Psyop Fatigue Undone
It is understood by all involved that lucidity* usualy comes at a price : Liberty & Ostracism
"That great whistleblower Tom Paine warned that if the majority of the people were denied the truth and the ideas of truth, it was time to storm what he called the Bastille of words. That time is now. " - John Pilger
“The American empire has not altered under Barack Obama. It kills as brutally and indiscriminately in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as it did under George W. Bush. It steals from the U.S. treasury to enrich the corporate elite as rapaciously. It will not give us universal health care, abolish the Bush secrecy laws, end torture or “extraordinary rendition,” restore habeas corpus or halt the warrantless wiretapping and monitoring of citizens. It will not push through significant environmental reform, regulate Wall Street or end our relationship with private contractors that provide mercenary armies to fight our imperial wars and produce useless and costly weapons systems.” - Chris Hedges
The rise of fascism in the USA is well documented from left to right ;)
Not the fascism of Nazis or final solution, the economic one.
The Mussolini type, where the will of corporations replaces “We The People” at the helm of government & institutions.
TOP TEN ARGUMENTATIONS
Trash media hacks compete with Nixon’s ghouls & war criminals to impose a political & religious agenda as fundamentalist as it is obscurantist.
They stole 2 elections… the first by with a pre-packed supreme court…nothing happened…Then 9-11 and a war based on a 1000 lies + the treacherous hoisting of a CIA agent… nothing happened… they proceeded to shred the constitution, kidnapped imprisoned & tortured the world over…nothing…spied on one & all, fired top US attorneys, destroyed evidence… nada… ENRON…zzzzzz… conducted Katrina’s thinly veiled ethic cleansing …zilch…then took us to the cleaners… our play ;)
Tragedy is, they succeed in imposing their narrative through a mighty Wurlitzer spewing intellectual pabulum 24/7 at our master’s will and Rove bots pace.
“At least 22 American news organizations had employed American journalists who were also working for the CIA, and nearly a dozen American publishing houses printed some of the more than 1,000 books that had been produced or subsidized by the CIA. When asked in a 1976 interview whether the CIA had ever told its media agents what to write, William Colby replied, ‘Oh, sure, all the time.” PS : Check out Carl Bernstein’s 1970s Rolling Stone article on the CIA’s stranglehold on the US media, which has gotten far worse since then : http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/cia_press.html
The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media. ~ William Colby, former CIA director
Disillusion drones wave ‘We The People’ as a herd to be led to economic slaughter. Eternal debt dependency and ponzy sceams where winner takes all is all the rage. The banking system & Giant Corp exemplified by the military industrial complex & Big Pharma are on a roll and none weights in to stop them.
The recent Blackwater debacle (1) is a prime example of how fast & nasty things can go wrong and usualy do with a vengeance; as if the entire ssystem being taken hostage by Wall Street didn’t bring the point home alone. (2)
1 ) http://current.com/items/90632194_blackwater-chief-is-a-super-villian-ex-employe...
Last November, Americans said "WE WANT CHANGE" so loud & clear that the GOP was prevented to steal a third election in a row.
Change we want, change we’ll get, but only if Obama gets a strong articulated left back him up. Progressive minds has to clearly articulate the fight against obscurantisn & fundamentalism. This is but political pragmatism, power to the people 101.
Let’s collectively bring forward the ideas of Nader, Kucinich, Sanders, McKinney and others who really want change from the deadlock 2 party system that makes Americans increasingly like like a helpless dog chassing its own tail.
The kind of justice that will be brought upon the Bush executive branch that went bat shit on everything that characterized civilization will also define Brand America !
Our tomorrows depends on this !
Because it's your ass that’s on the line…
WAKE UP AMERICA, WAKE UP AMERICA, WAKE UP AMERICA !
