What is wrong with the United States? Well, one thing is obvious. We have no shortage of money-grubbing chickens in leadership positions. What words describe such people?
It is no longer any secret that our news media is happily partisan and quite ready to take sides in political debates. CNN has become the epitome of the partisan, fake news media. The CNN Townhall, Survivors and parents spar with Rubio, the NRA (cnn.com), exemplifies what is the worst about that network. Here are some of the many stories that point out the absurd degree of bias that was evident in that sick display.
- CNN’s Town Hall Devolved Into A North Korean Kangaroo Court Peddling Gun Confiscation (townhall.com)
- CNN’s Shameful Town Hall (nationalreview.com)
- Dana Loesch: Here’s The Real Story Of What Happened At CNN’s Garbage Town Hall (thefederalist.com)
- Student Claims CNN Rewrote Town Hall Question, Told Him to ‘Stick to the Script’ (insider.foxnews.com)
Of course, they are many other news stories that happily laud the current outburst of gun control fever, and the National Rifle Association (nra.org) is their target of the moment. The latest Liberal Democrat assault is designed to hit the NRA’s pocketbook, Radio Host: Companies Splitting From NRA ‘Basing Business Practices on Thought-Policing’ (insider.foxnews.com). Here is the list as of February 24 th.
As of Feb. 24, 2018, those companies are:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First National Bank of Omaha, Avis Car Rental, Allied Van Lines, Budget Rent-A-Car, Chubb, Delta Airlines, Hertz Rent-A-Car, MetLife, North American Van Lines, TrueCar, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Symantec and United Airlines.
So what should Conservatives do about this? Well, it wouldn’t hurt to consider what kind of business people we want to do business with? Do the words faithless, disloyal, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, and untrue describe them? Do we really want to work with people who turn tail at the first sign of trouble? Has the NRA changed or do the business people who run Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First National Bank of Omaha, Avis Car Rental, Allied Van Lines, Budget Rent-A-Car, Chubb, Delta Airlines, Hertz Rent-A-Car, MetLife, North American Van Lines, TrueCar, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Symantec and United Airlines just live their lives with a wet finger raised up in the air? Are businessmen with wet fingers raised up in the air the sort of people we want to depend upon? Do we want to do business with weather vanes, with people who are constantly turning their noses towards the strongest source of hot air? You do? Well, I understand it is difficult to keep track of all the weather vanes out there.
Alternatively, if we like the National Rifle Association, we can join up, or we can both join up and boycott faithless, disloyal, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, and untrue companies that abandoned the National Rifle Association.
What to do? I am not entirely certain, but we each need to think about it. When businessmen make a point of turning their backs on our values, what should Conservatives do?
When I started this post, I was torn. Which metaphor should I use? A finger in the air, or listening to a siren who seeks our destruction. Instead of the fake news media and their siren call (What do you think all those pretty people are there for?), I decided to focus on businessmen with their fingers in the air. Nevertheless, here (below) is the picture I would have chosen.
The sirens of fake news can be attractive, or, as the picture below suggests, not so attractive, but we need to remember that what is attractive can, in spite of its attraction, be very destructive. So we need to test the news source we use. Otherwise, those sirens of fake news will soon have our nation dashed, shattered, wrecked, and scattered upon the rocks.