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HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

NPR_RESPONSE@NPR.ORG

Your customer service is lacking—you don’t read our emails, and you pass the buck.

This is why I never contribute money to NPR—even when I have enough money to contribute to it.

PBS’s customer service is lacking too—it never replies to our emails.

And that is why I never contribute money to PBS—even when I have enough money to contribute to it.

You take your listeners for granted—and sooner or later, all of your listeners are going to abandon you, and you’re going to go extinct.

The less money our government contributes to you, the more you advertise.

And the more you advertise, the more beholding you are to your sponsors—the more commercial you become, just like the mainstream radio networks.

It is no coincidence that you and PBS are controlled by elite Democrats—the same elite Democrats who completely lost out in 2016, because you ignored those of us in “flyover country,” and the same elite Democrats who still refuse to bear any responsibility toward your constituents (in this case, your listeners)—and will continue losing your constituents, and listeners, as a result.

You are liberals, not progressives.

You are no more progressive than the neocons are conservative.

You liberals are exactly the same as the neocons—the same corporate sellouts who are tearing our country apart.

Yes, this is a rant—it just goes on and on.

But what does it matter to you?

You never listen to your listeners—and this is why you will soon have no listeners.

We will abandon you.

JENNY@BUSTLE.COM

Ms. Hollander,

Who the hell do you think you are?

You are just another White kid from a privileged background, who has never truly suffered a day in her life.

Yet you just know that Bill Cosby is guilty, don’t you?

And you just know that all men take advantage of all women, every day, don’t you?

And you just know that no women take advantage of any men, any day, don’t you?

You Generation-Y and Generation-Z brats are ruining our world.

You don’t know how to do math on paper, you don’t know how to spell, and you don’t know how to use correct grammar.

You also never question anything the press tells you—or anything that liberal politicians tell you.

In fact, you never question anything at all.

You have no manners—and you have no respect for anyone or anything.

You are totally self-absorbed—and all you ever do is keep your heads up your apps, oblivious to everyone and everything around you.

Ms. Hollander, there is simply nothing good about you Generation-Y and Generation-Z bastards at all.

You are the most worthless human beings in human history, and I just wish to God we could expel you all from our planet—or at least disable all of the goddamned cell towers in the world, so we could at least wake you bastards up.

God damn you all to hell.

Scott Wesley Mayo

Pensacola, Florida

U.S.A.

Proud member of Generation X—the last good generation at all

“WHERE IS THE RESISTANCE TO THIS MONUMENT?”

“‘It’s always a good thing to remember and honor our history,’ said Claudine Kriss as reported by Troy Moon in his article referencing General Galvez’s sculpture by Captain Robert Rasmussen, USN, Ret. and Katherine R. Vineze.

“The addition of this monument will enhance the downtown area of Pensacola as does the existing monument in Lee’s Square atop the hill on Palafox Street of a Confederate soldier—a part of our history too.  The question begs, where is the resistance to this monument?

“The Spanish were instrumental in assisting the American Colonies to gain their independence from Britain, but are also responsible for enslaving, spreading disease, torture, maiming, theft, murder, rape, arson and other crimes that wiped out tribes of Native Americans along the Gulf Coast, Florida and the Southeast.

“Florida was, while under Spanish control, a refuge for runaway slaves.  However, the Spanish were quick to enslave the Africans and send them to their colonies in Cuba and elsewhere in the Caribbean Basin.

 

“If the Pensacola News Journal is indeed unbiased, offers responsible journalistic discourse with all sides having the light of truth to shine upon a subject, then this newspaper should relate historical facts with reference to the Spanish atrocities known throughout many publications, books and articles written on this very subject.

“We can’t change history any more than we can change who our parents are!  Our history is just that…history!  It is what it is!”

W. L. Stafford, Pensacola

Pensacola News Journal, April 24, 2018

BEWARE THE FEAST WE ARE PROMISED

“The mass media’s influence on the ethics of public life, as characterized by the press’s watchdog role in monitoring the conduct of government officials, is assumed to be vital to democracy.  The effectiveness of this watchdog role is less clearly understood.  Partial answers are found in the evolving institutional history of the press, including its control, ethics, laws, technology, organization, and the content of news stories.  Just as reporters rarely discuss their ethics in terms of teleology and deontology, the press does not conceptualize in sophisticated terms its impact on the ethics of public employees.  It traditionally finds motivation from the popular belief in watchdog success models from muckraking to Watergate.  As partisanship, news values, and reporting techniques evolve, effectiveness varies.  Research sheds light on media trends but focuses more on presidents than county clerks, more on political campaigns than government process.  Optimism, as new doors and new technology open to reporters, is tempered by competition from the marketplace and the new digital feast promised consumers.”

Warren Francke

January 1, 1995

SOME MEMES THAT MAKE YOU THINK

THIS TIME THEY GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

“Scott Mayo, who walked into the council chambers with a large (First) Confederate flag, told members of the council he attended a protest in Lee Square in August, and the media were the ones who made it a racial issue.

“‘This is something the press keeps lying about, generally speaking,’ Mayo said. ‘It keeps trying to make this a racial issue.  This isn’t a racial issue about the Confederate memorials in this country.  If anything, it’s literally a generational issue.'”

Pensacola News Journal, Saturday, September 16, 2017

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/14/confederate-monument-debate-draws-public-pensacola-city-council-meeting/666640001

ONE EXTREME CAN BE WORSE THAN ANOTHER

Our liberty and civility are at risk

“Charlottesville, Virginia, was the scene of a bloody riot Aug. 12.  The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus there were many other people injured.  Have politicians and the news media told the complete story about what happened, or have Americans been misled?  Let’s look at it.

