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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 06:53 AM
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Thoughts on this falling dusk, By Mark Crispin Miller
Thoughts on this falling dusk
By Mark Crispin Miller

Let me add that, if and when the planet dies, and as we're thinking back, in our last moments, on how it came to be, we can all pin the blame for it primarily on the media.

Why did this nation let things slide so catastrophically throughout the last eight years? How did America succumb to the control of a regime of theocrats and corporate oligarchs, devoted to an ideology of ecological destruction?

It was not We the People who decided on that course, for We the People did not vote for Bush and Cheney. As we (or some of us) have known for several years, it was Al Gore who won that race; and Gore would not have let the planet keep on getting hotter and more toxic. He surely had his faults, but he was not indifferent to the planet's health.

But when Gore tried, as he did for a while, to push the point that he may well have won, the media lambasted him, and ordered him to do the "gracious" thing, and go away (just as the gracious Nixon had so memorably pretended to do twenty years before). And then the media continued to legitimate Bush/Cheney's illegitimate regime. When they discovered, in November of 2002, that Gore, in fact, had won the vote in Florida, they misreported it, declaring that the final count confirmed Bush as the nation's duly chosen president.

And ever since, the media has kept on propagating the canard that Bush was properly
elected in 2000; and, since '04, they've kept on saying Bush was duly "re-elected," even though that claim is groundless, while there is, by now, a vast archive of solid evidencethat Bush and Cheney stole that contest, too.

Of course, the media was not alone in forcing Bush on all the rest of us. It was the GOP, the Supreme Court included, that ran the coup--and the Democrats, including Gore himself, who let it happen.

It was the press, however, that helped kill all popular resistance to that coup, and shut off national discussion of what Bush et al. had done. And even now the press keeps shutting down all national discussion of what Bush et al. are doing to prepare to hijack yet another presidential race. (It isn't just the mainstream press that's shut off such discussion, but the lefty press as well.)

This is why we're in such trouble now--and why we can no longer let the media dominate our politics, which rightfully belongs to us.

http://markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com/2008/05/thoughts-on-this-falling-dusk.html
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 10:20 AM
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1. Bump
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 10:32 AM
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2. Off to greatest with you! nt
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 10:39 AM
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3. Of course
We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the light of publicity during those years. But now the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.

-David Rockefeller

But on the other hand, all of us let it happen. The US has killed millions over the years in our imperial ambitions, and we turned a blind eye to it, or even cheered it on.

Yay for us.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 11:07 AM
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4. I've read that DR quote before
Quite revealing.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 11:23 AM
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6. I always listen when he speaks
Because when he does, the Earth moves. That, and he seems not to care if we know what he's doing. He's our best source on why the world is going to hell.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-15-08 11:11 AM
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5. K&R!
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