I rarely write editorials. So, here it goes. I am deeply disturbed by the Trump administration’s attempt to silence voices who question what may have been. We are living in a bubble of if it doesn’t agree with me then why should I care? I think this is dangerous and truely sad.
I go to college and I am with people who have different stories to tell. I have no knowledge of what it is like to live in the gettos or to live in a fansy mansion. I enjoy hearing these different stories because that is the true power of learning. If I stay with my own views on a subject then I will not learn anything. This is why I enjoy literary journals because they focus on the story of the marginalized. True growth is important. Learning and listening are the pillers of true growth, which also aids in experience. Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy, none with hand so inexorable draws the notice so sternly to his task, and forces him with an authority so resistless to its acquirement. It is by your instructions alone that man or woman can ever find a safe track through life’s wilds: without it, how they stumble, how they stray! ~Charlotte Brontë, “The Curates at Tea,” Shirley, 1849
This is what the press does. While I agree with the New York Times on issues I also realise that their are those who don’t. A wonderful debate is when you get those sides together and a deep constructive conversation comes out and we can find some learning grounds. Keeping the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Politico, The Daily Mail, and others out of the conversation says without saying it that you don’t care about beeing critical. Yes they hold you to the fire but perhaps it is necessary. I leave you with these quotes per quotegarden.com
Our democracy needs a robust press to hold our leaders accountable and cover the important issues facing our communities. The First Amendment belongs to all of us. ~Freepress.net
THE PRESS MUST BE FREE. It has always been so, and much evil has been corrected by it.- If Government finds itself annoyed by it, let it examine its own conduct, and it will find the cause,- let it amend it, and it will find the remedy. ~Thomas Erskine, 1792
Newspapers widen the sphere of our sympathies. They make their readers enter into the joys and sorrows of thousands of whom they would else know nothing, and for whom they would otherwise care nothing. But still, journalism is but in the initial stage of its development. As at present conducted, the world is not fairly represented by its newspapers. Life is something better than journals make it out to be. They are too much the records of the crimes that curse, and the casualties that afflict it –
the contests of litigants, and the strifes of politicians. Of the sweeter amenities of life the newspaper is far too silent. Therefore, newspapers should be read late in the day. To read the journals in the early morning, is to pollute the stream of the day at its source. ~Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904), “Newspapers,” Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, 1862
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