TABACCO: In the 1800s after the Civil War and continuing through the first half of the 1900s, the American Industrial Revolution was dominated by a few very successful, but totalitarian and basically greedy men: Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, Carnegie, Ford & Vanderbilt. As corrupt, selfish and egotistical as these men were, America was far better off then than it is today under the foot of Too Big To Fails under the control of Management Committees and Boards of Directors.
I – THOSE, WHO GOT
PHILOSOPHY OF AYN RAND
Tabacco: If you have not seen ‘The Fountainhead’ film, starring Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal & Raymond Massey, go rent a copy – or watch if for free online – see below! I didn’t test the Link, but I will be very surprised if you get to see anything more than a movie trailer!
Sexual tension, courtesy of Pat Neal, was palpable. Gary Cooper, a great screen persona, was however a limited actor. Like John Wayne, he portrayed his screen persona without much emotion. In fact, John Wayne may have been incrementally superior in expressing emotion. It makes you wonder what Pat’s character saw in Cooper except for his looks!
However, the Objectivism philosophy is an Abomination, predicated on a Reagan-type edict of ‘Let the Devil take the hindmost!’ Even Lions, Elephants, Hyenas, Ants and bees know better – what was Rand thinking! Oh, that’s right – she didn’t think; she was a Republican!
If all humanity blindly followed Rand’s edicts, it would not be humanity! Unfortunately some of our most successful Capitalists adhere to Rand like skin to body.
“LET DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST”
Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 04:11 PM PDT
Cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Let’s think about this.
Medicare helps to heal people who are old and sick. Medicaid helps to heal people who are poor and sick. And for most people, without Social Security, they would have to work until the day they die.
These are not things that I want to cut. But some people do.
Who are these people who want to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? I know some of them. For two years, I sat with them in a room – the Floor of the House – for several hours a day.
I got to know some of them quite well. I can summarize their views in six short words: “Let the Devil Take the Hindmost.”
“Let the Devil Take the Hindmost” refers to a situation where the Devil is chasing us. Some of us – the young, the fit, the healthy — are able to run away from the Devil. And those others – the old, the children, the sick and, frankly, the scared – they can’t run as fast. They’re the hindmost. They’re the ones that the Devil catches, and destroys.
So what should the ones, who run faster, do? Should they grab hold of the hindmost, lift them up, and help them to run to safety? Or should they just let the Devil take the hindmost, while they escape?
You know what Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity would do in that situation. And Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. They would let the Devil take the hindmost.
But you wouldn’t. And I wouldn’t.
The phrase “Let the Devil Take the Hindmost” is a venerable phrase; it just celebrated its 400th birthday. It comes from a 1610 play called “Love Lies a-Bleeding.” (All you Elton John fans now know where the song “Love Lies Bleeding” comes from.) Shakespeare didn’t write the play, but it was performed by Shakespeare’s theatre troop, The King’s Men.
In Act V of “Love Lies a-Bleeding,” the people rise in rebellion against a bad government. The character Thrasiline questions whether the people can remain united, however. Thrasiline says that even when a mere “toy” clicks at the people’s heels, “they run all away, and cry, ‘the devil take the hindmost.’”
Dion responds to Thrasiline this way: “Then the same devil take the foremost too, and souse him for his breakfast! If they all prove cowards, my curses fly amongst them, and be speeding!”
(“Sousing” is cooking a cut of meat until it is well done, pulling the meat off the bones, and then mashing it.)
And that’s the point – the 400-year-old point. If the Devil is chasing us, there is no reason to think that he’ll ever be satisfied just taking the hindmost. The Devil will take the foremost, too. Mash them up, and eat them for breakfast.
The Devil in America today is poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, bigotry, selfishness, ignorance, disease and death. When the Right Wing says that we have to cut Social Security, cut Medicare, cut Medicaid, cut unemployment insurance, cut education, cut food stamps, what they’re really saying is “let the Devil take the hindmost.”
I think that we’d all be a lot better off if we stopped running, we all turned on the Devil, and we fought back together. At least we would have a chance.
I’d rather fight, not run away.
What about you?
P.S. Please sign our petition at www.No-Cuts.com. And pass it on to every friend you have. Let’s stop running, and fight back together.
