The other day, a woman from Positive Revolution said, “If I could use one magic, I’d destroy all the TVs in the world.” I can understand that feeling. Television is a tool for brainwashing.
For a long time, I have always understood that one should watch TV from behind and read newspapers between the lines. Even so, I did not deny the existence of TV and newspapers themselves.
However, after watching the Corona mess and the current U.S. presidential election coverage over the past year, I no longer feel that they are useful as a way to learn from bad examples or as a way to gather information.
It is more accurate, precise, and diverse to gather information through various methods such as the Internet, books, and word of mouth. Of course, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it is also true that there is a mixture of different types of information. However, as long as we keep a cool head, we won’t be confused by boring information.
However, for many people who may somehow believe that the information in the media is correct and fair, it is impossible to doubt the media.In fact, the mask-wearing rate is 100% (Translator notes: In Japan, wearing a mask is not required by law, and is left to the decisions of individuals.) Well, I don’t deny that people believe what they want to believe, but I don’t want to impose those values on others. I have nothing to do with whether or not a person gets sick from wearing a mask, but for my own health, I am not going to wear a mask. If I can’t breathe fresh air, that puts an extra burden on my body.
Oh yes, the U.S. presidential election… There are daily reports that Biden won, that Trump’s resistance is miserable, and that he should give up quickly, but if you check the Internet, you will soon realize that these are not correct reports. It was also reported that Melania was saying “give it up”, but since Melania herself wrote on Twitter that she is convinced that Trump will win, it means that this media report was a fake. The media did not apologize or correct the misinformation. Why is it that even before the election, they never reported on the Biden scandal, but only on the Trump scandal?
In the end, it’s all about money, isn’t it? Especially since the GFC, the U.S. has been investing capital in China to drive the economy, and Obama, Biden, Hillary, and many Democrats (as well as Japanese politicians) have been taking advantage of that. Of course, academia and the media are also in the same boat. That’s why Obama and Biden have turned a blind eye to the South China Sea, the Senkakus, Falun Gong, and the Uighurs… If these guys run the US, the world will be in even more trouble than Trump. On the surface, they look good though.
So… I’m not going to spend any more time watching this corrupt media. It’s a waste of time.
I don’t care about the media, but I do care about what’s going on in the world and what’s going on with many people… I just have to do what I can do.
Originally posted on November 12, 2020
English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.