Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Don't Cry for Me, Kathleen Parker


Propagandist Kathleen Parker writes in today’s Washington Post about a new tv commercial being produced by the same old conservative propagandists that brought us the myth that was Ronald Reagan.

"In 1984, Americans were more optimistic about their future. Now, Americans feel uncertain and are deeply concerned about the direction of the country. . . .” she quotes from the new propaganda peice. Kathleen Parker isn’t quite blaming Obama. She’s just sad. Awww.


Here’s what I am sad about: Since Ronald Reagan came to office in 1981, we have had twenty years of Republican “leadership” in the White House and ten years under Democratic administration. In that period of time, this country has seen a steady loss of jobs, a steady decrease in income as compared to inflation and a steady shrinking of the middle class. Those things have wrought the destruction of the American Dream.

You want to talk about blame?

Let’s see…
Whose policies were so pro-business that they encouraged companies to hide their profits in off-shore accounts and relocate their factories elsewhere?

Which party encouraged the breaking up of unions which eventually contributed to joblessness and the lowering of the American wage?

Which President granted amnesty to illegal immigrants, in turn encouraging more to come and take American jobs?

Which party turned its head while American businesses courted more illegal immigrants to come to this country in order to continue to drive down the wage?

And what President, upon leaving office, took a one million dollar paycheck to stand before an audience in a foreign country and trashtalk the American worker?

Was it Keynesian economic policies that the majority Republican Congress enacted between the years of 1994 and 2000, or was it a new, neo-conservative, free market approach that undid all of the regulation and separations in the financial industry in this country that were put into place to protect the citizenry?




And then Parker dutifully repeats the latest Republican meme:

“Nevertheless, it is probably fair to say that Obama's ideas were too big for America's appetite. It would have been nice had he made a few incremental repairs to the economy and left the transformative events for a less stressful time.”
Yes, poor America. Obama cared more about his socialist agenda than he did about the country and its citizens.

More propaganda from the People For The Status Quo.

How fucked up are things in this country? Very. How much more fucked up can they get? VERY, VERY.

And who continues to benefit from the combined misery of the people of this country? Politicians, yes, but mostly the corporate ownership. Profits are rising again and the recession is over for them. While the rest of us wallow, the machine grows.

And Kathleen Parker is in no danger of becoming destitute tomorrow, unless she tells the truth. So, as a wise man said, “…And so it goes.”

If it is true what the pundits say, and Americans are so lacking in intelligence, knowledge, facts, evidence, and simple common sense that they vote Republicans back into office after the way they have slowly destroyed everything this country once was and once stood for, then woe be to the Republicans and the people of this nation. The Republican Party will bring us more of the elitist, rich-get-richer, trickle-down on the working man policies that have gotten us to where we are today and this nation will continue to suffer.

HOWEVER, if this Republican revolution does not occur, Democrats can take no satisfaction in knowing that their current policies are not innovative enough or progressive enough to turn anything around either. All the time in the world will not heal this economy without change in policy. True progressive economic policies, including more stimulus and a bottom-up approach that stops favoring the corporate/banking power structure and starts empowering true small business, especially manufacturing, is needed to turn this mess around. Obama and the Democrats haven’t brought these things to the table yet, and may missed their only chance.

Oh, and in case I didn't make it clear, if you want to know who is responsible for the mess that we are in -- I BLAME THE CONSERVATIVE POLICIES PUT IN PLACE BY WHOEVER ADVOCATED, WORKED TO ENACT AND ENACTED THEM FOR OUR CURRENT PLIGHT. THIS INCLUDES DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS AND SPINELESS PROPAGANDISTS THAT REPEAT THE MEMES AND MYTHS THAT CONTINUE TO LEAD US AWAY FROM SOLUTIONS AND CONTINUE TO BENEFIT THE WEALTHY AND POWERFUL.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

As if Demonrats are any better than Repugnicans. They're both just two heads of a corporate fascist party. Wake up.

If you voted for Osama Blackbush, and expected "hope and change" from a Chicago machine politician, then you're as stupid as Sarah Palin. Stop depending on cardboard cut-out crooks to fix your problems, and realize that THEY ARE THE DELIBERATE SOURCE OF YOUR PROBLEMS.

STOP VOTING!

ksliberal said...

I actually agree with you. But even if I didn't there is no reason for hostility or name-calling. I am not the best writer in the world, so perhaps my message was unclear.
To clarify, I blame both parties for the mess we are in, but the policies that are advocated by so-called conservatives are actually not conservative at all and are the cause of much of our woe. I understand perfectly well who they benefit, as I stated in my blog.

Tango daddy said...

The only one as stupid as Sarah Palin is the Anonymous comment to stop voting. The policies and performance put forth by the Obama administration have been more than compromised by the party of no. You cannot fix whats wrong in your democracy by ignoring your own common sense. And common sense tells me that I make less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year I better vote Democrat.
Voting is manditory in Australia. Oh and KS you may not be the best writer but your activism on the blog pages is what can keep this country informed and on track.

ksliberal said...

Tango Daddy, it's great to hear from you! I have been so busy both at work and at home that I haven't had a lot of time to blog. And I am more than mildly disappointed in the actions of the Democratic party since they came into the majority. I come across more and more people like Anonymous who chastise me for any sort of belief in the system, but seem to also have no solutions of their own. Stop voting, okay, but then what? (crickets) They offer no real solutions.

I can understand their frustration because I too believe that both parties are mere pawns for the wealthy and powerful, but what options does that leave us with? Surely they are not actively encouraging revolution? They never come right out and say so, that's for sure.

I hope things are wonderful in the Great White North and that things are going well with you and your family!

opit said...

ksliberal works in the system and perhaps is somewhat affected by the b.s. Despite that we've had enough back-and-forth to know expressing outrage has to respect the brainwashing that turns people off forthright declarations of the true state of the kleptocracy if their attention is to be caught long enough to 'take the red pill.'

ksliberal said...

opit,

I'm not really sure what you mean when you say that I work in the system. Or when you say that I am "mildly affected by the b.s." I have a job, like everyone else. It sometimes gives me the opportunity to hear things that go on behind the scenes, but my position is not one of power or authority.
I am, like everyone else, more than mildly affected by the things that go on in this country. This blog is my opportunity to rant about it, that is all. I am tired of the machine that the wealthy and powerful have built and its effect on my quality of life. I am just as tired of the unquestioning nature of the American people and their seeming inability to learn anything from the past and/or to keep their attention focused long enough to know what is going on around them.