So it has been a long time since I have posted a real rant. And there has been a lot going on in the news right now that should be talked about.
But have you noticed how everyone that writes for the media and often people that write for themselves (blogs, etc.) all have their own angle. I think sometimes when we read this we forget that just because someone has an opinion doesn’t mean it’s right. I’m not saying it would definitely be wrong either but how often do we check and get our own facts. And how deep can you really dig to find the “truth”. We can only make decisions with the information we have and if that information is skewed we are all at a disadvantage.
I have some very specific views on gun control and I can share them with you and perhaps I will in a future post. But isn’t it interesting how you really only hear about it when there is a crisis? The truth is when there is a crisis or something bad that happens, as individuals and as a society we look for an explanation. We look for someone or something to blame. It makes life easier to deal with. If there is no “reason” or “cause” for something how scary would that be? But is that truth?
The media has learned how to feed the beast as it were and give us what we crave in the face of tragedy, something or someone to blame. I can only pray that someday we have a real news program that will present the real story. All sides: the good, the bad and the ugly! We have a right to choose our opinion for ourselves from all of the facts.
Now don’t get me wrong I watch the news and I respect those that have made their career by sharing the news with us. They take risks all of their own. And they have a job to do. I also know that often producers pull the strings on stories and the even further high ups pull more strings. So where does the beast stop? No one knows.
I say all of this to say in conclusion, my dear amazing readers, that I hope you take every opportunity to learn a little bit more about a topic before trusting a single source. And of course that you remember to share your own thoughts, ideas and feelings anytime that you can.