Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Like many people I have been watching the Wall Street protests growing. Timing is everything and lies like this from the corporate oil guys just feeds the growth of the protest. Just like the Bank of America debit card fee announced at a time when their customers are having such a tough time. The problem with the protests so far is that they don't seem to know what their goal is. So far it is just rage. It was a long time coming.
It is hard to beat corporate lies. The organizations that pump this stuff out are very good at what they do. Until there is some sort of coherent push back by a professional group then these lies will continue to erode common sense. It will have to be a political push back more than anything. We have to turn their claims around and use them against them in innovative ways. And it has to be lead by someone other than an environmentalist or progressive group. It has to be done by(shudder), a Karl Rove type. I am not suggesting that lies be used against lies. We just need to fight back against these lies in a more effective manner.