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Saturday, October 4, 2008

McCain-Palin announces character assassination campaign

The McCain-Palin campaign has announced that because it can get nowhere on the issues, it will spend the rest of the campaign assassinating Obama's character.

Here again, McCain and the regressive minions who long for totalitarian, police-state rule in the U.S. are taking the pages of Orwell's 1984 as their strategy manual in their desperate attempt to make W-style fascism the new national order. Their objective is to malign and eventually eliminate all opposition to their party line and rule. They have no compunction about altering the factual record with distortions and contrivances in order to give the "people" a motive to adopt a political philosophy of discrimination and oppression as the only expression of patriotism. We saw the technique used in the Swiftboating of John Kerry and, on the state level, in the beauty-queening of Tom Daschle by John Thune's little ministry-of-truth-style bloggers. (One of their favorite ploys was to incite proletarian jealousy by portraying Tom Daschle as living in palatial style in Washington, D.C., with a beauty queen for which he "dumped" his first wife.)

In 1984, one of the characters is a founder of "the party," Emmanuel Goldstein. As the party grew obsessed with totalitarian power, it branded Goldstein and his fellow founders as "enemies of the people" because their original political principles opposed totalitarian rule. Goldstein had written a book which contained implicit criticisms of the betrayal of those original principles and their displacement with mind-numbing slogans and lies. During Hate Week, Goldstein's picture was flashed on the television screens as the image for vilification and of the danger he posed to the totalitarian and repressive new world order. The McCain campaign plans to turn Obama into its Goldstein.

Brain-washed bloggers have been doing ministry-of-truth type denials and manufacturing of facts since Obama entered the presidential picture. They are determined to portray him as a smooth talking black dude who down deep is harboring racial and political resentments he plans to unleash on whitey should he obtain the power of the presidency.

They tried to use the Obama family's membership in the church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as evidence of a racial radicalism fueled by "liberation theology." When Wright said goddamn America for its history of slavery and racial discrimination and oppression, he was cited by the regressive goon squads as anti-patriotic and a threat. Obama, they surmised, must have sat in church and heard this view. That makes him an enemy of America.

When the Rev. Wright allulded to the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment in his condemnations, he was fomenting racist angers, according to the Republican-regressive bloggers. Here from Tuskegee University's own web site is what the experiment involved:

For forty years between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted an experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. These men, for the most part illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, were never told what disease they were suffering from or of its seriousness. Informed that they were being treated for “bad blood,” their doctors had no intention of curing them of syphilis at all.

The data for the experiment was to be collected from autopsies of the men, and they were thus deliberately left to degenerate under the ravages of tertiary syphilis—which can include tumors, heart disease, paralysis, blindness, insanity, and death. “As I see it,” one of the doctors involved explained, “we have no further interest in these patients until they die.”

According to the Republican Party line, when the Tuskegee Experiment is mentioned, we are to jump to our feet and sing a rousing chorus of "God Bless America." No evidence can be found that Barack Obama took such action, so he is an enemy of the state, according to the mindset that guides the McCain-Palin campaign.

One of the facts that the McCain-Palin Maligning and Brain-Washing Cell are trying to use to prove Obama's radica, anti-American agenda is his service on the Chicago Annenberg Project, which was in charge of distributing $50 million of grant money on projects to improve education in Chicago. A person who advised the project directors was Bill Ayers, a founder of the anit-Vietnam War organization, the Weather Underground. The organization planted bombs in protest to the war. Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn were leaders of the organization.

Ayers is now a professor of education at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus. He has written 40 books on education. He was utilized in this capacity by the Chicago Annenberg Project Board of Directors. He also happens to be a Hyde Park neighbor of the Obamas and has supported Obama's political campaigns. The McCain-Palin campaign is trying to inflate this into evidence that Obama is plotting a radical racial agenda for America. The New York Times, that medium of racial radicalism, has a comprehensive story on this episode in Obama's career.

McCain-Palin campaign is running television ads of the Emmanuel Goldstein kind showing images of Obama and Ayers as co-conspiring enemies of the state.

Let us now remember slavery, racial oppression, lynchings, the massacre at Wounded Knee, and the 4,100 dead soldiers in Iraq, and rise to our feet as the McCain-Palin campaign begins its Hate Month, and let us shatter the eardrums of the world with our chorus of "God Bless America. "

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