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September 25, 2017

Mike Rowe: If You Want to Change the Media, Stop Whining About it and Take Action -- Just Turn the Damn TV Off

I love the way he puts this.

No one said freedom was delivered to your doorstep in two days with Amazon Prime. In fact, quite a few people have said it requires active participation, and sometimes, even a sacrifice or two.

"In democracies, we the people get the government we deserve," Rowe wrote. "We also get the celebrities we deserve, the artists we deserve, and the athletes we deserve. Because ultimately, we the people get to decide who and what gets our attention, and who and what does not."

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"The fans of professional football are not powerless -- we're just not yet offended enough to turn the channel. Should that ever change in a meaningful way -- if for instance, a percentage of football fans relative to those players who chose to kneel during today’s games, chose to watch something else next Sunday -- I can assure you…the matter would be resolved by Monday."

Actually the matter would be resolved immediately for each individual viewer. Quit a bad habit, and the bad habit is just no longer your problem.

Shoot the messenger -- especially if his only message is to spit in your face as you pay for his mansion.

We're not really victims here -- we're volunteers.

Time to put an end to that.

They're winning the culture war because they're the ones actually fighting it while too many of us deny that any such thing is going on at all and, even if it is going on, we just don't want to engage in it.

Kurt Schlichter thinks it's time for "Normals" to become "militant" and declare that we've had our full of all this.

We can either accept the fact that while we may not be interested in the Social Justice Culture War, the Social Justice War is very much interested in us. You will be made to care.

Or, we can just accept our fate and just tune in to this channel 20 hours a week for the rest of our lives:



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posted by Ace at 09:15 PM

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