Carmel Voice: Word Is -- July 2006
January 1, 1970Word Is:
Information is the life blood of democracy. If we lose trust in the news, how can citizens possibly make informed decisions at the polls? Says Mat Holland of True Majority
Some TV stations air “news segments” that look like everyday journalism but that are actually produced by the federal government or large corporations and are designed to promote a political position or product. True Majority wants us to know it’s fake news.
Worse than that, can we count on the editors of television and print news media to investigate sources outside our own country to GET the actual picture? When the U. S. Department of State refused to accept Iran’s compromise and let the Russians with the UN lead inspections, where was the news on that? The BBC and London Times printed that. Where are the English? In Iraq with us. Why don’t they lie to cover up the shift in power? We’d never seen the human character better defined since all our studies or experiences with Germany’s Third Reich or since Stalin’s Russia through the Cold War, and with North Korea. It’s no longer Propaganda, but fake news.
The editors play into the administration. Newspapers curry favor with the head of state and all under the threat of patriotism. They’re afraid they’ll loose patronage, and perhaps their wire services compromised. If the Administration gets the idea that there are news sources outside of the ‘prescribed’ ones, there may be internal repercussions from (drum roll) Homeland Security.
The questions begin re-orienting the details. They gather their sources and thin out external news coverage. The State Department issues ultimatums completely unrelated to the communique made public from Tehran. Together, both the Administration and the Department of State bend their interest from trust to suspicion. Our instincts are manipulated to cover the board. The Big Board. And the focus of trust is no longer with the U.S. – but don’t tell.
When, the expression was once compromise, the diplomacy became control, over control over political correctness. Nobody says to Condaleeza Rice, “Hey, Babe! Who’s in control with respect to Tehran?” Most of us want to hear, ‘Peace!’ However, no man dare put words in the woman’s mouth but our President. Anyway, the expression is fake it, who can SEE Tehran wants to shift control out of the United States. Moreover, she got marching orders with the job from ‘the man.’ The ‘Babe’ has to set the record straight. Or is it a crooked set?
Fake it. We don’t want to loose control over ANY part of the Middle East. It’s not in the favor of US Oilmen, nor our Administration’s friends in the Saudi government.
“What’s still holding up the cost of oil?” We ask, yet all that seems in those answers shows acts already seen by the men and companies of Texas before the Bushman took office. Though, the long range plan put in place by the men who ran the oil fields was preserve the reserves. Bear in mind, those reserves are drilled and drawn under American wage control. Ruled by the American banks without such dominance since the Banking interests of the 1930's. Is there any wonder Banks can no longer issue money?
What happened to price controls? There’s a need for oil to make the world work, why not control the price by government regulation? Oh, but maybe lest’s control drug profits, too. There’s life and death controls that REALLY MATTER. For, once there are controls to help us all stay healthy, we can SEE the gasoline price controls are healthy, too! I mean, our Republican legislature must be sick not to see the controls are held by a chimp, or chump and that the plane is flying sideways.
Word is, our Secretary of State is wasting our time with her diplomacy on the Tehran issue. I mean, who wants to pay, in the interest of keeping fossil fuels from gaining near four dollars a gallon, when the prices in Europe have always been near to five dollars a gallon? French newspapers tell the tale; and Italian news tells about Russia taking over the new wave diplomacy. Fairness. It’s the man’s plan to crook the shank and misdirect understanding. The woman has to make it up to the foreign powers by sticking her head in the sand and not letting on that she knows Tehran wants to shift the power. Or is it the woman who’s suspicious that Iran communique has an inner meaning, and knowing all about the Da Vinci code and the Bushman who figured it all out – got his staff all to read it. No, you can’t trust . . . Iran?
The idea of changing power focus calls for Fake News. Don’t let on we know. If the public could think for ourselves, the elections would shift power without our Administrations’ control. Hey! In the next go-round, maybe there’ll be another President of the United States. Do you think?
Congress wants to change the voting rights. Maybe they will and not let us know!
Where else do we go with this? I say to anybody who cares: I read the news from other countries, national, and international controversy in everything but our local news. Same tune, sung in a different key in all US newspapers. Bushman makes the policies, girls arrange the table afterwards and they say Secretary Rice shows how affirmative action will work. Affirm this, affirm that. That it Condie? What else will she fake for . . . her man?
We have a chairwoman, a congresswoman, a chairperson, a congressperson; but looking at the voting record we don’t have the Zigfield Follies, we have a Looney Tune playing against mirrors. Shift the focus and make it real with fake news. It’s entertaining to see our woman Secretary of State shouting up wind. First woman head of State who might save us some money, losing all those friends and obligations.
Word is: It’s fake news hiding the fact that power is shifting away from the United States.
Maybe the deal is to give them less in foreign aid? With an administration in Washington, D.C. whose leadership has their heads in the sand -- looking for oil? -- and with a woman in charge we can blame the men. It’s like, say on foreign policy with a woman Secretary of State do what we tell you . . . say it’s the man in control, LEAST BLAME GEORGE W. BUSH. He won’t know the difference. There’s the Fake in the news.
We hide the global power shift with Fake News. What about a president, who’s a girl? What about a real President of these United States?
(Steve Shapiro from the Monterey Peninsula almost 40 years authored “Carmel - A Timeless Place.”)