So, given the recent Mass. defeat for democrats, one is again reminded how Fox, Rush, and the rest of the right wing media serves as a mouthpiece for large corporations, who actively promote those slogans which will most appeal to the basest fears and paranoia of ‘heartland folk’, thus ensuring that the corporate .01% now enjoy the backing of over 50% of the populace, even though republican policies have in the last decade been the principal cause of
a) declining living standards in the US
b) a greater gap between rich and poor
c) greater violence and paranoia in the US
d) horrific work hours, gestapo-like supervision, high job stress, and high job insecurity for the great majority,
e) general increased misery for the vast majority of the populace
This is because 51% percent of the populace (or more) continues to swallow the following arguments (I’m sure you can come up with more)….
1. All government intervention is socialism. (more…)