Sunday, November 08, 2009

Careys election review - Gambling

It seems the gambling initiative has passed and Ohio will amend its constitution. How sad to amend any constitution for something like gambling. I have been adamantly opposed to it.

Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct.....The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths. Joseph Goebbels Hitlers propaganda minister.

The above statement was very evident while listening to the election returns on 1100 am. I believe the host was Andre Knott, forgive me if I am wrong. He was talking with a guest about issue 3, casino's in Ohio. Andre voted for it and his guest mentioned some of the benefits like the 35,000 jobs it would create. Both chuckled, well we will see if that happens, they will say anything to get it passed. Then they aired the speech from Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cavs, a member of his staff and Mayor Frank Jackson. Mayor Frank Jackson said its not a panacea. So now the truth comes out, 35,000 jobs, maybe, panacea, nope!
The statement that really caught my attention was made by one of Gilbert's staff when he irreverently said And the best thing with it passing, thank God no more Truth Pack ads.
I hope Gilbert's casino goes bankrupt like the one in Detroit.

Maybe some of you don't know this but Dan Gilbert owner of the Cavs was arrested in 1981 for bookmaking. How he was allowed to buy a sports franchise is beyond me. And now he will own a casino. Still think sports aren't fixed?

Now getting back to the propaganda. Its amazing how parrot like people are. Some of the reasons I heard from those who were against gambling in the past but voted for it now were, people are spending their money in other states lets keep it here and it will create jobs, exactly what the ads said. I was always told two wrongs don't make a right and how many more barely above minimum wage jobs do we need and you also have to figure in the jobs that would be lost. How much will the actual gain be?
Another reason I heard, there is already gambling and corruption so whats the big deal? Because there is corruption you want more instead fixing the problems we have? And ask the people who live by casinos if crime went up or down, that's the big deal.

This was the fifth time they tried to get casinos in Ohio. There should be a limit how many times an issue can be placed on the ballot. I feel the same thing will happen with same sex marriage. People get so tired of keeping up the fight, others start buying the lies that eventually an issue gets passed no matter how bad.
The corrupt get richer and your vote helped them do it.


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