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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:39 PM
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We have socialism for the rich and survival of the fittest for the rest of us
Michael Collins's blog
The Money Party, Part 3 - Big Lies that You Must Believe
by Michael Collins | Nov 16 2007 - 1:59pm |
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/node/11069

Big Lies that You Must Believe

Michael Collins
Washington, D.C.


Because if you don't, the whole scam may fall apart.

In the first two parts of this ongoing series on The Money Party, we discussed the fact that there is only one political party in the United States, The Money Party. It has two wings, Republican and Democratic. That party represents excessive concentrations of wealth in the hands of corporations, other organizations, and individuals. They put up the money and get what they pay for every time.

They make sure that the election system is rigged to rely on money like a junkie relies on heroin. The system takes care of them. They don't have to obey the same rules that we do. Why? Because they're above the law.

The Money Party owns the mainstream media entirely. NBC is really General Electric, ABC is Disney, CBS was Viacom but now it's just the name for a mega-corporation, and Fox is News Corp., the Rupert Murdoch financial empire. That's why it's called the corporate media. They're publicity shops, "corporate communications divisions," owned and controlled by Money Party members.

Their job is to emulate George Orwell's "1984" by generating meaningless concepts that bind us to false choices.

It's a series of interconnected lies. Let's look at some of the key lies that we must believe to keep them in power.

Big lie 1: "We're the world's leading democracy." Not since Bush-Cheney took over. We're dropping fast. Maybe it has something to do with the Patriot Act and all that illegal wire tapping of U.S. citizens? Maybe it has something to do with a Congress that does nothing to stop an out of control president. Ratings on democracy show us behind 14 other countries.

Big lie 2: "Just let the markets handle it. The free enterprise system will work it out." This is supposed to appeal to our love of capitalism. Well, we don't have capitalism in the United States.

We have socialism for the rich and survival of the fittest for the rest of us.

When you hear about the wisdom of "the markets," you know that The Money Party is attacking some new law or regulation that might give us an equal footing and create real competition. The party can't stand free enterprise because it won't play any game that it might lose. Count on it. NAFTA - just let the markets handle it. Health care it's the market at your service. Pollution you guessed correctly, it's a "market thing. "We wouldn't understand." Dumping mercury in the Great Lakes, it all makes sense to the party.

Big lie 3: "There are two sides to every issue." Does that have anything to do with two parties? Where in the world did this come from? Who knows? But the corporate media rides this one into the ground.

Take climate change for example. Two sides, really? Well just about every respectable scientist in the world, at least those who get published in real science journals, says climate change is real, it's man made, and it's dangerous. The explanations are varied (many sided) but there's only one side of the larger issue if you want your children to survive. Climate change is a very real, scary deal. We're all threatened. But a correction might hurt their short term profits. As a result, the dangerous lies persist brought to you by The Money Party "communications divisions."

Big lie 4: "The federal government just screws everything up." Oh, like going to the moon, developing the internet, and providing health insurance (Medicare) for many times less overhead than private health insurance companies. The Money Party hates the government with a passion when it serves the general public. But when the federal government fixes competition so that only big money wins, when it ignores problems that might require some sacrifice, and when it prolongs a war for profits, the federal government is their best friend.

It's not a conspiracy. It's just what they do, what they've always donefurther their own interests at our expense. There used to be some restraint to maintain appearances but the Money Party is now on steroids.

When you see some corporate news reader cock his or her head to deliver a "gem of wisdom," count on it to be a big fat lie, one that's essential to justify the theft of our well being for the interests of a very few, their bosses. They don't care because they don't have to. We're the ultimate donors to The Money Party through our hard work, time, and taxes.

The Money Party thinks that they own the country, they know that they own most of the politicians, and they're 100% sure that they know what we need to believe. These are just a few of the big lies that we hear all the time from the usual suspects. It's time to wake up, call their bluff, and take the country back.

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.

George Orwell

ENDS

Previously:
The Money Party The Essence of Our Political Troubles http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00549.htm

The Money Party (2) Why We Get Such Lousy Leaders and How to Get Rid of Them http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00107.htm
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dmosh42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:55 PM
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1. Good post! Mostly all rich guys in control of both parties.....
and they work hand in hand with their rich counterparts in the big corporations. All you need do is watch C-Span for a while and watch the supposedly populists bills that everyone wants, get tabled or disppear in committees. A case in point is how we thought it was disgusting because of the Republicans, seniors couldn't get prescription drugs, or generics from outside the country to make it affordable. Has that changed? Oh, we did get an increase in the minimum wage!
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:22 PM
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2. We did get an increase in the minimum wage...
tied to the war funding bill. Was that the only way this minimal and long overdue increase could have been passed? I've been feeling for quite awhile now (a few months after the Dems took control) that the two parties are becoming one giant conglomorate.
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