I think it is not I
Let’s consider some statements by a duly elected representative of The People of the Great State of Georgia.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.):“These corporations, along with the people they support, other millionaires who they’re putting into office, are stealing your government. They’re stealing the government …”
hm… Ya mean like the Banks Too Big To Fail getting special rates on money to balance out their losses on bad mortgage derivatives while individual citizens and small businesses go begging for capital? Or GE utilizing taxpayer money through USAID to
take over modernize and help Myanmar? That sort of thingie?
“They control the patterns of thinking, They control the media. They control the messages that you get. … I mean, we are all confused people and we’re poking fingers at each other saying, well you’re black, you’re Hispanic, immigration, homosexuals. You know, we’re lost on the social issues, abortion, contraception.
Most certainly the appearance is that the govt certainly takes no pains to discourage the the media corporations from taking up silly political talking points which, in the name of heeeelping, encourages The People to break up into little identity groups for the purpose of fighting over little pieces of The One Pie, when they could be featuring the commonalities of The People and encouraging all to work together to make more danged pies.
And I don’t see on the ground that “We” are “poking fingers at each other” so much as we are are being exhorted by Identity Group Whores to line up behind them and fill their pockets. What is a half-black, half-mexican lesbian to do?!? The pressure must be intense. I’m grateful that, as a honkey broad, I have only the feminists exhorting me and, let’s face it, they’re pretty unattractive, thus easy to ignore.
Overall, the appearance is that *someone[s]* would prefer The People to be divided and squabbling over crumbs. So — on the surface — it seems this fella might be on to something. He might be talking about some things I’ve been thinking.
But… I may have left out some key phrases.
I’ll add them back here.
“They control the patterns of thinking,” said Johnson. “They control the media. They control the messages that you get. So, you are being taught to hate your government–don’t want government, but keep your hands off of my Medicare by the way. I mean, we are all confused people and we’re poking fingers at each other saying, well you’re black, you’re Hispanic, immigration, homosexuals. You know, we’re lost on the social issues, abortion, contraception.
Ahh. The old game of using partial truths to muddy the water and hare off in the opposite direction.
“And these folks,” Johnson said, “are setting up a scenario where they’re privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it. So, wake up! Wake up!
Whaaa? OMGOMG!!! They’re trying to give me control of My Life??!?!? Those Basssssssturds!!!
erm… wait. Just exactly how is OboboKare giving me more control of my Life? I hear my Health Insurance rates are going up by 25% next year so I’ll have less wherewithal to do what I want. My taxes are going up, too, so even less wherewithal. Regulations are preventing me from starting a new business while making anything I do in my current business harder and harder, more and more expensive. I even hear that if you are “caught” yawning at a stop light you can be pulled over on suspicion of “tired driving.” And I’m hearing discussions of how it would be a great new idea for the govt to
take over buy out people’s IRA / 401K retirement accounts in exchange for a promise of a bigger Social Security check. Whenever they decide you’re allowed to retire.
I do not think this fella knows what that word privatizing means….
“…So, wake up! Wake up! Let’s look at what’s happening. We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations.”
When they came for the corporations I said nothing for I was not a corporation…
The bottom line on all this is that every time you hear *someone* saying that someone else ought to be silenced by the violent force of govt, you are being told that you are too stupid to recognize bullshitte for yourself. Oh, and that *someone* is getting ready to pull something on ya.