One thing I commonly hear from conservatives is that the liberal media is trying to divide us and start a race war.
To those saying that it was the media that divided us, I’ll say this: We’ve been a nation divided since colonization.
Despite the name of the country in which we live, we have never been a united nation. We have been divided for a very long time and many refuse to acknowledge that.
Many forgot for a while just how truly divided we are. People with very deep pockets saw this division and used the media to capitalize on it by feeding each group the type of Kool Aid they wanted to drink. All the media did was reinforce something we all forgot about over 300 years ago.
The ones who were smart enough to see what was going on sought safe refuge on the internet where people could freely post what was really going on. Eventually more and more people realized this, and they too sought refuge on the internet.
The problem however is that the people with very deep pockets that fuel the big media giants saw what was going on and were determined to be relevant by any means necessary. Like a bunch of old parents trying to be hip, they discovered the internet and decided to use that to feed the division through there. By this point people had grown to trust the internet; so much so that they never saw the next wave coming.
People who had grown to trust everything they saw on the internet took the bait instantly and the division continues and will continue until we start to communicate our problems face to face without the smoke and mirrors of your living room TV, a computer screen, or some young, fiery (and unfortunately attractive) conservative woman that yells and does more for old conservative men than Viagra and their wives ever could.
This trend we’re seeing is one of the many reasons Trump got elected in the first place. Websites like this fueled the biases of many over the years to create the various echo chambers we see today. Trump strategically appealed to each of these echo chambers with a message crafted specifically for them.
It doesn’t help that the race for the presidency came off the heels of a DNC rigging and us ending up with a lackluster candidate to run against him, but that’s an article for another day.
During the late months of summer and the early months of fall; several articles catered towards each candidate, and their bases flooded the internet with many stories often being fake or slightly altered to give a warped perception of current events.
It was these articles that furthered an already growing division that resulted in people defecting to Trump. I still believe that regardless of who won, we would still be a country divided and will be a country divided until things change at the human level.
Before this turns into another Tomi Lahren or Donald Trump flame post, I’ll end with this; you will learn so much more from actually talking to each other face to face than you would from watching CNN, Fox News or, reading crap off of OccupyDemocrats, FreeThoughtProject, USUNews, DailyNewsBin, Conservative Media, DailyWire, “BlueLivesMatter or TheNewResistance. There are too many of these kinds of sites to list, but I’ve read articles from ALL OF THEM, and all they do is give us exactly the side of the story we want to hear and not the side of the story that will compromise our confirmation biases.
I’ve watched both sides of the political spectrum drink this Kool Aid for years ,and it’s getting older than the Trix Rabbit’s attempts to eat cereal. Like, dammit man, you’re never getting Trix! Give up!
Anyways, if we’re gonna get anywhere, then we need to start listening to each other and taking each other’s problems more seriously.
Flemmings Beaubrun is an avid gamer and lover of music. When not working, Flemmings likes to spend his time whipping up dank beats for the masses. He also spends his weekends thrift shopping for rare video games and obscure electronics. Other times he’s in front of a TV with a giant bowl of cereal enjoying shows from the 90’s.