Poisoning Our Information

Poisoning Our Information
Dave Speck

David’s post about Fascism et al was great and very much needed. The Republicans and their conservative billionaire think tanks have been poisoning our information for over 30 years, now and it shows.

What kind of a monster would want to feed us lies in order to gain power and money? Monsters, indeed. Monsters intent on destroying democracy.

Following the links from David’s Fascist post lead me to the text from America’s vice president from the early part of last century and here’s what Henry Wallace had to say about Fascism:

The really dangerous American fascists are not those who are hooked up directly or indirectly with the Axis [Hitler]. The FBI has its finger on those. The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.

There is no doubt that the Fascist party of America is doing all they can to poison our information.

4 thoughts on “Poisoning Our Information”

  1. I don’t like going down this road calling the Fascists what they really are. Here’s why. When a single-cylinder tea bagger hears his team called bad names, he considers it just hyperbole. Many progressives will also think it’s just spin not realizing the true meanings of these terms.

    1. JJ, you contradict yourself. If it’s who they are, shouldn’t we use the right name for them? Won’t the progressives realize it’s the right name and correctly start using the name?

      You’re right, it’ll turn away the single-cylinder types, but they will never believe the facts anyway so why bother?

  2. Another quote from Wallace:
    “It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.”

    That explains why the Fascist Republican party is always trying to pit one group against the next. You know, stirring up prejudice. Hate the gays, hate women, hate brown skins, hate liberals.

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