You know how everybody always says "I don't watch the news anymore, it's just full of ____________
(Insert your own reason here)?
You just may want to watch the news again, at least once more, after I tell you this.
You see, the bad news that the news reports about each night is more often than not, tragedies.
A plane crash, shootings, fires, robberies.
Those stories SELL!
Basically, human interest stories.
These stories are meant to catch your attention because they are directed straight at your reactive gut. They are meant to prick at your latent biases and self-interests, and to put you into survival mode.
It is, for all intents and purposes, to SHUT YOU DOWN.
The exact response that you made to it.
They don't want you to pay attention.
Those who continue to watch are long term bread and butter, so they don't even worry about them thinking for themselves, or shutting the t.v. off.
You are the person they were aiming for..... and they got you.
They got you to turn away and not pay attention any longer.
They got you to withdraw, and in doing so maybe you picked up smoking or drinking again or just got your head into a hobby and don't care anymore.
Hell, you probably wont even bother to vote anymore for city council, mayor, governor, or Senator maybe cause nothing ever changes anyway.
They got you!
Well, we want you BACK!
We NEED you back!
We need you to care again. To stand up and pay attention and not let them play the sleight of hand on you.
Keep your eye on the ball because as soon as you look away they'll slide it in past you.
Your voice IS important and it CAN make a difference.
"I don't want you to protest....I don't want you to write to your Congressman, 'cause I wouldn't know what to tell you to write.
I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street, all I know is that FIRST, you've GOT to get MAD!
You've got to say "I'm a human being, Gahdam it!
My life has VALUE!
..........so I want you to get up now....I want all of you to get up out of your chairs....and I want you to get up right now and go to the window.....open it and stick your head out and yell; "I'm as mad as HELL and I'm not gonna take this anymore"
Whoa is us that Edward George Ruddy died.