"At what point do imbalances in access to money, media, and society’s administrative apparatuses constitute the censorship of dissent?" - Harvard Anthropology Prof Lorand Matory
“Washington has become Versailles. We are ruled, entertained and informed by courtiers. The popular media are courtiers. The Democrats, like the Republicans, are courtiers. Our pundits and experts are courtiers. We are captivated by the hollow stagecraft of political theater as we are ruthlessly stripped of power. It is smoke and mirrors, tricks and con games. We are being had.” - Chris Hedges
"The only difference between the GOP & DEMs is the velocity with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock at the door." - Ralph Nader
“They call it the 'American Dream' because you have to be asleep to believe it.” - George Carlin
Obama Reverses Campaign Pledge To Renegotiate NAFTA
Note : Remember how outraged the Obama team reacted to a Canadian leak stating that Obama would not touch to NAFTA once in power...
Reality as corporate fascism rears its ugly head again ;)
Also : Remember that Felipe Calderon is in power following a stolen election done under Bush/Rove know how & expertise...
Grand Theft Mexico
"Señor Blank-o" Wins in Mexico
"I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." – Barack Obama / The Audacity of Hope
CITIZENS 2.0 : PLAYERS NOT CHEERLEADERS !
STOP JUDGING POLITICIANS ON WHAT THEY SAY BUT ON WHAT THEY DO !
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. ~Richard Armour
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power: - Benito Mussolini
"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. How to get people to vote against their interests and to really think against their interests is very clever. It's the cleverest ruling class that I have ever come across in history. It's been 200 years at it. It's superb. Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. 'We have a single system,' he wrote, and 'in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses. " - Gore Vidal
“Something is broken,” Nader said when I reached him at his family home in Connecticut. “We are not at the Bangladesh level in terms of passivity, but we are getting there. No one sees anything changing. There is no new political party to give people a choice. The progressive forces have no hammer. When they abandoned our campaign, they told the Democrats we have nowhere to go and will take whatever you give us. The Democrats are under no heat in the electoral arena from the left.
“There comes a point when the public imbibes the ultimatum of the plutocracy,” Nader said when asked about public apathy. “They have bought into the belief that if it protests, it will be brutalized by the police. If they have Muslim names, they will be subjected to Patriot Act treatment. This has scared the hell out of the underclass. They will be called terrorists.
“This is the third television generation,” Nader said. “They have grown up watching screens. They have not gone to rallies. Those are history now. They hear their parents and grandparents talk about marches and rallies. They have little toys and gizmos that they hold in their hands. They have no idea of any public protest or activity. It is a tapestry of passivity.
“They have been broken,” Nader said of the working class. “How many times have their employers threatened them with going abroad? How many times have they threatened the workers with outsourcing? The polls on job insecurity are record-high by those who have employment. And the liberal intelligentsia have failed them. They [the intellectuals] have bought into carping and making lecture fees as the senior fellow at the institute of so-and-so. Look at the top 50 intelligentsia—not one of them supported our campaign, not one of them has urged for street action and marches.” Chris Hedges' Columns
"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum." -- Noam Chomsky (1928- ) Institute Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
"Look what the Republican Party stands for: opposition to American working men and women, the channeling of trillions of dollars to the richest Americans, hatred of gays, hatred of immigrants, continued smoldering racism, opposition to desperately needed health care reforms, opposition to all environmental protections, spitting hatred for science, hatred for public schools, hatred of all those who are not fundamentalist Christians, support for torture, support for rendition, and support for the fantastically corrupt Bush-Cheney regime. The conservative cancer is the perpetuation of all the worst features of American life--intolerance, fear, prejudice, and tribalism."
SINCE ANYTHING OUTSIDE THIS OBSCURANTIST NARRATIVE SEEMS LIKE BLESSED RELIEF; WE WILINGLY COMPLY TO THE BEST OF THE WORST ;)
As usual Greg Palast is spot on ;)
Obama on Drugs: 98% Cheney?
I searched all over the newspapers and TV transcripts and no one asked the President what is probably the most important question of what passes for debate on the issue of health care reform: $80 billion of WHAT?
Hey, in my neighborhood, people think $80 billion is a lot of money. But is it?
I checked out the government's health stats (at HHS.gov), put fresh batteries in my calculator and toted up US spending on prescription drugs projected by the government for the next ten years. It added up to $3.6 trillion.
In other words, Obama's big deal with Big Pharma saves $80 billion out of a total $3.6 trillion. That's 2%.
