Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Gramscian devils

Truly amazing site on the evils of the Gramscian hegemony-- meaning the nefarious hegemony of Gramscians over Americans! Exegesis: America's profound need to resist Gramsci

"Gramscians are now running America's political parties, banking system, movies, television and other media. Moreover, as they possess enormous financial and political strength, they are also able to oversee the appropriate distribution of subtle anti-Christian, anti-American, Marxist propaganda in political institutions, high schools, universities and even churches.

As a result of such efforts over the past forty years, America, blissfully brainwashed into ignorance, now stands perilously close to a Marxist, totalitarian state. This descent has been accelerated since September 11th, which paved the way for the Gramscians to intrude further into private lives via the Patriot Act and immense government spending on wars conducted solely for the benefit of the military-industrial complex. Indeed, we have become so comfortable living alongside Gramsci's modern disciples ­ like Hillary Clinton, the ACLU, the network TV presenters and their rulers in the New World Order ­ that we do little more than quietly squirm when they appear before us."

I don't even know where to begin with this, so I won't bother. It really made my day, though. (Thanks Joe!)

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

The Broadcast Flag decision
So, the FCC has mandated the adoption of the broadcast flag. Even Copps and Adelstein, though partially dissenting, went along with it. A great victory for the MPAA, but for the rest of us . . .? Ernest Miller has some helpful comments examining the Comissioners' press releases about the decision, The Importance Of: FCC Mandates Broadcast Flag. This Washington Post entry,. Waving the Flag for Hollywood, has a good collection of links to the various press statements that have been released today and some basic news articles.

There's still one more round of public comments before this becomes completely official. But I can't say I'm very optimistic at this moment.