I can’t keep up with the news anymore. It’s getting to the point where I don’t even remember what it was like in the “before time.” And due to the information overload, my brain doesn’t even have time to process and organize the information it receives yet alone write about it. It’s getting harder to get information straight. And since it is getting harder to keep track of information, it is harder to keep those in power accountable. I don’t even know where to pull my attention! And that, dear readers is dangerous because while you are busy concentrating on one issue, they let some other horrible policy slip by. Or they repeal a policy that protects your rights, right under your nose. We don’t even notice because our attention is pulled in so many directions now, we can’t even focus.
Just the other day, I was reading a CNN article that showed:
Breaking News – Michigan man arrested after caller threatens to kill CNN employees
“Authorities arrested a Michigan man last week after he allegedly called CNN several times, threatening to kill employees at the network’s Atlanta, Georgia, headquarters, according to a federal affidavit.
Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN on January 9 and January 10 and four calls, which were recorded, contained threats, according to the affidavit, which was unsealed Friday. “
“Griesemer, whose age was not given, also made disparaging statements about Jewish people, African-Americans and the network in several calls, the affidavit said.”
” On September 19, a man — later identified as Griesemer — called an employee at an Islamic center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and made derogatory comments about the mosque and Muslims, an FBI agent said in the affidavit. “
“CNN received the first threatening call around 3 p.m. on January 9.”
“Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down,” said the caller, who cursed and used an expletive directed at African-Americans, the affidavit said.
“I am on my way right now to gun the f****** CNN cast down …. I am coming to kill you,” the caller said a second call to CNN, according to affidavit.
“On January 10, ..The caller again threatened to come to the Atlanta headquarters to “gun every single last one of you,” the affidavit said.” (CNN)
I wrote on CNN’s website that ” This is the effect of dictator Trump inciting violence against our free press.” My message was quickly removed from facebook as SPAM due to the fact that multiple people (Trump Supporters) who were simultaneously spouting, venom, celebrating and promoting violence against CNN (fake news), also mass marked my comment denouncing Trump’s incitement of the murder of journalists.
Facebook’s ridiculous automated algorithm system removes messages that are mass marked regardless of what the topic is. So if the majority of people support fascism and you say something that they don’t like, mass marking the message results in deletion by the software system. The result is that Facebook is controlled by mob rule and automated by machines. But that is befitting for the society that we currently live in and choose to live in.
Later Don Lemon responded to Trump , stating that “This is what happens when the president of the United States, Donald Trump, repeatedly attacks members of the press simply for reporting facts that he does not like.” Basically repeating what I already said.
But here is the thing about not being able to keep up and even being exhausted from all the garbage being flung at you simultaneously. I wanted to write about this when I read the article. However, I couldn’t initially due to info overload. You know why?
Because at exactly the same fucking time that I was on CNN’s website reading the “Breaking News” article about a right wing Trump supporting terrorist fanatic who made death threats against reporters, another “Breaking News” story popped up on top of page I was currently in the process of reading. The story about a Kentucky school shooting resulting in the deaths of 2 students and 18 injuries.
Kentucky school shooting: 2 students killed, 18 injured.
“Another high school has turned into a scene of carnage, this time in western Kentucky.
Sixteen people were wounded, two of them fatally, after a shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School, authorities said. Four others sustained various injuries.” (CNN)
Well now, don’t forget to send your fucking thoughts and prayers because now is not the time to talk about this either. And tomorrow, we’ll already forget about it.
So what the hell do I write about? Where do I keep my attention? I’m reading a breaking news story about a lunatic trying to murder reporters due to Trump’s constant incitement to violence against journalists who don’t promote his agenda. I barely finish reading that story yet alone processing what is happening only to be interrupted with another breaking news story about a different gun totting lunatic shooting up yet another school.
So what shall I blog about? Pick you fucking poison.
Crazy Trump Supporter Threatens To Murder CNN Reporters – Trump Administration Complicit
2. Another Lunatic Murders People in Mass School Shooting – Trump Administration Complicit
You know what? It doesn’t matter. Because honestly, the truth is by the time you read this blog, it will be obsolete. Ancient history. Yesterday’s news. At the rate we are going, nobody will even remember any of this and it will no longer be relevant. Tomorrow will be another mass shooting while nothing is being done. And two days from now, we will be reading about yet anther scandal, corruption charge, or another slow erosion in the foundation of human liberty as our citizens slowly get complacent while they get used to the warm comforting glow of fascism.
I could certainly speak about why not only do we need better gun control methods but why the 2nd amendment needs to be repealed. And I actually say this as a gun owner. I can speak about how the GOP sits idly by and does nothing as this is now the 11th mass shooting this year and it is only January. (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/kentucky-school-shooting.html)
Now is not the time to talk about this .
Send your thoughts and prayers.
As a matter of fact, here are my fucking thoughts and prayers.
Pray on this!