by Scott Creighton
What is left out is probably more telling:
This nation has invaded or attempted terrorist regime change operations in 50 nations since WWII making the United States the “Greatest purveyor of violence” in the world according to MLK Jr.
Our leaders arraigned for the murder of one president, the murder of a would-be president, the murder of the greatest human rights activist of all time, and the attempted murder of another president so his vice president could take command.
There are currently efforts to repeal child labor laws in America.
There are currently prisoners working for slave wages for various industries in America and the number of them are growing by the day because slavery is so profitable.
Millions of children will go to be hungry tonight while pundits on both the left and the right try to impress upon the American viewership that the poor are hurting America and people get what they deserve.
Not only have we forgotten that we used to be informed by courageous journalists who literally fought for the truth and the story regardless of fame and material wealth, but in reality, what used to be is no more… used to be they had to buy reporters and editors in stealth. They had to hide payoffs and have their mouthpieces write slogans and propaganda in such a way as to keep the other reporters, real reporters from exposing them as paid shills, collaborators. They had to do it in stealth otherwise they would lose credibility and thus they would lose their marketability to the papers and their various clients. But now, the world is totally flipped. The honest journalist, the truth teller, is marginalized is demonized, is routed from the profession and attacked at every turn by the multitudes of “whatever it takes” sycophantic stenographers just looking to prove their loyalty to “the party”.
We torture, our leaders lie, they look to pass laws allowing them to commit crimes like insider trading and other laws allowing the federal government to lie to us “for our own good”
We know that our government is beyond corrupt, they are killing, torturing, imprisoning innocent men, women, and even children at will and yet we keep waiting… waiting for something that we know will never come while we hope against all hope that our glorious leaders won’t turn their savage greed against us.
But they will and they are.
We know our armies are being abused, forced to deliver abuse and death for corporate and banking reasons to people who have done us no harm and yet we post “support the troops” stickers on our bloated gas guzzling cars and admonish ANY who dare question the purpose our our great wars.
Yes, these statistics in the video are bad, but do they expose the truth about this country or do they simply placate the misanthropic masses into thinking they are seeing and hearing something “real” something “honest”?
What is the honest evaluation of this country? Is this video it? another “West Wing” show about how “wonderful” we are because we can look at ourselves like this?
I wonder if this show will talk about HOW we got here and WHO took us down this road. I wonder. I doubt it.
The most “honest” three and a half minutes of television ever? No. There are much better choices.