It’s 1984 All Over Again

La La Land
They say that history repeats itself. But I never thought it could happen so soon. The clues were all there. Standing out sorely for anyone to see. And while many of us spoke out loudly and often we were castigated and labeled as delusional. We tried to warn everyone. Sought others to heed our call. We doubled and tripled our efforts, losing sleep, missing work, closing ourselves off from families and friends. All of it intended to wake people up to what was hiding behind the hope. A change no one really wanted.

It started with MSNBC. They apparently had Cult-Aide delivered in place of the water cooler. Timmy started the hate, regurgitating Republican talking points as if he had graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Atwater Rove College of Smear. Tweety had to come out of the closet, admitting that Obama made his “leg” tingle. Shuster proved that even cavemen can get a job in broadcasting. And Olbermann auditioned for the latest drama queen on any number of soap operas.

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We should have noticed when the far left led by Howard Dean and Donna Brazile canceled the Congressional Black Congress debate sponsored by Fox. It should have alerted us that something was amiss. But too many bought into the lie. And our silence at the time only egged them on and helped to consolidate their power base. CNN joined MSNBC aiding and abetting the crime. Little by little, day by day truth disappeared slowly but steadily. It only took a gradual shift to sneak it by everyone without much notice. But it was enough to accomplish their master plan.

So how did they do it? How did they manage to effectively distort the record and impugn the integrity of fine people that have worked nearly their entire lives to help others less fortunate? How did it come to this when people like Bob Herbert can lie and misrepresent without any concern for consequence or reprisal?

Seeds of Destruction

He can’t win! Don’t you understand? He’s black! He’s black!

The Clintons have been trying to embed that gruesomely destructive message in the brains of white voters and superdelegates for the longest time. It’s a grotesque insult to African-Americans, who have given so much support to both Bill and Hillary over the years.The Clintons have been trying to embed that gruesomely destructive message in the brains of white voters and superdelegates for the longest time. It’s a grotesque insult to African-Americans, who have given so much support to both Bill and Hillary over the years.

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But to deliberately convey the idea that most white people — or most working-class white people — are unwilling to give an African-American candidate a fair hearing in a presidential election is a slur against whites.

North Korea

And all of this because Hillary merely spoke the truth about Obama’s problem with white working class Americans. She had the nerve to say the obvious. And for that she is painted in broad strokes as a racist, hell bent on destroying the party she has been a loyal member of for decades. But this is no accident. In fact it is their master plan. A propaganda fueled press is a characteristic of authoritarian regimes. And the unspoken law is that whatever the leader says is absolute truth. Regardless of how foolish or nonsensical it is. And the consequences of speaking out against the leader are dire.

How else can anyone define the following except as propaganda? There is no truth whatsoever in the commentary provided. Only carefully crafted words that perpetuate the big lie. And when crap like this starts coming out of the mouths of people like Jake Tapper, we have reason to be concerned.

Bill Clinton’s Message to Rural America

So what purpose does it serve for him to barnstorm a state like West Virginia and tell rural voters that Obama and his elitist political/media cabal allies are mocking Appalachia?

He’s using the kind of language Democrats typically use against Republicans — as in, stuff you say when you don’t want voters to vote for the other guy under any circumstance.

This is tough stuff to walk back from.

Per ABC News’ Sarah Amos, this is what the 42nd president of the United States said Friday in Ripley, W.Va.:

“Hillary is in this race because of people like you and places like this and no matter what they say,” Clinton said. “And no matter how much fun they make of your support of her and the fact that working people all over America have stuck with her, she thinks you’re as smart as they are. She thinks you’ve got as much right to have your say as anybody else.

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In Madison, W.Va.:

“It is very interesting, from the very beginning of this race there has been a sharp divide in the vote — the people who need a president, who need to turn the economy around, who need to restore the middle class, who need to give poor people a chance to work their way into the middle class, who need to give our children a better future, who need to restore our standing in the world and the war in Iraq, but do it in a way that rebuilds our military and stands up for America’s security and standing around the world — they have been for her from the get-go.”

And on and on… Ginning up the resentments and the class divide (and maybe other divisions). … His message to these voters: Obama and the media are laughing at you and think you’re stupid!!!

Obama has a clear problem with white working class voters. This kind of rhetoric exacerbates it. Clinton knows that — he’s trying to drive up turnout to maximize his wife’s popular vote argument to superdelegates. He has every right to do so — the race is not over, no nominee exists yet.

This is exactly how authoritarian regimes begin. They rewrite history, even recent history. There is not a single word that Bill Clinton said that is untrue. It is a fact that many Obama supporters have mocked the dead enders still supporting Hillary when Obama is currently leading. The blogs are full of such nonsense. Even some of the places that were once refuges from such activity are filled with it now. Hell, Obama plans to anoint himself nominee on May 20th regardless of the outcome. He has redefined the goal post despite DNC rules. And his sycophantic followers are gladly agreeing with him. The same folks that are mocking Hillary and Hillary supporters. The very same folks.

Iran

It is time we put an end to this lie. When falsehood is regarded as fact it is time for a real change. Oregon’s Williamette Week gave it’s endorsement to Obama. But in doing so it lined up with other complicit media embeds lying to the public. In For The Love of Politics they lay it out.

The Clintons have a long history of cheating, lying and throwing every available elbow to win. Obama has met every Clinton challenge and risen above it. Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would be a pussycat compared to the tenacity and wily nature of the Clintons.

The photos used here are intentional because they share something in common. The person they portray has become a myth. There is no real truth in anything any of them say. Only the message which is the myth. We must be vigilant and not allow this myth to replace our democracy. Because the signs are there and they are quite obvious if you pull off the blindfolds and see clearly. We cannot afford to allow this man to become President of the United States. Period.

This video by Flineo sums it up perfectly:

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