Originally posted by squidboy
My other general question, is how is the Judge allowed to have his show on Fox News of all places?
It seems odd that they give this man air time. Isn't his message dangerous to the status quo? It's perplexing... How can his show be so pro-freedom
and constitution (and really Pro Ron Paul), when the shows surrounding it are the direct opposite. Just makes me wonder...
And that... is an excellent, excellent question.
I've thought about it many times, and I believe it's because Fox realizes that Glenn Beck's theater of the absurd was backfiring, too obvious and
alienating. What Fox really wants to do is pump as much hate and lies into their propaganda victims as possible, but even they realize if they take it
too far, they'll drive away the flock of sheep they're trying to reign in.
So... they picked up on the Ron Paul Tea Party / 9/11 Truth event in Boston, 2006, and aggressively co-opted it into an anti-healthcare,
anti-government (read: anti-Democrat), anti-union, anti-immigrant, anti-poor people, anti-anti-capitalist, anti-anti-war movement. It worked like a
Napolitano, as I recall correctly, eventually took over Glenn Beck's slot, and on behalf of the propaganda masterminds at Fox, he now caters to those
elements on the right which have some semblance of sanity left in their brains. Napolitano is bait for libertarians.
What's better, if all else fails, libertarian philosophy and its proponents can always be embraced and further co-opted at the last minute; Because
of its pro-business, anti-regulation, anti-social, pro-egoism doctrine, which is the bare ideological minimum on which the billionaires who run the
United States can ensure their continued control of society.
But... they would have to relinquish their war profiteering activities, anti-liberty agenda and looting of the treasury, and until they are forced to
do so, they would rather not.
Napolitano, for rightists who began to see through Fox' ridiculous agenda is the ray of light offered in exchange for loyalty to the machine.
"Don't leave us and go rogue" is what the sly Fox is telling you. And once again it's working.
Notice how a key part of Ayn Rand's libertarianism is atheism, but that part of the ideology is something Fox can't afford to disseminate. First, it
would completely alienate American viewers, who are by very large majority Christians to the point of fundamentalist; Second, the church is an
important and irreplaceable instrument of moral and intellectual control.