|November 29, 2004|
Harlots, Whores and the Shields They Use to Mask the Unreal Reality that has become George W. Bush's America
On Sunday November the 21st, during his pre-Thanksgiving sermon, the Reverend Jerry Falwell had this to say…
Excuse me, Reverend Falwell? While every single major media source repeated the Bush administration pre-Iraq press release lies as if they were facts, no media source had its head (and its camera) further up the Bush administration’s poop chute than did Fox News. By constantly portraying those who opposed the war (those who were smart enough to know they were being lied to) as being anti-American, unpatriotic and unsupportive of the troops (it’s called defining the dialogue) many of the more objective news sources acquiesced to the Fox game plan of completely dishonest war mongering disguised as flag wrapping patriotism - instead of honest investigative news reporting.
It is largely because of Fox’s bullying and their blatant lies; along with Sean Hasn’t Any and Rush Limbaucracy’s lies - and the rest of the media’s ensuing acquiescence to them - that over 1,230 of our soldiers have died - as many as perhaps 30,000 soldiers lives have been transformed forever because of injuries they’ve suffered - and over 100,000 innocent Iraqis, the majority being women and children - have been indiscriminately and senselessly murdered – all in Iraq. And this bloated charlatan and self-righteous pig who professes to be a pillar of Christianity THANKS GOD… for Fox News, Sean Hasn’t Any, and Rush Limbaucracy?
I really don’t think there’s a physical Hell, but I can’t help but wonder if God is considering creating one just for the harlot Falwell - for the media whores at Fox News - and for the egregious liars who host conservative talk radio shows – along with the republican criminals in government they not only protect, but promote and canonize as well. And herein lies the current sick, twisted foundation of conservatism and republicanism in George W. Bush’s America that no one seems comfortable discussing.
As one Bush aide confided to Ron Suskind back in 2002, "We create our own reality." Put another way, these people are not grounded in true reality, but rather, in their alternative self-created reality. This behavior can only be described as "psychotic", using any definition of the word I’ve ever seen. Call it what you will, but creating a more convenient, alternative reality is nothing more than good old-fashioned lying. We already knew these people were serial liars. Now that we know they are serial, psychotic liars, anybody smell danger ahead?
These new self-created realities then act as shields that these psychotic cowards hide behind to mask what genuinely sick, dishonest, twisted, evil bastards they truly are. Unfortunately, these people are smart enough to give their alternative reality shields catchy, meaningful buzz-phrase oriented titles and decorate them accordingly.
Fox paints an American flag on it and labels their shield "patriotism" - or at least, their own twisted, perverted version of patriotism - which to them means blind obedience to, and no criticism of the Bush administration. War is good – war in necessary - death is acceptable - if you don’t want our troops to die in Iraq, you don’t support them – if you question Bush, you’re anti-American and unpatriotic, etc. etc. etc.
The televangelistic Falwell paints a picture of God on his shield, (which, not surprisingly, looks a lot like Falwell himself?!), and labels his shield Christianity - or at least, his own twisted, perverted version of Christianity - which to him means bigotry, judgementalism, intolerance, death, carnage and murder.
Impressed by the power of these inspiring titles and sheer pageantry of the accompanying artistic design on the shields, and... Ultimately confused, marginalized and quite frankly, numbed by the accompanying 24/7 marketing campaign by the conservative, corporate controlled media (no Virginia, there really is not a "liberal media") many American sheep are only too willing to accept the harlot’s alternative reality versions of patriotism and Christianity as the true versions.
Having done that, the sheep are then only too willing to vote against their best interests and elect to public office who these whores tell them must be elected - which is of course, the party who hides behind the shields of Christianity and supporting our troops. In, what the same Bush aide referred to as "our reality based community," these harlots and whores neither support our troops, nor do they understand even one founding principle of Christianity.
Problem is - once the brainwashing sets in and people start accepting agenda obsessed harlots and whores as true patriots and Christians, even people who know better start walking around on egg shells, fearful of telling these corporate hookers and their "sheep johns" how out of touch with true reality they indeed are.
Can’t criticize Jerry Falwell – he’s a minister – he’s a man of God. Bull crap. He’s a self indulgent, cowardly, chubby little charlatan who condones and promotes republican lies and murder. Period. Even if the alternative reality shield he hides behind says otherwise.
