Monday, August 18, 2014

Crucial that US Ruling Class and media keep peasants distracted by churning emotional issues like immigration, gun control, and abortion-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

8/17/14, "The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Time

"The U.S. Census Report finds that 50 million Americans are poor. Fifty million voters is a powerful block if they ever organized in an effort to pursue their common economic goals. So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting them with emotional issues like immigration, abortion and gun control so they never stop to wonder how they got so screwed over for so long.

One way to keep these 50 million fractured is through disinformation. PunditFact’s recent scorecard on network news concluded that at Fox and Fox News Channel, 60 percent of claims are false. At NBC and MSNBC, 46 percent of claims were deemed false."...


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