Authored by William Robert Barber

Factually, politically driven ideological precepts, circulated with resolute intent, do influence the context of every newsbroadcast. Ideological inclinations have been a mainstay in the reporting of “the news” since the invention of writing. To believe that “the news” is anything other than ideologically inclined is an unintelligible discernment of the palpable. However, the broadcast of “the news” does not necessitate the reader or listener to believe that the report is “the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

Because of the intense and highly competitive means of broadcasting in the USA one can measure and compare one news broadcast alongside another. Nonetheless, information is a fungible commodity; as such, information is subject to an elusive and often subjective interpretive.

Therein is the recipients objective: To measure and compare all available information so to deduce newsworthy facts from the novelistically contrived.

Intrinsically, Westerners presume the empirical deductive that sense and logic are universally accepted predicates. This presumption is the basis of thoughtful consideration. Contrariwise, the reality of the result does not, in the majority, affirm the effectual meaningfulness of sense and logic. That’s because the world is not sensible, logical, nor morally considerate. The world is a multidimensional assortment of self-serving perspectives; these perspectives are prompted to action by varied often counter-intuitive trajectories, each seeking the fulfillment of one’s perspective.

If accepted as viable — Information initiates action…

An unmitigated governing fact: The United States is either the most powerful nation on earth or a subordinate of the most powerful. This statement is a unapologetic fact. Reinforcing the a priori of my pronouncements: the real-world adversarial conditions of the present and the many yesterdays are nothing less than a truism of episodic violence. There is no escape from the violent aggressive ethos of human behavior. Peace is and will remain a lofty hypothetical.

Despite the source of differing information, the voluminous inherent of common information belay one’s ability to comprehensively grasp its meaningfulness. Analysis of what is factual remains daunting, even impossible. Therefore, we all retire to our ideological fundamentals. Our predetermination vectors us to media resources that affirm and reaffirm established beliefs.

When contrary to an accepted belief is challenged by empirical evidence proving otherwise. Accepting the truth as a priority subjects one to difficult intellectual challenges. One holds tightly to established beliefs; as a consequence, acceptance of new  evidence does not necessitate the immediate change of one’s original premise.

Nonetheless, in the interest of enhancing the virtues of contrarianism, the attainment of cognizant awareness, and the principle of fair-mindedness, respective of one’s political philosophy one must accept evidence to the contrary of established beliefs, as well as, the diversity of opinions as a cornerstone of honest self-actualization. 

But since a significant percentage of citizens are Mugwumps — a new word that appeared to me today. The derivative is Algonquian, meaning an independent person not interested or vested in learning or participating in a political party. The minority dictates the political future of our nation.  The few control the veracity of our republic. Mugwumps beware! Standing on the wayside of one’s citizenry obligations will incapacitate the nation’s constitutional mandate and erode the nation’s democratic principles.


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