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Where Huff Post Draws the Line ... And Why We REALLY Need a People's Upwising

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I have been a Huffington Post blogger since late in 2012 when I posted an article on why, as a political independent, I supported Obama for President. Since that time, I have posted dozens of times. The way it works is, I submit the post and a day or two later it is approved -- or not. I've only gotten a few posts rejected, always for the same reason: I stepped outside the "lines" of accepted discourse by referring to something like the Kennedy assassination, questioned the official 9/11 story, or in some other way approached a subject mainstream media considers taboo.

Well, it happened once again this week when the piece I wrote Where To Invade Next, OR ... How Did the USA Get So %#!&@ STUPID? was "politely" rejected with the terse statement, "We appreciate you taking the time to submit your most recent post. Unfortunately, we are going to pass on it for publication at this time, and will look forward to your next submission."

So, I am not "banned" from submitting. I've simply been told where the lines are that I cannot color outside.

Of course, the very point of the article (to refresh yourself, you can read it here) is that BECAUSE these topics are verboten, we have a body politic susceptible to the most outrageous of ideas and theories because we cannot trust the mainstream media to tell the truth. In a certain regard, the body politic must be kept ignorant at all costs and that ignorance has caused us to betray our own founding documents. The purpose of a free press, after all, is to inform -- not to splay four-letter words and pornography and sensationalism about.

I received quite a few kudos on this article, by the way. Not one of them challenged my thesis that we are traumatized BECAUSE our news is censored, and because we have been intentionally kept in the dark. I'm writing this NOT so that you'll contact Huff Post in protest -- please don't -- but so that you will understand just what we are up against, and why we need a people's upwising.

I'm sure many Bernie supporters are disappointed he didn't do better on Super Tuesday, although the campaign is far, far from over. More importantly, I am hoping more and more people are recognizing the REAL prize that goes far beyond this one individual's candidacy -- an ongoing and on-growing movement of awakening citizens who can cultivate both the numbers and the focused coherence to not just take America back, but take our country forward. And bring down the invisible wall of "impropaganda" that separates us from the truth.

I call it a People's Upwising, because it involves waking up and wising up to how we have been duped, AND rising up to a higher game -- recognizing that we're all in it together and ONLY by first gathering around the virtues and values 90% of us have in common can we change the political game from corruption and manipulation to wise governance.

It's important that we recognize the role of the mainstream press -- typified by the Huffington Post -- as making sure the unquestioned answers remain unquestioned. It's also important to remember that these forces will be unable to withstand the pressure of history. Just as surely as the Berlin Wall came down, so will the Irony Curtain that has been keeping we the people from the truth.

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Steve Bhaerman is a writer, humorist and uncommontator who's been posing as cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda for the past 20 years. He is the author of seven books including Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From (more...)

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