DOES MASS MEDIA LEAD TO MASS HYSTERIA

I write a blog and the only thing massive about my blog is the amount of space the pics I download to put on my blarticles take up on my hard drive. It’s crazy, I know I can delete them but I like to re-use some of them and I like to keep some for posterity, my posterity obviously, not historical posterity, which I’m sure my blog will not be a blip in. But I like to vent and this is my method… blarticling, a combination of blog, article and just plain old blahhh… due to the content and educational substance in it, or lack thereof. It also allows me to put my point of view out there, just in case, when the aliens get here and enslave us, they ask me what were my point of views on certain subjects. Of course I’m talking Martians not illegal aliens, I’m not crazy. It isn’t massive in the same way that a bodega isn’t massive compared to Walmart and if you say what bodega, or maybe you’re saying “what is a bodega”, then I say exactly. Now that I thoroughly confused you, I’m talking about mass media, i.e. Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines, ha, I just got that off of the picture. Mass media creating mass hysteria. To think about how important of a factor mass media is you have to travel way back in time, to 2015… wait that doesn’t sound right… let me check the internet.. ahhh, 1215, June 15th, 1215 to be exact. What happened that day, the signing of the Magna Carta, what is a Magna Carta you ask, and you might be, I had to, it’s a document guaranteeing English political liberties that was drafted at Runnymede, a meadow by the River Thames, and signed by King John on June 15, 1215, under pressure from his rebellious barons, or that is what we’re told. Now, why would mass media have anything to do with the signing of the Magna Carta, a legal document that is the basis for our constitutional foundation, because it wasn’t the Barons (just people with money back then) or the land owners or the King that wanted that document, it was the people, what the nobleman (Barons) called the peasants. It was also the French that brought the Magna Carta into fruition, how you might wonder or you may not and just want me to get to the point, the French attacked England and they, the people, told the noble numbnuts that they weren’t going to fight unless they hashed out some details. Those details are all in the Magna Carta but the land owners and Barons, who controlled the printing presses, wrote, in mass media, that it was their idea. They had the least to do with it. Do you think that these rich people all of a sudden had a change a heart and said, man I really want to pay these people a proper wage and I want to live less rich or also known as poorer or do you think that they wanted, all of a sudden, to give the right to the people to bring them to court for anything, no. The deal was struck by, what we’ll call the first organized union (United farmers and peasants of England) and the King, the nobles opposed it until they realized that the first strike was happening and they were about to lose everything. Even though, through mass media (see how its in bold, its important), in history, and because they controlled all the printing presses and the King just said fuck it, write what you want, it was these fucking losers that came out looking like the saviors of England and the creators of the greatest legal document in history, not the sheep herders, pig farmers, cow milkers, ranch hands and merchant navy workers, you know, that people that actually fought. Mass media flipped the script. People and King bad, Barons and land owners good, I think was the headline. Some historians might disagree, but wtf do they know, they weren’t there, they just know what they read. And who wrote it…

I’m not telling you not to read newspapers or watch TV, I’m just suggesting that everything that you read might not be exactly true. Mass media is an important weapon against tyranny but even they have some biases. All media nowadays have an attached label. Those labels are liberal and conservative, just like the old days. They go mass hysteria on certain subjects that favors their particular interest and go soft on what doesn’t. Media is important but its more important to be truthful, which very few are.

My favorite mass media, movies. Since the Depp v Heard case, I didn’t watch it and it really shouldn’t have been televised, it seems that they are getting a lot of criticism. I’m not saying that the actors are a reliable source for politics but movies have a simple message, and its that good should triumph over evil. That is the message that is sent. It doesn’t inform me on current affairs, I get a lot of skewed views from every other mass media so I don’t want it from them. It doesn’t tell me that I need to donate to rich people, I get that at church and in emails when an election is about to happen. It just has a simple message, good should triumph over bad. The problem is deciding who is good and who is bad. But that’s something I can figure out on my own. This isn’t to say that the actors are good or bad people, I don’t know them so I don’t know but the mass media message is preferable over stories I read on actual news outlets. Hollywood has somewhat of an important job. Imagine if every movie was about one particular race being better than another, like it was in Hi Hitler’s regime. That would be demoralizing. They all said Hi Hitler and that lousy motherfucker never said hi back. What a prick. A simple acknowledgement would have been nice. Hi or hail? What were they saying to him?

