Beware the Snake Oil Salesman, Pundits, and Bullshit Peddlers
‘Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth’ (Wilde) If it were only that simple, Oscar.
It’s that time again. The time when politicking becomes a free-for-all where the richest and (perceived) most powerful deviants reign supreme. This election cycle (not unlike years past) resembles a traveling, three-ring circus, where the clowns are plentiful, the ringmasters unrelenting, and the crowds often leave the arenas demanding a refund. Consequently, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine which group is the greater threat: the Snake Oil Salesmen (candidates) or the self-proclaimed pundits who make a living by reducing the snake oil muck into digestible (30 second) sound bites.
The bullshit peddlers are not alone atop the totem pole of madness. Radicals are capitalizing on the residual effect/disgusting consequence of the sanctimonious bullshit of corporate personhood. Campaign messages (and I use that term very loosely) litter our airwaves with the best (more like the worst) sound bites money can buy (Thank you, SCOTUS ala Citizen’s United for making this possible.)
Corporations can now make it rain on their preferred candidates like lonely billionaires at a pole dance extravaganza. The campaign messages, although well rehearsed, often lead to retractions/clarifications depending on which deep pocketed donor groups the candidates manage to piss off.
Thomas Jefferson once said, “Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of the blindfold of fear.”
Do not fear the truth. It is our moral imperative as socially conscious, politically active, wisdom seekers hold fast to ferreting out the truth. We may not be able to match corporate campaign contributions but we can challenge every lie big money buys.
Truth hides in obscurity to the point where it becomes paralyzed by fear. Truth is lost in the dark, wilderness of rhetoric waiting to be liberated. So I call upon the masses to raise your voices, less the unsuspecting sheeple be influenced by lethal propaganda. Seek the truth, find it, and expose it.Humanity depends on it.
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered—the point is to discover them.” – Galileo