Hello readers. Welcome to MediaVero, the true Press. My journalistic name is SkeptiSys, and I am a member of the News Media of the United States of America. This first post is some background about why I started this news organization.
One thing about me you should know is that I have tremendous love for my country, the United States of America. My love for the U.S. has nothing to do with symbols like the national flag, however, as that has become more symbolic of hatred, cowardice, and separatism. When I see someone waving the red white and blue flag, I think: ‘there is someone who hates immigration and paying taxes – someone who would enthusiastically give away fundamental U.S. rights, based on a suggestion of a government or corporate official, or someone wants something from me.’ Do you want my children to die so oil company and war profiteers can increase profits? Well, I would need something truly emotional, like a symbol of patriotism, to get me to do something so drastic. Yeah, only something emotional like patriotism and fear could elicit that response. So no, my patriotism doesn’t come from these false symbols. Then why do I love my country?
I love the U.S. mainly because of the types of rights afforded to all citizens by the founding fathers. The founding fathers recognized that countries naturally tended towards suppression of its citizens, so they attempted to create boundaries that would keep the government from controlling the public, preserving it as the government of the people. Every right and freedom was created for this one goal, even going as far as to concede that the rights are so vast that they exceed that which can be written. These rights and freedoms define this country, and it is only when we fight for these rights that we are fighting for our country and its people. I truly believe these rights and freedoms are worth fighting for with all we have.
Among these freedoms is the Freedom of Press, which is protection from governing bodies for those members of the public, the citizens, who report the news. In the context of this freedom, we live in very interesting times. True media of the people, on one hand, has been eroding rapidly, its place taken over by a few large corporations that resemble, and share the values of, big government. Certainly this was not what the founding fathers envisioned, as they wanted the press to be of the people. Fortunately, a rare occasion of wise investment of the citizen’s money resulted in what is now called the internet, and with it the rebirth of the freedom of the press. I am proud to now be a part of this country’s long and storied tradition of the press.
“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” – Thomas Jefferson –