I've heard "freedom isn't free" - no shit sherlock - try saying something unpopular in the presence of Americans - they'll quickly remind you what they think about your freedom of speech.
The media that influences the minds of citizens doesn't have a duty to do anything for U.S. It is OUR DUTY to take control of them. If you don't believe me - ASK THEM.
When the enemies of freedom dominate the nooz - all we are left with is each other. I get very frustrated discussing anything with anybody - the media really seems to dominate the judgement circuits of most people I know. It isn't their fault. Media propaganda has matured to where it can simply be employed on the population. The experimentation phase of this stuff is finito - they know how to get us all to believe any-freaking-thing.
Freedom of speech seems simple - until one attempts to say something unpopular.
Our nation - is not a democracy - but it DOES have democratic - majority rule - mechanisms built-in. These democratic mechanisms - namely elections - are controlled by a corporate "mafia" that controls the voting machines. For this reason I don't vote. I want a paper receipt or something better. They claim to have electronic chips the size of a grain of rice to store biometric data on us under our own skin! But we can't have a transparent election. It is not difficult to have transparent elections. The real work is in controlling the elections and the media that reports on whether or not the elections were honest. If I control both - then I have the ability to control a "higher level" of propaganda-power here in the USA.
The so-called "bad guys" seem to be better at everything - in other words those taking all the fruits of our labors are in a number of minority top positions - scraping the cream off our work - then giving us the crumbs. Every time a situation like this develops (based on the lies fed to me about our history) every time a situation where a few have everything and everybody else is struggling for food - revolution results. The results depend on a lot - and that is beyond the scope of this key-battering.
On the upcoming prezidental elecshun:
Donald Trump loves and supports Israel. My guess right now is that he will not address the concerns of the USS Liberty. He does not presently DEMONSTRATE THE POWER NOW to bend the media to his will....they are in league with him - they are the very people behind him.
Yesterday - day before - I read an article that Atlantic City - home of Donald Trumps casinos I visited one time a decade and more ago - that Atlantic City was trying to claim bankruptcy. I guess that filthy dump Atlantic City - just didn't profit as much as the Donald for his casino biz.
I have nothing against Donald Trump. But would even Donald Trump respect me if I didn't ask these tough questions? I think not.
We need to get out of these wars, re-establish respect for states rights and traditions, and bring back industry so there is enough jobs so that people who don't like how it is in their present state, can get a job in another state that is more in line with their values.
If there really are 300 million people here in the USA - then get some shoe factories here! That's a lot of shoes. Put tariffs on this item and subsidize some entrepreneurial shoe design and manufacturing start-ups. Isn't this basic stuff - or should I find a way to make this dirt-simple stuff complicated?