Saturday, October 15, 2016

They're Back to Flacking for Trump

I got up this morning to make a pot of chili for a pot-luck party today, and while I was cooking I turned the TV on.  It was on MSNBC.  I watched for an hour or an hour or a half, and the entire time, what I saw was virtually unending footage of Trump telling his lies and smears against Hillary his accusers, and the whole fantasy conspiracy to defeat him in a rigged election, alternated with an interview of a Southern Baptist leader who spent his five or ten minutes of uninterrupted time smearing Hillary, and trying to see that even people that won't vote for Trump will not vote for Hillary either.  Trump was broadcast over and over again saying what he says, with nothing but the most anemic pushback, and often no pushback at all, from the hosts.  No sign of Hillary or any of her spokesmen the entire time.

Now, let me explain this to anyone who doesn't get it yet.  In the last few weeks, the press has pulled back from Trump.  Is that because the sociopathic capitalists who own the mainstream media in this country suddenly developed a conscience?  Don't make me laugh.  It is because these rich monsters, who always favor Republicans, because they own the Republican party, realized that if this particular Republican becomes President, the odds are overwhelming that he is going to cause a worldwide depression, which will ruin them all.  So, through the expedient of just occasionally having their reporters tell a small part of the truth about Trump, they effectively crushed him.  Right now, it looks very unlikely that Trump could ever mount a comeback by election day.  But at the same time, they will do anything they can to prevent Hillary from having anything that looks like a mandate, so they are now trying to undermine her enough to make her win as small as possible.

This type of tampering with our elections by the hyper-rich poses as much a threat to us as Trump himself; in fact it is the hatred and greed that their propaganda has fostered for decades that created Trump.  It is so important to remember that Trump did not create his base; the base created him.  That base was created by the Kochs, and the Waltons and Sheldon Adelson and a couple hundred other evil families, and it will still be there when Trump is thrown on the trash heap.  And, its hunger will be unsated, which promises worse to come in the future.

1 comment:

Joey Rat said...

"In the last few weeks, the press has pulled back from Trump. Is that because the sociopathic capitalists who own the mainstream media in this country suddenly developed a conscience?"

Could it be because they suddenly saw how anti-Semitic he was?