“One does not have to accept the racist and nationalistic vision of the Unite the Right organization to recognize its First Amendment rights. Moreover, the group obtained a city permit to hold a peaceful rally to protest the lawful removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.  It was the leftist protesters who did not have a city permit for a rally.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife said:  ‘There has got to be a movement in this country to bring people together.  The hatred and rhetoric that has gone on and has intensified over the last couple months is dividing this great nation.’  He denounced the ‘white supremacists and the Nazis.’  However, when asked a question about whether he would include the left-wing, pro-violence antifa in his condemnation, he ignored the question and walked out of the room.

“Here’s a question for you:  Did the authorities of the city of Charlottesville have a duty to protect Unite the Right rally attendees? Both the Unite the Right organizers and the leftist counter-protesters charged that the Charlottesville police did not do their job.  They just stood back and watched.

“The Daily Caller article titled, ‘Why Were The Police Held Back In Charlottesville?’ reports:  ‘Law enforcement was on hand at the dueling demonstrations on Saturday, decked out in riot gear and looking prepared for the worst.  Except they weren’t allowed to do their job.’ Instead of owning up to his dereliction of duty—by not having ordered his police force to protect life and limb—Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer chose to demagogue the situation by blaming the rise of white nationalists on President Donald Trump.

“Many politicians, racists, hustlers and tyrants have an agenda that consists mostly of making the U.S. Constitution meaningless and giving government greater control over our lives.  The alt-right and white supremacists seek to achieve their goals through racist propaganda.  The leftists seek to achieve their goals by tricking Americans into believing that all they want are brotherhood and multiculturalism.  If either group achieves its goals, we Americans will lose not only our liberty but also our civility.  Few Americans recognize and respect the fact that multiracial societies are inherently unstable.  What we’ve been doing for decades, through various government policies, is stacking up combustible racial kindling awaiting a racial arsonist to set it ablaze.  There are too many historical examples of what happens to a nation when race hustlers are allowed to take over.”

Walter Williams

Syndicated Columnist

No excuse for antifa thuggery

“One of the least safe places to be in Berkeley, California, is in the vicinity of someone holding a ‘No Hate’ sign.

“So-called anti-fascist, or antifa, activists bearing shields emblazoned with those words assaulted any of the handful of beleaguered Trump supporters they could get their hands on at a small political rally over the weekend.  All in the cause, mind you, of demonstrating their supposed opposition to hatefulness.

“Too many people were willing to perfume antifa in the wake of Charlottesville, where it clashed with Nazi thugs who caused, and deserved, a wave of national revulsion.  But Berkeley demonstrates once again the true nature of this left-wing movement, which is thuggish in its tactics and totalitarian in its sensibility.  Anyone who at this point makes excuses for antifa—or worse, justifies it—is participating in its moral rot. 

“The antifa goons showed up in force at Berkeley at what had been a small ‘anti-Marxist’ rally of Trump supporters at a public park.  Antifa wore its usual fascistic garb of black masks and body armor.  They overwhelmed the police trying to maintain order.

“They then treated suspected Trump supporters with all the decorousness of torch-wielding medieval villagers who believed they had stumbled upon a witch.  A leader of a pro-Trump group had to run from a mob that pepper-sprayed and beat him, until he was taken into police custody for his own protection.  The targets weren’t Nazis bearing Nazi regalia, but supporters of the duly-elected president of the United States. Or people who were guilty of the offense of committing journalism—a reporter was beaten by the antifa cadres.

“Antifa benefited enormously from the horrific events in Charlottesville. It became Nazis versus the people standing up to the Nazis, and in that formulation the people standing up to the Nazis always win.  There can be no moral equivalence, we were told, between Nazis and their opponents.  But that depends on who the opponents are—there is a vast difference between peaceful counterprotesters and violent thugs, even if they are marching on the same side.

“All this was lost in the reaction to Charlottesville.  Liberal commentators spread memes comparing antifa to American GIs who stormed the beaches of Normandy.  The comparison would be apt if the 1st Infantry Division got together to spend an afternoon beating up fellow Americans rather than giving its last measure of devotion to breaching Hitler’s Atlantic Wall.

“There will always be goons who enjoy breaking things and hurting people.  The real scandal is that otherwise respectable people are willing to look the other way or explain away the violence, so long as its perpetrators are on their side.  They are just as cowardly as the mask-wearing antifa thugs who are brave enough to punch and kick people, but not to show their faces.”

Rich Lowry

National Review 

GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR APPS, AND LOVE AMERICA AGAIN

The mainstream press is going wild with a transcript of Mitch Landrieu’s speech that he gave, privately, to Democratic and Republican politicians in New Orleans.

Very soon, this speech may be compared to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address–if it hasn’t already been.

Just like Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Mitch Landrieu’s speech is nothing but a piece of deceitful propaganda that is eloquently presented–a document of lies that is beautifully packaged.

But the mainstream press won’t tell us this–because the mainstream press has broadcast nothing but lies since this diabolical Digital-Age began.

And unless Digital-Age Americans get their heads out of their apps, and start questioning the Digital-Age press and the Digital-Age politicians, this is what will probably happen:

Mitch Landrieu will be the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2020.

And Nikki Haley will be the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2020.

Get your heads out of your apps, and love America again.


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