Capitalism, Consumerism, Corporate State, Corporatocracy, Financial Elite, George Farah - Founder and Executive Director of Open Debates, Gross Inequality, Inverted Totalitarianism, Jeremy Scahill, Presidential Debates, Privatization, The Elite 1%, War on Terror
I was doing a little net surfing this morning and wondered what my buddy Jeremy Scahill has been up to. Shoot, it’s been 6 months since I’ve seen an article from him. A recent video of him reaffirms why I like him so much…
We live in this culture where we have this reality television which has become the real world, and what’s being done with our dollars, and with our soldiers, and in foreign countries in our name has become page seven.
~ Jeremy Scahill
He still has a sense of humor too.
Concerning those debates, which in this day and age are only another reality TV production brought to you by Wall Street, Democracy Now had a truly jaw-dropping show on the corporate takeover of the political debates over the last couple of decades. Secret agreements were formed between the two parties which framed the “debates” so that only predetermined, soft-ball questions would be asked and no third party candidates would be allowed to participate. When you watch a “presidential debate”, what you are seeing is pure fluff and staged answers. You might as well be hearing ventriloquist voices emanating from manikins. And to top it all off, one of the primary corporate sponsors of the debates is Anheuser-Busch. How fitting… Bud Light and cheesy made-for-TV “reality” shows constitute the method by which the American sheeple choose their ‘leaders’. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
I urge you to watch this interview. It explains a lot about the development of the modern American Cororatocracy and the dumbing down of its population of “consumers”.
Here is George Farah’s Website (click the pic to go there):
Paul f. Getty said:
Demand that the silence about global warming in the campaigns ends:
That is quite the graph.
The candidates say one thing and do quite another – constantly.
Their stance on fossil fuels is hopelessly intertwined with fossil fuels as this video also illustrates:
“the backwards, inside-out politics of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, and coal” by Phillip Bump
Paul f. Getty said:
I think this article gives a pretty good explanation of why people are so easily manipulated by special interests, via the media, about stuff like global warming, war, etc. :
A trailer for a documentary that’s worth your time: