Breaking News, Presidents Lie, People Die - Time for the Revolution

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Sometimes when I begin my day I'll turn on the computer and check the headlines on CNN prior to checking out my favorite internet "alternative" news sites and blogs. I don't watch television news and think those that do should be ashamed of themselves, but I do try to keep up on the primary false narratives, lies, and misdirections the oligarchy's corporate media tell us on a daily basis.

Last week when I opened CNN, the first five articles were about how Trump, the cough, cough, fuck I have to say it, "president", was a liar. One was about how he'd lied over 3000 times in four hundred plus days, another about how his base doesn't fucking care, etc.

Of course we (ahem) all know that the oligarchy owned corporate media operates primarily to fuck with our heads, because the oligarchy is not our friend, so I had to wonder why the already brainwashed citizenry was being presented with such a front line theme regarding Trump lying.

Like, Trump lies, the sun sets in the west, so what?

I don't know, we can chalk it up to some part of the oligarchy attacking another part of the oligarchy (Trump), or dirty tricks from part of the democratic party controllers, or whatever. It doesn't matter.

It's just more of the same bullshit we hear week to week, month to month, year to year, to keep the game rolling and the conversation directed away from reality. Those of us that know the deal know that none of this shit matters. We already know what we need to know. We know what we need to do. All this soap opera bullshit does is keep prolonging or preventing "us" from doing what we need to do.

Isn't that clear?

Relative to Trump lying, I had to laugh at the daily morning theme on CNN. I remember writing an essay calling Obama the "Best Liar in the History of the World", or something like that. I can't remember the title or exactly what I wrote, but I'm sure I was exasperated at how Obama could stand in front of the crowds and TV cameras looking all self assured and confident and lie his ass off. The dude could sell lies so well he won the Nobel peace prize before he even became president. In fact I remember some people charting the number of lies Obama would tell in a speech, something like ten per minute wasn't unordinary. Yet he had people praising the Lord and wiping tears at his fake fucking words.

That's what they all do, not like it's a new thing. Now in the political world however, it's evolved from a quasi science/art practice (i.e., Edward Bernays) to an almost unconscious allegiance to group think, like animals who migrate thousands of miles to have a baby. It is the duty of a politician to lie, it's normal, if you don't lie you simply can't play in the game.

That's the political system we have today, one filled with lies as expected and normal as a millionaire congressional representative. It's not going to get better. It can't because it has been written. The only answer is to end the game and start a new one.

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Wink's picture

Airplane! Volunteers (revolution)!

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-1.9) All about building progressive media.

Big Al's picture

@Wink Get up, stand up.

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snoopydawg's picture

And it's usually some piece of tabloid garbage on what Trump said or did or is going to do. Then I go to my favorite alternative websites to see what the POS article was trying to distract me from. During Trump's first 100 days it was from what the republicans were doing behind the scenes. And boy, they were dismantling most of Obama's last minute legislation that he passed on his way out the door that hadn't gone into effect yet. But of course they were great things that made him finally look like the president we thought we were going to get. Little did people know that they had/ were not going for months or even years. And of course the media wasn't telling us about that.

"That's the political system we have today, one filled with lies or propaganda.

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Big Al's picture

@snoopydawg I guess I'd equate working for the MSM like working for the military industrial complex. Maybe worse depending on the journalist involved.
Clearly, that's one of the biggest problems to overcome relative to a revolution - the monopoly by the oligarchy on the media.

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janis b's picture

@Big Al

I would wish, as you do, to limit the power of the media, and to take the money and time involved in campaigning/selling oneself, out.

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janis b's picture

@janis b

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Wink's picture

mode, so as you
@Big Al
canvas for your favorite local candidate or two, handing out campaign literature, hand out your own 3x5 blank "index cards" with your first name and email addy, and... "we are a local group of people for government reform. want more info? email me at... "
Your local candidate canvassing will give you the "cover" to hand out the 3x5s. And show the person at the door your 3x5, don't just mix it in with the campaign lit. "by the way, we're working on this, too... (show the 3x5 card)... we can use all the help we can get... "
I was invited to a Dylan Ratigan event earlier tonight (Thur.), along with a dozen others, and while we are out there hitting the campaign trail we'll be flashing the 3x5s too.

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-1.9) All about building progressive media.

WoodsDweller's picture

Well you know,
We all want to change the world

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The lesser evil is still evil. Vote your conscience, not your fear.

janis b's picture

So much so that maybe many are hopelessly conditioned to a constant debilitating fix. The tragedy is that there are so many whose lives are truly dramatically compromised because of this fixation.

Anyway, there’s always music …

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snoopydawg's picture

@janis b

I rode with my uncle today and he is addicted to Rachel Maddow because of her coverage of Russia Gate and everything bad about Trump. He spends the time between Rachel's shows on Facebook where he posts articles that show Trump in a bad light. Guess where he gets those articles? On main stream news sites. I tried showing him how they are spreading propaganda, but he will not listen to me. It's not worth alienating him over it though. He's so far down the rabbit hole I wonder if I should drop carrots down it.

