Why the News Blackout of Possibly Greatest Constitutional Crisis since the Civil War?
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD March 26, 2012
They are deceiving you.
On both sides of the aisle, the politicians and the media are deliberately hiding real news, while the destruction of our constitutional republic silently continues, concealed by the artificially created noise of Presidential campaigning.
The politicians and the media are whistling past the graveyard of the United States.
They cannot reveal uncomfortable news because they may appear complicit in what might be the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people; because exposure would rock the foundations of a corrupt political-media complex, which sustains individual power, privilege and wealth at the expense of the well-being of the nation.
No one should underestimate the dangers of unsustainable debt, a weak economy, a bloated and dysfunctional federal government or a polarized electorate defined by class warfare and ripe for politically-motivated violence.
They are all serious challenges to the stability of the country. Yet they are solvable problems, but not so without addressing the corruption deeply embedded in our political system.
For the politicians and the media, business as usual is little more than a metaphor for corruption as usual.
There is no hope that the present trajectory of the Democrat or Republican Presidential campaigns will deliver the needed change. The election will only determine which side gets the greater portion of the power, privilege and wealth.
Current events have left little doubt that our federal government is no longer limited by the Constitution, our politicians are no longer constrained by the rule of law and our elections no longer determine that future legislation necessarily reflects the will of the people.
The great irony of our time is that freedom of speech, represented by telling the unvarnished political truth, is imperiled by freedom of the press when that press becomes an instrument of a corrupt status quo.
The politicians and the media are simply purveyors of a conventional wisdom defined along narrow political lines and dominated by self-interest.
“Why should freedom of speech and freedom of the press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to be right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinion calculated to embarrass the government?”
Lenin feared both…….