Comment: A Ron Paul supporter called me "schizophrenic" once

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A Ron Paul supporter called me "schizophrenic" once

for entertaining any of these "conspiracies." For the record, I will entertain any idea. I will read anything, and peek under any rock. For this, I was called "schizophrenic." How could I support Ron Paul (this was in the interregnum between 2008 and 2012) but consider any of this stuff?

The accusation made no sense to me. The traditional arbiters of news all have an agenda. In the era when the flows of information have been freed, who makes the decisions for you?

After further thought, it occurred to me that I've grown up in, and we all currently live in, a schizophrenic era. The news shows horrible, terrible tragedies. People being murdered, bombs being dropped, etc. and then they break -- "for a word from our sponsor."

How can you have more shiny, bouncy hair? Hair that will turn heads and make people scream? Blah blah blah blah blah And on and on for a few minutes. And now we return to unspeakable tragedies that are "happening." No cause. They're just "happening."

Of course it is schizophrenic. The only way to not see it as schizophrenic is to view it all as entertainment, which is in effect, the direction that media has been going at least since I was born.

And so the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening

Simon & Garfunkel wrote that in the mid 1960's. The "neon God" is television. Has anything changed? The trend has only gotten more pronounced with the internet, and Facebook.