Anyway, mass media, if they choose sides can be a problem. For instance, not one media outlet has ever been truthful about how those mass shootings really occurred, a “thumbs down” for them but everyone knows. That creates mass hysteria. You have to be careful when there’s only good stories and nothing negative about anyone or groups of anyones and vice versa. That goes for all things run by people. That isn’t realistic. We’re all human therefore we all make human mistakes. That’s Police, Federal or State, politicians, corporations, everything.

Now my favorite places to get the news are places where debates can be had. The Daily Show was excellent for that. John Oliver, though he does lean one way, he does make logical and common sense arguments at times. And Bill Maher, even though, sometimes, I would like to see more opposing views on his show. I like content that makes me think, even if I always don’t agree.

ELON….

For a immensely smart guy, he made one mistake… he let his intentions about how he was leaning politically be known way to soon. Politics is very tricky to navigate. They, the politicians, are very paranoid, thin skinned and most lack a sense of humor….. (most lack a sense of humor, the ones that don’t usually are outliers, not to be mistaken for lying out loud, and they are usually considered the best Presidents we had, i.e. Lincoln, heard he was a real hoot, Clinton, Obama, both Roosevelts and Ike. They didn’t necessarily have to be George Carlin, just watched his biopic on HBO, would not have made a great President but he knew that, that’s what made him great, but they could take a joke, while some could deliver them) given that our current political system resembles something like Ukraine, a battlefield, then a consortium for compromise ……so, imagine my surprise, when the most influential man in America voices his opinion on politics, this early. Now, I’m not passing judgement on their morality, the politicians, just on how politics and its political warfare that coincides with reputation ruining repudiation, if you piss off the wrong people, can get under your skin. (That’s a shitload of commas, more to come)

It took no time whatsoever to try and reduce how influential Elon is (he should think about going to the one name like Prince and Madonna and … is it Ye). Politics is extremely divisive….. The story that leaked seems and feels like a lot of bullshit, $250K from a multibillionaire… something is not right about that. I read the story and it’s kinda funny because I always get my massages with my underwear on and they ask me to take them off, could be because those brown stains that came with the underwear. I don’t know. That timing of the leaked story is a doozy. When Elon, or EF Musk or maybe Elon Hutton, you get it, speaks… people listen, not his fault, but with great twitter accounts comes great responsibility, who knows why. It shouldn’t be but it is and, well, this is where we’re at now in history.

Reputations are a lot like my stained underwear, that’s it…no clever quote behind it. Alright, maybe I should finish it, no one person’s is clean. And here’s a quote from another smart guy, lol, driving these atheists crazy, let that one person who has never had a stained underwear throw out the first stone. Something like that. In other words, and back to what I think of Elon’s situation, maybe it’s true but I’ll bet my last clean pair of fruit of looms that it ain’t, at least not the way they’re portraying it.

SHARED NEWS: MIKE TYSON PUNCHES MAN ON FLIGHT

Reports of former Heavyweight champion getting into an altercation on a flight have gone viral. With the video attached to the disruption, it didn’t look pretty. After watching the video, I did notice a couple of things. The person filming the video seems to be egging his drunk friend on. The intoxicated guy was being a little belligerent according to on lookers. There was mention of money on the recording. And the video cuts out and comes back, being careful not to show too much of the drunk person’s behavior. Finally, the person filming ends with a quote saying all he wanted was an autograph, most likely meaning that the intoxicated individual was not leaving Tyson alone when asked. It looks like an attempt to entice a person of wealth into a confrontation for an eventual payout. Lucky for that guy that Tyson was a boxer and not some crazy guy. Most people make a big deal about people that are trained in boxing and MMA. The fact is that the more dangerous people are the drunk guys that don’t know how to fight because they start throwing objects and start using more deadlier items. Tyson punched the guy and by all accounts it seems like it might have been self defense, but he only used his hands and not in a lethal way. It’s people that use weapons like knives and guns because they won’t use their fists when necessary that create the bigger problem.

IMO: ANYONE IN THE COUNTRY IN 1992 THAT HAS BECOME A CITIZEN CAN BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

LOL… this is hilarious. Legally, anyone in the country in 1992, as long as they were a citizen, can be President. Being born here would not matter.

Let us look at what the article says….

