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These have got to be the saddest, most desperate talking points of all.

Honestly, the over-the-top Orwellian chutzpah would be funny if it weren't in the service of devastating millions. Psst....Third Way and Koch = the very same economic/war/police state policies and goals.

Hilarious. This is the second time I have seen this talking point today.

Apparently the "propaganda machine" and its targets have been misidentified....In fact, we have had it all BACKWARDS!

It is a jaw-dropping revelation, as alarming and earthshaking as the threads a week ago that revealed that impoverished Americans' rage at looters and profiteers is wholly justified, but that we have had the wrong target in our sights! We have tragically misidentified the REAL threat to us.....a cunning Goldstein by the name of....wait for it....

Glenn Greenwald.

Yes, Greenwald is the REAL looter and profiteer that Americans need to fear. Not the tentacled NSA, not the rapacious One Percent, and certainly not the corrupt, purchased politicians who have been driving millions into poverty through predatory corporate policy. No, it is Greenwald. He has power!

And now thank god we have you and your compatriots to identify the REAL propaganda machine, too.

Thank goodness you are here on a daily basis to defend the beleaguered NSA, the struggling global banks and corporations, the quivering and impoverished government of the United States, and the bedraggled One Percent against the Massive, Orchestrated Juggernaut of Propaganda being wielded against them by....poor Americans, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange... (cough).

Obviously the dramatic influx of pro-corporate, pro-police state, pro-Third Way, pro-everything One Percent mouthpieces at discussion sites across the internet has NOTHING to do with propaganda. It is merely a fluke of nature that they have swarmed into sites across the internet and shifted the political balance of DU and other discussion forums in just a few short months or years. It is merely an accident that they predictably and reliably swarm *every single discussion* that implicates this administration in the persecution of whistleblowers and journalists and assaults on the Constitution for the benefit of the One Percent. It is merely a bizarre accident that they evidence an influx and constant growth in their numbers that is unnatural to the point of being ridiculous**. And it is wholly a coincidence that they share a consistent set of rules and tactics for smearing liberals, disrupting liberal discussion, and fervently defending, minimizing, or denying *every single aspect* of the growing corporate authoritarian state.

How in the world will the voiceless US government, the helpless surveillance and corporate media machine, and the defenseless banks and corporations of the One Percent *ever* hope to overcome the dread power of the vast propaganda machine wielded by the people against them?!


The goal of the propaganda across the internet is not to convince anyone of anything:

Posted by woo me with science | Tue Mar 25, 2014, 05:56 PM (2 replies)

Huge K&R. For the same reason we have trouble accepting

that a profit-sucking corporate middleman is essential to a well-functioning health care system.

For the same reason we struggle with the eminently reasonable concept of attaching a profit motive to the imprisonment of human beings.

For the same reason we recalcitrantly blink when told that the definition of "militant" has been amended to include any male of a certain age who happens to have been blown to pieces by the drone...

...and that the Espionage Act has been reinterpreted to cast as "terrorism" many of the behaviors defining investigative journalism.

For the same reason we stubbornly ignore that putting Social Security cuts on the table and in one's own budget (except during election years) *really* signals a principle-based opposition to such cuts.

For the same reason we are too naive to understand that withdrawing or drawing down some troops in an election year is a great victory, even if the money is diverted to other military actions or to pay for replacement mercenary forces.

For the same reason we don't understand that it is possible to care deeply about climate change and the environment, while simultaneously expanding drilling and fracking and fast-tracking a massive free trade agreement that will allow corporations to sue and challenge national regulations.

For the same reason we don't understand that it is possible to care deeply about income inequality while simultaneously enabling criminal banks and fast-tracking a massive trade agreement that will force Americans to compete with workers in impoverished countries and slash wages across the board.

For the same reason we don't get why it's essential to our safety for the government to spy on us; store our movements online, conversations, and sexual activities in a database for use in the future; and use our taxpayer-funded government agencies for suppression of dissent and corporate espionage.

We simply fail to understand what the corporate-bankrolled Third Way understands: that the implementation of a corporate authoritarian state is a necessary incremental step in the long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long. long, long journey toward a liberal, compassionate future.

They can't tell us people with limited smartness why. It's a secret.

Posted by woo me with science | Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:12 PM (2 replies)
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