One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
• Bertrand Russell
President Obama has not yet been in office 100 days, and so far — according to every conservative mouthpiece on television and radio — his every act is a crime against America.
The right wing has fired attacks on everything from Michelle wearing the same outfit more than once, to mocking the new puppy for the Obama girls. The television mouthpiece for the strident right wing, Fox News, has helped take part in organizing “tea parties” today across the country, in order to foment not just distrust of the government — frankly, I was MUCH more distrustful of the government under the Republican regimes of Nixon, Reagan, and the Bush babies — but to create ratings for their network. And a recent report that concluded that far-right extremists can be dangerous is being deliberately misconstrued by Conservatives that the Obama government will soon become Big Brother . . . I guess that’s a “Little Brother” to W’s Big Brother that was monitoring phone calls, torturing suspects . . .
Here, read “DC Tea Party Protesters Agree: ‘Chairman Maobama’ Is Leading The Country On A Path To Socialism” and “Scarborough: Obama Is ‘More Focused On Targeting Veterans’ Than Fighting Al Qaeda” if you don’t believe me. And take note of all the happy, smiling people. They’re not protesting anything — they’re ecstatic they’re finally getting their own 15 minutes of fame on tv.
Right wing radio still remains a chief culprit in the Conservative War for Control of America. Here’s a short yet insightful piece on one primary reason much of America listens to Rush Limbaugh: because there’s nothing else on . . .
Empty minds, filled with nothing more than empty-headed blather . . .
And the Right Wing Propaganda Machine keeps rolling.