Come November, the American people will be faced with two distinct options, reelect President Barack Obama or vote for Mitt Romney. The liberal Democrat and the Republican conservative seem to stand in stark contrast. They come from different backgrounds and have different views on most social issues like same-sex marriage, abortion, immigration. On the surface, Romney and Obama appear to be conflicting in ideas and ideals on all fronts. The popular perception is that Romney and Obama represent polices that are polar opposites of each other.
But this perception is absolutely false.
In reality, when it comes to the most critical issues effecting America today like national debt, bank and corporate bailouts, monetary policy, foreign policy, military, civil liberties, Constitution, etc., the range of difference in their policies spans from non-existent to marginal.
Media wants you to think that this election is about abortion and gay marriage. Itâ€™s not.
As important as those issues are, clearly, the top three priorities for American people right now are the financial crisis, the unending wars and the erosion of our Constitution.
The future of America will be determined by the polices affecting these 3 crucial topics. Consequently, the focus of this election should be centered on Obamaâ€™s and Romneyâ€™s proposed polices dealing with this threefold crisis.
1. Financial Crisis
Our national debt, rising deficit and broken monetary system are pushing the country towards anÂ economic collapse. Bailouts, stimulus packages and quantitative easing aimed at improving the economy are instead setting up America for an even bigger financial meltdown. The systematic debasement of U.S. dollar by the Federal Reserve is fueling inflation and rising prices. As the unemployment rate continues to gain pace, the working middle class is being pushed down into poverty. Incredibly, over 100 million Americans are now dependent on some form of government aid.
2. Unending Wars
Americaâ€™s interventionist foreign policy has led the United States into multiple unsustainable wars and is threatening to entangle our nation into more unnecessary conflicts around the globe. Peace has become something of a dirty word in Washington foreign-policy circles. But American people are rightly weary of overseas nation building and war profiteering under the guise of spreading democracy. Previous administration was caught lying to its people by manufacturing false claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The same tricks are being used now to involve America in the conflict in Syria and start a fresh war with Iran at the cost of more American lives.
3. Erosion of our Constitution
Since the year 2000 Americans have watched in silence and disbelief as the executive branch declared itself to be above the law, its powers absolute, surpassing even the authority of our Constitution. With every legislature authorizing brazen violations of Constitutionally protected civil rights (such as NDAA), we are steadily morphing into the society depicted in Orwellâ€™s 1984. Patriot act, warrant-less wire taps, nude scanners, cell tracking, air drone spying, TSA groping, overaggressive law enforcement, indefinite detention, suspension of 2nd and 4th amendments, assassinations of American citizens, etc., are continuing to draw fierce criticism from American public alarmed at governmentâ€™s new trend of flagrant disregard for the Constitution.
These three topics are of utmost importance and will have the biggest impact on all Americans in the coming four year term.
Exactly, how the next president of the United States plans to handle these pressing issues should determine the course of this election.
So, how would Romney stack up against Obama in this regard? Does Obama have better proposals to deal with these issues than Romney? Which one of them would be most effective in fixing the economy, ending wars and restoring the Constitution?
At the end of the day, the answer to this question should be the deciding factor for your vote.
Mainstream mediaâ€™s election coverage does little to help answer this question. Meaningless points and useless information is rehashed ad nauseam 24/7. False claims and counter claims by both candidates just leave the public more misinformed and confused.
But, if you disregard the hype in the media and take the time to conduct a serious analysis of Obamaâ€™s and Romneyâ€™s policies on these issues, you will come away with a startling conclusion. It turns out, in matters of critical importance, the real distinction between Obama and Romney is style rather than substance. Ironically, Obama and Romney support and oppose the same exact policies, making them virtually indistinguishable on these top 3 points.
Hereâ€™s a short and incomplete breakdown:
Both Obama and Romney Support:
Bailouts, â€śtoo big to failâ€ť concept, stimulus packages, quantitative easing and deficit spending
Sending our troops to protect others borders and sending our money to foreign dictators
Interventionist foreign policy from Bush era
Federal restrictions on gun ownership
Spying on American citizens without warrants
Indefinite detention of American citizens without charge, trial or lawyer
Assassinations of American citizens without due process!
Both Obama and Romney Oppose:
Balancing the budget in less than 30 years
Paying down the national debt
States rights to make their own laws
A Government that consistently obeys the Constitution!
Itâ€™s no secret that the biggest contributions for both Obama and Romney come from the same bankers, defense contractors, special interest groups, and lobbyists. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and UBS AG all made and make significant â€śdonationsâ€ť to both Romney and Obama at the same time, during the same campaign. This is precisely why both Obama and Romney hold virtually identical positions on every single critical issue facing America today.
If you were not aware of this until today, itâ€™s only because the purpose of the mainstream press is to shape your opinion rather than to give you an accurate assessment of each candidatesâ€™ position on most critical issues. Instead, they will focus your attention on same-sex marriage, abortion and birth control. The arguments, debates, smear campaigns and distortions in the media are there to give you an illusion of freedom of choice. If youâ€™re pro-life and you canâ€™t stand Obama, you get to vote for the Right, and if youâ€™re for gay marriage and you hate Romney, you can pick the Left. But the truth is both Left and Right options lead to the same destination, more wars, more debt and more lies.
