Saturday, January 28, 2006

Catastrophe Looms

"America has become a rogue nation, flying blind, guided only by ignorance and hubris. A terrible catastrophe awaits."

Paul Craig Roberts hits the nail on the head once again.
In case you are a first time visitor, Roberts is a long-standing conservative, a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, a former contributing editor for National Review, and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury (during the Reagan administration).

"Two recent polls, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll and a New York Times/CBS News poll, indicate why Bush is getting away with impeachable offenses. Half of the US population is incapable of acquiring, processing and understanding information.

"Much of the problem is the media itself, which serves as a disinformation agency for the Bush administration. Fox "News" and right-wing talk radio are the worst, but with propagandistic outlets setting the standard for truth and patriotism, all of the media is affected to some degree.

"Despite the media’s failure, about half the population has managed to discern that the US invasion of Iraq has not made them safer and that the Bush administration’s assault on civil liberties is not a necessary component of the war on terror. The problem, thus, lies with the absence of due diligence on the part of the other half of the population."

Full article here.

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