By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
Yes, this is important. It’s VERY important:
A long chapter in media history came to an unlikely close on Sunday night with a sale agreement for Time Inc., the publisher of once-prestigious magazine titles including Time, Sports Illustrated and People.
The Meredith Corporation — the owner of Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens and AllRecipes — agreed to purchase Time Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at nearly $3 billion. The deal was made possible, in part, by an infusion of $650 million from the private equity arm of Charles G. and David H. Koch, the billionaire brothers known for using their wealth and political connections to advance conservative causes.
We are losing freedom of the press. If you don’t think that’s a big deal just look to other countries that have to have facts smuggled in. imagine your children and grandchildren looking at you as if you are un-American, a traitor, an embarrassment or worse because you believe in true freedom because you remember it.
Don’t think that the internet can save you because with Congress ready and willing to kill net neutrality we are on the road to them killing it as we know it.
Then the lies will be believed as truth:
When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already…What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it.
A definite factor in getting a lie believed is the size of the lie. The broad mass of the people, in the simplicity of their hearts, more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.
There are a lot of folks that as soon as Hitler is used as an example they tune out whatever is being said as if he were some mythical figure. HE WASN’T. He was a madman with a gift for manipulation, for turning one group against another and then another. He studied history and used examples of other peoples, other times. He was no different than any other power crazed madman with a twisted vision. We have madmen walking the streets of every city in every corner of the world. He chanced upon just the right time in the right place. Who can say that THIS isn’t the right time and the right place yet again?
The Koch brothers aren’t the only ones with a vision that is contrary to the America we know. I think they may have been about changing it the longest. They learned it as children and unfortunately, they have the billions to have kept chipping away at America for decades. They are the true believers in a vision and they use the greedy in our government and in our industry to take us back in time to the golden age of the robber barons and the company towns; a time when most American lives were expendable all for the good of the ruling class. Times then were pretty much a Dicken’s novel on this side of the pond. We are tiny Tim’s family and they are Scrooge with no change of heart. Remember, “Are there no poor houses?” If you don’t believe me, please google the Koch brothers and learn exactly what the thing this country should be and check out what they own and who they own in Washington D.C. oh and don’t forget the Sinclair group in your reading. We are moving fast my sweet hippies. It won’t be too many more years when espousing peace and love for all, brotherhood and equality will make you enemies of the state. I probably won’t live to see it. I’m soon to be 66 years old and in poor health but you will, my daughter and my granddaughter will.
The first step is to rid yourselves of the belief that it can’t happen here.