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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Untruth from Truth - The New Majority Agenda: No Facts, Just Lies

An interesting poem says, "Truth was there at beginning of the beginning of the beginning"

Dr. Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya

Political Action Committees with money to burn are wasting more of it in the new wave of lies called The New Majority Agenda.

This time, rather than beginning the PACs negative ad with ridiculous scenarios that made no sense whatsoever, the recent twisted messages begins with truth turned inside out.  For example, it's true that President Obama inherited the worst economic mess, now called the Great Recession.  But, The New Majority Agenda uses an old fashioned technique called bait and switch.  They open with a true statement, the Great Recession, and then switch to a lie.

For example, The Great Recession economic emergency came together as a result of a confluence of circumstances, but the root of the problem was a deregulation of the banking industry which led to unregulated lending.  When some big banks found themselves on the brink of foreclosure, the federal government under President George W. Bush (#43) took the extraordinary step of bailing them out of the debt they were unable to recover from bad investing and lending.  Meanwhile, as the banks recovered, they recoiled from lending and the economy shrunk as a result.

In other words, The New Majority Agenda PAC advertisement takes the truth of the issue and switches it into a lie.  In spite of all evidence to the contrary, the PAC ad says it's President Obama's fault that all of the above happened at all.  In fact, President Obama had nothing to do with the Great Recession but he's been up against an obstructionist Republican party in efforts to bring a recovery. 

PACs waste their money creating lies from truth because they can.  According to the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court,  political action committees can legally use anonymous donations to create myths, lies and miscommunications.

Calling The New Majority Agenda a Political Action Committee is a misnomer.  Rather, it's a Propaganda Armed Conspiracy.  

Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.

Some truth is usually at the core of propaganda, before the message morphs into a lie, repeated over time. The purpose is to saturate the media with messages that are absorbed, like osmosis, into the public domain. 

It's time for a majority of the American public to demand truth at the beginning and at the end of The New Majority Agenda PAC messages.  



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