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Information must not just be delivered but also absorbed.  Whatever is delivered to us  is  not really information  until it is processed  through the filter of our consciousness.

1. The celebrated   package of words

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Had anyone noticed how our illustrious media  agrees on a specific  set of words when they describe movements. When Tea- Party was running amok  the media described them as 'angry, fed up,  organized, energetic, politically savvy, powerful, all-inclusive,  worth of being treated seriously' etc.etc. Current Occupy movement is characterized as 'disorderly,  filthy,scattered, irrational, having no leadership, misdirected' etc. All- in-all our media is  afraid as Hell to say anything positive about  our own children. And of course, no compassion whatsoever.

2.  Funny cults

Recently some pastor  called the Mormon religion a cult.  Of course, J. Huntsman  immediately retorted and all out media went up in arms. The funny truth here is that not only  pastor was right- Mormon religion is a cult (sorry, folks, in any other rational society if someone claims  Jesus and/or angels visiting him in the woods, exorcism is in order) but the whole US  evangelical Christianity is a cult because  the way Jesus is treated by them can only be called a  blasphemy.

3. The way we  fight

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It is  morbidly funny to watch the Demparty pretending to  fight  for the people while a) not mentioning wars; b) not mentioning  health care law; c) not mentioning poverty; d) not mentioning regulations and e) always saying that ' we are like GOP but better.'

4.  The way we deceive

It is  also morbidly funny to watch the GOP  trying desperately  to show that they are really a party, that they stay for something, that they have ideology, etc. The more they try to do that to less  sense they infer because their only message is, 'buy me, buy me, buy me'. They can't help it.

5.Rapists on the prowl

Oh yes, Washington Post reported something horrible! Afghan security forces torture people!  Of course, it is not our fault; our media is so appaled!   Pundits, one after another  talk about 'Our men and women dying  while our allies in Afghanistan are unreliable and corrupt.' Oh yes!  What happens to the man who rapes a woman and then he is told that it was not his fault at all, that she was a prostitute anyway, that she deserved it, that she was dirty  and he  just was there to clean her up?  He becomes a serial rapist. WE invaded Afghanistan. WE killed their people. WE still are killing their people. WE imposed their current government. WE  imposed torture. WE are plundering and raping. And here our media transforms us into  serial rapists telling us that it is not our fault and that  we are  the good guys and that the raped one has to clean herself and get tidy.

6. 'I did not do it' government

I have never seen a government  like ours before.  Its main message is  'I did not do it and I am not doing it and I will not do it'. It is a government of  a defensive denial. It denies any plans to use tax money. It denies  any plans to regulate industry. It denies   that it likes its own laws. It denies any obligations towards people. It denies  any consistent economic policy. It denies its own role. It is a government of malicious eunuchs if I ever saw ones. This government  denies the decision- making process. It denies its own existence.

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7.  Howling by proxy

According to  some state laws now   we have a man-hunt open season on illegal immigrants. Anyone who helps them is in trouble too.  Of course, media just presents it as  a pure states' issue.  Just like  it was before the Civil War. The actual   issue that   the man-hunt  had become an overall  populus occupation in which everyone has to participate is  avoided in the media at any cost.  What a compassion!  We like to hunt people but we love them anyway.    That's our nature, right?  This is a Halloween month and if  there is a place where people go to the Church by day and become werewolves by  night-this is the place, ours.

8.  Foreign Policy

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The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.

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