FAKE NEWS: HOW IT HAS BECOME A PROBLEM

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“Big problem, little attention.”


Our news outlets on television have long been the information medium for all of our news; outside of newspapers and radio. But in recent years, more and more news is flooding the internet. But the news that is flooding the internet is not necessarily the news we should be reading. Why, well because a lot of the news on the internet is not real or highly misleading. Someone might post a photo on the computer of a situation with a totally different agenda, and people blindly follow. I was scrolling through my Instagram today, and saw a photo someone posted about Martial Law in Chicago. A few hundred people commented, but instead of blindly replying, I did my research. I found that photo, and it was of the National Guard looking for the Boston Bombers after their attack on the marathon in Boston.

In that particular situation, it was truly necessary for the National Guard to patrol the streets. A strict curfew was placed so that people would not be of a danger to themselves, nor a threat to the law enforcement looking for the bombers. But why do we just follow the lies, when in reality, the truth is far more different. One of the reason we do so as people is to justify our bias we have for a particular situation. We want to believe there is government conspiracy so we have a reason to say,” This is why my life is panning out a certain way.” We have a need to make sense of something we don’t understand. And if you are not someone who follows, you’re all of a sudden the problem. When in reality, they are just as blindfolded, even more because their own agenda clouds their mind of thinking. Meaning, they are so into their agenda, they start out credible, and lose credibility as they explain because there are so many flaws in their thinking.

So how do we combat these types of people from having a voice. We really can’t because there is a freedom of press. And who is a member of press is very ambiguous to be honest. You used to have to have press credentials to report and people listen. Now anyone with a large social media following can report on a particular issue with people listening in on what they have to say. Yet when seeing the news becoming misleading, you realize that everyone with access to a computer shouldn’t have a voice. Having a voice will eventually become a privilege and not a right because too many incidents are taking place over misinformation. Yes, President Donald Trump is right about news being fake, but it’s directed in the wrong place. The internet such as Facebook hosts a large volume of stories that just aren’t real.

And in the end, we have to find a means to combat information that is not real. People are rallying and protesting over incidents that did not even happen. Yes, people have a duty to research information before blindly following, but you as the reporter also have a duty to report on situations that happened. It’s not your job to put a spin on something that didn’t happen for the sake of increasing your social media following. But if you don’t want the responsibility of having to deal with the grunt of complaints, always state this is my opinion or I think, instead of this is what happened. Because when there is a mass hysteria, you’re partly to blame.


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ALOOF AND MISUNDERSTAND: WHY DISTANT PEOPLE MAKE GREAT FRIENDS

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“Distance is not always resistance.”


In my life, I have always been a very distant person. And because of that, people tend to think that you are either a loner or have an attitude. But for people who tend to be alone it’s because we are constantly in our heads. And with so much going on up there, we have no other outlet sometimes but to write it down. Now, some people would say that all you have to do is open up to people and converse. That’s until you start to really have an open and honest discussion and you start to break things down. Then you are looked at like where did this person come from and why are they so aggressive. It’s not that we are being aggressive, but we are able to give people the truth straight up. But what is a real reason as to why so many of us as inner people tend to be alone?

A big aspect of being a person that is alone is because we tend to be more loyal. And when you’re dealing in this world where so many people are not worth the amount of loyalty you give them, you never know who to trust. What is beautiful about others finding out how you are so loyal, they have a true friend for life. But be aware, don’t double cross because you can also have a problem for life as well. Which is a big reason for not saying much to too many people. Make those worthy of your time a main priority. And for those who aren’t lose them. But hold on just a minute, how do you know who is really worth or not? And here’s where the greatness that is aloof people come into play.

People who tend to be a little more kept back are really good at reading people. And that is because we tend to look at so much of life through a nature lends. Meaning we judge people based on their attitudes in their most natural habitat and moments. Then when these people try to approach us with their bull crap, we shut down immediately. Why, well they have already showed us who they are without them knowing it. Who we are when we don’t think anyone is watching is the real us. And since the average person don’t think that way, we are more keen in understanding humans and the human construct. Now, don’t take what is being said as a sign of arrogance because it’s not. Those of us who are more inclined to speak to people have watched and studied your interactions. And we judge based on how you treat other people, not how your relationship could be when dealing with us.

