A Telling Thoughts comment
This email says things so well I thought I should share it with you to show what you can do when confronted with smears and lies about Barack Obama. Please forward Barack’s dedicated website address with the answers and evidence concerning any known smears www.fightthesmears.com to your friends and invite them to spread it far and wide.
From: Glenn Dixon <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:57:25 AM
Subject: Taking the fight to them
By now we have all heard about the new www.fightthesmears.com This request from Senator Obama is far more important than it may first appear.
There are two systems of justice in this country. There is one system of justice used by our courts: Innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, there is an equally powerful system used by our Press: Assumed guilt by accusation.
The source of this problem first started with the tactics of misinformation, disinformation, lies and particularly malicious smear campaigns routinely employed by our elected government officials. These tactics were themselves driven by the greed and resulting corruption of our elected officials.
Every politician has only one real job: To win votes by whatever means possible. Likewise, the press also has only one real job: To sell copy/viewership by whatever means possible. The accomplishment of these goals has nothing inherently to do with the public good. This is the Achilles Heel of our political system.
The voters of this country must start saying “No” to these adrenaline dealers. The voters must finally demand full disclosure and full accountability from the press and at all levels of government. This means that we have to get our own act together. We are the ones that are buying this trash: No demand = no supply. Basic free market economy 101.
Think back to the speech that Mel Gibson delivered in the movie The Patriot. When addressing the South Carolina delegation in Charlotte when debating whether to join the American Revolution he said: “Why should I trade one tyrant that lives three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants that live one mile away?”
My friends, it’s time to clean house.
During the Democratic primaries many of us Obama supporters were very upset that Senator Obama never, ever fought back. We were forced to bite the bullet and simply trust in his judgment and his leadership. We did and we won.
Now he has asked taken the opposite tact. Senator Obama is asking us to actually fight for the dream: “A change we can all believe in” right now.
We can not wait until November to win this election. By then it may be too late. We must use the power given to each of us as citizens. It’s time for us to take this battle to our opponents in no uncertain terms.
Here is my suggestion for you folks to consider.
If we watch, if we read, if we listen; than we have played right into our opponents hands. The press does not care about truth or integrity. They only care about viewership. They are more than happy to get us angry with them – that is IF the outcome is that we spend more of our money & time listening to them. They can care less if we like or respect them. It is only about getting attention as a way to make more money.
We must stop contributing to their cause.
We must immediately boycott [the products advertised by] every show, every broadcast, every newspaper, every article that employs smear tactics. We must say “No More!” in a voice that can be heard around the world. Then we must write and let them all know exactly why their numbers are tanking.
If we are not part of the solution than we are part of the problem.
One way or the other, we must shut them down. The only way we can do that is to hit them as hard as we can right in the only place they care about in their wallets/pocketbooks.
It’s time that the we voters started determining our own destiny. Their 15 minutes is up. – G