Glenn Beck Compares and Contrasts–Progressive Radical Socialism–Under Chavez and Obama–Little Difference

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Chavez Silences Opposition

Glenn Beck Show – January 26, 2010 – Pt 1 of 8

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Obama’s Czar Mark Lloyd’s FCC ‘Diversity’ Chief – His Take on Free Speech

  

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Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez

  

ABC television interview with Hugo Chavez

Obama’s FCC Diversity Czar Loves Hugo Chavez’s Revolution – Czar Mark Lloyd – Glenn Beck

Obama Promises Promises,Words Just Words,Still Blaming Bush

Broadcast Blues: Mark Lloyd and the Structural Imbalance of Talk Radio

FCC Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd discussing plans to shut down conservative media 

 

MICHAEL SAVAGE ATTACKS MARK LLOYD FASCIST FCC CZAR OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

  

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GUIDE TO THE GEORGE SOROS NETWORK

“George Soros is one of the most powerful men on earth. A New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at about $7.2 billion. His management company controls billions more in investor assets. Since 1979, his foundation network – whose flagship is the Open Society Institute (OSI) — has dispensed an estimated $5 billion to a multitude of organizations whose objectives are consistent with those of Soros. (The President of OSI and the Soros Foundation Network is Aryeh Neier, who, as Director of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy, personally created the radical group Students for a Democratic Society in 1959.) With assets of $859 million as of 2005, OSI alone donates scores of millions of dollars annually to these various groups, whose major agendas can be summarized as follows:  

  • promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation
  • promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
  • opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
  • depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
  • promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
  • promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
  • promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
  • defending suspected anti-American terrorists and their abetters
  • financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
  • advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending
  • opposing the death penalty in all circumstances
  • promoting socialized medicine in the United States
  • promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, is “not clean air and clean water, [but] rather … the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
  • bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
  • promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike …”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=589

 

Sean Hannity: Barack Obama’s White House and the NEA Propaganda Scandal

Who Funds the Radical Left In America?

By Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism

“…Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system.  They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism.  Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. …”

http://www.westernjournalism.com/?page_id=3107

Tides Foundation

  • Net Assets: Tides Foundation – $142,007,356 (2006); Tides Center – $43,969,744 (2006)
  • Grants Received: Tides Foundation – $68,725,557 (2006); Tides Center – $49,859,754 (2006)
  • Grants Awarded: Tides Foundation – $67,319,624 (2006); Tides Center – $5,566,058 (2006)

Established in 1976 by California-based activist Drummond Pike, the Tides Foundation was set up as a public charity that receives money from donors and then funnels it to the recipients of their choice. Because many of these recipient groups are quite radical, the donors often prefer not to have their names publicly linked with the donees. By letting the Tides Foundation, in effect, “launder” the money for them and pass it along to the intended beneficiaries, donors can avoid leaving a “paper trail.” Such contributions are called “donor-advised,” or donor-directed, funds.

Through this legal loophole, nonprofit entities can also create for-profit organizations and then funnel money to them through Tides — thereby circumventing the laws that bar nonprofits from directly funding their own for-profit enterprises. Pew Charitable Trusts, for instance, set up three for-profit media companies and then proceeded to fund them via donor-advised contributions to Tides, which (for an 8 percent management fee) in turn sent the money to the media companies.

If a donor wishes to give money to a particular cause but finds that there is no organization in existence dedicated specifically to that issue, the Tides Foundation will, for a fee, create a group to meet that perceived need.

In 1996 the Tides Foundation created, with a $9 million seed grant, a separate but closely related entity called the Tides Center, also headed by Drummond Pike. The Tides Center functions as a legal firewall insulating the Tides Foundation from potential lawsuits filed by people whose livelihoods or well-being may be harmed by Foundation-funded projects. (These could be, for instance, farmers or loggers who are put out of business by Tides-backed environmentalist groups.) In theory the Foundation’s activities are restricted to fundraising and grant-making, while the Center focuses on managing projects and organizations; in practice, however, both entities do essentially the same thing.

The Tides Center’s Board Chairman is Wade Rathke, who is also a member of the Tides Foundation Board. Rathke, a protege of the late George A. Wiley, serves as President of the New Orleans-based Local 100 of the Service Employees International Union, and is the founder and chief organizer of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). …”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5184

 

Tides Center

“… Tides Center is a non-profit organization in the United States which provides fiscal sponsorship for progressive groups. Tides Center is classified a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the IRS. The organization is based in San Francisco with offices in the Presidio.

It is administratively linked to but separate from the Tides Foundation. Tides Center and Tides Foundation are part of a family of organizations linked by a commitment to social change, innovation, and responsible stewardship of resources.

The Tides Center handles administrative functions such as payroll, benefits, insurance, and tax form 990 in exchange for a fee, which varies, and which is taken out of grant monies.[citation needed]

 

Current projects of Tides Center include:

  • Americans For Gun Safety Foundation
  • Apollo Alliance[2]
  • Campaign to Defend the Constitution
  • Citizendium Foundation
  • Rockridge Institute[3]
  • Traction
  • Women, Food and Agriculture Network …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tides_Center

 

 

Dear President Obama:

A recent blog post by Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Courrielche details an August 10, 2009, conference call hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve.  The stated purpose of the call was to encourage a select group of artists “to help lay a new foundation for growth, focusing on core areas of the recovery agenda – health care, energy and environment, safety and security, education, community renewal.”  According to Mr. Courrielche, the NEA and the White House were “steering the art community toward creating art on the very issues that are currently under contentious national debate; those being health care reform and cap-and-trade legislation.”  See http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/08/25/the-national-endowment-for-the-art-of-persuasion-patrick-courrielche/.

If accurate, Mr. Courrielche’s account of this conference call organized and hosted by your Administration raises a number of serious concerns.  First and foremost among these concerns is the participation of the NEA in a conversation “steering” the arts community toward a pro-Administration political message.

