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The calm before the storm

Republican Propaganda machine maybe running into problems. Although used successfully in recent elections, there may be cracks in the armor of the very institutions that assisted Republicans in their efforts to assume control of most facets of politics in America.  Using this continually growing machine, Republicans gained control of almost every level of United States political offices.

After two scathing defeats by a Black Politician from Illinois named Obama, Republicans knew they had to come up with a different tactic to as they say, take back their White House.  Eventually a light went off in their heads and they decided to take advantage of a readily available Propaganda machine-namely Fox New Network (FNN) and Conservative Talk Radio (CTR).  Many Talking heads on these outlets, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Ingram, etc., threw out the welcome mat to Republicans. Conservative politicians knew they had found a cheap and nation-wide avenue to get out their message.  Talking heads knew they had found a new source of revenue, namely new sponsors, willing to spend big bucks to show their support for the conservative cause.

Listen as CTR and FNN folks go about the business of influencing voters. They appeal to the lack of well thought out reasoning by their listeners. To them, sound logic and reasoning is beyond the reach of most of their listeners and all they have to do is appeal to their passions and compulsions.  One of their most used avenue into the minds of most of their listeners is to introduce fear into their minds.  Appeals to their concern for a safe living environment and an adequate income works wonders.  There are other avenues into the minds of people. Listens as CTR and FNN talk about how the US is view in other Countries. They say other Countries have lost their fear of America, and this equates to a lack of our supremacy and ability to rule.  They say America has lost its recognition as the dominate Nation in the World. They say this is also a lack of respect for US military power.

It is amazing how easily CTR and FNN take advantage of the fears of Americans. A classic example of this is how they convinced their listeners that the US should be afraid of Iran because they are trying to develop a Nuclear weapon. Mind you, they do not have one yet, just trying to produce one. They say the same thing about North Korea. Meanwhile, the US has 6970 Nukes, with over 1700 operational. Russia has a few more operational nukes than the US. They are supposed to be our sworn enemy. Why are we not afraid of an attack from Russia?

Conservative Talk Radio and Fox News Network has convinced their listeners that things got worse including the banking industry, unemployment, home foreclosures, Stock market etc.   after Obama took office. Never mind statistics and facts that prove otherwise in most instances.  Talking heads know they are on to something and are playing it to the hilt.

They may have gone overboard with their continued effort to support Donald Trump.  Entirely too many situations exist where they cannot put a positive spin on the negatives coming out of the White House.  The White House and most Republicans are trying their best to control the news regarding what has and is taking place in the Trump White House. How successful they are is questionable.

CTR and FNN help get the US in to its current predicament.  They must be held accountable for their assistance in misleading the American people. They are just as culpable as the politicians they help put in office. They knew much of what they represented on the air were outright lies and Americans were knowingly deceived.

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February 16, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Donald Trump ascension to the top

Many people are scratching their heads and wondering how Trump came to power and eventually became President of The United States. His ascension to power has certainly been oversimplified.  One must go back in history to see something comparable to what took place in the 2016 elections. In recent history, Germany is a classic example of what can happen if certain situations exist and an efficient and well-funded propaganda machine is in effect. Germany lost WWI. The loss alone was a bitter pill to swallow for many Germans. The terms under which Germany agreed to end the war virtually destroyed the German economy and left it in shambles and disarray.

One does not have to dig too deeply to see similarities between Hitler and Trump ascension to power. Both took advantage of some of the same situations. For instance,   Today there is clearly a clash between the haves and have not in America as it was in Germany. Trump suggest that America has lost its power and influence in the world. Hitler said the same thing about Germany. Trump says American politicians are not effective and he is going to drain the swamp. Hitler felt those in power were spineless and Germany had totally lost its influence in the world. Trump says the same thing about America. He says trades deals made by America were to the disadvantage of America, and he was going to renegotiate them.  Trump says he will put programs in place that appeases both political parties. He pledged to get rid of laws that causes confusion and unnecessary costs to businesses, especially small ones. A virtually non-functioning Congress was another situation that Trump and his advisors took advantage of, as did Hitler when he observed the chaos in the National Socialist Party.  Trump also had Fox News and Conservative Talk Radio at his disposal as storm troopers. These Propaganda Machines main job was to keep any form of togetherness between The Right and Left at bay.

