A place to rant about politics, the media, and especially the electorate. Much like alcohol, the electorate is both the cause of, and the solution to, all of America's problems.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Common Denominator Is?

(1) Attractive white American women are the only missing persons the media deems worthy of screen time.



(2) The torture of suspects by America and its allies is not deemed worthy of criticism by the White House.


(3) Senate republicans couldn't bring themselves to apologize for not taking a stand against lynching.


(4) Both the White House and the republican Congress fought valiantly for a patient who was already dead, and both refused to lift a finger for a baby who had a real chance at living.



Conclusion 1: If you're white, the media, the executive, and the legislature will bend over backwards for you. If not, you're on your own.

Conclusion 2: The media, the executive, and the legislature are both put and kept in place by the American public at large. The public at large is the true source of all these phenomena.

It's both true and important to blame the individual actors in the play - gw, Rupert Murdoch, and so forth. But I think it's also very important to never forget the great, idiotic, bigoted ocean from which they draw their power.


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