Saturday, June 10, 2006

Our Point

The impression the rest of the world has of American Democracy will be an important part of the war on terror, finding allies, building democracies etc.
I often say that the right has no concept of how the rest of the world looks at us. Once again I am proved right...all this Haditha/troops talk, Hate America , liberal thought ruins our war effort....wonder what the mid east would think of our country if Rush or Anne or Sean were piped in? Here's a story that proves my point beyond a doubt about setting the example as a leader.

With its unflattering coverage of the killings and how the US army tried to subsequently cover them up, the American media has shown the world that the truth has to be told even when it is inconvenient............. They did it in the case of the Watergate scandal. They did this in the case of Vietnam highlighting the US actions. And they have done this in Iraq, repeatedly. After all, it had been the US media — along with the European media, of course — that first trained the spotlight on the way the case for this war was built. Again, it was a US journalist, Seymour Hersh, who brought us the shocking story of Abu Ghraib prison abuse. It was Hersh's report in the New Yorker that blew the whistle on the abuse and played a key role in stopping it bringing the guilty to justice. We in the Middle East need to learn from our Western friends.....The US media too could have chosen to ignore the Haditha killing as if it didn't take place because it involved their own Marines. Could we ever expect the media in the Arab and Muslim republics to act in the same courageous fashion, if it had involved their own soldiers? Unfortunately, the answer is in negative. How do we explain this difference? Because in the US and the West, the media is fiercely protective of the independence of its voice and acts as the watchdog of the society it serves. After all, a fair, balanced and just media has to report the truth as it is whether it involves Us or Them, whether it is good or bad. Dear readers, this is what we at the KT are striving to achieve.
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Of course, Rush and Sean aren't leaders. Just circus clowns out for a buck. While the right bashes the Liberals and "liberal" media, we are winning the war for hearts and minds. The only way a final victory will come about. Rush is wrong. You my liberal friend are doing the right thing. Even if it has no effect on the sheeple, it does help us win victories around the world.

Dear readers...Don't be discouraged by the talking heads, radio pundit American haters, and the sheeple who repeat their useless rants. It works the way we believe it should be done and the above is just one piece of proof.


Blogger Dedanna said...

It's a point that's been made time and time again though Ron, through various articles & means.

Hasn't done much good so far.

Methinks it's going to take an extremely hard-hitting article to hit home with the righties, one that causes a lot of flack to people, etc.

10:31 AM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

My point dedanna is it HAS made a difference in the rest of the world. This article is proof. The sheeple will not get it for a long long time. They take it all for granted. As noted by the way they demean it everyday. Their brains have effectively been turned to mush just repeating what a wingnut talking head tells them. Those of us that can form an independant thought will have to do our best to keep putting it forth, not for the benefit of them but for the benefit of the rest of the world.

2:44 AM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

But then if we do it for the rest of the world (which is always good to do, of course), then where does that leave us in the end? Anywhere?

Looking objectively, I'm wondering if it does any good to waste it on the rest of the world, and leave this country totally dumbed down? What would that do for this country? Isn't that the real point here?

9:49 PM, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

No sure what you are saying dedanna? In the end I am saying telling the truth, whatever it may be helps us far more than it hurts us in the rest of the world. If the sheeple want to baaa along in this country so be it. All we can do is keep telling the truth. Don't be intimidated. That is the right thing to do.

10:42 PM, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

I don't think it's intimidation, with the exception of the sheeple.

I think it's that things are so f*ed up any more in the U.S., no thanx to neocons, that people don't think that any of it can be undone any more, no matter what they do.

8:16 AM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

No dedanna, its the neo cons and sheeple that are trying to do the intimidating. It works on some but not on people that know what they are talking about.

11:57 AM, June 13, 2006  

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