tense excitement over the president’s impending indictment or impeachment over any number of his exaggerations, contradictions, denials, or false statements will take top billing.  And yes, they have poll results to prove that the president’s popularity is deep underwater with all but undereducated hicks in flyover country, his base, having long-since demanded his removal from office.  Not because of any specific malfeasance, but because he is…  Well, tune in to the mainstream outlets any day of the week and you can insert paragraphs of brutal adjectives.

            Everyone seems to have forgotten the crisis that broke out across the Hawaiian Islands when some incompetent was left in control of the early warning panic button.   You remember how people tearfully said their final goodbyes with only minutes to live, having been warned of incoming nuclear warheads.  The public was already nervous about North Korea’s intentions, having demonstrated nuclear detonations and capable missile delivery systems.  A panic like that might not kill you, but couldn’t be good for longevity.   

            It was an honest mistake, a simple error. As you were.  Move along.  The excitement was just an accidental drill.  One that the victims will never, ever forget.  Everybody fell for it because they’d been primed to believe that President Trump’s flippant insults and threats of “fire and fury” would touch off a worldwide nuclear holocaust.  You probably heard the frightening analysis too.  “He’s a madman,”  (not Kim Jong-un, but Trump).  Not only those in Hawaii, but around the world had been treated to frightening prospect of nuclear World War, and it was mostly the fault of the American president, so said the experts.  And the worst part?  He didn’t even care!  His boundless ego was so out of control that he was willing to see the world go up in flames without conscience. 

            You might think it would be the biggest news since the fall of the Berlin Wall, that North Korea was releasing political prisoners, shutting down nuclear facilities and offering to make peace after 65 years of tense standoff technically maintaining a state of war. The people in Hawaii wouldn’t even break their stride if another false warning went out today.  But that takes a backseat to the ongoing mainstream obsession with the removal and prosecution of you know who. 

            How can it be that advocates for every socialist doctrine are our children and grandchildren’s teachers? They pretend to report the “news,” and rule over the flow of information.  They’re more than a little concerned that they may be temporarily losing ground from a practical standpoint, on issues they’d already celebrated as won.  They’re so concerned that former advocates for free speech, when it suited their purpose, are fine with the use of violence and intimidation to silence dissenting voices. 

            No doubt we’ve all been disappointed at the sluggish pace of important news, and there is some, finding its way into the consciousness of the masses.  But deception, false predictions and hopeful speculation regarding the president’s imminent demise dominate the information landscape.  Masks have been discarded.  Millions now proudly proclaim themselves to be socialist, and as we just learned this week it’s another explanation for “What Happened.”

            The legacy of Obama’s eight years may have been all but completely dismantled, but we don’t yet know whether the Constitution survives.  Tremendous damage has been done.  It’s plain to see that the standards on which all law is based have been rejected out of hand by the institutions that mold society.  Good is evil, so, so evil.  Evil is mainstream, and you stay behind at your own peril.  That’s where we are, and it’s downright comforting!  Have a great Sabbath.   

Mark Armstrong