The News Pauper: On Shifting the Goal Posts

By W.B. Dunne

The News Pauper greets the reader with felicitations!

Never has any such bounty been bestowed on an undeserving subject by a more venerable sovereign. As a commentator on the issues of the times, the times again and again come to the aid of the hero of the story. Dig, if you will, the Grand Old Party has removed itself from the committee investigating George Bushs torture. They stated that they had no idea that a committee to determine if an investigation was merited might lead to an investigation!

The NP is no big city lawyer, but I can see and identify an attempt to undermine an issue from many fronts at once.

The corporate righties are all about dropping out right now. Anybody out there catch the story that Exelon has left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the climate change issue? Is it the beginning of the polarization of corporations vs. citizens? Anybody out there notice that in Pittsburgh the security forces whipped out the battle tested LRAD, the sonic cannon? How long before XE whores itself against irate Americans in the interests of these breakaways? How long before someone forms a band and calls it “The Machine Gun Social”?

These extremes mark a singular fact for the News Pauper; the change is written on the wall. There have been private discussions in the several parties and the battle lines are clear. All that remains is the battle itself, and where and when it will start to claim its victims here in our streets. A schism is ahead, worse than the football match that has been perpetuated in our corporate-owned media.

Those that hold the wealth and power are about to play their last card. When they lose big, the rest of us can begin the journey towards the future.

Perhaps the NP is too critical and paranoid and the losers and the winners have already been pronounced. America is bankrupt morally and financially, broken by the avarice of robber barons. The guilty will not hesitate to stoop in their panic at being held responsible, this is why their media, their bought and paid for pols, continue the onslaught of obfuscation and Astroturf.

An outcome shall expose itself soon, unless those goal posts move again.

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