There are inherent truths in civilizations born in the governments that rule them. One of these “truths” is the law of unintended consequences of a media that is too much partisan, in any direction.
I will start with an example that infuriates me to this day. That being Benghazi, Libya, 2012 , and the attack on the American Consulate.
Oh how this will incite debate once discussed.
On the one hand we have a full spectrum of questions and doubts that range even to the full blown conspiratorial notions of cover up and treason. Media sources aligned with this have been unrelenting in the coverage , wanting, demanding answers.
On the Other hand we have a full spectrum of questions and doubts,but also a fervor of defense of “their” side that has them dismiss all questioning on the matter, in a circle the wagons mentality, indicting the “other” side for manufacturing scandal. The Media sources aligned with THIS side are dutifully and protectively quiet.
Now, what is common with either side are “question and doubters” in the middle, leaning one way or the other politically but unsure nonetheless and ask themselves these questions.
IF they are lying, why the lie, what’s the purpose and.. If someone is lying, can I live with it, for some sort of “Greater”good.
The far sides of this will issue(Benghazi) will not be swayed from their perspective stances. They will either KNOW someone’s lying and demand consequences , or DON’T CARE that’s someone might have, because the Win is what matters, but the core of the issue for the rest of us remains.
Did they LIE, and if so, do I like it because I like the reasons they would have?
The THEY in all this, is our government, in its various departments and functions over the years.
Now we can apply that final question to some other issues you may have heard of.
(In no particular order.)
IRS targeting of conservative groups.
WMD’s in Iraq.
Fast and Furious.
Affordable Care Act.
The Bergdahl swap.
The Ferguson Shootings.
In all of these, it’s about getting the truth, or not being concerned with it, depending on your “Identity” politically.
Now One issue, by its very nature is non partisan, and the truth of it is all about life and death, no matter your politics.
Ebola, in is varied mutations, is the stuff of nightmares made real. Its a killer that literally turns each person it kills into a delivery system to kill others.
There are facts, REAL facts about the Virus that have been vetted by some of the smartest people the world has ever known, and there are questions that those very same people have YET to answer, but someday will, given time.
Last I checked, a Fact was equal to a Truth.
So as the specter of Ebola looms over this whole planet. What we(civilizations) need are
FACTS AND TRUTHS.
Now, her is where partisanship and bias are an absolute cancer to mankind, and this country specifically.
For those whom believe that there Government would lie to them, whether or not they find it a “Likeable Lie”, They now crave truth and facts desperately, for great is the fear of such a monster(Ebola)
The rest of us who just don’t know what to believe, from either side or the government, are stuck in the middle. No less worried , and sometimes in fear.
Because truth has already died to us, long before Ebola ever became something to fear.