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Ideology – Washington scared, radicals prohibited.

Posted by Jesse on February 1, 2009

*Mainstream politics is empowered and promotes its own stimulus while the radicals remain on the fringe and marginalized more than ever. (Mainstream is not sustainable, by definition it is a trend. Radicals are principled.)

Here is a partial list of the definition of ideology:

  • political orientation: an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
  • An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. An ideology can be thought of as a comprehensive vision, as a way of looking at things (compare Weltanschauung), as in common sense (see Ideology in everyday society below) and several philosophical tendencies (see Political ideologies), or a set …
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideology
  • Doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group; The study of the origin and nature of ideas
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ideology
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Propaganda from the Middle of the Road [Fair.org]

When mainstream journalists tell me during debates that “our news doesn’t reflect bias of the left or the right,” I ask them if they therefore admit to reflecting bias of the center. Journalists react as if I’ve uttered an absurdity: “Bias of the center! What’s that?”

Washington is afraid of being framed.

In order to gain the publics favor, a populist message has to be presented, and with it, an image. That image, Obama tells the people, is “us”. “We” are the ones we have been waiting for. He is framing the issue, and that frame contains a mirror.

“We” know that the government is not representing “we” the people. The public wants change. Why else did Obama win?

While people ma interpret Obama’s message as empowering it is crucial to note the fallacy.

Audacity of Ideology (found at OpenLeft.com)

For the past two years, Barack Obama has made it hard for anyone to pin him down philosophically.

most of his references to ideology are disdainful and dismissive.

This idea of fostering a political agenda without ideology is confusing and dangerous. The impression becomes that law has the potential to change at will.  A law that can change in such ways is not law, but folly. Given that government has a monopoly on enforcement, it is imperative that ideology be known.

[Audacity of Ideology]:

Obama regularly offers three telltale notions that will define his presidency — if events allow him to define it himself: “sacrifice,” “grand bargain” and “sustainability.”


And there you have it. The selling points. These are Obama’s investments, banking on the intellect of the American people. Sacrifice is inevitable, so give it up. The grand bargain is what he is selling, and you have no choice but to buy it (sacrifice). And sustainability is the alleged final outcome. Of course, there is no contract and hence no guarantee. The only guarantee is that the people will pay.

When I turn on the news, or read articles, it seems obvious that people don’t even know what to expect from this administration or congress. They don’t even know what they are paying for!

No wonder so much time and money is being spent in the alleged attempt to induce confidence!

Washington is bankrupt financially and intellectually. So they throw around fake money to buy time to come up with an idea.

Meanwhile ….the people fight, and government gets fat n happy.



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US agents caught in car bombs. 1 million Iraqi Civilians dead since 2003

Posted by Jesse on March 9, 2008

From antiwar.com:

Unembedded reporter Dahr Jamail discusses the continuing quagmire in Iraq, how the “surge” was just to appease Americans and buy time, how the decline in murders is due to the ethnic cleansing being complete, U.S. support for Iraqi separatists, U.S. claims of Iranian meddling in Iraq while we have over 300,000 occupiers and possible consequences for U.S. troops in Iraq in the event of war with Iran.

Listen to the interview. (26:59)

In late 2003, Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself.

His dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource. He is now writing for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets. His reports have also been published with The Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the Independent to name just a few. Dahr’s dispatches and hard news stories have been translated into French, Polish, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Turkish. On radio as well as television, Dahr reports for Democracy Now!, the BBC, and numerous other stations around the globe. Dahr is also special correspondent for Flashpoints.

Dahr has spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country. In the MidEast, Dahr has also has reported from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Dahr uses the DahrJamailIraq.com website and his popular mailing list to disseminate his dispatches.

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