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  • American Fools 1 comment
    Sep 17, 2009 9:20 PM
    I have said this is the past many times, and now I am going to say it with a bit more conviction. If you really believe there are two distinct political parties in America, you are a complete fool.
     
    Those of you who have fallen for Obama’s “American Idol” presidency, with all of the bells and whistles one would expect from a Hollywood production are just as ignorant as those who believe the lies and misinformation from talking head idiots like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levine, Sean Hannity, and the rest of that idiotic neo-con, racist crew who piggybacks onto their propaganda as a way to profit – you know, like Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter – some of the bigger idiots on the airwaves.
     
    These clowns are all part of the political media club. And they are very dangerous to America’s future; but only because YOU listen to their bull.The only thing they are qualified to discuss is Britney Spears and Paris Hilton (you’ll note they discuss these pop stars frequently).
     
    These lying, paid-off hacks make me sick to my stomach. It’s all a media circuit of manipulators who refuse to open their platform to intelligent experts because they are afraid their brainwashed audience will learn the truth. When informed listeners do call in, they are disrespected, yelled at, cut-off, or insulted.
     
    And if you really pose a threat to expose their lies, the call screener (known as the show's producer) won’t even let you threw. It’s happened to me several times. Once they find out who I am and what I have to say, they hang up on me without letting me voice my views or challenge the propaganda. That is what you call censorship. They feel threaten by the truth as delivered by real experts. The best way to avoid defeat is to run from the enemy. 
     
    The only thing that disgusts me more than these lying, manipulative blabber mouths are those who believe their trash without bothering to challenge their blatant lies. That would be their audience. It’s truly a pathetic display of ignorant behavior. It has become the "American Way."
     
    Regardless what crowd you fall into, let me be clear. You have been brainwashed. If you fall into either of these groups, whether it’s the Obama change bologna or the republican trash, you are a sucker. There is but one party in Washington, and they serve the interests of corporate American and the Federal Reserve.
     
    If you really believe America has a democracy, free speech, and a fair justice system, you probably also believe in Santa Claus. If you fall into this majority, you probably also wonder why your life continues to SUCK, why you always get blasted in stock market scandals, and so forth, without realizing it’s primarily due to your own ignorance. You only have yourself to blame for being so naïve and sleeping with your enemies.
     
    The political blame game serves a vital role in facilitating the continuation of elitist control over America. If you are led to believe there are two distinct political parties, you will always have someone to blame for your continued misery.
     
    Believing this illusion of a two-party system fuels the ongoing battles between democrats and republicans. But each party is fundamentally the same because they serve the interests of corporations and financial criminals. That is why it never matters who is in office. For most Americans, the results are the same.
     
    It does not matter whether we have a democratic or republican Congress or White House. Living standards for most Americans have been in decline for nearly three decades, while corporations and their wealthy elite shareholders have thrived.
     
    It’s time to wake up and realize the facts. America has only one political party. And they plan to keep it that way. This is how all mafias operate.
     
    So stop poisoning your mind with the propaganda and start doing your own research. Find out the truth for yourself because I can guarantee you that you won’t get it from the media. The media’s mission is not to deliver accurate news or valuable insight. Their mission is to maximize profits. The best way to do that is to serve the interests of their financial sponsors. Who do you think pays the bills of the TV networks and newspapers? Figure it out.
     
    And stop wasting your time at these useless tea party events. Many of these events are headed by radio talking head propagandists. They have been disguised as non-partisan when the facts demonstrate they are smoke screens to recruit republicans and diminish support for the current administration. Where were these tea parties last year when the Bush administration got the bailout ball rolling? 
     
    Many of the speakers at these tea parties are the same lying idiots using rudimentary psychological tactics to seize control over your mind. They position themselves on the side of the people when they actually serve the interests of corporate America, Wall Street and the elitists. Sorry to shatter your dreams but you’ve been fooled. These tea parties are a scam. Figure it out. 
     
    They are the same scumbags who bitch about bailouts and government control as a way to sympathize with your frustration and prey on your fears, yet they advocate billions of dollars in Wall Street bonuses and criminal CEO compensation.
     
