We have already news outlets, bought by the rich, the wealthy, haters, and dictatorships, that mock our wish for integrity and facts.
The richest branch of the entertainment industry bought CNN and just killed its most critical fact-checking program (see the above clip–sad).
The almost richest person in the world is murdering all the bookstores in the Free World. Many books are not published anymore, like those on popular science, while prices for all new books go through the roof. When all bookstores are defunct, the monopolist will raise the prices even more.
When the masses, laborers, Blacks, and women were given voting rights, roughly only a century ago, the unwritten condition was that, behind the scenes, the super-rich would keep their power. But, things are getting out of hand. So, the owning class is consolidating its power.
While recently, I pleaded for radical democracy, it will be hard enough to hang on to the shaky democracy we presently have, and to fight off the expansive super-powers that are ruled by dictators, ready to unfree us.
Meanwhile, shockingly, a major threat to the Free World comes from within the USA, supremacists, the top 0.01%, and Trump & Co. The failed coup of January 6 and Putin’s attack on Ukraine are only the beginnings.
Fighting mortality, climate extinction, and ending wars seem good for all of us. Yet, don’t underestimate what jealousy, a wish to muster control, and greed for short-term profit can do to some deeply unhappy people.
If you have some free time, today is a fine day to get yourself informed and become an activist. If you have some humor, stamina, and optimism, this is the time to use them.