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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

McPloy

Hold the debate! I will not put politics first. I must return to Washington, immediately to saaavvvvee the economy!

......... liar.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

President Palin?!

Listening to the local host station of NPR, a local man delivered one of the most direct and well thought out critiques of Sarah Palin. According to kunm.org: "Craig Barnes is a former international negotiator, now a writer and playwright."

Whoever he is, I think he nailed it on the head. Yes, Sarah Palin has the definite possibility of being a literal heartbeat away from the presidency. Could you imagine?!

Click the arrow button to hear his commentary.

Commentary: Taking a Real Look at Sarah Palin

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yup'ik my ass

Lies, lies, and more lies! I found this interesting article on Sarah Palin and her record on Native issues. I have seen some editorials speculating the predicament Native voters are being placed in this election in deciding which candidate can best support them. Some even said because of the Palin pick, that added more depth to their party for Native issues. I didn't know much about Palin's past until now.

Here is an interesting article revealing the truth behind her record. Her record is extremely disturbing if you ask me. Especially coming from the wife of someone who "comes from Yup'ik descent"(RED FLAG- descent), and who I believe was recently quoted saying something along the lines that she supports tribes and embraces their culture (or something along those lines). See the full article here.

However here is a quick list of what she has done so far to her Alaskan Native constituents:
  • Attacked subsistence hunting and fishing rights
  • Threatened tribal sovereignty
  • Opposed helping Alaskan Native languages.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sneaky, Sneaky

It amazes me to see how right wing media completely contradicts itself, when beneficial, in order to manipulate the views of the public. I'm sure left oriented media is not completely innocent either (and because i too am not impartial), but the right wing is notorious for its vocal and rash characters: e.g., Rush Limbaugh (sp?), Karl Rove, etc.

Here is a video of John Stewart highlighting their betrayal of themselves:


Propaganda is something I find interesting, if for the simple fact that it reaffirms my belief that words are powerful. Words can spark revolutions, change the minds of millions, and sometimes even be used to pull the wool over the masses. This is not to say that I too am immune to or have not been swept up in propogandic messages. But when I do recognize it, I'm amazed at the sheer laziness of the American public and the lethargic regurgitation of manipulated information.

Propaganda in today's politics seems so simple and subtle, yet frighteningly effective. Images of cornfields to appeal to the voters of the Midwest. Strategic shots and placement of the handful of minority people in the crowd. The essential "pasting" and use of statements taken completely out of context. Politics of fear mongering: the redundant beating over the head that "we're not safe! terror, terror, terror!". And I could go on and on.

But the crazy thing is I guess it works! If its not broke, why fix it? Obviously a lot of Americans are too busy, too lazy, and/or just don't care to learn the issues, check the facts, and think critically about what they're being told.

Like my good friends of Rage Against the Machine so eloquently stated: "WAKE UP!"