Posted 5 months ago on Dec. 15, 2012, 1:28 p.m. EST by KevinPotts
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We Need A Movement To Get Money Out Of The Mainstream Media
The purpose and importance of protesting and visible Occupy Movements with activists in the streets is to gain the attention of the media and to reshape the national dialogue on important issues that are being ignored. But why should it take thousands of people in the streets getting abused and arrested by police to accomplish such a task? Why is such a task even a task at all in the first place? Nevermind the fact that #OWS was on its way to becoming an unstoppable force for good and for social change and would have already been way more successful at that if the peaceful protesting and the Occupations had been allowed to happen and flourish as they should in a free society, without being shut down as they were by police brutality, crackdowns and mass-arrests. Not to say that the Movement is dead by any means, it is still very much alive. But imagine how much more progress we would have made by now had it not been suppressed? -and if the growing Occupations had not been shut down? Imagine where we would be if our Freedom of Speech and The People’s Right To Peaceful Assembly were not treated as a crime?
Again, the purpose of protesting is to gain the attention of the media on important issues. But the truth is, it shouldn’t take thousands of peaceful activists in the streets getting beat up and pepper-sprayed in the face and arrested if the mainstream media was concerned with informing the public on the important issues in the first place. If the mainstream media was concerned with these important issues concerning social justice and the exposing of corruption -If The Mainstream Media Did It’s Job instead of carrying out its corporate-owned agenda of distraction and confusion (same goes for politicians) -then we wouldn’t need to be protesting and getting beat up and pepper-sprayed and arrested for it. Getting Money Out of Politics, ending unjustifiable wars and war profiteering, ending corporate personhood and breaking up the too-big-to-fail banks are very important root-of-the problem-evils that need to be remedied. But in order for any of that to happen, an even more important and paramount Root-of-The Problem-Evil needs to be remedied first and that is the issue of The Corporate-Owned-Multi-Media-Complex. We need a Movement to Get Money Out Of The Mainstream Media. We Need A Media With Integrity, A Media That Is Motivated By Social Justice And A Media That Serves The Best Interests of THE PEOPLE instead of what we currently have, which is a circus of talking heads, owned and manipulated by Money, distracting the public from the real issues and defending the status quo. I truly believe this is The Key to Waking This Country Up and to Accomplishing Everything Else Paramount That Needs To Be Accomplished. And WE THE PEOPLE Should Not Rest Until We Obtain It.