Sticks and Stones…

November 3, 2011

A very angry but confused guy called Elizabeth Warren a “socialist whore” at a political gathering. Warren handled it well but was troubled more by the tainted info swirling around the man’s skull and where it comes from than the guy’s outburst.

As Ryan Grim of Huffington Post noted:

“The assault stuck with Warren, and she continued to think about it throughout the night. Hours later, she she said she wasn’t upset with the man himself, but rather with those who attempt to channel his anger in a malevolent direction. ‘I was thinking more about the heckler. I’m not angry with him, but he didn’t come up with the idea that his biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street. There’s someone else pre-packaging that poison — and that’s who makes me angry,’ she said.

Ever since the advent of Ronald Reagan the American people have be subjected to a national brainwashing of sorts. We’ve been relentlessly indoctrinated by politicians and corporate media to worship wealth, the wealthy and the god, business.  We honor war profiteers like Dick Cheney of Halliburton and global polluters like Exxon Mobile as if they were saints. We forget that most corporate suits will lie and cheat their way to profit and galactic serverance agreements, no matter what, just as tobacco-purveying CEOs who stood before congress in the 1990s swore that their product did not kill.

Since the labor-busting-huge-deficit-creating Ronald Reagan ushered in a new age of wealth and glitz, it’s been down-hill for the nation and average Americans.

That poor guy who sees Warren as a socialist whore is sumultaneously unable to see himself as a corporate dupe.  It’s sad, really.

Jim Culleny
11/3/11

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