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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Monday, September 24, 2012


"Be prepared, then, for racial and religious profiling, because you've got to blame somebody for all the reductions in domestic spending and civil liberties, just to make sure the agitators against the United Corporate States of America are kept unheard.

Be prepared for those poor dumb manipulated bastards, the Tea Partiers, to have a glorious few years as the front men as the corporations that bankroll them slowly unroll their total control of our political system. And then be prepared to watch them be banished, maybe outlawed, when a few of the brighter ones suddenly realize that the corporations have made them the Judas Goats of American Freedom."

The above quotes, and the below video [US Government for Sale] is by Keith Olbermann - of the once hit show MSNBC "Countdown". This story aired January 21, 2012. Watch it below.


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Its amazing to see how many things Keith spoke and wrote about - almost two years ago, that are coming to fruition today. Scary, yes, real, yes, so what are we going to do about it?


If corporations are truly people then let's put them in prison when they commit crimes.

How many prisons do we have to build to hold Halliburton behind bars for raping Jamie Leigh Jones? How about BP and the Gulf Oil Spill, sounds like vandalism run wild to me.Think of all the jobs and profits to be made from putting our corporate criminals behind bars. Fukushima, shouldn't those corporations that built the plant be held accountable, put in prison, and then assigned to be on the cleanup crews? But then again, thinking rationale, I don't think I would like Dick Cheney walking around picking up trash in my neighborhood - in his bright orange jump suit.

Citizens United was and is at the forefront of "corporations are people" - whom are the lunatic fringe of the right, and they assert their mission as "being dedicated to restoring the United States government to "citizens' control" and to "assert American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security."

This philosophy is a fascist shell game, corporations are only people when it is advantageous to the corporation in its pursuit of profit, regardless of consequences.

Let's face it readers, corporations are an artificial legal construct designed to shield the owners of a business from legal liability arising from its actions. It serves a useful purpose in society, but it is not a person. It is not created equal to humans and it does not have inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It does not get to vote, and it has no place participating in the elections process. Whether and how much to tax corporations is an economic decision, far removed from the question of personhood. While decisions about how people are treated in a society are based on fundamental rights, decisions about how corporations are treated are based on the strategic best interests of the society as a whole. Corporations may be important to people, they may employ people, they may be owned and run by people, but they are not people.

Roger West