by Regan StraleyThe Libya Hill Reporthttp://libyahill.blogspot.com/2010/10/stewarts-rally-to-restore-sanity-just.html
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 30, the high priest of Comedy Central (owned by Viacom, the fourth largest media conglomerate in the U.S.), Jon Stewart, will convene a rally for America's Busy Majority. According to the event's website, the gathering is for True Americans, the ones who are "too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs)," with the attendees strongly encouraged to bring their "indoor" voices. If you are an adamant opponent of the Wall Street coup in Washington, or of the Perpetual State of War, or of the managed destruction of the planet by corporate-state "Green" policy, or the hypocritical sexualization of children in the media, or any of the other givens of our Sane Society that the Ministry of Disinformation has informed us are no longer open to debate, then please stay home. Likewise, if you can't discuss those non-issues that remain on the table for your entertainment and distraction --God, gays, and guns--without raising your voice, they also request that you find something else to do tomorrow.
The clear implication of the rally's mission statement is that people who expend significant amounts of time and energy vocally expressing their outrage at the wholesale corruption and cooptation of their political and economic institutions by corporate- and special-interests obviously don't have lives, families, or jobs to keep them busy. Clearly, they are nothing but mere miscreants and malcontents who wish they could have all these wonderful things that you True Americans have but, somehow unable to grasp them, attempt to lend meaning to their miserable existences by focusing on such picayune matters as the integrity of their government. My only response to that is, I'm really glad Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King, Jr., didn't have lives, families, or jobs.
Jon Stewart is definitely funnier, probably more intelligent and, admittedly even to me, seems on the surface to be saner than Beck, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, and the rest of his antagonists in the political theatre troupe in which they are all employed (by the same wealthy producers, by the way. Koch and Soros only want you to think they hate each other). Ultimately, though, Stewart is just another well-paid mouthpiece for just another monstrous corporation with just another financial stake in the continued insanity of our hypnotized culture. His duty is essentially to prime you for the ass-raping that's coming to you in the form of World Bank-imposed austerity measures, endless wars against mythical enemies, ubiquitous surveillance and militarized police forces, and all the other delightful accoutrements of corporate serfdom.
To illustrate the duplicitous nature of Stewart's call for calm, quiet, non-violent "rationality" in public debate, I'll turn to the most off-putting subject of 9/11. Despite the growing mountain of scientific evidence (http://www.ae911truth.org
, etc.) -- and the assertion of the Senior Council of the 9/11 Commission, John Farmer, in his recent book The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11 that "at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened… I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described" -- the opinion that the 9/11 Commission Report is more fiction than fact remains well outside the boundaries of acceptable public discourse.
People who are aware that this contradictory data exists, and who still refuse to examine it and make their own judgements, do so not because they think it's bullshit and don't want to waste their time, but because they are cowards who are afraid of what they might find there. And it gets worse. If those same people have children, and willfully ignore information that could spare their descendents lifetimes of financial and spiritual bankruptcy via the policies justified by the government's official conspiracy theory, they are selfish and self-centered to a degree that even I can't fathom. I don't care how many old ladies you help across the street, how noble your profession or avocations, or whatever else you do to make the world think you're a good person, you are selfish and self-centered to the nth degree if you don't give this body of information a fair, objective hearing. And, coming from me, that's like Lucifer being alarmed by how evil someone is.
Anyway, the insanity in this case is that we're still not supposed to discuss the holes in the Official 9/11 Mythology, because it's somehow disrespectful to the troops and to the families of the victims to try to gain a thorough understanding of the 9/11 attacks. So this video depicts Jon Stewart's "calm, quiet, non-violent , rational" employees verbally abusing and physically assaulting an individual who dared to question Stewart's routine mockery of the 9/11 Truth Movement.
Jon Stewart and his handlers are dishonest, hypocritical corporate tools. I would urge the ranks of the progressive-minded, of which I consider myself a member, to avoid being swayed by his cynical little shell game.