The “mainstream media” is rapidly collapsing.
Since 2020 their average unique monthly visitors to the top 50 newspapers websites has declined from 14 million to 8 million.
They have lost almost 40% of their online audience in just 3 years. That probably explains a lot of the attacks on X and Elon. The legacy media is dying and this is an existential fight that they are losing badly.
The legacy media is dying, whitering, as people focus on what they want to see and read. Expecting people to take an interest in issues they have close to no actual influence over, is fruitless.
Imagine, not a single western leader has come out and unequivocally condemned Israel’s campaign of deliberate ethnic cleansing and genocide aimed at destroying the Palestinian people. Not one voice of opposition. And our media, as usual, reflects the views of the powerful, not the people.
Our so called democracy, such as it is, is dying. How can one argue that one lives in a democracy, when the democracy supports what’s happening in Gaza? Democracies aren’t supposed to facilitate and be complicit in genocide and the mass killing of civilians, mostly women and children.
That does not negate that Hamas was the one who attacked on Oct. 7, that they were the original aggressors and that Israel is wrong in attacking innocent people.
That does not give Israel the right to kill women, children, the elderly, or any other innocents.
I’m not gay, so I don’t have a wife, but I do have adult children.
I do not kill anything. I’m a pacifist to a fault. I abhor violence with a passion. No one has the right to kill anyone. This is the reason the human race is so primitive.
Yes, but not with violence. Violence only beget violence, as Martin Luther King Jr said.
No, I would not kill and that’s being honest. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is wrong. Not once in my life have answered violence against myself and/or my family with violence. I don’t even own a gun. I’m a complete pacifist. I divorced my first husband who was abusive and I called the Runaway Hotline concerning my abusive father. Whatever the case, I got away from both without practicing violence myself. You are barking up the wrong tree.
Yes, they do have a choice. It takes more courage to be a pacifist than it does to retaliate with violence. Hamas would exterminate martyrs, as well as puppies, and how does that reflect on them? They already look bad. That said, there are still ways to fight back without more violence. All violence does is trigger more violence.
Maybe this will help give you ideas even though it happens to be of a religious view, it can still be secularized:
These words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. about the Vietnam War still ring true today, “If we assume that mankind has a right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war and destruction. In a day when sputniks dash through outer space and guided ballistic missiles are carving highways of death through the stratosphere, nobody can win a war. The choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.”
I would not be responsible for more death. Violence only causes more violence. Their response is only causing more violence and more death. I don’t see how they’d be exterminated by refusing to be violent and not causing more death. There are other ways to retaliate other than violence. I am so sick of humans promoting violence. It has to end or we will find we are kill each other incessantly. There will be no end to violence as long as the human race continues to be primitive with the use of violence. What you are promoting, write4u is primitive barbarianism. If the human race is to survive, the primitive barbarianism must stop.
Then why do you blame Israel for there defensive resistance?
I don’t think you are being honest here. Somebody comes into your house and starts killing your family, you are going to stand by and watch when you have weapons to defend yourself from just such an occasion?
Stand there until they’re gone and then call the police?
I live in the wilderness. Bears, wolves, coyotes, and yes people who hunt other people. If any of these critters enter my home with ill intent, I will kill them.
Israel lives in a Muslim wilderness with people who hunt other people. They must live by the law of the jungle or perish.
Im not blaming them for that. You’re not understanding what I’m saying. I’m done trying to explain it. I’m not the only one who thinks what I do, so if you convince me of whatever, it won’t really matter.