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.
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 6:09 AM