One thing is noticeably different between Hitler and Trump coming to power.  Hitler did not have an effective propaganda mechanism in place when he began his ascension to power. He had to create one. Trump did not have to create a propaganda machine, thanks to Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) and Fox Finance Network (FFN.)  One America News (OAN) is a relatively new Conservative Cable Propaganda Television station, and is a welcome addition to Right Wing Propaganda apparatus. Factor in the Salem Broadcasting network and the many radio station that carry Fox programing, including sports and one can see how Trump’s message gained such wild appeal. Talking heads Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Cunningham, Ingram, Cain, Medved, Miller and other lesser- known blowhards repeated the Trump message 24 hours per day. No media outlets with left wing leanings could compete with Right Wing programming.  Hitler eventually had the same advantage. Deutschalensender Reichs-Rundfunk Gesellchaft came on the scene. Established in 1933 and eventually taken over by the Nazi Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda with direct control of all broadcasting in Germany.

Cox owns Atlanta radio station WSB. Cox also owns Kiss 104.1 NS and THE Atlanta journal Constitution newspaper. WSB is a powerful AM station designated as a Clear Channel Station,   at times, can be heard in Midwestern and East Coast states, especially at night. WSB transmits with 50.000 watts of non-directional power. This is the highest AM power permitted by the Federal Communications Commission.  WSB radio station is an affiliate of Fox News Radio. What you have here is a very effective, efficient and well-oiled and funded Right Wing Propaganda machine. As with Deutschalensender Reichs-Rundfunk Gesellchaft, this  station tosses in a mixture of other genres. However, its main agenda is a platform for Conservative Talk Radio (CTR.)

The Trump administration tries to control much of what comes over the news, and has had some success by labeling anything they disagree with as Fake news. Why do you think Trump and his people are telling most news Outlets to shut up? Of course, Fox and other Right leaning outlets were not told the same thing.

February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics | Leave a comment

Trump’s Propaganda Machine

When one listens to WSB Radio Station in Atlanta GA, much of the programming dredges up memories of The Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft (RRG) (Reich Broadcasting Corporation.) In keeping with the philosophy of RRG, this station puts a mixture of other genres in its programming. There are some sports, News and a scattering of other interests. However the main thrust of this station is to push the agenda of the Conservative Party. From Herman Cain early in the morning, to a dose of Sean Hannity, with Rush Limbaugh thrown in for good measure. Clark Howard, whose program is aimed at helping the consumer, gets some airtime in the evening.

If you listen to the people calling this station and talking to Cain, Limbaugh and Hannity, you have to have some sympathy for the listeners. The degree to which they are taken advantage of is pathetic and demands some recourse. The philosophy of these Conservative Talking Heads, take a page right out of Mein Kampf. The Author of Mein Kampf had this advice for those wishing to impose their will on a segment of a population.

All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those toward whom it intends to direct itself.

Pay attention to WSB Radio listeners of as express their anger at what they feel has happened to them during the Obama Administration. They talk about how much worse this nation has gotten in eight years. No matter what undeniable facts are explained to them, that refutes their position, they outwardly refuse to change what they think, and become angrier each passing day. Someone had this to say regarding people getting angry. May have been Thomas Mann.

We are most likely to get angry and excited in our opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position, and are inwardly tempted to take the other side.

Radio Station WSB has knowingly or unknowingly contributed to the anger of its audience by its choice of programming. The stuff it sells through its Conservative Talking Heads, unwittingly contributes to the anger of its listeners. The stuff sells; so do Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine and other life destroying drugs. Just because something sells does not mean it is good for the purchaser.

WSB Radio Station sponsors contribute to the anger spouted off daily on its station. The owner of this station and media outlets whose programming mirrors it is fully aware of the damage it causes. However, if one is of the mindset is that if it sells at a profit, it must be good for the consumer, there is little incentive to change its programming.

Listen as callers to this station lament and rant about how much they have learned listening to Conservative Radio Talking heads. These listeners see this station as an educational outlet. Nothing is further from the truth. Herman Kane says buy my books. Sean Hannity says buy my books. Rush Limbaugh says buy my books. Each one of them gained handsomely from the sale of their books. I dare say those buying these books are less informed when they finish reading them, because what they read in no way help them to become better educated. G M. Trevelyan penned the following. Education ….has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading

The debate over the merits of Television and radio, especially in the political arena will continue for years to come. The advent of the Internet and the many ways it can be utilized, is another factor in the equation. Why- because three competing interests are involved. Edward R. Murrow penned the following. Unless we get off of our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late. The same logic applies to Conservative Talk Radio.

