Editorial #352 Happy New Year
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” applies perfectly to the last two years.
We all experience life’s joys, trials and tribulations along with the challenge of coping with them. The quicker we learn from these challenges, the sooner we can give encouragement to others as a mentor or friend.
Strangers deliver most of our information about world situations. The media chooses what we should care about, think about or know about. They try to reset our priorities to match their agenda by flooding us with news that is mostly irrelevant to our value system.
The media, in spite of their hubris, does not reflective what we are seeing and experiencing in real life. They use sensational headlines and become preoccupied with omitting the most relevant topics or facts. The media trains our eyes to look at all the tragedies and dysfunctionalities with relentless reminders of disaster and danger, fomenting fear and hysteria. Their only rule is: “if it bleeds, it leads.” regardless of social merit or construct.
Most news is useless information about which we can do little, intentionally making us feel helpless. Their objective is to keep us fearful and isolated, tortured by our own thoughts. They need us to be disconnected from the idea of community causing us to be able to do little without permission from the government.
Being constantly inundated with emotional torture and fear has a debilitating effect. It forces us to believe and behave in ways contrary to our core values that are the foundation of a free, independent, patriotic and self-reliant country.
Today’s public education system is a reflection of today’s media with many social science classes replaying their news feeds to students. They hammer home how the victims need more government aid and how the patriots who love America are the enemies of these victims. Younger generations react to this predictably, with impulsive anger and irrational choices, often vengeful and self-serving, totally disregarding the all the predictable unintended consequences.
The silver lining of this avalanche of information is expressed by the adage: “nothing can be hidden from eventual truth and knowledge”. The last two years have exposed the blatant violation of Our Nation’s core values and the hypocrisy of their agenda. Are we expected to accept their demand that 2+2=5 without question?
How long will it take for the next generation to realize they can’t balance their checkbook, much less save the world with these flawed beliefs that have no proof of being beneficial with almost no accountability for the $Trillions already spent? There is much more money to be made by keeping these problems going with often the best solution is to do nothing. The best New Year’s resolution we can make is to pray we have the courage to live by Our Nation’s core values.
This is Keith Kube wishing you a Happy New Year where you are able to make your world a better place.
Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website www.keithkube.com for past editorials.