Get a grip? Did you read your Social Security statement where it says “Privitization is the only way to save Social Security?”
There are lies and lies, and some of the most egragarious lies in our history have come from our own government. He stated an opinion, he has no power to force you to accept it. This wasnt even near on the scale of propaganda, which we have seen a ton of in our lifetimes.
I don’t see alot of outrage over the internet ad by the supporters of the Swiftboat vets that implied that the AARP supported gays and not veterans.
This was a blatant attempt to discredit the AARP because of their failure to support the President’s plan for Social Security reform.
Why no outrage? Isn’t that claim just as outlandish as his? Isn’t it a lie? Why hasnt anyone been fired over this? Isn’t this type of propaganda and lies MORE dangerous than what Churchhill wrote? Who really has the POWER to influence public opinion? Isnt that what we should be focusing on? Where the power and the money is where the country will go.
I still dont get why some distortions that have NO power are ignored for the ones that do. To me this whole Churchhill thing is a tempest in teapot, a distraction, and the only alarming thing is that people are getting upset about what is basically a non-issue, or an issue of freedom of speech at best.
Anyway I am still disturbed by the Shut the hell up mentality of this whole circus.
And with all this scandal, his effectiveness at the university indeed his options for further employment for saying what he thought are indeed seriously impinged, all because of a media circus, so yes I can see why he would negotiate a buyout. In no way do I believe when he orginally wrote his essay or started his activism did he have a diaboloical plan to PROFIT from it.
I can more easily believe that “Privatization” of Social Security will lead to profits for the the Wall Street money managers and banks, (as it did in Britian and some other countries) and that THIS is KNOWN from the beginning of the plan, and quite possibly one of the motivations FOR this plan and against the others that address the future demographic changes.
“Media is like the weather, only its man-made.”
PS. in the 70s when we had the “gas” crisis and oil hit record high prices, the oil companies got smacked with something called the “windfall profits tax”. I am still trying to figure out what is actually going on with the price of crude oil .