In livestock slaughterhouses, the term “Judas Goat” comes from literally having a goat lead the herd-oriented sheep who do do not question where they are being herded to… The Judas Goat leads them into being pushed along to their doom down the narrower and narrower corrals where they are slaughtered.
The Judas Goat lives to do his dastardly deeds again and again. The Judas Goat lives high off the slaughtered know-nothing lambs and with no remorse, no conscience. The Judas Goat struts about, not unaware–he knows literally millions are taken down by his deceits– but he is unaffected by the death he brings as long as he gets to eat trash, have sex, sleep in his own pen.
Rupert Murdoch’s tweet (how is it moguls are reduced to a thing called ‘tweeting’… that in itself a pathetic-poetic justice) saying that Governor Christie MUST conform to Murdoch’s playground bullying, as Murdoch wrote: “Now Christie, while thanking O, must re- declare for Romney, or take blame for next four dire years.”
Chris Christie need do no such thing Mr. Murdoch. Your days as lead Peter Pan of any political party are dwindling. You have money yes. But Chris Christie has honor.
You may hold huge stakes in media in our country, but you do not and will never be able to corral our minds… to take us to your ideas of death to all those pesky thinkers, activists, makers and shakers. Your days of squatting over others is coming to past twilight.
Your association with the Republican party has been a disaster, not to mention some of your newspapers with YOUR oversight, sending illicit phone messages to the cell phones of persons who were dead and missing –making their greieving families think their loved ones might still be alive– eavesdropping on those phones in order to try to create trash stories. You personally being pulled up mighty short by the coppers in Britain, and the Church of England divesting of NewsCorp, unable to support vile news gathering because of the philosophy of “harm innocent people to gain/make up salacious stories”…
the havoc you have caused in media wherein you have led many to the slaughter at venerable media sources by routing the best of minds, like the Wall Street Journal…. the stink of bilge follows you about. And the pattern. The pattern of dominating by creating echo chambers instead of presses. The pattern of dividing the people so none from your ‘side’ can be president of ALL the people. This falls to you. The dire outcomes fall to you. They fall to your exact penthouses’ and villas’ addresses.
I know, I know, you think you have so much money that you cannot be toppled. (Yet, I think of the 20 foot tall bronze statue of Stalin toppled in Budapest and torn to pieces, that bronze monstousity broken into pieces by the working people with their hammers and their bare hands.)
But, it is true that you have been pushed back and forth at the root… the evidences are there as the ‘sheep’ you have so counted on remaining in a daze and hopeful, instead get smarter and smarter and turn toward wisdom and innovation that is effective instead of following a Judas Goat into oblivion.
Your over-promises have come to naught, even with your huge manipulative over-reach. Under your ‘tutelage’ many fine and deeply thoughtful journalists have become hacks, more like rah-rah celebrities rather than who they were to begin with: carrying the gravitas needed for true truth-telling and helps to others to see and hear what is useful for them to lead good lives…
I see the up and coming journos turned away unless they tow YOUR party line. Freedom of the press begins with the press: And yours is neither free, nor a press. It is instead PRESSure. Pressure on others to go to their dooms to please you.
Neither Chris Christie nor anyone else has to do what you are attempting to force them to do… Chris Christie doesnt have to follow you into the corral where he will be slaughtered and you will live. He is way too smart– and too honorable– for that Mr. Murdoch.
Nor will Chris Christie be responsible for what YOU YOURSELF have done to our nation as a rich immigrant who ate up newspapers, well, just like a goat… and thereby turned civil discussion and debate–and valid investigations– into 24/7 contentious petty and pointless screeching. That’s on you Mr. Murdoch. Not Chris Christie. It’s on you for creating a vile environs in which those who would ordinarily be good leaders, have tried to grandstand for the cameras… saying alienating and ill-advised things, and being applauded by certain elements of YOUR media.
The list of those drawn into your corrals that end in screed and death, is long, far longer than we can say here. But people of conscience and decent heart, do not forget how you have vaunted those who are incivil and in the playground world you live in, those who please you at the same time forfeit any hope of appearing like ‘president of all the people’… just maybe puppet president of the few. That’s on you Mr. Murdoch for preening and literally pushing to cover those who overspeak and ill speak.
Chris Christie, by contrast, by HUGE contrast to Murdoch, is taking care of ravaged people and lands in his home state –and in so doing– by sidestepping the little huricane Rupert– is setting a BIG notable precedent at the same time.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: Christie is trailblazing the kind of Republican party that would truly give many of us a two party choice… a choice built on good people doing good things for ‘the people.’ And without a Judas Goat running the show.