It’s nice to know some people are actually awake, and can see what the criminals in Washington and state capitals are doing. Gallup is about the only polling service that isn’t rigged, controlled, massaged, or tells lies. The anger is starting to bubble up, as is the negativity. It’s been 30 years since people were as negative (think Jimmy Carter). And how does the media respond? They are going to focus on the future, not the present. Problem solved. You can’t make this shit up.
Gallup Poll: Americans Most Negative On the Nation And Economy In 30 Years
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/24/2013 15:03 -0500
Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
I guess Americans just haven’t heard of a little something called the stock market. Isn’t that right Bernanke? Wasn’t the stock market rally you engineered supposed to make everyone feel all nice and confident? Well the great middle class squeeze continues, as the stock market is for the 1% what food stamps are for the poor. They are just strategies to keep these groups apathetic and obedient. The middle class isn’t buying it though, as is evidenced by this recent Gallup Poll conducted January 7-10, 2013.
PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. President Barack Obama begins his second term (regime) at a time when Americans are as negative about the state of the country and its prospects going forward as they have been in more than three decades. Fewer than four in 10 Americans (39%) rate the current status of the U.S. at the positive end of a zero to 10 scale. This is about the same as in 2010, but it is fewer than have said so at any point since 1979. As they usually are, Americans are more upbeat in their predictions of where the U.S. will be in five years (48% positive), but this is also lower than at any time since 1979.
The 39% of Americans who give a six to 10 rating when asked to evaluate the nation’s current status is similar to the 37% who said the same three years ago. Prior to that, however, assessments were generally more positive, including a 73% six to 10 rating in January 2001 — the highest on record. The three previous points in time when ratings were as low as or lower than the 2013 rating were in August 1979 (34%), April 1974 (33%), and January 1971 (39%). The 1979 measure came at a time when the economy was in bad shape and inflation was rampant, while the 1974 measure came in the midst of the Watergate scandal. When Gallup first asked the question in August 1959, 68% of Americans rated the state of the nation in the six to 10 range.
What about the future?
The 48% who give a six to 10 ranking when asked to project the status of the U.S. five years from now is tied with the 1979 measure as the lowest in Gallup’s history of asking the question. Additionally, the 40% who give a negative rating (zero to four) when asked to look ahead is lower than at any point in history. These negative ratings include 10% who say the situation of the country in five years will be zero, the worst they can imagine.
Not so much. Don’t worry Bernanke, I’m sure another 50 S&P handles will make everything better.
US Media to Avoid Covering News, Focus on Future
Journalists throughout the US are now reconsidering their roles of being ‘reporters,’ as an increasing number of newspapers terminate their print editions and the viewership of broadcast media outlets continues to decline.
The reason seems obvious: Americans are looking to the future rather than the present.
This was made apparent during the Presidential Election of 2012, when most voters showed little interest in such transient minutiae as the US debt, unemployment, Federal Budget, the Benghazi incident, and ongoing international conflicts. At the same time, Americans seemed increasingly concerned with such long-term objectives as avoiding futuristic climate change scenarios, global population reduction, a lifetime of guaranteed government pensions, collectivized medical care, and even a romantic life of the Obama family.
Journalists are now called upon to make a transition from examining present issues to focusing more on stories that will help Americans envision their new future, as outlined by President Barack Obama. To make socialism and communism palatable.
In his Inaugural Speech, the President explained to Americans what their utmost desires are: a future utopia that excludes all the unpleasantness of the present reality. By providing this new vision of an America without its present, Barack Obama has set the standard for media.
Rising to this challenge, the US media complex must now embrace the new direction – away from the harsh realities and immediate matters of day-to-day life – and to prepare Americans to their upcoming future, which is currently being designed for them by the governmental experts.
At the same time, we in the media need to remind ourselves of our mission as the ‘gatekeepers of truth.’ Our most important work is to ‘chew’ the hard facts for the public, providing our audiences only with the information we know they need to make the right decisions.
President Obama’s reelection has shown us that we have the power to transform America by helping citizens to make correct choices, and thus propel forward the unstoppable spiral of progress. As we have now achieved the next turn of the spiral, it has become historically inevitable that our jobs as reporters also get fundamentally transformed with the rest of the society.