Can’t criticize the news anchors at Fox News - they’re patriotic, they love America and they support our troops. Bull crap squared. They hate America - they hate their fellow Americans - they hate our troops - they hate the truth – and, like Falwell, they too condone and promote republican lies and murder, no matter what their alternative reality shield says either.
The bottom line is… the only thing these right wing whores give a damn about is their bottom line. And here’s the worse part of this sick scenario - the unholy, unhealthy connection between these sick, twisted ideologues in the media - and the sick, twisted ideologues in the Bush administration. It’s a 2-way, mutually beneficial, self-fulfilling, sick, twisted prophecy.
Greedy, self-absorbed prostitutes like Falwell, Limbaugh, Hannity and Fox News praise republican administrations for one main reason only. They want to further consolidate media ownership (like all fascists do) to eliminate competition, and to increase their profit from and control over the American people. But who can help them do that? Answer… a government who just so happens to need what only the media can provide – cover.
So Falwell, Limbaugh, Hannity and Fox say "We’ll cover for you and tell the people your policies really do benefit them and thereby convince them to vote for you… if… you help us increase our bottom line as well as our control over the American sheep." And the Bush administration says "Ditto" - or would that be mega-dittoes? – "We’ll cover for you if you don’t’ disclose what liars we are, and you help us increase our bottom line and our control over the American sheep." And if we both agree to continue chanting "liberal media", this will provide even further cover for both of us.
And all harlots and whores on both sides say "I do", and the minister - attired all in red - then pronounces corporate and state to be man and wife. We now have, as Benito Mussolini referred to it - fascism in its purest form. And thus the sick, twisted cycle is complete - both sides win - and America loses.
Added note: Shortly after the unholy nuptials, it is rumored a knocking sound can be heard coming from Adolph Hitler’s coffin that is apparently not being made by his hands or his feet. (*Boing* sound effect appropriate here for those a little slow on the draw.)
In a country like America, however, fascism works and looks better if you dress it in a miniskirt, and not a long sleeved, brown shirt. This of course, necessitates the process of creating, setting up, and marketing another alternative reality shield - this one for the Bush administration to hide behind. It also means, giving that shield a catchy title – Hey… how about "compassionate conservatives?" Much more effective than bigoted, homophobic, greedy, fascist, corporate whores, don’t you agree?
And don’t forget to decorate the government’s shield accordingly - how about a picture of the Twin Towers along with some scruffy, bearded middle eastern man; Osama – Saddam - doesn’t matter - with the media in your back pocket, it won’t be long before a majority of the sheep won’t be able to tell the difference anyway. ‘And just think of the added benefits this will accrue; you can invade any country you want and just blame it on an abstract noun – terror - that you’ve already brainwashed the people into associating with bearded Muslim males. Absolutely brilliant. Diabolically evil, but brilliant, nonetheless.
On a side note… rumor has it if you look real close at the Bush shield… you will notice other clever little alternative reality statements, such as "Our tax cuts are not for the rich, no matter what our Congressional Budget Office said", or… "Iraq is better off since our invasion, no matter what our General Accounting Office said." In small print, it has been reported one can see other gems, such as, "I really was concerned about terrorism, prior to 9-11, no matter what the 9-11 commission found"… "God told me to bomb Iraq," and... "We really do want clean air and clean water."
Rumor further has it if you hide behind a shield that is thusly decorated, the sheep will allow any number of atrocities to be committed in their name – especially when your partners in crime (the media and religion) tell them a) it’s part of your war on terror; and b) that’s the way God wants it to be.
And for those who see through your transparent alternative reality shields and who care enough to go beyond your controlled media to learn the truth? Not to worry. They’ll be the minority - they certainly won’t be hired by any of your media sources – therefore, not that many sheep will ever even hear their exposés.
As a result, the majority of the sheep will never learn what you truly represent, and will therefore be entirely enthralled and completely content with what your alternative reality shield claims is true reality, and which your bought and paid for media will be only too happy to reaffirm. We now live in a nation whereby up is down – black is white – right is wrong – war is peace. Welcome to the alternative, unreal reality in which we now dwell. Welcome… to George W. Bush’s America.
I think I’m going to hurl.
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