Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Things that you'll hardly ever see reported in the U.S. capitalist corporate-controlled press

All the major sources of the news media in the United States are controlled by die-hard capitalism fanatics. Examples are: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, among others. To them capitalism is a religion, with strict dogmas that most be adhered to.

When they talk about advanced civilized societies that are not non-capitalist they usually dust up disparaging or belittling comments. A case in point is The Washington Post. The Cuban postal service is "rickety." I could probably give you hundreds of examples. When they talk about the Cuban government it is always referred as "the communist government" of the island. Have you ever seen a news article at the Washington Post where they say "the capitalist government" of United States? It is as if they were ashamed their dog-eat-dog society and economic and political system.

You will never see The Washington Post say the following: "Cuba has the best health care and educational system of any developing-world country and its infant mortality rate for the whole Republic is below that of Washington. D.C."

Worse than a religious fanatic -- remember when they burned heretics at the stake? -- is a political fanatic: Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930's and Bush and Obama in the first decade of the XXI century.

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