Like most Americans, I’m distressed today.
After 2010, 2016 begat 2017, and that was clearly a huge mistake by the American People; Americans should have known better, but they were sub-conscientiously led by the nose by American plutocratic control of 90% of the news media and America’s plutocratic minority.
In the Peoples defense, American democracy failed the People in 2010, when the People were unable to protect and regulate their sources of information, the Fourth Estate, the news media; “freedom of the press”, as such works to disadvantage of the ordinary People, today.
America’s Elected American government allowed the News Media to expand “Freedom of the Press” and to allow Corporate American news media to become the Corporate American “propaganda machine”, lying and misrepresenting the news with impunity!
American news media is untrustworthy!
Today, Six American corporate conglomerates own and control ninety percent (90%) of all American news media: “These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America”: http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6
American news media is competitive only for advertisers, not quality, accuracy, impartiality, or reliability for news.
And it is important to know that Corporate America’s news media derives its income, almost exclusively, from advertising by its own “Corporate America”.
The news media owes nothing to the listeners or subscribers, such as truth, or impartial news, or even complete news; the American people have been brainwashed.
Compared to the foreign press who competes for the news, American news media is partial and has “dumbed down the American Public”; reporters report the news, but editor’s “edit it” (censor)!
Originally, Constitutional Freedom of the Press was written to protect one owner, village newspapers of 1787, from being controlled by a single powerful source, like a political entity or, case in point, “corporate America”; village newpapers were the only media in 1787. Today’s prime time news media is entirely different from that of the “Freedom of the Press” of 1787.
Today, American freedom of the press and libel common law, is used exclusively by Corporate America to lie and misrepresent the news for the benefit of Corporate America with impunity.
Therein is the problem for America; the problem is not our Constitution, but our Supreme Court interpretation of the Constitution. Wealthy Republicans (like the Koch brothers) “owned” the U.S. Constitution, and the five Republican U.S. Supreme Court Justices majority, led by Justice Scalia, ‘who made a living’ by deciding the “Citizens United Supreme Court Decision”, which replaced U.S. Constitutional Law with a “return to slavery, by the American dollar” in which the American People as a whole, and their government, could be bought and sold with Dollars in United States currency.
Congress had enacted legislation to control the amount of money a contributor, including corporations, could make to a political cause of any kind; the U.S. Supreme Court decided the law was unconstitutional because it deprived wealthy people and corporations, their “freedom of speech”, and they decided erroneously to everyone except the Court, that a corporation was a “person” with a heart and blood and Constitutional Rights. A corporation in reality, is a legal piece of paper, called a charter.
So in 2010, after Citizens United was decided, America became the “Dollar Slave Republic” of the “John Birch Society Blue Book”!
In 2010, the wealthy Republican Party bought control of State governments, who would in 2010 Gerrymander the Congressional Districts of the States to favor wealthy Republicans, and in 2014 the Republicans would buy Congress with the votes of only half of the voters, the other half of voters did not even vote out of disgust for the candidates “owned” by both parties.
Therefore in 2016, a nitwit billionaire Donald Trump, became the Republican President of United States, defeating the Democratic candidate corrupted by Wall Street support, and neither candidate representing labor that makes up a majority of American voters; and fewer voters, voted in 2016 than voted in 2012, 2008, 2004, and 2000, because they were distressed and disgusted with their only choice of candidates, both of whom represent the wealthy contributors and Corporate America, and not the working Middle Class and Poor Americans.
President Trump was elected by the Electoral College and a minority of American voters; Trump’s opponent won a majority of the popular vote by 3 million votes; but the election appeared to be decided by voters, who did not vote!
American democracy is apparently dead, killed by the American dollar depriving the voters of a candidate of their choice that represents “their” interests in “their” own government.
America’s plight has renewed American’s interest in a modern-day revolution and the foreign perception of America has deteriorated to an all-time low; American voters must undo “Citizens United”, America must regulate and limit the news media ownership for impartiality, apply effective libel statutes, to the press, and provide direct elections controlled by a Federal impartial agency.
America, wither thou goest?
Meanwhile, don’t believe what you read in the newspaper; the news media is crying “wolf” again, or perhaps for too long.