Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Flowers for Algernon

Greetings good citizen,

Once again we have a story that dances all around the elephant in the room.

Is it the punditry that influences the outcome of the elections? NO, it is the freaking corporate owned media that announces the election results their masters dictate!

After eight years of the worst president ever, what do you think the odds are that the party of No swept house elections across the land?

Slim to none? Even if you can’t tell a Democrat from a Republican without a lie detector these days the only logical explanation behind 2010’s Republican sweep is mass hysteria…and you’d think if people had actually gone THAT bonkers, we’d be rioting in the streets!

But no, instead we get this ‘drivel’:

We have begun the election march of the trolls. They have crawled out of the sewers of public relations firms, polling organizations, the commercial media, the two corporate political parties and elected office to fill the airwaves with inanities and absurdities until the final inanity—the 2012 presidential election.

Journalists, whose role has been reduced to purveyors of court gossip, whether on Fox or MSNBC, descend in swarms to report pseudo-events such as the Ames straw poll, where it costs $30 to cast a ballot. And then, almost immediately, they blithely inform us that the Iowa poll is meaningless now that Rick Perry has entered the race. The liberal trolls, as they do in every election cycle, are beating their little chests about the perfidiousness of the Democratic Party and Barack Obama.

It is a gesture performed not to effect change but to burnish their credentials as moralists. They know, as do we, that they will trot obediently into the voting booth in 2012 to do as they are told. And everywhere the pulse of the nation is being assiduously monitored through polls and focus groups, not because our opinions matter, but because our troll candidates understand that by parroting back to us our own viewpoints they can continue to spend their days lapping up corporate money with other trolls in the two houses of Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court and television studios where they chat with troll celebrity journalist

Sadly, the rest of the article does nothing more than rant senselessly about ‘pundits’ when it should be calling you to arms against a propaganda machine that has stolen the last dozen elections.

The question, good citizen, is how long are we going to ignore the elephant in the room?

Until we ‘liberate’ the 4th estate we can NOT trust the for profit media to tell us the truth!

Thus can we not trust election results, as reported by ‘the media’.

As I have pointed out repeatedly, election of candidates from the party of ‘one in five’ is a mathematical impossibility, so why does such a minority keep getting swept into power?

Understand just because most voters have gone 'independent' and no longer affiliate with a political party does not mean they have gone 'insane' (As the media would have you believe.)

The only logical explanation for this is we live in a land filled with insane people! (And, again, civil society would have come ‘unglued’ a long time ago if this were indeed the case.)

But wait a minute, maybe it is!

Not too terribly long ago there was a hew and cry raised about ‘perception management’ and the associated ‘cognitive dissonance’ it fosters.

Long time readers know this is also one of my pet hobby horses, I used to harp quite frequently on the dangers of inaccurate information.

I’m sure yesterday’s piece opened some eyes to things you were unaware of.

Which brings us back to the central point of today’s post.

You can’t make informed decisions without accurate (and complete) information.

So how long are we going to tolerate the endless lying of the corporate media?

UNDERSTAND that NOTHING is going to change as long as we let the liars get away with their lying.

You know and I know that NOBODY can live in an ’economic desert’ yet the fucking media pretends it doesn’t exist!

This BULLSHIT won’t stop until the privileged few are, er, ’removed’ from power…and I ain’t talking ’elected officials’ here either, it’s the corporate fat cats who need their claws, er, ’yanked out’.

Maybe Alternet needs to ’pedal softly’ so it won’t lose its ’serious people’ credentials but they do us no favors by not being forthright.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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