by Andy Weddington
Monday, 10 July 2017
Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community. Simon Mainwaring
Came the following thought during the last 1/2 mile of my morning quicktime walk around the Offutt parade field (where many do battle against age lines and waistlines) ...
President Abraham Lincoln gave us the Gettysburg Address.
Etched in history.
Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Bush knew how to dress.
On the record.
President Obama was photographed in atypical dress.
Pictures stand as proof.
President Clinton gave us the dress.
Stained his Presidency.
And President Trump?
He regularly delivers a Twittersburg Address - 140 characters, of reality, of truth, to millions and millions and millions of well, characters.
Today's "entertainment industry" - the "news" of yesteryear - once respected for delivering reality otherwise know as truth, detests our President and his Twittersburg Addresses.
The Democrats, too, detest.
Some Republicans and Independents likewise take exception.
Because they cannot spout, establish, and reinforce false narratives (lies).
President Trump, our representative in the White House, is duty bound to walk the line of truth and report to us - his boss.
Simple as that.
The "entertainment industry" does not report. They shamelessly campaign, distort, smear, and cheer lead. They promote.
So what (else) is a President to do?
I do care that President Trump regularly Tweets, and has no intention of stopping. As a citizen he, too, is gifted the freedom of speech - his just so happens to align with "... government of the people, by the people, and for the people ..." (as President Lincoln so eloquently concluded his remarks to the modest numbers gathered at Gettysburg).
I disagree with Mr. Mainwaring. Social media is surely the exploitation of technology. And, too, service to community. That President Trump fully understands and is not taking prisoners is done in the name of the free not perishing from this earth (again, President Lincoln's thoughts).
President Lincoln was a man of few words and a gifted orator. He was effective.
Believe it or not, on Twitter there's @AbrahamLincoln1 - 27 Following and 11 Followers. Don't waste your time.
President Trump is coming into his own as an effective orator and, by Twitter design, is restricted in words. Yet, he is effective.
For truth (not offered by the "news"), follow our President on Twitter: @realDonaldTrump - 45 Following and 33.6M Followers.
Tune in. Engage. Tweet responsibly.
Alas, and ironically, Lincoln Highway borders the south end of Offutt parade field.