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“Novelty Music” like this example, would have been played on the radio, which was the primary propaganda tool of the 30s and 40s. Miraculously, free speech and our species survived radio.
Since we are constantly subjected to lies, conspiracy theories and hate from multiple media sources, isn’t it our responsibility to speak up whenever and wherever we see it?
These are real *people* who make conscious decisions to manipulate the undereducated, misinformed and those who unknowingly repeat these fabrications, whether through Facebook, radio, television, or internet chat sites. I just saw today that the Kelly Loeffler campaign intentionally darkened the skin of her opponent in a Facebook ad, a blatant racist tactic to appeal to “the Trump base”. Is that Zuckerberg’s fault, or the unethical Georgia Senator? Probably both.
Here at Wright Chat, we automatically and intuitively protect Wright’s legacy by exposing untruths, for example in the thread “Sure, we can call anything “Frank Lloyd Wright” ” We also contact people who are selling items with false attribution or provenance. This is whistle blowing on a micro level. Now we need to do the same to those who wish to destroy what remains of our fragile democracy.
Good to know that someone knows what is best for me.
I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member
To suggest that hatred comes exclusively from the right (and, embarrassingly, some of it does) is either blind adherence to the hatefulness of the left or stupidity. For those who are committed to the "facts," it is inconsistent to ignore half of the picture.
“ BLM do nothing but scream, set fires, loot...”
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/06 ... c-protests
Any black person who would be caught storming the US capitol would be shot and killed immediately.
The same could be said about what's happening at the US Capitol today: those protesting, a few violently (someone has been shot by law enforcement, presumably inside the building), are of course a tiny percentage of our population who have been radicalized by the President of the United States, who has been supported by a considerable minority of Republican Senators and Congressmen to this point. I would suggest that this would be a good time for those who identify themselves as members of that party to sit down---in shame---and shut up, if they don't have the courage to protest, themselves, their party leaders.
Who owns this insurrection/coup attempt?
Who called for it?
I can't sit idly by with that statement.“ BLM do nothing but scream, set fires, loot...”
That is NOT true. Those that resort to violence, looting, or destruction are a very small minority and not representative at all of BLM.
Words matter...use them carefully and accurately.
Btw- Roderick. I guess you’re right. As an example of the destruction of freedom of speech, Twitter has just locked Trump out, and deleted his tweets calling for this insurrection/coup d’etat/covid super spreader/proud boys dress up party.
The problem with the 25th in this case is that Pence could pardon Trump and his numerous federal crimes. On the other hand, he might not be so inclined since Trump threw him under the bus.
The upside is obvious. We’d be rid of him.