Thursday, September 3, 2009

The right wing media has become an enemy of American Democracy and are now playing to the lunatic fringe of the radical Right.

"Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed."
Barry Goldwater

Mean spiritedness is not dead in America. The right wing media's Hannity, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, and the lesser names such as Glen Beck, of the bigoted insensitivity uncaring right wing media, have been attacking the Democrats with untruths, out right lies, and worst of all the coded language of racism. (see the blog list) They play into the insecurities and belief systems of the Republican Conservative evangelical christians, right wing radicals, and militia groups. Many of these people are faith based people that do not think independently but take their cues from Right Wing ministers who claim divine inspiration and support conservative hate filled rhetoric. The Right has claimed the mantel of defending America. The theory is, if you don't believe the way I believe you are un-American and evil. This is dangerous and can lead to violence and a split across the American psyche. It is an attack upon American virtues and values. It is an act of political and social intolerance. Every right wing two bit dictator, the Catholic church of the middle ages and renaissance, and the monarchies of the old world all saw liberalism and liberal ideas as a threat to their regime and their control of people and the states. Liberal thought and ideas were something to be crushed by any means possible. History is full of examples of these governments and their oppression of liberal thought. It is the liberal ideas of the renaissance and the reformation that began the change to liberal democracies and the ideals of men such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Lock and Thomas Jefferson that gave us liberal democracies. The rights of people to have say in their own government. That governments are answerable to the people, that the people should be protected by the government.

The Conservative Right of today would roll back the freedoms we have fought so hard for. The Republicans opposed JFK's civil right bill to create equality for black Americans in voting, education, housing and employment. They opposed the social security bill passed under FDR. They have opposed every meaningful piece of legislation that has helped make the lives of ordinary Americans better. And seniors today who are misinformed and paranoid that their Medicare will be taken away fail to understand who their enemy is, it was the Democrats and Democratic presidents that gave it to them over the opposition of the republicans.

Now we see the appearance of guns at debates is an attempt at intimidation and a threat of violence against those who disagree with their twisted logic. The right wing media has become an enemy of American Democracy and are now playing to the lunatic fringe of the radical Right. If they have their way this blog, and blogs like it that shed light on their bullshit would be silenced and that makes them dangerous to free speech, one of Americas founding principals of Democracy. What people have to do is see them for what they are and treat them with the contempt that they have earned.



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