Political Corruption and Headline Surfing Leave Our Children at Risk

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U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Our view of violence is wildly distorted. We don’t know the truth, but I think we can handle it. In the USA today, we think TV shows and the “news” represent reality. They aren’t. Instead of the truth, the news media feeds us the preferred biases of their selected audience spiced with titillating and emotionally charged subjects like violence and sexual scandal. That formula sells soap, insurance, and drugs, but it is also selling us a dangerous brew of politics. Unfortunately, that witches-brew of lies could get our children killed.

It is easy to think that the United States has become more violent over time. That false impression comes from our biased attention. Today, we carry a headline-machine in our pockets. Media algorithms deliver more of any headlines we clicked. That is why we see more stories about violence, when in fact, the rate of violent crime continued to fall for the last several years.

Due to our media-distorted perception, we think that mass murders are a hundred times more likely than they really are. In contrast, we largely ignore the danger of drugs, alcohol, and suicide because we don’t see those stories in the news. That distortion of reality leaves us vulnerable to political manipulation. It becomes too easy for politicians to sell us imaginary solutions to fictitious problems.

 

We know that 27 students and staff died last year (2018) during a mass murder at a US school. That is a horrible tragedy and I’ve written about how to save lives in schools. Because of the biased news coverage, we forget that the horrible murder toll in our schools is eclipsed a dozen times over on the streets of Chicago. Drug overdoses will kill more young people than that in a few days. We confuse the sensational with the meaningful.

The media continues its drum beat of distortion about mass murders that didn’t happen because it captures our attention. That distortion leaves us vulnerable and I’m afraid we’ll be manipulated. I fear that Antifa and the people behind them will attack a school to prove the politicians right.. and would do it shortly before the next election.

That sounds crazy to me, but we’ve already seen Antifa get away with violence. We also saw Jeffrey Epstein’s death while he was in police custody. Men who lust for power will always justify their actions.

The antidote to propaganda is more information.

The only way I now to stop such a plot is to read deeper. Set aside the ball games for a minute and study the risks our children face. Understand what really keeps our kids safe at schools. For extra credit, compare what you learned to what you were sold by the news media.

That could save our kids. And, it could also save our country.

Please stay safe.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here with sources. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Makasoul

Anit that the truth. I posted on a fox news article titled mass shooting of 2 people. I showed the statistics of mass shootings as they love to call them, which were something like 300 deaths, cop fatal shootings which were over 700, death by car accident which was like 30k, then i put people injured due to accidents that went to the hospital which was 30 million. I said your outrageous nonsense of fearing mass shootings is so far skewed, it makes throwing ice cubes at the sun to put it out seem wise. They deleted my comment.

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MICHAEL J

No longer can any news media be trusted to deliver unbiased reporting. Controlling the narrative has always been a tool to adjust people’s thinking. But it’s become a weapon capable of swaying vast amounts of stupid uninformed people who depend on others to decide for them. Fortunately the American people are beginning to see past the smoke and mirrors. The damage done from the past 8 years has been difficult to overcome. Running the government is no longer a function of the democrat party, their sole attention is bringing down the President with resistance at every turn. Americans spoke loud… Read more »

ras52
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ras52

Yes, the democrats and media lie everyday, they do not care about us or the country. They only want to promote their evil agenda.

Makasoul
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Makasoul

So does fox news.

neville
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neville

The spoiled brats of today are useless. All they want to do is play games on their hand held toys and get fat. They are going to defend this country????

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Makasoul

Hahahaha nope they arent, but you know what they will do? Be so useless and worthless that thier only course of action is to be fully reliant of the goverment to tell them what they can and cannot do. So the only way they would revolt against the goverment is if the government told them to do it haha.