On a beautiful morning here in Osterville, Massachusetts, with the sun announcing it’s rise with authority at Dowses Beach, I bid you a fair adieu. It has been an historic week. There is just no getting around it. For some it has been bitter. For some it has been sweet. For some, they may find, it has been both bitter and sweet. Why, one might ask, has it been so bitter for some? Where does that bitterness come from? Has the offering of the gift of LIFE become such a struggle and sacrifice? To answer these questions, one must only look to the source. Control, Power, Greed…these words come to mind, when I have taken the time to review the complaints offered up by the “P.O.N.”, brought to you by, Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (pick a state), Wellpoint, United Healthcare, The Prudential, Metropolitan Life, well, you get the picture. The irony is that these fine institutions of our country will actually gain more business by the passage of the new health care LAW that was just passed less than a week ago. The “health care system” will remain in place, it has not been dismantled and put aside for another, a more humane form of health care, such as a single payer system that almost every other progressive nation on planet earth has in place right now, and thus, will have the opportunity to make plenty of money off of other people’s illnesses in the future. Heck, with the new Supreme Court decision giving corporations unlimited fiscal access to politicians’ aspirations to “take over” the House of Representatives and/or the United States Senate, the “party of NO” should be rejoicing. But, they are not. Instead, they have chosen the low road and in time, most will see the futility of such a move, with the consequences being irrelevance and intolerance. Are the “leaders” of such a party really believing the rhetoric they read and write? Of course they are. Take Texas as an example. There is a politician in that fine state that is literally re-writing history (creating text books for high schools explaining away truths such as evolution), taking out the facts and replacing them with myth and, dare I say, lies by the boatload. This is the mind control the P.O.N. seeks, moreover, it is the policy that the overlords of said politicians crave. Who would have believed 10 years ago, or even 20 years ago, we would have a clown like Glenn Beck teaching the frightened masses of America fake history, world history at that, on his cheesy blackboard? Gone are the days of great men of stature such as Walter Cronkite, who would most likely forgiven these new media moguls, because that is just the kind of guy Walter Cronkite was. It was not about his over inflated ego. He was just there to report events such as Apollo 11 landing on the moon, the Soviet missile crisis, the resignation of President Nixon and the tragic loss of one of our greatest Presidents in our illustrious history, Jack Kennedy. This United States has become a 24 hour American Idol television show, filled with commercial interruptions, confusion between fact and fiction, and most apparent, the take over of public interests by the corporations that own the media. It is also ironic that FOX NEWS would complain about this reality, when their market share has never been higher. Walter Cronkite was not interested in red meat. He knew that objectivity is at the heart of any worthy journalist, who simply wishes to observe and report, leaving the opinion to the viewers, where it should be. The process the “de-evolution” of the news media began in the early 1980’s, and slowly took over the voices of reason in the industry. The end game became ratings, so as to attract the most money offered by hungry corporations. These corporations then began the real end game of mind control. Think about it. At least 50 percent of the American public, if asked right now, would be happy to tell you that Fox news is truly a “fair and balanced” view of the world–its’ issues, its’ people and its’ rights as human beings. Fifty percent! It is no wonder why these powerful news “media brokerhoods” have banished principals and turned to profit. Via a metaphorical morphine drip, the slow and steady decline of intelligence, compassion and Love that used to be the bedrock of our great country, has gone numb and devoid of any real fight to get to the heart of the global issues that now face us all–hunger, poverty, lack of medical care, lack of clean drinking water, a melting planet and needless wars that are fueled by what President Eisenhower called back in 1960, and warned us about, the “military industrial complex.” Keeping America safe from extremists is important, but keeping military contracts alive and well simply for profit is wrong. We should not have been in Iraq. We should have taken care of business in Afghanistan and gotten the hell out. We should have seen this coming. But, the morphine drip that slowly takes a patient over is akin to the corporate owned media today, especially wolves like Fox News, who prey on the weak and uneducated, the one’s who have no voice of their own, for they were told, and they believed, that their voice was unworthy of being heard, especially if it disagreed with theirs. Who knows, perhaps one day there will only be one television station in the United States of America. Then no one will have to think, they will just follow the goof balls like Glenn Beck and praise his name. God Forbid. Have a wonderful Sunday folks! Peace~ M
March 28, 2010
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