Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Preaching to the Democratic Choir is America's Salvation

Hey, who else are we going to preach to? Republican fascists or Fundamentalist fanatics?

Yes, we're preaching to "ourselves", but that's OK, since it keeps us on point and mega motivated. And most critically of all, it keeps us in touch with each other.

I still vividly remember what it was like during those few months after 9/11. There was preaching alright, but it was from the scum bags who criminally allowed 9/11 to happen in the first place! Remember, it took us awhile to discover that Fox Snooze, "Clear" Channel, and the American media in general were now more part of the problem than the solution.

Then for the next two years (roughly) we were in a journalistic vacuum. But gradually, gradually the internet sites began to appear and we discovered we were not alone. And we FINALLY had reliable sources of news and information.

The 2006 midterms would NEVER have happened without our passionate interconnectedness.

We started off something like the French underground during WW2, but look at us now. Burgeoning progressive/liberal internet sites in which we have nonstop "Town Hall" meetings.

Do we always agree? Of course not. But this several million person mass of instant communication is something brand new on America's political scene. In a sense, we have replaced the traditional press (alias, the Judas press), and in that sense we have become an ENORMOUS political presence in the political dynamics of our country. We have become, as they say, a "force to be reckoned with". The pugs didn't see us coming, but they'll never NOT see us in the future. It's called being in their face and they better get resigned to it.

In a propaganda dominated country, elections are moot. What counts is pseudo news dissemination. Everything else is shooting fish in a barrel.

But America is NO LONGER a propaganda dominated country. Sure, the Judas press keeps licking the boots of their masters, but we now have alternative new sources and ways we can interconnect about what's really going on. And FROM this news/communication revolution came the 2006 midterms.

Information is POWER. Communication is POWER.

So our "preaching" to each other isn't just ventilating frustrations and meaningless jabber.

Rather, it's a realistic and pragmatic way of playing the American political game more successfully.

We are no longer on the outside looking in.