At some point the propaganda we're subjected to becomes so utterly
ridiculous, you've just got to ask yourself: "Is this really being said?"
I'm apparently a glutton for punishment because every now and then I feel the
need to turn on the "Mainstream Media" for a glimpse at the brainwashing
de jour. My allergic reaction to "cable news poison" usually ranges
somewhere between a mild rash and all-out frothing at the mouth. Today, I was
in full froth; spitting, hissing and fantasizing about the day I'll be able
to reach through the TV and physically assault the paid propagandist on the
Chris Matthews (MSNBC - HardBall) nonchalantly informed his viewers
today that EVERYONE just LOVES the military occupation in New Orleans.
He then backs his assertion by saying a bartender told him so. Now, I've got
nothing against bartenders (Hell, I used to be one), but I'm far from certain
a bartender is qualified to speak on behalf of the entire civilian population
of New Orleans (let alone the rest of America). I can't help but wonder, if
the bartender had said "This military occupation sucks," would Matthews
have concluded differently or simply discounted the credentials of the source?
Now maybe I'm just too sensitive. Maybe I'm just reading too much into how
Matthews chose and arranged his words. Better yet, maybe I should let you decide.
Today on Hardball, Chris Matthews didn't mention the ongoing gun
confiscations, but he did say:
"We're going to spend a lot of time today with the military. Everybody
in the United States has come to adore the American military because they've
come through. Even in wars that have been debated about at home and will be
debated, in Afghanistan and especially in Iraq, and all the debates about who
did what in this town, everybody gives credit here to the arrival. Its almost
like an old cowboy movie when the cavalry arrives, uh, they really love the
deployment here. I talked to, we'll be seeing it later in this show, a bartender
over here in this quarter saying he never felt safe to sleep at night until
the military got here." (Audio
Now in case you're wondering whether or not Matthews really understands what
is going on in New Orleans, he closes with:
"So we have a city basically under military occupation. As you
go down the streets of the poor neighborhoods, the residential areas, as you
walk through the famous French Quarter; Same thing: You turn a corner, camouflage,
M-16s, military presence." (Audio
Is ANYBODY so ignorant as to not see through this "in
our face" whitewash of yet ANOTHER power grab; this precedent-setting
violation of our country's founding principles? Who do they think they're
kidding? What will they tell us next? Will they claim people are dancing in
the streets because they've been forcibly disarmed? . . . Or maybe that they're
thrilled to be getting shipped off to the "safety" of a concentration
camp? I can hear the announcer now:
"Everybody just loves Camp Freedom. It's got shiny barbed wire
fences and each new visitor gets their own implantable microchip free of charge.
And with the microchip, nobody has to worry about having their money stolen
because there is no money! Food credits are added on arrival and automatically
debited when prisoners, uh, I mean visitors, take their food from the chow line."
At this point, all I can say to the mainstream media is: Keep it up. Keep affirming
your role as co-conspirators in the destruction of this country. Keep proving
you're nothing more than shameless shills for the State. In the end, it is YOU
who are creating the market for Alternative Media, establishing it as a legitimate/more
reliable source, and cutting your own ties to the minds of the masses. Bravo.
We know you'll never state the obvious, which is FEMA WANTED a
total breakdown, they wanted chaos and bedlam; they wanted an excuse to send
in the military, disarm law-abiding citizens, and test the efficacy of withholding
food and water to control the civilian population. No, that's just a little
too ugly to discuss. Let's just pretend (yet again) that it was all a big accident;
one that conveniently led to a situation where they could (in a "live exercise")
test their ability to do EXACTLY what they've been training
for years to do: TAKE OVER AMERICAN CITIES AND DISARM THE PUBLIC!
No, you can't touch on any of that because it's WAY beyond
the acceptable range of discourse. Well I say cheer and spin all you want. We
don't need you any more and we're just not buying it.