SO SPOT ON Mister PsyOps:
American's are among the most propagandized and gullible on earth. As such, most actually believe they live under a "democracy" and "capitalism". U.S. citizens have believed virtually every deliberate sting including 9/11 coverup into bogus 9/11 "war on terror" straight into the national looting of nation sold as "Wall Street Bailouts". They also more or less suck up what the Organized Corporate Criminal media tells them about their phony Washington circus leaders in stooge felon GW Bush and the latest puppet to play-act at the White House, "change we can believe in" Obama.
Venues like Alternet pretend to be an "alternative" to the endless blood money falsity and (of course) hardly do more than peddle retread establishment deceit only slightly less outrageous than that of the corporate monopoly MSM.
Meanwhile real facts and discussion are kept off the table. For the most part, we only hear the usual status quo LIES on genocide sham war and the economics of FASCISM that are recycled in serial reductio ad absurdum so all is masked to make Washington a bastion of "democracy" and "free markets" around the globe.
All of it run though travesty orgs such as the private Ponzi farce "Federal Reserve" Corp that was never federal and has minus nothing at all for reserves.
But the LIES and silencing of the truth don't even begin to conform to the reality of a world run by extortion for extortionists.
Even now, where the planet flies to pieces as a result of one serial scam after the hundreds before all built on the master fraud of false economy run by and for a parasite criminal ruling class, this Alternet writer only talks about the symptoms and NEVER even hints at the root cause of the dysfunction at stake.
Sorry but the stuff of real social revolutions must be based on frank exchange of valid information not on emotional decoy fluff that only reinforces an established ruling class order literally based on global thievery and genocide.
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of the truth.”
“The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them.”
Doctor Albert Einstein (in a letter to Sigmund Freud 7/30/1932. 1879-1955)
“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government of the U.S. ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”
President FDR (on de facto Fascist rule in a letter to corporate monopoly charlatan “Colonel” Edward M. House, co-founder of the Council on Foreign Relations and political fixer for the ruling class. House also handled President Wilson. 11/21/ l933 – from the book "F.D.R.: His Personal Letters" - New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1950)
“When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Soviet dissident, poet and filmmaker. Yevtushenko was the first Russian to publicly speak out against police state Stalinism (1933-).
“The truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state."
Joseph Goebbels (minister of propaganda Nazi Germany, 1933-1945)
Thank you Mister PsyOps!
and I think this poster is quite insightful with their response:
I found Obama's quote on the need for gradual change intriguing.
Posted by: and_abottleofrum on Feb 3, 2009 1:17 AM
He says Americans are a nation that favors gradual solutions to problems, thus we're less prone to mass demonstrations and such. From this reasoning we could assume that people like the French, who are more keen on mass political action, are rather less patient when it comes to progressive social change.
Notice that we're last among wealthy nations when it comes to provisioning members of our society with a safety net, while the French are among the best.
Maybe the slow approach isn't working. Maybe it's too weak. Just maybe calls for patience in pursuing change are a delay tactic meant to calm people down until they lose interest in promoting equality and economic security.