Originally posted to Alan Grayson on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 04:11 PM PDT.
Tabacco: It’s a comforting image for children, but would you ever want to be a reindeer? How about being on the Assembly Line in one of Henry Ford’s plants? How about being a modern schoolteacher with a ‘Lesson Plan’ from the State Capital, which must be followed to a T? Maybe that’s where Ford came up with the Model T!
Every McDonald’s is pretty much the same.
Every Burger King is pretty much the same.
Every Wendy’s is pretty much the same.
More importantly, except for a few proprietary food names, every McDonald’s is pretty much the same as every Burger King, which is pretty much the same as every Wendy’s.
DIVISION OF LABOR
Text edited by Tabacco for brevity:
Division of Labor, Assembly Line Thought – The Paradox of Democratic Capitalism
By R. G. Price- January 29, 2004
This is an analysis of the effects of the division of labor on society.
Division of labor is one of the hallmarks of capitalism. The division of labor, in fact, contributes to increased efficiency in production, proved most masterfully by Henry Ford and his advances in assembly line manufacturing.
The division of labor has many advantages – let us first examine how the division of labor leads to increased productivity.
Ford’s automobile assembly line production innovations provide the perfect example.
Prior to Ford’s advancement of the assembly line for automobile production, cars were primarily produced by craftsmen, as was the case with most things. Each car was individually produced by a team of craftsmen, and each of these craftsmen had to be highly skilled and very knowledgeable about the mechanics of cars in order to build them. Every person on the team had a very good working knowledge of virtually all aspects of car manufacture. Many of these craftsmen were capable of building an entire car by themselves. Not only did they have the skills, but they designed the cars, understood the mechanics, understood physics, engineering, metallurgy, etc. They had a wide range of knowledge and skills, often a complete set of skills and knowledge about the cars they were building.
Then Henry Ford came along and started to build cars using an assembly line process.
With the assembly line a small team of people designed the car and assembly process, and a larger team of unskilled workers built the cars. What was so remarkable about Ford’s process was that any man off the street, even if he had never seen a car before, could work on the assembly line and with a few instructions he could be a part of the team building cars.
In fact it was found that this process was faster, cheaper and more efficient. There was less overlap of skills or knowledge, every person knew what they needed to do their job and that was it. To help build a car a worker no longer had to know much of anything about cars, in fact you could have a team of assembly-line workers building cars faster than a team of skilled craftsmen, even if there was not one single person on the assembly-line who knew how to build a car himself. A worker could work on the wheel assembly section without having ever seen a car motor in his life.
With the division of labor the individual needs only to know how to do his specific task and nothing more. The assembly-line worker requires no large-scale knowledge, no vision, no concept of the whole. As long as the worker can turn the screw when the piece is in front of him that’s all he needs to know and do. In fact, this allows each worker to focus on perfecting a specific set of skills and can actually lead to increased quality.
The largest impact of the Industrial Revolution was the “socialization” of labor. Prior to the Industrial Revolution people were largely self-sufficient, but the Industrial Revolution brought increased division of labor, and this division of labor brought specialization, which brought increased productivity. This specialization, though, decreased self-sufficiency and people became increasingly inter-dependent on one another. This is the process of the socialization of labor.
Capitalism naturally creates a tendency for increased economic efficiency. It is this increased efficiency that is one of the greatest qualities of capitalism – it is what leads to the increased productivity that capitalism is so well known for.
This increased efficiency comes through the continuing division of labor, specialization and economies of scale.
This specialization of tasks naturally follows with a compartmentalization of responsibility and awareness.
I may be a worker on an assembly-line doing my part to build a car, yet I may have no idea what is going in the next room where the next part in the process is being done. My awareness of the whole process is limited, and in fact awareness of the other parts of the process provide little benefit to my task at hand.
In capitalist society we all become specialized workers and we become citizens with a narrow focus of awareness. Individuals become increasingly compartmentalized ideologically, and increasingly narrow in their understanding of the society as a whole.
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The United States is the most powerful country in the world economically and militarily, and because of that many people make the assumption that the American citizen, the basis of the American nation, must likewise be of a superior nature, or that American society is “superior” in general.
This, however, is not the case.
