Friday, June 16, 2006

How Sad Does It Have To Get

Watching the news clips on the war "debate" today was a true lesson in tolerance. I watched actual members of our U.S. Congress, grown men, issuing the same hateful silly rhetoric that the wingnut talking heads spew. No statesmanship at all. Yes our government has now turned into Rush, Sean, Anne. You know it by heart by now. Cut and run, white flag..fear, fear, fear, guilt, guilt, guilt. So sadly disgusting. We should not have to put up with this in our country.
If only we could encourage people to be curious. Just what is John Murtha or other Democrats ideas on the war and terrorist problem? Why don't they see Iraq as the central front in the war on terror? Why do they see it as a distraction from the war on terror? Are they cowardly and want to cut and run or could their possibly be another way? Nobody on the right is curious. It's pure intimidation.
We certainly know what the right thinks should be done. How many people know what various people on the left want to do? I mean besides political slogans like "cut and run" which would only be reality in the narrowest of definitions and the narrowest of minds. Why is that?

My take? Part of the blame certainly rests with the Democrats for not being more forceful and doing the things it takes in our society to get attention. Russ Feingold knows how to get the medias' attention. So does John Murtha. The rest of them must speak boldly, take actions that get attention and step up to the plate. Get behind these people!
That is the smallest of the reasons however. Number one is the complete control of the media by the right. I am talking about the lazy people media. Radio and TV where you only have to listen or watch. The written media is a bit better. That is not useful when we have so many people who refuse to read.
Radio especially is totally dominated by the right. Only their message gets out. On TV they make a bit more of an effort to be balanced but the fear instilled in them by the right of "liberal media" makes them to feel guilty to pay much attention to what those "America haters" want to do. They have been guilted and induced to fear just as much as the general public. I would like to think the media is a watchdog on our government. It use to be. Sadly it has become less so for a dozen years now. How else do you explain the endless daily obsession with a blow job , oh and lying about it for Gods sake! Weren't there missing white women or runaway brides back then? Now we get far less to matters of Constitutional impropriety, use of "independent contractors", government corruption in awarding contracts and on and on.
Many like our favorite conservative on this blog know very little except what the right tells them about these issues. His comments prove this to be true.
There is also the matter of demographics. I noted a poll the other day that showed that the supporters of our current government were largely under 40. Think about that. Think about what the political landscape has been like in the last 25 years....They have been fully propagandized.
Let's note that the ONE Democrat that was accused was removed from his position in congress. Not after conviction, after evidence points to guilt. Did the right do the same with Tom Delay? No, they actually CHEERED him upon his exit from congress. Bunch of crooks and liars cheering, no matter what the reality is. That is partisan to the bizzaro degree. What is even more bizarre to my mind is that so much of the country actually buys this stuff. Critical thinking skills are desperately lacking in this country.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dedanna said...

Thank you.

*bows to you*

9:03 AM, June 17, 2006  
Anonymous Marc88200 said...

As Malachi Martin mentioned in his book "The Keys of This Blood" some 16 years ago, the life of Western Citizens would be changing with the end of the Cold War. Most all of the pieces on the chess board are controlled by global corporatism and debt finance. Global corporatism in its many manafestations is not new and the debt finance system is many millenia old. Not that there would be automatic peace if they didn't exist, they just control better.

10:57 AM, June 17, 2006  
Blogger The Donkey said...

"Most all of the pieces on the chess board are controlled by global corporatism and debt finance."

The Donkey thought it was the Mexicans who controlled the western citizens.

4:16 PM, June 18, 2006  

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