When being “liberal” or part of the “left’ is not enough, you have been “woke” to the crazy world that we live in. Luckily there are guides like Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges and Ajamu Baraka. As well as lesser known bloggers such as Caitlin Johnstone, Tangerine Bolen, Teodrose Fiske , comedian/podcasters like Jimmy Dore and YouTubers such as Tim Black, Jarmarl Thomas and Kyle Kulinski
Luckily we also have outfits like “We Are the Media” that uncover topics and take stances that The Establishment politicians and news media will refuse to take as it does not fit the narrative of the Global Ruling Elites. But it does beg the question if it’s too late for most people to “unplug” from the corrupt Corporate/Government media brainwashing machines!
Here is a quote from Howard Zinn, courtesy of “We are the Media.”
“I was astonished, bewildered. This was America, a country where, whatever its faults, people could speak, write, assemble, demonstrate without fear. It was in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. We were a democracy… But I knew it wasn’t a dream; there was a painful lump on the side of my head… The state and its police were not neutral referees in a society of contending interests. They were on the side of the rich and powerful. Free speech? Try it and the police will be there with their horses, their clubs, their guns, to stop you.
From that moment on, I was no longer a liberal, a believer in the self-correcting character of American democracy. I was a radical, believing that something fundamental was wrong in this country — not just the existence of poverty amidst great wealth, not just the horrible treatment of black people, but something rotten at the root. The situation required not just a new president or new laws, but an uprooting of the old order, the introduction of a new kind of society — cooperative, peaceful, egalitarian.”
— Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (First published in 1994)