 Article II, Section 1 clause 5 declares:

“No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

The last time that the constitution was amended and adopted by all the states was in 1992. With no time limit on ratification, the Twenty-seventh Amendment was ratified in May 7, 1992, when Michigan approved it. This, effectively, it could be affectively… who knows… places the time for article 2 section 1 as 5/07/1992. While that is the literal translation of the law and, let us be honest, it really wouldn’t affect many people that are willing to run for President, it does create that loophole. So, if you were a resident of this country in 1992, you did have to be a citizen but not a natural born citizen, and you wanted to run for President, you could, that is until the Supreme Court tells you that you can’t.

So funny… Legally, Arnold could have run for President… that’s Schwarzenegger not Palmer.

Of course this is my opinion and I still eat cereal with a fork, it’s funner that way. But, if you add amendments to a document than that document wasn’t finalized, or you wouldn’t have to add those amendments. And every time you add one, you have to then say…ok, this is the final version and we adopt it as our constitution. LOL… monkey wrenches all over the place.

The founding fathers didn’t put a date as to the adoption of the constitution and maybe they did that on purpose, had they said the adoption of this constitution on so and so date, then that would be different, but they didn’t and I think they didn’t on purpose.

HAPPY EASTER

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter… I might think you are sick bastards but I’m pretty sure the lord…. also thinks so, but he is a lot more understanding and forgiving…. So Happy Easter and I hope not to see some of you in the afterlife, I’m not equipped for that much heat… you know who you are.

IMO: MENTAL DISEASE v. CRIMINAL CHARGES

There was a comment made that sexual assaults on adults and children was the affliction of a mental disorder. I completely disagree. I feel that any sexual assault is a criminal matter, especially on children, and all sexual assaults of a vile nature is the only reason why the death penalty should remain in place. It seems that some people feel that a sexual assault can be cured by an aspirin and some head shrinking… I think that sexual assaults derive from a person’s lack of caring about anyone else but themselves, like most crimes. Lack of empathy coupled with a ton of narcissism and a craving for power and the mindset that they want complete control and that they like to humiliate other people, which lets them get the release they want.

The question is if, the ones that do the vile assaults, like on any minor or on any person that is facing harsh legal trouble, that if these people know right from wrong, which they do, and if so, they should be tried, sentenced, then put to sleep, the deep sleep, the sayonara slumber, the permanent perpetuity. No cop outs, no bullshit.

And it’s my opinion that anyone that calls sexual assaults a mental disease is looking for an easy out.

IMO: GREAT TIME TO BE AN AMERICAN

So proud of how this administration has handled the Ukraine situation. They have stepped up and, short of going knuckles up themselves, have supported and dared a bully to take them on while levying some strong sanctions and supporting Ukraine with military aid. All the while working with the European Union and not trying to overshadow them. I think it was handled really well to date and hopefully it has the intended results it is trying to achieve. At least I can be in awe of how this country can step up when it needs to.

I always said that a common foe was needed to bring (almost) everyone together, I always thought it was going to be an attack from Mars, well, who knows, maybe Putin is a martian. Still have those detractors though. LOL, I have a feeling they would be on the martians’ side if Mars did attack.

This whole thing is crazy, it should be a perfect time to come together as a nation and find common ground, so imagine my dismay when the one party that is staunchly anti-communism, staunchly anti-socialism, since the days of “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall” Ronald Reagan, starts to take the side of the “President” of Russia and tries to make him some kind of folklore hero that is carrying out some kind of justice, to be fair though, it’s only a select few and not the majority. This is how far the division in our politics has sunk. I have said it before, that these political opponents, with their cancel culture of each other and their ever expanding hatred of each other, will ruin this country over petty shit that can be resolved over a few beers. No one should take the side of a bully over attacking a smaller country that is attacked because they are simply weaker or smaller. This a bad omen. Hopefully we can snap out of it. I am glad to see that some people like Romney and Cheney are trying to help the party keep focus. The old adage of the enemy of my enemy comes to mind, who knew that some people would pick Russia over their own citizens as the lesser enemy. BTW, the guy that said that was taken out by the enemy he supported. A little history reminder.