Hey thanks, Barack! You really stuck it to the big boys. You saved America from these drug lords robbing us blind. Two percent. Cool!
Nader comes out swigging too ;)
“Now Make Me Do It “
Never much of a fighter against abusive corporate power, Barack Obama is making it increasingly clear that right from his start as President, he wanted health insurance reform that received the approval of the giant drug and health insurance industries.
The whole secret process is seedy and demonstrates cruel disregard for the millions of American who, whether in dire need of medical services or not, voted in “change we can believe in.”
“Make me do it” was the advice of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to reformers when faced with legislation he desired but did not have the votes for in Congress.
The Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121. The full Medicare, single payer bill (backed by nearly ninety legislators) is H.R. 676. The go-to citizen group for your sustained engagement is singlepayeraction.org.
The rest is up to you, the majority, who want to put the people first.
A VIEW OF THE WORLD IMPOSED ON AMERICA'S PSYCHE BY SHEAR IGNORANCE FOR IT IS MUCH EASIER TO ABUSE A NATION OF VILLAGE IDIOTS THAN A WELL EDUCATED & INFORMED CITIZENRY ;)
7 Ways We Can Fight Back Against the Rising Fascist Threat
Why the right-wing extremism must be stopped in its tracks or else we face the threat of outright violence and goon rule. By Sara Robinson, Campaign for America's Future. Posted August 13, 2009. http://ourfuture.org/
"War is a sociological safety valve that cleverly diverts popular hatred for the ruling classes into a happy occasion to mutilate or kill foreign enemies." - Ernest Becker
"The American people don't read." - Former CIA director Allen Dulles, speaking about how the American people would respond to the inconsistencies in the Warren Commission report on the JFK assasination
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable."
- H.L. Mencken
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx
Marxism we all can believe in ;)
“I found that politicians knew how to befog every issue, how to control public opinion and manipulate votes to their own advantage and to that of their financial and industrial allies. In addition, Government protects the strong at the expense of the weak, provides courts and laws which the rich may scorn and the poor must obey. It enables the predatory rich to make wars to provide foreign markets for the favored ones, with prosperity for the rulers and wholesale death for the ruled.”
- EMMA GOLDMAN, December 1934
BTW 80% OF VOTING IN THE USA IS DONE ON MACHINES...
NOTHING TO STARE ABOUT... MOVE ALONG !
This rant was way too good to ignore and actualy gave me the idea for this site.
It is another prime example of why Internet and all that citizen prose is so vital !
File Under : My Thoughts Exactly ;)
NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY OR DO & NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK THEY STAND FOR... IT'S the LORDS & MASTERS OF 'BIG MONEY' THAT CONTROLS MEDIA, MANAGEMENT, MONEY & POWER in the US!
Unfortunately... whatever the political issue is... in America, BIG MONEY ("BM") is behind nearly everything.
Whether it's War or Health Care or Policy issues of any kind, you can trace problems to the influence of "BM", in any sense of that acronym, & they all stink & foul things up.
Lots of "BM" Lobbyists fill the Halls of our Government & Con-troll those we vote for (or not). "
BM" is the 'Evil Agent' behind mindless protests against Govt Health Care (HC) issues. "BM"' is behind anti-Obama & anti-Democratic (& democratic) 'movements' of all kinds, spurred by out-right Lies, Dis-Information, Propaganda, Scare Tactics, etc. etc. & so on.....
"BM" made sure "President" Georgie 'W' Bush got into & stayed in Office as long as possible, first through a Supreme Court Order that said "George W. Bush will suffer undue harm... if he is not awarded the job of President", & then through Illegal "caging", ballot stuffing, voter manipulation & harassment, vote rigging, machine machinations, & Media Lies & Manipulation, "BM" made sure 'W' got a Second term in office. And even with all that chicanery (including boxes of Democratic ballots being thrown out & secreted in storage sheds), he just barely squeaked by, losing the popular vote in both "elections".
NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY!... Politicians on the Right (& many on the Left) follow the tune of BIG MONEY jingling its Sinister Siren's Song. Extreme Right-Wing-Nut Rich-Old-White-Men OWN over 90% of US Media interests. These Bloody-Rich-Old-Bastards' exercise their Power & Con-troll by leading the un-educated Rabble that makes up too much of our Nation into believing whatever their Lords & Masters of "BM" tell them through their BIG-MONEY_MEDIA. Corporate Media goads "the FOX crowd" (Gullible-Authoritarian-"Faith-Based" people over-65, "Christian" white racists, under-educated, 'working-class' & with no college experience) into Action by telling them Out-Right Lies!... & these poor used-&-abused people believe their Extremist-Lying-Bastard-"Lords of BM" & go out shouting & following Their orders, no matter how Stupid & Ridiculous it is!
These "Lords of BM" say that President Obama is a "Socialist Plant" born in Kenya who will use "Big Government" against people's interests; he will "kill old people!", he'll make all of US into "Socialist-Communists-Fascist-Nazis", & other Nonsense & Gibberish!... Never mind that Socialists & Communists are far from the same & both are the EXACT OPPOSITE of FASCISTS & NAZIS, who were & are both FAR-RIGHT-WING EXTREMIST-AUTHORITARIANS!
BIG PhRMA & BIG "HEALTH INSURANCE" CORP'S have literally made a KILLING by DENYING US Health Care when we need it most. And the "Lords & Masters of BM" are the ones SCARING & MISLEADING people who don't know any batter than to believe everything they hear from FOX & the FAR-FETCHED-Righty-Rabble-Rousers on Reich-Wing Radio & TV, owned & managed by "BM".
Remember, "the sole Purpose of any Corporation is to Make Money, Turn a Profit, & Pay their Share Holders & Man-agement BILLION$" & keep the Richest 1.4% in Con-troll of US policy.
Since Ronny Raygun's Voodoo Economics ("Supply-Side-Trickle-Down Economics") began in 1981, through all the additional $ubsidies, $upplements, tax cuts, tax breaks, & the removal of All "regulations" through the last 8 years of the Bush II Regime... Those who Con-troll "BM" now own the US Govt.
Remember the bumper sticker: "Support America! Buy a Congressman."... or a Senator, or Advisor, or whoever will help you get your interests to the top of the page & voted on in your favour? Basically, "BM" bought the ability to Bribe politicos for Profit$ w/o any annoying problems with "the Law"... unless it is convenient to brand a Democrat with those old once-upon-a-time Bribery laws. Then the Reichties pull them out & use them with a Vengeance. And be sure that Vengeance it is that drives them!
Until We-the-People get the "BM" out of Our Government... WE don't stand a chance at getting anything good for US. No laws will be in OUR favour. No Powerful Political Interest Committees or Congressional & Senate Committees & their "illustrative" members will back US in their various bills & laws & deals. Especially in those all important "Deal$" which add more "BM" to the "war chests" & campaign funds those the "polies" desperately need to pay for millions of $$$ in advertising, travelling, & persuading voters to choose them!
This is really how the US govt has worked for the past 3 decades of RepubliCon power. And We-the-People don't have "Voice" in those "Deal$" because We don't have lots of "BM" to "move" bills, laws & regulations & legislators through the political Jungle full of Predators they have work in now... thanx to lots of "BM" & the "bloody-rich-old-white-bald-bastards" who wield it Their own Favor.
ALL the"Protests" against the Obama & Democratic HEALTH CARE bills (there is no one "bill" yet)... are spurred by out-Right Brazen LIES cooked up by the "Lords & Masters of BM Slime!"
But the "BM Media", & their Cone-Headed Minions of the Radio & TV "news", WANT EVERYONE to BELIEVE in their version of "Obama th Big Black Boogie-man"... because President Obama & the Real Democrats who won the last elections with the BIGGEST LANDSLIDE VOTES in history are a THREAT TO "BM" MANIPULATION OF THE US GOVERNMENT!
Nothing they say is true. Nothing they do has any benefits for regular people in this country. Everything the "Lords & Master of BM" do or say has one purpose only: to Gain & Maintain their positions of Ultimate, Total, Totalitarian Con-troll of all business & government forever & always"...
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