Moveon.org Does More Harm Than Good
By Lloyd Hart
Just like John Kerry's adolescent attack on George Bush's middle initial W. earlier this week where he described the W. standing for Wrong about the war in Iraq, Wrong about the economy etc. etc. Moveon.org has resurrected their failed adolescent attack on George Bush's Air Guard record by supporting a group called Texans for Truth. In an election that is turning out to be more about the person running rather than the important policies that this election hinges on - the corporate media is playing the willing messenger, handing the feces to the candidates and their designated 527s.
Through both conventions all we got was personal attacks dressed up with vague promises. Which is exactly what the corporate media wants. Swift boat veterans for the truth/Texans for the truth, two sides of the same coin. Zell Miller/Bill Clinton. What a turnoff. Attack the message not the messenger fools.
The corporate sector interests that controls the corporate media in this nation do not want a majority of the public going to the polls because if a majority of the American public go to the polls it becomes more difficult to control the outcome and therefore impossible to make that smoke-filled room deal with the candidates. Like the one the bankers through the Federal Reserve Bank made with Bill Clinton to have the U.S. government pay down not just interest payments of the national debt but the principal as well and that the people's social programs would have to be cut to pay for it. This after these drunken bankers robbed America blind in the '80s crashing the S&Ls and their own market and then attempting to distract us with a war designed to rob what was not left in the U.S. Treasury. That's alot of blow up somebodies nose.
It is as if the brain trust at MoveOn is about purposely turning the American voter off and keeping the election close. In fact I have never seen Liberals behave so poorly toward the opposing party and ralph Nader for that matter. American voters do not want to listen to back-and-forth snipes. It does not impress them. The American public wants to know in detail why they should get off the coach on election day and go the polls. It's the issues, stupid.
Moveon's entire record in one way or another has been about adolescent narcissistic attacks on the persona of George W. Bush, demonizing Bush's character instead of focusing on a hopeful vision for the future of this country. An inspiring vision for let's say, a single payer universal health-care system with already knocked heads in congress lining up openly in public behind it before election day so the American public can see that you're actually serious about what you're promising them.
The idea that George Bush is the problem, the horrible horrible horrible problem as MoveOn would have us believe instead of the fact that the American public that hasn't voted in a majority in over decade are not taking responsibility for their government and that in fact it is the American public's fault that the drunken elites that George Bush represents are running away with the power and the U.S. Treasury.
Why didn't MoveOn spend all the money George Soros gave them convincing the American public of their civic responsibility to participate in their national and local discourse. Why didn't MoveOn spend all the money George Soros gave them teaching the American public with the compassion of a Buddhist monk dealing with the stubborn teenager that their nation needs them, that they are desired to be a part in the process instead of - as Jesse Jackson put it the other day - helping John Kerry put the progressive and peace movement "in a straitjacket for the convention".
What really pisses me off is that MoveOn and their backers think this is the most important election that some how four more years of Bush will be the end. This attitude stinks of narcissism. That somehow the moral center inherent inside humanity will vanish if Bush is reselected. If the Bush Regime attempts to go any further down paranoid schizophrenic path they have taken us the reaction from the American public and the people the world will be so catastrophic for the radical right they will never recover to rule another day.
Regardless of who wins/steals this election, to date it will have not inspired the over whelming majority of Americans to go to the polls and take responsibility for what they have done to this country and the rest of the world with their adolescent and narcissistic neglect of their civic duty because all they'll see is the corrupt attacking the corrupt while saying to themselves "Why should I vote they're all corrupt?"
No you fools "They're Corrupt Cause You Don't Vote"