reply to post by Skippy1138
Oh come on! Really? A general analogy to a well known place for "gossip
circles" is hardly "vulgar". Man up.
Mainstream media rule number one: ALWAYS be highly skeptical of any "article" that uses an accusatory question
for a title. It's a HUGE red
flag, and it's an old and tired tactic for planting a seed. Also, it has increasingly become the go-to tactic for decimation of propaganda/spin in
As for the statement with context (from the article), it would roughly appear to be....
“I’m training my grandchildren to use long-range rifles. For what purpose? Well, I’m not going to say the words 'Barack Obama', but we are
heading for a major conflict between the haves and the have nots.”
So where does that leave us?
First, Fonda believes that we're headed towards a SHTF scenario between the haves and have nots.
Second, it's a given that Fonda and Obama would both clearly fall into the "haves" category, and he makes no mention at all of "the haves vs. the
So, why mention Obama at all?
With more context it appears that Fonda wouldn't solely
blame Obama for the growing sense of disparity in this country; however, it also
appears that he doesn't think Obama has done much to quell that sense of disparity either. Regardless, since Fonda and Obama would both clearly fall
on the same side, in a hypothetical "haves vs. have nots" conflict, the "article", through classic propaganda/spin techniques, merely fulfills its own
"construed as threats" prophecy.
It's a fluff piece. A disingenuous, politically spun, pot-shot at Fonda, and nothing more.
edit on 5/25/11 by redmage because: (no reason