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Beyond Anything Joe Goebbels Imagined

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Remember the words of FDR when he said, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself?”  I wonder how many Americans have forgotten or perhaps never heard Roosevelt’s wise admonition?

We are currently being given a daily dose of fear on our  big screens.   Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, would have loved our current techno-political culture.   Goebbels advised to, “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which government can play.”

Watch more than an hour or so of “news” on television each day and you are sure to be siezed by fear as politicians and advertisers play away for all they’re worth.

Consciously or subconsciously, you will feel the fear.

Fear of Zika, Donald, Hillary, Putin, Iran, China, ISIS and Neo-Nazis.  Fear of losing Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the U.S. Postal Service, along with public libraries and public schools.  Fear that we’ll run out of money before we die.  Fear of at least a dozen new diseases you had never heard of that ad-execs have boiled down to acronyms to make it easier for you to “ask your doctor.”  Fear that higher education will no longer be affordable to any but the wealthy few.  Fear that the Constitution will be further stripped of its power.  Fear of climate change, foul water and unbreathable air.   Fear of weed killer that goes in the ground and never goes away and eventually ends up in our bodies.  Fear of frankenfood, a general fear of giant agricultural concerns killing family farms, and not knowing what’s in much of the food we eat.

Fear that we can’t go outside or we’ll be victimized by crime, so we load our guns that we never properly learned to use, and wait for a home-invasion robbery.   Fear of people who look, talk or worship differently than we do and that they might have bigger guns than we have.   Fear that somebody is coming to take away our guns.

Fear of a mostly profit-driven media that’s losing all sense of public responsibility leaving us with nowhere to go to find out what we really should be worried about as opposed to what is mere illusion, foisted upon us so that we are more easily controlled and duped into giving away that which is ours to predatory capitalists who deal only in greed.

Fear that nobody is really in charge anymore.   Real leaders, like FDR, who told us the truth about fear rather than filling us with fear to cover the truth.

We had Bernie Sanders trying to help us find a way out of this new world order, this corporatist maze, but they took him out of the picture early on, refusing to admit that he might have even a narrow chance of defeating the mighty Clinton/Wall Street machine.

Again, the evil genius Joseph Goebbels, comes to mind with his words, If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” 

The truth,  is that we’ve gone beyond the state, beyond anything Goebbels imagined.   The state, has been purchased by a new and different kind of fascism.   Globalized corporate fascists who have purchased government leaders and our media, which cares more for profits than public responsibility while we the people are duped into thinking it’s okay for our new hidden corporate masters to send the military out to defend their global business interests disguised as  threats to our well being.   Or are the threats really there?

When corporate leaders own the political process, who do you believe?  Truth becomes fiction and fiction the truth.   Bill Paley and Walter Cronkite, are both dead and gone.   The old media filter that once served the nation so well is shot full of holes.   Most Americans get their news from tv, while tv becomes increasingly biased, offering more of what people want and not what they need.  It is simply the more profitable way of doing things.

In the eyes of corporations we are nothing but customers.  They have other customers worldwide, but they need Amercan taxpayers to support the military,  police and fire departments, the  judicial system and the stabiity that America provides so that they can continue to build shareholder value for the wealthy few they represent.

You wonder why people are  angry?   It’s because our leaders and media spend nearly all their time scaring the hell out of us to promote their profits and maintain power.   Having the wits scared out of you on a daily basis and feeling there is no one to turn to for the truth, no one we can trust to turn this mess around, is anything but a path to happiness.

Nevertheless, here we sit, dazed and confused, watching the evening news coverage of  two remaining candidates for president, both of whom are unacceptable to a majority of Americans.   A situation that has to be beyond anything Joe Goebbels ever imagined.

 

 

 

Mr. Obama, Change Your Neoliberal Ways

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Neoliberalism:  “A political theory of the late 1900s holding that personal liberty is maximized by limiting government interference in the operation of free markets.”   -The Free Dictionary

I fully support the Democrats over the Neo-feudal Republicans and their ongoing push to take us all back into serfdom.  At the same time, Barack Obama, continues to entertain as he keeps trying to play both sides of the aisle.   Or whatever it is he’s now doing.  Some of it is indefinable.

You’ve gotta love the President’s latest nonsense about the need to use a naval blockade to stop Iranian ships from delivering weapons to Shia rebels in Yemen.   He says it’s to protect navigation in international waters.  If that’s the case, why aren’t we protecting the ability of the Iranian ships to navigate into Yemeni ports?    He is making no sense at all.   Unless you get beyond the big lie and understand what’s actually happening.

The United States is blocking the Iranian ships (Shia) because they would deliver arms to Shia rebels trying to push back against Sunni government leaders supported by the Saudis who are also Sunni.   Get it?   As with the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, this is a religious war and we keep sticking our big nose into the middle of it as though we know how to solve the centuries-old conflict.

In this case, the U.S. is supporting the Sunni Saudis against the Shia Iranians at a time when we are attempting to cut a nuclear control pact with Iran.  What a bad joke.  I guess Mr. Obama, has to put Saudi oil above all else?    Admittedly there is also the Israeli conundrum, dictating that anything the United States might do to create a better relationship with Iran, even if that means limiting their nuclear weapons capability into the distant future,  is inherently anti-Israeli.

Mr. Obama is also appearing comical as he continues to defend the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, which is such a great deal that it had to be negotiated in secret lest the American people would find out what was going on and rise up in anger.

It appears the only people who approve the TPP are Mr. Obama, the international business establishment, those Asian countries who will benefit and the corporate controlled Republican Party.    On the other side are the Democrats and the American people, who might be angry as hell if they knew what was going on.

The TPP.    If it’s such a great deal then stop trying to “fast track” it through the Congress, tell us what  it contains and put it out there before the American people for a full debate prior to any vote in the House and Senate.

Stop cutting trade deals behind our backs.   You guys sold us on killing Glass Steagall while passing NAFTA, CAFTA and supporting the WTO.   It was good for mutli-national corporations, a handful of their major shareholders and a few foreign countries where slave labor continues to exist,  while it wrecked the American middle class.  We may never recover.

And now you want us to trust you with this secret “TPP” deal?  What a joke.   Come on Mr. Obama.   The nation needs you to restore the two-party system and be a Democrat.   Not a neoliberal who chooses sides to fit the moment in an attempt to placate the robber barons of our new Gilded Age.    Do what you were elected to do and put the majority ahead of a wealthy minority.  Come on, you can do it.   It might even help your party at the polls in 2016.   In fact becoming a real populist, instead of continuing to talk the talk while refusing to walk the walk, would make Dems a pollitical slam dunk in 2016.   Of course you’d be taking on Wall Street and the big money multi-nationals, which you can’t really do, can you?    And if you can’t, then what are we?   Are we done?