The entirety of American society has become like a giant assembly line. Americans are increasingly narrow in their focus and understanding of reality. People believe that this must not be true because America is such a prosperous country, but American capitalist civilization is superior to other civilizations in the same manner that Henry Ford’s assembly-line plants were superior to the garages of the skilled craftsmen.
The specialization of tasks has allowed America to become increasingly successful while the citizens become increasingly ignorant, and in fact specialization of tasks has contributed to the compartmentalization of American thought. People no longer have to have a general understanding of the world in order to be successful in America, they only have to know how to do one thing and do it well. You can be totally wrong about almost everything in life, but as long as you know how to do one thing good you can be a success, and in fact in a society such as this increased specialization becomes advantageous due to the extreme competition of our society.
The evolution of industrialized capitalist society is like the evolution of single celled organisms into multi-celled organisms.
Specialization of tasks inevitably leads to the compartmentalization of responsibility and the relinquishment of authority to a hierarchy of command. This same pattern of evolution is seen in corporations and in life. The more simplistic forms of life don’t have a specialized organ for determining action. Single-celled organisms have no brain, nor do plants or fungi or other simple animals. More complex forms of life have increased levels of cellular specialization and they have a brain, which is dedicated to bodily control and regulation.
The same can be said of businesses organizations. The more complex the business the more specialized the workers are and the more important planning and control becomes, resulting in a chain of command with specific planners and decision makers, ultimately a CEO and/or board of directors. There are no democratic assembly-line plants that I know of, and the ones that have been tried have not worked as well as those which were not democratic, hence the continuing demise of unions.
Capitalism itself sews the seeds for the destruction of democracy. This is because it is natural in a capitalist system for people to become increasingly narrow in their focus and for individuals to relinquish control in favor of efficiency.
Democracy is not an efficient system; democracy requires hard work and extreme intellectual inefficiency. In order for a democratic system to work well everyone has to be equally informed. This leads to redundancy within the system, something that a capitalist system will naturally eliminate. Capitalism naturally increases efficiency and reduces redundancy.
So we can see that division of labor creates the ability for “inferior” individuals to form a “superior” whole. The individuals are not truly inferior, they are all superior at their respective tasks, just limited in their scope.
This explains, in part, how America has been able to both excel and fall behind at the same time.
Post Modernism, tolerance and individuality
American society has developed along the path of least resistance generally. As our economic infrastructure has created a divided and compartmentalized substructure, our social superstructure has followed the same pattern. This has been embraced as the expression of individuality. With our increased expression of individuality our society has also called for increased tolerance. This all facilitates subcultural compartmentalization and differentiation.
Within these social conditions Post Modernist ideology has developed. Post Modernism is essentially the re-embracing of idealism. Post Modernism basically states that there is no objective truth – that truth is in the eye of the beholder. Our social tolerance and political correctness discourage people from challenging the beliefs of others in the Post Modernist view that “all beliefs are equally acceptable.”
This is one of the reasons why the variety of religions in America has exploded, with America now being one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. All religious beliefs are protected as equally valid and beyond challenge.
This goes well beyond the issues of religion and individuality though; it goes into people’s entire concept of reality and truth. People are able to develop their own private world-view which can be largely detached from reality and they can still function and be successful in society, and our society of millions of such people with different world-views can itself also continue to thrive, or so it seems.
Tabacco: I wish I had said that!
This fragmented condition of society leads to increasing idealism, that is, the lack of rationality and the lack of understanding of concrete truths, which leads to a lack of understanding of why and how things happen in the larger context.
Prospects for the future
What are the prospects for the future of a society such as ours?
With the increasing flexibility of modern society, via television, the internet, gaming and growing subcultures, it is highly likely that people will continue to diverge from each other, and from “the truth”, ideologically. Modern society, created by capitalism, provides individuals with the means to largely define their own reality. Television provides an increasing variety of programming in the name of “choice”, which has as its purpose “consumer satisfaction”, which is ultimately motivated by profits.
This is what “we” want; this is what “we” are asking for, indeed demanding; More choice! More choice! More variety! “Its all about you.” (How many commercials embrace this theme?)
Individuals can now choose to expose themselves only to certain types of information and experiences. People form prejudices and then they seek out social reinforcements of those prejudices by customizing their “reality.” We gain the ability to truly create our own “virtual realities.”
This trend is going to continue in the future, growing increasingly more extreme. This will, of course, be defended under the banner of individual choice, which is something that will be market driven by capitalism. And this is how capitalism sews the further seeds for the destruction of democracy. This is a completely natural process and will surely take place; it is already taking place in fact. This is the paradox of democratic capitalism. This isn’t something intentional, its not the product of a plan or agenda, it is simply the result of the process.
Diversity of views is not only a natural result of the division of labor in society, but the diversity of views itself also creates a larger market, reinforcing the phenomenon because the diversity of views becomes catered to, and indeed encouraged, by the marketplace.
People will continue to become more specialized in their tasks, meaning that the number of different things that people need to know will continue to be reduced. This ever-shrinking demand for individual scope of knowledge is what provides the opportunity for ever-growing market share of meaningless intellectual distraction.
Religion will undoubtedly continue to benefit from this, since religion is at its root idealistic and irrational. Religion is a world-view based on fantasy. As people become increasingly detached from reality, religious views can become more strongly embraced and believed. Nationalism, religion and ignorance have always gone hand-in-hand throughout history, and now our society has the new human invention of corporatism to boost the influential power of ignorance. Mergers of corporate, religious and nationalist interests can already be readily found all over America, on television of course, but just walk into any major outlet store which caters to the masses, such as Wal-Mart, Lowes, or other such places, and you can see the nationalist/religious/corporate triad in effect.
These things are not much maligned by the public because the majority of people, out of ignorance, have bought into the American fantasy.
While religion may well play a part in all of this, secular irrationality is just as big a problem. Both religious and non-religious world-views become increasingly irrational and separated from reality. Again, the economic substructure creates the “potential” for irrational world-views, but it is society and human choice that actually takes advantage of this potential.
In the future more personalized advertising techniques will be able to reinforce and cater to individual world-views, further allowing and promoting ideological compartmentalization. Media and politicians will continue to reinforce idealism and irrational world-views based on “faith”, “destiny”, “Providence”, etc. The dominant elements of American society are founded on general ignorance and are strengthened by increasing ignorance; therefore it is unlikely that any institutional effort to correct this “problem” will occur, as it is in fact the institutions that promote the problem in the first place. The problem is rooted in capitalist production itself, and as the title of this article states, the situation is a paradox, because capitalist production is the most productive economic system, and the protection of individualism is inherently “good.” Democracy itself will not be able to continue under these conditions, perhaps in name, but not in practice. In fact we may already be past that stage, and some could argue that we passed it long ago.
But, at any rate, a population of people wholly ignorant of reality is not fit for self-government. It is doubtful that these problems will be addressed in American society because the majority of people are part of the problem. Irrational and ignorant views are embraced by the majority and reinforced by the establishment, thus most prospects for a domestic resolution to this problem are improbable. A resolution to the problem would require the overthrow of the American establishment by a minority, which is not likely and thus the most probable outcome is the development of a distinct ruling class, which will continue to be supported by the ignorant majority. As individuality and luxury become increasingly important to Americans, responsibility will continually be voluntarily given up to leadership. People become increasingly confused and frustrated by their own ignorance and simply give up control to others out of convenience. This scenario is similar to that proposed by Plato in his 360 B.C.E. work, The Republic, in which he explains how Democracy devolves into Tyranny; yet Plato is dealing only with the problems of democracy and tolerance themselves and not the additional problems of the division of labor brought on by industrial capitalism. A view of the effects of division of labor, however, was provided by Adam Smith in his work, The Wealth of Nations. In Book V Smith put forward a chilling, and perhaps all too accurate, depiction of the effects of the division of labor:
In the progress of the division of labour, the employment of the far greater part of those who live by labour, that is, of the great body of the people, comes to be confined to a few very simple operations, frequently to one or two. But the understandings of the greater part of men are necessarily formed by their ordinary employments. The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become. The torpor of his mind renders him not only incapable of relishing or bearing a part in any rational conversation, but of conceiving any generous, noble, or tender sentiment, and consequently of forming any just judgment concerning many even of the ordinary duties of private life. Of the great and extensive interests of his country he is altogether incapable of judging, and unless very particular pains have been taken to render him otherwise, he is equally incapable of defending his country in war. The uniformity of his stationary life naturally corrupts the courage of his mind, and makes him regard with abhorrence the irregular, uncertain, and adventurous life of a soldier. It corrupts even the activity of his body, and renders him incapable of exerting his strength with vigour and perseverance in any other employment than that to which he has been bred. His dexterity at his own particular trade seems, in this manner, to be acquired at the expence of his intellectual, social, and martial virtues. But in every improved and civilized society this is the state into which the labouring poor, that is, the great body of the people, must necessarily fall, unless government takes some pains to prevent it.
