As many of my readers know my education and professional background is in radio broadcasting, from there I went on in to working the music and concert promotions end of the entertainment business. What many people aren’t aware of is that in the mid-80′s the radio industry began to get gobbled up and monopolized by corporations like Clear Channel Communications, which changed the entire atmosphere and the way in which the industry ran. These coporations also lobbied Congress for dergulation that served to eliminate “fair and balanced” programming that prevented stations like Fox News from existing because it required stations to provide UNBIASED balanced views.
For instance, if you have a Rush Limbaugh on in the morning talking conservative politics you must offer up someone like Randi Rhodes with an opposing, progressive viewpoint in the afternoon so that viewers get a balanced perspective on what’s happening in politics. Instead now we have right wing nuttery dominating the airwaves in 90% of the stations across the country, you’ll have Rush Limbaugh on four or five stations at the same time in one small market! And not one progressive talk station to offer the community some kind of balance, so that now unless people like myself actually know to seek out these stations in markets like Seattle with KTPK that stream live online – they are stuck listening to right wing propaganda. Nothing less than outright lies aimed at manipulating people to vote against their own best interests. Rush, Hannity, Beck and the rest are all paid millions and millions of dollars a year to lie to you, and they do it laughing all the way to the bank. It’s sickening to watch how easily people are manipulated.
If you think all talk radio is the same, well you obviously haven’t listened to Progressive Talk radio which is only carried on about 10% of that talk radio stations because virtually the entire media is owned by right wing neo-conservatives that have an agenda to turn America into a third world nation while they court with China, India, Russia and Brazil for the new targeted consumer groups. America’s all washed up as far as these transnational corporations are concerned.
Wake up America and start getting your news about politics from sources who are working for you, not against you. In the last 3-4 years Progressive talk radio has taught me more about politics and what’s REALLY going on “behind the scenes” that any other information source. Norman Goldman at normangoldman.com is a lawyer turned talk show host, he knows the law and he’s a better conservative than most right wingers – even though he’s a progressive. There’s Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Tho0m Hartman all who are progressive in their views and are also critical of what’s going on with Obama and the Democratic Party.
Which by the way is what I consider myself, a progressive. At the local level, the democratic party is where the real work gets done and there are still good people working for us. But, the National Democratic party has pretty much proved itself to be spineless and led by the nose of the corporations, Obama has been a huge disappointment. But, as bad as the Dem’s are they are not leading us down the same road to hell that the Republicans are. I’ve been attempting to point these things out and still get people who misunderstand my objective and think I’m picking on the voters of the right wing when I don’t think most of those people have a clue as to what’s going on and what the ultimate agenda is.
What I’m trying to do is expose their agenda to turn America into a third world country and that they could care less about the working class that they are destroying. Everything they accuse the left of doing is what they’ve been commiting, they work for corporations and are turning over our government to the corporations. Hello, that’s FASCISM!!!
Christ you people need to lay off the Koolaid and wake up, I’ll take a socialist government any day over fascist control. Socialism believes in taking care of the people by providing education, healthcare and even housing to see to it that the peoples basic needs are met. Because when you have a healthy, happy well educated society you have a highly productive citizenry that is educated and will work hard to support the nation. Fascism supports the corporations at the expense of the welfare of the people.
Which track is America on? Capitalism which has us on the towards fascism, so basically when we get the money out of politics we can fix the system. There’s nothing wrong with big government when it’s not corrupted, unfortunately over the last century the robber barons, the banksters and the corporate elite have had an agenda that’s finally coming to fruition with help form the nut bags on the right. And when I say “nutbags” I’m talking about the politicians – not ‘most’ of the voters becasuse most people are simply misinformed. They watch too much TV, listen to too much Fox News and have gotten reprogrammed by corrupted right wing media.
Government is a VERY complicated structure that the media uses two word soundbites to manipulate us with and get us to react on an emotional level that divides us from each other, it’s like poking us in the eye while they pick our pockets. All of us whether we’re democrats, liberals, republicans we all want basically same things in life but the politicians have divided us to make us think “the other guy did it, the immigrants, muslims, gays, teachers, unemployed etc” “they wrecked the economy…hate, hate Obama, hate, hate” It’s insane.
So here’s a bunch of links on information that will hopefully help people understand where the vitriol and lunacy on the right is coming from. And when I say “Republicon” I’m referring to the politicians, personally I feel people who still vote on the right are lost, they’re scared and unhappy with what they see from these whack jobs but they’ve been told for so long how awful Democrats or liberals are so basically they’re too confused, or scared of being associated the others to change. Listen, we all want the same things and when we drop the “labels that divide us” we aren’t any different.
BTW…someone asked me to post negative articles about Democrats and Liberals too, well when I come across a legitimate article I will. Most of the information written about the left wing is coming from right wing media or groups funded by the Koch Bros or people like Grover Norquist who have very little credibility, are biased in their views and definitely have a fascist agenda they’re working towards.
So anyway, without further ado. In an attempt to help people understand whats happening I’m going to begin posting links to information about current events, it would take too much time and bandwith space to post articles so I’ll pass on links from RandiRhodes.com homework page. You can take’em or leave’em, it’s up to you. Events unfolding in the current political arena will have far reaching impact on our lives and it’s important for us to have an awareness of what’s going on, that’s why politics are a part of 2012 The Awakening too. Thank you for your continued readership and support, I always look forward to your feedback…Much love, Annette
Friday, July 29, 2011
Ann Coulter: Let’s Default
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Chris Matthews vs Tea Party verbal diarrhea
Matthews and Dem caucus chair Rep. John Larson (D-CT)
Steve Rattner & Mike Barnicle: Economic terrorism frees senate GOP from ‘crazy’ Tea Party
Paul Ryan: ‘Let’s Pass A Bill To Cover The Moon With Yogurt’
Rep. Joe Walsh Defends Not Paying $117,000 In Child Support: ‘This Is Where Real America Is’
Bachmann: Questions about gay therapy are out of bounds