Original Publication Date: June 20, 2010
Now that crazies rule the business, political, even the media world, it’s no wonder the future looks so bleak! The sad truth is, however, this: when Republicans are in office, they’re all over the place in the media. When Democrats are in the White House, Republicans are STILL all over the place in the media! Translation being, we’re subjected to an inordinate degree of indoctrination – hypnosis, if you will, into thinking like Conservative Republicans and it has made us all nuts!!!
Case in point: where President Barack Obama “seems” to be ineffective, is merely a result of our “perceptions” of what we’ve been exposed to, by force, over the last 17 consecutive months – that he’s no good and a “bad” president, by predominant media accounts. Truth is, nobody – NOT ANYONE, can be as bad as the moronic administration they (Conservative Republicans) served up to the American people, this last previous term, which is why they are putting all their resources to bear on making President Obama “appear” as bad, as inept, as incompetent, as the products they normally serve up for the executive.
The Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe was 30 years in the making. If we had listened to President James Carter 31 years ago, returning him to the White House in re-election, consequently, we would be nearly, if not completely, free of the need to “burn” such a valuable mineral resource as petroleum, and thus, severely injuring the earth and its life sustaining capacity, in the process. As a result, Ronald Reagan began the process, with assistance from the last administration, in completing the process, of destroying the functionalability of government, so that of course, it doesn’t and cannot work as it should.
The last things we needed, were forced upon us, by the previous administration and indoctrinated into our value system as a result, by the media, over the course of this past 9 years: tax cuts only to the wealthy and corporations, burning more fossil fuels faster and war.
The first thing on the last administrations’ agenda was to halt the Clean Air Initiative, proposed in California (that would eventually have set the standard nationally), to re-classify SUV’s as small pickups trucks, as well as removing the pollution-hazard designation from SUV’s altogether. The result has been a dramatic increase in CO2 levels and an equally startling increase in Climate Degradation.
As for tax cuts, President William Jefferson Clinton showed us AND Republican Conservatives, that tax cuts to the broad spectrum of income earners, along with R&D and various other tax offsets and incentives, was the best way to revive an economy mugged and assaulted by Republican policies and ideology. Leaving a fiscal surplus at the time he left office, and a functional, whole economy in the process, was the most responsible thing any president has done the entire 20th century! Not to mention the fact that we didn’t engage in warfare, unnecessarily costing the lives of Americans and foreign citizens alike, world-wide.
But this wasn’t good enough for the American people, as we engaged in juvenille, peeping-tom shinanagans, prying into the personal life of the president and allowing such crude, psycho fetishes to be paraded all across – you guessed it – the predominate, corporate media. Made issue of in the 2000 election, we had become a sanctimonious bunch, demanding pristine morality from anyone else to enter the White House… and we let Republican voters decide this… and we see how that has gone over…
It’s a given that we didn’t have to go to war, either in Afghanistan nor Iraq. As it is too late to backtrack and correct the situation, we are now under the hypnotic, self-delusive misapprehension that the war, the economy and the oil spill are all the fault of President Obama! I will ask the reader to honestly re-read this article, up to this point, in reconsideration of this entire paragraph, to get a sense of the madness that has gripped the psyche of a fairly large proportion of the nations adult population. As the media has done everything possible to cloud issues relating to healing the nations wounds, inflicted by un-American, economically dangerous, possibly treasonous policies, by the previous administration, where do we go from here?…
Up next: Part II – What Americans can do – of all political parties, in “instructing” our representatives on where we WILL lead them…
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