Monday, October 18, 2010

Why Do Americans Have Amnesia At Election Time

Why Do Americans Have Amnesia At Election Time

The Way We Forget
Sunday 17 October 2010
by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

This country of ours has a monstrous capacity to forget. We
are able to forget - if we ever knew - what happened two
hundred years ago, one hundred years ago, fifty years ago,
ten years ago. Worse, we are able to forget what happened one
year ago, last month, last week, and even yesterday. We
forget, we ignore, we refuse to know, and in our deliberate
ignorance are found the seeds of further destruction, widely
sown and also to be forgotten.

It has been made far too clear that our national amnesia
certainly extends over the last two years. After an era of
Republican rule that saw vast economic collapse, the
abrogation of basic rights, the trashing of Constitutional
law, two decade-long wars that still have no end in sight, a
catastrophic terrorist attack that could have been prevented,
the virtual annihilation of a major American city that could
have been prevented, and the theft and waste of trillions of
dollars, every available poll appears to indicate that the
American people have already forgotten all about it, and are
perfectly ready to let the wolves back inside the fence. MORE HERE

It’s not just that Americans can so easily forget, they also have priority defaults.
TOO MANY, have a one tract way of thinking that determines their
reality. TOO MANY, have been indoctrinated into believing that
one particular political party is good for the nation even though
this party has almost destroyed our Nation. What an easy job for
the leaders of that party, they throw out the red-meat of fear
and hate to their followers and capture their lack of reality
based knowledge, hook, line and sinker, which, without a doubt,
makes these followers vote against their own best interests.

If you don't believe this just read some of the "Republican Pillars Of
Society" rhetoric ...

Sen. Tom Coburn's macabre
warning to seniors that if health care reform gets
implemented they were going to "die sooner"...

Georgia Congressman Paul Broun's comments that the health
bill would make insurance cards as "worthless as the
Confederate dollar." (Just for good measure Broun
characterized the push for reform as a "War of Yankee Aggression.")

Rush Limbaugh - “Have you ever noticed how all
composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”

Glenn Beck, on President Obama - ''This president I
think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who
has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white
culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm
saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.''

Sarah Palin, in a message posted on Facebook about Obama's
health care - "The America I know and love is not
one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will
have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his
bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of
their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are
worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil...

- Pat Robertson - "Feminism encourages women to leave
their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism, and become lesbians."

There is so much hate and fear spewing from the lips of
Republicans that it's impossible to cover it all. So IMAO it's
not just that Americans can so easily forget (especially those
who call themselves right-wing) they can't seem to throw off the
shackles of indoctrination soooo therefore their party can do no
wrong even when the wrong they’ve done has been devastating!

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