May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Monday, October 23, 2006

 

Triple Media-Democracy Extravaganza!

Today, I've had three media/democracy-related things come across my view.

1) Somebody sent me a link to this startlingly frank opinion piece by MSNBC Anchorman Keith Olbermann regarding recent legislation (The Military Commissions Act) pushed through by the Bush admin, which disposes of Habeus Corpus. If you have Internet Explorer 6 or later, watch the video. Otherwise, the text pretty much sums it up but loses a bit of the ire in his voice.

2) I just got done watching a documentary entitled "Orwell Rolls in His Grave," that is the best available information on what is happening with the media today (or in 2003-2004), and how it connects to politics, and to the state of political affairs in America today. It's no blockbuster, but if you have any interest in being a true patriot in America or any other nation (the propaganda machine they've got rolling is big enough to roll into China, Europe and anywhere else the multinationals have interests), you must rent this film.

3) I just read a story about how the BBC admitted its "guilt" in being left-leaning, and "disproportionately over-represented by gays and ethnic minorities." Sorry, did I miss something where someone declared that a crime? And is this issue of gays and minorities being overrepresented a problem to the point where they're oppressing the straight population, and the white population??? It's not a crime in the USA for a media corporation to be right-leaning, and call themselves "fair and balanced." Then again, if its an issue of the BBC being public property of the people of England, one could have an argument. I'd offer the rejoinder (at least for the people of the USA) that the corporate oligopoly are making several TENS of BILLIONS of dollars at the taxpayers' expense, since OUR airwaves have been given to them by unscrupulous politicians whose favor can be curried for only millions of dollars or less. (Seems like a pretty good ROI to any investor, eh?)

I offered a comment to their site which goes against the seven comments currently already published. In response, the page I'm sent to says "Your comment will be reviewed shortly. Comments may be edited and not all will be published." If my comment gets published, great. If, however, my comment goes unpublished, I'd name/frame that action as "censorship for the purpose of creating apparent consensus."

lyrics:
"When Black Friday comes
I'm gonna dig myself a hole
Gonna lay down in it
'Til I satisfy my soul"
-Steely Dan
colors: mustard yellow, ruby red, mint green

mood: sleepy

chant/prayer/mantra: may the voice in our fifth chakra be blessed today and every day.


pax hominibus,
joel

Comments:
I have been studying this for 5 years now. Every American needs to study 911

I beg and plead with you to please take a look at these few videos I have linked to here. Let you make your own choices. Time is running out and might already be too late

THESE 3 MOVIES WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU EVER SEE IN YOUR LIFETIME AND ONE DAY YOU WILL THANK ME FOR THIS.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5589099104255077250&q

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8677389869548020370&q

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6708190071483512003&q

Whoever thinks that the American people would not stand for a dictator, wake up we already have one. The times of overthrowing a government that is armed with spears and knives is over. This is a real military with real bullets, ones that explode on impact. You get shot in the leg, you die.

Look at this link here. It is the official Army news. Notice the dates, and the objectives. Pretty scary stuff
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2274936.php

I BEG OF ALL OF YOU TO SPEND A FEW HOURS CLOSELY WATCHING.

HERE IS THE PATTERN OF EMOTIONS THAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE.

FIRST COMES DENIAL, YOU THINK, NO WAY, NOT HERE IN AMERICA

SECOND COMES SHOCK, OH MY GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT

THIRD COMES ACCEPTANCE AND AN OVERALL FEELING OF CONFUSION.

FOURTH COMES RAGE, SOMETHING THAT IS NEEDED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
 
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