Sunday, August 30, 2015

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield Asks If Jefferson Memorial Is Equal To Confederate Flag

"After the mass murder of nine black churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina... CNN host Ashleigh Banfield asked co-host Don Lemon whether... we should also take down a memorial to former President Thomas Jefferson because of his slave ownership:
"Thomas Jefferson owned slaves -- third president of the United States. And there is a monument to him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asks for that to come down. Is it equal [to the Confederate flag]?"
===> Make No Mistake, Friends...
CNN is an arm of the Time-Warner Mega-Media Corporation. They don't do anything that isn't scripted and hasn't been given the official stamp of approval from the very top. If you haven't noticed, CNN is the only network news being broadcast in every major airport in the United States (and, likely, most of the minor ones). And, this isn't just a remarkable nationwide coincidence. It's Planned. It's Policy. It's Propaganda.
CNN is a major - if not THE major - propaganda outlet for the U.S. Federal Government.

Propaganda is a tool.  And, propaganda is a weapon.  And, it's one weapon that our federal government doesn't hesitate to wield against it's own populace.  To wield against "We, The People...".
Why would CNN raise this flag? Why would they take this shot across the bough at Thomas Jefferson?
Yes, Jefferson - a wealthy, white, land-owner - owned slaves in his lifetime.
But, he also "thought that slavery was contrary to the laws of nature, which decreed that everyone had a right to personal liberty. These views were radical in a world where unfree labor was the norm." Jefferson included a passage attacking slavery in his draft of the Declaration of Independence (Read it here:…/declaration-independence-and-deb…). It was removed at the behest of delegates from South Carolina and Georgia and those who represented northern merchants in the slave trade.
Richard Dolan inferred (and I concur) that the reason CNN took a swipe at Thomas Jefferson was because of his positions on personal liberty and on banking institutions. In an 1816 letter to John Taylor, Jefferson said:
"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.".
1.) Individual/Personal Liberty/Freedom and
2.) Freedom From Being Indebted To Banking Institutions -For Perpetuity...
... are the two Jeffersonian ideals that Ashleigh Banfield - under orders from her bosses at CNN... who, in turn, were under orders from multi-national umbrella corporation Time-Warner - was attacking.

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