PHILOSOPHY AND THE NEW JOURNALISM


The FreedomJournal is often criticized and the challenges we have faced are numerous. Thus, in a continuing quest to inform and educate we will bring more clarity to our un-orthodox writing style. The FreedomJournal is not a mainstream publishing house, nor do we seek to conform to the established standards of the often racist and materialistic world of journalism. Therefore, many people fail to understand the particular philosophy of the FreedomJournal.

From our analysis the time, place and conditions of a society filled with Hate and an ungodly lust for material possessions produced this new school of thought in journalism. As an Independent Free Media source we have an obligation to those with no voice in media. Thus, as an independent voice crying in the wilderness as did John the Baptist, we have met many challenges. We have been challenged by the economic generators of racism, Lackeys and Fools that have jumped on the Band-Wagon of Black on Black discrimination and a host of other mis-informed charlatans.

Meanwhile various mis-informed people and groups that ride the backs of racism for self gain are assisted by their counter-parts in the Houses of Religion. Thus, many False Prophets also find malice as a comfort as they seek to deny our people the Light of God and dupe them with False Teachings about material wealth as the primary message from God. Thus, some theologians join some politicians and those in academic circles in a futile attempt to deny the FreedomJournal Free Speech and the right to exist. However we will continue to listen and be led by the Holy Spirit and continue to expose corruption and violators of Godís laws.

Meanwhile, these challenges have caused the rise of the New Journalism. The New Journalism allows us to take satire to its highest level. Meanwhile, we struggle against some of the most corrupt and devious forces in America. Regardless of satire the underlying premise of the FreedomJournal is a profound analysis. Therefore for those of you that are still confused about our writings we will reveal the intellectual and philosophical groundings that direct the FreedomJournal.

An understanding of philosophy will give you a better understanding of the New Journalism that we embrace. The definitive qualities of philosophy are broad and can be complex. Thus, a discussion of the value of philosophy will enhance our understanding of "what is Philosophy?"

Bertrand Russell one of the great intellectuals of the previous century made a fitting statement toward the value of philosophy in his classic work "The Problems of Philosophy." "Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves: because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, to enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculations; but above all because, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind also is rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good."

Bertrand Russell has made an outstanding contribution regarding the need to question the society in which we live. However the FreedomJournal believes that there are definite answers to many questions. Also these answers can be gained by a belief in a Higher Power that is in control of all that exists. Thus, we believe that the Social Sciences can be an exact science as is mathematics. It is for sure the value of philosophy has a great proving ground in today's society. This is especially true of the Black Experience that includes Blacks in Africa, America and throughout the world. Thus, if no questions are raised society remains stagnant, and apathy will be a never-ending reality. In as much as society is an ongoing series of events; we don't make the news we only publish the news. We also note that no question or concern in the Black community is beyond review. One cannot be prejudiced in revealing the Truth about the thoughts and motivations of humankind. Thus, one cannot move from a personal point of departure, you must leave your prejudiced thoughts at home or discard them. If not, you will be forever apologizing about some person, place or thing. Nothing is off-limits when it comes to making an analysis of the most wretched of the earth and how and why we have a Black Holocaust?

Therefore it is a conditioned response to apathy for someone to say, "Oh they shouldn't have printed that." If it is true and if by raising the question it will give us some answers and maybe a solution it should be brought up for review. Also some of our readers may say we call people a lot of dirty names. So once again for the record the New Journalism advocates the use of descriptive adjectives to describe a person, thing or place. Sometimes people find the descriptive way in which someone is described as funny or humorous. But, the reason for using a descriptive phrase is not to be comical. First of all we deal with Truth, if the person is fat; he may be described as fat and ugly. Furthermore this descriptive style is meant to get the readerís attention to the underlying analysis that is being drawn. Also hopefully the person being described will refrain from an attitude or action that is harmful to the public good.


May Almighty God speed the pen of compassion and Truth? Also, may the people of the world use the Mind that Almighty God has given them to see, feel and hear the Truth, which is the Light of the world.

Part II will further define philosophy and reveal how philosophy encompasses the entire universe.

Philosophy and The New Journalism II

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