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The Corporate Enslavement of America

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Does Nancy Pelosi Break the Kneecaps of Her Foes?
I just got angry every time I saw Joe McCarthy. He was so obvious in his evil. The modern fear merchants are more sophisticated, but also obvious. After 40 years of Republicanism, I should have thought the US public would have caught on to the McCarthy-like ploys.

FOX News raises the question. The FOX News researchers will tie the House Speaker to kneecap breaking. This is the tactic of guilt by association. In the Joe McCarthy era they had no laptops or Internet connections. The smear artists used blackboards and chalk. They wrote the names of persons and of organizations suspected of involvement. A simple chalk line was sufficient proof of connection and guilt.

Guilt by association is not rocket science. Indeed, it is much more effective than cumbersome scientific methods aimed at revealing great truth. In our experience, a lie can circle the globe before the truth gets out of bed.

When Democrats opened a drive for health care reform, the smear merchants responded with a rat's maze of misinformation, distortion and lying. The effort added new terms such as birthers and deathers, and used old ones such as Communist and Socialist. They carried assault rifles to town meetings to remind the voters of slain abortionists and whistle blowers.

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While they raved, the reformers typed scholarly tracts on the history of rightist violence and assassination. Delighted with the delay and consternation they had caused, the smear merchants worked out new conspiracy theories to befuddle the hapless Democrats well into the fall.

Here is the most recent set of wild charges.

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In Glenn Beck's mind, he has already avenged his loss of 62 sponsors taken from him by the Color of Change. The leader of the group has been dismissed by the Democrats. Another organizational thorn in Beck's side, Acorn, is under investigation by the Feds. Again, smear merchants care only about making charges. Whether they stick or not is of little importance.

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