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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
A Rant
If you still believed in the myth of "liberal media bias", before this past week, I hope you now know that it no longer exists. What has been all over your media for the past week would not be covered like it has been if the liberals were in running the media. So let's refer to it how it should be referred to as the "so called liberal media" (SICILIAN) or religious conservative media bias. There are no liberals on TV anymore. Name one. Chris Matthews, please. Every show is hosted by someone who would not claim the moniker of liberal and most are conservative. You're lucky to even get a liberal on as a guest. Robert Reich, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Al Franken or someone like that are what you'll get as a liberal guests. Other than that you're stuck with some ex/former/once-Democratic Party operative/consultant/once-had-a-friend-that-was-a-Democrat to try and tell you what they think the liberal point of view is. If the media was liberal they would call him thrice admonished by the House Ethics Committee Tom DeLay whenever his picture came up. They would introduce him as pro-torture Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. They would call him the first in 100 years to gain office without winning the popular vote George W. Bush. So you see the media would be much, much different if it was liberal. There would be people talking about universal health care, the crisis in Medicare, paying workers a living wage, all the good that Social Security has done, etc. So you see the media isn't liberal. Here is what you might see if the media was liberal, The Undoing of America, Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.

Sidney Blumenthal, A confederacy of shamans
The politics of piety were transparently masked by Republicans attempting to make capital over the fate of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman who has been locked in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years and whose feeding tube was ordered to be removed by a Florida state judge at the request of her husband.
Juan Cole, The Schiavo Case and the Islamization of the Republican Party
The cynical use by the US Republican Party of the Terri Schiavo case repeats, whether deliberately or accidentally, the tactics of Muslim fundamentalists and theocrats in places like Egypt and Pakistan. These tactics involve a disturbing tendency to make private, intimate decisions matters of public interest and then to bring the courts and the legislature to bear on them. President George W. Bush and Republican congressional leaders like Tom Delay have taken us one step closer to theocracy on the Muslim Brotherhood model.



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