Why not NPR?
I’m new here. I only took Chris’s Crash Course day before yesterday. I might add that since then, I have alerted around 5,000 people around the globe who apparently have not seen or heard of Chris Martenson. Somehow it amazes me that so many people knew nothing of Chris.
Much of what is in the Crash Course, I already knew. But I was absolutely amazed at the concise integration of ideas and the forthrightness of the presentation. I have other good things to say aboout Chris and the course but, you likely already know them.
Early this morning I decided to see if NPR had intereveiwed Chris. I mean, NPR is by no means perfect but they have a knack for talknig with a lot of people who have out-the-ordinary or extraordinary ideas. I could find nothing in the search that indicated that they had ever given Chris any attention. Well, as I said, I’m new here. I’m sure there is much I don’t know. Maybe Chris doesn’t want their attention.
Or maybe . . . since there are over 28,000 members here we might let NPR know they are missing something important.
In the evenings going home from work I listen to American Marketplace from American Public Media on wnyc.org – which also hosts NPR shows. I think it would be great if the MarketPlaces host Kai Ryssdal interviewed CM. It’s also the most appropriate public radio show.
I think that is a great idea. I’m sure this could be arranged if there was interest from the CM side.
AHHH The syrupy sweet, lilting tones of National Propaganda Radio
That is just what the sheeple need. ” Oh honey you should listen to this Bob Simon says we are going to crash” ” That’s nice hon send them a check for their fund raiser”
Does anyone listen to that junk anymore?
And now Michael Feldman ” whadaya know”
PS wanna get co-opted go on NPR. Obama will pick it up next
I’m amazed when I read posts in different threads where for example Mike Pilat makes the point:
[quote=Mike Pilat]In today’s environment, the broad public is not yet at the point to question these events, should they come to pass.[/quote]
And here someone states there is no point in even trying to reach them. This reminds me that “if you aren’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”
Here’s a link to an American Marketplace short article, Greece, Germany, and Goldman:
Welcome to CM
Look, I’m not trying to sell or promote NPR (or Market Place). Chris Ferrell’s little homilies on MoneyMarket usually make me ill. I notice now he’s pushing saving. Well, were the hell was he 5 or even 10 years ago? Certainly not talking about savings.
Chris Martenson’s approach is very reasonable, holistic, non threatening and, for the most part, non political. And, there seems to be a rather interesting story behind him. Bully! There is no one on this planet who is not ready to hear him. People are nervous, if not frightened. Whether or not the NPR listeners are a cut above or below the average JQPublic or the participants here, is not the issue. In my view, they all need to hear the message.
Will an interview with Chris Martenson on Morning Edition, All things Considered, Market Place or Fresh Air save the world. No. But a steady Chorus of the 3 Es from as many sources as possible (including you) will help. Will they all accept or even understand it immediately? No, not a chance. But, if they hear it, it becomes some part of their psyche. If Al Jazeera will give Chris an interview, then great!
My own view is that all real change comes about very much like the 100th money phenomenon. However arrogant we here may be in trying to cleanse the great unwashed, it’s not likely a conscious process at tall. The problem is not political, systemic, not even structural at its base. It is cultural. And culture is not much more than a collective set of unexamined, unquestioned and, often, self-concealed assumptions. Questioning or, more difficult, changing those assumptions is rarely a very conscious process. We all want others to change their assumptions. Why else would we be here? But, when was the last time you set down and consciously questioned your own, most basic assumptions? Do you even know that assumptions are a part of every single thought you have? Well, none of us is perfic.
To change these cultural assumptions, it takes time and a chipping away at them. Then, if assumptions do change, it suddenly seems. “Was it not always thus?”
Today, I will contact the CM organization about a email campaign to get Chris heard on NPR (or any other outlet they would like). Will any of you join me?
Anything that gets the message out to more folks is a good thing. I’m not a fan of NPR politics, but the current situation is not political and will impact both the left and right. Chris’s message is not based on party lines and should be heard by everyone, so I say this is a good idea.
zenmornings — First class idea — I think NPR is a good venue for getting the CC word out. NPR may not be perfect, but I think it presents a more even handed approach to the news than any of the other major news services.
Good idea. Just remember. we have a spirited discussion here at times and don’t take it personally.