Thursday, February 17, 2011

One percent of one percent.

First thing recently I have started to watch “Democracy Now” on cable a news show started 15 years ago with Amy Goodman every morning. It is a news show that covers news our mainstream news agency fails to find interesting enough. Rallies in Wisconsin of 10’s of thousands of people fighting the governor of Wisconsin who wants to bust the unions. Unions that were put in place to protect the middle class 50 years ago. Then there are the protests in Puerto Rico, students who are rallying against hikes in tuition to name a few issues, which is a territory of the United States in case you don’t know. Noam Chomsky is a guest this morning and unfortunately he is a quiet talker so listening to his quiet growl is challenging BUT he is brilliant and informed and connected to what is going on and one of the tragedies of our current economic crisis is the swift and efficient way the true criminals of the day, yes… the corporate giants who have increased their wealth in unprecedented ways beyond yours or my imagination. These same greedy giants of industry who have managed to shift the spotlight to say what is “according to them” the real cause of our economic crisis; Social Security, Medicare and other social necessities; these pirates who basically raped us financially with unethical money schemes that say 30 years ago or more would have been against the law but since deregulation somehow today these robotic mortgages to name a few financial instruments are perceived as legal (sort of) yet none of these men who have received bigger bonuses since Obama took over are being called to the mat or being investigated . We need to stand up to them in fact don’t get me started. We are a lazy under informed mass of people who I still hold hope can and should wake up and yet we are lulled asleep with lame news coverage; corporate media has won the war on our awareness, lame information that keeps the focus off the real issues and the real bad guys. Wow…we are screwed with a capital S. So this morning I invite you to wake up and tune into “Democracy Now” and get a clue before it’s too late.

3 comments:

Charles said...

She's a trooper, reminds me of that lady in the Billy Jack movies-taking on the corporations and the redneck sheriffs, hehe.

Rae Dawn Chong said...

Yes she is... Go Amy! One other thing I discovered watching Democracy now was a moving and thought provoking silent homage to the young men who died during the Egyptian crisis. The scroll showed photos of these young men who were all so beautiful. It is important we put a face to war and I certainly appreciate when we see teh names and faces of our brave troops those who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq I just wish mainstream media spent as much time on the civilians who are also dying. I wish we in America could see those faces just as much. I think we would be less inclined to say yes to war. Not to mention it is hard not to blame Obama for being a war monger as bad as Bush. Depressing actually... all of it.

glt said...

It is depressing that Mr. Obama hasn't charged in like a white knight to save the day for America. I'd like to be a fly inside the wall of his brain. On the surface hairs, it appears he's giving in to the worst of humanity. Maybe he's hoping there will be a second half to his time in office, and he can bring the ringers onto the field and run up the score. I hope he's not satisfied with just making it to the super bowl. He needs to pull a Doug Williams(first black quarterback to win the superbowl...he went nuts for the Washington Redskins!!!)....so much irony...and nobody remembers him...

Awww! Hell with the past! This is the revolution! It's the final CLASS war when all races will be absorbed into one...humanity, for equality!

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