Wow. Judge Napolitano goes way off the corporate script here. He calls out the fraudulent character of American politics today, and even challenges the mythos of Saint Ronnie Reagan. Too bad his show was canned by the Republican spinmeisters that run the network. We need more of this in the public discourse for sure. Especially his spot on critique of the criminal farce of our so-called “war on drugs,” and the self-serving hacks that pose as political statesmen in this country, who use government simply as a tool of personal enrichment.
Now, I personally don’t buy the “elect Ron Paul” line, as if its changing people and not processes that is going to be the key to solving the major problematic conditions in our country today. But I do respect Napolitano for not really trying to sell you on too many answers at all. Rather, he did the most dangerous thing of all - he posed questions. I’ve long asserted that power is more afraid not of alternative propositions to that managing that power, but simply to questions which it cannot effectively answer in order to legitimize its wielding of that power. Most Americans know the answers to these questions posed by Napolitano, which is exactly why they are not allowed to be asked, and why he’s been fired for doing it.
The illusion of choice. Style masquerading as substance. Distinctions without differences. This rant is chock full of some much needed clarity in our national political discussions.
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