Friday, January 07, 2005
Covert Propaganda aimed at African-Americans
Black Americans, like any other group is not a monolith, but one thing most Black Americans do agree on is their distaste for the Republican party in general and for George W. Bush in particular. You would not believe this if you see the deluge of black talking heads with a conservative slant on radio and tv....Williams, Elder etc. It can not be denied that Republicans have made some inroads, but still well over 80% of African-Americans do not support the president. The overwhelming majority of Americans of African descent can clearly see what is really happening..... an assault on affirmative action, an assault on Social Security, tax cuts for the rich and paying a disproportionately high price in casualties in a war fought under false pretenses. We are supposed to be proud of Colin Powell(a man who lied to the General Assembly about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction) and Condeleeza Rice(whose oil company allegedly aided a former Nigerian administration slaughter it's own people) but the piece de resistance is paying Armstrong Williams 240,000 dollars to speak favorably of the "No Child Left Behind Act", a George W. Bush creation that he has seriously underfunded at a time when 50% of the African-American adult male population of the nation's largest city is unemployed. If the covert propaganda operatives can offer that kind of money to Armstrong Williams just imagine what they would give to Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh or Anne Coulter. At a time of so much manipulation and deception the members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Senator Barbara Boxer are to be commended for challenging the Republican/Conservative juggernaut. For all we know this may be the last time one may be able to do so.