As you know, the NEA is the largest annual funder of the arts in the United States.  And the imprimatur of an NEA grant often spurs private funding, making NEA grant decisions even more powerful within the arts community.  But, as former NEA Chairman Dana Gioia wrote in 2007, “[t]he NEA does not dictate arts policy to the United States . . . .”  Indeed, as Gioia observes, this feature is what distinguishes the NEA from other nations’ centralized ministries of culture. 

A reasonable observer would view the NEA’s participation in the August 10 call as implying that NEA grant opportunities (i.e., taxpayer dollars) may be tied to artists’ willingness to use their creative talents to advance your Administration’s political agenda.  This is not, and has never been, the purpose of the NEA.

Such politicization of the NEA is particularly dangerous at a time when the arts community struggles for philanthropy.  But even if no NEA funding was intended for political purposes, one cannot escape the disturbing impression that this Administration-including appointees within the White House and the NEA-believes that it is appropriate for the federal government to enlist the arts community for the purpose of furthering a specific political agenda.  I agree with President John F. Kennedy, who said that “[w]e must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”

I urge you to make clear that your Administration will never allocate taxpayer dollars to artists based on their support for Administration policy initiatives.  Further, I respectfully request that you take the necessary steps to ensure that the NEA-and the American arts community it supports-remain independent from political manipulation by the White House.

This episode appears to merit congressional hearings and sustained oversight-and so I request your prompt response to these charges and my concerns.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ForPress.NewsReleases&ContentRecord_id=9f526405-802a-23ad-4bf2-bcd9ca5a76b3

High Noon for politicized arts funding

Thomas Lifson

“…The next Breitbart tape debuts at noon today (EDT). The National Endowment for the Arts and White House official Buffy Wicks are bracing for the new bombshell coming from Andrew Breitbart and BigGovernment.com. The website offers a preview this morning on BigGovernment.com, citing the notorious and likely illegal politicization of the NEA, bullying artists receiving grants into works supporting the administration’s legislative priorities. Mike Flynn and John Nolte write: …”

 

 

“…Meanwhile, Clarice Feldman informs us that BigGovernment.com reports that a White House website encouraging volunteerism filters applicants to ACORN: …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/09/high_noon_for_politicized_arts.html

 

 

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New Media Connects The Dots–SDS–Jeff Jones–Apollo Alliance–Big Media–Pelosi–Jim Jones–Cult of Personality–Barack Obama

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“The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

~Eric Hoffer

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New media consists of talk radio, internet blogs and web sites, and the Fox Network.

Old media consist of the print media (newspapers, magazines, journals) and the major television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC).

New media is connecting the dots on the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party led by Barack Obama and their attempt to replace free enterprise capitalism and a representative republic with a collectivist command and control economy and a progressive socialist state.

The progressive radical socialists are funded by unions, big business, big financial institutions, lawyers (especially trial lawyers) and very wealthy individuals such as George Soros.

President Obama would like the new media to shut-up.

A frontal assault on talk radio by reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine has been ruled out for the simple reasons tens of million of Amercans each day listen to talk radio and also vote.

Any attempt to reinsitute the Fairness Doctrine would unleash a firestorm of protest. The recent 2,000,000 plus march on Washington D.C. would be multiplied by a factor 10 to 20  all across the nation.

Instead Barack Obama will try to limit the exercise of free speech over talk radio, television and the internet by regulations drafted and implemented by Cass Sunstein, Regulatory Czar, and Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Czar:

Cass Sunstein–Regulatory Czar–Animal Rights Activist, Body Part Taker, Gun Grabber, Internet Regulator, Nudger–Nuts!

Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Czar, and Cass Sustein, Regulatory Czar: Progressive Radical Socialist Silencing of Free Speech On Internet Blogs and Talk Radio

Their ultimate goal is to silence the following conservative and libertarian talk radio show hosts:

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      1. Rush Limbaugh
      2. Sean Hannity
      3. Michael Savage
      4. Glenn Beck
      5. Laura Ingraham
      6. Mark Levin
      7. Neal Boortz
      8. Mike Gallagher
      9. Michael Medved
      10. Bill Bennett
      11. Dennis Miller
      12. Rusty Humprehies
      13. Rodger Hedgecock
      14. Monica Crowley
      15. John Gibson 

There will also be an attempt to limit free speech on the internet.

Every day on talk radio both the hosts of the above radio shows as well as listeners calling in and point-out  the newest daily lie of President Obama.

Conservative and libertarian blogs further amplify and document President Pinocchio’s Prevarications.

President Obama is a habitual liar that deeply resents being called one.

This is becoming a real problem for President Obama.

Once you lose the trust of those who voted for you, you seldom if ever get their trust back.

President Obama has already lost the majority of older and independent voters.

Soon he he lose the majority of young voters under thirty.

Once it becomes widely known among those under thirty that Obama’s  so-called health reform will require or force them to purchase a mandatory health insurance plan, he lose the young voters as well.

 Currently it is Americans under thirty that elect not to purchase a health insurance plan, even when they can afford it.

The young have relatively fewer medical claims.

The Federal Government and insurance companies need to pay for the cost of treating older enrollees in health insurance plans both Medicare and private insurance by forcing the young to purchase  health insurance.

President Obama has sold-out to the unions, large health insurance  and drug companies and the trial lawyers. 

Obama has been bought and paid for by the special interests–live with it kool aid drinkers–he is just a hack politician–no change or hope here!

In the next four days President Obama will be doing a media blitz on all the major networks except Fox to promote his so-called health care “reforms”.

Unfortunately for Obama the majority of the American people are not buying his rhetoric or lies about the need for compulsory health insurance plans with coverages designed and mandated by the Federal Government  with the assistance of large insurance and drug companies and unions with a public option that would lead over time to a single payer system.

Within twenty-four hours the new media will be pointing out Obama’s new lies and that the cost of the “reforms” will exceed over 250,000,000,000 dollars  per year once it is fully implemented.

The old media or the progressive radical socialist choir will be singing their praises of Obama.

The cult of personality needs true believers.

New media will be connecting the dots between Obama, the unions, big business, and the big insurance and drug companies all demanding that a health insurance bill be passed now.

The American people will revolt when the Federal Government tells them how they must spend their hard earned income namely on a compulsory health insurance plan with mandated coverages.

President Obama does not believe in consumer sovereignty–he is a true believer in creating dependency on the Federal government with entitlement programs and subsidies.

Glenn Beck will continue to connect the dots as will the new media on the plans and programs of the progressive radical socialist led by President Obama.

The pump and dumb drive-by media or what Glenn calls the fringe media and Rush now call state media will continue to ignore, insult and try to silence their competition.

Old media will increasingly have fewer and fewer readers, viewers, and listeners.

Nancy Pelosi should fear violence from the left for it was Jim Jones, a charistmatic speaker and preacher of Marxist liberation theology that ordered his followers to drink poisoned kool aid.

Most of the kool aid drinkers were poor uneducated blacks.

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Who attended a Marxist black liberation theology church  for twenty with another charistmatic preacher name Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

Barack Obama, another charistmatic speaker and progressive radical socialist.

The American people are not about to drink President Obama’s kool aid of so-called health insurance “reform”.

Follow the money Glenn and always ask the question, “who benefits the most?”

Their are no co-incidences.

Connect the dots.

“The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it. They want to turn the world into a sickroom. And once they get humanity strapped to the operating table, they operate on it with an ax.”

~Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 104 (1955)

 

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New Media

“… New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the later part of the 20th century.

Most technologies described as “new media” are digital, often having characteristics of being manipulatable, networkable, dense, compressible, and impartial.[1]

Jeff Jones Activist 

“…Jeff Jones (born 23 February 1947) is an environmental activist and consultant in Upstate New York. He was a national officer in Students for a Democratic Society, a founding member of Weatherman, and a leader of the Weather Underground. 

“…Jeff Jones had felt as early as 1975 that the underground had run its course and that it was time to consider surfacing, but supported those who chose to remain there. He essentially believed that the time for armed acts was over. [5] However, Jones would not surface until late Oct. 1981 when he was unexpectedly caught up in a police sweep of individuals suspected of participating in the deadly robbery of an armored truck. A SWAT team arrested Jones and Eleanor Raskin, and allowed a friend to take custody of their four-year-old son. [1] In Dec. 1981, a week before the couples’ sentencing, they were married legally. At sentencing Jones received probation and community service, while the charges against his wife were dismissed. [1]

In the years after he gained his full freedom, Jones has worked as a reporter and editor covering New York State politics and policy. He was a communications director for ten years at Environmental Advocates of New York. He now heads up his own consulting firm called Jeff Jones Strategies that specializes in media expertise, writing and campaign strategies that help grassroots and progressive groups to achieve their goals. [8] Jones is also working on the board of the financial arm of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), a group that works closely with the new SDS. [9] He lives in Albany, New York with his wife and has two sons.[1] Jones finally traveled to Vietnam in 1986. …” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Jones_(activist)

Jeff Jones Strategies for Good Causes

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Jim Jones 

“…James WarrenJimJones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which is best known for the November 18, 1978 death of more than 900 Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana along with the deaths of nine other people at a nearby airstrip in Georgetown.

Jones was born in Indiana and started the Temple in that state in the 1950s. Jones and the Temple later moved to California, and both gained notoriety with the move of the Temple’s headquarters to San Francisco in the mid-1970s.

The greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the events of September 11, 2001, the tragedy at Guyana also ranks among the largest mass suicides in history (although some consider it, instead, a mass murder; see below). One of those who died at the nearby airstrip was Leo Ryan, who became the only Congressman murdered in the line of duty in the history of the United States. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones

George Moscone

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Fairness Doctrine

“…The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was (in the Commission’s view) honest, equitable and balanced.

The Fairness Doctrine should not be confused with the Equal Time rule. The Fairness Doctrine deals with discussion of controversial issues, while the Equal Time rule deals only with political candidates.

In 1969, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Commission’s general right to enforce the Fairness Doctrine where channels were limited, but the courts have not, in general, ruled that the FCC is obliged to do so.[1] In 1987, the FCC abolished the Fairness Doctrine, prompting some to urge its reintroduction through either Commission policy or Congressional legislation.[2] …”

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Some Democratic legislators have expressed interest in reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine,[19] although no one has introduced legislation to do so since 2005.

In June 2007, Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) said, “It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine,” [20] an opinion shared by his Democratic colleague, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.[21] However, according to Marin Cogan of The New Republic in late 2008:

Senator Durbin’s press secretary says that Durbin has ‘no plans, no language, no nothing. He was asked in a hallway last year, he gave his personal view’ — that the American people were served well under the doctrine — ‘and it’s all been blown out of proportion.’[22]

On June 24, 2008, U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, California (who had been elected Speaker of the House in January 2007) told reporters that her fellow Democratic Representatives did not want to forbid reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine, adding “the interest in my caucus is the reverse.” When asked by John Gizzi of Human Events, “Do you personally support revival of the ‘Fairness Doctrine?'”, the Speaker replied “Yes.” [23]

On October 22, 2008, Senator Jeff Bingaman (Democrat of New Mexico) told a conservative talk radio host in Albuquerque, New Mexico:

I would want this station and all stations to have to present a balanced perspective and different points of view. All I’m saying is that for many, many years we operated under a Fairness Doctrine in this country, and I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since.[24]

On December 15, 2008, U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (Democrat of California) told The Daily Post in Palo Alto, California that she thought it should also apply to cable and satellite broadcasters.

I’ll work on bringing it back. I still believe in it. It should and will affect everyone.[25]

On February 4, 2009, Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democrat of Michigan) told radio host and WorldNetDaily columnist Bill Press, when asked whether it was time to bring back the Doctrine:

I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves.

When Press asked if she would seek Senate hearings on such accountability in 2009, she replied:

I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen. Yep.[26]

A week later, on February 11, 2009, Senator Tom Harkin (Democrat of Iowa) told Press, “…we gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back in law again.” Later in response to Press’s assertion that “…they are just shutting down progressive talk from one city after another,” Senator Harkin responded, “Exactly, and that’s why we need the fair — that’s why we need the Fairness Doctrine back.” [27]

Former President Bill Clinton has also shown support for the Fairness Doctrine. During a February 13, 2009, appearance on the Mario Solis Marich radio show, Clinton said:

Well, you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side, because essentially there’s always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows.

Clinton cited the “blatant drumbeat” against the stimulus program from conservative talk radio, suggesting that it doesn’t reflect economic reality. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine

 

Cult

Cult typically refers to a cohesive social group devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture considers outside the mainstream, with a notably positive or negative popular perception. In common or populist usage, “cult” has a positive connotation for groups of art, music, writing, fiction, and fashion devotees,[1] but a negative connotation for new religious, extreme political, questionable therapeutic, and pyramidal business groups.[2] For this reason, most, if not all, non-fan groups that are called cults reject this label. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult

 

Political Cult

Political cult is a term used to describe some groups on what is generally considered to be the political fringe. Although the majority of groups to which the term “cult” (currently often used as a pejorative term according to some comparative religion scholars[1] [2]) is sometimes applied are religious in nature, a number are non-religious and focus either on secular self-improvement[3] [4] [5] [6] or on political action and ideology.[7] 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_cult

 

Cult of Personality

 “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies as well.

A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders. …”

“…Generally, personality cults are most common in regimes with totalitarian systems of government, that seek to radically alter or transform society according to revolutionary new ideas. Often, a single leader becomes associated with this revolutionary transformation, and he becomes treated as a benevolent “guide” for the nation, without whom the transformation to a better future cannot occur. This has been generally the justification for personality cults that arose in totalitarian societies of the 20th Century, such as that of Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_personality

Consumer Sovereignty

“…Consumer sovereignty is a term which is used in economics to refer to the rule or sovereignty of purchasers in markets as to production of goods. It is the power of consumers to decide what gets produced. People use the this term to describe the consumer as the “king,” or ruler, of the market, the one who determines what products will be produced. [1] Also, this term denotes the way in which a consumer ideologically choices to buy a good or service. Furthermore,the term can be used as either a norm (as to what consumers should be permitted) or a description (as to what consumers are permitted).

In unrestricted markets, those with income or wealth are able to use their purchasing power to motivate producers as what to produce (and how much). Customers do not necessarily have to buy and, if dissatisfied, can take their business elsewhere, while the profit-seeking sellers find that they can make the greatest profit by trying to provide the best possible products for the price (or the lowest possible price for a given product). In the language of cliché, “The one with the gold makes the rules.”

To most neoclassical economists, complete consumer sovereignty is an ideal rather than a reality because of the existence — or even the ubiquity — of market failure. Some economists of the Chicago school and the Austrian school see consumer sovereignty as a reality in a free market economy without interference from government or other non-market institutions, or anti-market institutions such as monopolies or cartels. That is, alleged market failures are seen as being a result of non-market forces.

The term “consumer sovereignty” was coined by William Hutt who firstly used it in his 1936 book “Economists and the Public”. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_sovereignty

The Legacy of Eric Hoffer

by Thomas Sowell

“…You need only read one of his classics like The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements to realize that you are seeing the work of an intellectual giant.

Having spent several years in blindness when most other children were in school, Hoffer could only do manual labor after he recovered his sight, but was determined to educate himself. He began by looking for a big book with small print to take with him as he set out on a job as a migratory farm worker.

The book that turned out to fill this bill — based on size and words — was the essays of Montaigne. Over the years, he read many landmark books, including Hitler’s Mein Kampf, even though Hoffer was Jewish. If ever there was a walking advertisement for the Great Books approach to education, it was Eric Hoffer. …”

“…Some of Hoffer’s books are collections of short, sharp insights, while others — The True Believer, The Ordeal of Change, and The Temper of Our Times, for example — offer more extended discussions of particular issues.

Although Eric Hoffer was perhaps at his zenith during the 1960s, he was completely at odds with the pious cant and slippery evasions of that rhetoric-ridden decade, whose tragic consequences are still with us today.

When a black man declared his “rage,” Eric Hoffer shot back: “Mister, it is easy to be full of rage. It is not easy to go to work and build something.” For this, he was accused of “racism” for not rolling over and playing dead at the sound of one of the buzzwords of the times — and, unfortunately, of our times as well.

Hoffer was convinced that the black leadership was taking the wrong approach, if they wanted to advance the people in whose name they spoke. Only achievement would win the respect of the larger society and — more important — their own self-respect. And no one else can give you achievement. …”

http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2868

Eric Hoffer

“…Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen[1], although Hoffer believed that his book The Ordeal of Change was his finest work. [2] In 2001, the Eric Hoffer Award was established in his honor with permission granted by the Eric Hoffer Estate in 2005. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Hoffer

 

 

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The Informant

 Given the number of progressives, radicals, and socialists including communists in the Obama Administration, nobody really cared in the White House that Van Jones was a socialist of the communist branch of the criminal enterprise.

Since the state media had a blackout on anthing mentioning Van Jones previous political associations, very few Americans even knew who Van Jones was or for that matter that he resigned.

Glenn Beck: “Why the media all-but ignored Van Jones story” – 9/8/2009

Van Jones real crime was he told the truth about ethanol–an ethanol truther!

ADM was listening and they did not like that Van Jones was telling the truth about ethanol.

Jones’ fate was sealed and he had to go.

The jobless Obama depression continues.

The political payoff Obama corruption continues.

Looks like ADM is now demanding a political payoff in the form of raising the percentage of ethanol in gasoline.

One big problem is ethanol damages older car engine fuel systems and smaller engines when you go much over 10%.

Once this becomes widely known, any politician supporting ethanol subsidies better watch it when they start their engines.

When you mess with people’s car, the American people will push back big time.

You nudge the American people by damaging their cars, do not be surprised if they kick you in the nuts.

Obama is a big supporter of ethanol subsidies for the simple reason that executives at ADM have made significant  contributions to his campaign as did large corporate farmers.

Pay to play–the Chicago Way.

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John Holdren, Mark Lloyd, Carol Browner, Ezekiel Emanuel, and Cass Sunstein?

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However, I would expose John Holdren and Carol Browner together for Holdren will be misleading and lying to the American people about global warming and climate change being caused by man.

Expose, Expose, Expose.

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Obama ‘Green Jobs’ Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy

Van Jones, President Obama’s green jobs adviser, had been linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

“…White House green jobs adviser Van Jones resigned in the middle of the Labor Day weekend following persistent controversy over his past remarks and associations. 

Jones, who served as an adviser to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, had generated mounting criticism over the past week. He earlier issued back-to-back apologies — first, for calling Republicans “assholes” during a videotaped address earlier in the year, and second for signing a petition in 2004 supporting the “9/11 truther” movement, which believes the Bush administration may have been involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. 

The latter development, which came on top of several others, was perhaps the most devastating and led to calls for his resignation.

Jones stepped down late Saturday. 

In a sharply worded statement, Jones said the controversy had become an unceasing distraction and assailed his critics. 

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide,” Jones said. 

He said he had been “inundated” with calls from supporters urging him to “stay and fight.”  …”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/09/06/obama-green-jobs-adviser-van-jones-resigns-amid-controversy/

 

The resignation (and coming MSM/left-wing martyrdom) of Van Jones; Obama “thanks him for his service”

By Michelle Malkin  

 

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“…Bay Area Marxist/Truther/Mumia-supporting race hustler-turned-environmental justice guru Van Jones has resigned from his post as Barack Obama’s green jobs czar.

In classic Team Obama style, Jones blames an orchestrated “campaign” of “lies and distortions to distract and divide.” Get ready for the coming media/left-wing martyrdom of Jones. Never mind his own apologies and weasel excuses for his radical views.

The mainstream media, which has ignored criticism and investigative analysis of Jones in the blogosphere/Internet since the spring (see, for example, here, here, here, here) repeats the lie that Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck targeted Jones only after the czar’s organization, Color of Change, initiated a boycott against Beck at the beginning of August:

ADM says US ethanol blend likely to rise in 2010

“…U.S. agricultural processor and ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM.N) said on Tuesday that it expected the percentage of ethanol allowed in the U.S. fuel supply to increase in 2010.

Current guidelines allow fuel mixers to blend gasoline with up to 10 percent ethanol, but ADM said that could rise to 12 percent or more next year.

Ethanol proponents have called for an increase to a 15 percent blend, or E15. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was expected to decide whether to change the blend guidelines by December. [ID:nN16367099]

“Even if (the EPA) does not respond to go all the way to 15 (percent), it is our expectation, or hope, that E12 on the way to E15 is one of the likely outcomes,” ADM Chief Executive Officer Patricia Woertz said on Tuesday.

“All of the data we’ve seen says that it can be safely and effectively done without adding additional infrastructure costs,” she said during a conference call with analysts.

Opponents worry higher ethanol blends could damage car engines, especially in older vehicles, and drive up food prices. [ID:nN09390011] [ID:nN18377675]

Increased demand for ethanol could help ADM profits, which fell 83 percent in the fiscal fourth quarter to $64 million as the recession curbed demand for both food and fuel. ADM reported an $11 million loss in its corn processing segment, which includes the company’s ethanol production. [ID:nN04537249]

ADM is the second largest producer of corn-based ethanol in the United States but will be the largest once two new plants currently under construction come on line. …”

http://www.reuters.com/article/AGRLIV/idUSN0415447620090804

 

The Great Ethanol Scam

Not only is ethanol proving to be a dud as a fuel substitute but there is increasing evidence that it is destroying engines in large numbers

By Ed Wallace

“…Pushed into it by the corn growers’ and ethanol refiners’ lobbying organizations, today the EPA is starting to go through the public comment phase on increasing the level of ethanol in our gasoline from 10% to 15%. Time and time again we have heard from these groups, who now claim that there is zero scientific evidence that a 15% blend of ethanol would do any damage whatsoever if the mandate for ethanol were raised. As with all statements made by vested interests, few outsiders have actually taken the time to look and find out whether this statement was true.

In fact, it’s false.

Not one mechanic I’ve spoken with said they would be comfortable with a 15% blend of ethanol in their personal car. However, most suggest that if the government moves the ethanol mandate to 15%, it will be the dawn of a new golden age for auto mechanics’ income.

One last thought: Most individuals who have had to repair their fuel systems in recent years never had the gasoline tested to see if the ethanol percentage might be the problem. Today most repair shops and new-car dealers are still not testing for ethanol blends. They’re simply repairing the vehicles and sending their unhappy and less wealthy customers on their way. But, where dealer and repair shops are testing the gasoline, ethanol is becoming one of the leading culprits for the damage.

Sadly, when a truly bad idea is exposed today, Washington’s answer is to double-down on the bet, mandate more of the same, and make the problem worse. Only this time around motorists will be able to gauge the real cost of ethanol when it comes time to fix their personal cars.” 

http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/may2009/bw20090514_058678_page_3.htm

 

Out: Commie Truther green jobs czar. In: Union hack “manufacturing” czar

By Michelle Malkin 

 

“…President Obama’s payoffs to Big Labor continue.

The union bosses got not one, but two, Cabinet appointees: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

Former SEIU chief lobbyist and Soros-funded operative Patrick Gaspard is White House Director of Political Affairs.

SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger serves on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

SEIU thug-in-chief Andy Stern has a seat at the table of every domestic policy initiative.

At the New York Federal Reserve, the AFL-CIO’s New York chief Dennis Hughes is now chairman, replacing Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

AFL-CIO official Naomi Walker received a midnight lobbyist waiver so she can communicate with her union buddies in her new role as Assistant Deputy Secretary of Labor.

And to cap off Labor Day weekend, Obama named union heavy Ron Bloom — who cut his teeth at the foot of John Sweeney when he headed up the SEIU — the new “manufacturing czar.”

Bloom will continue to double-dip the government coffers as the Treasury Secretary’s car czar — oh, excuse me, “senior auto adviser.”

Like so many of the Czars of the Obama Underworld, Bloom will serve in a completely superfluous position. Why does America need a “manufacturing” czar? Doesn’t the Department of Labor cover that jurisdiction already?

No, Bloom has no actual, specialized experience in manufacturing.

He does have a long track record of union hatchet jobs, though/ J.P. Freire and David Freddoso at the Examiner note: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/09/08/out-commie-truther-green-jobs-czar-in-union-hack-manufacturing-czar/

 

Ethanol Bubble Bursts

“…For all the green fantasies about endless solar panels and sprawling wind farms, the only alternative energy truly to achieve scale in the U.S. has been humble corn ethanol. Thanks chiefly to generous federal corn subsidies, ethanol has become a $32 billion industry, with scores of refining plants scattered throughout the Midwest and a quarter of the nation’s corn crop turned into fuel. But in 2008, several new scientific studies undercut ethanol’s green credentials, while the poor around the world came to blame record high food prices on the biofuel boom. Inevitably, the bubble burst — overinvestment led to a collapse in ethanol prices, even as fuel costs rapidly declined from their summer highs. Respected investors like Bill Gates who had sunk money into ethanol plants lost millions. Although government subsidies ensure that ethanol isn’t going anywhere, the dream that the U.S. would replace oil fields with cornfields is surely dead. …”

http://www.oklahomagasprices.com/news/Ethanol_Bubble_Bursts/15515_377613/index.aspx

 

On Ethanol, Castro Is Right, Says The Economist

“…The Economist — April 6, 2007 — As a green fuel, ethanol is a good idea, but the sort that America produces is bad. …”

“…Ethanol is not much used in Europe, but it is a fuel additive in America, and a growing number of cars can use either gasoline or ethanol. It accounted for only around 3.5% of American fuel consumption last year, but production is growing by 25% a year. That’s because the government both subsidises domestic production and penalises imports. As a result, refineries are popping up like mushrooms all over the midwest, which now sees itself as the Texas of green fuel.

Why is the government so generous? Because ethanol is just about the only alternative-energy initiative that has broad political support. Farmers love it because it provides a new source of subsidy. Hawks love it because it offers the possibility that America may wean itself off Middle Eastern oil. The automotive industry loves it, because it reckons that switching to a green fuel will take the global-warming heat off cars. The oil industry loves it because the use of ethanol as a fuel additive means it is business as usual, at least for the time being. Politicians love it because by subsidising it they can please all those constituencies. Taxpayers seem not to have noticed that they are footing the bill.

Bad, good and best

But corn-based ethanol, the sort produced in America, is neither cheap nor green. It requires almost as much energy to produce (more, say some studies) as it releases when it is burned. And the subsidies on it cost taxpayers, according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, somewhere between $5.5 billion and $7.3 billion a year. …”

http://www.soyatech.com/news_story.php?id=2077

 

Warmist infighting reveals the folly of ethanol

Thomas Lifson

 

“…Those of us who believe Global Warming is a huge scam designed to profit those interests pushing it as “consensus science” just got a big boost from a powerful Democrat committee chairman in the House of Representatives.

 

Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat representing a rural Minnesota constituency and chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, has told the Obama administration he will not support climate change legislation. Regrettably, it is not skepticism over the unproven modeling at the basis of the climate predictions, but rather the threat of uncovering the folly of using ethanol to reduce carbon emissions motivating him. Feedstuffs.com reports:

 

“I’m off the train,” Peterson said May 6 during a strongly worded statement at a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal for assessing indirect effects of ethanol production on greenhouse gas emissions. Peterson predicted that the EPA proposal, combined with the climate change legislation under consideration, could “kill off corn ethanol.”
Peterson said, “I will not support any kind of climate change bill — even if you fix this — because I don’t trust anybody anymore. I’ve had it.”
Peterson said his position was not negotiable. “I don’t have any confidence. The only way I would consider supporting any climate change legislation would be if it was ironclad that these agencies had no ability to do any rulemaking of any kind whatsoever … (that) we could be absolutely guaranteed that these folks would not get involved,” he said.

 

The mandated use of ethanol for auto fuel has driven up corn process, benefitting Peterson’s constituents as it starves the poor overseas. Ethanol processing and transportation uses a high amount of energy (with associated emissions), and requires a large amount of land be devoted to production for fuel. …”

 

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Live From The Ministry Of Truth

 

U.S. Constitution: First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment01/

 

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”

~Alexis de Tocqueville

 

“No censor, no emperor, no pope, has ever possessed the power to suppress intellectual freedom which would be possessed by a socialist community.”

~Ludwig von Mises

 

“A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own, which he is entitled to follow, can have no respect for the dignity of the individual, and cannot really know freedom.”

~Friedrich A. Hayek

 

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Glenn Beck: “Speak without fear”

Glenn Beck Interviews Rush Limbaugh On Czars and Freedom of Speech- Part 1

Glenn Beck Interviews Rush Limbaugh On Czars and Freedom of Speech- Part 2 

 

Glenn Beck on Obama’s New ‘Fairness Doctrine’, FCC Diversity Czar [Chief Diversity Officer]

Glenn Beck on Barack Obama’s Controversial Regulation Czar Choice Cass Sunstein [FOX News]

O’Reilly & Beck Targeted by Radical Far Left Groups

Rush Limbaugh on Hannity (3 of 4): Obama – More Control Over Our Lives

An Open Letter To President Obama – Wall Street Journal (The Fairness Doctrine) / Rush Limbaugh


 

The Doctrine Part 1 of 2

The Doctrine Part 2 of 2

Fairness Doctrine Comes To The Internet

Cass Sunstein, Obama’s handpicked Regulation Czar

First they ignore you.

Second they ridicule you.

Third they lie about you.

Fourth they try to silence you.

Who are they?

They is the far left consisting of Marxists, Communists, Progressives, Radicals, and Socialists of the far left Democratic Party.

This pattern is followed daily by the far left in attacks on both internet bloggers and talk radio show hosts.

The two new very sharp point men  for Obama’s attempt to silence his critics are Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Czar /Commissar and Cass Sunstein, Regulatory Czar/Commissar.

Trying to silence talk radio is a dangerous game for anyone for the simple reason they forget that millions are listening.

The American people are revoluting against the far left progressive radical socialist Democratic Party lead by President Obama.

Glenn Beck’s request that you download the videos from YouTube and store them on your computer should be taken.

I have noticed recently that a number of videos that are in any way critical of Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party are no longer available on YouTube.

Google executives are Obama supporters and are apparently cooperating with the censors in the White House.

Reminds me of rewriting history in the Ministry of Truth from George  Orwell’s book 1984 and the movie 1984-Videos  as well as Stalin’s Soviet Union and Mao’s Communist China.

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Totalitarianism With A Smiley Face

“In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them. ”

~Alexis de Tocqueville

 

“There is simply no other choice than this: either to abstain from interference in the free play of the market, or to delegate the entire management of production and distribution to the government. Either capitalism or socialism: there exists no middle way.”

~Ludwig von Mises

 

“The argument for Liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reasoning can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privilege, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.”

~Friedrich A. Hayek 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

FCC’s Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd’s Effort To Silence Free Speech

“…It appears as though Mark Lloyd, Obama’s new Diversity Czar, has been given his marching orders. He is charged with a back door effort to bring back the fairness doctrine.

Lloyd is a Senior Fellow from the far left Center for American Progress, which is an organization that already has their finger prints on much of Obama’s agenda.

Lloyd wrote in his book, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America..

“The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) must be reformed along democratic lines and funded on a substantial level,”

“Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded,” Lloyd wrote. “This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters. Funding should not come from congressional appropriations. Sponsorship should be prohibited at all public broadcasters.”

Along with this money, Lloyd would regulate much of the programming on these stations to make sure they focused on “diverse views” and government activities. link

It’s plainly clear that Lloyd wants government control over all radio content, thus  silencing free speech, specifically ideas with a conservative or libertarian viewpoint. Believe me, if radio was dominated by a progressive point of view from the extreme left, there would be no push to regulate free expression on the airwaves. This is just an attempt to back door the fairness doctrine and shut down dissenting views.

http://thelibertyjournal.com/2009/08/25/fccs-diversity-czar-mark-lloyds-effort-to-silence-free-speech/

Meet the FCC Diversity Czar

By Michelle Malkin  

“…The far Left Center for American Progress has its tentacles everywhere.

I noted in my column on the Internet Snitch Brigade this morning that former CAP operatives have been installed at HHS and work closely with the health care czar.

At Newsbusters, Seton Motley reports on the new FCC “Diversity Officer” — a racial engineering czar who has been targeting conservative talk radio since his days working for CAP.

Know your enemy:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a new “Chief Diversity Officer,” communications attorney Mark Lloyd.

But Doctor of Jurisprudence Lloyd is far more than merely a communications attorney. He was at one time a Senior Fellow at the uber-liberal Center for American Progress (CAP), for whom he co-wrote a June 2007 report entitled “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio.”

Which rails against the fact that the American people overwhelmingly prefer to listen to conservative (and Christian) talk radio rather than the liberal alternative, and suggests ways the federal government can remedy this free-market created “problem.”

* Restore local and national caps on the ownership of commercial radio stations.
* Ensure greater local accountability over radio licensing.
* Require commercial owners who fail to abide by enforceable public interest obligations to pay a fee to support public broadcasting.

These last two get perilously close to the use of “localism” to silence conservative (and Christian) radio stations, about which we have been warning for quite some time. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/07/meet-the-fcc-diversity-czar/

Mark Lloyd, Obama/Soros hitman at the FCC [Darleen Click]

“…Gotta love that new title Mr. Lloyd has acquired

Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer 

A Senior Fellow at the George Soros’ Center for American Progress, Mark Lloyd’s antipathy towards non-leftist participation in the public square is well known. He has written two anti-free speech hit pieces on “conservative talk radio” … a CAP “analysis” “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio” which never examines talk radio in the larger sphere as being the only alternative to Leftist dominated broadcast television (news and entertainment), newspapers, university and college campuses … and “Forget the Fairness Doctrine”, a whiney little piece where Lloyd tries to bare his teeth against people who oppose his conclusions in the first piece and defends his Trojan Horse plan to achieve his own STFU policy towards conservative talk radio with so-called “local diversity” objectives.

No, nothing to worry about here with Lloyd at the FCC.

Radio free-speech advocates aren’t buying it

Zogby/O’Leary Poll shows most American voters disagree with Mark
Lloyd’s call for Fairness Doctrine-style censorship 

By Brad O’Leary

Washington, D.C. — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski recently appointed Mark Lloyd, a former senior fellow at the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP), to be the FCC’s “Chief Diversity Officer.” Lloyd is a proponent of the Fairness Doctrine and recently wrote that the Doctrine, and other regulatory tools such as localism and diversity mandates, should be employed by the FCC to limit the number of conservative voices on the air and supplant them with liberal voices. He also suggests fining conservative radio stations up to $250 million and giving the proceeds to national public radio. According to polling conducted by Zogby International and The O’Leary Report, most American voters disagree with
what Lloyd prescribes. …”

http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=15219

“Regulatory Czar” Wants Bloggers to Just Shut Up

“…Sunstein’s First Amendment

It is Sunstein’s “Global Chilling” position on the First Amendment about which Kyle Smith writes:

    Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a “chilling effect” on speech that might hurt someone’s feelings. He thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them. Advance copies of Sunstein’s new book, On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done, have gone out to reviewers ahead of its September publication date, but considering the prominence with which Sunstein is about to be endowed, his worrying views are fair game now. Sunstein is President Obama’s choice to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. It’s the bland titles that should scare you the most.“Although obscure,” reported the Wall Street Journal, “the post wields outsize power. It oversees regulations throughout the government, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Obama aides have said the job will be crucial as the new administration overhauls financial-services regulations, attempts to pass universal health care and tries to forge a new approach to controlling emissions of greenhouse gases.”

Smith assumes Sunstein got his gig due his earlier book, Nudge, “which suggests that government ought to gently force people to be better human beings.”

Although that could be the reason, the fact that Sunstein is a long-time Obama fan — and married to Samantha Power, another Obama cheerleader — most likely weighed heavily in POTUS’s choice.

Bloggers beware. Smith informs:

    Sunstein also believes that – whether you’re a blogger, The New York Times or a Web hosting service – you should be held responsible even for what your commenters say. […]“As we have seen,” Sunstein writes, having shown us no such thing, “falsehoods can undermine democracy itself.” What Sunstein means by that sentence is pretty clear: He doesn’t like so-called false rumors about his longtime University of Chicago friend and colleague, Barack Obama.

RBO agrees with Smith, this sounds like a lot of stuff and nonsense: …”

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/regulatory-czar-wants-bloggers-to-just-shut-up/

http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/mark-lloyd.shtml

A Czar Too Far

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

“…Meet your future Regulatory Czar – Mr. Cass Sunstein. He is a so-called American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law and behavioral economics. For 27 years, Sunstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School where he continues to teach as the Harry Kalven Visiting Professor. Sunstein is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Sunstein will head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration if confirmed – in other words, he will be the new Regulatory Czar.

Sunstein is a proponent of the ‘nudge’ philosophy – Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness:

By a nudge we mean anything that influences our choices. A school cafeteria might try to nudge kids toward good diets by putting the healthiest foods at front. We think that it’s time for institutions, including government, to become much more user-friendly by enlisting the science of choice to make life easier for people and by gentling nudging them in directions that will make their lives better. …”

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2009/07/28/a-czar-too-far-7/

Obama’s FCC diversity engineers strike again

By Michelle Malkin  

“…The diversity-mongers on Barack Obama’s FCC bean-counting panel don’t like how a private radio ratings system is working out for their pet stations.

So they’re putting pressure on the government to make Arbitron change its measurement tools to ensure politically correct results.

Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer reports.

Who needs the Fairness Doctrine? The race-based enforcers on the FCC are in the house.

***

Previous: Fairness Doctrine Watch: The FCC’s “Diversity Panel”

Previous: FCC: Funding Cronyism of Color …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/18/obamas-fcc-diversity-engineers-strike-again/

 

Fairness Doctrine

By Charles J. Sykes

“…The term “fairness” is, of course, a misnomer here: the doctrine demands heavy-handed, content-based speech regulation by the Federal Communications Commission. At best, the Fairness Doctrine would be Affirmative Action for Air America. At worst, it would be a cudgel to bludgeon troublesome political opponents and stultify political debate.

But despite the current enthusiasm for its restoration on the left, the Fairness Doctrine is both legally and technologically obsolete, based on principles that have already been rejected by the courts, and justifications that have been swept away by the transformation in the media over the last two decades.

 

At the time the doctrine was first promulgated, there were only three networks and a mere handful of broadcast outlets. Today there are hundreds: satellite radio, cable television, and the interne. The case for government control has never been weaker.

 

Supporters of the Fairness Doctrine argued then, and now, that broadcast speech is uniquely subject to government regulation because it is carried over what liberals like to call the “publicly owned airwaves.” According to this argument, the scarcity of spots on radio and television spectrum justified government regulation and exempted broadcast speech from the First Amendment protections enjoyed by newspapers and other media (including, for the time being, the internet and cable.)

 

But the argument that the airwaves are “public” is remarkably weak. Far from granting the government greater powers for regulation, the fact that airwaves are public ought to give such speech even greater protection. Private individuals or entities can limit speech, but government cannot; speech in a private mall or office can be regulated; but speech in the public square enjoys special protections, precisely because it is public, where the powers of the censor are the most tightly constrained.

 

Moreover, the argument that broadcast speech can be regulated because it is carried on “public airwaves,” could also be applied to newspapers that are, after all, delivered using publicly-owned roads; cable stations are transmitted over government-sanctioned cable lines; satellites transmit through the (publicly owned?) atmosphere; and magazines and other materials are sent through the U.S. Mail. Are they also subject to government regulation because of their mode of dissemination?

 

This is not merely speculation. In the mid-1980s, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit specifically rejected the argument that the government’s granting of usable frequencies to broadcasters was a justification for granting broadcast speech a lesser standard of free speech protections.
“A publisher can deliver his newspapers only because the government provides streets and regulates traffic on the streets by allocating rights of way,” the judges wrote. “Yet no one would contend that the necessity for these governmental functions, which are certainly analogous to the government’s function in allocating broadcast frequencies, could justify regulation of the content of the newspaper to ensure that it serves the needs of the citizens.”[1] …”

Rush and Beck on the Fairness Doctrine threat

By Michelle Malkin  

“…In case you missed it yesterday, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck spotlighted Team Obama’s direct and indirect threats to free speech — and how the Fairness Doctrine (or some stealthier form of it) might be reinstituted.

Watch the whole thing.

Rush has the full transcript. An excerpt: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/27/rush-and-beck-on-the-fairness-doctrine-threat/

NCMR 2008 Media Reform and Social Change w/Mark Lloyd 1/2


 

NCMR 2008 Media Reform and Social Change w/Mark Lloyd 2/2


 

Mark Lloyd on the Future of Media from 2005

Mark Lloyd on the need for independent news]

Cass Sunstein’s new book Nudge

Fairness Doctrine Comes To The Internet

Fairness Doctrine Comes To The Internet


 

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) questions Cass Sunstein regarding his stance on hunting

 

Opening Statement

Ezra Levant on Glenn Beck

Mark Steyn: Canada’s Attack on Free Speech

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