Sex, lies and propaganda

Propaganda — according to Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language there are at least three parts to this activity.

1) Information, rumors, etc., deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.

2) Deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.

3) Particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.

Propaganda has been wildly effective since the advent of radio and television. The best example of successful propaganda was the National Socialist Movement in Germany. Adolf Hitler’s charisma and the Big Lie were able to move a nation to engage in the most monstrous actions. Propaganda was put to good effect by the Democrats in November. However the success was due to the media being in the tank for Obama. ABC, NBC, CNN, and CBS shilled for the Democrats. Research found that Obama had 80 percent more favorable articles than Romney. So is this a result of investigative reportage or was something else in play? What was at play was the political bias of the journalists. A survey of reporters, TV anchors, and journalists found that 99 percent called themselves politically liberal.

OK, all the pieces are in place: a political cabal with definite objectives, a professional propaganda group that will do and say anything to seize and stay in power, and a sycophant media that willingly provides the megaphone.

The propaganda and lies are as follows:

“Obamacare will only cost $780 billion.” The Congressional Budget Office now estimates the cost at $1.7 trillion and rising to over $2 trillion+ by 2014.

“If you like your doctor, you will be able keep your doctor.” Surveys of companies being impacted by Obamacare show that a majority will have to drop their insurance plans. This will require the employees to find their own insurance, pay a fine, or rely on the government plans.

“The rich don’t pay their fair share” Here are some facts from the IRS: Remember the 99 percent and their freaky protests? How about the fact that the top 1 percent pays more federal taxes than the bottom 60 percent combined! How about some more inconvenient facts?

“The rich earn more so they should pay more!” Right? The top 1 percent earned 22 percent of income and paid 40 percent of the taxes. The top 5 percent earned 37 percent of income and paid 61 percent of the taxes. The top 10 percent earned 48 percent of income and paid 71 percent of the taxes. The top 25 percent earned 68 percent of income and paid 81 percent of the taxes. The top 50 percent paid 97.75 percent of the taxes while the bottom 50 percent paid 2.25 percent of taxes and some paid a negative tax (they got money from the IRS).

I know I got your attention with “sex” in the title, so let’s talk about that. But wait, the media is doing a bang-up job all on their own!

Can you say Benghazi? Do you even know or care about Benghazi?

Benghazi is that town in Libya where our consulate was attacked and burned, four Americans killed including our ambassador, who was brutally raped by the Jihadi Islamists. It has somehow been relegated to page 107 in most newspapers, a more titillating story about Petraeus and Allen and their paramours has replaced that embarrassing (to Obama) incident. It wasn’t embarrassing to Ambassador Chris Stephens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty; it was deadly, horribly deadly.

Here are the lies.

It wasn’t a terrorist attack; it was just some upset Libyans that went down to the consulate to protest a video trailer they never saw but heard that it denigrated Muhammed.

Man! Those fanatical Muslims really get into a protest since they carried rocket-propelled grenades, AK-47’s, Molotov cocktails (already prepared), oh and don’t forget the 81 mm mortars. Just for those who have missed military service, the 81 mm mortar consists of three parts, the mortar barrel, a bipod, and the base. These three units weigh in at 115 pounds. The ammunition, high-explosive rounds, weigh in at between 7-9 pounds each. In the Corps, three men schlepped this armament. I guess those Jihadists carry them every time they go out to demonstrate. It just got out of control. Bull!

The lies by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President of the United States Barack Obama were that this heavily armed and coordinated terrorist attack was simply some over-exuberant demonstrators. They knew the facts and lied to us for seven days. Why?

Larry Tradlener lives down McElmo Canyon.

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