Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Why is transparency in government important? To a dictatorship it has no importance at all. This is because the people are driven by the government and must only respond to it's commands. Therefore, they have no need to know the motivations of their government. The same can be said of monarchy. But in a republic or a democracy, it is absolutely necessary for the electorate to know why the government does what it does.
An electorate ignorant of such motivations will invariably make the wrong decisions about their governance. They will elect the wrong leaders and they will accept the wrong laws. The capacity to endure tyranny by a people is great. The example of the
proves that without a shadow of doubt. There were more than 27,000 gulags,
there were secret police, there was nothing to buy in the stores and people
were forced to abandon their religion, and there were atrocities. This is what
a people can endure and they can endure this for decades.
So when a republic government is weaponized by the left and sent after their political enemies, nobody bats an eyelash. When four Americans are murdered overseas, one of them being an Ambassador, nobody cares. When the State Department and the White House lies about both, the public is oblivious. What is this strange soporific that lulls the American public into the depths of somnolence? It is the American press.
The American press has chosen a side and that side is the left. They promote leftist ideology, protect leftist politicians, and help the left market their ideology to the sleeping masses. Since the days of Joe McCarthy, the press has been in bed with Democrats. Newsweek helped them figure out the best way to destroy McCarthy. The press covered for Jack Kennedy's myriad affairs and the press stepped more fully on to the political stage when they began broadcasting the Vietnam war into American households in the '60's.
The press also created the now infamous Journolist which sought ways to distract the Republican party with lies while they ran stories favorable to then Senator Obama. Dan Rather and the CBS Evening News sought to torpedo President Bush with a false story about his Air Guard days despite being warned about the dubious nature of their documentation. Numerous members of the press have made political contributions to the Democrats in direct violation of their code of ethics and this is known to their employers who ignore it. When the Tea Party was on the rise, newscasters made crude Jokes about "Tea bagging" on air. They called the Tea Party racist and fascist. They edited tapes citing racism and that weapons were being carried in demonstrations against Obama. What they didn't show was that the man with the slung AR-15 was black thanks to some careful editing.
It has also been proven time and again that major news organizations often take their talking points directly from Media Matters, a Soros funded organization designed to strike the conservative ideology and to promote socialism. Today, we have the media doing it's damndest to bury the story about the IRS targeting the President's political enemies as they did with the
story. In short, the press is complicit in the cover up of government
wrongdoing. And people wonder why American freedoms are being torn asunder. In
my estimation, the American press is guilty of treason. Benghazi
The press is supposed to be the fourth estate. The watchdog of the American people. They were supposed to work for us, not to propagandize us. From Chris "tingles" Mathews to Brian Williams, the members of the news media have failed us miserably. They suppressed Obama's connections to domestic terrorists, they suppressed his link to Palestinian terror, they pitched him soft ball questions while playing hard ball with his political opponents. Why? Because he best reflected the far left position which they adore.
Their support runs so deep that even during the Presidential debates, Candy Crowley couldn't help jumping in to defend Obama when it looked like Romney was going to make a point. When she realized how much of an ass she had made of herself, she tried to back off. But it was too late. She had tipped her hand and I don't doubt for a second that there was some linkage between she and the Obama team.
The vast majority of newsrooms are replete with leftist ideologues. Many of whom once worked for Democrats. George Stephanopoulos once directed the
Clinton campaign, Chris Mathews
once worked for Carter as a speech writer, NBC hired daughter Chelsea, and the beat goes
on and on and on. This is why nobody with a lick of sense in their head trusts
the news anymore. Once they had the illusion of objectivity. They have long
since abandoned it, preferring to be much more blatant about their biases. Clinton
This is why Americans snore as their house burns. It is why Obama won a second term and why the American public ignore that their country has become unrecognizable to them. So long as the so called "free press" pumps in the soporific, they remain passive and inattentive. This is also why their government no longer fears them.
If the politicians in
feared the public, they
would never do the things that they do. They wouldn't revile the U.S.
Constitution as a restraint upon their power, they wouldn't tell the American
public that they can know what is in the bill when they sign it into law, and
they sure as hell wouldn't spend tax payer money on Puerto Rican rum and the
New York Times to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. I wouldn't be
surprised if most in congress don't laugh at us as being nothing more than
They laugh at the Tea Party while they talk up the OWS crowd who murder and rape. They support Islam while they denigrate Christianity. They support terrorists while they seek to suppress American patriots. They chat up foreign dictators while they turn the American Military into the Peace Corps. Our nation's capitol has lost it's mind as Americans slumber.
The left would tell you that you can have two governments. One for the left and one for the right. The government for the left offers answers and service for those it is responsible to. The government of the right offers silence, stonewalling, and piss poor service to the people it is responsible to. Both pay the exact same in taxes. The left sees no problem with this arrangement as demonstrated by the media. But there cannot be two governments and only one people.
When the Americans of today complain of taxation without representation, this is what they mean and it isn't the first time that this has happened. When Nancy Pelosi first took the Speaker's office she froze out the Republican representatives and thereby locked out the American people that they represented. This is because the left does not care about American freedoms, they only care about power and holding on to it. Transparency is the enemy of the left because the American people must never see what they are truly about and that is why the media helps the politicians pull the wool over the eyes of the Republic.
As our nation spirals out of control, Americans snore. I doubt that we will wake up before we hit the ground. This must have been what ancient
felt like when it was going down for the count. In many ways, Rome is like
Camelot. A bright new beginning followed by hope for the future only to be
snuffed out by baser instincts and apathy. America
A sad end for a once noble idea. The lesson here is that one should be very careful in awarding citizenship. Allowing everyone to have a say when they are asleep or their attention has been diverted is a piss poor way to run a government, but that is a post for later.