Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 6, 2014, 5:56 a.m. EST by WSmith
from Cornelius, OR
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The Politician ~ Voter, Information Gap: The Gap that screws us!
Just as Prog-Talk (Progressive Talk Radio -- do any of you know about it?-- the descendents of Air America Radio) has been censored (censorship gone wild after the 2012 election) from the Public Airwaves, MSM reports just enough news to maintain commercial viability, RW Hate & Lies blasts 24/365 with derelict impunity, rendering the public MUSHROOMED (kept in the dark and fed shit), so it is with Dem Politicians when the electorate does what it did in 2010 and now, in 2014 (lowest Voter turnout since the height of WW-2). Who could blame Dems for thinking the American People are Crazy or Idiotic, or BOTH?
The American People are largely ignorant of the Political-Government World. With the ubiquity of anti-Politics and anti-Government jokes, conjectures and resolves, false conclusions are the Norm. "They all wear suits and talk about the same stuff, they must all be the same." "You hear it everywhere and everyone knows, they're all the same." "So what's the use? They're all corrupt!"
Politicians (mostly Dems, because the Con constituency does what their Authority Figures tell them) are ignorant of the American People. Dem-Pols don't realize that the People can't see or comprehend what is happening in Government. "Can't they see that RepubliCons are lying, sabotaging and only working for the 1% to disable government?" "Is that what Americans want?" "Don't they see what we are up against?"
Neutered NPR no longer has a Senior News Analyst like they had with Daniel Shorr. CBS's Dan Rather was fired for a Font error, while telling the truth. Keith Olbermann banished for being Keith Olberman. Smug Ys/millennials get there politics from satire and parody and it never gets reinforced with serious news, so even enlightened political knowledge is relegated, quarantined, to comedy. Try talking to a millennial about politics, they can't do it with a straight face. It's all a joke to them. They take New Age (Sweet World) conformity more seriously than politics, because it makes them a more compatible, stress-free and successful employee. Fighting and bickering for politics or unionized labor are as foreign to them as a Dan Shorr on NPR, a News Media that informs, investigative reporting, penalties for lies and propaganda, monopoly breakups, a thriving middle-class, free college, free phones that always work, radios that offer real diversity for free, and as foreign as VOTING As Civic Duty!!! They (millennials and the disengaged) are turning their focus on politics around toward themselves, they can only do something about their own individual selves. Democracy is a fairytale to them. And they get NO information to the contrary.
Dem Politicians see a mirror image, reverse negative, picture of the American People and what they can do about it, and they, too, get NO information to the contrary.
This Information Gap is real, and the consequences are deadly dangerous. How many people died and/or suffered from the consequences of the W-Cheney reign of laissez faire, shock and awe and 1%-GOP Obstruction & Sabotage? How many are still dying and suffering? Uncountable, poverty, homeless, war, healthcare and violence effected Millions!! The Cons understand, embrace and have made Progress by building on their win in 2010, gerrymandering, blitzing the media with lies, and sabotaging any and all Progress by Dems and Obama (their easy, black bulls-eye in the White House). And the only consequence 1%-Cons care about is winning.
Meanwhile, People don't know what progress even is, what the Parties stand for, what the political Philosophies are, or what vast and glaring differences there are between them, so they disengage and/or turn inward. They just Sit, sometimes in non-partisan drum circles. Which is NIRVANA for Cons, Dismaying for Dems, and Self-Fulfilling for the Oblivious and Snotty American Non-Voters ~ who in their fathomlessly arrogant ignorance have enabled the political equivalent of Ebola and ISIS to run roughshod all over and through America's Political-Governmental world. Way to be played and make the rest of the country pay for it, ASSHOLES!
So how do we bridge this terrible Information Gap? Education? $100 fines for not Voting? Replace Eric Holder with Ralph Nader? Have Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders video tape PSAs threatening to kill themselves if Non-Voters don't WTFU! Small surgical Civil Wars held in stadiums around the country? All of the above? Disturbingly, if you ask both 1%-Cons and 99%-Non-Voters what to do, the answer is exactly the same, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!