13. June 2011 · Comments Off on The Media Declaration of Independence · Categories: Geekery, General, Media Matters Not

When in the Course of media events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political shilling which has connected propaganda diretly to one ideological party with the information stream and to assume among the powers of the communications system, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Truth and Objectivity entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of non-radical leftists requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation from that source of propaganda, slander and lies.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all TRUTH is created equal, that it is endowed by its creators with certain unalienable properties, that among these are non-distortion, non-coverup, and the pursuit of facts and evidence.

That to secure the right to the truth, media outlets are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the recipients, — That whenever any Form of MEDIA becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute New Media, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect the obtaining of truth, through facts and evidence.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that media outlets long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Media Outlets, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these blogs; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of newsgathering. The history of the present mass media is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the information stream. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

They have refused his Assent to ethics, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

They have forbidden their minions and lackeys to pass along information of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in leftism; and when so traversed, they have utterly neglected to attend to them.

They have refused to pass along other information for the accommodation of “flyover country”, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the information stream, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

They have called together stringers, wire services and freelancing bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of actual information, for the sole purpose of fatiguing those in search of truth and into forced acceptance of slanders, lies and distortions.

They have dissolved Representative opinions repeatedly, for opposing with steadfast firmness their invasions on the rights of the people to obtain the truth.

They have refused for a long time, after such dissolutions of ANY opposing opinion, thought, ideology or concept, to cause others to be blackballed, isolated, removed, wherein the vile propaganda, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the information stream remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

They have endeavoured to prevent the control of the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to assist this land of ours to pass laws and to protect our borders and to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new invasions of Lands.

They have obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing to report upon the breaking of Laws and usurpation of rules, regulations and our very Constitution.

They have made radical and unaccountable Judges dependent on their Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount of interference with the adherence to the will of the people.

They have supported and assisted in the erection of a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of officious intermeddlers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

They have kept among us, in times of peace or war, standing orders to distort the reportage as being deflating when the “enemy” party is in power and wholly absent of facts when a leftist is in power, to the complete detriment of the People.

They have effectively assisted in rendering the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

They have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving their assent to the usurpation of the rights to self-govern this land of ours, by and through the wholesale distortion of our communications systems, and the rape of our information stream.

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any violence which they should commit on the TRUTH in this land of ours:

For cutting off our loyalty to Israel and with other allies of the world:

For advancing class warfare and hoaxes for the purpose of imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of fair access to the Court of public opinion:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences, through slander, distortion and the promotion of anti-free market libel:

For abolishing the free System of truth and objectivity in neighbouring outlets of academia, entertainment and new media, establishing therein an Arbitrary “truthiness”, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute falsehoods into these outlets

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable public forums for the gathering of facts, evidence and objectivity and replacing them with lockstep propaganda.

For suspending our own system of debate, and declaring themselves invested with power to make issues “settled” for us in all cases whatsoever, without the benefit of inspection.

They have abdicated honor and loyalty here, by declaring us out of their Protection and waging War against us if we dare to oppose rampant and unchecked leftism as our religion.

They have plundered our farms, ravaged our energy resources, burnt our flag, and destroyed the information gathering of our people.

They are at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of treason, treachery and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Slander & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the “papers of record”.

They have constrained the voices of our fellow Citizens taken Captive in the U.N. and for the purpose of creating a “world body” of opinion to bear ill will against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends’ beliefs, loyalties and opinions and our allied Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

They have excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and have endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless anarchists, small communists and tear down the system Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A fourth estate, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the supplier of information of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our meda brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their ilk to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Recipients of information in these United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these lands, solemnly publish and declare, That these united peoples are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent readers and viewers, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Old Media, and that all political connection between them and the mass media empire, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent readers and viewers, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent readers and viewers may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

— commenter cfbleachers, in this PJ Media comment thread

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