Re: OT: More on Far Right Race Paranoia
- From: "Francis A. Miniter" <faminiter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:42:55 -0400
On 7/25/2010 3:20 PM, Francis A. Miniter wrote:
This is not going to go away until people first get honest about the
source of their fears and rage, learn that their fears are based on
falsehoods, and then make an honest attempt to learn the facts.
Unfortunately, I do believe that most are too old to learn and don't
want to learn. They are like the lady in Pennsylvania who feared
(Sep-Oct 2008 NPR ATC) that if Obama were elected, black people would
make white people step off the side walk the way whites used to do to
This New Black Panther thing was alwyas just astro-turf right-wing noise. Not a single VOTER had complained about them. It just shows you how propagandized our media has become.
I agree, racists don't change, they just die off.
On you point about learning facts - how can people learn facts when the media cooperates in spreading falsehoods? I had to turn off a political show this morning (NBC MTP) because one character was complaining about how ending the tax cuts for the rich was going to hurt small business. This is an utter lie, similar to the 'small family farm' that is wheeled out whenever taxing large estates is discussed. Why can't major TV stations bring us experts to describe the facts surrounding these issues, instead of letting paid propagandists control the agenda?
I'd like all the Bush tax cuts ended, as I don't believe any of them were justified in the first place, and we can't continue to bowwor 40 cents of every dollar the government spends.
I agree. Tax cuts for the rich mean that the poor and middle class fund more and more of the nation's obligations, while the rich get richer. And they are getting richer. And the gap between rich and poor in the USA is universally acknowledged to have been widening since Reagan took office.
The "news media" has simply become forum entertainment, allowing radical viewpoints to be aired without much or any attempt to quash false claims. Katie Couric and the NPR guy who interviewed Rand Paul are about the only ones who stand out.
Francis A. Miniter
In dem Lande der Pygmäen
gibt es keine Uniformen,
weder Abzeichen, noch irgend welche Normen,
Und Soldaten sind dort nicht zu sehen.
Siegfried von Vegesack, "Es gibt keine Uniformen"
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