In years of viewing GPS on CNN, I do not believe I have disagreed with host Fareed Zakaria’s views. The fellow is a sensible liberal and he says it without fear or favor as he occasionally cushions his criticism of other ideologies as not to be overly offensive even when it appears justified to do so.
Last weekend Zakaria interviewed an outstanding young man who won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing Harvey Weinstein’s predatory sexual nature in New York Times articles. The person, Ronan Farrow, is an interesting person himself. He entered Harvard at age eight and received a law degree at seventeen. As the two discussed domestic and international affairs the host recommended his recently published book, a book that requires reading in these times of political stress, titled, The War Against Peace.
During the interview the abuse of power by the elitist class was discussed in-depth. The gist went something like this: It is common and understandable the rich and powerful filter the news for their own benefit. The very well-connected can and do at times use intimidation, influence, hire spies, conduct surveillance and set laws to specifically gain their objectives and to reward themselves or to punish others’.
If the American people do not understand this maxim already, and should be perpetually on guard, we’re in deep trouble. As a reminder its necessary, good to hear words as this occasionally even though it is an ancient and established truth.
All the Best to you.