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President Elect Donald Trump, using Conservative Talk Radio as well as other Social Media outlets was able to paint a picture of himself that got him a huge following and votes.

President Harry must have had Donald Trump in mind when he coined the following. A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.
Kudos to Donald Trump and his camp for using a well oiled Propaganda Machine!

December 28, 2016 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Bring me my Back Pain meds

Oh my aching back

Here we go again? Rush Limbaugh must be back on his Back Pain Medicine. Another stupid declaration by brain-dead Rush Limbaugh. Rush claims Hurricane Matthew is nothing but a ploy by those he refers to as Liberals to justify their claims about Global Warming. I would say just forget it, if he did not have so many listeners that believe every word he says. These loyal followers have never considered not supporting and believing him, even when it was a known fact that he was under the influence of drugs. He is more than likely still using his drug of choice or something stronger, given his latest rants.

Rush Limbaugh is a very dangerous talking head and has been for a very long time. I began to take notice of what he was spouting many years ago. At first it was amusing-then not so amusing-finally not amusing at all. He came to the realization that there was a herd of people in the US who would believe anything he said as long as it had a Right Wing political slant. In addition, he knew there were many people eager to believe anything negative he said about Liberals and the Democratic Party. They have made him a very rich man at the expense of civil discourse in politics in the US.

He really got going when Bill Clinton became President of the United States and has been on a Tear Down the Democrats crusade every since, no matter the collateral damage. His almost uninterrupted divisive rhetoric was welcomed by many of the Conservative persuasion and continues today. Of course, Limbaugh, never one to turn down a dollar, even if it meant selling his soul and destroying civil discourse in the United States, keeps up his banter about the destructive nature of the Democratic Party and its followers.

Republican Lawmakers at all levels of government saw Limbaugh and other like henchmen as attack dogs. Attack Dogs they could use to say nasty things about those bad old liberal/Democrats. Limbaugh, whose persuasive power with the Republican Party and hardline conservatives has waned somewhat, with Hannity quickly filling the void. Many loyal Limbaugh listeners still see him as the leader of this attack dog pack and refer to him as  TheTalk Master. Sean Hannity, along with the help of Fox News Network continues to try and dethrone Limbaugh.

Think for a minute, Limbaugh and his henchmen tried to influence the Bill Clinton election. They tried to prevent the election of President Obama in 2008 and 2012. They failed miserably. Failing to take down Obama, they immediately went to work in 2012 tearing down Hillary Clinton. For four years they have been on a crusade to destroy Hillary Clinton. Unless something dramatic happens in the next 30 days, they will again fail.

By spending so much capital including time tearing down the Democratic nominee, little time was spent, developing and venting a viable Republican candidate for President. I suppose the thinking was, given the picture painted of the Democratic nominee, any chosen Republican can beat her.

Limbaugh and his cronies, including Fox, made Donald Trump. It is akin to catching a Rattle Snake. Sometime it is easier to catch it than turning it loose. One can never be sure whom the snake will bite once its head is released. He along with the likes of Drudge proves once and for all that they could care less about the well-being of the people of this Nation.

October 10, 2016 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How low can you go

No fool like an old fool

I use to believe the adage that says, “There is no fool like an old fool.” It is time to rethink this saying. Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report latest retort regarding the severity of Hurricane Matthew should cause any right thinking individual to come to the conclusion that there are far worse fools than Old fools. Some thinkers, including astute Chinese Philosopher Confucius put it this way” He who knows not, and knows not, that he knows not, is a fool.” Drudge’s latest assertion has created a whole new definition o the word Fool. Why? Because of the way he continues to arrive at foolish conclusions and broadcast them as facts. He is a very dangerous man because of how he gets his foolish thoughts and logic on the airways. His latest assertions about the severity of Hurricane Matthews defy logic

Many people who listen to Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) have total faith in what the likes of Drudge, Hannity, Limbaugh and other Conservative blowhards say. People make decisions, including how to respond to hurricanes based on what they hear coming from these outlets.

Drudge’s assertions about the severity of Hurricane Matthews may have cost lives. . What he said and to whom he said it to put many lives in danger. How many people, believing what Drudge said, decided to hunker down and ride out the storm, rather than relocate to safer locations?

