THE POLITICS OF DISTRACTION
By Betty Freauf
Former New York Times editorial page editor John Swinton said to a gathering of journalists: “There is no such thing in America as an independent press. You know it and I know it. The business of the New York journalist is to destroy the proof, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to sell his country for his daily bread. We are the tools of vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks; they pull the strings and we dance. We are intellectual prostitutes.” The media, which was given First Amendment rights by the Founders and expected to be watchdogs is, instead, in the politics of distraction. Walter Cronkite was no exception. He promoted global governance and felt the voters were too stupid to make educated choices on election day especially when they voted Republican. Let’s review what has taken place in the last few weeks that went unreported in the mainline media.
The May 24th Sunday Times of London reported the super-rich “philanthropists” gathered at the Manhattan home of Sir Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize-winning biochemist and president of the private Rockefeller University, for a “summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder.” The purpose of the conference was to discuss “joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change.”  The New Age movement is alive and well under President Barack Obama as he travels the world believing he is making new friends with former adversaries. [Read]
The last two weeks in July the rich and famous secret rulers of the world will be flying by private jets into the San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California airports for the annual meeting at the Bohemian Grove where they conduct New World Order business in a pagan atmosphere. Perhaps a few lines will be written in the local papers but never the true intent of the gathering and outside of that area, these meetings are rarely reported in the print media.
Following are a few things that went unreported during the days the media was directing all its attention to Michael Jackson’s death and memorial and the Sotomayer confirmation hearings. [Read]
Farrah Fawcett received a little fanfare with her pre-arranged death documentary but Oscar Meyer, who died at the same time as Jackson received little notice. However, his jingle will be remembered long after Jackson’s songs are forgotten. Someone wrecked the Weiner mobile on July 17th. That received coverage. President Obama was visiting Russia during the Michael Jackson coverage offering to slash our nuclear stockpiles by one-third. President Reagan knew that Peace Through Strength was the only way to thwart threats from our enemies and Obama continues to apologize to other countries about America’s “evil” past. The Cap and Trade bill passed the House. Our personal electricity bills will rise and businesses will pass their higher rates on to consumers if it becomes law.
The Health Care and Hate crime bills were hurriedly being worked on during the Sotomayer confirmation hearings. President Obama wanted a vote on these bills before the August recess fearing Congressmen and Senators will return home and will be bombarded with opposition by disgruntled voters – many who put their “hope” in him at the ballot box on November 4, 2008. The Hate Crime bill, which even protects pedophiles, is being implemented as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill to eliminate debate and to assure passage. Staffers are becoming rude and phones are being disconnected or found to be continually busy. [Read]
Also during the Sotomayer confirmation hearings, President Barack Obama met with top labor leaders to push for a second stimulus bill that he believes will produce more union jobs. Daily I see the Job Patronage bill unfolding before our eyes. The stimulus money seems to be going to states like Oregon that supported Obama for President. [Read]
Federal stimulus dollars allowed Oregon legislators to fund K-12 public schools at $6 billion for the next two years, about the same amount as the current biennium allowing those in education to keep their jobs. Other public employees so far are keeping jobs with unpaid furloughs. California is the canary in the coalmine. Oregon is in financial distress also.
In addition, Oregon is one of five states that has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to help develop a training curriculum for the new class of green jobs under a pilot program that could give a much-needed boost to the state with the nation’s second highest unemployment rate behind Michigan. They claim it is 12.4% but in actuality, it may be as high as 23% because some have quit looking for work and others have taken part-time jobs. Oregon also has the highest minimum wage at $8.40/hr. so business may not be hiring. Compare this to the slave wages in China at .25/hr. and $2.10 in Mexico  and where American companies are now moving. The other four states chosen for this education program are Ohio, New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia.
Along with 44 other states, Oregon is also applying for some of the $2 billion grant money that will be available for 100 mph high- speed trains from Vancouver, British Columbia to Eugene, Oregon. The week of July 13th saw thousands of bike riders coming into Portland from Seattle and north and it is becoming a common occurrence for six or seven miles of street to be closed off on weekends for bicycle riders. The best way to cut down on that nasty CO2 is to chuck your cars. Four thousand five hundred ($4500) is being offered for “clunkers” which includes the SUV’s a person can’t sell in order to buy something that uses less or no fuel. Oregon also gets $57 million to be used in unemployment benefits from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Oregon once had a robust timber and fishing industry paying many taxes but radical environmentalists in conjunction with the judicial system and trial lawyers have gradually shut that down. A memorial to the timber industry is scheduled to open August 30th and the stimulus funds are to be used so fishermen can fish for thousands of lost crab pots. How demeaning! Will we be able to eat crab pots?
