Fixing America In 500 Words Or
RED, BLACK AND BLUE IN AMERICA
Major media newspapers in our modern American supposed “free” press society, typically
severely limit if not outright censor the ability of citizen readers to adequately respond to
often slanted “news” articles and more obviously biased, editorials and contributing
While a regular columnist may be allotted 800-1200 words or
more to spin a perspective of rather dubious credibility, a “guest columnist” attempting to
point out why the paid columnist is at best a complete moron, is allowed substantially less
space for responding.
Not surprisingly, as discovered while attempting to write this book, it is considerably easier
to clearly present a position in 800-1200 words than in a mere 500 regarding the same
issue. Several of the “issue” chapters in this book, each limited to 500 words or less,
could have been addressed much more adequately if even an additional 100 words were allowed.
Similarly, a well thought out and carefully crafted “letter to the editor”, if one is fortunate
enough to actually have it published, is typically severely edited and otherwise, entirely
hacked beyond recognition. Thus, often as not, the position of the responding letter
becomes so entirely skewed, that angry counter-responses ensue from people who actually agree with the
point the unedited response was trying to make.
Compounding average citizen woes is the modern media's incessant compulsion to divide us up on
one "side" or the other. For example, someone who opposed Junior Bush's ¹ illegal
invasion of Iraq, as many experienced military people did from the beginning, supports a fairly
applied death penalty, favors strict gun control and, who opposes abortion in most cases,
literally has no voice in today's American ² great media divide reality (this example does
not necessarily represent the author's views).
When published by The Tennessean newspaper, the fifth chapter in this book, illustrating the
overwhelmingly obvious hypocritical position of the NRA regarding the 2nd Amendment, received a
barrage of angry responses, branding the author with every liberal hate name imaginable and some
perhaps, previously not invented.
A few weeks later, the seventh chapter, pointing out
the equal if not greater hypocrisy of the ACLU in regards to the 1st Amendment, induced
another torrent of venom from the opposite "side", branding the same author as a
right-wing lunatic fringe conservative religious fundamentalist, along with several other undesirable
and impolite name associations.
Thus, the beleaguered “common people", who Jesus reportedly came to save have no voice, nor
are we afforded any right to hold an independent viewpoint. As assuredly as we will
never be free if we don't know what is true, most assuredly, we will not likely know what
is true if we don't take time to fairly examine an issue for what it is, independent of
This book attempts therefore, however inadequately, to take the improbable approach of a hopefully somewhat fair and unbiased examination,
letting conservative, moderate, liberal and other such vinegar-laden chips fall where they may.
And now my 500 words are about used up. . .
1. George W. Bush is deliberately not referred to formally as "President Bush" in this book,
as he was not fairly elected in the year 2000 and probably not in 2004, nor would it be
prudent to downgrade the already somewhat questionable highest office of our nation any further
than it already is. And since the turn of the century, the Supreme Court is acting more and
more like a juvenile delinquent court at best, which isn't really being fair to either juvenile
delinquents or courts in general.
We live in a reality today unprecdented since the dawn of human civilization, where billions
of people are instanteously connected and, revolutions that once took years to foment can now
occur virtually overnight. No nation is safe from violent uprising within or terrorist or other
attack from the outside and, we may well be entering an age of rule by corporate global domination. Major banks
have big plans for a cashless globally controlled monetary system, where no one will be able to buy or sell without agreeing to be tracked
and monitored and otherwise go along with the program. While media pundits debate climate change, pollution is quite
literally poisoning ourselves and our own children and, human slavery of the past may well be a preferred choice
over what lies in store in the near future.
2. The term “American” is for the most part, carelessly used throughout this book in reference
to citizens of the United States. Although, this is an extremely arrogant and
overwhelmingly incorrect application of the term, which applies equally to citizens of Canada,
Mexico, Cuba and every other nation in North and South America, it is nevertheless used as such for
reasons which continue to be somewhat of a mystery even to the author himself.
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