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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Jerry, David & Pat on Communism & Independence

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Title: Jerry, David & Pat on Communism & Independence
Recent news has brought sorted comments from 'publicans
like Jerry Falwell, David Brooks & TV host Pat Robinson.
Falwell's the self-imposed economic comptroller of the city
of Lynchburg, Va. While Brooks is a conservative PBS-TV
commentator & syndicated columnist in various newspapers.
Lastly TV host Pat Robinson heads up his own religious cable
news network, and like Falwell, heads his own Virginia Beach
Bible College. Not to mention all three's daily commentary on
the workings of the US, the world and all of our three branches
of government. Yesterday Falwell lamented in his commentary
newspaper article about "a la carte" or, pay-per-channel option,
recently proposed via Republican congressional legislature that,
if passed, would regulation how consumers could purchase their
various cable, and satellite, broadcast packages. As proposed, it
would basically allow individuals to pay for just those channels
they wish to watch, not just large bundles that all must buy now.
Falwell sees a potential for a negative effect on "religious" or on
"inspirational broadcasters." Interesting, in that all their viewers
would, more-likely-than-not, continue to subscribe to his station.
The same would, likely, be true for Robinson's broadcast empire,
as well. Falwell laments increased-cost as the primary factor and
even goes as far to predict a "devastating effect" as the end result.
Interesting as Falwell's argument is as to any cost concern, instead
he promotes it to the public - as an attempt - "...which threatens to
purge Christen broadcasts from the vast [] majority of U.S. house-
holds...". Indicating the degree that all households have subsidized
the religious-rights' growth in public broadcasting, not to mention
much of their wealth. By which they have supported 1-party ideals.
With all due respect to Falwell, alluding to the work of millions
of missionaries and Gutenberg's printing of the Bible 500 years
ago, it is for that reason – I can read my copy of Gideons on my
own and donate to the church, or mission, of my choice, as well.
Just a brief, by-line, on David Brook's article entitled, "Kingpin
demands respect" – where he goes go to bash the NY Times as
well as, all bloggers in general – particularly his "Kingpin" one.
Note to Brooks -- neo-con is dead – progressive is just another
frightened label, traveling the road owned by one conservative.
America is still a republic, beholding to democratic values, and
the founders wisdom, and vision, to understand power corrupts.
As Franklin held his quill-pen, citizens will man keyboards for
freedom from persecution, equality and justice for all. Meaning
a free and fair-election, where every person can vote and every
vote will be counted. Without fear or threat of harm, or reprisal.
This will happen as long as truth speaks to power and our pens,
computers, have power – internet access, and the blood-to-blog.
Happy 4-th of July!! TV host Pat Robinson recently revealed a
"McCarthy" slant for one of his nightly cable-news broadcasts.
Warning that "Communist" were back plotting for the downfall
of this country. That's old news - they never went away - as the
Republican's of Bush, and Reagan, would have had you believe.
Yes, the "wall" was torn-down, but now rebuilt in Israel & U.S.
Yes, they suffered major economic problems, but with billions
for an unending war, like Russian history, Americans now face
huge future deficits as far as the eye can see. So don't blame the
problem on the bloggers, Pat, even if you don't like, or agree to
what you read. We're all "Bozo's" on the same train to freedom.
"The Declaration of Independence" (issued on July 4-th, 1776)
"...we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men
[- and that - all women] are created equal; that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among
men [and women], deriving their just powers from the consent
of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes
destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to".