Is the loss of over 900 lives and total destruction of several communities in Haiti an indication of the severity of Hurricane Matthew? Is the continued  loss of life in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina an indication of the severity of Hurricane Matthew? Are the billions of dollars necessary to rebuild and recover affected areas an indication of the severity? An estimate of over 30 billion-dollar payout by insurance companies maybe too low.

To Matt Drudge. You have sunk lower than I ever imagined. There was no rhyme or reason for you to put people lives in harms way just to get listeners and line your pockets with gains gotten at the expense of said folks.

Sunday, October 9, 16

October 10, 2016 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cry Baby Sean Hannity

 

I am not one to wish this thing called bad luck on anyone. However, where Sean Hannity is concerned, I make an exception. This man, with his mike and mouth has caused irreparable damage to our political system. He has increased the wedge between people, by continually using wealth or lack of as a wedge issue. He loves to play the it’s us against the rest of them game. He love to play the government is going to take our gun game(second amendment)

He continually berate and lambast all who he says are of the liberal persuasion. He has made liberal a dirty word.  His use of this strategy has made his a very rich man with a substantial following. His audience has not help the situation. They have made him into what he really isn’t. Showering him with unfettered and unending accolades has caused him to think that that he deserves recognition and an avenue into the political process. They have told him that he can walk on water for so long that he believes he can actually walk on water People call him a great American. Great doing what? Would America be worse off if Hannity and his programs went away tomorrow? I know most of us need our plumbers and mechanics much more than we need him. It is said talk is cheap. He has cheapened it even more.

Listen as he brags about giving a presidential candidate advice about how to run his campaign. I will give him credit; he has this propaganda thing down to a science. Himmler, Hitler’s propaganda person would be proud of the job Hannity is doing. To his listeners and dedicated followers; how and why have so many of you arrived at the conclusion that Hannity is so much smarter and better informed than you ? Through what methodology did you arrive at the conclusion that you can trust that everything he says is factual? Why have you allowed Hannity do the thinking for you for so long?

Hannity and many of his followers say America has lost the dictatorial powers that it once had. He appears to feel that America has some right to tell people all over the rest of the world how to act. I am unsure who gave America this authority. If one listen closely to what he says; it is easy to arrive at the conclusion that he feels the only thing necessary to keep and maintain this power, is the power of the bomb. This is why he is always talking about rebuilding our military might. Wonder why he never talks about what it cost to literally run the whole world from the shores of the United States.

Hannity devotees, for once, open your minds and see the person Hannity really is. He is but a guy that saw a weakness in some people and figured out how to take advantage of it. He takes advantage of the fears of people-fears of threats, real and imagined. This would be a much better nation if he took his ill-gotten riches and slowly rode away into the sunset.

 

Wednesday, August 31, 16

September 1, 2016 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Donald Trump playing his trump card

 

Donald Trump is currently, the front-runner for the Republican Party selection to become President of the United States. Millions of Americans continue to be amazed at the amount of support he is getting from a vast assortment of people. What is it about his behavior, tone of voice and overall message that is so appealing to so many people?

For starters as Plato said in the Republic: many people admire his coolness and dexterity, as he appears to be unaffected by a barrage of attacks leveled at him by opponents. Some see this as a sign of strength. Others like his arrogance and down in the gutter manner of speech and choice of words.

When Donald Trump initially threw his hat into the political arena (seeking office of the President of the United States) few took him seriously. He probably didn’t see himself being a serious candidate. Lo and behold, at some point, his run for the office took on new meaning and he and his handlers realized he was beginning to develop a huge following.

So what is happening to Trump? Plato makes it plain; there are some whom the applause of the multitude has deluded into the belief that they are really statesmen, and these are not much to be admired. Plato continues: When a man cannot measure, and a great many others cannot measure declare that he is four cubits high, can he help believing what they say? Trump is being transformed into what he thinks he is by the rhetoric he is exposed to daily.

The huge following Trump has and the masses he gets at his rallies gives him the illusion that he is the man for the job of President of the United States. The ability to gather huge crowds does not necessarily translate to the ability run a Nation. Many people see Trump’s wealth as a sign of power. This may be so from a capitalistic point of view. (Buying power.) However, as Plutarch, Greek Historian and Philosopher explained: men long for immortality, to which no flesh can attain, and for power, for the most part in the hands of fortune while they give virtue, the only divine excellence of which we are capable, the last place in their scheme of values. But here they show themselves fools, since a life that is spent in the midst of power and great fortune and authority still needs justice to make it divine, (great) for injustice renders it merely brutish. (Insensitive, cruel, inhumane)

Thus far, most of what Trump followers hear at rallies is shallow opinions at best. Half-truths and outright lies are part of his message. It is obvious that some love to hear him berate people with his caustic rhetoric and pay little attention to what he says about how he intends to run the Country.

