Certainly there are some real philosophical differences between the right and left. Over the years though Kurt Nimmo has done a good job of pointing out some of the phony arguments used to define the left-right debate.
Here's his latest piece on along those lines...FCC Talks Up Sovietization of Media
The Obama commissariat offer big ideas on how to “re-invent” media that is flagging due to the fact the corporatists insist on embracing a dinosaur business model that worked fine in 1950 but has spelled disaster and bankruptcy in 2010. Government is also worried about the fact millions of people are tuning out of the corporate media wavelength in favor of a dynamic medium on the internet where corporate domination — and government propaganda — is nearly impossible.
Fox News has covered the FCC plan, but has unfortunately injected the same old stale left-vs-right nonsense. Dan Gainor, writing for the Murdoch empire, says “a coalition of hard-left groups, some respected journalists like The Washington Post’s Vice President Len Downie, and a horde of Big Government types are looking for a bailout as well as funding for a new, openly left-wing replacement.”
It has nothing to with wings on the left or right. It has to do with the establishment regaining control and re-establishing a monopoly on information (or rather propaganda) and in the process crowding out the competition. It should not be a surprise the Washington Post is involved in the Obama administration effort — the Post, after all, was (and is) the crown jewel in the CIA’s long-running Operation Mockingbird effort to control media.
Fox also falls into the trap of cosigning the globalist George Soros to the left side of the supposed political spectrum. “The advocates include groups like the George Soros-funded Free Press, co-founded by Robert McChesney, a strident lefty. McChesney, who once edited what his own website calls an ‘independent socialist magazine,’ now wants to socialize American news media,” writes Gainor.
Neocons like David Horowitz like to pretend Soros and his fellows are some kind of latter day Marxists. But what these guys miss — intentionally or otherwise — is that Marxism is a contrivance of the global elite. It is a near-perfect control mechanism, as Gary Allen noted way back in 1971. “If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of superrich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes the logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite,” Allen wrote.
Incidentally, Horowitz (who is no stranger to Fox News) and the neocons are also controlled by the establishment and the CIA. David Horowitz’s operation has taken moolah from one Richard Scaife, the “philanthropic” gazillionaire who worked with the CIA — Scaife’s Forum World Features, a foreign news service, was a CIA front that disseminated propaganda around the world.
Scaife and Soros are birds of a feather. Both service the elite. The CIA, after all, was created by Wall Street lawyers.
Mr. Gainor says everything Obama is about taxes and socialism. The FCC report, Gainor writes, “listed a host of other possible solutions for the problems that impact journalism – everything but the free market. That concept is foreign to the same administration that seized control of Wall Street, the auto industry and our health care system.”
First and foremost, we have not had a “free market” (as in laissez-faire capitalism) for more than a century — not since the monopoly men and the international bankers hijacked it in the 19th century. The free market circa 2010 is shorthand for globalism dominated by corporatists and banksters. The final death blow to any remnant of a free market occurred in 1913 when the Federal Reserve was created at the behest of J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Second, it is seriously absurd that Mr. Gainor would say Obama has taken over Wall Street. Au contraire. Wall Street created the Obama administration from the ground up. It is packed like a sardine can with Goldman Sachs, World Bank, CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, and Federal Reserve operatives like Larry Summers, little Timmy Geithner, Paul Volcker, Richard Haass, and Richard Holbrooke, to name but five.
Gainor mentions a story covered by Infowars.com yesterday, although he safely attributes it to The Hill — an effort by a “liberal” coalition to shut down talk radio and alternative media on the internet. “The coalition, which includes a variety of lefty groups such as Common Cause and La Raza, wants the FCC to shut down speech it doesn’t like on cable and talk radio – in other words, Fox and conservative stations,” he writes.
If “conservatives” think the FCC and the foundation “left” will manage to shut down Fox News, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell them. Indeed, smaller, more rambunctious talk radio outfits not owned by the establishment — the way Fox is owned — may indeed face extinction if the FCC and its gaggle of academic “Marxists” have their way (in other words, if the monopoly men control freaks have their way), but Fox News is not going anywhere. It is too important. It keeps the false right-left paradigm alive and feeds the beast.
Likewise neocon bloggers exemplified by Michelle Malkin, who has on occasion served as a Fox News darling. They may be obliged to be “fair and balanced” and offer countervailing arguments scripted by the “lefty” globalist foundations, but they ain’t going anywhere because they are not dangerous to the establishment. Neocons feed the beast, too.
About my use of the word “Sovietization.” At first glance this may seem like a contradiction, but in fact the entire Soviet operation was created by Wall Street bankers, as Antony Sutton has exhaustively documented. It was a masterful control mechanism.
Dan Gainor and Fox News (and especially Glenn Beck) need to ditch the socialism mantra. Obama is not a socialist. He is a well trained and narcissistic teleprompter reader who works for international bankers. Harping on a stale college book definition of socialism does nothing but invigorate and keep alive the parlor trick the elite have used now for more than a hundred years to keep the manufactured left versus right paradigm operational.