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Arthur Silber on Zimmerman

Arthur Silber is always worthwhile reading - he makes you think, if nothing else! I loved his piece on George Zimmerman because of this statement:

"The Zimmerman case is yet another in an endless series of distractions. It is another bauble to be tossed around by the ever-busy writers and "activists" of this country's political factions. It is a means of fragmenting and splitting the people's political power, which would be far more meaningful -- and far more powerful -- if the warring factions could only be motivated to form strategic alliances. All those energies are safely directed into a non-threatening pathway -- while the ruling class continues to consolidate and expand its power over every one of us. To the extent the right and left play their parts with such enthusiasm, they do the ruling class's bidding. Most of those on the right and the left have enthusiastically placed themselves in service to the State, and the majority of them have no understanding whatsoever of their grievous failing."

Read the entire post - it is a summary of what is wrong with the Left, such as it is, in this country.

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Submitted by Alexa on

Couldn't agree more that:

"The Zimmerman case is yet another in an endless series of distractions. It is another bauble to be tossed around by the ever-busy writers and "activists" of this country's political factions. It is a means of fragmenting and splitting the people's political power, which would be far more meaningful -- and far more powerful -- if the warring factions could only be motivated to form strategic alliances. All those energies are safely directed into a non-threatening pathway -- while the ruling class continues to consolidate and expand its power over every one of us."

Hey, I agree with the analysis of the problem. And I also don't see anything changing as long as the "Powers To Be" have a lock on the mainstream media.

In our political system, it's always some variation of "watch the shiny ball over there."

If you notice, ALL the corporatist media "raved over the speech," which I understand was given before an almost empty Press Briefing Room (on a Friday, of course).

I haven't actually read David Brooks' comments, but I've read that he was very approving of the President's remarks.

Frankly, that told me all that I needed to know. ;-)