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Lee Camp: America, the land of unopportunity

Here is comedian Lee Camp describing with absolute clarity in four minutes what is happening in America. I learned long ago that the only way to effectively undermine cruelty and willful stupidity is ridicule. You cannot reason with liars whose only interest is preserving their power.

Among those stupid and cruel people, alas, are the propagandists formerly known as journalists and commentators.  I regularly torture myself by listening to the likes of Herman Cain, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. The extent of their lying is breathtaking and tantalizing. It’s like attending one of  those old-timey festivals of “tall tales.” I just can’t wait to see how big the next whopper is going to be.

Unfortunately, the right wing is not alone in this. “Neo-liberals” have become quite complicit, as the brilliant blogger Karen Garcia constantly points out. Change channels or turn newspaper pages and all you  find is one layer of crap after another with rare exception.

Lee Camp brings to mind George Carlin and Lenny Bruce. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are milder versions of the same style. Wouldn’t it be great if journalism schools began teaching satire?

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