My mother enjoys torturing me by e-mailing me the incoherent rants of right-wing malcontents from time to time. I suppose it’s part of a game she plays with me which I claim to hate but actually in reality secretly don’t mind. But I guess, on the other hand it could also be because maybe she believes that angering up the blood and having your face turn red with frustration periodically is somehow therapeutic.
Either way, she stumbled across this gem of a video and decided that I should have to share in her pain and so she passed it along to me today. (And I’m in an apparently sadistic mood today and thus feel that you, my reader, should also suffer along with me as well… it’s a vicious cycle, it really is.)
(The original link to the video was here on this 9/11 truth blog)
Now, at first, I was beguiled by the “Impeach Bush” banner at the top of the blog she linked to and thought that this would actually be a reputable video on media distortion. Perhaps, I thought, it might be a joint interview with Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman discussing new data on their Propaganda Model? Perhaps an interview with Robert McChesney, author of Rich Media: Poor Democracy? Perhaps an interview with Chomsky, Herman AND McChesney, I foolishly thought as I got comfortable and settled into my chair to enjoy the show.
“Oh, goodie,” I found myself thinking “59 minutes and 49 seconds. This is going to be a full length feature.”
… And then the conspiracies came a-comin’.
For instance, did you know that everything which is reported in the media is controlled by the Freemasons and other secret, shadowy organizations who are all either associated with communism or who are at least sympathetic to it?
I know, I was surprised too.
Peter Jennings was a communist sympathizer. Dan Rather was a communist sympathizer. In fact the video even goes so far as to claim that William Buckley Jr. was a communist sympathizer. Seriously? William Buckley Jr.! The same conservative pompous right-winger who was fond of arguing that the U.S. engages in benign imperialism?
Or, did you know that everybody in a position of authority in the U.S. Government is actually working secretively to abolish the U.S. Government itself and to destroy U.S. Sovereignty so that it can — depending on who you talk to — establish either a North American Union or a New World Order where the U.S. will be emasculated?