Foreclosures in the U.S. continue on at a record rate. Home equity is at its lowest point since 1947. Weekly new jobless claims came in at 427,000. A record deficit. A record debt. A country in the deepest depression it has experienced since its inception. So what is the number one news story in the United States? Anthony Weiner says he will not resign as more of his colleagues call for him to do so.
In case you have been living under a rock in Siberia and haven’t heard, I will let you in on what’s going on. Congressman Anthony Weiner photo-texted a picture of his wiener to six women and then denied he did so. I have to believe that the folks at CNN, NSNBC, and FOX are making sacrifices to the propaganda gods in thanks for Congressman Weiner’s indiscretions, as it is literally impossible to fill a 24 hour news cycle with a single story about a mother who may or may not have killed her child.
Though the Casey Anthony trial and the death of a child is certainly tragic, it is by no means unique in these morally corrupt United States. You can always count on an over emphasis on a tragic every day event when the country is going to hell in a hand basket.
The institutionalized news system of the United States however, has passed its apex. It is a dying entity being replaced by the internet. The fact is who would have ever paid that five or ten cents for a national newspaper if they could have looked at the issues of interest from a local level with the push of a button.
The mainstream propaganda has become so mechanical that anyone who considers it as even slightly credible and within the realms of reality is a fool. They will tell you Mitt Romney is within a few percentage points of Barack Obama in a hypothetical that discounts every other candidate and three fourths of the population. This is meaningless nonsense nothing more than a sequence of sound bites designed to provoke a response in only the most moronic of minds.
Out on the streets the majority of the people discussing the 2012 election already have Ron Paul sitting in the White House. The propagandists are failing and they know it, hence the third story making the news today.
Things are out of control in Syria and Yemen and something needs to be done. However, to invade Syria like we invaded Libya would be a war in proxy with Iran. The implications seem clear. If the people are just going to refuse to remain stupefied within the false left-right paradigm and continue to demand the heads of the corporate elite who stole their $28 trillion, I guess they are going to have to get us into a real war starting in Iran and spreading into Pakistan.
Once the war is established we will be informed that “Oopsie daisy, our government made another boo-boo” and the fact is all those countries in the Middle East and North Africa, where we have been supporting the rebellions, are now actually under the control of the dreaded Al Qaida and in reality we are in a full scale war with all of the people of the Middle East, that is of course accept for our most important ally, Israel.
Pakistan has by itself a population of 170 million and they do have a nuclear arsenal. This is where things are going to get out of hand, which will cause China and Russia to have a legitimate stake in getting in on the action. Yes, I do believe that it is starting to look like the international corporate mafia’s only way out is to get a billion of us to kill one another in another war to end all wars.
For you 99ers out there who lose control of your bodily functions and curl up into the fetal position when I do not address you directly in my daily article, here you go. President Obama did say he will be considering legislation for unemployment extensions like that he considered before the big tax cuts for the top 2% as a negotiating point in the upcoming debt ceiling debate. It will of course provide no relief for the 99ers but is relevant to the issue of unemployment.
And of course it is insignificant in comparison to World War III in reference to potential effects on the average 99ers’ life. But if it makes some of you feel good I guess I’ve done my service for the day.
We are united and as such we can only hope that we survive long enough to elect Ron Paul in 2012.
God bless this Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.