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Posted by: PostIndustrialNation
Date: June 12, 2004 05:04PM
During the past week, the media have been talking about how the "Establishment" hated Reagan; yet this same "Establishment" is touting him as a modern American hero.
This "Establishment" (sometimes called the "Elite") which is referred to is not really an establishment at all. It is you and me, ordinary people. It is a propaganda term used primarily by the Right to try to neutralize and ridicule people who try to bring attention to the sinister agenda of the war-mongers, corporate syncophants, and religious fundamentalists who make up the end of the political spectrum. Other examples include:
1. George W. Bush being ridiculed by the "Establishment" for his hawkish policies on Iraq.
2. The Vietnam War being lost by the "Establishment's" anti-war stance.
3. Opposition to religious proselytizing by the government because the "Establishment" is anti-religion.
Any comments or criticism?
Re: The "Establishment"
Posted by: photophreak
Date: June 12, 2004 06:28PM
The extreme right is good at creating enemy strawmen.
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