The headline should have the word “Embracing” in place of “Ignoring.”
We are bamboozled, over and over again.
The latest example: Trump.
Not to mention Obama retaining Dubya’s “defense” secretary, appointing pro-war operatives on top of appointing GMO cartel operatives ready to extort farmers around the globe after the US military secured the respective regions.
Those of us who observed Murka since the Kennedy years have seen through the serial fake news that the media labeled the “government’s credibility gap” during the LBJ years, and understand why Trump’s fake news accusations resonate with his base. Unfortunately, Trump fails to mention that he and the GOP’s faux news network originate more fake news than all other sources combined.
Lots of guilt to spread around but I am most pissed at liberals, who ignored Obama launching the Libya war on the anniversary of Iraq, who also expanded the Afghanistan war, who quadrupled drone strikes, and who whacked an old man in Pakistan, allegedly OBL, & threw him to the sharks, gangland style.
Liberals should have rejected Obama in 2012, but instead, they lionized & re-elected them.
And now every liberal I know has a boner for Putin, drinking CIA/NSA Kool Aid like it’s cheap beer at a frat party…
I’m pissed at liberals because they pretend they are smarter than conservatives!
The way I look at it is as a gradient that has an occasional positive blip but is mostly overwhelmingly downhill. Starting in 1980 with Reagan. Ronald Reagan created entire new norms for what was “accepted as presidential” and what was not. When any questions came up, there were offered up explanations: his mandate (?), we are in new times, or maybe “he is bringing his Hollywood style” to the office. (He had none, but that filled in gaps many an idiot’s mind).
Bill Clinton. Not much to say. Definitely no elevation of the office, except for some members of the first cabinet, like Robert Reich.
Oh, and I forgot “Poppy” Bush. Embarrassing. Ineffectual. Lying every single minute of the debates with Clinton. Left being disliked.
Which leads to W. Installed illegally by the Supreme Court. By and large, millions of Americans definition of the worst individual in the presidency in at least a hundred years. Including millions of Republicans.
Yet, in the light of the casino grifter, W. is now up in the polls. As I stated, it’s a gradient. And we may never reach bottom, actually, who knows. But the game has long been up. It was over in 1980 when an idiot with a nothing education and a nothing life was somehow preferred over a brilliant nuclear engineer with lots going for him (and his wife, who was interested in mental illness in the U.S., not BEING mental illness as interior decorator to outdo Raisa Gorbachev). Guess what won out? If you guessed stupidity at least you have one brain cell left.
The Warcrime commited against the peoples of Libya, was justified in part by refering to reports by Amnesty International as to the sacle of crimes being committed by the Government of Libya against the people.
As it turned out the bulk of those reports of “massive human right abuses” was fabricated and Amnesty International played its role in ensuring it was seen as truthful.
Today Amnesty International is being cited again as far as alleged abuses in Syria go, this leading to calls for more US Intervention in that country. These NGO’s which may have been founded on principles we might all support have been co-opted .
Great article Mr Bunch. It is almost impossible to find its like on the MSM.
The US electorate can be grouped into three categories. There are those who actively supported the war crimes by voting for people who had committed, or promised to commit, those crimes; they are the majority. Almost all the rest tacitly supported the war criminals by not voting against them. The smallest category, by far, are those who voted against the war criminals by voting for candidates who were openly antiwar.
Also, preemptive war is a war crime. Another nation did not attack us.
Conservatives now control both houses of the congress and the presidency. Do you now think that with the current government things are going swimmingly? And is “grab 'em by the pussy” Trump, who seems to have screwed every model he could get his hands on, is a paragon of virtue?
Yeah we have been Bushwhacked. Living kingpin Poppy in on all of it at the highest levels. Are they wheeling around a live person there? From Prescott the Bush banker financing Hitler in WW2, possibly a US Senator also, to Poppy who begat Shrub, Jeb and the rest of the only slightly lesser con Bushes. Bandar Bush anyone. But Shrub Bush is a special nutcase void of even a drop of empathy for mankind. Twin evil Dick Cheneys sockpuppet is a wretched criminal. I would spit on all Bush graves.
“All engineered by the powerful to subvert the will of the voting public.”
Doodle, they’re not liberals. Liberals don’t do such shit.
Yes, RELENTLESS public brainwashing, 24/7/365, with special emphasis on the anniversary of the bright and shining lie that is 9/11
The public perception is manipulated and polished largely by way of endless false flag operations. Fear-mongering raised to the level of an art form.
We should always ask for data. In the case of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack Obama, who is reported to have commented, to his aids, about his prowess in killing people, there is ample data about his drone killing, his support for tortuous forced feeding of people he illegally held in detention without trial, and his support for the overthrow of Ghaddafi. Here is some:
Then there’s the Obama’s support for the overthrow of Ghaddafi:
Thanks very much and I agree data is good if it is available. There are some instances where things are all lumped together and are biased in a way that limits our ability to see the whole picture. For instance your post reminds me of the transition from black sites to the use of drone warfare and you can’t see that with isolated facts. Thanks again.
No one wants to believe that their leaders (of any party) would be complicit, and thus, no one does.
But reading the available information, it is difficult to conclude that there wasn’t complicity.
Not everyone keeps score the same way and I see little harm in asking for an explanation,
Growing up in the 60s, we were told in school books the Soviet Union news agency Tass and the leading newspaper Pravda were full of lies from the Soviet government; now, I don’t remember moving to the Soviet Union but I live in a country where our media also publishes government lies. The entire premise of our foreign policy and domestic regulations are built on the lie of 911. So until you remove that scab of disinformation, any discussion of policy at home or abroad borders on the absurd.
MSNBC recently compared the students today with a young passionate articulate John Kerry testifying before Congress. What they failed to do was to replay the debates between John Kerry and George Bush - they both made a passionate appeal to the voting public that ran something like this "I can kill more terrorists quicker and deader than then next guy. " There were few of us who called out that tragic foolish appeal to the basest and most racist prejudice of the American Public. Bush deserves criticism, should have been tried and convicted in courts of law, but he did not act alone. The Democratic Party bears significant responsibility - they also represented their corporate handlers interests, and the media rose to present propaganda stories which kept truth way below the national conversation. Obama spoke in language of change, hope, democratic ideals - but few of his policies made significant impact for the better. His accomplishment of “health care”, was a victory for corporate profit. Never did Obama or the Democratic party allow actual discussion of health care - only the circus debates on profits - exclusion - and costs. Our system is badly broken - its time for elected representatives to be representing the people - and funded by people not corporations. For real change - no more band-aids on fatal wounds.