Who can know what may become of all this? Today it is not just the poor who are impacted by division of labor. Now that capitalism has spread the division of labor to all sectors of the economy, it affects everyone. Instead of our government taking pains to prevent the ill effects of division of labor upon society, these ill effects are embraced by the dominant institutions of our society in order to consolidate power. It’s definitely not certain that our civilization will come to ruin, in fact a new and more powerful society may be formed, much like complex multi-cellular organisms are “superior” to independent single cells, so too an ignorant, yet highly specialized, American society dominated by a ruling class and living through a multi-media fantasy may become an even more potent economic and military power house. Then again, confusion and ignorance may become a problem, which, along with other factors, leads to the decline of American society. The most likely scenario is that competition from more socialized and less ignorant societies will overtake America as the country devolves into a state of ignorance, however, without external pressure it is likely that a highly class structured American society could continue on for a log time.
Whatever the case may be, the situation is a paradoxical one, and it is one that is ultimately faced by all of humanity. By embracing democracy, capitalism, individuality and tolerance a new society is created in which individuality becomes meaningless and the masses become the subjects of their own ignorance, while at the same time the society as a whole continues to materially prosper.
Robot-like behavior is an infallible indicator of a lack of creativity, intellect & individual responsibility!
Robot-like behavior is necessary for Lions, Ants & Bees, but would you want to be a Lion, an Ant or a Bee?
EDUCATION BY THE BOOK
I will handle this one by myself because I am so closely involved with Wyandanch, its nonexistent Curriculum, and its incompetent and malfeasant School Board.
“Lesson Plan” is referred to in Public Education as much as “Business Plan” is referred to in Corporate America. Both are highly overrated and lack correlation to success if not actual mutual exclusivity.
All Teachers in Wyandanch Public Schools have “Lesson Plans” and ALMOST ALL Businesses, that FAIL/or file for Chapter 13, have “BUSINESS PLANS”. Lesson Plans and Business Plans are NOT GUARANTEES of Success! But they are Harbingers of UNIFORMITY!
Lesson Plans sap INDIVIDUALITY and obviate inventiveness!
The new panacea phrase in Education is “Common Core”. We had that in the 1950s – the State apparently got rid of it! Now we have to go back over 60 years to reinstall a concept that worked well for millennia but was excised by a ‘Committee’ in the State Capital in favor or a concept that failed?
All Businesses are REQUIRED to MAXIMIZE PROFITS as their PRIME DIRECTIVE! That is the only Incorporation Requisite!
All Schoolteachers must have Lesson Plans, provided routinely by the State! If anything about American Education is apparent, it is that the State is UNQUALIFIED to EDUCATE! However both the STATE & CORPORATE AMERICA are infinitely qualified to
In addition, Capitalism is always gravitating to CANNIBALISM! Capitalism devours itself and everyone else! The 2008 Economic Crisis was the result of Deregulation, unethical strategies such as Derivatives and Greedy Corporate leaders. When Capitalism is NOT devouring the rest of us, it usually devours itself. iPhones are making money hand over fist this year while Blackberry, yesterday’s Big Money Maker, is now on the verge of Bankruptcy. Let’s just hope Blackberry is not one of those Too-Big-To-Fails!
Capitalism can only work under the tightest REGULATION possible. And then you must pray constantly! The Propaganda FOR Capitalism and AGAINST Socialism in the USA is never-ending. Communism, except in Cuba, is NOT Socialism. The proof of that is that China is now CAPITALIST-COMMUNIST. I have always said that Communism was POLITICS, NOT ECONOMICS!
