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The media elite and its toadying, pointy-elbowed acolytes are soon to be collectively seeking treatment for post-traumatic-stress syndrome, bless. The not remotely Brexit like decision by America to give the Trump machine a chance to change things from a hard-nosed business perspective, is interesting - not frightening. As is Brexit, an exciting opportunity to grow this nation without the permission of the dumbed down (and economically doomed) committee that is the EU. Of course, this would also be true for an independently represented Scotland, also not restricted by the dumbed down commitee mentality of the UK.
We, the people (subjects/citizens/nationals), are the nation (UK/Scotland) and when we make a democratic statement (Election/Referendum) under our current democratic system, that is that. You don't need many volunteers to gather enough fingers to point at every sorry Tory voter in Scotland but Scotland is goverened by the Tories in Westminster all the same. At the last general election the popular vote did not favour DC and his cronies but the streets are not littered with the aftermath and detritus of bloody protest. We rue but accept the result.
We are reluctant revolutionaries on these islands and rely on a heavily skewed media ellite to 'inform' and instruct us. That ellite does not handle well a rejection of its 'advice'. Currently, it is engaged in a massive brutal backlash, face-slap attack on us for making a choice they did not offer us. We are being treated like naughty children caught with our chocolate smeared fingers in the biscuit barrel between meals. They insist that we should sit on the naughty step and learn our lesson, literally and figuratively. No! You, our former masters must learn the lesson. We make our own choices now in this post printed newspaper, scheduled TV and organised political event era; us, collectively, not the poisonous, singular incongruity that is you, 'traditional' media and political 'establishment'!
The secret of our future collective success, on both sides of the pond, is for the former ellite to listen. A new glorious era of objective journalism might help free us from the insidious tyranny of propaganda, currently masquerading as news. We then might be able to see Brexit for the opportunity that it really is and Trump for something other that his current enemy of celebrity label. I would prefer to be informed by a neutral media than persuaded by an idiot film star when making my political choices.
I am angry. For too long now we have been played like badly tuned hurdy-gurdies, plucked and wound to distraction. Restore the principle of investigatve journalism for its own sake now and reject the political and profit motive that drives all reporting in the current mainstream. Free journalists from the bondage of press statement dictation and embrace a neo-literary information driven festival of creativity.
Embarrassingly, whole generations have grown up on these islands not knowing that our once great media, despite its less than subtley overt political leanings, sought out real news and information and raced to publish each new discovery. Even more shocking, it questioned everything it learned and sought a relatively balanced, and gloriously wordy, column inch filling conclusion of its own making. It is not too late to recover from the affliction that ails our media. I suggest their great epithany can be acheived by turning their, no doubt once well-learned, skills and careful detail seeking attention to the wildly unscientific scaremongering that is currently referred to (by them) as 'climate change'.
Practise on that easy to untangle deception and then start some real political reporting and analysis and allow us to make up our own minds, thank you. It will turn out that not everything reported about the president elect is crazy.