Exposing Right-Wing Myths
Our Democracy depends upon an informed electorate. Thomas Jefferson that “… given a democratic government without a free press or a free press without a democratic government, I would choose the latter.” Why would he make such a bold statement. I believe that Jefferson had faith in the American people. That, given the correct information, the people will make the wise decisions necessary for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to extend to every member of society.
Common Sense, the pamphlet published by Thomas Paine, represents one of our first public expressions of a free press acting independently of conventional media. This pamphlet inspired the American Revolution. Many of our Founding Fathers were reluctant to take such a radical action as declaring independence from Mother England. But when Paine was successful in moving public sentiment to favor the fight for independence, out Founding Fathers were moved to act in accordance with the will of the people.\r\n\r\nToday, the perspective of most American”s is shaped by the constant stream of information, misinformation, and often, outright lies issuing forth from the television set in the living room or the radio in the car during morning and afternoon drive-time. While true and correct information is readily available, one must look past the unfiltered drone that issues forth from all around us. However, the typical information consumer has little time to do the research required to create a reality filter to eliminate the misinformation that distorts our conventional wisdom and corrupts our ability to make sound decisions.
Welcome Back To Reality was conceived to foster an informed electorate. This program will either enlighten or expose the “low-information” opinion-makers who propagate Right-Wing Mythology. Our researchers will identify and analyze false concepts and unwarranted attitudes that have been advanced and nurtured to support the agenda of an out-of-control plutocracy and it”s minions of useful idiots.’