Sorry I'm late.
First of all giving Noam Chomsky as your proof is just like me presenting Ann Coulter to prove a Conservative talking point.
Noam is a well known leftist propagandist, I give his logic no more weight than you would give Annie.
But lets break it down anyway.
Noam's whole argument is that corporations control media and therefore must be conservative. This is an utter fallcy.
There is nothing conservative about corporations.
Conservatives believe in the free-market, Corporations hate the free market. They want to stiffle competition, a hallmark of a free market. They want to limit wages and increase income for the limited amount of corporate officers, that is completely anti-free-martket. If they could get away with it they would completely outsource labor and employee no Americans paying substandard wages. That is not Conservative.
Conservatives strive for less government control of the individual. Corporations ARE essentially governments controlling individuals. Conservatives do support business but that doesn't equate to supporting corporate entities.
The two arguments people use to support the claim that Conservatives are pro-corporation are that they a) like money and b) the current Republican's are pro-corporation.
First, who doesn't like money? Hillary Clinton loves money, John Kerry loves money, Ted Kennedy loves money, Noam Chomsky writes books because he loves money. George Soros really loves money and so do Conservatives.
Second, those who think the majority of the Republican party are Conservative are not bright enough to participate in this debate. George W. Bush, the biggest pro-corporation President next to Bill Clinton is one of the least Conservative Presidents we have ever had. One could argue successfully that President Clinton was more conservative.
Its obvious that the mainstream media has a leftist bent, Democrat candidates get far more screen time than Conservative, most of this country don't know who Ron Paul or Duncan Hunter are and these are the only truly conservative candidates running. Giuliani is a leftist in wolf's clothing, Romney and Huckabee are religious fundamantalists, that is not conservative.
The media runs endless stories on Global Warming and Socialized medicine, hallmarks of leftist ideology.
The argument is nonsensical. The Corporate elite don't care about right and left except for the precepts of each which give them more control over the individual. Chomsky says this himself. Its all about control. Well leftist politics is all about control of the individual not conservative. And don't give me the religious right BS, just because they have conservative values does not make them proponents of the conservative ideal of government. Global Warming is about control of man, welfare is about control of man, socialized healthcare is about control of man. All of these ideas are meant to have a central government controlling the masses. None of these equate to Conservative ideology.
If the corporations really wanted a right-wing bent then their mouthpieces wouldn't be Katie Couric and Dan Rather and Wolf Blitzer and Keith Olberman and John Stewart and Stephen Colbert(who openly mocks neocons) and the frickin view and the rest of them. What Conservative would have given Rosie O'Donnell a forum to spout her leftist inanity?
You guys don't seem to understand what Conservatives are really about.
The core of Conservative ideology is less governmental intrusion into individual lives. You guys try to pass off Liberal politics as equal to American leftism and its not even close. Blaming the individual for societal ills is exactly socialism. The government nanny state can better take care of you than you can take care of yourselves, you need government to teach your kids to provide you with healthcare to keep you from destroying the planet. This what Conservatives fight against and Leftists embrace.
Man I could go on forever but I probably should cut it off.
· 1 decade ago