By now we all know that mass media is bullshit with a capitol BULLSHIT. You can only really believe about 75% of the shit you read or hear and if you are unaware of this fact you should probably wake up from the dream about the shit sandwich you were just eating. This is not a new trend, this particular type of bullshit has been happening everywhere for thousands of years. Here are just a few examples:
- On April 19, 1775 a fella you may have heard of, who went by the by the name of Paul Revere rode a horse a total of about 20 miles (give or take) from Boston to Cambridge (and he actually didn’t even make it to Cambridge) shouting to everyone along the way those famous words “The British are coming!” Well I say, “big fucking deal!”
- On April 19, 1775 (the same fucking day, same year, same time) a man you’ve never heard of named Israel Bissell rode around the countryside, and just like Revere he warned people to get ready because the war was on and the British were coming. But, Bissell didn’t do this for a mere 20 miles. This motherfucker rode 345miles in four days and six hours from Watertown, MA to Philadelphia, PA and he rode his horse so god damn hard that it died and he had to stop and get a new one. SHIT SON!
Now why is it that we all know of this pussy Paul Revere and not the hard ass Israel Bissell? Well I’m glad you asked, and I’ll tell you why. The media. At the time “mass media” consisted of mostly books, poems, etc.
Popular American writer/poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow heard of Revere’s story and was inspired to write the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” He embellished a bit (like all media outlets do) to make a mediocre story somewhat interesting (and to make Paul Revere not seem like such a puss bag). And you guessed it, the people ate it up and that’s why to this day we all know of Paul Revere and not Israel Bissell.
How about Crispus Attucks? Ever heard of this guy? Yeah… didn’t think so. Let me educate you. In 1770 tensions were mounting in Boston between the colonists and the British over shit like unfair taxes and the British snatching up all the good paying jobs. On March 5, 1770, all this bullshit finally erupted when a group of colonists armed with clubs led by Attucks went to confront a British solder, that while keeping his pimp hand strong, smacked the shit out of a boy who accused him of not paying for his haircut(ohh snap!).
The group of colonists were met in the streets at gun point by British solders. Things escalated, people started talking shit, and the colonists began throwing snowballs at the solders. Attucks said fuck that shit and he chucked his club hitting one of the British solders. The British soldiers then opened fire killing Attucks and 4 others and wounding 6 in an incident that is later know as the Boston Massacre.
And why have you never heard of Crispus Attucks – the man who sparked rebellion in the British American colonies and basically help start the Revolutionary War? Because Crispus Attucks was Black and part Native American, the two races everyone hated even more than the fucking British. There was actual legislation passed to keep Attucks identity out of the incident at that time, and in your history books.
I’ll tell you one thing, if Crispus Attucks was a more common known dude I don’t think it would have taken the United States this long to elect a black President.
And now, the dick head you all know, Christopher Columbus. We all learned in school that this idiot told Queen Isabella of Spain he was going to prove to her that the Earth was round by sailing around it, forgetting the fact that Aristotle had already proven it was round 2,000 years prior. The reason we are taught this bullshit is because in 1828 the very popular American writer, Washington Irving, wrote the extremely embellished book A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus and the book ended up replacing actual history as fact (just like the Bible). Although the one thing I will give Columbus credit for is reaching the new world, committing genocide on an entire race of people, and taking credit for it like it was all a fucking commendable act.
See, the media, no matter in what form, has always and will always sell you bullshit and it’s up to you to keep asking questions and decide for yourself what is truth and what is bullshit. Remember, believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear or read and always THINK FOR YOURSELF.