At some point we must recognize that there is a disconnect between the "mainstream media" and reality. We must accept that for whatever reason, reason is ignored by the media.
We must also accept that those who support the republicans will not listen to reason, they are brainwashed by the noise machine.
Our approach to saving our democracy must involve this fact: republicans, the media and those Americans brainwashed by the noise machine, want to do us other Americans harm, the way a foreign enemy would want to do us harm.
This is a concept which is very difficult for some of us to accept. My observation is that our toughtest opponents to freedom (bush and co.) will never find common ground. Neocons have NO interest in freedom, except their own.
We must work around the obstacles to freedom, rather than through them. Although the supplications to the media should continue, it will not get the job done.
The courts are still not yet fully controlled by the criminal element and neither is the internet.
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