FAST FOOD LIES AND DISINFORMATION FOR THE MASSES

CNN, MSNBC, FOX and their ilk worldwide, have done vast and encompassing intellectual damage to the average consumer. Whether by purposeful disinformation, well constructed rhetoric, televisual hypnosis, distraction and manipulation, these mainstream media purveyors need to be viewed for what they are in reality. Fast food news chains serving disinformation and toxic substances to the masses.

The other day I was trolling through a few blogs tagged with “Syria”. One stood out in particular, especially after I read their response to my satirical commentary. Below is my satire.

“I will assume that Obama and the current administration, are noble, virtuous, and good people. I will assume the Democrats and Republicans are not servants of the elite, and that the US has not waged wars using false pretexts, whether in Vietnam, or Iraq. I will assume that liberty and caring for the tired, poor, huddled masses is still alive and well. Additionally, I will assume that Assad is an evil dictator, and that the rebels fighting in his country are not funded and supplied by any foreign intelligence agencies, and that Assad used chemical weapons on his people. What will the noble Obama do? America has been so reluctant to involve itself in foreign matters in the past. How can the US stand idly by, as the Syrian president uses weapons of mass destruction on his people. This is an outrage. Something must be done. The US has never been in a better financial position. I think we should at least engage in a limited strike to assist the freedom loving rebels in Syria”.

I received a breakdown of my satire in the basic form of a point by point breakdown. In red is my opponent.

“For my response I will assume that Obama and the current administration, are noble, virtuous, and good people.”

Nobody said they were, but continue…

“That the Democrats and Republicans are not servants of the elite, and that the US has not waged wars on false pretexts, whether in Vietnam, or Iraq.”

Again, nobody said they haven’t.

“I will assume that liberty and caring for the tired, poor, huddled masses is still alive and well.”

Doesn’t seem that way what with the current rhetoric and all.

“Additionally, I will assume that Assad is an evil dictator,”

That much is true. His country is currently ranked one of the worst in human rights abuses, just behind North Korea.

“and that the rebels fighting in his country are not funded and supplied by any foreign intelligence agencies,”

Foreign intelligence agencies with a vested interest in destabilizing the Assad regime? Heaven forfend!

“and that Assad used chemical weapons on his people.”

In about a week and a half from now we’ll know this to be true, pending the lab results.

“America has been so reluctant to involve itself in foreign matters in the past.”

It has, and yet the rest of the world seems to have succeeded in dragging us into their squabbles. Imagine that.

“How can we stand idly by, as the Syrian president uses weapons of mass destruction on his people.”

We can’t. If he’s willing to go the whole hog using WMD’s on his own people, imagine what he’ll do to someone else’s.

“This is an outrage.”

It is.

“Something must be done.”

Something is being done.

“The US has never been in a better financial position.”

And if it’s not we can certainly prime the pump and print more money, sell of more debt kinda like we have been doing since…since…well, since before I graced the planet.

“I think we should at least engage in a limited strike to assist the freedom loving rebels in Syria.”

Not too many people do sarcasm very well over the internet. I doff my hat to you.

Is this the level of analysis and argument from the average human; US or otherwise?. Are these people only barely capable of comprehending the words spoken by these suave politicians, whom carefully lead them to the conclusions the elite intended for the masses? To arrive at this destination without independent research and analysis, basically to have their mind made up for them by a talking head on a television, with their hypnotic voice and carefully scripted rhetoric? Basically fast food arguments. Well packaged and targeted for the mentally immobile and languid? This mental retardation is where the problem lies. The elite use it so aptly to their advantage. For the masses, our biggest enemy is dull witted people. People willfully consuming great quantities of disinformation at the biggest brands in town. CNN, the McDonald’s of intellectualism.

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