Divide and Conquer

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12 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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There’s never a great way to begin a blog. At least, I’ve never found a compelling way to do so. Most of the time, I don’t have a clear picture of what will be written ahead of the initial dive (date) with my keyboard.

A lot of things are happening in the world right now. Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, banks continue to operate on the backs of the global population, and the division between people continues to grow as it’s propagated by the mainstream media.

When I was in college, I took a large amount of journalism classes, being a ‘strategic communication’ major/professional writing minor. Often, the teachers reflected back on their own days as journalists, where they carried the banner of investigative journalism; tackling large stories that required large amounts of investigation, research, and eyewitness accounts to piece together their magnum opus.

In these classes, I often imagined whether or not I’d someday be a great writer, known for publishing the truth, doing investigation that many don’t have the time to do. Fast forward to 2020, and I’ve come to realize that many simply don’t care to do any research on what’s going on in the world. Rather, they digest everything the media tells them, while basing their lives around the ‘facts’ propagated by the television.

My professors weren’t necessarily wrong for painting their story of how journalism use to be in the golden era of objective truth – if that’s ever been a thing (doubtful). In the 80’s, media was owned by a collective 50+ corporations. Now, it’s owned by 6.

If you think you’re getting objective news by watching VICE (which I enjoy from time to time – just like I enjoy eating candy) remember it’s still in this media conglomerate.

As a human, I do my best to present facts and allow others to make up their minds. I think it’s incredibly rude to dictate to others what they should do, how they should do it, who they should love, etc. Rather, I think it’s worth presenting materials and allowing others to come to conscious choices at their own will and volition.

Do unto others….

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What exactly does media consolidation mean? I’ll allow you to decide that for yourself, as well as open your eyes a bit to see a breakdown of one of these behemoth companies – Disney.

Did you know that your brain operates at a lower level of function when it’s watching television than when you sleep? Ponder that.

There is a war being fought right now, for your mind, money, and children.

Shifting gears…

When I look at what’s being propagated in the media, I see a persistent trend of division. You can see this applied in politics. Left, right, democrat, republican, conservative, liberal, etc.

Obama dropped 26,000 bombs in his last year in office (link)

The Clintons, as well as Trump, were all found on Epstein’s “Lolita express” flight logs.

The first slave owner in America was black – and demanded his right to own slaves (link)

Do your homework. I’m not expressing any personal opinions on this blog, other than to present facts. 

Nobody has clean hands. Division is little more than a tactic to control, divide, and conquer the conscious minds of humanity.  Every single year, families come together to celebrate the holidays, with many encountering yelling matches over politics, the news, etc.

Is this love or fear that’s winning the argument? Are people coming together, or simply reinforcing their differences and building internal walls rather than coming together and remembering that we’re all human beings who want to be loved, accepted, and cared for as we are?

I’ve spent many years of my life being a judgmental prick. Perhaps not on the outside, though I’ve had my moments of bigotry and hatred displayed to others. It was the critical inner voice of judgement that I carried, and allowed to dictate how I treated others.

I’ve lost relationships, caused damage to others, and said many words I wish I could take back. Often, this came from an ego that felt I ‘knew better’ than the people I was criticizing and casting judgement upon.

When I peel back the layers of why I acted the way I did, it was often because I didn’t have the full picture.

At the root of my poor actions was a young man that feared he wasn’t enough. Not enough to love. Not enough for his Dad to visit the doctor and prevent his cancer…the list could go on.

I still battle these feelings. Deeply. However, I’ve begun the process of learning to accept myself, as I am, as well as offer this to others.

The healing starts today. It starts with a choice to accept others, think freely, and allow others to do the same.

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

That’s the only way our world will change.

Oh, and there’s been a pandemic happening for years – killing nearly 10 million people every year. 

World hunger.

 

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