IMO: THE HIJACKING OF WORDS

It’s funny…right… laugh with me. hahhaahahaa hardy har har. What’s so funny, how some words can all of a sudden become a culture or a movement. The best example of today is “woke”. A slang term that someone invented that simply means be aware… be aware of the truth… don’t get hustled or taken. Now, that word spurned a movement. That word started something… but it wasn’t the word that did it, it was someone that used the popularity of that word for their own measures. For better or worse, the word woke isn’t bad… another way of saying it is “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” That’s right… I know… shit is that greek or latin… well I know google… it roughly translates to “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”, and it is a Latin phrase from Aeneid, a Latin epic poem written by Virgil. … In modern English, it is used as a proverb to warn against trusting an enemy or adversary, even when they appear to be making an enticing offer. Woke. When it wasn’t a movement to cancel people or attached to bullshit… it was a an epic poem by modern day slangsters, a one word poem, snap your fingers with me. Now that is used to influence people in what might be dubious ways or attached to silly, not meaning blessed with worthiness, situations, it has lost its luster and its panache. People always screw shit up. In my opinion, the hijacking of these words is due to greed, not really caring about the altruistic definitions of influential words, and just using it to line your pockets. That’s why my blog is free, that and because no normal person would pay to read it, but mainly that altruism thing. Lol… I am serious.

IMO: THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE

I told myself that I wouldn’t write about this mess. I was like Manny, don’t even blarticle this nonsense, it will just get in you trouble. Then other Manny was like, no one reads your lousy blog anyway, who cares if you comment.. Then first Manny was like yeah, but this is so controversial, and everything on the internet stays living forever. Then other Manny was like … Dude, nobody gives a shit what you have to say so say what you want. Alright other Manny… here I go. (just so you know, this is literary freedom, fiction, framework, there is only one Manny and I don’t have a split personality disorder, this is my way of saying that I wrestled over the decision of writing this blarticle and that was my way of expressing it. I thank the creators of the show Archer for the inspiration).

You know what the problem of cancel culture is, it’s that you have to be perfect. You can’t make any mistakes or you are sent to the abyss. And let me tell you something, that abyss is getting quite full. So many perfect people in this world not willing to hear an explanation, not willing to forgive a mistake, so elite…. We should just let them tell us what we should do for every step of our lives. You know why socially dumb people stay socially dumb, because at the first dumb mistake they make, they are outcast, then they find themselves with the really shitty people who befriend them and eat their minds away and become really socially stupid. I’m hoping you get what I was meaning their. Everyone will, in their lifetime, say something socially wrong and everyone will offend someone else’s culture, most of the time without thinking or not meaning it the way that it came out. Its incumbent on them to then atone for their mistakes and it is your decision to forgive or hold on to that grudge. If that insensitivity is a prolonged pattern, especially after being told that what they were saying was wrong, then I can see not wanting to be associated with that person, but in the case of Mr. Joe Rogan, it doesn’t seem like it was something that was meant to be intentionally hurtful, I will admit though, I do not listen to his show but I don’t listen to any podcast.

The you vs. them (I’m not in your bullshit) situation in this country, and there definitely is one, don’t listen to these politicians that tell you otherwise, is very real and only getting worse. And that is on both sides. They want to keep that hate because they have hate in their heart. If you are not willing to have a conversation about it, to educate people so they can see why what they say or said was hurtful, so they can alter their decisions in the future, then you might as well go ahead and buy that popcorn and lawn chair and watch this country tear itself apart. No one is perfect, everyone is human… some people just want to keep those fires of racial hatred going because it benefits them and most likely their pocketbook. It benefits this country to have the conversation and to just get along, is it get along or is it get alone.. no that’s not it.. get a loan… I’m pretty sure it’s get along. I bet you that none of these boycotters bothered to call Joe and seek an explanation or hear his side of the story. That being said…. Joe Rogan could be a complete asshole, wtf do I know. But if it was me, I would have reached out to him before making a decision due to him, the courtesy of a conversation and maybe an explanation and possibly an apology and most likely a definite understanding of the situation.

People are not born with hate they are taught it. They can be taught to love too. Jesus, that was really wussy, but I’ll stick to that ideology.

Like I said before, the only ones that benefit from racial or any kind of hatred are people that make money off of it and…. lol… believe it or not, the government. Too busy hating each other to see some of the crazy shit that they are pulling off. I mean, c’mon, MKUltra, Tuskegee experiments, forced unnecessary hysterectomies of Hispanic women in detention and the list goes on for a while. And that’s just federal, the things the States have done would make make your head into a mushroom cloud. Probably f’ed up this whole conversation with this last paragraph. Keeping it real.