The media is the most powerful weapon of the 21st century.
I guess diversion is the best political tool. We are all glued to the political entertainment channel like last night hearing a marketing and advertising speech for healthcare. What the heck is wrong with us. America is broke and here we are selling, pandering a better word, a new system that we all know will be a honey pot for wild politicians to raid. In addition, fiscally it is the worst time in history to get this done.
Without borrowing more money from the world we cannot do this. It is clear the only ideas DC can come up with is to borrow more money to throw at broken systems and further put our way of life at risk. Who is watching the hen house. Rome is burning and healthcare is more kerosene. When a trillion dollars is batted around without a blink of the eye we have to shiver in utter fear and disgust. But the debate hasn’t focused on the program details and moreover the astronomical cost.
So on the stump again the political machine just churns out rhetoric and advertising for the program. I think it diverts society away from the core issue – COST. We all know it will cost more than $1 trillion – I bet $1.5 – $1.75 trillion if it passes. I know I have put out 10 ideas that are rapid and don’t cost money. Every idea I have put forth doesn’t cost money to do. But the honey pot is just too mouth watering for politicians to keep the foxes hands out of. Now the screeching republican “you lie” statement will take over the news an everyone will tune in. Again another diversion for us to look the other way while the political machine cuts back room deals and rams unwanted legislation down our throat.
Every diversion keeps American glued to the TV. Given media is the most power weapon of the 21st century it is used to sell us and also divert attention away from key issues like how will America survive fiscally. I see no way we can right now with or without healthcare reform. This is the real issue. It isn’t healthcare, the newest product for sale, it is the whole capitalist system. Survival and longevity are all stated clearly for Americans but our survival also depends on America’s ability to stay afloat. Bolt trillions of dollars on the system followed by over $6 trillion of new borrowing and it will be over for all of soon anyway. Borrow all this money for healthcare but I don’t hear anything about replacing the social security money that has been stolen from us. But diversion works and the issues facing our society are just never brought up. Where have you heard a plan to fiscally overhaul America before we die. NEVER.