Political Fund Raising, and the MSMSubmitted by BigT on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 09:14
Every election year I am amazed at how much more money gets pumped into the political process of getting people elected. Huge sums of money in every major race, and in many lesser races too.
It seems the "money race" is what dictates alot of coverage, drives polling results, and picks winners and losers even before any vote levers are pulled. Lots of coverage about "who raised how much?" and the horse race of dollars.
Ever wonder about that?
Cui Bono? Who benefits?
Well, it's our pals at the MSM.
That's why they cover that so eagerly. It's their future income stream.
All the money pouring into the candidates coffers winds up in the pockets of the MSM newspapers, TV, radio, magazines, etc.
In fact, I have long thought that this is the "payoff" to the MSM for their lap-dog compliance with the establishment.
Every 2 years, and especially every 4 years, they get windfall profits of billions of dollars paid into their advertising pockets, from all the candidates.
Of course, I understand that the candidates all want to be seen, and want to inundate the public with their faces and slogans.
But, "the beast" is being fed with this activity. The money spent is actually arming the opposition at another level, and depleting our own resources.
I think this needs to be thought about. Who do we really want all this money from our donors going to?
Our friends, or our enemies?
Right now, it seems to be a "blind" activity. Raise money and give it to the MSM. I think it's not the best thing for us to do.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about how this can be turned more to our advantage, and less money funneled into the institutions which control the mass media propagandists. Alternate strategies which can be very effective need to be put on the table, so that the money from our wallets doesn't end up in the pockets of the juggernaut that opposes us.
What do you think?
We have our own "cutting-edge" think-tank right here at the DP. Modern techniques have been developed here that have changed the course in politics over the last few years. I think the minds here can solve this to give us more advantage, in new ways that the establishment dinosaurs won't benefit from.