Wednesday, April 04, 2007

"Made In Texas" Sold By Fox News

"George W. Bush and his allies are in charge at the moment,even if they are not in control. But they represent a receding wave, not the wave of the future. The renaissance of Southern conservatism in American politics at the turn of the twenty-first century is an aberration. Protestant fundamentalists are a shrinking minority among Americans; and whites in Texas, although they dominate the electorate , are already a minority in a state where they are outnumbered by Latinos and blacks.

Trigger -happy, free- spending, Bible-thumping Southern conservatism of the kind symbolized by George W. Bush is doomed in the long run. The only question is how much damage it will do before its unregretted demise."

~Michael Lind~

While reading that quote from Michael Lind, which I found in his excellent book, "Made In Texas", I realized why I despise THE FAKE NEWS NETWORK and everything they stand for so much. It's because I can see that they have made a calculated effort to prey on the fears of Southern white Protestants and red state conservatives all over the country. And with their constant news coverage of the Muslim and Negro bogeymen, and their chicken littleesque screams of a coming World War III, their play on white Southern fears is clearly working. After all, what better way to put the fear of God into a good Southern white family that give them constant coverage of those Negroes committing crimes in the inner cities, or Muslim bogeymen getting ready to strap on bombs and head to the "Mall Of America".

So I watch as their hosts act as cheerleaders for the Bush administration, and their news remain constantly clouded by an extreme right wing bias. I am amazed when I listen or read other people who tell me that I should ignore Fox, because they are insignificant. "It's just entertainment" they say, "they are not important in the larger scheme of things". Well I say nothing could be farther from the truth. Fox News is dangerous, as is this administration that we currently find ourselves living under. And when working in unison they are more dangerous than a Joe Frazier combination. Together they have succeeded in pulling a ruse on all of us. Bush enacts the policies, and Fox sells it under the guise of giving us news. As the Guinness guys would say; BRILLIANT!

It has been a heck of a partnership, but like Mr. Lind says, it's coming to an end and starting to unravel. The FAKE NEWS NETWORK is starting to lose ratings points, and the frat boy's administration is in free fall. Looks like the American people are finally starting to see them for the lie rs that they are. I don't even blog about all their bull shit anymore, because, quite frankly, it's just too much. It's like shooting fish in a barrel with these guys.

"The failure of the nation to Americanize the South has made it possible for the South, under leaders like George W. Bush, to attempt to Southernize the United States.... Southern Conservatism has always hurt the South. Now thanks to the South's influence in Washington, Southern conservatism is hurting the United States and the world" ~Lind~

Mr Lind could have added that Fox is helping to promote that Southern influence, not only in Washington, but like the frat boy, in the entire country as well.

So listen up CBC, it's not too late.Tell the FAKE NEWS NETWORK that you cannot in good conscience participate in their phony ass debates; and give them back their checks. If they try to gag you by saying you breached a contractual agreement, tell them to go f**k themselves and sue you. Hey, if they do, solicit funds to pay for your legal defense. In fact, I have a check waiting right here to sign, just tell me who to make it out to.

Oh, before I end this post, I see where "straight talk" McCain visited Baghdad and declared that it was safe to walk some streets in Baghdad now. (yeah tell that to the Iraqis Mr. "straight talk") Why he even took a stroll in an open air market. Of course he had a few hundred of his closest military friends with hm; including snipers, assault helicopters watching his back, and a bullet proof vest to boot. Yeah, I guess under those conditions it would be pretty fu****g safe.

But anyway, since the good Senator is feeling like taking nice long walks in dangerous places, I would like him to take a walk with me in Southwest Philly one weekend night this summer. (Any weekend night, I will let him pick it) It will be great, we can get some Chinese take out, head to Woodland Avenue, and just bond with our peeps on the corner. How about it Senator? I think it's a win win for you. You could get yourself some black votes, and some white voters will vote for you because you will show them that you are a man of courage who is not afraid to go anywhere in your own country.

So do we have a deal? Hey, have your people call me I can make it happen.

