The awareness of media enslavement is now infused within the consciousness of the American people. The treasure trove of truth is seemingly endless: the darkness of government, its bureaucracy, and its secrets. WikiLeaks and other brave individuals have freed people from the enslavement of the so-called free press. WikiLeaks has reinforced the people’s right to know. Once the people know, the need to enforce self-governance and hold their United States representative Republic accountable is up to the citizenry.
By Monica Morrill | October 19, 2016
Few would have predicted that WikiLeaks would be freeing Americans from enslavement by the mainstream media. If the Free Press has officially enslaved the American people and beyond; then WikiLeaks and people aligned with it would be the modern day abolitionists running the Underground Railroad.
A free press has responsibility. It must serve the people by being the people’s investigator – and do so in a non-partisan way. A free press is critical to a representative Republic, for people must have access to all the knowledge – accurate and unbiased knowledge – in order to exercise their vote with the judgment they deserve – a judgment based on knowing the facts, not the spin.
What would our Founding Fathers think? What would George Washington and Benjamin Franklin do? On the one hand, young Washington’s geographical surveying experience prepared him for potential battlefields to face any army, yet young Franklin’s reputation of listening and interacting with people, surveying words and ideas, printing and distributing, guaranteed a rhetorical confrontation with the British. It is upon these foundations of the United States that we must revisit the right to freedom of speech.
Reasserting the right to free speech is nothing new. It is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, which exists to fulfill the promises of the Declaration of Independence. The First Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;” Notice, it reads, “the freedom of speech,” necessarily asserting that “the” freedom of speech, the right to using words, pre-existed the Constitution. The freedom of expression and telling the truth begins with the advent of the spoken word.
The media has hijacked this freedom and instead of recognizing the duty of the press to the public, it has renamed it “freedom of the press” as if journalism can tower in lofty imperial offices over the people. The mainstream media correspond with their King and Queen, Obama and Clinton, to ensure that there is no offense to their royal highnesses before publication. That is partially what WikiLeaks has revealed over the past several weeks. The awareness of media enslavement is now infused within the consciousness of the American people. The trust is all but gone between the press and the citizenry they were meant to serve because the media is complicit and entangled in the web of lies, even confabulating stories about Clinton’s political opponent Trump. The mainstream media is having a love affair with the Clinton’s long-standing political machine and their young King Obama. WikiLeaks has upset the imperious politicians and removed Obama’s crown, while denying Clinton hers with the Podesta e-mails, all citizens should at least read the summary to be armed with the facts.
And yet, the citizenry eagerly waits for more truth from WikiLeaks because at least two branches of the Federal government: the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch have stolen a “free press” that should only answer to the people. Obama has gone wild with Executive Orders to his demise, and by all accounts, thus far, the Judicial Branch is legislating from the bench.
It’s not surprising that the mainstream media isn’t reporting on WikiLeaks, here are just a couple of topics in the Podesta e-mails: how to undermine Congressman Trey Gowdy in his investigation of Benghazi in a television interview on Face the Nation; and knowledge that “Eric McFadden, who was Hillary’s Catholic liaison in the primaries was arrested yesterday for running a prostitution ring. The transition people know” [meaning those hiring people in what would be Queen Clinton’s new government already have knowledge of the scandal]. Most recently, it was revealed that someone in the International Operations Division (IOD) of the FBI “pressured” a man to change the classified email to unclassified. The IOD “had been contacted by Patrick Kennedy, Undersecretary of State, who had asked his assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo’. . . in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE [Department] would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden . . . KENNEDY spent the next 15 minutes debating the classification of the email and attempting to influence the FBI to change its markings” thus proving that in the United States today the law doesn’t matter, but political power and influence does.
More than ever during a polarizing presidential election, an independent press is needed to inform the public. There is a dearth of great journalists today. A free press seems to forget they are not free of responsibility. Genuinely impartial broadcasting is beholden to journalism meant for the people, not reporting in favor of the elite. News sources are expected to be the number one public defender and investigator. Just last Sunday Americans gathered in front of Independence Hall, Philadelphia to declare their desire for the public to know the facts among other things, they were not “with Her” as the mainstream press is.
What we are witnessing this election year is the end of the old world press as we know it; the demise of leaders who only serve themselves while ignoring the needs of the people; complicit government Executive and Judicial Branches who conspire with the Clintons to seize a White House that will never belong to them, because the people are taking it back. The treasure trove of truth is seemingly endless: the darkness of government, its bureaucracy, and its secrets. WikiLeaks and other brave individuals have freed people from the enslavement of the so-called free press. WikiLeaks has reinforced the people’s right to know. Once the people know, the need to enforce self-governance and hold their United States representative Republic accountable is up to the citizenry.
Monica Morrill is a Geographer focusing on government regulation and policies. She co-authored the book BETRAYED: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL’s Father. Ms. Morrill is also a contributor to SFPPR News & Analysis.