I heard a talk show caller suggest that Trump was not who he wished to become President. However, if Trump won, he could select a Vice President who would run and win in 2020 and 2024. He felt with the right people in his office, he would not do irreparable harm to the Country. Imagine that logic. Win, no matter the consequences. Donald Trump, like many other politicians are preying on the fears of people. He is using the sky is falling rhetoric, and it is working. This kind of rhetoric is effective because entirely too many people do not take the time to do their own research into matters that are very important to them and this nation. For instance, why do many people believe that Iran wants a nuclear weapon so it can nuke the United States? If we are afraid of one, nuke, surely Iran has a valid reason to be afraid of our thousands of nukes. The same logic goes for North Korea.

It is probably a stretch to say that the Republican Party created the ideology of Trump. However, it did create an environment in which he feels he can comfortably spout his inflammatory, thinly disguised, and caustic views without concerns for his views causing problems for his selection for the Republican candidate for president of these United States of America. .

Trump is doing what is called holding his cards close to his chest. It is difficult to ascertain if he is bluffing or has a good hand. Certainly in the Primary election, he appears to have a good hand and is playing it well. On the other hand, there are times when it is clear that he is bluffing. He knows how to play with the minds of the uninformed. He knows those infatuated with his rhetoric and ways of presenting his argument and position on several fronts, assures him of a large following, which equates to large voter support. So many people have bought into his lies about how he intends to change things. They are blinded by the way he behaves anytime he is given an opportunity to speak. Those mesmerized by his rhetoric seem to have forgotten about this thing called truth. Frances Bacon, English Philosopher and Statesman had this to say. The idols (obsession-ideas) and false notions which are now in possession of the human understanding have taken deep root therein, not only to beset men’s minds that truth can hardly find entrance, but even after entrance obtained, they will in the very instauration (restoration) of the sciences (knowledge) meet and trouble us, unless men being forewarned of the danger fortify themselves as far as may be against their assaults. What is it about Trump’s presentation that makes it so irresistible to so many people? Why are they so willing to take trump’s words as truthful statements? Is it as Bacon says? Truth will have a difficult time penetrating the minds and hearts of these folks. And even after truth is discovered, they will still blindly follow Trump.

 

2 May 2016

May 3, 2016 Posted by | Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Raised on Rush

The Donald Trump ascension to the top of the Republican platform for President of these United States continues to create anxiety and confuse many  people. Many who say they support Trump are not quite sure if it is his message that draws them to him or his presentation.

Take a minute and look at what Americans have been subjected to, for many years by Rush Limbaugh and an assortment of Conservative talking heads. Those who listen to these folks on a regular basis have been brain-washed to the point that entirely too many of them have lost the ability to think for themselves.

When I hear someone call in and admit that they have been listening to the same talk shows for many years, a light goes off in my head.   How should someone be expected to behave and think when he/she willingly and eagerly feed from the trough filled with the swill from these talking heads, day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year?

I listen as callers pour out their hearts to these talking heads; telling them how difficult life is for them. Most claim to have all kinds of problems, especially financial. Of course, talking heads, including Rush Limbaugh, without a moment’s hesitation, explains to them why they are having difficulties. I have yet to hear one of the callers ask one of these talking heads how they have managed to do so well, in the same environment they profess to be so bad.

Although most Talking Heads have different way of making their appeal and presentation to their audiences, the messages are usually the same-blame most if not all of the problems of this Nation on the Liberal establishment. The thing called fear works very well. For instance, they have convinced their listeners that if Iran gets a nuclear weapon, they will use it to attack America. The United States has thousands of Nuclear weapons. Common sense suggest that just maybe Iran is not foolish enough to take on our thousands with one nuke. Talking heads have convinced their listeners that corporate tax rate is what has driven US Corporations overseas. They tell their listeners what the tax rate is, but neglect to tell them at what rate they actually pay (effective tax rate.) I am sure this is not a deliberate omission of facts.

Take your pick; Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill Cunningham, Mark Levin, Savage, Herman Cain, Glen Beck and other light weight, less recognizable talking heads. They all tell the same story and use the same tactics-mostly fear. Lets us not forget what comes at listeners, almost 24 hours a day on Fox.

