Hollywood, California (IP) - Americans and other members of western society are being bombarded daily with inane news about their favorite movie and sports stars. Propaganda and mass communication specialist Ebenezer Finootch was asked why this phenomenon has become so widespread and his answer may be rather disturbing and may even sound like a conspiracy theory.
Mr. Finootch began with a reminder that a conspiracy is merely an agreement between two or more persons to carry out a plan or plot and conspiracies are common place at all levels ranging from the janitor's water fountain to Red Square to the Corporate board room and to the White House. Just look at Watergate, Iran Contra, Irangate, the outing of a CIA agent, keeping President Clinton preoccupied so he could not focus on terrorism nor coming up with a viable health plan for America, the assassinations of the 1960's, to the stealing of the last two elections, etc, etc.
Mr. Finnotch then got to the point which involves the ownership of the news apparatus by a handful of mega-corporations. They can divert the attention of Americans away from painful issues like the Iraqi quagmire, the rising cost of health care, insurance, education, taxes, the elimination of the middle class, the importation of tainted foods, injustice, and on and on, forever and ever, amen. Fox news and the Glenn Beck show dwell on petty crime issues which they spoon feed their naive audiences focusing the viewer's attention, anger, and energy on what really amounts to being nothing more than local crime stories. If too many people's focus falls on the big issues than the masses may actually demand change that would change such things as the balance of wealth where in America 5% of the populations owns 95% of the wealth.
Politicians serving a mere two or four years in office get medical and other insurance benefits and pensions for life that the underclass can't even conceive. Rush Limpbrow gets away scott free for trafficking in three POUNDS of oxycontin while ghetto kids and the working class get life in prison for possessing a pocketful of pot.
The dumbing down of America is well underway. People are clueless in regards to the gross violation of Bejamin Franklin's doctrine of freedom which states that "those who would trade away their freedoms for a little safety deserve neither". The destruction of the Bill of Rights via the hasty passage of the unpatriotic patriot act has been aided by the corruption of the press and its complicity with the merger of state and corporate powers which is how you define fascism...
Thanks Mr. Finootch, I think I will go and look up Paris Hilton on google.