Last month, I traveled to a McDonald’s in two separate countries – all in one day. In the morning, I was at a McDonald’s in the Caribbean. In the evening, I was at a McDonald’s in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The difference was striking.
The McDonald’s in the Caribbean was normal. People were ordering, eating food, chatting with one another. I didn’t have my camera, but it looked something like this:
The McDonald’s in Fort Lauderdale had three televisions in the main serving area. One television had CNN, one had FOX and one had MSNBC. I didn’t have my camera, but it looked something like this:
The TV commentators were arguing with one another. Eventually, the patrons in the serving area began arguing; it was impossible to avoid, really. A disagreement broke out and I lost my appetite.
Why was there no television in the Caribbean McDonald’s, but there were three in the United States? Why are all the televisions in the US showing the news? Are they trying to keep the people informed or indoctrinated? I’m guessing the latter.
One thing is clear…America is under attack. The (((media))) wants to poison our minds. They want possession of our thoughts, to privatize our spirits. This is 1984, an Orwellian future that’s become the present.
Most Americans don’t realize that 24/7 public news is not common. In the US, the TV news is ubiquitous: at McDonald’s, the airport, the supermarket, etc. Conversely, most foreign countries are not subjected to this level of propaganda. And since most Americans do not own a passport or travel overseas, they’re unaware of this indoctrination tactic.
I worry for the nation. And while I support the surge in American nationalism, I think that we’ll be easy to manipulate. The more we stay confined to the United States, the easier it’ll be to fool us.
Memo to McDonald’s – I’m not loving it.