I spent very little time watching election coverage last night. Thank heaven for internet updates. What little I did watch left me royally
This was not the CBS of Murrow, Cronkite and Rather. Excuse me guys, The president has 303 electoral votes and will probably end up with the twenty nine from
when the dust settles. Al Gore won the popular vote back in 2000 but winning
the electoral vote was interpreted as a “mandate” to turn the country upside
down. ABC and NBC weren’t much better.
The governor of
is lamenting that the Republicans didn't do a very good job of appealing to
women and minorities. Governor, your message came through loud and clear. Akin,
Mourdock, some doofus from Georgia,
several Republican controlled state legislatures and the party platform
delivered the party message for women loud and clear. The comments on several
on line stories prove that years of the Republican mantra that all minorities
are on welfare, all minorities are lazy moochers and those who aren’t moochers
are gang bangers, drug addicts and crooks has come through loud and clear.
Some of the reading I’ve been doing has me wondering if the likes of Limbaugh, Beck and the rest are just hacks or worse. They spread the message of American ultra nationalism while their corporate masters are doing their best to erase national borders. At least where there money is concerned and the pursuit of an agenda where are resources from land and water to seeds and our DNA are privatized and sold to the highest bidder.
We need an honest discussion of WHY there was a huge influx of illegal immigrants into this country right after NAFTA went into effect. Most of these people were farmers. Could it be they were forced off the land in
Mexico because the new rules
allowed the US
to dump bushels of taxpayer subsidized corn into the Mexican markets driving
prices below what the locals needed for their crops? Funny how getting rid of
subsidies for corn and soybeans are never on the “let’s get rid of that” table.
Could it be that crop dumping is part of our foreign policy in support of
So, the reading list is taller than ever. I’m going to do my best to make it shorter and pass on the results. I’ll have to reread
. Not so much because of the
people trained by the School of the School of Assassins America’s but the several decades
of foreign policy it supported. It’s
very, very scary and they’re bringing it home to the good old USA. If too
many citizens in our country resemble citizens of the third world it won’t be
president’s fault. It’ll be the results of several decades of the corporate
military supported agenda.