The early years
by Dee McLachlan
In an article in the Herald Sun this morning, Rita Panahi writes:
“Donald Trump’s triumph has shown once again how desperately out of touch much of the commentariat is with the mainstream.
“…In what has been the most astonishingly biased and hysterical media coverage in living memory, much of the media took it upon themselves to destroy Trump’s campaign rather than report fairly and sensibly on both candidates.
“[the commentary is] precisely the type of blinkered, hyperbolic nonsense that has characterised much of the cringe-worthy media narrative.”
And it clearly demonstrates what Trump had been saying, that
“The corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. They’re a political special interest, no different than any lobbyist or any other financial entity, and their agenda is not for you, it’s for themselves.”
Many of My Friends Are in Shock
I spent much of last night reading through a countless trail of Facebook posts — many by good friends of mine. They relayed their absolute horror and dismay at Trump’s win. For example:
“I cant sleep. Poor Hilary.”
“I’m sorry America but it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever be great again.”
“America chose a sexist pig over a woman.”
“I’m seriously scared about what might happen in a Trump world.”
“This is deplorable! What has the world come to?”
I replied to many of the posts — until the key board of my computer started to smoke.
I suggested to one that she not feel too sorry for dear Hillary. Bill and Hillary have a tidy nest egg well over the $150 million mark — all earned from being a political animals.
These poor people are suffering depression from being LIED TO.
And the mainstream media have being lying to them for decades. They were never given a balanced story. And now that their world has been turned upside down — they need therapy.
Here are some tips for those suffering depression, and how to move on with their lives after a Hillary loss:
1. Forgive yourself for being fooled.
This is not easy I know. It is difficult when you have trusted someone — particularly those looking after you — and you find out they have deceived you — and that they are compulsive liars. It will be so much easier for you to move on with your life knowing that the media never gave you the whole story, and that they deliberately held the truth from you.
2. Don’t give the media the benefit of the doubt.
This may go against your instincts, but from now on, do your own research. Don’t blindly trust what the mainstream media are telling you. If they say Hillary is a princess and Donald is a toad, check for yourself. If you do, you will feel empowered and be less fearful.
3. Learn the basics of deception detection.
This won’t save you from ever being fooled again, but you’ll be ready for the next one. What doesn’t break you, will make you more resilient.
4. There is always a positive with a negative.
Donald Trump has said he is going to “drain the swamp” — and remove corruption from Washington. Isn’t that what everyone wants? More honest governance. Whether he can put a brake on special interests is another thing, but the movement to do so has put politicians all around the globe on notice.
5. Blame the Democratic Party.
It is hard not to take your vengeance out on the “deplorable” voters. But it is the Democratic Party you should be focused on. They rigged the nomination, so that a fair an honest fight for the best candidate was derailed. Bernie Sanders would have risen to the top, and would most likely have been elected yesterday if he was running. This may encourage more honesty and transparency in the future.
6. A woman should have been elected.
It has been a massive blow to millions of woman that the glass ceiling remains at the White House. She was not the right woman. If she had won, those disenchanted Americans would have made sure to expose her crimes and try to put her behind bars. It would have put a terrible stain on women in power had she succeeded — only to be indicted for serious crimes. Her defeat to Trump might be her best and most dignified option — giving her a free “get out of jail” card.
7. The onion.
I will use the analogy of an onion. The president is only the top layer. The next is the government (Congress, etc); below that the military industrial complex; below that are intelligence services; and below that the shadow corporates and banking families that are pulling the strings.
This is bigger than Trump. We (winners, losers and spectators) are all part of a revolution — a revolution of awareness.
Take heart — the by-product of this movement is going towards exposing the secrecy behind the power structures that control us.
Secrecy is Repugnant
In one Facecbook post, a friend said:
“Blame it on the Republicans.”
I replied with:
“The Republican establishment did everything to stop it. They couldn’t quell the feeling that the elite are becoming more elite, the rich richer, and the establishment more entrenched. The republican politicos are part of the problem. Honesty in politics and media were assassinated in November 1963 along with JFK. This is a step toward cleansing the corruption and secrecy of those in power to keep power…”
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