Yesterday I listened to corporate “news,” which was headlining about the Pope visiting Cuba. The mass media spin was that the Pope is pushing a “Capitalist Jesus,” not in so many words, but that is the gist of it. If only Cubans would embrace corporate control for “freedom,” they could give up their health care and become wage slaves for Big Agribusiness, they seemed to be saying. Why is it I’ve always seen a communist Jesus in page after page of the Christian Bible, instructing followers “What you do to the least of them, you do to me”? In corporate media, Jesus represents the 1%.
The Democrat/Republican scam was outed by Kevin Zeese, who pointed out while demonstrating before the Supreme Court, he noticed all those supporting Obama’s health care plan were Democrats, and most of those opposing the Nixon/Romney/Obama plan were Republicans. Had McCain won the last election and pushed Obamacare, as Obama pushed Romneycare, the two groups would switch sides in their protests. They are not protesting principles, they are protesting that the plan is or is not Democrat or Republican, like brain damaged zombies, as the system makes mush of their minds. Were they awake, they would see that whether Republican or Democrat plans, they are being screwed, big time, on behalf of the Medical Mafia.
While all the arguing goes on about who is the most Republican or Democrat, the world is on fire with wars, global warming, massive wealth disparity, a complete absence of democracy everywhere — so some of us who care about the public interest are planning to disrupt the system by exposing hard facts, teaching as many millions as we can about what’s really happening around the corporate media mind control machine in what we are calling the Democracy Movement, or Occupy. The American Spring begins tomorrow, and LUV News will be in Washington DC for it.
But those who run the system are aware that they have now created a world in which a tiny few control nearly everything — the governments, the wealth, the mass media, the laws, and frighteningly, the police and military with which to crush us should their other powers fail them. Not being stupid, the 1% are changing the laws rapidly, under Presidents Bush and Obama, to get rid of civil rights which might get in their way. Obama’s secret ruling that he can kill whoever he wants anywhere in the world for any reason without evidence is just the latest example, after wiretapping became commonplace, and so many billions of emails and phone conversations were copied that a new building, one of the largest on the planet, is being erected in Utah to house the NSA data with which to spy on us.
Bob Seger, in “Lookin’ Back,” said “When the war comes, the cops’ll be on their side.” The war the 1% fear most is the rise of an aware population wishing to establish democratic principles, and they are counting most on the subservience of police forces to maintain control. —Jack