Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Reviving the Patriot Dream

Just watched a very powerful speech by Bill Moyer addressed to a convention on media reform. Here is the link: http://www.hemuz.org/NEWS/Hear-What-Bill-Moyers-Says I definitely recommend that you watch it. it speaks to a real concern for our democracy here in the USA. How we are in danger of losing the fifth estate - a free press.

I found it both disturbing and uplifting at the same time. It is a call for action we need to hold our legislators accountable and the media as well. If we are not diligent we will soon find ourselves at the mercy of the power mongers like Rupert Mudoch and his ilk.

Bush has been trying to give away the keys to the library so to speak. For the last couple of years allowing the Multimedia conglomerates buy up the few remaining free press markets left in America. If you thought the days of the robber barons were over not true my friends they have risen again and this time what they are grabbing will mean the end of freedom in America. because once they control what can be printed, said or seen then we will be truly blind and bereft. Tiny islands of thought floating in a sea of mindless pap.

The Internet is the last bastion where we can speak our mind and report our truths. We need to be vigilant and as Arlo Guthrie said "keep the patriot dream alive" Be involved people attend your town meetings call your legislator let them know you are a true patriot that you won't give up the dream.

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