Regardless of the outcome, even if highly favorable, this election season has made something beyond clear: We can no longer tolerate a system of oligopolous media control where an endless torrent of lies is promoted or at least unchallenged. Even if we manage to overcome it this time, there is no guarantee about next time when we don't have such great candidates and enthusiasm. The status quo has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that the media conglomerates that cumulatively control thousands of radio stations, TV stations, and newspapers throughout the country - upwards of 90% of this nations' news media - are a clear and present danger to democracy in America. Candidates and policies that enjoy overwhelming majority support in nations with a freer, more robust media have to tread water to even become electorally viable in this one because of the money control of information in the United States. We can no longer tolerate this.
Raving psychotic Republicans are entitled to their opinions. They're even entitled to their lies. What they are not entitled to do is monopolize our PUBLIC airwaves - taxpayer-subsidized, licensed MONOPOLIES that exclude others from access - to spread their sick, anti-democracy ideology, lies, and propaganda to smear our candidates, deceive the American people, and sway elections. No more. Nor are they entitled to use their money to envelope us in a bubble of lies through near-monopoly control of other mediums. They are not entitled to use their ill-gotten gains to control pretty much every information medium other than the internet to achieve a takeover of American politics that elections in a free and open information environment would never approve of. No more.
These lying bastards have already cost lives in the massacres by mentally unbalanced individuals influenced by right-wing propaganda, and I don't expect that they're going to hold back in the near future since they've never been held accountable before. They've inflicted unspeakable horrors on this country for well over a decade using their domination of our information system to spread lies and hate, and put criminal sociopaths in office via the "Corporations United" decision handed by the 5 Supreme Courtesans in 2010. They've stood in the way of our nation's recovery to expand their own power and privilege, created alternate universes in the minds of gullible victims and the willfully bigoted, and pissed on everything this nation stands for and has ever stood for. No more.
For the first time in a long time, there will be consequences for all the lies and propaganda following this election. If we win, we will be happy and contented for a while, but the knowledge of what Republicans did to try to seize this country from its people will not leave our minds. And if shit happens, by hook or by crook, we will know exactly from what direction it came. We can't tolerate this shit any longer. Republicans can express themselves nine ways from Sunday, but they better damn well expect that if they use our public resources to do so, we will be represented beside them, rebutting their lies and offering our vision for this country without some psychopathic executive cutting off our microphones. And if they try to bury us in money - money they stole from the American people - we will not rest until this country is safe from their tyranny:
1. Punish advertisers who benefit these parasites and predators.
2. Occupy the physical infrastructure that they use to spread bigoted anti-American, anti-democracy propaganda on behalf of the Republican Party's plutocratic agenda.
3. Lodge complaints with the FCC where applicable, and pursue all practical legal action.
This is our country. This is our government. This is our media. We will allow Republicans to have a say because that is their right, and because we are fair. But they will not be permitted to own and propagandize our media any longer. No more. No more loaded headlines and false equivalencies. No more. No more treating mendacious right-wing ideology mills as credible think tanks. No more. No more stacking the deck. No More No more reporting based on stenography of Republican talking points, horse race narratives, and nihilistic reduction of reality to two equally matched opinions rather than objective facts. NO MORE. NO FUCKING MORE.