Trump’s ascension to the top has these Talking Heads in a pickle. Trump has actually divided them, and they are unsure how to handle it. At some point, there will certainly be more open warfare between these folk. Look what happened between Trump and Fox. It is unclear who backed down. Fox and Megan most likely were forced to eat crow and bow down to Trump. Look at what is happening between the Republican old guard and Trump. Trump appears unwilling to go along just to get along. This is all new to the Republican Party.

How this situation will eventually pan out is very uncertain.. However, Talking Heads will continue to fight for control of the minds and thoughts of their listeners. As voters look to replace the old guard of the Republican Party, they should devote some time and energy to finding new sources of information.

 

May 3, 2016 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Save me a seat at the table

 

I continue to be amused as I observe Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) and now Fox Business Network (FBN) jockey for the position of Trump’s favorite so called news outlet. Talk about sucking up to an individual. I know Trump salivates each time he sees these folks literally down on their knees and begging him not to forget them and the favors they are now doing for him during this election cycle. Megan Kelly and Roger Aisles were at odds with Trump until his numbers went up in the polls and his delegate count did likewise. It is uncertain at this time, who waved the white flag. Knowing Trump when it comes to backing down from a position, I would say Fox caved in.

There was certainly a time when most of the above mentioned so called news outlet, were for the most part railing against Trump and figured he did not have a chance of becoming the Republican nominee. Wrong just as they were wrong about Obama becoming President of these United States. How many times can they get it wrong?

As we get ever closer to the Republican Convention in Cleveland Ohio in June of this year, many people including the talking head of the Republican Party and their CTR, FNN, and FBN flunkies are scratching their heads and wondering how and why this thing has gotten so messy and uncertain. I am wondering when some if not all of these talking heads will find a way to blame their problems and situations on President Obama and Liberals.

Of course, much of what is happening can be laid squarely at the feet of CTR, FNN and FBN. Republican Office holders must share a lot of the responsibility for what is taking place. They were constantly running to these outlets and mouthing off, mostly about how bad President Obama had made it since taking office. According to all of them, nothing has improved since George Bush left office. Funny that not one of them is willing to say “ Let us put things back the way they were when Obama took office. “

Some would say, many people would not benefit, no matter which Political Party is in office, especially those of the middle and lower income class. I suppose it is akin to where and how the poison is dispensed and who dispenses it.

Here is where CTR, FNN and FBN have really poisoned the well and made civil discussion impossible about the have and have not, rich and poor, workers and jobless, and the list goes on and continues to grow. To these outlets, everything is just a game with the winners taking all. Any conversation about more people sharing in the wealth of this nation is berated and disavowed by these folks. Their listeners buy into this, no matter that their wealth continues to wane and will eventually be wiped out. One of their favorite dividers is called income/wealth redistribution. Another one is over-taxing the rich. Never mind clear indications and fact that the rich continues to get richer, while at the same time the middle class and lower income people become poorer.

A lot of political power lies in the middle class. It common knowledge, or should be, that most people in the middle-class are white. They are the ones who are finally tired of seeing their wealth and buying power on a down hill spiral. Many things taking place in the United Stated have negatively impacted them to the point where they are saying, we will not take it anymore, and are willing to do whatever to right the ship.

I am certain there will come a day when they will realize that CTR, FNN and FBN has never had their best interest in mind and they have been nothing but pawns for these outlets for many years and election cycles.

The middle Class apparent selection to take on the Establishment is questionable. However, if not him, who? People are just looking for change. They were looking for change when they elected Obama. I hope whom ever is elected will make changes that will make life better for all, instead of just make change for the sake of change.

What impacts will CTR, FNN and FBN have on the eventual outcome of the election; will they be singled out as some of the main causes of the caustic, inflammatory and devise political discourse that permeates the halls of Congress? Or will they be giving a free pass to continue to do business as usual, playing one side against the other.

The Republican Party is finally waking up to the fact that these outlets can be very cruel, and take no prisoners. Having tired of picking on Liberals, they have turned their attack dogs of who or what were once their favorite people. Plain and simple, they see no need to seek favoritism and buddies from some Conservatives, and are willing to take their chances with new faces and ideas, especially Trump and his followers.

Where are Dick Morris, Ann Coulter, Bill Crystal, Carl Rowe and other so-called spokespersons for Conservatives? These outlets have used them up and they are looking for a new crop of flunkies and water-carriers.

