Our politicians create clever political language (spin) to alter public opinions. Social justice is their current fashionable panacea. It involves a distribution of economic and social opportunities especially for marginalized groups. The Far-Left talks about “fairness” and scrupulously avoids the term “equality”.
Many of our younger citizens view America’s capitalism unfavorably and lean towards socialism. We should be concerned about young America’s enthusiasm for socialism. In fact, the organization “Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) “has well over 100 chapters in America. These youthful socialist are well-covered by news media. But two important cable news broadcasters were recently terminated by Fox News : Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs.
After graduating from Hartford’s Trinity College in 1991, the Young Tucker Carlson spent some time as a print journalist, his conservative views already apparent. Carlson also had stints with various televised news outlets including CNN, PBS, MSNBC and finally in 2009, Fox News. Carlson began his own Fox News program in 2016 and it became the highest-rated cable news program in prime time. As the last week in April 2023 began, Carlson was terminated for unrevealed reasons.
I was watching Lou Dobbs long before I watched Tucker Carlson. Dobbs was also terminated by Fox for unrevealed reasons. Like Carlson, Dobbs was an outspoken Conservative commentator and staunch Trump supporter. Before joining Fox News, Dobbs like Carlson, was part of CNN’s news team. The outspoken Dobbs didn’t mince words in his reporting and often offended the subjects of his reports.
Lou Dobbs is castigated for opposing immigration but he does so because immigrants refuse to assimilate. He opposes racism but objects to its characterization as “systemic.” That opinion, shared by many Americans, caused the Southern Poverty Law Center to describe Dobbs as a racist. Lou Dobbs not only opposes far-left opinions but insists that they harm our society. He currently hosts The Great America Show radio podcast and his news show can be found on the Internet.
The Biden Administration has been accused of de facto socialism. It uses the euphemism “equity” to mean equal outcomes rather than equal opportunity. Consider the administration’s new executive order regarding the housing market. Financially solvent home buyers will pay more for their mortgages to subsidize buyers with poor credit - another indication that the Biden administration is becoming a Marxist-Leninist entity
But weak, inept opposition from complaisant Republicans mustn’t be overlooked. It would be highly unlikely for a failed president like Joe Biden to be re-elected to a second term. However elections have been stolen and there are strong suspicions that voting fraud decided the 2020 presidential election.
But even if Biden is not reelected, he could do great damage to our way of life before his current term ends. So we’ve lost Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs at a bad time.
5/10/2023 05:59:41 pm
Good takes, Gail. Most people don't really want real news. Most watch and do not read, feeling rather than thinking. Hopefully, that will change as things progress. I'm not sure what Tucker is doing with Twitter, but if he's retained sources and contacts, then there's hope. There's always hope!
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Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. His writing is influenced by years of witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia.