Dear Friends: The above title could be: Robert E. Lee v. Mister Eley (the former a former General, the latter a former Geometry teacher)... which makes no sense, just like Geometry. Or, forgetting your History. They are not mutually exclusive, when you think about it. But don't think about it too hard. You might hurt yourself.
As such, does anybody actually remember their Geometry? I do, every time I parallel park. And that's it. And it's the same for Algebra. And Trigonometry. And as for Calculus? Forget about it. All we ever really need to know is how to add, how to subtract, occasionally how to multiply, all better known as how to use a calculator.
But, I do remember my History. Proudly. (Most of it, anyway. I'm a bit older now.) And may I suggest, quite humbly, that we all do the same.
For simply ask yourselves: who benefits most from all this division? (Put another way: break out that calculator. And put yet another way: follow the money.) The liberal-media-industrial-complex, that's who. Why? Their days are numbered.
Bold Prediction: Within one decade, all news will be consumed on-line (a caged octopus could predict that one), with the exception of FNC battling CNN for the now-geriatric baby-boomers, who will all still own televisions, even if they won't know how to use the remote. (Even the ones you speak into.) Which clearly begets a serious question: Could the majority of us ever have imagined a future without televisions, or even remote controls? Sure. If you remember your History.
To wit: All things become obsolete. (Except sex, and maybe rock n' roll (don't bank on the latter), so long live both, even if you need drugs to perform either. Or both. And we mean you, baby-boomers, battling so hard not to become obsolete. Do you even remember the Summer of Love? Count yourself lucky if you remember anything.) It is the way of the Universe. Scientists call it entropy. Philosophers think of it, metaphorically, as a war. And for all intents and purposes, war will never be obsolete.
And, unfortunately, our country is headed toward a three-pronged war: From within. From without. And from Artficial Intelligence. Consider:
- Future wars will be about the power, but not the money. Nukes change(d) the equation; a nuked country is not conquered, but devastated.
- Artificial Intelligence also changes the equation; robots will have no need for money.
- The above is simplistic, yes, but so is Occam's Razor. As such, we are on the cusp of "The Age of the F.U."
- For the math-minded: A.I. + F.U. = W.M.D.
The revolution will be computerized, and the first casualty will be the liberal-media-industrial-complex. (You see, God does exist, and does have a sense of humor, and also a terrific sense of irony.) Because, simply put, the press is no longer in the news business, but (only) in the money business, and about to go out of business. Funny how division works, kinda like accelerated subtraction.
So let's digress here, and imagine how the liberal-media-industrial-complex can diversify. Clearly, they need to consider adding The Future Protest-Fashionista's Wardrobe & Accessories, Inc., to their business model:
- Designer helmet, with optional spike and pepper-spray guard (with optional intermittent wipers)
- All-weather bullet-proof sweater-vest, with multiple phishing-pockets, RIF, and built-in device-chargers
- Color-coordinated hip, thigh, ankle, and shoulder-holsters (firearm specific)
- Knee-high designer-laced boots, spiked-heel optional, spiked-toe standard
- Sporting-fashionable sunglasses, video-capable, nuclear-blast and eclipse-proof
- Gloves, device-friendly and brass-knuckle capable
- Crotch-guard, male and female
- And for those on the cheap, take a sock, polyester works best, and fill it 1/3 with marbles. It's called the Happy Slapper (known on the street as the Stephen King Special)
- And for you morons out there who would actually make and use such a thing, make sure you tie-off the top before you swing it. You can't afford to lose any more marbles.
A bleak future indeed. So let's stick to the present. Consider:
- The money-press loved Candidate Trump before they hated President Trump. (As such, does news and entertainment ever mix. See: Satire.)
- TV news personalities make many millions of dollars, even on MSNBC, much like high-paid athletes -- it's simply Supply & Demand, until the press starts to create the demand. (See: Conflict of Interest.)
- Did we all see and hear the coverage of David Duke? Exactly. When a guy like that is forgotten to under the rock which he lives, leave him there.
As such, a quick reminder to us all: racism, hate, and violence of any and all forms must be condemned, vehemently. And any pathetic-loser-coward (aka a despicable scumbag) who rams a vehicle into a crowd is an evil terrorist. And all those evil bastards deserve a hell on earth before their hell in hell. And coverage of that, somehow, would get the press some much needed ratings. Consider:
- If it bleeds it leads.
- Thanks to YouTube (aka the future press) you can witness any carnage 16,000 times, which is way more than the 15,000 times on cable news.
- Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post.
- Mark Zuckerberg has positioned himself to dominate the news-cycle within this decade.
- Is there any connection between uber-rich tech-dudes controlling the(ir) news? (See: Conflict of Interest.)
- Mark Zuckerberg is planning a presidential run in 2020. (See: Satire.)
- Unless Bezos beats him to it. (See: Conflict of Satire.)
The revolution will be computerized. But young Matthew Broderick should not be running things. That will result in Young Frankenstein. (And pronounced Frankensteen.)