Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Monday, August 23, 2004
The article below does a very good job of laying out what the SBLFB campaign is all about. It is about muddying the waters and dragging the debate down to a lower, shall we say base, level. Like a childish fight; did not, did to. This type of fight turns off voters and makes everyone think that both candidates are alike and will use anything for their own gain. This type of campaigning has traditionally driven turn out down and we all know which party wants lower turn out. That is what the highlighted sentence below makes clear. It's amazing that the American people are going to gall for Bush-Style Politics, Again.

BusinessWeek on the Swift Boat Liars for Bush
Flinging the Foul Mud of Vietnam
The purpose of the attacks against Kerry, however, isn't to get at the truth. It's a media campaign, with TV ads intended to create a vague, negative impression where none existed. The people behind the ads know that by any realistic assessment of the facts, Kerry has a major advantage over Bush when it comes to their respective military records. They want to muddy the waters to reduce Kerry's advantage. It's amazing that such bald-faced tactics can gain any traction with voters.



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