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Governments exist preeminently to maximize the profits, resources and the power of the wealthy

janis b's picture

@snoopydawg

if I should drop carrots down it."

This is my first "LOL".

Your uncle sounds like the perfect example, even if they're loveable.

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@janis b My work colleague comes into work late almost everyday because he sits & watches MSNBC. I know no one who isn't either a raving Hillbot or Trumpster. Pretty isolating.

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Peace out. Let's be radicals together on twitter. I'm at @Beddy63.

Wink's picture

and pretty good band!
@WIProgressive
look for a Follow from @wink1radio

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-1.9) All about building progressive media.

@Wink 10 Years After. I love it when classic rock stations rediscover it and they get play.

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Peace out. Let's be radicals together on twitter. I'm at @Beddy63.

The Liberal Moonbat's picture

@snoopydawg From the sound of your anecdote about your uncle, MSNBC has literally become just like FOX News in terms of what it's doing to viewers.

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@The Liberal Moonbat Snoops uncle sounds just like my mother only she was a RWNJ and listened to a daily barrage of RWNJ radio. She used to not only listen to Limpdick but tape his shows so that she could listen to them while falling asleep. My sister and I knew we would never get through to her and with that form of sleep learning it wasn't worth trying many days. But I did argue with my mother relentlessly, just could not help but beat my head against that wall. At the end, she was maybe starting to get some of it but it didn't matter by then, the damage had been done. I am very glad she is not alive now, I would be yelling at her daily over these Repuke assholes doing what they're doing. But I do know that if there is someplace where she sees what's now going on, she's laughing her ass off at my outright hatred of Democrats.

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snoopydawg's picture

@lizzyh7

"But I do know that if there is someplace where she sees what's now going on, she's laughing her ass off at my outright hatred of Democrats."

Oh well, you are not alone in this.

Smile

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@The Liberal Moonbat

MSDNC has become new Fox snews with its audience acting just like their viewers. This is why propaganda is so dangerous. It works even on people who don't think that it would on them. I have started taking a different approach to news stories. I first ask myself why was it written, who is the target audience and does this have any effect on my life? I think I'm seeing through most of it, but who knows? Propaganda crops up on even the most suspicious of us. One thing I do though is read more than one article on the topic. But do my trusted sites have their own agenda?

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The Liberal Moonbat's picture

That is to say, a "counterrevolution" to the "Reagan Counterrevolution" that got us here.

Bring back the New Deal, the global moral standards set at Nuremberg, the Dr. King agenda, the Clinton-era national security system (say what you will, Bill was able to handle Timothy McVeigh WITHOUT resorting to Orwellian measures), and quite consequentially, the Dr. Spock ethos ("Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do"), and I'll be satisfied.

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The revolution ain't comin' 'cause it's too busy looking at facebook to be honest. Nothing changed even after they admit to using mass psychology as a weapon against their own users. Their users just kept clicking, so if you are not on facebook forget it.

It's like standing outside an enormous castle and yelling at the stone walls. Revolution or else! lol Or else what?

"If you build it, they will come." Magical thinking is all I got. Some young clerk at the store thinks I'm great bitching about war and the death merchants, and always using cash, and just being a regular every day radical about everything. Finally! But all others in town look at facebook and think I'm just coo-coo luddite granny. There are so few people who even think for themselves, I wish it were more.

peace

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How good is it?

omg ru kidding
so very broken

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detroitmechworks's picture

The next war.

Trump may end up being our Romulus Augustulus.

After Him, a lot of people will claim to be the President. For a Long Time.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

EdMass's picture

Really?

Sometimes when I begin my day I'll turn on the computer and check the headlines on CNN prior to checking out my favorite internet "alternative" news sites and blogs.

CNN is your go to?

Oh my.

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"I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you"

Alvin Lee - Ten Years After

Stop the War!

Strife Delivery's picture

Trump is a con man yes, but he is terrible at it. People see through it, save for his rabid base.

Obama, however, is probably one of the best con men the world has seen in the last 50 years. So many lies and crimes, but people still fawn over him.

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CS in AZ's picture

@Strife Delivery

Barack Obama conned me for a long time. For way too long. I see through it now, of course, and it kind of makes my head spin to realize what a brazen liar he was. Is.

I sincerely bow to all of you who saw it all along.

I thought I was better at spotting liars and con artists. Like John Edwards, for instance, he always struck me as a used car salesman type, I just knew in my gut that he was a phony from day one. But somehow, Obama still got to me. To this day I feel stupid sometimes for ever believing in him. Then I had to go around one more time, with Bernie... a last dance at the big political masquerade ball.

Now I’ve become radicalized. A militant nonbeliever in all political preachers and sales people. Better late than never, I suppose.

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QMS's picture

@CS in AZ cause scrub was so bad. Ended up just more shit on a stick.

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