“I remember the newspapers dying like moths. No one wanted them back. No one missed them. And then the government, seeing how advantageous it was to have people reading only about passionate lips and the fist in the stomach, circled the situation with your fire-eaters.”
– Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, p.89Journalism – A topic never discussed amongst the military community, despite the fact that it would change everything. Imagine if there were to be an unbiased independent journalist – They would uncover plots, expose corruption, and break up evil regimes. Imagine if there were a way for people to anonymously submit classified information to a journalist, and they would do the rest. Imagine.
Journalism would be an absolute game changer. It would force people to be honest, and keep less secrets – It would weed out the manipulators and the tricksters, the liars and the cheats, and leave only the honest to helm an empire.
Journalism is what the community needs now. We have seen too many people get by simply by holding secrets.
Of course, there’s a flip side to that – You hear these so-called “secrets” but how do you know if they’re true? If there were to be an independent journalist, an intelligent, competent individual who did not lust for power or followers, he/she would act as a figurehead for honesty. This man or woman will set the record straight. If you hate them, you’re a liar. If you love them, you’re a leader.
The community has kept too many secrets. It’s time to expose them.
I just got a little blip of inspiration and decided to write this small piece. More things like this are likely to come.