The rightwing media has been scaring the piss out of the American people for years now……..Obama is a secret Muslim….Obama is a socialist…..Obama wants to brainwash your kids….brainwashing ….now there is a good subject for a post…..Beck, Limbaugh, Huckabee, et al have been giving all kinds of scenarios….but brainwashing is my favorite…..
After all the scary stuff these whack jobs have been throwing at us….there is a new one that really scares me to no end……Newser is reporting on this scary scenario……
If you think Sesame Street is too left-wing, Glenn Beck agrees with you—and he’s offering an alternative on his Internet channel GBTV. Beck won’t be hosting Liberty Treehouse, which debuts Monday, but the hour-long show will share his channel’s conservative sensibilities, and won’t shy away from dealing with politics, Politico reports. Much of the show’s content resembles Nickelodeon fare, with segments on science and issues like bullying as well as a large block of children’s news. “Liberty Treehouse will not only entertain children and young adults, but it will respect them and their knowledge and passion for history, art, science and current events,” Beck says. Critics, however, say it’s hypocritical of Beck to move into children’s programming after all his ranting about progressives indoctrinating the young. “I imagine the show will be a sort of anti-Sesame Street, which Beck probably thinks is a socialist-Islamist plot concocted by Frances Fox Piven and the Ayatollah in the 1970s,” scoffs Alexander Zaitchik, author of Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance.
Can you just imagine the misinformation that will be taught to the young? These are impressionable minds and the stuff he will force feed them will last a lifetime and impact our society in more ways than we can imagine and NONE of them good…..so if you want scary….how is this?
I feel rejuvenated by the movement that is underfoot…..it makes me think of days gone by…the 60′s and 70′s…….it does my old radical good to see that all is NOT lost…that Americans, especially the young, still have the balls to face down the government in times of crisis…….
I want to give them some sage advice from the my days on the protest lines….first, recall back about 3 years ago and the original Tea Party….Ron Paul and his supporters were very local and very successful in their attacks on the staus quo……..and then because they were so successful the corporate think tanks and PACs began taking over the message and co-opted it into the extreme and sometimes racist group that is in the forefront now…..
I had been sitting in front of the PC trying to find the words and the method for me to issue my advice without sounding like some condescending asshole….I have been trying for a couple of weeks and each one of my drafts sounded more like a sermon than some good advice….but the internet to the rescue…..then I found an article written by Andrew Gavin Marshall…….
While I fully endorse the efforts and actions of the Occupy Wall Street protests, now emerging internationally, there are concerns which need to be addressed and kept in mind as the movement moves forward.The process through which a potentially powerful movement may be co-opted and controlled is slight and subtle. If Occupy Wall Street hopes to strive for the 99%, it must not submit to the 1%, in any capacity.
The Occupy movement must prevent what happened to the Tea Party movement to happen to it. Whatever ideological stance you may have, the Tea Party movement started as a grass roots movement, largely a result of anti-Federal Reserve protests. They were quickly co-opted with philanthropic money and political party endorsements.
For the Occupy Movement to build up and become a true force for change, it must avoid and reject the organizational and financial ‘contributions’ of institutions: be they political parties, non-profits, or philanthropic foundations. The efforts are subtle, but effective: they seek to organize, professionalize, and institutionalize a movement, push forward the issues they desire, which render the movement useless for true liberation, as these are among the very institutions the movement should be geared against.
Read his full article here……http://t.co/aMP56eTI
It is a very good piece and plenty for the OWS protesters to consider….Please do NOT let the “man” take over the movement….for when that happens we all will lose…..STAY STRONG…….STAY FOCUSED……STAY PEACEFUL…..and watch your backs!
The media is full of what I call “butt-in-skys” or some may call them “bleeding hearts”….these are the people in the media and elsewhere that seem to think that they know what is best for the people….and they would go to any lengths to have their wills be law……the most recent is Mika of Morning Joe on MSNBC…..she is on her high horse about obesity….she sees some sort of conspiracy behind every hamburger….her biggest bitch is the cost to health care….but if people live longer the chances of a more horrendous disease and deaths rises….I guess if I was making millions and had time to run and buy the best organics I might be a prude also……
But please! Stop it! Anytime government takes over our lives the sooner we lose all forms of free choice…..Mika’s thing is a sugar tax on sodas and such….but I will bet she will see the good in Denmarks new law….a Fat Tax!
An extra 39 cents on a pack of butter. Twelve cents on a bag of chips. Denmark has become the latest country to levy a “fat tax” (Hungary has a similar one), adding about $1.32 in cost per pound of saturated fat in any food that contains more than 2.3% saturated fat, reports the Guardian. The tax is expected to raise some $220 million a year and cut saturated fat consumption by close to 10%. The country already banned the use of trans fats in foods, back in 2004. Ironically, despite Danes’ reputation for being big fans of butter and bacon, the country is relatively slim, with a 10% obesity rate, well below the European average of 15% (not to mention the United States’ 33%). “All these things need to be looked at, but saturated fats have a higher calorie content than carbohydrates. I don’t think you can do everything all at once,” said a doctor who used to be chairman of a national obesity group.
I am sorry but the government inserting itself into my eating habits is bullsh*t! What’s next? A law telling us the benefit of eating straw? Think I joke?
The federal government wants to restrict schools from serving peas and corn to America’s schoolchildren. But that idea isn’t producing many ho-ho-hos in Minnesota, the No. 1 grower of the green peas and sweet corn that schools serve.In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed new rules aimed at boosting healthy foods in the school nutrition program. What raised eyebrows were the strict limits proposed for “starchy vegetables” – potatoes, peas, lima beans and corn.
Under USDA’s plan, a high school would be limited to serving one cup of “starchy vegetables” a week. That’s one meal’s worth.
So it is either straw or a piece of cardboard…..what is next on the list of “bad for you” foods?
In closing I would like to share something a friend sent me in an e-mail……
Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart problems than Americans…….
Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart problems than Americans…..
Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart problems than Americans…..
Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart problems than Americans…..
Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of fats and have fewer heart problems than Americans…..
Conclusion: Eat and drink what you want. Speaking English is apparently what…..KILLS YOU!