Oh, but one thing, no military OK, just you, me, and maybe a few of your aids. I mean we wouldn't want all the people in the neighborhood to get nervous with all that military presence. Hell, they might get Frank Rizzo flashbacks. (which honestly, probably wouldn't be a bad thing) So do we still have a deal Senator? If we do holla at the field.

"I have been here many times over the years.... never have I been able to go out into the city as I have today"

Hopefully you will be able to say that after your trip to Philly Senator, but please don't forget to wear your bullet proof vest, you might need it.


Woozie said...

The Southern conservative is a lost cause, let them have their Fox News.

Unknown said...

Hotep! I agree that this is something that we should fight in a big way. Dancing with the Devil is never a good thing!

peace, Villager

Kip said...

@ Field Negro

Conservatives are really defeated seriously their vote is marginalized -- they don't like Bush or want Rudolf Juliani but they have no choice. They don't want to vote democrat so, they can't stop Bush or the any other conservative president in the future they may be unhappy with. Also, I believe that this also is a sign that at a deeper level white conservatives and Fox news know they have to accept the fact that non-whites are increasing in voting power and demographics. If things are the way they are now in the future America will have a black president. Or a half white or some type of mulatto president who has black ancestry.

I don't like the race determines many in America, I really don't I am glad to be a mulatto looking dude. Sick and tired of racial politics. Fox is just looking for white fear to rush to the polls to vote.

"Nazi leader Hermann Goering, interviewed by Gustave Gilbert during the Easter recess of the Nuremberg trials, 1946 April 18, quoted in Gilbert’s book ‘Nuremberg Diary.’
Goering: Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece.
Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or
a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.

Goering: Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Chance: Long after Goering’s death in many countries around the world we can clearly see that no matter whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship, the citizens have often been tricked into supporting wars they don’t want. This shows the intelligence and military capabilities of Goering it also reveals that he had a deep insight into the collective psychology of the citizens.

Anonymous said...


The problem isn't that southern conservatives have Fox News; it's that most people that are getting cable TV are subsidizing it, whether they want to or not.

We should do two things to Fox News: 1) reduce its funding, and 2) de-legitimize it as a "fair and balanced" news organization.

Anonymous said...

Living in Arizona, I definitely get my fill of the "Maverick".

Unfortunately he's a hero to those in this state who do not pay attention. That's to be expected in a red state however. I swear I'm the only progressive!

I've never seen a poorer excuse for a person, and a more oblivious politician in my life.

plez... said...

we need more likeminded people (like Field) to call Faux News Network for what they are... a FAKE and another political arm of the Bush Administration. i never listen, watch, or patronize the network... that's the best way to marginalize them!

Time will only tell how long the "southern strategy" will sustain the right wing. I have a feeling that this may be the last presidential cycle before the republicans begin to exploit another tact.

C-dell said...

If you read my post death & importance you know where I am going. It seems that we have forgotton about domestic problems. Weird when a man running for President takes a stroll down the streets of a foreign nation to get votes instead of our own. "Submited for your approval"

Christopher Chambers said...

Your quotations of Lind are just what we need. And don't get me started on McCain. He was once Bush's worst nightmare. I actually worked on his campaign years ago when the rightwingers, Fox, the so called Christians, all tried to stomp him down. Now the crazy ofay has decided if you can't beat em, join em. I hold McCain in lower esteem than Bush, Rove, Cheney...

Anonymous said...

I was reading DailyKos, and they said that, of the DNC sanctioned debates, they were NOT going to qualify the CBC/FauxNews Farce as one. I think that's a good thing.


Have you read the book ' Whistling Past Dixie'?

Premise is..the Democrats should just ignore the South altogether and concentrate on everything outside of it to win the Presidency.

field negro said...

Yes rykirah, I got an email from one of the "color of change people and they told me aobut the DNC not sanctioning the dabate. Good for them!

BTW, I have heard about that book, but I have not read it. I will put it on my reading list.


field negro said...

d-a-b-a-t-e? Geeez!!!
Of course I meant debate :)