Friday, October 28, 2011
Sometimes The Truth Comes from Strange Sources
Among the babble of voices in the controlled MainStream Media (MSM), occasionally one slips through who nails the truth. Sometimes the controllers let this happen, but generally ensure that the speaker is "on the fringe" and can thereby safely be dismissed.
Louis Farrakhan, the much-maligned leader of The Nation of Islam, condemned the NATO atrocities in Libya in a radio interview. He correctly pointed out the positive aspects of Gadaffi's rule that benefitted the Libyan people. He stated a few other obvious factoids, such as American troops "dying in Iraq on the basis of a lie. They're dying in Afghanistan on the basis of a lie. And now (U.S. military) drones are in Pakistan, drones in Somalia, drones in Yemen. When will it stop? America, do you think that you can get away with this?"
Farrakhan went on to mention the reason why this perspective is seldom heard on the airwaves:
"...the American media, which he said is controlled by banks, willingly tarnished Gadhafi's image. During a commercial break, he said the media "is bought and paid for."
"You don't have a democracy when you don't have a free press," he told the reporters and photographers in the studio during the break. "You're all slaves, and you love it. So you deserve what you get — the erosion of your democracy. You'll soon be the laughingstock of the world."
One doesn't need to be a fan of The Nation of Islam to appreciate that Farrakhan was speaking the truth, just as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright did in his infamous "God Damn America" sermon. It's easy to attack these "extremist" characters and take their message down with no consideration whatsoever. See this post.
Many bright, articulate people share these views, ,and have no connection with extremist organizations. Ron Paul is one such example. Presidential debate moderators roll their eyes and cut him off as he attacks illegal warmongering. Network talking heads analyze Perry vs. Romney, and discuss Cain, Bachmann and Santorum as leading competitors without mention of Paul's strong showing in the polls.
Why can't Mitt Romney come out against American troops "dying for a lie"? Since when did murder of American citizens abroad become legal under the constitution and federal law? No one mentions the obvious, save for a few unsavory "extremists".