Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Say you went to Atlantic City to play a poker tournament. You walked into the room and saw that your opponents were guys employed by the casino you were playing at. Maybe even one the gentlemen was wearing a Casino jacket? You would know, quite quickly that the game was most likely rigged. Right?
So what are your options at this point?
1. You could simply walk away and not care what happens.
2. You could decide to play the game honestly and hope that your example would shame the big players into doing the right thing.
3. You could infiltrate the game play underhandedly as well.
4. You can organize a takeover of the entire casino...or die trying.
5. Or you can simply wait for the entire scheme to become so big and greedy that it implodes in on itself.
Of course none of these options seem palatable, do they? Of course not, it's not only the game that is rigged against you (the small party, the lone honest politician etc.) the entire system is geared for you to fail. Consider the game board is also slanted.
At this point I am embittered. I have now seen another year of eager, well planned out campaigns get barely a blip on the political radar because no one hears their message. You know, stubbornness and perseverance are admirable qualities, but there is also a difference between that and the guy who beats his head against a wall day after day and expects a different result.
I am not advocating giving up mind you but this cannot go on. Maybe Ron Paul was right, at the very least his message got heard? Since he has been off the scene who has even mentioned Libertarian candidates or their platforms save a few fringe publications and web sites? No one, it's not in the interest of the mainstream media to mention anything that would upset the current balance of things. So what do we do? We already have a television show and even a newspaper. At least that is something, a positive trend. The message is clear to me, those who control the media, control the reigns of power in this society. So what do we do? I propose we make our media outlets as close to the mainstream as possible. No one is reading the dailies because of their op-ed. People want some news, a little gossip and maybe the hint of some titties. Once you have their attention you can throw in slanted articles and position the stories to your own needs. Hey, Rupert Murdoch didn't invent this crap you know.
I propose an all out campaign against the stations and papers that have not reported the numbers to this election. This morning I bought the News, Post and Newsday. Not one of these papers had the totals of our candidates. It mostly read Democrat, GOP and other. Excuse me, but is it not the journalistic DUTY of these corporations to bring us the news? Do they not get special privileges on parking, press passes, special access and God only knows what else on the implicit social obligation to report that which is happening? I hereby ask that all major news organizations that did not report duly recognized vote totals be stripped of any and all perks. Please include Channel 4 and 7 to the list as they also did not bother to report the news last night. Why am I being forced to watch NY1 which isn't even a real television station to get news that should be readily available everywhere else?