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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Junk Politics

This is a well-assembled excerpt from a speech given by John Pilger, Australian journalist and documentary film-maker:

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It is more important than ever that the people wake up to the manipulation and deception created by the false left versus right political paradigm.

Obama's betrayal of those principles held dear by the ideological left is no different from Bush's betrayals of the principles of his conservative constituency while creating prescription drug bureaucracies and furthering federal control of education through No Child Left Behind. Clinton engaged in similar betrayal when he sold the American worker and the American manufacturing base down the river to Mexico when NAFTA was codified into law.

Americans must wake up and realize that the only paradigm that matters, the only dichotomy that has ever mattered when measuring an individual against his or her society is this: freedom versus servitude.

We need to stop blindly supporting the false two-party establishment. It has been used as a lever of control by the banking and corporate elite as a means of creating the illusion of choice while invariably steering us towards global serfdom.


"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a formal and more permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and response in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later, the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purpose of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty." ~George Washington, 1796