Should we shut down left-wing media?

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    When they abuse that right they should lose it just as with any other right.
     
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    And you have one functioning brain cell.
     
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    Indeed one (my post) does not equate to your rambling diatribe. They're NOT RELATED. Ironic, since my point was about the motivations of psychology --- and then you have the cheek to give ME a link on Bernays? Poster please.

    I get that you're looking for any opportunity to run this particular rant and show off your Bernays, but you jumped your cue. The point was not about "propaganda" --- it was about milking the emotions for ratings, REGARDLESS what the content is. That certainly and emphatically includes the freaking Weather Channel running scare stories about historic tornadoes, it certainly included Fox Noise running ''fear the scary black man" stories, it certainly includes the hunt for the next missing white girl, on and on and on and on and on. NOTHING in that is about the content of propaganda.
     
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    I'd prefer just to abolish the popular vote, and allow elections to be decided by the electoral college alone, honestly. Natural hierarchy is no open secret, such as the more educated, moral, ambitious, entrepreneurial tending to have more natural rights and sway than the ignorant mobs.

    The popular vote has made it too easy for the uneducated, immoral, illiterate to participate in politics, - 99% of their "rights" don't exist except in their tiny imagination, nor do they believe in any, since most of these mouth-breathers believe rights come by force, or some immoral worldview such as that - and in that case, it's the state which is holding the guns, not the mob.
     
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    Such is the authoritarian right’s contempt for the Constitution – the First Amendment in particular.

    And this is a classic tactic of authoritarians: demonize ‘the media’ using lies and misinformation in an effort to ‘justify’ government censorship and the destruction of a free press.
     
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    The property vote? What the hell is that?
     
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    I agree .The popular vote has made it too easy for the uneducated, immoral, illiterate to participate in politics. Where we disagree is who exactly are uneducated, immoral, illiterate
     
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    Our government is and always was "authoritarian" in the absurdist sense you describe, as is the Common Law system which the states are governed by - we don't allow degenerates to directly participate in government, but use elected representatives and electoral colleges as a bastion against their immorality, fictitious "rights", and lack of education - and for good reason - they were well fed, well bred, well read - as is any serious participant in society, whether an entrepreneur like Bill Gates, a scientist such as Steven Pinker, or a philosopher such as Russel Kirk.

    The American framers allowed the potential for any amendment, including the 1st to be removed as the circumstances allow. If they repealed it, and shut down all radical and left wing media, and reminded the slave class of who they actually are by virture of their own immorality and vice, I would lose no sleep over it. Lately, I'm even tempted to sympathize more with Hamilton than with the other framers.

    As a failed entrepreneur, I can attest to this, many of the popular 'mob' are unambitious, dependent, ignorant, and spoiled, and would barely have any right not to be enslaved in governments of recent past, let alone a pretense of participating in politics.

    More like a "freak" press. I'd recommend putting them back in PT Barnum's circus where they belong.
     
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    yet deny it.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of Trump, no - such as his attacks on entrepreneurship like Amazon.com, in favor of the rights of "workers" - many of whom are just so lazy and immoral that they have good reason to fear being outsourced to Mexico.

    The "Puritan work ethic" is a lie intended to keep the slave class in line, in reality many of the "average" American is lazy, slovenly, immoral, economically illiterate, and could care less about their work ethic; the romance of the Puritan colonies was also a lie, John Bunyan was an exemplar, the average person was just as lazy, immoral and vicious as many are today.

    As a failed entrepreneur, I can attest to this, many if not most I encountered cared more about sports, masturbating to pornography, or bitching about their "job" than the American dream, taking for granted the effort that exemplar Americans made to give them what they had today.

    Most would probably trade their job for a lifetime on welfare in heartbeat if they could afford it. (Despite, in reality, everyone under the Common Law system being on "welfare" to begin with, showing how ignorant or in denial the average American is of their law or history).
     

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