The $1.2 billion investments in Oregon’s green economies they claim will produce more than 27,3000 jobs and reduce the state’s unemployment by several percentage points. Our once pristine beautiful Columbia River Gorge is now saturated with monstrous windmills on farmland above the river. Oregon is again being touted “pioneers.”
An ad being run on our local radio station tells people how someone else will help pay to have their homes weatherized. The state of Alabama is also getting a boost in federal money to weatherize drafty homes, an increase so huge that it has raised fears of waste and fraud and set off a scramble to find workers and houses for them to repair. A 7/16/2009 AP article said the feds are distributing $4.7 billion in stimulus funds for this weatherization purpose. Count on it. Where federal money is involved, fraud will follow.
This president, who has never met a payroll in his life and has continually lived off the generosity of the Nanny State, rather than cutting taxes, reducing regulations so that the free market can thrive and people can have jobs, he is trying to figure out new ways to delay foreclosures for jobless homeowners.
Another thing that slipped under the radar while senators were questioning Sotomayer was the $12 billion infusion that Obama wants for the community college system which is another effort to ease the considerable pain of the still sagging economy. How will that infusion work? It will keep college professors and others connected to the system working and will continue to be indebted to Obama and the Democrats the next election cycle.
The warning lights were on early in 2007 about the forthcoming financial meltdown. While the Democrats blame President George W. Bush for our current financial meltdown, in 1993 they were grumbling that the senior Bush left President Bill Clinton inheriting a poorly managed government that couldn’t keep track of the billions spent each year. Did things change under Bill Clinton?
When our elected leaders want to cover up something, they use the media for smoke screens. Let’s face it. Nothing happens in Washington, D.C. that someone doesn’t know about but it is kept under cover until they need a “scandal.” In the case of Clinton’s Watergate scandal, the world listened and watched as the long running media extravaganza known as Whitewater exploded into newer and potentially criminal realms. After the dust settled, a few of Clinton’s friends went to jail and a few mysterious deaths occurred under their administration but the Clintons got away unscathed. Later it was Monica Lewinsky.
Was all this a smoke screen to hide steps being taken to march America into its appointed place in the New World Order? The Clinton Crime Control Act promised to put 100,000 new police officers on the beat, surveillance cameras began to be installed and President George W. Bush’s Homeland Security expanded surveillance techniques. But there was one bill that didn’t get a lot of attention during Watergate – the National Competitive Act.
New Age environmentalism worshipping Mother Earth equates to communism. In 1987 Mikhail Gorbachev said, “We are moving toward a new world - The world of communism. We shall never turn off that road.” Just like Mikhail Gorbachev was carefully groomed to receive power in the Soviet Union, so it has been with Barack Obama. The carefully planned plot for the “wall to come down” was devised to keep the KGB in power but making people believe the Soviet Union was being transformed. Gorbachev came to America where he soon was sponsoring State of the World Forums for corporate heads to be propagandized in the New Age agenda in order to transform America from a Christian nation to a pagan nation and converging universal values distilled from all faiths (One world religion) but replacing the Christian worldview. [Read]
A fundamental tenet of that system of government known as Fascism calls for private economic enterprises to become under centralized government control and that is what the National Competitive Act is providing under the Obama Administration. The 4/17/1994 front page of the Christian Science Monitor headline read: Business Comes Around to Idea Guidance from Washington. “After years of running from any suggestion of a government led industrial policy, many American corporate CEOs and small entrepreneurs not only accepted Washington’s help but are eager for more. They welcomed a policy that picked winners with federal financing, that takes aggressive measures to beef up American exports, and that recasts the relationship between business and government.” The federal government now owns 61% of G. M. Alan Stang passed away on July 19.
The feds also relieves these big corporations of promised retirement and health benefits that they can no longer afford. Since Obama’s take over of many industries and banks, we see the “convergence” of corporations with government by appointed bureaucrats called czars destroying some corporations while favoring others thereby eliminating competition. Congressional oversight means nothing when one party controls the Congress, the Senate and the White House. Obama has surrounded himself with “yes” men and women to help transform our nation from a “republic” into “totalitarianism.”
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New American 7/6/2009
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