Mar. 20, 2917 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.
COUNTDOWN: As of today, only 1,036 more days left in this horrible administration’s term in office…
My friend Burr Deming, who usually places one of his fabulous podcasts here each Monday, is still recovering from his bout with the flu, but he should return next week. We wish him a complete and speedy recovery! Meanwhile, I will carry on in his absence.
I used to have a politically naive friend who would rarely venture into politics or p;otical/economic discussions. This person also had been influenced by a religious right upbringing, wherein strict, unquestioning obedience was the norm, although while maturing, she often did display a rather independent streak. Bewildered by bullshit seen in the corporate media, especially Fox “News,” and a bit cynical and stoic as well, she once asked, “how can you tell what you read or see is actually true?” Today’s reactionary CON-servative Republicans love people like this: anybody who can be easily misled or baffled with their line of garbage are among their favorite types of people. For a number of these Republicans are suspicious by nature, especially of intelligent, educated types. They have long chosen to belittle or dismiss our nation’s intelligentsia, and have derided teachers and professors as “eggheads” whose opinion or judgment is not to be trusted. Regrettably, a lot of this anti-intellectual thinking has also seeped into a good share of
today’sblue-collar workers. That explains why so many workers tend to vote against their best interests and blindly follow clueless oafs like Donald Trump, and why his far-right companions are currently enjoying a brief resurgence (albeit at everyone else’s expense). There is a tendency for voters like this to follow those who shout the loudest or strongest. Plus, tired-out or weak people tend to follow athoritarian types. Perhaps in the econmic climate we find ourselves in today, with many people working two or even three jobs just to stay afloat financially, THAT is why Chump now occupies the White House, has installed
a cabinet full of billionaires, and why toadies like Mitch McConnell, Paul RUIN (Ryan), and other reactionary CON-servative Republicans have a stranglehold on our government! From petroleum to banking to insurance to pharmaceuticals, this has definitely become the best government money can buy! With corruption looming and lurking seemingly everywhere, what are progressives and open-minded, free thinking types supposed to do to combat this sludge pile of blatant greedy thieves?
This blogger strongly recommends we avalanche these scoundrels with TRUTH over and over and over again, until some of it begins to sink in and makes a lot of ignorant, entertainment-buffeted voters start to THINK and begin questioning the so-called wisdom of our current age. These CON-servatives have been taking a well-deserved shellacking at recent “Town Halls” they have had before angry local voters, and that is a very good thing! That is one way they can hear TRUTH and be reminded that they are supposed to be serving US in Washington, rather than lobbyists or their biggest donors! Of course, when you have smug and arrogant, narrow-minded, cowardly, set-in-their-ways types like PAUL RUIN (Ryan) as Speaker of the House, stronger methods need to be employed. For Ryan has chosen to NOT meet his constituents and has closed all of his phone lines to them until this current wave of voter unrest has passed. This jerk needs to be reminded thatWE, the taxpayers, are paying his hefty more than $200,000 a year salary and we DEMAND to be heard!
I notice that Chump met with German chancellor Angela Merkel this past week, and, amazingly enough, failed to “grab her by the pussy!” Perhaps there IS still some hope for this clod, but I am not that optimistic…
But I digress. To help bombard these bought-out scoundrels, we need a solid arsenal of truth. One of these arsenals is a fabulous site called Politics That WORK. This is a cornucopia of charts, articles, statistics, and graphs that will completely shit down all the bullshit being peddled ny the far right. If you go to http://www.politicsthatwork.com, you will find all the ammunition you need to shoot down all the CON-servative lies that right wing groups like the Heritage Foundation, the CATO Institute, and so many other “think tanks” have been loading us up with for far too long now! That and other legitimate sources like FREE SPEECH TV will give you all the firing power you need to counteract the overwhelming amount of propaganda and lies we’ve been deluged with from the corporate media ever since the days of that thoroughly misguided and mistaken Ronald Reagan!
Ruin and Chump have both been misleading us badly over the topic of health care, as have many talking heads and industry shills. A website I would recommend for clarity on this issue is Health Over Profit.org., found at http://www.healthoverprofit.org. By looking around there, you’ll find out how astoundingly bad our current insurance-infested, for-profit health care systen is ripping us off and especially when compared to other countries which offer far better single payer plans which guarantee health care to ALLtheir citizens via taxes. NONE of these countries allow big pharma and greedy insurance companies to charge unnecessarily high rates or co-pays, and, as you’ll discover, single pzayer is well worth our consideration!
Another very reliable site to visit is Pro Publica.org/ at http://www.propublica.org/. This is a reliable, independent, nonprofit news source that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. It focuses specifically on forces which exploit the weak for the benefit of thde strong. Yet another informative and accurate site is TRUTHOUT, found at www/truthout.org, which is another independent, nonprofit site which delivers real news instead of blatant, far-right propaganda. There are manymore…
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