Archive for July, 2007

DEAD ON THE FOURTH OF JULY!

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

For he’s a Yankee Doodle Dandy, Yankee Doodle Do or Die…. A real live nephew of his Uncle Sam, Dead on the Fourth of July… (with apologies to George M. Cohan)

Fly your flags, all you patriots; it’s another Fourth of July! Fire up the barbecues, ice up the beer and get ready to celebrate another Independence Day in the good old USA. And be sure not to miss the fabulous fireworks that so majestically explode in the night sky to the music of God Bless America. Makes you proud, doesn’t it?

And oh, while you’re at it, don’t give a moment’s thought to the men and women fighting the Bush/PNAC wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You know, the troops who are out there supposedly fighting for your freedom, or for an end to terror, or for regime change, or for Iraqi liberation, or for the spread of democracy, or for oil, or for George Bush and Dick Cheney or whatever. Don’t let them spoil your fun. After all, it’s a holiday. Enjoy.

Heck, it’s a war, and people die, right? Have another hot dog. So what if nearly 3,600 Americans and nearly 300 ‘coalition’ forces are dead on this Fourth of July? So what if hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghanis are dead on this Fourth of July? So what if tens of thousands of young men and women are no longer whole in mind and body? It’s a holiday. Play ball.

Yeah, it’s been a bloody few months, - the worst, in fact, since that other amazing fireworks show called Shock and Awe. Do you even remember that spectacular night? Never mind, it’s party time in America. Don’t let images of innocent people being blown to bits get in the way of your fun. Don’t get upset about a needless war that has been raging for more than four years with no end in sight. Just go for a swim on this lovely day. And tomorrow is a workday. Damn.

The dead are dead, and there’s nothing you can do to change that, right? There’ll surely be more dead men and women and children tomorrow, and who knows how many thousands will join the dead and dying by the next Fourth of July.

Oh, that’s right… you really don’t approve of the war any more, do you? As a good American, you wouldn’t mind seeing it all end, and you really want the troops to come home one of these days. But, what the hell, there’s nothing much you can do about it, so don’t let it bother you. Relax. Have a beer.

But when the songs and star bursts have ended, and when the food is all gone and your back home, safe and sound, stop and think. Think for just a moment of those who are dead on this Fourth of July because of the greed and insanity of those who lied this country into an illegal and immoral war. When the holiday has ended, think for just a moment of those who will be dead in time for the next Independence Day.

And then sit back and wonder whether there was anything at all to celebrate.

Written by Reggie, contributing editor, TVNL

Why is Israeli Baseball Being Broadcast on PBS?

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

I have to admit that I don’t watch PBS often but as I was flipping through the channels today I stumbled across something very odd. I turned on my local PBS station and I was stunned to find that a baseball game was being broadcast. I was further stunned when I realized that the game being broadcast was the Israeli baseball league opening game.

Not don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against an Israeli sporting event being broadcast in America but I want to know why our public broadcasting network is airing this game. I can not for the life of me remember one sporting event being broadcast on PBS…and I have been watching TV for almost all of my 43 years. Why now…and why an Israeli sports event?

I checked the PBS listings on the web and I could not find another sporting event on their schedule. Not baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis, billiards…nothing. I have to admit I am disturbed about this. For the few years I have been reporting on media deception I have steered clear of identifying the culprits behind the scenes. While many people have taken up the cause of exposing the so called Jewish control of the media I have simply pointed out the deception that takes place. I don’t spend a lot of time talking about who is driving the manipulation of public perception via media control; I simply point out the obvious deception that takes place. But I’ll tell you, when I saw an Israeli baseball game being broadcast on our public broadcast network I could not help but to think about the political appointees within the public broadcast system and about the people who fund the system.

Over the past seven years I have witnessed a cabal of people called neo-conservatives, take over our government. I have watched them deliver a “new Pearl Harbor” to us for their own political purposes. (Yes, after 5 years of research I am convinced that 9/11 was indeed an inside job delivered to us by the people who openly declared they could use such an event to their advantage!) I have watched them drive this country into a war that benefits Israel. I watched them start a global war if you will, that is clearly not in the interest of our nation. I have watched men who have close ties and open commitments to Israel and have clearly dedicated their lives to focus on the interests of Israel virtually take over every important policy making positions in our government. From Elliot Abrams to John Bolton these “Israel First” policy makers have found themselves either controlling or influencing virtually every part of our government including the public broadcasting system. I watch as virtually every member of Congress, and even our local politicians have to swear their blind support towards Israel or risk losing their jobs. Today this influence became painfully obvious to me. In my mind what I witnessed was a tax payer funded public relations attempt to heal the horrible public image Israel has gained thanks to the information shared on the Internet.

Maybe I am wrong. Maybe while I was looking the other way PBS has become a sports network. Can anyone out there help me out? Can anyone tell me about some other sporting events that you have seen on public TV? I am not talking about public access TV, I am talking about government and public funded TV. Let me know…maybe my concern is for nothing here.

Today was the first time I asked myself if it actually time for me to to pay a little attention to the perpetrators of media deception and control and not just to the deception itself. Think about it.

Reference:

The Neo-Cons and 9/11
The AP Agrees to Censor News for Israel

UPDATED: 03-July-2007 - I have noticed something interesting. I see people reading this article from Israel. I see that they are linking directly to this page via e-mail messages.  Yes, I can tell that by reading my logs. I am not sure why this is happening, but I’ll tell you something…it worries me.  While I have seen people on my website from the Congress and just about every department of the US government…seeing people read this specific message from Israel worries me. Don’t be surprised if I vanish or if some crime is pinned on me. Just venting…


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