    They connect with your “sense of patriotism,” then hijack your mind with lies and manipulation. This is the same tactic they used when pushing for the war in Iraq. This is the same tactic parents use on toddlers. Are you really that stupid to not see how you have been fooled? If you fall into this category, you should think of yourself as a kid being fooled by adult idiots and liars.
     
    Most of the participants of these tea parties are mad as Hell, but they have been fooled into blaming Obama and the Democratic Party for the mess America finds itself in, when the blame lies with Washington. All these events serve to do is to continue the illusion of a two-party system. As long as the Washington mafia persists, America’s future will be very dark.
     
    Most Americans not only have very short memories, they simply aren’t that bright. But this hasn’t always been the case. America’s pathetic K-12 educational system has been designed to dumb the masses down because stupid people are much easier to control than intelligent, informed minds.
     
    Do you really believe the world’s most costly educational system is incapable of achieving even reasonable performance scores? If so, I suppose you believe the nation that sent a man to the moon some 45 years ago is incapable of preventing illegal aliens from crossing the U.S. border. You had better start figuring these things out because you’re being played.  
     
    Go out and take a survey and you will see just how stupid Americans have become. Stand on the street corner and ask people who pass by if the can answer a few things taught in the 4th such as the multiplication table. You are likely to be shocked at the results.
     
    Contrary to what you might assume, Washington isn’t concerned about a highly uneducated domestic work force. They created a solution to deal with a nation of idiots. It’s called free trade. And corporate America loves it because it allows them to seek out the brightest minds on earth, offering them much lower wages and no benefits. It is just another mechanism by which to enslave the working-class while transferring their wealth to the elitists. The side-effect of this extortion is that some of this wealth is also redistributed to emerging markets. That, my friend explains the previous record 4.5 year record corporate profits up through 2006, as well as booming economies in Asia and Latin America. All of that wealth has been taken from working-class Americans. 
     
    Washington is most concerned with controlling a population that threatens to create social unrest when they learn how they have been screwed over the past few decades. Judging by the absence of any real protests over the real estate and banking fraud and theft of taxpayer dollars, I would say Washington feels pretty good about its progress.
     
    Along with a horrendous K-12 educational system, America’s media machine has turned the minds of most Americans into mush. They have partnered with Washington, Wall Street, and corporate America to execute their directives; directives that almost always create adverse consequences for your life.  
     
    It is truly a disgusting sight to behold, for it signals the definite and permanent collapse of the nation at the hands of the people; through their own ignorance.
     
    When it comes to intelligence and common sense, I have far greater respect for foreigners. Sadly, foreigners know more about what is really going on in America than Americans. Of course not everyone in America has the mind of a monkey. I’d say about 90-95% of all Americans are complete clueless. Some might say I’m being generous.
     
    It’s past time you wake up and smell the stench littered across America. Washington operates as a mafia. There is but one political party. The kingpins of the Washington mafia are the Federal Reserve and corporate America.
     
    They have fooled you into thinking there are two parties by debating issues that do not matter so much. And when they bring up issues that really matter, such as healthcare, both the democratic and republican solutions represent a victory for the industry. Yet, they have you believe this just isn’t so. I’m here to tell you that it is so.
     
    We have seen the same song and dance over and over again with virtually every industry, from energy to finance. It’s similar to the Gambino’s and Genevese’s going up against each other only for bragging rights. Regardless of the outcome, both mafia families win at the expense of their victims.
     
    Let me be clear. There will be NO REAL healthcare reform because healthcare lobbyists own Washington.  All you will see are illusions and glorious claims from Obama. He is merely the latest in a long stretch of puppet presidents whose strings are being pulled by elitists. While you cannot alter reality, it is the job of Washington and the media to alter your perception of reality. And they are doing a damn good job of it. 
     
    It’s time to get up off your lazy behind and do something. Show these manipulators you know their tricks. Email them. Call into their shows and ask them why they refuse to air experts with no agendas on issues they ramble about as if they are experts, like the economy and healthcare.
     
    Tell these lying manipulative scumbags you won’t fall for their tricks and lies anymore.
     
    Pull the plug on their broadcasts so they will lose advertising dollars. Call Washington and demand an end to lobbyists.
     
    Tell Obama to deliver what he promised – change – instead of lies.
     
    If you do not do these simple things, America is finished. Guaranteed.
     
     
     
    I’ll help get you started…
     
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