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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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  -It's Called Propaganda. David Zephyr  Oct-17-10 11:12 PM   #0 
  - and it is not new either  Tumbulu   Oct-17-10 11:20 PM   #1 
  - Well it was what Lincoln had in mine when he said "You can fool all of the people some of the time  grantcart   Oct-18-10 12:15 AM   #9 
  - Lincoln was amazing.  David Zephyr   Oct-18-10 12:21 AM   #10 
     - Don't hold your breath. The American people won't.  pattmarty   Oct-18-10 11:54 AM   #53 
        - Don't hold your breath.  AlbertCat   Oct-18-10 03:45 PM   #78 
  - people need to contact their local news affiliates and tell them they see what they're doing  RainDog   Oct-18-10 03:41 PM   #75 
  - And they're soooooo good at it. nt  gateley   Oct-17-10 11:22 PM   #2 
  - Polished, huh, gately?  David Zephyr   Oct-18-10 03:11 AM   #13 
  - Absolutely! The media is trying to brainwash us. . .and, unfortunately  MindandSoul   Oct-17-10 11:24 PM   #3 
  - It is succeeding with too many people!  AlbertCat   Oct-18-10 03:55 PM   #79 
     - Very interesting theory! Thanks!  MindandSoul   Oct-19-10 04:41 PM   #104 
  - Why? whywhywhywhy WHY???  cilla4progress   Oct-17-10 11:25 PM   #4 
  - There can only be one reason: They FEAR the Right.  OHdem10   Oct-17-10 11:35 PM   #5 
  - They ARE the Right.  elleng   Oct-17-10 11:43 PM   #7 
     - Exactly. Follow the ownership:  CakeGrrl   Oct-18-10 03:15 AM   #14 
        - Speaking of Time Warner  boomerbust   Oct-18-10 10:07 AM   #35 
  - Money. The answer is always The Money. They don't get the sensationalism or  gateley   Oct-18-10 09:11 AM   #29 
  - to maintain control of the money  Whisp   Oct-18-10 11:33 AM   #46 
     - Wow... I suppose tihs is obvious,  cilla4progress   Oct-18-10 06:28 PM   #83 
  - 'Public relations'  elleng   Oct-17-10 11:42 PM   #6 
  - Bernays was behind the sinking of  Aristophrenia   Oct-18-10 08:06 PM   #86 
  - It should be a crime...  kentuck   Oct-18-10 12:04 AM   #8 
  - David, I'm sending this to Chris Matthews and a few other idiots at CNN to read.....  FrenchieCat   Oct-18-10 12:44 AM   #11 
  - Thanks. I mean, hell, we might as well call off the election since we've been informed the results.  David Zephyr   Oct-18-10 01:47 AM   #12 
  - But thanks to Diebold etc. those votes probably won't count  JJ   Oct-18-10 01:44 PM   #64 
     - +1000 It is a set up to steal votes / psychological operation to  704wipes   Oct-19-10 11:07 PM   #105 
  - Thanks for all you do, Frenchiecat  Mimosa   Oct-18-10 05:21 AM   #15 
  - That's stark! nt  KossackRealityCheck   Oct-18-10 05:41 AM   #16 
  - rec  voteearlyvoteoften   Oct-18-10 06:50 AM   #17 
  - Yeah, I've noticed that too.  bobburgster   Oct-18-10 06:55 AM   #18 
  - Update:"Obama could speak to a crowd of 1/2 million"  KossackRealityCheck   Oct-18-10 07:21 AM   #19 
  - The only comment was some predictable snark on Fux News  COLGATE4   Oct-18-10 09:52 AM   #33 
  - To be fair, watching Palin is like watching a train wreck  Wednesdays   Oct-18-10 07:26 AM   #20 
  - The MSM does not report reality, it manufactures it.  Odin2005   Oct-18-10 07:39 AM   #21 
  - Our national airways have been coopted by the political priorities of Network Advertisers (Big Oil,  Supersedeas   Oct-19-10 05:55 AM   #99 
  - Great post. Thank you.  berni_mccoy   Oct-18-10 08:25 AM   #22 
  - Terrific post, David Zephyr. Rec'd. nt  babylonsister   Oct-18-10 08:29 AM   #23 
  - Ya think? EOM  2critical   Oct-18-10 08:45 AM   #24 
  - Well done!  Just One Woman   Oct-18-10 08:50 AM   #25 
  - You are absolutely right.  Enthusiast   Oct-18-10 08:51 AM   #26 
  - Without a doubt!  lonestarnot   Oct-18-10 08:55 AM   #27 
  - Our President  dotymed   Oct-18-10 08:58 AM   #28 
  - Couldn't agree more. K&R  Populist_Prole   Oct-18-10 09:16 AM   #30 
  - Excellent post! I look forward to reading more from you.  rainlillie   Oct-18-10 09:38 AM   #31 
  - It's maddening, isn't it?  HughMoran   Oct-18-10 09:39 AM   #32 
  - Just Say NO to the M$M  Blue Owl   Oct-18-10 09:56 AM   #34 
  - Agreed! I've noticed that some of my favorite bloggers  Stellar   Oct-18-10 10:07 AM   #36 
  - Propaganda honed to perfection. Rec. nt  bertman   Oct-18-10 10:13 AM   #37 
  - You nailed it  liberal N proud   Oct-18-10 10:18 AM   #38 
  - Lead story on RoadRunner this morning  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-18-10 10:46 AM   #39 
  - Pacifist Patriot, how many times can a "lead story" be a lead story?  David Zephyr   Oct-18-10 11:53 AM   #52 
  - Indeed. I was really put off that Road Runner thought this worthy of  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-19-10 08:48 AM   #100 
