Smoke and Mirrors
By Kasey Pipitt
Mass media, whether mainstream or a small time outlet, is designed to grab your attention and lure you in like a moth to a flame. They use fear to bait you into mental submission. This is no conspiracy, it’s fact. Without us to continuously flip to their channel, subscribe to their pages, and click on those “watch this” videos, they would be nothing. Which, if you ask me is exactly what they should be, nothing. The media is designed to keep us from thinking freely and living our lives fully and humanely. It is designed to create, instill, and maintain division within society. To keep us all separate based on class, nationality, religion, sex, political party, and race. We are all pawns in this game of social chess and the media is the player. The more you feed into it and the more you believe it, the worse the world gets.
The days of factual reporting are no more. There is no moral high ground when it comes to “the news.” No matter the outlet, there is a bias to their reports. It’s all about ratings. Nowadays, it seems the only ones with the facts are the individuals that have witnessed whatever is being reported on. However, if you choose to buy into this game and you only subscribe your mind to one biased company, you are doing yourself a disservice. You are only receiving one side of the, probably exaggerated, story. It is limiting your mind and narrowing your perception to only seeing through the rose colored lenses of whatever political party you choose to hide behind.
I see everyone talking about “the facts.” Nobody has the fucking facts. Nobody knows the truth. The next time you click on a “news” article, watch a “news” channel, or share some video some jack off impulsively made to try and get you to believe in something no one can actually prove, ask yourself this question, “how is this beneficial to me?” Don’t waste your time and energy buying into the bullshit. Get outside. Do something productive. Fuck, go do something that brings you joy and makes you feel alive because the fucking “news” isn’t going to do that. I firmly believe that if everyone put as time and effort into bettering themselves rather than worrying about what new networks is repeating something the president say, the world would be a much better place.