By Pat McLene
Why we prep
Here’s another reason why you – and your friends and family – should prep:
“It’s not enough to be able to lie with a straight face; anybody with enough gall to raise on a busted flush can do that. The first way to lie artistically is to tell the truth – but not all of it.” – Robert A. Heinlein, “Time Enough for Love“
Demonstrating true artistry, CNN fulfilled Heinlein’s definition of the best way to lie and managed to do so using modern video editing. The Hill, being more closely tied to the written word, had to do its bald-faced best in print. But neither disinformation source should be singled out for excessive praise or condemnation; they were just utilizing the current industry “best practices.”
“The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)
The problem is the “mainstream press” is no longer free. It’s become a vital part of the “functionaries of government.” According to Tim Groseclose, author of “Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind,” more than 90 percent of D.C. journalists vote Democratic, with an even higher number giving to Democrats or liberal-leaning political action committees.
“When people talk of the Freedom of Writing, Speaking, or thinking, I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and Click to see the original article