And in the end, aloof people are always seen as these distant people who don’t want to be bothered. But in reality, we are people you can trust most, but we first have to observe if you are worthy of that trust. And that is the defining moment when you as that other person realize you have a friend for life.


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AGENDA CONNECTION: AIMING TO FIGURE OUT WHY WE TAKE CERTAIN STANCE

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“I wish I felt what they felt.”


In society today, we all have these stance we take in regards to feeling a certain sentiment. And they are stance that people are so passionate about. But are all stance taken justifiable in the our spread of it? Are there times where a stance is taken and we should disregard the stance? When I hear about a message being spread; the awareness for an issue in society, I have a series of questions. First is why are people taking the stance, who is truly benefiting, and what is the solution? But a question that no ne seems to ask is of themselves. What if I were that person fighting for a particular cause. Sounds simple, yet so many don’t even bother.

Now, what I gain from hearing this all is, some days I wish I were a member of a certain fight, or even go as far as morphing into the bodies of the people. Then I could see their real sentiment. Because we have these editing systems as it pertains to how we converse. Yet the sentiment is something totally different than how we talk. Being able to place myself in the life of the person, I could see why they follow a movement. See, I pride myself on being a more transparent person, but it’s hard to get people to be just as honest. It’s hard to get people to move past the violin playing in a conversation.

And what do I mean by violin playing? I mean asking someone a question and then, you hear them playing a fine tune around the language. But why do we do it? We do it because we have formed these coalitions to take on anyone that says anything honest. So we teach other to be dishonest. And we remain silent as these groups take power. And by the time we have had enough, it’s too late, we have lost our voices. So I want to know, what is the end game of a lot of these causes? They say they are hoping to accomplish something, but are they really looking for a solution? Because a solution would mean dismantling the organization. And I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

See, in the end, I think that there are real causes. But with these causes is a certain segment of the population that go overboard. Why, well power corrupt that’s why. When a person takes your money in school, the bully won’t say thanks for Monday lunch. They take lunch the rest of the week. So even with an agenda that may be in the best interest of a group, we have to also make sure they are not dipping into their popularity in the process.


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AMERIREICH: HOW RESTRICTING OUR RIGHTS COULD LEAD TO A NAZI GERMANY

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“Do you feel overtaken?”


In the United States today, more than ever before the control over ones language and what is allowed to say and not say has become problematic. And coupled with the inability for those in power to be honest, America could find itself in a world like a Nazi Germany. Now do I think there will be concentration camps and extermination, no. But I do think that certain aspects of the power structure such as disregarding media can happen. Focusing blame on a centralized group of people or ideology can happen. As far as the extermination, the masses will do that to themselves. And with little trust in media, how would you believe anything is really going on.

The people who are elected to power could cause this to happen. When you have people making promises that are not delivered as well as restricting people’s ability to express themselves how they want, it opens the door for bad leadership. People feel like they gave lost their voice and they become desperate. They become  so desperate that they’ll elect someone to office no matter how bad the ideas. As long as the person follows through with their policies, they’ll follow them. While at the same time, you’re given freedoms restricted by previous people in power.

For instance, we have become sensitive to language. Now you have people in charge telling you what you can and cannot say. Then if you go against the grain, you lose everything you’ve worked for in life. This new person comes along and does not restrict language. No matter how bad the language, we stand behind them because they gives us this ability. And while we have this ability, he/she also delivers on his/her promises. They can do no wrong in the eyes of the masses. Yet, what they’re doing really might not be in the best interest of the people. This is how radicals rise to power in civilizations. The previous way creates desperation in people that they’ll vote anyone who aligns themselves with their agenda.

Well why, why would this awful person rise to power. It can’t be all about the language and not holding up their end of the bargain. See, in my opinion, it all boils down to transparency. If you live in a nation where transparency is lacking, then a bad leader can infiltrate. An awful leader infiltrating the system can lead to an even more detrimental society. It will seem like they are for the people, but in reality they have their own agenda that benefits them. Pushing their causes and discrediting media for going against it. And since the confidence in media has diminished, the leader will now have greater control with less checks and balances.

