Presented without much comment, other than read the headlines. The war drums are beating, the ACA marches on under a new paint job and we have an omnibus including $1.3B for border security…in Egypt. Paul Ryan did however manage to secure funding for such important American interests such as aid to Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. I have a trillion problems with the omnibus bill and this time the Red Team is responsible for every single one. If this is conservatism, why do I want any of this conserved?
The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power because they control the minds of the masses. – Malcolm X
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. – Noam Chomsky
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves. – Eric Hoffer
The purpose of history in America isn’t to inform as much as to entertain or reassure so our rulers can continue with their agenda for their profit and our ruin.
We justified our intervention in Vietnam saying that it was crucial to our national security. We’re now saying that we’re using our power for whatever we happen to want, or against whatever at the moment we do not like. That kind of moral arrogance, playing God, has destroyed any chance we have at being the good people we tell ourselves we are. You are what you do, and not what you say you are, or want to be.
Trump vows to “Make America Great Again” with greatness measured in; jobs, income, profits, stock prices, and trade balances. Nothing that Trump has said or done since taking office suggests that he possesses the capacity or even the inclination to act in a unifying idea of our common good. He has embraced the establishment’s fondness for using our power for whatever we happen at the moment to want, or against whatever at the moment we don’t like. Our rulers celebrated yesterday as they made some minor adjustments to an already horrible health care plan that will cause more to die, and this from those who claim to be pro-life. They revealed their actual goals which are more money for them and more pain and suffering for us.
FBI director Comey said yesterday: “it is fair to say that Russia is still involved in American politics.” He also said Russia is “the greatest threat [to the US] of any nation on earth, given their intention and their capability.” No proof has been presented about any of these over-the-top claims about Russia trying to hack the American elections. I won’t bother to list the hundreds of times we have acted to show America/the Empire, is really the greatest threat to the planet, nor the interference of our ex-President in the French election. It’s not the citizens of this country who wish to be that threat, but they believe the crap that’s sold daily by our rulers is ‘our free press’. Another easy example is Saudi Arabia’s election to the women’s rights commission, which America certainly didn’t oppose. We’re sold garbage daily, and we consume it and speak about it as though it were true.
The greatest threat to what remains of our republic is the two-party system. It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the same government administration remains. You can’t learn anything if you already believe you know all you need to know.
America has strong opinions about things they really know little about. That grows daily because our neighbors don’t research anything beyond finding things they like to hear and have decided they believe, without any real regard for reality. The history we’re taught is half-truths at best, and nightly, our ‘free press’ sells similar lies which a large part of America accepts as reality. We’re ruled by sociopaths and grifters because they tell us what we want to hear, and usually for their own profit. One easy example is the wealth of ‘our’ politicians in comparison to their paycheck, but the great unwashed keep cheering whatever new lie they present to us in our ‘free press,’ largely owned and operated by the CIA since Operation Paperclip. We’re on our way to hell without a handbasket being driven by our stupid grasp of what we wish, or suspect is truth. In reality it is lies sold to us for the profit of a few.
– Craig Dudley