Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Welcome

Welcome to my nightmare.  When I was young and more naive, I believed the political sentiments of the nation swung back and forth in a natural cycle.  That may have been true before the age of Ronald Reagan and the birth of the simple elegant lie.  The beauty of these simple, well amplified lies is that they flow from the tongue like a mantra and yet require someone with a PhD at least an hour to refute.  The people are just too impatient, so they blindly accept more and more brazen nonsense.  It may be impossible to fool all the people all the time, but the elegant lie has enabled a greedy few to fool most of the people most of the time.  That's all it takes to get people to consistently vote against their personal interest.  I'm amazed at how many otherwise reasonable people are convinced that "Trickle Down" economics is a proven theory rather than a totally discredited excuse to screw the middle class.

This blog is my attempt to push back against the insanity of well crafted, institutional lies and their principal amplifier, Fox News.  The hard core, fully indoctrinated devotee of Glenn Beck is probably unreachable.  I find that most of these unfortunate souls have become immune to reason.  For them, the lie doesn't have to be elegant or even rational.  Sometime I think he tests his subjects with totally preposterous statements just to measure his control over their minds and emotions.  My hope, therefore is to reach young people who are not generally impressed by television windbags.  Their unbelievable networking skills may be the last best hope of putting the plug in the megaphone of insanity.  Most importantly, their future is what's at stake.  Our current economy was designed by rich people for rich people.  Wealth will never trickle down but if no one pushes back, the national debt will.

3 comments:

  1. Yup.

    Is it OK that I am here?

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  2. Sure, Fred. You may not be young, but progressives of all age are welcome here.

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  3. Terry: Added you to the WY Progressives blogroll on hummingbirdminds. Welcome! And thanks for all you do, as teacher and concerned citizen and now righteous blogger.

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