When desperate to create or maintain a narrative, some people will believe anything they are told by who they believe are “trusted sources” and will even, if it’s the media, go to print without ever attempting to validate whether or not what they’ve been told is the truth. Take for instance the raid on former president Trump’s residence. The Washington Post wrote that their informed sources (intelligence, etc) told them that Trump had Nuclear secrets there as well as possibly the nuclear codes to launch weapons! Seriously. The Post printed this nonsense when, there had been up until the raid, no hurry for anyone to recover any documents not to mention those launch codes (by the way, those codes change all the time). Consider that for over a year-and-a-half Trump as allowed to possess these “secrets” and even to allow our enemies access to them if he desired, but nothing like that happened and none of the boxes recovered, as far as we know, had the speific markings identifying the contents as classified nuclear documents. This furthers the argument that the raid was purely political, against a possible opponent for president in 2024 and nothing else. Even some in the media are coming to this realization.
A Rush to Judgement
A murder has occurred. We’ve heard about it on our local television news or read about it on the Internet. The police have arrested someone in connection with this deed, and the world seems a safer place because there is a dangerous person off the street, away from our friends and family members. By all accounts, th person arrested appears to be guilty because there is a short video of the act which they are accused of committing. It was happenstance. Someone with a smartphone happened to record the exact moment when the murder happened. It’s a slam-dunk case for prosecutors.
What Should be Done to Restore Free Speech For All on Campus?
I’ve been following a discussion on Twitter concerning free speech. Not a lot, or in depth because I’m attempting to spend a lot less time on that platform that I used to, but a few minutes here, a few minutes there, during the day, I’ve noticed an extended dialogue on this very important topic in my mind. I didn’t peruse the thread as I normally would have, but I think I read enough, scrolling through, to get the gist of what was being said. MAybe not, but instead of participating there, I thought I may throw my two cents in here.
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right
Is it okay for an organization who’s reputation is to free innocent people from prison, especially death row, to go to any means?
Special Privilege in the Judicial System
Some days, you read a news article and just shake your head.