See, in the end, restricting ones’ abilities to live freely while also not holding up your end of the bargain politically, will cause chaos in society. The type of chaos which could lead to a dictator coming into a system. Creating policies that are more harmful than helpful. But transparency is key; key to society rising or falling.

WHY WE LIE: MEN AND OUR INABILITY TO TELL WOMEN THE TRUTH

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“I blame us for them not knowing.”


Women have so many questions as to why men act the way we act and talk the way we talk. But what about why we refuse to be honest with women. Well, a lot of us as men are afraid to be honest because we fear the rejection. We don’t want to give women any reason to say no. So what do we do, we tell them what they want to hear so we can get what we want. But is it always that simple, an in and out exchange. Sometimes it is, and other times we do it because we flat out don’t know what to say to women.

Well, let’s break down a little more why we lie. You see, initially, we look and see a woman for the physical. It is an ecstatic attraction right off the back. Then, the next goal is sexual, while a woman is the opposite. But we can’t come out and say that, yet women know to a certain extent that’s what you want. So you start to develop relationships not just to sleep with the woman, but you’re still in the sexual mode. Yet you build the relationship nonetheless. So why? Why do you continue to build if you came for the physical situation?

We continue to build because even as sexual as we are because in all, most humans are good people. Yet we also have this natural aspect to us that makes us want more. We want to act as if we are higher than the animal kingdom, but we are the same. The reason it’s so hard for us to communicate what we are is also because we have this conscious. The animal aspect about us is tough to talk about because that feeling has been determined to be problematic and not accepted in society. Meaning, we can’t come out right and say what we really feel because we are supposed to filter that emotion and say the right things. But we know that it is a true feeling.

In the end, we have a hard time being honest because of the social construct that won’t allow you to do so.  But it also has to do with a natural aspect of us that we have a hard time communicating because it is very internal. An internal feeling that is so hard to communicate because it’s not considered acceptable. And that’s what keeps us from admitting the truth. We can be honest, but the honest feeling is considered bad. So a lot of times we keep the emotion hidden and lie our way through life. Hoping no one finds out the truth.

NEW BROOMS SWEEP CLEAN, JUST WAIT!

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“Why is it so hard to keep it up?”

Ever hear the term, “A new broom always sweeps clean?” People always put their best foot forward up until a certain point. But why is it so hard to keep that going? The reason being is that we put on airs because we don’t want people to see the real us. Yet eventually, we all get a chance to see that person for who they truly are in this world. Trust and believe that they’ll show their asses. This may personify itself on a job, relationship, and or in day-to-day society.

Look at when you’re on a job for instance. The new broom is the person that dresses nice their very first day. Or better yet, their first month on the job is going to be picture perfection. But what about one year into the job when you’re showing up 10 – 15 minutes late. Instead of being cordial like in the beginning you wind-up having confrontations with your employer. Initially you ask coworkers who want something from the store for lunch. Then you eventually go off to lunch without even asking anyone around. You’ll put extra work into your job in the beginning then enough time goes by for you to be the status quo guy. Your smiles will turn into frowns and your wanting to be at work will become watching the clock all day long.

Now that’s just a job, what about a relationship? Men love to open car doors for a woman. We need to prove chivalry is not dead. Women turn into Susie Homemaker because she loves catering to her new man. Then the time sets in and the real people come out. He begins ignoring his phone calls and she begins to nag in his ear. He starts to curse you out of your name and she is breaking your car windows. Why because it’s hard to keep up something that’s not you. I mean think about it, how many men actually consistently open car doors. And how many women consistently cater to their men.

But what about living in day-to-day society. People’s interactions in society are fresh and new, especially when you live in a new city. Like for me, when I first moved to New York City, I was so Mr. Niceguy from the Midwest. After a while, I started to talk and think like a New Yorker. Because in order to survive here it required being a lot tougher than I’m used to being. So in the end, the new broom sweeps the way it does because we all put our best foot forward. We don’t want to come off aggressive because sometimes it’s not about being fake. Sometimes we want to bring people into our lives slowly. Make people understand you, then they can go I like this person, despite their faults rather than this person is just a jerk.

