AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS: Drowning in bad news, Americans are revived by demonstrations of genuine courage and grace
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"I can't watch the news anymore ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå it's just too depressing, and it makes me angry!"
More and more people are coming to this conclusion, and no wonder: America in the Age of Trump is way beyond "divided" ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå it's angry and at war, with one side hysterically convinced the country is unjust and racist, and accusing everyone who sees things differently of being "deplorable" bigots, even fascists. Political violence has become the new normal as the left's mania has grown both pathological and alarming, and nowhere more so than when focused on the president himself.
The left now daily calls President Donald Trump a "racist" and "white supremacist" and frequently compares him to Adolf Hitler. Polling shows 93 percent of Democrats believe Trump is literally tearing the country apart, while that party's leaders compete with one another to invent ever more creative grounds for impeachment ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå from empty allegations of "Russian collusion" to, more recently, Trump's comments about the National Football League. One study concludes almost a third of Americans ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå 29 percent ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå say today's frenzied political climate is causing relationship problems, and the New York Daily News story "Trump presidency is destroying marriages across the country" reports, "There's even a term for the marital mayhem between Trump acolytes and their liberal lovers: The 'Trump Divorce.'"
In short, throughout most of 2017, dire news has dominated our media ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå and our consciousness.
That's why some may wonder how the October issue of WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine could possibly be headlined,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__"AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS."
It is subtitled, "Drowning in bad news, Americans are revived by demonstrations of genuine courage and grace."
Take Hurricane Harvey, with its near-biblical level of flooding and epic destruction. This mega-natural disaster swept in a flood of very different sorts of news reports ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå uplifting good news stories, hour after hour, day after day. Heroism, generosity, love and sacrifice, stories of neighbors helping neighbors and strangers alike, stories of private boats and canoes and jet skis rescuing the stranded in scenes reminiscent of the Dunkirk flotilla, stories of human kindness overflowing, of people who couldn't care less about the race, gender, politics or religion of the person being rescued, nor of the rescuer. The nation seemed to be one big family again.
And so everyone was transported, however fleetingly, into the true America they love and honor, with scenes of extraordinary valor and charity that would be reprised shortly thereafter when Hurricane Irma brutally ravaged Florida.
During this brief respite from interminable bad news, Americans were daily treated to stirring, back-to-back stories like "Neighbors form human chain to help woman in labor wade through Houston floodwaters," "Houston doctor canoes through floodwaters to perform surgery," "Millionaire takes in 70 foster kids displaced by Hurricane Irma" and "Woman charters plane to rescue 300 animals affected by Irma."
Much the same thing occurred in the aftermath of the horrendous Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting. In the midst of sheer terror, shock, chaos and unthinkable carnage, not only that city's first responders but countless concert-goers and other citizens instantly sprang into action, tending to the more than 500 injured and transporting many to nearby hospitals in their own vehicles, since ambulances were completely overwhelmed. Then they stood in line for hours to donate much-needed blood, contributed generously to relief funds, and in so many other ways showed the world a remarkable display of neighbor-helping-neighbor in the face of great evil.
Of course, Americans know from hard experience that catastrophe and adversity bring the best out of many people. Yet, to conclude from all of this that uncommon bravery and human kindness spring forth only in response to natural disasters and terror attacks would be wrong. The same American spirit we celebrate for helping during major crises is alive and well and manifest every single day in our nation; we just don't tend to hear about it from the media, where "if it bleeds, it leads."
As this very special issue demonstrates, America still has millions of people full of goodness and courage ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå qualities that daily show up in stories most people never hear about, but which are featured in October's Whistleblower.
OK,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__some may wonder, I know there are generous and wonderful people everywhere and their stories are great. But what about our country? We're besieged by political madness and mass terror attacks. Where's the good news in the big picture?
As a matter of fact, the October issue includes a unique and comprehensive look at "What Trump has accomplished in just 8 months," which will totally neutralize the establishment media's never-ending propaganda claiming the president hasn't achieved much of importance. The truth, as readers will discover in Whistleblower, is quite the opposite.
Highlights of "AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS" include:
- "Making America good again" by David Kupelian. Amid wall-to-wall bad news, somehow our nation's exceptional decency still manages to shine through.
- "In Houston, 'outpouring of selfless acts has been tremendous and surreal'" by Jacque Havelka, in which the hurricane survivor shows, "This is the America that is rarely depicted in the mainstream media"
- "'No greater love': How American rescued 6-year-old Iraqi girl from ISIS" by Art Moore, the extraordinary true story ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå with photos ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå of "God's intervention in the middle of a dark place"
- "Christian leaders call for 'year of good news'" by Bob Unruh, in which Franklin Graham, James Dobson, Greg Laurie and others join to reject "fake news, depressing news"
- "What Trump has accomplished in just 8 months" ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå a comprehensive look at genuinely good news you will never hear from the establishment media
- "Trump's greatest accomplishment" by David Kupelian
- "The good news ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ even about the end of the world" by Joseph Farah, on "The part of the gospel that has been left out by too many teachers and preachers and evangelists"
- "Hurricane Harvey's lesson in humanity" by Laura Hollis. "What is required is genuine love for others ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå including those who you donÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt like very much"
- "Sometimes the good guys win" by Dennis Prager. The radio talker reveals how conducting an orchestra turned into a major victory over the intolerant left.
- "Judge Moore & God's law" by Patrick J. Buchanan, who asks: "Do court decisions that force Christians to act against their religious beliefs have to be obeyed?"
- "Surviving and thriving in an increasingly angry nation" by David Kupelian, on the secret to genuine happiness found in a prison cell 30 feet underground.
Comments Whistleblower Editor David Kupelian: "This special issue provides a startling contrast to the non-stop dire news, and focuses instead on some truly good news. And that's important ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åå because in the final analysis, what makes America great is her goodness."
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