MEDIA with their COLLECTIVE heads in the sand? My editorial / email to the WASHINGTON POST today. ENJOY!Submitted by sharkhearted on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 17:54
[Written today in response to a silly article in the Washington Post by Dan Balz entitled "The Wrong Time for Romney or Obama to Relax.". Hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! ]
"First they ignore you.
Then they ridicule you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win."
Thanks for the good laugh today.
I read your article in the Washington Post today, thinking by way of the title "The Wrong time for Romney or Obama to Relax" would include one of the chief reasons that Romney or Obama can not relax: namely, because of the existential threat that Dr. Paul, his message, his campaign, and his immense, growing (albeit clandestine) grassroots support...poses to both Romney and Obama.
But of course, true to corporatist media propaganda standards of procedure, you simply failed to mention Ron Paul, at all.
If it weren't so blatant and deliberate, it might be funny. (It sure seems like a joke!) Being the good sense of humor people we are as Paul supporters, having come to expect this from you guys, we like to laugh it off anyway...while we continue to work underground and below the radar in advancing Paul's campaign.
And make no mistake about it: Paul is in it for the long haul. He is the big wildcard in this race...and will remain so.
Save for a few bright spots, being the good cognitive-dissonance-groupthink-disorder-corporatist-media-establishment-conglomerate that the Post is certainly a part of, we have learned to take everything the Post says, and the Media in general, with a grain of salt:
If the Media states something, then instinctively we cross-check it for lies, mistakes, and misinformation.
And if the media does NOT state the obvious--or simply ignores it altogether--then automatically our assumption becomes: "What are they trying to hide?"
Let me challenge you this:
Have you checked out one of the latest Rasmussen polls where Paul beats Obama in a head to head? And in that same poll, Romney lost to Obama?
Have you checked into the delegates that Paul continues to amass?
Have you even bothered to see the immense crowds that Dr. Paul commands whenever he shows up to speak?
I am one of those recent Paul converts (about six months ago), an ex-neocon, whose presidential voting record was Reagan Bush Bush Dole Bush Bush McCain.
But I, like so many ex-neocons like me, won't be so foolish to vote for the Establishment Republican ticket this year. No sir. And NO way!
You may have also heard of "Blue Republicans"? (Democrats who are so betrayed by Obama's serial broken 'peace' promises in regards to foreign policy, ending the wars, closing Gitmo, etc. and broken civil liberties promises, such as ending the war on medical cannabis, ending corporate special interests, etc...who, because of those betrayals, are turning 'Republican' just for 2012...to vote for Dr. Paul).
From both sides of the political aisle, our numbers are growing, every day, and we are not going away, even though I am sure the Establishments of both parties, as well as their friends with the corporatist Media empire, sincerely wish that we were.
And the longer the Media blacks out coverage of the R3volution and continues to listen to their corporatist Media Overlords that tell them to black out the R3volution, the more plainly obvious it becomes...that good honest journalism...has become a thing of the past.
The great thing is, the Media closing their collective eyes and ears and pretending we are not there, will not change the truth of the matter. The Media collectively shirking their fiduciary responsibility to report the truth, with their collective heads in the sand, does not make us go away.
To the exact contrary. It emboldens us, further motivates us for the fight ahead, and adds major fuel to our fire.
When you have an honest product to sell--and Dr. Paul's message and political philosophy is just that--this is actually fun. Nothing like having a cause that one can actually believe in.
I am sure you are familiar with Victor Hugo's immortal quote: "No army can stop...an idea...whose time has come."
And I would add: "No media empire can silence...or ignore...as the case may be...an idea...whose time has come."
Ron Paul 2012.
EPILOGUE. Reposting comments to my letter here from one DailyPauler "sandymonroe" which I think you will find inspiring. I certaianly did. Below are sandymonroe's comments: :)
BEGIN QUOTE: "It was last August that I began studying and I studied myself right into the truth with Dr. Paul and the challenge he brought to me to determine whether his views were constitutional or not. Now that fire of liberty burns in my heart as well, and it must be similar to the fire that burned in the heart of our founding fathers that allowed them to commit all to the cause of freedom and revolution from the chains that oppressed them. I voted similar to you with reluctance many times... but NEVER again - never. I know too much and now I - along with you and millions of others will spend the rest of my years working to restore the freedoms we have lost and some we have never had that we should have had at the local, state and national level. Even if they slow us down, they cannot stop us because we see. You cannot 'un-see' once you have seen. The heart, the mind, once expanded by an idea cannot return to its original proportions. It and you are forever changed.
And this IS the revolution - for the hearts and minds of the people - for us to long and hunger for freedom once again and to see how much tyranny is being pushed upon us. And this is why Dr. Paul's number of supporters never goes down - it only goes up and up and up... because the fire of freedom and cause of liberty burns ever more brightly as it is shared from one to another.
I have SO much to learn and it is so exciting to learn - to see our history for real, to learn our constitution they way it should have been taught, to be part of we are called to be...
Great letter and if you don't get a response the suggestion for all of us to email on your behalf sounds like a good idea. Again - welcome - so nice to have you here!!!" -END QUOTE