Ralph Nader Gets The Last Word On Republicans and Democrats (Blog for Iowa)
Today we're sharing a few post-election articles that seem to us are must-reads about why the two parties are nothing alike as "some" say.
Promoting the idea that the two parties are "the same" is a messaging tactic that actually serves the GOP, being the worse of the two. And the bonus is that it even works on progressives. Here's how: Whenever we get to a time where the nation seems to be collectively catching on to how horrible the GOP of today actually is, the corporate media neutralizes this idea by offering the narrative that Democrats are "just as bad." It's the same made-up narrative that says MSNBC and Fox are opposite sides of the "same" coin. It's easy to interject this idea into the dialogue on the ground and in the media, because it manipulates progressives' better instincts of wanting to appear fair. But in the interest of wanting to appear fair, the truth is submerged.
To illustrate, if people, I mean, "folks" hear this idea that Olbermann and Maddow are also lying, it benefits the right-wing media like Fox and Limbaugh who actually are lying. It muddies things up just enough so that even progressives feel they have to take the politically correct stance - that is, that the Democrats, or the left is "just as bad" as the right.
Think of how this type of dilemma plays out in your personal life: How many parents have not been stymied trying to deal with bickering siblings? You may know full well one of them is causing the problems, but you just don't have the stamina to figure out which one. So you just give up and tell them both to stop it.
Complete article at Blog for Iowa : http://bit.ly/9kbdGB