American Propaganda

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    American Propaganda

    Think about the sales job they gave us for the Porkulus Bill and Health Care ripoff they shoved down our throats.

    It is amazing 20% of Americans fell for it.
     
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    Actually, the real propgaganda (though poorly disguised) is the ever-present and never changing GOP talking points and fear tactics. They are fighting the good war for corporations and the uber wealthy, but it's hard to evoke warm & fuzzy feelings for either, in light of what they did to the economy and the affect it had on Main St. It's pretty pathetic, actually.

    Did you even read the whole thing? Most people in this country WANT serious health insurance reform and most of those WANT a public option. That's why there were so many against it. Not that it went too far... it didn't go far enough. Most want a non-profit co-op or something similar, but the insurance companies made sure (and sure PAID$$$) the right fired up their good 'ol propaganda fear machine. THAT is why we got the bill we did.
     
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    Yep much of the stimulus money is going to pet projects for the rich. Golf courses and small airports for corporate jets and such.

    And health care reform was designed to benefit the insurance industries and such and fail the people.
    Well it was morphed innto that, it did not start that way.
     
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    Obama telling you the health care industry was the bad guy, and then feeding them billions upon billions. How stupid are ewe people anyways? No wonder we are screwed, idiots like ewe outvoted the thinking patriots.

    ;)
     
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    We all wanted health care "reform", care for all citizens, and elimination of denial of service. Unfortunately those selling points got mired in massive corruption and our children's future.
     
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    This post is propaganda.
     
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    The health insurance industry IS the bad guy. Republicans demanded it (public option) be taken off the table before they would even ENTER bi-partisan negotiations. We, hopefully, will get it in the end and give the parasitic insurance industry a REAL taste of competition instead of their steady diet of criminal collusion. Evil, parasitic rip-off artists. I don't know how people who work for health insurance companies sleep at night.
     
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    The government folks make more than them...........
     
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    Interesting article. Too bad this thread got into a commentary on the HealthCare bill, instead discussing the general notion of propaganda and it's effectiveness on people.

    But the author is wrong in one importatnt fact:

    Americans have been masters of propaganda since the Revolutionary War:

    How else do you get away with calling English born, English citizens who are fighting a war against England "Patriots"?

    Somehow, "Traitors" would seem to fit more accurately.

    But, the Americans kind of turned that term around and suddenly these English citizens rebelling against English rule were called "Patriots".

    Total propaganda!
     
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    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."
    ~Frederic Bastiat
     

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