I don’t read newspapers anymore.
Nor do I watch network news, or even cable news.
They lie. And it’s too much work to figure things out. You have to visit many internet sites, and see a bunch of media before you eventually get the gist of what happened. The clue here is to hit the sites from other countries. They generally don’t have a dog in the fight, so what you’ll get is more factual than not. Then, compare it to the American sites and media. Eventually the truth seeps out, but it takes time.
When a big story hits, what I find is:
- It’s probably not happening at all, or anywhere near like they are reporting.
- If it did happen, it probably has been going on sometime and the media has ignored it, or covered for someone.
- The amount you should care is inversely proportional to the intensity of the hysterics from the left.
Take this week’s immigration fiasco, for instance. #1 – I know people in law enforcement, and various Christian and Catholic ministries. You aren’t being told the scale, or the nature of the problem, and haven’t been since like 2013. That covers #2 as well. This was happening in Obama’s administration, an no one said or did jack about it. What they did was outsource the problem to various christian ministries to deal with. #3, All I can think of is Nancy Pelosi moaning about inherent human dignity when responding to Trumps “animals” remark about MS-13.
As Victor Hanson said – “When was the last time a dead body turned up on your property?” He’s had several, thanks to California’s malfeasance dealing with illegals. Hell, even my well healed hometown in Northern VA has had a gut-full of it. One of the reasons we moved was the high school my kids would attend sported like four different gangs. This, in an upper middle class enclave of DC.
The amount of propaganda these guys have been spewing would make Goebbels blush.
Bottom line is thus:
- Through incompetence or malfeasance, both the legislative and executive branches has created an enormous problem.
- You aren’t being told about it, and haven’t been for nearly a decade.
- Immigration is broken. It’s too hard to come in legally, and too easy to come in illegally.
I use occam’s razor. The simplest solution is the best – turn them away – all of them. Period. Go back, and do it right. Every country in the world works this way. Keep in mind that since…uh…forever (at least since the potato famine) unchecked immigration knocks the citizens already here off the bottom rung of the ladder. Always has.
I’m not anti-immigrant by any means. My grandparents were immigrants. When I started in IT, I worked with Vietnamese and Middle Eastern dudes that put the bar so high that it was nearly unreachable. I’ve never worked with such skilled, hardworking, great people before or since. When I was working with them they were better friends and mentors than I deserved. And I’m better for it.
But you’d never know that unless I said so. Because these tools in the media are the last people to tell you what is really happening.