"... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy."Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New
The word conservative has taken on negative ideological meaning. It's not based on democracy any more but a dictatorial philosophy of government. Democracy means that all people are equal. Conservatives have the Bush mentality "with us or against us", that is if you don't agree with them you are anti American. They, the conservative elite and corporate monopolies, brain wash a large majority of the American poor and undereducated, especially in the south and rural west, to work against their own self interest by being fed lies, half-truths and misinformation. They create fear among the seniors and the poor, like in the health care reform, so that they they will support the conservative agenda. The conservative elite are creating a base out of the poor, uneducated and disenfranchised to get their votes to perpetuate the conservative right agenda, an agenda that keeps the poor and uneducated where they are while the conservative elite and mega corporations get richer.
They hide behind the constitution but would deny it's protection to the less fortunate. What they want is in reality a conservative political dictatorship so that they can stay on top of the food chain and protect their privilege. They play on the inbred prejudices, especially in the south, because the white man in the north took away their "slave nigger". They play on fear, the government of Obama is going to take away their guns, support the rights of gays to marry, take away their health care, kill babies and old people, how fucking stupid can you be. But the Conservative Right is pushing these lies to the max.
Step back and really listen, question everything, even the liberal bullshit. The conservatives have the poorest constituency in the country and they use poverty and ignorance to their advantage. In truth they don't give a fuck about other human beings only their own elite group. They want to stop discussion and debate and dictate their own radical point of view. As long as their needs are met they don't give a shit about anybody else. In truth the Conservative Right is afraid of being treated the way they have treated everyone else for the last hundred years.
They are not concerned about the rights and privileges of all Americans. They are only concerned with "upper elite white privilege" and are threatened by a "Black Man" in the white house. This is a battle between the conservative status quo and what our nation stands for, equality, democracy and equal opportunity. To the conservative equality is only a word, because in truth the privileged few would deny it to the rest of American society, especially the blacks, hispanics, anybody with an accent, and women. They are traumatized by Sonia Maria Sotomayor being on the supreme court. Shit she might rule against white privilege in favor of a minority, holy shit what will they do next!? The Hannity's, Glenn Becks, and Bill O'Reilly's of this world are fanning the flame of racism, and have pushed the conservative republican party far to the right. The good news is that it may just eventually be a footnote in American history and a lesson in how intolerance, racism and elitism can destroy itself.
Genius and creativity comes from everywhere, no one group has the monopoly on genius and that has been the strength of America and to deny other groups in America from participating in our democratic society, you have the Bush administration philosophy and a Klu Klux Klan mentality. We will end up going down the same disastrous impoverished road as Russia and Africa if we allow the Birthers and right wing conservatives to deny democracy to all Americans. In the final analysis the conservative right wing has lost the thread and have sold their soul to the big corporations and big buck lobbyist for their own self interest, and the country be damned.
Congratulations to judge Sonia Sotomayor on her appointment to the supreme court.
Paul Krugman, "The Town Hall Mob." Health Care storm troopers of the republican right.
"There’s a famous Norman Rockwell painting titled “Freedom of Speech,” depicting an idealized American town meeting. The painting, part of a series illustrating F.D.R.’s “Four Freedoms,” shows an ordinary citizen expressing an unpopular opinion. His neighbors obviously don’t like what he’s saying, but they’re letting him speak his mind.
That’s a far cry from what has been happening at recent town halls, where angry protesters — some of them, with no apparent sense of irony, shouting “This is America!” — have been drowning out, and in some cases threatening, members of Congress trying to talk about health reform." More....Paul Krugman, New York Times
The video that the health care industry does not want you to see.
The Last Abortion Doctor and the Nazis."For thirty-six years, Warren Hern has been one of the few doctors in America to specialize in late abortions. George Tiller was another. And when Dr. Tiller was murdered that Sunday in church, Warren Hern became the only one left.
People don't get it, he says. After eight murders, seventeen attempted murders, 406 death threats, 179 assaults, and four kidnappings, people are still in denial. They say, Well, this was just some wingnut guy who just decided to go blow up somebody.Wrong. This was acold-blooded, brutal, political assassinationthat is the logical consequence ofthirty-five years of hate speech and incitement to violenceby people from thehighest levels of American society,including but in no way limited toGeorge W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jesse Helms, Bill O'Reilly, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson. Reagan may not have been a fascist, but he was a tool of the fascists. George W. Bush was most certainly a tool of the fascists. They use this issue to get power. They seem civilized but underneathyou have this seething mass of angry, rabid anger and hatred of freedom that is really frightening,and they support people like the guy who shot George — they're all pretending to be upset, issuing statements about how much they deplore violence, but it's just bullshit. This isexactly what they wanted to happen.He goes on about Bill O'Reilly for a while. Over the course of twenty-nine separate shows, O'Reilly accused "Tiller the Baby Killer" of performing a late abortion for any reason at all, even so a girl could attend a rock concert — a charge that is blatantly untrue. O'Reilly is adisgrace to American society,he says.But O'Reilly says he's just exercising his right to engage in vigorous debate, you point out.He's full of shit. This is not a debate, it's a civil war. And the other people are using bullets and bombs. I think O'Reilly is a fascist, and he would fit right in in Nazi Germany as far as I'm concerned." By John H. Richardson, EsQuire Magazine