Friday, December 11, 2015
False prophets of the conservative airwaves (#2506)
Conservatives have a lock on riling up the masses for causes that are dubious at best. It is a sign of our times that the masses are less educated and therefore susceptible to misinformation being given us by what we think are trusted public informers. What we masses fail to realize is is that these celebrated messengers of right wing propaganda are not here to unravel mysteries and reveal truths, on the contrary, they are more likely to be hiding the truth. Just because someone is famous for no worthwhile reason as a personality like say a Kardashian, does not make them trustworthy and ethical. There is a philosophical war going on in our country where the Democrats are trying to make life better for all Americans and the Republicans are trying to make life better for very few Americans. So how is it possible that most Americans don't see through the illusion that Republicans are presenting in their airwave attack against democracy? Simply enough by playing us off against each other. Think about it. Every time there is an election coming Republicans either work us up into a fearful state over some war or some threat of a war as a way to keep from having to explain their policies that weaken and harm the working/middle/poor class. If you listen to their rhetoric you will hear them constantly banging the drum of the lessers wanting to take from the mores. We live in a society that has the greatest income inequality between the richest and the poorest in history but Republicans continue to push for greater tax breaks for the wealthy while trying to cut what is left of the social safety net for the shrinking middle and poor class. It is always pitting some of us against each other that Republicans deploy as their cudgel to shape our society into a survival of the fittest one and with their airwave mouthpieces fanning the flames of discontent we seem to have been culpable to their message of division and condescension. I hope somehow we masses find the time and energy to open our minds to what is happening before it is too late for us to do anything about it.