Friday, May 6, 2011

Dearest Journalist: A Desperate Plea

I think you, like most media in these United States, have a public relations problem. We the people need a working Fourth Estate.  I am writing to you who have access to the media to make a desperate plea to use your power. I appeal to your sense of professionalism, decency, ethics, duty and courage. I suggest this story:
When Obama said something about spreading the wealth it was called socialism by corporate oligarch media and boy was it a huge big deal. What is it called when the wealth is redistributed, taken from us in the middle and at the bottom, to give to the oligarchs at the top? There has to be a name for “it”. I doubt Congress will investigate themselves since they are responsible for “it”, but why haven’t “journalists” investigated “it” whatever “it” is called? We have the right to know what “it” is called and why “it” is happening. That is the job of the media right? So here is the story:
While the birther issue was the latest stupidity on corporate oligarch news, on a Sunday, May 1, 2011 the Commander in Chief and first Black President of the United States of America, President Barack Hussein Obama, announced to the entire nation and the world that Osama Bin Laden was dead. One would think that if Bin Laden was killed, the United States would declare “mission accomplished” and bring our troops home. 
That is the last thing we have been hearing from oligarch media and the politicians that mimic their message. They tell us that killing Bin Laden means we will be attacked again?  Hmm and then what?
Oligarch media is setting the stage for another terrorist attack and probably years and years of more wars. Instead of calling for the end to the wars, “journalists” are calling for the American people to double down on paying for even more war while cutting Social Security and Medicare. If that is the message from oligarch media it will be the message from corrupt politicians in Congress who serve the oligarchs.
Before May 1st, the issues of debt and deficits were front and center in the news. The budgets from both parties for 2012 continue to fund the wars and give tax cuts to the war profiteers on the backs of the American people. Not content with the taxes Congress is pillaging from us to give to the oligarchs they serve, they have “borrowed” from Social Security too. Over the past quarter century, $2 trillion in Social Security and Medicare surplus revenues have been used to finance wars and pork-barrel projects of the US government. The information comes from Paul Craig Roberts who worked for President Reagan. He is the Republican’s and oligarch media’s favorite president and this guy worked for him. The whole article is here:
It used to be a crime to wage wars of aggression, but Fox News’ and all oligarch media outlets, have one hell of a propaganda campaign to cover up the theft from Social Security and Medicare to fund the wars. They have PR to convince the American people that entitlements are to blame for the trillions in debt and deficits and we have to cut them. Just like they sold us the wars, (2) they are selling like a pair of Nikes, the destruction of Medicare and Social Security to continue to pay for the wars. “Once we are rid of these leeches, we can really fight wars. And show people who is boss. Republicans and Democrats regard Social Security as an “unfunded liability,” that is, a giveaway that is interfering with our war-making ability. Alas, Social Security is an unfunded liability, because all the money working people put into it was stolen by Republicans and Democrats in order to pay for wars and bailouts for mega-rich bankers like Goldman Sachs”. (3)
On the Sunday news shows Paul Ryan has said that in order to raise the debt ceiling he wants to “Get a handle on future borrowing”. Previously John Boehner stated that there will be no raise to the debt ceiling unless something “big” is attached to it. On both counts the only thing that Congress can do that is both “serious”, “big” and “gets a handle on future borrowing” is to stop funding the wars especially now that Bin Laden is dead.  The very reason the debt ceiling is continuously raised is because of the wars! Oligarch media distracts us with a “balance budget amendment”. On whose backs do the oligarchs want to balance the budget if Congress continues to fund the wars for them? Do you see why we need to cut everything else and how that redistributes the wealth?
Oligarch media says nothing of corrupt politicians that continue to fund the wars, but want to cut funds for Planned Parenthood and Medicare and give tax cuts to the wealthiest corporations like Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Boeing Co., Raytheon Co., General Dynamics Corp., General Electric and KBR Inc., the biggest war contractors, amongst others? Oligarch media protects the wealth they are making courtesy of these wars by advocating to cut their taxes with the propaganda that tax cuts will create jobs. Does oligarch media think we are brain dead? Do you?
 The budgets for 2012 are more laws for those that can buy them, to take from us and give to them. The government of the United States does not represent the American people. Congress does not represent the people. It represents the oligarchs. The way campaign finance and elections are structured, the American people cannot take back their government by voting. A once proud and free people have been reduced to serfdom.
Shouldn’t you or can’t you call to stop war funding on the backs of the middle class? Can’t you expose the corruption in Congress and the redistribution of wealth product of these wars that is destroying the middle class?  The oligarch news about the debt is tailored to transform and gain public opinion to continue to pay for wars of aggression. Oligarch media is making policy and that policy includes making the American people pay for the waging of eternal wars of aggression for profit that is redistributing the wealth in this country. Wars of aggression are a whole other issue and a library could be written on the subject. There were Nuremberg trials for that crime! (Google Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda Ministry) (2) Shouldn’t you expose that?
One sweet day, maybe, just maybe, we will take back our government from the oligarchs that buy Congress. I dream of the day when oligarch media loses their licenses and are accused of waging wars of aggression and war propaganda. More then likely without courageous and professional journalists we will never have a government of, for and by the people. We do not have a Republican, Democrat or Tea Party problem. We have a corruption problem. When is corruption no longer just corruption? When is it betrayal of the worse kind? When it’s treason. When corruption and self preservation sells out a democracy to oligarchs it is treason.
What about you? Maybe you do not realize that we do not have a functioning free press and the damage that has done. How much of this are you responsible for? Have you given into self-censorship scared to lose your job, unknowingly selling out our democracy for an oligarchy for your own self preservation?  When do “journalists” and others in the media stop being puppets and become patriots? How much of this do you think the American people can take without a violent revolt if you, who have the power to do something, do nothing? 
  We need professional, decent, ethical, duty bound and courageous journalists and persons in the media. Without a free press and courageous persons who will speak truth to the true power in this country, without heroes, we have no hope of a Nation governed by the people where elections matter. We need soldiers to fight for this country where it is most needed: in the media. We need heroes. We need you. Isn’t that something you could do with the access you have to the media?
 Please I implore you to investigate and report about redistributive militarism (or whatever it is called), wealth inequality due to war funding, what it means in the countries where it exists and the blatant corruption in Congress. That is the purpose of a free press.  Our democracy is not on life support. It is dead due mostly to oligarch media. Without your help we cannot overcome what has happened. Congress is corrupt beyond belief and the disparity in wealth in this country reflects that corruption. It also says that the United States is no longer a government of, for and by the people.
We are dying down here and only you can stop this. If you can’t then you know someone that can. Please do the right thing. Isn’t that why you became a journalist? Please. We need your help.

Most sincerely,

Jeanette Dominguez
1457 Ash Circle #201 Casselberry, FL 32707

Cc: “Journalist” at NewsCorp, Disney, General Electric, NBC, ABC, CBS,
CNN, Viacom and Affiliates, Print Media United States, Clear Channel

1) Wars of Aggression 2) Joseph Goebbels Selling War –Look at the similarities between then and now
3) Paul Craig Roberts who worked for President Reagan Re: Stealing from Social Security and Medicare to pay for the Wars
4) War Profiteering and the Concentration of Income and Wealth in America: Escalating Military Spending 5)Who Rules America 6),,

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