Thursday, August 13, 2009

My letter to Beck's advertisers


As a media outlet you have a responsibility to the public. As news agencies we expect independent, fact based reporting. Beck and his buddies deny facts, stir up hate and engage in the kind of journalism that should not be broadcast to anyone. Continued broadcasting of Beck and similar programs will lead to violence committed against innocent citizens and the blood will be on the hands of the companies who let Beck and company rile up the easily stubbornly convinced. George Tiller, the Washington D.C. murders, both held the same views as Beck. There is a correlation between hate speech and hate crimes. Our culture and county cannot continue to suffer the affects of hate speech. We own these public airwaves and are requesting you adhere to your responsibility as a media outlet and a corporation by removing Beck, similar hosts and other programs. We are looking forward to seeing Fox live up to its tag-line: FAIR AND BALANCED. Please take the lead and let our concerns be heard and acted upon.
Thank you for the time and consideration.
Mike B. advertisers

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In surprising developments, CORPORATIONS are living up to their responsibilities.
Finally, corporations are listening to the concerns of informed officials and citizens.


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Thinking! THE ERA OF THE GATEKEEPER HAS ENDED




"He asserts himself as a pure internality against which no external power can take hold, and he also experiences himself as a thing crushed by the dark weight of other things at every moment he can grasp the non-temporal truth of his existence ." Simone DeBeavoir


The veil of ignorance, the same blind hand, we cannot choose who we come into this world with. We got nothing to loose. Creating our realty in the moment between the last and the next. Not a thing will hold us down; one day, one decision at a time, this is how we roll.

One mind, one heart will be enlightened at a time. Relationships form, contacts made. It's great to have goals but achievable ones.


DEEP THOUGHTS

What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.” John Paul Sartre
"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law."
Immanuel Kant


Two deep quotes, even two deeper philosophers. It is amazing how some things are truly timeless: concepts, ideas, values, faith, Seinfeld episodes, Richard Pryor stand up, justice, baseball, equity, human rights. All these things will be around long after my body expires.

The ethic of reciprocity is one of these timeless things. If every one did adhere to their moral imperative to the world, we would be facing less severe problems, everyone would be working towards the same goal.

In a two party system both parties need to viable for your average Joe the plumber. As we stand today we have one party on our side when we need two. People think they joining a Republican party, when they are signing up to vote against their own self-interest. So we stand with less than half, call it 60/40. So 40% of our political power is working against us!

However our culture rewards shortcuts and ethical egoism, in the business world it's cool to cheat on taxes, in school it's cool to cheat. Is there a correlation when shows like The Real World, Big Brother make it seem cool to deceive for my own personal gain?