The world was lucky to have Obama. The world was lucky to have a man who showed the world that if we open our minds, and open our hearts, change can happen. The world witnessed social change in America we have not seen the like of before. The world witnessed America, a ‘white’ country built on black slavery, elect their first black president, not once, but twice. The world witnessed this man bring the country back from the brink of another Great Depression. The world witnessed this man light up the white house in a rainbow, saying you have every right to love who it is you love. The world witnessed America, the only major western nation not to have guaranteed healthcare, now have the highest number of people on insurance ever recorded.
The world witnessed Obama bring so much radical, good change to America, all the while being faced by opposition by the Republicans time and time again. The world witnessed his government be shut down for 16 days in 2013 because the Republicans refused to pass the ACA, but Obama absolutely refused it to be denied. And he eventually won that battle.
Obama brought change to America. Never let anybody tell you any different.
The world has lost an intelligent, kind-hearted, graceful leader, full of poise and wisdom. The world probably won’t fully appreciate how much we will miss him until next week he is no longer ours.
So if you believe in Obama. If you believe in what he stood for, and in the change he fought for and achieved, then you have never been more needed. Get involved. Join the DNC. Make your opinions known.
Let Trump know, loud and clear, that you will not have the rights Obama fought for and gave you taken away easily. FIGHT THIS. Fight for your future, fight for those who cannot.
FIGHT TO SAY THAT YOU BELIEVE NO HUMAN IS LESSER THAN ANOTHER HUMAN BECAUSE OF SOMETHING AS MENIAL AS SKIN COLOUR, ETHNICITY, SEXUALITY, GENDER, OR MONEY IN THEIR POCKET.
DO NOT LET THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SILENCE YOU.
YOUR VOICE HAS NEVER BEEN NEEDED MORE THAN IT IS NEEDED NOW.
FIGHT FOR WHAT OBAMA FOUGHT FOR. KEEP OBAMA’S LEGACY ALIVE.
ok, y’all, what are the news sources (pref print) you’re reading right now? looking for reliable and balanced and also tells facts like they are (ie. the steve bannon appointment isn’t “controversial” because he’s on the gop fringe, it’s horrible because he’s a racist antisemite who’s possible appointment has been widely lauded by literal actual neonazis.)
From my experience, those types of websites will tell half-truths or outright lie on occasion just so they can twist whatever to their narrative.
Obviously most news sources you find on the internet will have a twinge of bias, so it’s quite hard to find a completely unbiased source unless you’re lucky or have enough spare time to do some extra digging through the internet.
Anyways, here are five different methods (I’ve learned on my time here) on ruling out bias:
-The author of the source deviates from the facts by adding their unneeded prejudices and opinions. Basically the article or source sounds like a thought piece/propaganda rather than a reliable source.
-Loaded language within the article or page. Do they constantly use buzzwords?
-The website, newspaper; etc has a pattern of publishing information that only supports their views. (This is the one I’d worry about the least, but I think it’s still something to take into account.)
-Look at the name of the website or even the name of the webpage. Does it sound like it would lean towards a certain political agenda? Be skeptical of those ones cause those will definitely show strong bias a lot. (CIP: Red State, Right Wing News, Feministing, Everydayfeminism, Democratic Underground, Tea Party Tribune)
-You don’t have to completely rule out websites like those above though. Try to look for more objective sources within the articles you find: tables, graphs, any kind of statistic, AND VIDEOS. Chances are those might link to another website that publishes impartial/raw data.
-If you still can’t tell whether something shows bias (or you can’t find anything that has little to no bias), look at different sources (particularly those with opposing political views), average all of those out, and come to your own conclusion based off of those sources.
“SHOES, is it? We used to DREAM of shoes! When I were young five of us used to have to stuff our feet into two old hanky boxes, and all shuffle to school through the snow. We didn’t Lord it up like you with SHOES and everything.”