  - It's being repeated over and over again in broadcast M$M  tilsammans   Oct-18-10 12:30 PM   #57 
  - Political ads are the mother's milk of the MSM. Controversy escalates ad buys.  Bozita   Oct-18-10 10:58 AM   #40 
  - Amen, no one should trust the M$M  treestar   Oct-18-10 11:00 AM   #41 
  - How many people agreed with the MSM  ProSense   Oct-18-10 11:05 AM   #42 
  - Excellent  mzmolly   Oct-18-10 11:07 AM   #43 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Oct-18-10 11:27 AM   #44 
  - KNR! n/t  indimuse   Oct-18-10 11:32 AM   #45 
  - It's becoming the norm.  HCE SuiGeneris   Oct-18-10 11:35 AM   #47 
  - Between propaganda and electronic voting,  felix_numinous   Oct-18-10 11:38 AM   #48 
  - +1. . . . . . I have seldom seen this expressed more succinctly!  annabanana   Oct-18-10 11:43 AM   #50 
  - Money does not equal Free Speech...  syberlion   Oct-18-10 02:16 PM   #69 
  - HEY MEDIA..MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE ON TO YOU!!!!  annabanana   Oct-18-10 11:39 AM   #49 
  - Right Out of the Goebbels Playbook  colsohlibgal   Oct-18-10 11:48 AM   #51 
  - Pravda  JNelson6563   Oct-18-10 12:06 PM   #54 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Oct-18-10 12:09 PM   #55 
  - Spot on!  tilsammans   Oct-18-10 12:27 PM   #56 
  - Please....  FrenchieCat   Oct-18-10 12:44 PM   #58 
  - The M$M are the lapdogs of the filthy rich.  BlueIdaho   Oct-18-10 12:48 PM   #59 
  - Can it back-fire?  onlyadream   Oct-18-10 01:02 PM   #60 
  - go to the rally.  demi moore   Oct-18-10 01:05 PM   #61 
  - People like hearing Palin talk because it cleans the dustballs out of their TV speakers  zulchzulu   Oct-18-10 01:05 PM   #62 
  - So what?  Doctor_J   Oct-18-10 01:08 PM   #63 
  - Okay; let's just suppose...  anachro1   Oct-18-10 01:48 PM   #65 
  - Any corporation that backs the most extremist group  felix_numinous   Oct-18-10 02:25 PM   #70 
  - Revolution.  Lyric   Oct-18-10 05:25 PM   #81 
  - We watched the main stream news the other night. First story out was about the HUGE  truedelphi   Oct-18-10 01:51 PM   #66 
  - Beautifully stated!  Cali_Democrat   Oct-18-10 01:52 PM   #67 
  - This road doesn't end where they think it does...  hunter   Oct-18-10 02:00 PM   #68 
  - I couldn't have said it better.  Proud_Lefty   Oct-18-10 02:45 PM   #71 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Oct-18-10 02:49 PM   #72 
  - One solution  The Wizard   Oct-18-10 03:07 PM   #73 
  - And the point of selling this narrative is so people won't ask questions  tblue37   Oct-18-10 03:13 PM   #74 
  - And so we...  saras   Oct-18-10 03:42 PM   #76 
  - If you don't like the way the cable TV or other media report the news,  JDPriestly   Oct-18-10 03:45 PM   #77 
  - Welcome to America.  hay rick   Oct-18-10 04:18 PM   #80 
  - Gee, one would think that our Democrat leaders would say or do something to address this  Vinnie From Indy   Oct-18-10 05:41 PM   #82 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-18-10 06:58 PM   #84 
  - LOL!  Jokerman   Oct-18-10 07:06 PM   #85 
  - A related experiment:  Mike Niendorff   Oct-18-10 08:09 PM   #87 
  - The rethugs and their media accomplices will have egg on their face after the election.  Clear Blue Sky   Oct-18-10 08:45 PM   #88 
  - We should be screaming this from the rooftops  senseandsensibility   Oct-18-10 09:34 PM   #89 
  - This is an EXCELLENT point  Canuckistanian   Oct-18-10 09:43 PM   #90 
  - oh, but to have the power of a Network News Producer and to chose what goes on OUR National Airways  Supersedeas   Oct-19-10 11:21 AM   #101 
  - I never thought we'd be like the USSR. But we are...worse. I shuddered in the 80's  live love laugh   Oct-18-10 10:23 PM   #91 
  - Actually it is setting up the false election results after all the media said they were going to win  sce56   Oct-18-10 10:27 PM   #92 
  - "The myth of a free press died with the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy" --  defendandprotect   Oct-18-10 11:01 PM   #93 
  - Well, we're bringing the word back into our language again, defendandprotect.  David Zephyr   Oct-18-10 11:46 PM   #96 
  - You are being a little harsh on nine-year-olds  DFW   Oct-18-10 11:15 PM   #94 
  - Even though this is all true, we need to get the vote out even moreso this year because of it  Major Hogwash   Oct-18-10 11:17 PM   #95 
  - There is an antidote Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman fortunately.  DemocraticPilgrim   Oct-19-10 12:10 AM   #97 
  - It has been propaganda...  awoke_in_2003   Oct-19-10 12:12 AM   #98 
  - The U.S. has been about propaganda for decades...  polichick   Oct-19-10 11:33 AM   #102 
  - k  defendandprotect   Oct-19-10 01:18 PM   #103 

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