Monday, August 13, 2012


Peace is like the weather. Everybody talks about it yet nobody does anything about it. Oh sure, there are those hippy goof-ball wanna-be’s, parading around with their ‘Give Peace a Chance’ T-Shirts and their ‘Make Love not War’ bumper stickers, but really, like War, what is it good for? Absolutely Nothing!
If we truly want peace we have to get up off our lazy asses and fight for it.
Here’s how it’s done.
First we refuse to believe ANYTHING told to us by the media. Every television station, internet site, newspaper and magazine has their own personal agenda. They hire spin doctors, media campaign specialists and psychologists whose only job is to turn you around to their way of thinking. None of them give a damn about you or this country. Almost all are owned by international businessmen whose only loyalties are to their pocketbook. For example Fox is owned by Rupert Murdoch, an Australian who is presently under investigation for hacking into the peoples personal cell phones. His partner, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, is the nephew of the Saudi King.
On the other side, The New York Daily News is owned by Canadian born Mortimer Zuckerman, who has a long association with the Israeli lobby. My point is whether you are a conservative republican or liberal democrat, the media has no interest in providing you with accurate and verifiable information; their only goal is to convince you to support the candidates that can do the most for THEM.
How do we fix this? How do we achieve a government that supports the needs of its people? How do we get peace in our time? Simple.
We go to war.
To make a difference we need verify the accuracy of the information the media broadcasts. For example, during the last election a news story circulated that Sen. John McCain had said the U.S. should be in the Middle-East for a ‘hundred years’ if necessary.
That didn’t sound legit to me so I researched it. What he actually said was, “If necessary, the U.S. should have a military BASE in the Middle-East like we have in the countries of our other former enemies, Germany and Japan.
That’s quite a difference and purposefully skewed to turn voters against him.
Two recent examples: Romney’s “I like to fire people,” sound bite. Here’s what he actually said. “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me a good service that I need, I want to say I’m going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.”
Isn’t quite what they were trying to get you to believe, is it? Same goes for President Obama’s recent “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” Again the words were taken out of context. In his speech the President said that successful business people got to where they are because somewhere along the road someone helped them.
And he’s absolutely right!
I own a small business and it never would have succeeded if not for my investors, my IT and graphic arts person, my editors, my marketing people and most importantly my customers.
The point is, we succeed when we work together. So here’s what we do.
Again, verify any claim the media makes that seems unrealistic to you. All easily researched on Google, Bing, Yahoo, You tube etc.. And if you find they have left out an import section that intentionally misleads you. Post that information on your Facebook page and ask ‘Friends’ to share. Tweet to your followers. Then find out who that company’s advertisers are and post on their Facebook page or e-mail them that you will no longer purchase their product until they stop supporting an organization that intentionally misleads the American public. 
Any company getting 20,000 of those posts will take their business elsewhere. By driving business away from any company that misleads the public, accountability will be restored and that’s the first step in acquiring peace and avoiding such fiascos as George W’s costly and unnecessary invasion of Iraq.

Curious as to what would happen if self serving factions were able to take control of the state and federal governments? Find out by reading my political thriller Noon: The Rise to Power. Have a look here.