American Complicity

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

American Complicity

The majority of the people in America today have basically said yes to corporate ownership of the government. The majority of Americans seem to have decided to let the corporate media do their thinking for them. Welcome to the information age in overdrive. You may not get the correct information… but you will get lots of it. The task is to separate the wheat from the chaff.

The blame cannot be shifted solely onto the shoulders of our political leaders. The American people cannot claim that they were “misled” by their leaders and don’t know the truth.


Saturday, May 31, 2008

American Complicity Part II

I’ve talked to quite a few people since I wrote an article I called “American Complicity” a few days ago. I really didn’t expect anyone to take my allegations (that the American people went along with the administration’s lies about Iraq) personally. However, if you the kind of person that takes what I said to heart, I have to agree, it was a pretty scathing indictment. I humbly apologize for that. I will say in my defense, that I have been well aware of the public’s lack of concern about the lies our government has spread about Iraq having WMD’s. I was a bit surprised that people would be offended by mentioning that Americans have not held Bush and his minions responsible. After all, what can one person do in the face of the power that the Federal Government wields?

I can understand how most Americans feel. I use my writing to vent the frustration that I feel every time I realize that I’m being lied to again. I realize that many of my fellow citizen’s have no such outlet. There are some people that write, as I do, and some people that express themselves through other means. The anger that people have is understandable, particularly if they have no outlet for their frustration. This is the reason that I started writing politically in the first place, before that I was writing fiction. (This is something else I can blame on Bush; I could have written “The Great American Novel” with all the energy I have spent writing about politics). Still, it’s a good thing I directed my energy this way, I could probably have ended up banging my head against the wall.

This evening on my radio show (, I had a conversation with one of my listeners on just this topic. My friend was extremely frustrated by people’s lack of concern about the lies and distortions that are coming from this administration and the corporate media. The vilification of former President Jimmy Carter by the media and some government figures, the woefully inadequate coverage about the situation in Gaza, how the media’s lack of concern about our civil liberties surfaces when one examines the questions asked of the presidential candidates, had driven him to distraction.

Tags: iraq war
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