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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Opus 2017-054: An Idea Whose Time Should Come

If we ever want to get the media to listen to us instead of the rich elites we are going to need to hit them where it hurts, in their pocketbooks.

How do common people put the squeeze on the vast left wing conspiracy?  My suggestion is that people of conscience stop clicking on links that take us to their sights.  Advertising revenue on the internet seems to be tied to how many people visit a site and thus see an ad.  Stop clicking blindly.  I am not sure it this works on every site but let me use The Drudge Report as an example.  Drudge researches and lists articles that you might be interested in.  The Report does not do a very good job of discriminating its sources, at least it doesn’t any more.  How often have I seen an interesting title, clicked it and been delivered to a New York Times hit piece?  Too many to count, and even though I only read a few lines, it ads money to their account.

What to do?  Go to Drudge and let your cursor hover over an article.  If you are quick enough you can look down at the bottom left of the screen and a box will show you the source before you click on the link.  If you see it is LATIMES, you know you are wasting your time.  The same goes for the Washington Post and New York times.  Try it.  Don’t waste your time and don’t throw revenue their way.  Most of us have stopped subscribing to their propaganda sheets.  We need to cut them off on the internet also.

It takes a bit of work but I think it could make a difference.  They might have deep pockets in people like Soros and Bloomberg but if the constant flow of internet funds dry up they will start to notice.

The invention of the cotton gin revived slavery.  Before it made cotton a big cash crop slavery was on the decline in this country and there were many voices against it even in the south.  Once it became possible to make big bucks on slave labor, suddenly the moral fervor began to decline.  The power of the purse works both ways.  If it could kill the moral ground of anti slavery it can cool the ardor for leftist revolution.

It is worth a try.

homo unius libri

3 comments:

  1. It amazes me how many of my conservative Facebook "friends" link CNN!

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  2. After a brief flirt with Facebook I decided it wasn't for me. Because of that I can be the pious one who points out that the controllers of Facebook seem to be working to filter the news and censor conservative voices.

    Grace and peace

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  3. Hmm, good point. I will do this.

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