Nothing new here about the media, to be honest, but some good thoughts worth pondering as the piece goes on. I won't waste your time with references to who owns the media or the purpose of all this mind-numbing diversion crap thrown out there each day. I won't bother to go into control of information issues. We all know about this ... to that regard the author seems a tad negligent, however, he earns his stripes near the end... smile.
Freed from these insidious and poisonous mediators, one could discover other human beings, one’s neighbors, and oneself, at last. It wasn’t just a sacrifice to endure the elements and poor sanitation to feel solidarity and community. It was also an attraction, an atavistic yearning to see, hear and feel directly, and to jettison all of the soft yet stubborn, plugged-in shackles.
“We are not here protesting or to make a statement, we’re homeless. We are sick of being forced to exist alone, sick of being told that shelters, which are not tolerable living facilities for sober people, are an adequate alternative to being “allowed”, by the government, to work, live and share together to create for ourselves […] ”
Becoming a tribe unto themselves, they will reclaim entire swaths of America. Squatting on land, they will also get a chance to occupy their own minds. There, they will discover that the tucked away answers are already many degrees wiser and saner than the drivel being pumped out daily by their masters of murderous greed and war.
Faced with a monomaniacal, brutal and well organized enemy,
we cannot just offer them a horizontal position,
because they will gladly accommodate this inclination.