On New Year’s Day, I was sitting at a restaurant eating dinner with my wife and like most restaurants these days, they have this uncanny ability to be able to know how to ruin a customer’s appetite by simply putting up televisions at different areas of the restaurant and forcing you to watch one of three stations and those are CNN, FOX News or ESPN.
Why do they do this? Well, because they feel that by turning a television on, it will give them a homier, dining experience. What they fail to understand is that the reason why most people go out to eat is to have something other than a “homier, dining experience”. They want to get away from it all and enjoy a night out with their friends, family or loved one. But on the contrary, We the People are forced to watch what’s on TV and instead of enjoying our $20 meal at a fancy restaurant, we are either ready to throw it up or toss it at the TV. Great experience! And don’t forget the tip!
Last summer, when I was on vacation with my family, we decided to go to McDonalds for a quick lunch and I noticed that they had CNN News on (like they always do) and since the District Manager happened to be visiting that day, I took it upon myself to ask her why other customers and I were forced to watch this crap on TV, as it ruins our dining experience. She tells me that the corporate office, through hours of marketing and research, have come to the conclusion that customers want to see the news when they come in to eat and that’s why they have it on all the time. (They must have looked at one of those infamous, mainstream media polls)
I just laughed and said, “Well they ought to fire the people at the corporate office because that’s the last thing we want to see when eating”. So she offered to change the channel, but then said the only stations really appropriate for everyone to enjoy were news stations or sports stations (aka Communist propaganda) or that she could just turn it off. In addition to that, there was a sign that said, “Please do not turn off or change the channel” underneath the television, basically implying that if you don’t get permission from the staff at the Fascist food chain, you have consented to it or involuntarily have to watch it.
So like a scene straight out of George Orwell’s book “1984”, we are all being indoctrinated into watching the mainstream media news while we eat at restaurants. It’s completely disgusting.
Getting back to my story, I was at a restaurant on New Year’s Day, having dinner with my wife and I was forced to watch CNN News while I ate. Now what made this worse than my McDonald’s experience was the fact that it was a holiday and the first day of the year. So instead of showing people celebrating the New Years, they decide to ring in the New Year with their “War is Peace” propaganda.
I’m probably betting that the heads at CNN were asking themselves, “What can we do to keep terror in the minds of the people? Hmm…..let’s see…..Ah!! I got it! Let’s talk about the Oklahoma City Bombing and Timothy McVeigh! ”.
Yes, nothing says, “Happy New Year” than to rehash a documentary on a government sponsored terrorist incident that happened almost 20 DAMN YEARS AGO!!!!
Hey CNN, would it kill you to put on something happier like asking people what they did for New Years or what their resolutions will be or even showing some holiday special? Something a little more, oh I don’t know, PLEASANT!
The Oklahoma City Bombing? Really? You guys claim to be one of the top news stations in the world and that’s the best that you can do?
I mean come on, put it to rest already! Why the hell are you talking about something that’s so old, it makes 9/11 seem new?
Why don’t you talk about Pearl Harbor while you’re at it? Or WWII or even George Washington crossing the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War?
(Whoops! Can’t show that one, since George Washington would encourage revolutionary ideas of freedom and independence, rather than fear and dependence on the government.)
Yes, the Oklahoma City Bombing happened nearly 20 YEARS AGO and these idiots on CNN think it is more news worthy than families celebrating a new year and who probably hope that it will be more peaceful than the previous years of constant war propaganda. But no, they have to keep that war machine going with the same old nauseating crap.
So how do they do that? By showing countless images of the Oklahoma City building on fire and in smoke, while showing footage after footage of police officers running to the scene, while the horrifying faces of innocent civilians are shown screaming in fear and terror. In addition to that, we are forced to observe pictures and photos of Timothy McVeigh’s mug shot to remind us all that he was so unimaginably evil and insane and that we must continue to live in fear or more psychotic, government sponsored terrorists like McVeigh will come and get us.
Furthermore, they replayed interview after interview of “inside sources” (what a joke) telling their story of how it happened that “frightening” day. All while trying to enjoy your chicken dinner at a restaurant.
It seems that no matter where you go these days, you are forced to watch and listen to the mainstream media news, as though that is the only thing in the world that We the People want to see and hear every single moment of every single day. There’s no escaping it anymore. You’d have to live out in the country to truly get away from it all. It makes me sick.
Finally, don’t get me started with Sundays, as I know that if the government ever had their way with the churches they would force them to place a TV in each pew, so that between singing hymns we would all be forced to watch the NFL Pre-Game Football show in the morning. God help us all!
America has truly become an Orwellian nightmare, as we can’t go anywhere without being forced to watch and listen to Big Brother propaganda. Instead of ringing in the New Year with cries of joy and happiness, we are forced to accept that nothing has changed and that fear and suffering continue to be the norm.