Kurt Nimmo
April 18, 2009

Rachel Maddow, described as Keith Olbermann’s “political soul mate” and “a liberal in the purest, almost mineral sense of the word,” has characterized the states’ rights and sovereignty movement as a modern spin-off of the Confederacy, “except the states aren’t clinging to a slave-based economy.” She claims to be “weirded-out by the Civil War theme” of the Tea Party movement.

Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, April 16, 2009/

Maddow’s comments are part of MSNBC’s nasty campaign to portray the April 15 Tea Party demonstrations held around the country as racist and troglodytic.

Faux conservatives are fond of ranting about the “liberal bias” of MSNBC, owned by the monopolistic software titan Microsoft and NBC. NBC’s parent is General Electric, a multinational corporation that makes a lot of money in the “defense” business (this division generated $3,100,000,000 in 2003), not exactly the sort of business model liberals support.

It is interesting Maddow compares states’ rights advocates to Confederates and then links them to the immorality of slavery. It is rather ironic — if not entirely hypocritical — that this “liberal in the purest, almost mineral sense of the word” works for a corporation that manufactures engines for Black Hawk attack helicopters used in Iraq. Liberals are said to be viscerally opposed to the Iraq invasion and occupation.

In fact, MSNBC is used by our rulers to amplify the false right-left paradigm that serves as a big distraction and keeps the masses squabbling over meaningless issues. Important issues like states’ rights are minimized and excused in the most reprehensible manner (as an example, see the exchange between Keith Olbermann and the disgusting “comedienne” Janeane Garofalo).

[efoods]Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas Frank is surprised how “mainstream extremism is,” an obvious attempt to link the Tea Party and sovereignty movement to the recently leaked “rightwing extremism” report produced by the Department of Homeland Security. Frank characterizes the “tea-baggers” as a “lunatic fringe” that has allowed itself to be exploited by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the Republicans, and “that other network” (Fox News).

Frank is right to a certain degree — the Tea Party movement, initially created by Libertarians, was co-opted by “mainstream” (establishment) Republicans and Glenn Beck “conservatives” for cynical political reasons. Rick Perry is a dyed-in-the-wool globalist minion groomed by the Bilderbergers and the CFR as a possible presidential selectee and has absolutely no plan to urge Texas secession.

It remains to be seen if Maddow and her guest realize the establishment Republicans are backing states’ rights in order to derail the movement and use it as a tool to attack the left side of the false right-left construct.

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies,” wrote Dr. Carroll Quigley.

Republicans are merely preparing to “throw the rascals out” during the next election cycle so a new (or recycled) batch of CFR, Trilateral, and bankster operatives can be installed. The agenda will remaind absolutely the same.

Maddow and her guest are on par with “doctrinaire and academic thinkers” who accept the “foolish idea” that there is a difference between Democrats and Republicans. Maddow’s task is to sell this nonsense to liberals who apparently revel in the soft porn presented on MSNBC and CNN (where crude sexual imagery is employed to describe the Tea Party movement).

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