Anyone who reads this blog knows that I can’t stop yammering on about the lies and deception of the Bush administration. They are more obvious than they have ever been before, and a group of radical extremists here in American are practicing Digital McCarthyism to silence the truth. There are so many examples of this practice that it makes me sick thinking about those Americans that vote blindly for the Republicans that encourage this behaviour. I don’t know what it will take to stem the tide and change the way the moderate Americans are thinking about this. After all, only the moderate Americans can fix this problem by voting out the Republicans that are responsible, but refuse to take responsibility for this anti-American behaviour.
This Digital McCarthyism has been happening for a long time, but Americans have been distracted by hand waving and discouraged into looking into the details by fear. And, every time that someone does look into these lies and deceptions they are vilified from every level, whether they deserve to be vilified or not. I wrote about the despicable behaviour of the radical extremist bloggers when Helen Thomas dared to ask the President a question. This behaviour is meant to discourage future truth seekers from exercising that right. After all, we can’t have the President defending his immoral actions to often, or the public will learn the truth.
But, Helen Thomas was not the first person to be subjected to the hatred on the Internet. Dan Rather and Mary Mapes were vilified when they revealed the selfish and illegal behaviour of George W Bush during the Vietnam War. Mary Mapes used the words Digital McCarthyism to describe the attacks that were made on her during this time. The radical extremists organized e-mail campaigns that targeted every CBS news affiliate, they libeled her in every possible way, and in the end they managed to scare CBS into firing her. And, all along they managed to distract the publics attention away from the truth. Whether or not the documents that Dan Rather and Mary Mapes used as some evidence that George W Bush didn’t fulfill his military obligation there was much more evidence that the radical right managed to shift the focus away from by concentrating on these documents. In fact, the White never denied the validity of the accusation. They didn’t have to, because the attention was shifted away from the details. The main point was that these documents existed at one time, and the Bush file had been pruned of them. The documents presented to Mary Mapes were corroborated with interviews with people in the Texas Air National Guard at the time.
So, lets get this straight, several people who know about the “Champaign Unit” in the 1968 Texas Air National Guard tell us that it was a unit made up of wealthy people dodging the draft. And, George W Bush himself admits to it. And he is treated like a Vietnam vet while John Kerry who actually went to Vietnam is vilified with seeds of doubt planted by the same radical extremists. The forged documents don’t even effect this truth, but America’s head was turned away from the truth. But, it is even worse than this. George W Bush didn’t get his physical and cheated the American people out of two and a half years of his service to our country. John Kerry finished his service and was wounded to boot. But the coordinated efforts of some radical extremists turned the American heads away from the truth. It will take future historians to demonstrate that America was duped to elect George W Bush.
I say duped, because during the election the polls told us that Americans believed that George W Bush was honest, and it sure seems to me that he has never been honest in his life. From the lies and deception to out of the Vietnam draft so he wouldn’t be shot at like a true American hero, John Kerry to the lies and deception that got us into the Iraq War, this man doesn’t seem to hold the virtue of honesty very high. But people voted for him because they believed him to be honest.
But, it is more than just George W Bush. It is the culture of the Republicans and the radical extremists who behave like a gang running around demanding respect, money and authority or they will burn your building to the ground. But here it is Digital McCarthyism where these gang members demand you accept their religion, no questions asked, or they will sic the hordes on you, libeling you with every offensive label they can think of, until you give in or you are forced out of your job. And this “new” America run by the hordes of gangs isn’t the Democracy that I signed up for, and most Americans would agree with me, but they won’t hear this argument because the media is too afraid to put it out there.
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