Friday, May 16, 2014

Movie Night: Great American Hypocrites

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Government / Politics

What has our country come to? In this provocative book, Glenn Greenwald exposes the myth-making and cultural exploitation of the American voter for political power. As a former constitutional lawyer turned advocate and author, Mr. Greenwald opens the play by play handbook that Republican politicians use to usurp the will of the people.

This book shows the hypocrisy of the conservative character building and illusion scheme. It is a pendulum swing contrast to the writings of mainstream conservative writers who promote fictional liberal effeminacy.

Even though this talk is liberal in perspective, Mr. Greenwald points out how the American voter and public at large are sold on image and not substance. Voters are not voting people into office on the merit of their politics or platform but by the hollywood creation produced by a political party.

If Republicans can seduce voters with fantasies, then is there anything real in our political discourse at all, including the Democrats?

Isn't it time voters woke up and voted for substance instead of style?

Source: Glenn Greenwald