But the people who were at Jubilee have to look at this situation and say “This too can be fixed”.
The hope that it can be fixed certainly doesn’t come from people. Again, people are the problem, they cannot by themselves be the solution. The solution comes first from orienting oneself around something beyond their supporters and critics.
As Jubilee concluded, two people came to the stage and prayed for the student’s majors, as they are all things in need of redemption. One of those of course was the media, I don’t think I realized the task ahead of those brave peopleuntil just now. But what makes me happy about it is that these are people who don’t simply lament the state of journalism, but actively set out to help fix it by finding work -in that field-. Further, they orient themselves around God first and their more personal objectives a distant second.
As you’ve probably noticed, many movements declaring something to be wrong have become more about themselves than anything else. BLM is about the complaints, the anti-Trump protestors have become a swarm of virtue signalers, the right-wing is cannibalizing itself from a synthetic moral high ground while the left is cannibalizing itself from its SJW core outward. They all know what their against, but they apply their efforts relativistically. They can describe what they are for in only the most obnoxious generalities. Is it different when you ask a journalist what they want to do and they answer “To tell the truth” or “To do God’s work”? At this point especially, there is. Everyone has said they are telling the truth. The side-streams, mainstreams, every WordPress outfit that uses twitter handles in their headlines, they all say they’re out to tell the truth. Interestingly, they always add a bias: “This is what the (left or right, respectively)wing media doesn’t want you to hear. Frankly, Christian media types like Sean Hannity and Matt Walsh are as Christian in their reporting as Joel Osteen is in his speaking and somehow still half as deed.
When a Christian sets himself on a course regarding actual biblical redemption of something. They understand, firstly that they are working against a brutal current. Jenna Nardella came in last year to discuss the point about working for 3-4 years without rain and still building an infrastructure for water supply in the middle of a desert. If redemption is truly your goal, biases, and
particularly some knife-wielding lunatic approach is not going help.
I am throughly unconvinced that people understand the depths of the problem. It is not just the “other guy” whether your particular target of hatred are white people, black people, Republicans, Democrats or what have you. That prejudice is blinding and whether you know it or not, the bubble continues the death spiral that journalism is on. As long as there is an audience for it, it will continue to grow.
At Jubilee however, I saw proof that at least a few hundred students are mobilizing to fix one small part of a seemingly insurmountable problem. One Square Inch at a time.
Small victories are still victories.
Evidence over emotion
Evil exists. Prepare for it, fight it, defeat it.