|BuzzFlash News Analysis|
May 4, 2006
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A Tale of Two Americas
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
We are living in two Americas now.
There is the Madison Avenue/Hollywood propaganda production of a presidency transmitted to Americans through transcribers (aka reporters) working for the corporate media that is in the tank with the White House.
Then there is the famous "reality-based" world of the people who are supposed to be running America: us.
In the reality-based world, the latest poll shows that only 30% of Americans approve of Bush's Iraqmire debacle. But the mainstream media still covers Iraq as if it could turn positive any minute, just as the White House and Don "Dementia" Rumsfeld dictate to them.
That's quite a gap between the fantasy world of the Busheviks and the "reality-based" world of the citizens who elect the American government.
The mainstream media is supposed to serve the interests of the national and local communities of America. But they don't. They represent the White House perspective, because the White House is the hand that feeds the financial interests of the corporate conglomerates. It's a business relationship.
The mainstream media giants use the same "K" Street lobbyists that Exxon/Mobil do. These so-called providers of news know that their bottom line is threatened with every truthful story about the Busheviks, because as the White House has shown many a time, they take no prisoners, just revenge.
Meanwhile, the Busheviks are marching us toward a partisan, politically-driven war with Iran, in which nuclear weapons may be used, using the same game plan as they did for Iraq. And the media plays deaf, dumb and mute for a second time.
Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld continue to act as if polls and public opinion don't matter. Bush has hit a record rock bottom in approval ratings, and he's off smirking and bike riding. It's as if the Busheviks feel the referees have been paid off (as in Bushevik judges sitting on the federal bench ready to rule in their favor on most issues) and the game is fixed. It doesn't matter what we think; they've got the power and they are not giving it up.
As Stephen Colbert observed in his brilliant April 29th Washington "Correspondents" Dinner remarks, "Now, I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in 'reality.' And reality has a well-known liberal bias."
Of course, they can only keep their power by cranking up the fear, a rally around the Commander-in-Chief war cry, stealing elections, and continuing to control Congress and the courts. And they've shown that they can accomplish this without any strong show of opposition from the Democrats on the Hill. So they have a right to be confident.
They are still in office, still making disastrous decisions, aren't they?
They look and act like people who plan to do just what they've been doing -- with the confidence that no one is going to try or is able to stop them.
Their threats against Iran are just warmed over rhetoric from the pre-Iraq War stage. These are predictable Machiavellis. They mean what they say; and they'll do whatever they have to do to stay in power.
As BuzzFlash has said before, from their perspective they ARE winning the Iraq War. They control the oil and they are building mega-permanent military bases in Iraq, as well as an embassy worthy of the British empire.
But the oil industry in Iraq has nearly been brought to a standstill, and if Bush attacks Iran (U.S. special forces and proxy militias are already allegedly operating inside Iran), our soldiers in Iraq (as the Iraqi blogger Riverbend predicts) will be sitting ducks as the Iran Shiite loyalists in Iraq seek revenge upon our soldiers.
Even in Iraq, you see, the Busheviks have constructed two countries: the one of the Neo-Con, oil profiteering fantasy and the one of destructive bloody reality.
The mainstream media is now not a news operation; it's primarily a propaganda arm of the White House whose goal is to support and sell "Brand Bush."
You see, reality doesn't enter into it, just ensuring profits for the big media. That's their only reality.
Meanwhile, reality-based Americans are helpless pawns in a game of madness unchecked.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS