Fact and friction
by Bill "damned proud of being modest" Ring
can see clearly now, the reign has come."
New for 2011
Note: Posts appear in
chronological order from top down.
Episode 1: Duh! February
I'm a little late getting started this year
because I've been doing my on-line talking on facebook. If you are reading
this and not a facebook friend, just look me up under "William
Ring" (my government name) and "friend me."
The title of 2011's first post simply expresses
my continuing astonishment that so many people who have been robbed
blind, underpaid, and played for suckers by the super rich still blame
their economic problems on the poor, unions, illegal immigrants, and
other scapegoats featured in the corporate controlled media. It's not
just Fox, by the way, it's all of them. Fox tells the lies, and most
of the others carefully avoid the truth.
The super rich trashed the economy, stole billions,
committed fraud, and were rewarded with massive bailouts. So of course
the solution to our economic problems is to give them a tax cut and
deny public sector workers the right to collective bargaining. The top
1% get 24% of the income, so we need to give them a tax break and de-fund
Planned Parenthood. US corporations are sitting on a trillion dollars
in idle cash, waiting for the economy to tank further so they can get
a Republican back in the Whitehouse, so the solution is to cut corporate
taxes and demand cuts in social programs ...
As I said, "Duh!"
Episode 2: Then
they came for me ... March 5,
to read this: Bradley
Fascism - A system of government marked
by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic
controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship,
and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
dictator - The imperial presidency (check)
socioeconomic controls - anti-choice legislation, suppression
of unions (check)
terror - torture, drone missiles (check)
censorship - threat of death against whistle blowers, "aiding
the enemy" charges against anyone who speaks out, de-funding public
belligerent nationalism - military occupation of two countries,
threats against others, and a military budget that exceeds the rest
of the world combined (check)
racism - anti-Muslim hysteria, anti-Hispanic hysteria (check)
And let's not forget a few things omitted from
this definition, like corporate control of government (bailouts,
unlimited corporate campaign contributions), elimination of social
programs that aid "unproductive" citizens (Headstart, etc.), an
unceasing deluge of false propaganda (media in general, Fox leading
Question for the day: Is there anyone left
to speak out now?
the terrorist agitator