You know, having been homebound for 9 days with the flu can really drive you crazy. Especially when you pass some of the time by ‘channel surfing ‘the mainstream boob tube. You go from the far right-wing Fox channels to the Democratic Party loving MSNBC, to the ‘We love em both’ CNN. Bottom line: all the mainstream media’s outlets serve the military industrial complex that even cold warrior President Eisenhower warned us of.
Here is what really irks the **** out of me. Everyone who is either being interviewed or doing the interviewing or analysis is a lot wealthier than the 99% of us working stiffs out there. So, to better set the record straight, let us have complete and utter truth in labeling for these folks.
What I want is whenever anyone is on the boob tube, right under their face a label should appear stating how much they earned last year and under that, what is their net worth. So, whenever a politician appears on the media telling us how he or she is fighting for us, let’s see how much they earned last year and what they are worth. Ditto for these media darlings, who call themselves journalist or Republican or Democratic strategists. Let the public know just how much these clowns are earning. Same goes for those myriad of think tanks and councils and institutes and such. Let’s see how much each of those jokers earned last year, and how much wealth they have acquired.
I for one am disgusted by all of the above acting like they have the same economic worries that the majority of those viewing them have. What a farce! Do you think anyone in politics or the mainstream media has to really worry about paying for health coverage? Even those little yuppie strategists and pundits representing either of the two phony political parties, at worst they are earning over $100,000 or $200,000 a year. You think they cannot afford a Cadillac health plan costing them $10k or $12k a year? Come on! Get real!
What really gets me is how these same aforementioned phonies in politics and media look at unemployment and job growth. I would like to see any of these folks actually try to live on an $8 to $12 an hour in salary . . . even if they are single with no kids to support! In my middle of the road town of 60,000 in Port Orange, FL, a decent one bedroom apartment is going to cost $600 a month. How is someone earning even $25,000 a year going to afford that, plus a car payment ($300 a month ) and car insurance ($120 a month ), gasoline, food, health insurance, clothing costs, phone bill, cable television . . . need I go on? Yet, these morons, whom many of you voted for, and their media counterparts have the nerve to defend this corporate military empire that is pushing the rest of us back into feudalism.
So, once the labels are placed on the screen, perhaps more of you out there will see the light, and turn theirs off!
Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on Intrepid Report, TheSleuthJournal.com, Information Clearing House, OpEd News, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice and many other sites worldwide). Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and has been an activist leader since 2000. In 2010 he became a local spokesperson for the 25% Solution Movement to Save Our Cities by cutting military spending 25%. Philip can be reached at email@example.com.