If youâ€™re not entirely convinced because youâ€™re a loyal Romney or Obama supporter, please read on.
Maybe youâ€™re thinking weâ€™re overstating the case here and are unduly accusing the media of manipulation and distortions. You might admit that we have a few networks that might be biased at times, but media manipulation might sound like an unfounded allegation. Thatâ€™s understandable. After all this is not Chinaâ€™s state press. This is American media weâ€™re talking about. We have protected freedom of press, independent trustworthy journalism and a plethora of available media companies. How can you possibly manipulate all the news networks, newspapers, magazines, online reporting and radio? We have thousands upon thousands of media sources in America, right?
Wrong. We have thousands of media outlets, but only six main sources. Whether youâ€™re watching TV, reading a newspaper or listening to radio, 90% of all media information actually comes from the same 6 companies.
These six global behemoths are Comcast, Newscorp, Viacom, Disney, TimeWarner and CBS and they control countless media companies, cable networks, TV channels, show productions, motion studios, radio networks and the print press.
Basically, everything you hear, see and read originates from these six mega-corporations.
Of course, the information that flows out of them is packaged in different media brands, but the fact remains that 6 corporations control 90% of all media in America.
By the way, it wasnâ€™t always like this. Back in 1983, the same 90% of media was controlled by 50 companies. Overtime, American media was consolidated as these 50 companies were gobbled up through mergers and acquisitions.
So, why is this important?
This is important because, the illusion of choice in politics is directly related to the illusion of choice in media. It is consolidated media that makes information control possible and media manipulation effective.
In our world of corrupt politicians, greedy bankers, and power hungry elitists, this power is too tempting not to abuse. If controllers of the six media conglomerates want to help their buddies push a certain agenda or slant peopleâ€™s opinions on any given matter, they certainly have the tools to accomplish just that.
If you have paid attention to what happened to Ron Paul during his run for the nomination, you know exactly what weâ€™re talking about. Dr. Paul had a tremendous following, but you wouldnâ€™t know it if you watch ABC, CBS, NBS, CNN and Fox News. Due to the media blackout, those backing Paul were forced to bypass the alphabet media and use Grassroots efforts to find new ways to get their voices heard.
Unfortunately, this was an uphill battle. It was uphill, not because Paul wasnâ€™t a plausible contender, as the media argued, but because Dr. Paul represented a grave threat to the establishment. He had to be shut down by any means necessary. The mainstream media went to work, unleashing all the tricks in its bag to make sure Ron Paul would not get nominated.
The media black out, distortion, censorship and manipulation were so blatant that at times you just had to rub your eyes in disbelief and ask yourself â€śhow can they get away with this?â€ť
So, why would the media go through all this trouble just to get rid off Ron Paul?
Congressman Paul is a threat to Wall Street and the bankers because he challenges the Federal Reserve with audits and advocates the dissolution of this parasitic debt machine.
He is a threat to the military-industrial complex because he calls to end the wars and return our troops home.
He is a threat to the major corporations because under his reforms, peopleâ€™s income tax would be removed, but the global corporations would no longer get away with paying zero.
Ron Paul is a political outcast because heâ€™s the only statesman in Capital Hill with a spotless record; the only politician that accurately outlines the true problems and solutions; and the only candidate that is not financed by lobbyists that run Capital Hill.
Ron Paulâ€™s candidacy was a genuine hope for American people. It was the chief challenge to the status quo and it was the primary hazard to the entrenched system that leaches of its citizens.
For these reasons, Ron Paul had to be eliminated as a presidential hopeful. People had to be convinced that heâ€™s a joke and that he doesnâ€™t have a fragment of a chanceâ€¦ and when the media said this long enough and loud enough, people believe it.
Any media personality that fails to support this strategy is terminated immediately. A case in point is Judge Napolitano who not only endorsed Ron Paul on his show, but dared to expose the illusion of choice in this election. Shortly after broadcasting his speech (see the first video at the top), Freedom Watch show was canned despite the fact that it had the highest ratings on Fox Business. Newscorp executives canceled the show, reshuffled the whole lineup on Fox Business and gave Napolitano a guest pundit position to keep the murmurs to a minimum.
The establishment does not tolerate dissent no matter your rating or popularity. After all, the charade must carry on and the people must continue to believe that their only options are Obama or Romney.
When you head down to the voting both this November, remember that whether you vote for the charismatic liar or the flip-flopping opportunist, youâ€™re voting for the same person in different packaging. The choice is an illusion.
However, one thing is guaranteedâ€¦ regardless of the outcome of the presidential elections, it will be business as usual. The constitution will continue to be abused, civil liberties will be stripped further and federal and state governmentâ€™s powers extended. Wars will continue and unemployment will grow worse. Wall Street will get the bailouts, the national debt will continue to skyrocket and theÂ economy will collapse.