Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Meanwhile, in the 'Other America'...

Greetings good citizen,

I spotted something really disturbing today, evidence of the ‘two America’s’ certain political candidates have campaigned on in the past.

How unsettling is it that the ‘two America’s’ meme has faded in tandem with our endangered ‘working class’?

The America you see on the Six O’clock news every evening ISN’T the one you live in, it’s the fantasy land created by the corporate owned media.

I found today, for the first time, someone other than myself pointing to exactly this phenomenon…and it was like a slap in the face!

I’ve grown used to being ignored, only a faithful, open minded few follow my seemingly random ramblings.

I’m not accusing anyone of being a copy cat or (heavens forbid) actually paying attention to me. All I’m saying is you read it here first.

Which is to say reading this blog isn’t a ’total’ waste of time…not that I achieve my insights alone…

I have to give credit where credit is both due as well as ‘overdue.’ If not for the best damn aggregator on the web, my posts would be far less enlightening.

Anyway, first up tonight we have this chilling ‘accident looking for a place to happen’

It’s hard to say which is more disturbing here, the potential for life altering tragedy or the huge liability suits that are sure to follow?

Or will municipalities be allowed to hold themselves harmless in much the same way they are going to hold themselves ’not responsible’ in the, er, ‘mis-appropriation’ of public employees’ pension fund contributions?

While the first article provides us with a glimmer of ‘things to come’, tonight’s second offering gives us a sharper view of the divide between the oligarchs and the rest of us.

In a January 2009 ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos, then President-elect Barack Obama said fixing the economy required shared sacrifice, "Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game." (1)

For the past two years, American workers submitted to the President’s appeal—taking steep pay cuts despite hectic productivity growth. By contrast, corporate executives have extracted record profits by sabotaging the recovery on every front—eliminating employees, repressing wages, withholding investment, and shirking federal taxes.

How did this happen? I don’t think anybody would be surprised to learn that much of what goes on in Washington is, er, ‘unreported’ by the corporate owned press.

This is why I advocate making media outlets the first targets/starting point for the coming revolt.

Need more evidence? this should do ya!

Three years after our horrific financial crisis, caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.
But none of the mainstream, corporate networks covered it. Not CBS, ABC, NBC or MSNBC.

Ferguson told Reuters:

“The biggest surprise to me personally and biggest disappointment was that nobody in the Obama administration would speak with me even off the record — including people that I’ve known for many, many years,” Ferguson said backstage.

This is the ‘American malaise’ writ large good citizen. The people who are supposed to keep us informed have instead kept their silence to keep the paychecks coming.

I’ll say it again good citizen, there is no such thing as a ‘free press’ in a capitalist society!

Now the pricks are ‘polluting’ the blogosphere. You’d be tempted to say ’trying’ but most ’mainstream’ sites are closely watched/monitored by the ’(un)reality based community.'

Which is to say dis-information at its finest!

And you’d be a fool to think otherwise.

Which brings us to the tightrope we publishers in the blogosphere walk every day.

How much of the ’truth’ do we share with you our readers without risking our credibility?

Which is to ask, just because some asshole ’claims’ to be a member of the (oh so skeptical) ’reality based community’ WHAT THE FUCK DO THEY KNOW?

A question that you must answer for yourself good citizen.

Yes, it is worse than it appears, good citizen. It is this very same ‘reality based community’ that is responsible for the unfathomable electoral victory of the decided minority political party. ONLY 1 IN 5 SELF-IDENTIFIES AS A REPUBLICAN! How the fuck can they win ANY election?

Which is neither here nor there in the larger scheme of things.

In case any of you were wondering why I am calling ‘game on’ at this particular time, a picture is worth a thousand words IF YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT!

Not only is this what the (corporate owned) media refuse to draw attention to, it is also what the so-called ‘reality based community’ refuses to admit.

At times like these good citizen, wisdom is often having the fortitude to follow your own convictions.

Think what you want of me but THINK, damn you!

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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