THE DONALD: WHY HE’S RELEVANT!

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“The things we hate most about him.”

Make America Great Again! This is the exclamation that has been the premise for the 2016 election run for Republican and Presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump. He, over the past year, has what some call made some pretty inflammatory comments. But, if the comments from Donald are so inflammatory, then why has he not slowed down? He is not only still in the race, but has gotten stronger. What is it about Donald Trump that resonates with so many people? Well let’s start off by the comments that have people so upset.

In the beginning, Donald Trump was this fresh, new look into the Republican party. He is a television personality and business executive, not a politician. All the others were career politicians, with the exception of Ben Carson who is a physician. Initially, his comments excited people overall because he was seen as entertaining. But once he ventured into the social, that’s when everything changed. Trump’s comments regarding the Hispanic community as well as Muslims is what got the ball bouncing for the tension. But conversely, Trump gained an even larger fan base.

Well what was it? What has caused people to be on the side of Trump? Well, in my opinion, it’s the same reason why his opponents dislike him. For starters you have society push back against Trump. The communities that he has spoken of the most have protested him since the beginning. Mainly the Hispanic community regarding illegal immigration and his issue with radical Islam. Then he stated he felt more law enforcement is needed in already divided inner cities of Black communities. Now, all the celebrities are coming out as well.

But what is the biggest fear regarding Trump. It can’t be the fear he’s going to harm a lot of people. There is so many steps you have to go through to get anything accomplished in our government, that the odds of him doing what everyone fears is slim. No, our fear lies in the fact that Trump actually is a representation of us. Now you might go us, with everything he has said. But he truly is all of us. So where is the proof of it. I came to this conclusion the more public figures came out.

First with the Hollywood crowd that labeled Trump as a racist. Well hold the phone. Aren’t these celebs in an industry where a movie has a hard time receiving the budget because of the ethnic group in the film. So how can you point the finger at this guy and not address the individuals over here. They judged Trump for his misogynistic comments toward women, but these same people will tell a woman she’s not qualified for a movie role because of her age. It’s like they talk the ultra liberal agenda, but don’t live by it. Speaking of women, even professional athletes have stepped forward. Oddly enough, these same athletes have over 90% divorce rates in their leagues due to infidelity. Or the fact that  these men can’t wait to settle into their hotels whenever on the road, so they can enjoy the local strip clubs. Or our musicians who put together lyrics expressing their own sexual conquest of women.

So why has society become this dishonest. Like I said before, he is actually us. We disagree with what Trump says, but it is not foreign to the ear. Meaning, had he have said Muslims need to be enslaved or placed in concentration camps, there would be more outrage. Why, well this view is foreign to us in America because we don’t live that way anymore. Until it is foreign to the ear what he says, then he or guys like him will always have relevance. You see, Donald Trump is one big mirror. So every time he speaks there is an aspect I see of him in everyone. Instead of saying we all do say these things, and work to fix them, we act as if they don’t exist or never heard of them.

And that is why his presidential run is so strong. News journalists ask questions regarding something that Trump has said or done and get the PC reply. And the reply is so obvious that it’s a lie, his following gets stronger. He is karma for dishonest people. If America was honest with itself, he wouldn’t be around. But for some reason, you can’t get people to see themselves. So he is not what the country does not need, he is a true representation of what America really stands for under the surface. So when he says things I go, oh, ok. There is no real reaction because the outrage is not consistent throughout society.

In the end, even though I am not a Trump supporter, I get the lure. People are frustrated with not only the employment market, but the social landscape of America. People are irritated at how we refuse to not be honest. But most of all, people are mad because they want to be honest, but anything will get you labeled in today’s society. My view is that as long as people talk in soundbites and tip toe around responses there will always be a Trump. He is necessary; whether you like him or not, his presidential run is necessary.