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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:07 AM

A Teachable Moment

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What we witnessed last night was horrifying.
Absolute evil triumphed and nobody noticed.
The "Big Lie" was not created by the totalitarian regimes of the 20th Century; they perfected it. Mass media amplified lies, confused the people and established a climate of fear. They called it
propaganda.
Mitt is another westerner who seeks to be the figurehead for a constituency whose ideology is shaped in the marketing departments of the big extraction industries. Oil, coal, and casinos have a common denominator: they all produce "magic money" with hardly any payroll. Romney went even better, he become a vulture capitalist who despises people. Reagan, both Bushes and Romney have another thing in common; they're faux frontiersmen. There may not be much of a frontier left but the Wild West mentality is alive and well but nearly invisible. It's the internet, a land where there's no law. Robbery and theft are commonplace. Only one rule: caveat emptor.
Romney is just a modern robber baron.

Six-guns didn't tame the West, the printing press did. Last night we saw the result of the loss of the Fourth Estate. Actors reading from teleprompters are not journalists, just paid performers. We saw what would have been inconceivable in a time when the press corps would have howled down Romney's pathetic behavior and brought it to a screeching halt months earlier.
Obama got nowhere. He has led a Children's Crusade into a field of machinegun fire. FDR led a constituency that fought and died in the streets for economic freedom and social justice.Coal miners, steel workers, longshoremen and auto workers forced to strike for a living wage marched in the streets with their families. Owners brought in Pinkerton scabs, National Guardsmen and local police who fought them with bats, billy clubs and bullets. There are no more factories. The likes of Mitt Romney sent them to China.
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.



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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:09 AM

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