How long will it take for the average American to understand that they are being snookered by the “divide and conquer” tactics of the Rupert Murdock, Glen Beck, Wall Street Journal, FOX News, Rush Limbaugh rightists? These dangerous revisionists are playing a very serious game with the future of this country. They have orchestrated their “Theater of the Absurd” with their lead characters, namely Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Rudy Giuliani, the Paul Twins, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich. Has any one really paid attention to what these puppets and fraud say? Gingrich the oldest and most worn out of these front people for the social engineers of the right, is the biggest fraud of the bunch. Just read about this pseudo-intellectual’s so-called books in last week’s NY Times Magazine section. He’s a fraud and always has been. The others deserve absolutely no comment. No one in their right mind could regard these clowns as anything but either tools of others, exploiters or self-delusional dolts.
But, what of the Wall Street Journal, the Bible of the “Plutocratic Right” and their hypocritical drumbeat over spending, big government and deficits. Where were their concern when it came to Reagan and Bush I and II’s spending and their irresponsible tax cuts for the rich? As to their new owner, Rupert Murdock, maybe the world has caught up to his web of lies, deceit, sensationalism and criminality. But just listen to his pal the “law and order” guru, Rudy Giuliani: This was reported this morning on CNN, “Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is urging observers not to rush to judgment about mogul Rupert Murdoch over the alleged hacking scandal embroiling his News Corp. media empire. ‘Give people the presumption of innocence,’ Giuliani told CNN’s Candy Crowley in New Hampshire on Thursday. ‘I think that just how high up it goes is a big question and one we shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions about.’ Murdoch and Giuliani are longtime friends. Murdoch attended the former mayor’s wedding in 2003, and endorsed him in the 1993 mayoral race. Also, a law and lobbying firm in which Giuliani is partner received $100,000 in lobbying fees from News Corp. in 2005, according to congressional disclosure filings.” What else is new? What hypocrisy! This is the guy who wanted Bernard Kerik to be running the Homeland Security Department. Too bad he’s in jail.
Thie Wall Street Journal is an institution that rants about “law and order,” decency, the rights of privacy, the abuse of government, and the “bleeding heart” socialism of the Democrats. This is the editorial staff that decries America’s safety nets. This is the cabal that trashes organized labor, this is the organized business lobby that believes that health care coverage is not a right of all people, but should be earned by paying through the proverbial nose. In other words, for the Murdock-FOX News conglomerate, being poor is the greatest crime. What is their real objective? Is it really jobs and growth, or is it a roll back of all the gains that the Progressive Era, the Square Deal, the New Freedom, the New Deal, the Great Society gave the average person? No let’s go back to even before the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890. Let’s go back to the interlocking directorates, the trusts, the monopolies, the price-rigging and the fraudulent Wall Street bubbles. Let’s get rid of wages and hours, minimum wage and child labor laws! Let’s dump the Federal Reserve like the Rand Twins propose. Let’s get rid of FDIC and free the banks to do what they wish. Why not? But why stop at all of that? Let’s go back to the “poor house,” and Social Darwinism. Isn’t America a frontier society, built on the idea of “survival of the fittest?”
The choice is clear, do we trot blindly down the “Yellow Brick” road path that the right-wing proposes of bread, circus, material, racism, and celebrity, or do we still fight for a society that provides access to opportunity, equal justice for all, and the vision of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights.