The Secret Veil of Democracy Through Media in a Free Society
Many forget, it was early evening when a small group of about 200 men, some disguised as Indians, assembled on a nearby hill. Whopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by-two to the wharf, descended upon three ships and dumped cargos of tea into the harbor waters of Boston as protest against taxes they considered unjustified.
Most colonists applauded the action while the reaction in London was swift and vehement. In March 1774 Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts which among other measures closed the Port of Boston… this protest lit the fuse that eventually led directly to the revolutionary explosion of American independence and democracy.
The tax that the colonists refused to pay was a tax on tea due to the "Tea Act," an act of Parliament that attempted to expand the East India Tea Co. monopoly on the tea trade with the colonies. Colonists were opposed the Act, because it appeared to support the last remaining duty imposed by the despised tea-tax of the Townshend Acts of 1767. This became known as "The Boston Tea Party". The colonists would no longer tolerate government taxation without representation, unwarranted search and seizure, occupation and brutality by a foreign army, and other atrocious acts like the Boston Massacre where British soldiers fired upon and killed many citizens. This is what ultimately led the colonists to declare their independence from England, resulting in what is known as the American Revolution.
Since that time, there has been a gradual dumbing-down of America. Mainly due to a controlled political and education system that is supported and reinforced by a corporate controlled media, all controlled by the same people to avoid informing the public by teaching the truth to push special interest legislation through over the needs and will of the people. This can no longer be allowed to continue.
People were better informed when news media was locally controlled and community-run. As media technology advanced and the bottom line became prime, small community news outlets were swallowed up by centralized media giants who care not about providing the type of news stories or information that supports an informed public.
The reluctance of government and corporately sponsored educational systems also contributes to this phenomenon. These deficiencies within communities allow government to effectively work in secrecy in opposition to majority interests through devious usurpation of important news and information that rightfully belongs in the public domain, further disabling enlightenment and better informed decision making towards known issues that adversely affect mass-populations.
Due to current events, citizens nationwide are finally beginning to awaken through a renewed zeitgeist in America through what has become to be known as modern day "Tea-Parties'. This will soon coalesce, leading to a more unified movement and unambiguous agenda while forcing government redresses according to the will of the people.
The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.
During Rick’s rant, he called for a “Chicago tea Party” where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending. A few days later, grassroots activists and average Joe Americans began organizing what would soon become a nationwide Tea Party effort.
On February 27 2009, an estimated 30,000 Americans took to the street in 40+ cities accross the country in the first nationwide “Tea Party” protest. Since that time, many more Tea Parties have been held, including demonstrations to End the Federal Reserve System with legislation currently pending to Audit the FED.
There have been those throughout American history as well as many today who have articulated unambiguous views with clear cut plans that have not been just simple ideologies but yet, go mostly ignored. Not entirely by the public mind you, but by the media that the public relies for information.
Present day issues such as "taxation, macro economics, constitutional law, foreign policy, or the ins and out of international diplomacy" and systemic problems need not be looked upon as the only underlying barriers and it should not be misconstrued that democracy has become too hard or that people are incapable of understanding, in fact, the evidence supporting the desire for enlightenment proves this not to be true.
The American political system, whether challenged intellectually or otherwise, has the ability to correct itself where True-democracy exists. It is only when its citizens become deceived through the veil of national or globally corporate sponsored government secrecy and propagated misinformation leading to complacency that democracy fails.
President John F. Kennedy, in his address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, held in New York City, April 27, 1961, warned;
John F. Kennedy"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment."
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