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A Corporate State is Threatened

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Once again we hear the media pounding the same refrain that they have been pedaling for decades; vote for the politician we endorse because we know best. The truth is that 50 years ago that may have been true, when newspapers as television stations had independent news that operated independently from the hierarchy. Today we have media that has a stake in the game. These corporations are actively backing a certain candidate with corporate funding and they expect us all to take their word that they are operating in the public interest! The sad truth is that there are people accept their message as gospel, even though these networks are courting political favor to increase profits.

It is no big secret that MSNBC and CNN have donated to the Clinton campaign, yet they never mention it. I believe that the FCC should force news organizations that support one candidate to declare it public ally. In a perfect world, the people that are charged with reporting news should have no skin in the game. Unfortunate corporations are riding roughshod over our representative republic. I don't call the US a democracy because it isn't. Democracy is an illusion to keep the masses pacified. We see the true power of the corporate state when they refuse to report on the Sanders campaign and neglect to report on his amazing surge in the primaries despite of everything they have done to keep him quiet.

Bernie Sanders calls his movement a "Political Revolution" and that is exactly what it is. When over 15,000 people show up in the South Bronx for a political speech that is a mind-bender. Meanwhile, the mainstream medal with the exception, surprisingly, of MSNBC'S morning Joe Scarborough, who reported on it extensively, it appears that the network will probably release him from his contract. That is the way it works folks. Just Ask Dylan Rattigan or Cenk Uyghur or even Ed Schultz how they work.

Even our political parties are corporately controlled. On one side we have Comcast and the banks along with the big pharma companies, not to mention the fossil fuel industry bankrolling Hilary Clinton, the other side, that party has he Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson along with the fossil industry that are hedging their bets.

As much as I despise Donald Trump. He is also, like Bernie Sanders, not taking corporate money (except from his own corporation, and look how he is vilified by everyone in the media. He too is seen as a threat to the corporate oligarchy.

You can actually feel the disgust and outrage of the American people here and now. I heard a speech by Tim Robbins introducing Bernie Sanders and what he said made a lot of sense. I too came of age in the 60's and I never lost my idealism. During the many years I wrote articles and books I have been called a radical, a dissident, and disloyal to my country. Now I hear exactly what I was saying echoed by Bernie Sanders. I can't describe how I feel when I see him resonating with the American people.

I closing, I would also like to mentions that our wonderful "Progressive" president has decided to use B-52 bombers on ISIS. Let me just say this, using B-52's t carpet-bomb people is a war crime. Maybe if Sanders gets elected they might just prosecuted Clinton, Bush, Cheney and Obama for crimes against humanity.

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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