Saturday, October 3, 2009

I have never been much into conspiracy theories, and I have to admit that when Hillary Clinton referred to a "vast right-wing conspiracy"(during the Monica debacle), I kinda rolled my eyes. But then, when I started to think about it, I began to think that she was quite possibly right. And I am more convinced then ever that such a conspiracy does exist, and we have been engaged in a struggle to break this insidious right wing strangle-hold. It must exist, or agencies like Fox News would just never survive. They would not get away with the way they distort the truth, the way they try to package rumor-mongering and rabble-inciting into their version of the evening news.

This is the faction that has whipped the birther movement into a frenzy. But if anyone is an interloper here, it is Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox. He is only lately become a citizen, and that not so much for love of this country, but love of his monetary interests.

Just a few minutes ago I stopped by accident on Fox Cable News, and listened and watched as some lady newscaster tried to whip her viewing audience into a frenzy, implying both with choice of words and tone of voice that Mr. Obama is somehow negligent for not instantly falling into line and shipping another 40,000 young people into a war zone.

I think the major social ill that we are faced with right now stems solely from these right wing news agencies and the special interest groups that support them. All they do is take our collective energy away from solving the real problems; the same way they did when Mr. Clinton was forced to use all his energy defending himself against the likes of Ken starr et al, for something that amounted to bad boy behavior.

Very recently it was reported that it was known very well that Mr. Clinton would not be found guilty; they just went through with impeachment proceedings because they could!

We have to stop supporting these people financially. I saw an ad for Jos. A Banks on Fox this morning. Why buy anything from them? Buy it somewhere else.

There are plenty of good fish in the sea why settle for dead mackerel.

1 comment:

Black Diaspora said...

I like your voice, and I'll be back. If you don't mind, I'll add you to my blog roll.

"[W]e have been engaged in a struggle to break this insidious right wing strangle-hold. It must exist, or agencies like Fox News would just never survive."

An excellent point.

The Right wing is willing to destroy this country, if they don't get their way: control of both houses of congress and the presidency.

They will support President Obama only on two fronts: the continuation of the war in Afghanistan, or an attack on Iran.

They're too hawkish to give diplomacy a chance. And the worse thing we can do, at the moment, is to rush into a war with Iran without first pursuing other avenues.

Already we have troops in two parts of the world. War must be our last option, not our first: the price tag is too high.