Being Liberal and a Progressive in a RED STATE is not an easy thing these days. I started this blog to vent my frustrations on our lives being taken over by right wing conservatives with their propaganda machines. I have also learned an important lesson in the last year, it is that reading is the only way to get real information, you cannot depend on the news you see on TV.


Thursday, September 07, 2006

How to Change History

I saw a George Carlin routine the other day where he said that everything we hear about is being told by "the man." The man being the ones who own everything, the newspapers, tv stations, radio, etc. We only get told what they want us to hear. In other words they can change history just by the retelling of it over and over again, until everyone believes it and retells it in that way.

In the 1980's we had a mediocre president named Ronald Reagan. He was a union buster, with no empathy for the little guy or worker. He believed HIV was a gift from god to do away with gays. He illegally sold Iran weapons, and then funneled some of the proceeds to the Contra insurgency in Nicaragua. This was a blatant and intentional violation of federal law. But does anyone know all of that now? No somehow he has been elevated into being one of our best presidents. When he died, I sat and listened in amazement as he was elevated to sainthood.

Now we come to the new mocumentary that ABC is going to be showing about September the 11th (The Path to 9/11) and how it was all Bill Clinton's fault. They have even teamed up with education publishing giant Scholastic to spread misinformation about Iraq and Bush's War on Terrorism to millions of American high school students. They are trying to change history again. Roger Cressey and Dick Clarke who were involved in the things protrayed in the movie about Bin Laden and Clinton, say it is all a lie. But ABC is still going to show it. And so it begins, the portrayal of President Clinton as the reason we were attacked as history is slowly changed.

Because the man of course is always on the conservative side, we might as well figure that there will never be another "good" democratic president. History will be changed as with Clinton and our children will never know the real truth.

Just imagine that in twenty years they will be saying that George Bush was the greatest president that ever lived and everyone will believe it.

Just shoot me now and get it all over with!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger mikesworld said...

As some people might say...Amen to that. It is about time someone pointed out how the networks are being controlled by the conservatives. Blue Gal, if it is alright with you, I have put up a link to your blog on my blog.


9/07/2006 5:38 PM

Blogger TJ said...

Take action!
Let ABC's advertisers know we vote with our dolllars. Start here:

9/07/2006 9:31 PM

Blogger Gingersnapp said...

Hi T.P.,
I would love to be linked to on your blog, thank you..

9/07/2006 10:21 PM

Blogger Camera Obscura said...

I had to turn off the news for several days around both Reagan's and Nixon's funerals because of the horrid hyperbole. I realize we have a millienia-old tradition of not speaking ill of the dead, but saying nice things at the funeral and rewriting the history books the minute the man drops dead are too different things. What happened to the whole "I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him?"

9/10/2006 1:22 PM

Blogger Camera Obscura said...

"two different things." Bad fingers.

9/10/2006 1:23 PM


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