I watch Scott Pelley on CBS every night. No, I don't watch the show to gain any insight into what's happening in the World. I watch it to see how the news is slanted towards our foreign policy. Recently I've see a few episodes where CBS correspondents have slipped into Syria to report on the fighting there. Scott always starts and finishes with how the Assad regime is killing its own people. To give credit to the correspondents, they just report on the violence these and don't ascribe blame. That's Pelley's job. Watch it a few times and tell me that I'm mistaken. Scott is a whore for the administration. I imagine that is why he got the job.
TV isn't the only outlet that whores for the administration. The radio and the newspapers do a good job whoring too. If one was to only watch the MSM (and sadly that's most Americans) you would think that we are doing a pretty good job fighting all of those "evildoers". The sad fact is that most of the time, we are the "evildoers". As long as the majority of Americans keep their collective heads in the sand, nothing will change.
I try to point this out in almost every conversation I enter into. My wife of course doesn't like it. See gives me the "look" when I try to educate people as to what is really going on. It isn't because she doesn't think as I do, it's because she grew up in a home where political thoughts were kept private. It just isn't good manners to be opinionated. If this were another time, or another country, I might tend to agree with her, but this is America in the 21 st Century and we are in an impossible situation.
It won't be long until we are bombing the crap out of Syria. We might be bombing Iran at the same time. Many Americans think this is a great idea. It doesn't matter that neither nation has attacked us, that isn't a prerequisite for warring against another nation. Maybe we'll see Ahmadinejad getting a machete up his ass like we saw with Gadhafi. That should be good for Obama's percentage points in the polls.
Romney wants to add 2.1 Trillion Dollars to the defense budget. Think of all the shiny new tanks and missiles we can buy with that. Church going Christians will probably support that. It matters little that we have no real excuse to bomb the crap out of these countries. The Mainstream Media will make up an excuse.
The Supreme Court has also jumped on the bandwagon. They don't seem to miss an excuse to deprive us of our civil rights. Racial profiling is now OK, unlimited financial contributions by corporations and PAC's is quite all right (even though us real people may only donate $2,500 dollars) and they seem poised to get rid of Obama's health care legislation.
What to do?