Written on Thursday, June 7, 2012 by Ann-Marie Murrell
I need to preface what I’m about to write by first stating that my husband, Mark, is one of the most intelligent men I know. He is a strong, passionate Conservative and was a Republican long before I jumped on board.
However…when it comes to the subtle Leftist messages of the mainstream media, Mark doesn’t always “get” what they’re doing.
For many years he listened to NPR despite many hours of me trying to discourage him from doing so. He would say that he loved Nina Totenberg’s “non-political stories” on her show “All Things Considered”; I would explain that no matter how “non-political” the story may seem, there was definitely another story behind the story. (He says he still occasionally listens to NPR “but nothing news-related”. Sigh.) Mark also has a subscription to Newsweek; I’ve tried to cancel it but they make it VERY difficult to do so these days.
And recently while flipping channels we watched part of a PBS show about urban organic gardens.
“It’s Agenda 21,” I said.
Mark disagreed, tried to explain that the show was only about people growing gardens.
“Nope,” I replied, “just watch.”
Sure enough, the next frame showed a cartoon of a “big, bad, fuel-based big rig” delivering giant, insecticide-laced crates of fruits and vegetables to the “big, bad, corporate-owned grocery chain”.
The not-so-subtle message behind the seemingly innocuous “gardening” show was nothing short of an all-out attack on the free-market system.
Part of the show was all about “sharing and co-opting garden space” and not relying on “corporate greed”. In other words, SOCIALISM.
“A socialist economic system would consist of an organization of production to directly satisfy economic demands and human needs, so that goods and services would be produced directly for use instead of for private profit driven by the accumulation of capital, and accounting would be based on physical quantities, a common physical magnitude, or a direct measure of labour-time. Distribution of output would be based on the principle of individual contribution.”
To be fair to Mark, if you watched the show without knowing what their actual message was, anyone would have thought it was simply a show about fresh vegies. They teach this stuff to pre-schoolers, that “organic” is better.
How the Left actually believes America can feed 313,624,916 people using roof-top gardens is beyond me. My feeling is—and it’s a very scary feeling to have—is that they’re not as interested in feeding people as they are destroying capitalism and the free market system, no matter what the cost.
The Left is a very, very patient lot. They’ve been subtly, slowly “indoctrinating” us for many decades. Sometimes they’re careless and we see what they’re doing and they back off—as in the case of all the solar panel investments. But they’ll keep plugging away, spreading their message that “corporations are bad” and that “millionaires and billionaires are evil”. No matter that the people spreading this message are themselves millionaires and billionaires—just look the other way. Nothing to see here…