Conservative Talk Radio, Fox News Network and Fox Business Network are doing everything in their power to get on the good side of Trump, just in case he becomes President of these United States

May 3, 2016 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution | Leave a comment

Conservative Propaganda Machine

Conservative Propaganda Machine

Beating the drums of war

Does the United States of America have too many little Joseph Goebbels and Otto Dietrich in its midst?  Are there similarities in what is taking place in the US and what took place in Germany in years leading up to and during the Second World War? Listening to Fox News Network (FNN) and Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) is analogous to listening to an oral version of the German newspapers Voelkischer Beobachter and Der Angriff during the Hitler years.  Who are the talking heads on CTR and FNN who constantly try to drum up another war?  To make matters worse, these folks were clamoring for the US to invade North Korea and or Iran, while the US was already in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I am reminded of a statement Abraham Lincoln made way back in 1848 when he was a congressman. He had this to say about President James Polk. Trusting to escape scrutiny, by fixing the public gaze upon the exceedingly brightness of military glory-that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood-that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy-he plunged into war.  

Entirely too Americans do not realize how far reaching and destructive Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network have become. Both propaganda machines are utilizing many of the tactics employed by Adolph Hitler and his right hand men Joseph Goebbels and Otto Dietrich.  It would behoove each American to turn on their radio and do a little AM surfing. It is amazing how many stations are affiliated with Fox and carry much of its programming. FNN and CTR are now making inroads into the FM radio band. The airwaves are being hijacked by both propaganda machines.

Notice the similarities. Both started slowly yet methodically, as did the German propaganda machine. The AM band is now almost totally saturated with Fox News Network and Conservative Talk Radio propaganda 24 hours a day. Radio station WSB, in the Atlanta area, once carried the Neil Boortz program live from 8:30am to 1:00pm, Monday thru Friday. This same program was then rebroadcasted at night and on weekends.  Imagine an audience being subjected to almost nonstop propaganda.  Goebbels and his propaganda machine would be proud of the fact that radio station WSB and Neil Boortz are proudly carrying on the tradition of incendiary and hateful German style propaganda.  After all, Boortz is a proud German name and Neil Boortz proudly and loudly boast of his heritage and makes the most of it. 

Mr. Boortz realized a long time ago how effective talk radio, if presented correctly, could be in shaping the thinking and actions of a considerable number of Americans. His exposure to the history of Hitler’s propaganda machine has certainly shaped his approach to this thing called propaganda. Listening to this man ranting and raving and trying his best to overtly bring down the Obama Administration, one has to see a bit of Joseph Goebbels in him.  He is on a mission and seems willing to say anything to get people to see things his way.  He is also very intolerant of criticism, no matter how constructive.  As with the German propaganda apparatus, Boortz is offended when someone view conflicts with his and will quickly begin to insult and question the mental capacity of most who dares disagree with him.

Mr. Boortz brags about the number of years he has been in Conservative Radio. Can you imagine how much propaganda has been spewed and inhaled by his listeners? A steady diet of Boortz propaganda is sure to influence those whose beliefs mirror his.  Even those who do totally agree with him, will eventually bend under the weight of his incessant ranting and raving and diatribes filled with outlandish and hate strewn propaganda. As with the German press during the Hitler years, some people do not completely trust WSB and Neil Boortz.  However, a steady diet of unrelenting lies, half-truths and distortions does in time change some people minds.

Now we have the Conservative propaganda machine beating the war drums in an attempt to drum up support for an invasion of Iran and North Korea.  Dr. William Bennett, a talk show host suggested that America had lost Iraq because the US ended the war. He seem to suggest we, the United States once owned Iraq. It was obvious that he has no problem with the continued drain on US wealth and the lives of its young people put in harms way in unwinnable and unnecessary wars. It is amazing how many talking heads on both outlets, which have not shed one ounce of blood, and are unwilling to do so, continually clamor for war.  These same folks are even unwilling to support the wars they clamor for with tax dollars.  Oh no, do not raise taxes on the very people who have no problem sending other people relatives off to die in some far-away land.

Is it possible that talking heads on these outlets have no idea what real war is like and shape their opinion and love for it based on what they see in old John Wayne movies? William Tecumseh Sherman had it right when he made this solemn statement. I am sick and tired of war. Its glory is moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.

December 30, 2011 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Results of war, Uncategorized | Leave a comment