SkeptiSys

July 12, 2007

Hello world!

Filed under: News, politics — Tags: , , , , , — skeptisys @ 5:20 pm

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 –

9 Comments »

  1. Quite simply the finest political blog on the internet.

    Comment by Ken Beer — August 16, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

  2. Quite simply the finest politcal blog ever written.

    Comment by Ken Beer — August 16, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

  3. I saw a baseball link on your blog. In my information visualization travels I discovered this: http://data.vanderbilt.edu/rapache/bbplot/

    Comment by kbeer — August 17, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

  4. I love my country too, but boy do I hate frat boys! Especially the kind that grow up to destroy the lines between true media and corporations.

    In college, when you said frat, the frat boys invariably got offended and said, “It’s a fraternity, not a frat! Would you call your country a cunt?”

    Most certainly not ignorant frat boy. My country is a count -no, a countess- and thanks to blogs like this, I say count me in!

    Comment by Marty Bystrom — August 17, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

  5. Though provoking stuff SkeptiSys. I wish more people were truly alarmed by what’s taking place, especially when it comes to the erosion of the media.

    Both of my parents worked in print media, and my Dad died 20 years ago cursing the changes taking place. Why, if he were still alive today, he’d want to pick up a brick and hurl it through their proverbial windshield, or whale away with a Lousville Slugger.

    Keep writing SketiSys. We’re depending on you and likeminded individuals to get the truth out, at least your best approximation of it.

    Hell, you haven’t mentioned any celebrities yet. I like you already!

    Comment by Joe Offerman — August 17, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

  6. Honestly, it’s more fun to read it than listen to it! 🙂
    I love your country for numerous reasons and appreciate the opportunities I received here but nowhere else in the world.
    I am glad that you started your own blog.

    Comment by David — August 17, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

  7. Thanks for all these comments.
    kbeer: thanks for the link. For those that haven’t clicked the link, someone noticed that some baseball games were closer than others…so they decided to do a scatterplot for every ML game ever played. So if you need to see visually the types of run spread for the Orioles vs. Yanks, you found the place.
    Marty: I am glad to know my site is not censored for language. In a democracy, it is the responsibility to call their country a cunt when it is necessary. Otherwise issues in that country would never be resolved. Frat boys used to say to me, ‘uhhh you gonna finish that beer?’
    Joe: Dig your powerful words. When the world pitches you high and tight…
    D: Thanks, Another reason America is a great country is I can write and say whatever I want, without being taken out and being shot. Thanks to the internet, I now have a forum, and so do you. America! Love it or suggest ways we can improve.
    Thank you, come again.

    Comment by skeptisys — August 18, 2007 @ 11:16 am

  8. Nice choice of blog software, Mr. Skeptisys. You know that Turkey can’t read your site today? 😉

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/08/turkish_ass_shuts_down_a_slice.php

    Comment by Ken Beer — August 20, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

  9. Thanks Ken, this is one of the best articles I ever read that contained ‘Turkish Ass’ in the link.

    Comment by skeptisys — August 20, 2007 @ 3:02 pm


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