The once respectable Jerusalem Post has become a collection point for nonsense and fake news indispensable for the naive and uninformed.
It now ran a Reuter’s story pretending that Trump worked for four years to lower drug prices. While already about to be voted out of office, he signed regulations to sink drug prices. The pharmaceutical industry then went to court against that. The news agency claims that this was one of Trump’s major interests (“flagship”), but unfortunately, I have a memory.
New in office, Trump sat with the bosses of Big Pharma, asking them sweetly to maybe lower some prices. They told him: certainly not, and that was the end of his ‘effort.’ This was three years ago.
Four months ago, he finally came with some shoddy executive orders. Firstly, to try to win the elections. The super-rich are not loyal to anyone. But the new regulations would only go into effect after the elections, so if he’d won, he could have withdrawn them if courts didn’t throw them out.
But if he lost, it obviously was to help the industry go to court even before Biden gets into office. Trump has always been a friend of Big Money.
He now seems a friend of the People demanding lower drug prices. He’s (of course) not. It’s all a show. That Reuters and the Post bring this fake news asking no critical questions is yet another sad day for journalism.
Make inciters pay
This idol of Free Speech and Freedom of the Press is such a killer.
True, Free Speech and Freedom of the Press are democracy’s backbone. But being limitless about such freedoms also destroys democracy.
When you say that any group of people is inferior, you are an enemy of democracy and your free speech should be taken from you. That’s not anti-democratic. That’s the most democratic of actions there can be.
When media incite, they should be sued. If someone followed up on the agitation and did any damage, the inciters should be brought to court too.
When certain ‘news’ outlets incite the president, sue them.
When the president incites against certain politicians or media and some people start threatening them, sue the president. Sue him for the extra protection, extra police work, and sue them if anyone gets hurt.
In the US, it’s already forbidden for 101 years to shout fire in a crowded theater (when it’s likely to have an effect). Far more dangerous stuff has been said and done lately in the name of freedom, read: democracy.
As if an irritable idol, democrats are so scared to upset these freedoms.
Weapons abused are not freedom but an endangerment of freedom.
Freedom to consume stuff that gives a gulf of illness endangers freedom.
People refusing to wear masks in public during an air-born pandemic, like any dangerous killer, should be locked up. That will teach them what is freedom. There is no freedom to kill, maim, or infect.
That people hurt and kill themselves and others is not an unavoidable natural side effect of democracy. This is its abuse.
‘Anything goes’ is not democracy. It’s lawlessness, the end of democracy.
Stop the abuses of freedom, to save democracy.
The fact that such a laughable anti-democrat as Trump could ever have became the leader of the Free World sadly proves my point so loudly.
Democrats, leave your dogmatism and open your eyes. We need new laws.