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This month I want to explore something that has been stuck in my mind for a while.
It’s the tribalism that has split the country into a fractured mess dividing states, communities and families.
There are several causes I can identify, and surely others I haven’t recognized, but I want to try to find ways to get past this. No, I’m not talking about going back to some visioned “good old days” era but rather how do we move forward.
It’s clear to me media has been the major player in creating this divide. By media I mean mainstream, freelance, independent and social. The explosion of the internet of the 90’s made it possible in ways we are just now beginning to understand.
Throughout the month I will be posing articles and doing some podcasts as well on the information I’ve found. The points of focus will be on Russian propaganda and how to to deal with its impact on Americans who have unknowingly been fooled into accepting it as fact.
It’s so easy to want to throw up your hands and retreat from the news but that cannot happen, especially now. So, I’m hoping this project will open some doors to finding solutions. I’m doing this as much for myself as I am for public consumption because I’m feeling an increasing fatigue to just say fuck it and let happen whatever it is on the dark horizon thanks to the 2016 Presidential Election, but I can’t quit when at last the media is reporting Russian interference did have an impact on the election.
Wrapping up, this month’s blog is still “freeform” so post whatever you like on any topic, I know I will. So keep smiling and laughing and enjoying your summer.
Here’s the first installment