It’s not fake news that dictators and totalitarian leaders throughout history have recognized the need to silence those who tell the truth. An honest media always poses the biggest threat to those who would misuse power.
The first step in controlling that media is to discredit it. I find it fascinating that we never heard of fake news until we got a fake leader. Coincidence? I think not.
Who are we to believe? The Liar-in-Chief is pathologically unable to tell the truth and changes his story every other day in spite of video evidence to the contrary. On the other side is the free press.
As for me, I am sticking with, and standing up for a free press. Their credibility has stood the test of time, and a free press is our best defense available against scoundrels, thieves and dictators like all those listed above. And right now, we need the best defense we can get.
We are known by the company we keep. At least that’s what my mom always told me.
This morning, I just saw Russian agents meeting with the #BLOTUS in the White House. This is one day after firing the head of the FBI who was investigating his treasonous ties to Russia. From the photos I could not tell who had the biggest smiles. The #BLOTUS was definitely enjoying hosting his friends.
What is blatantly obvious, however, is that the current leader of our nation is far more comfortable with dictators, thugs, and strongmen than he is with the rule of law and the dictates of the Constitution.
The #BLOTUS covets absolute power. Anyone with the courage to challenge that power will be eliminated. FBI Director Comey wasn’t the first to feel his ire, and sadly will not be the last.
If it walks like a duck, and if it quacks like a duck…then it’s time to make some decisions about whether you really like listening to ducks.
“Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it” is as true now as it has ever been. The unbelievably strident rhetoric and unabashedly racist and sexist positions promoted by Donald Trump are frighteningly familiar to any student of history. Listen to the early speeches of Adolf Hitler and make the comparison yourself.
This is not the kind of leader I want for the United States. His clearly stated and well known values do not reflect my values, nor hopefully, the values of the majority of citizens in this country. I am glad someone has the sense and the moral courage to tell it like it is.