Why Ayn Rand was devoted to Individuality but completely Myopic to the Uniformity for the MASSES created by Capitalism only demonstrates the blindness, arrogance and lack of compassion Right-Winger Capitalists have for the Middleclass!
By “Committee” I refer to any group, which makes decisions for others in the Group, who are not in that Committee! The US Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, the President’s Cabinet, the Board of Directors, the Board of Education, the Church Governing Board, and all other such “Committees” may be necessary but are rarely effective.
Nothing GREAT ever gets done by “Committee”. Genius and Extraordinary are products of Individuality.
I freely admit that the Atomic Bomb could never have been perfected by a single individual – that required a collective or committee of thousands. However, I fail to see the Efficacy of the Atomic Bomb. It was merely a Weapon of Mass Destruction!
Yes, Sports, Music, Acting and constructing Tall Buildings all require Committees. But the Architect, the QB, serious music Composers, the orchestral Conductor and film stars must exercise their own Individuality to create innovative and interesting works of art. That’s why the Director is the most important person associated with a Great Film!
‘Compromise’ is the other Evil, which generally correlates to the ‘Committee’! May I remind you of The Continental Congress! These Founding Fathers instituted Slavery, which lasted almost 100-years until the Emancipation Proclamation followed by the Union’s Civil War victory turned Slavery into another 100-years worth of Segregation. The Mess that is America today comes courtesy of those ignoble honored committeemen!
The Mona Lisa, however, was not the product of a committee; it was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. General Patton is famous for his INGENUITY, not his ability to achieve CONSENSUS! Henry Ford may not have invented the Assembly Line, but he alone made the decision to deploy it. In addition to its other FLAWS, committees are by nature CONSERVATIVE, MODERATE & CAUTIOUS, not BOLD, INNOVATIVE & FEARLESS!
So we select or elect a “Committee”, comprised of Jerks and Nincompoops to govern us instead!
Then we have Churches & Government! Both Committee-dominated institutions have become Slaves themselves to Personal Profits, courtesy of combining democracy with capitalism – a FATAL COMBINATION.
Someone will probably pipe in with something like, “You sound as if you are against democracy”. Correct, I am! But so are ALL Leaders in Capitalist countries, Communist countries, Oligarchies, Republics or what-have-you. Nobody would trust government to the MASSES as democracies claim to do!
Ayn Rand was close to Truth with her Objectivism, but she missed the mark by at least 180º.
When you ‘Select’ a Shah, a Monarch or a King, you have a 50-50% chance of getting it right. When you ‘Elect’ a President from among the ‘Committees’ of Democratic or Republican Politicos, your chances are 1) few and 2) none! When you ‘Elect’ a 7-member B.O.E. Trustee Board of Education, you have 7-chances to get it wrong!
II – THOSE, WHO GOT
The American Military:
Capitalism tends to be extremely competent at committing Genocide!
Collectives, though few in Capitalistic America, are the best Corporate entities in America and are governed by the Workers, who own them! This is both Socialism and Capitalism at their best!
III – JUST BECAUSE
“IT’S SO” DOES
NOT MAKE IT SO
How many centuries did “The Earth Is Flat” survive – at least among Europeans?
How many centuries did “The Sun Revolves Around The Flat Earth” thrive as prevailing Truth – at least among Europeans?
In America we have “Capitalist-Democracy is the best form of government!” perpetuated of course by Nazi-style Politician-Media Propaganda. They must be afraid of something!
We used to say, “how awful Communism is” – and it is. But when those Chinese Communists became Capitalists and buddy-buddy with us, we forgot how to say,
The prevailing Political Truth today is, “Vote the man, not the Party!” Don’t tell that to Wisconsin Voters!
Have you really analyzed those TV commercials these days? They range from stupid to asinine! You know they are asinine, irrelevant & worthless, but you continue to buy product – if you didn’t, they would make relevant commercials, wouldn’t they!
Reality TV is Regular TV without scriptwriters, clothing designers, expensive sets or going on location to exotic places! What could be more boring and less entertaining than seeing Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis do the Actors’ Studio ‘Method Acting’ on screen while improvising their own dialogue. Now we have to watch the Braxtons or Maury’s ‘guests’ do the Improvisation! WAKE UP – YOU’RE BEING HAD!
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.