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syberlion Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 02:16 PM
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69. Money does not equal Free Speech...
That is the message we have to get across to Americans. With Citizen's United it makes the message harder to get out there, but that is the message we have to push. Watching the attack ads, the question I ask is who's funding them? Then the next question is, ok, I supposedly know why not to vote for this person, why should I vote for your candidate? That's the thing, it's attack and leave a bad feeling for one candidate so when you go to the polls, you're reacting to a gut-level response to vote against someone, instead of for someone or something. Propaganda.

Eventually, there will be propaganda fatigue. Hopefully before it is too late. As to the comment about the Rich and Powerful being rich and powerful... There are many more of us than there are of them and as long as they pick us apart and keep us divided, black against white against brown against gay against religious against poor against middle-class against "them", they will maintain control. The biggest fear they have is when we get ourselves fully galvanized and immunized against their propaganda and become truly organized, they will never bother us again, and they are scared spit-less if that happens.

Until we can educate Americans of who these people really are, we can not break through their propaganda. There are more of us than there are of them, and when we take each and every opportunity to educate the people around us we will win, period. Money is not Free Speech, pass it on...
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