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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:57 AM

KRUGMAN: Conservative Patriarchy: Bosses OVER Workers-Men OVER Women-Whites OVER Those People

conservative patriarchy:

..........conservatism isnít really about the things it claims to be about. It isnít really about free markets and moral values; itís about authority ó the authority of bosses over workers, of men over women, of whites over Those People.


http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/all-about-the-patriarchy/

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Reply KRUGMAN: Conservative Patriarchy: Bosses OVER Workers-Men OVER Women-Whites OVER Those People (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
RegieRocker Nov 2012 #1
femrap Nov 2012 #8
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #2
pscot Nov 2012 #3
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #4
Aerows Nov 2012 #5
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #6
hifiguy Nov 2012 #7
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #9
DallasNE Nov 2012 #10
ashling Nov 2012 #11
libdem4life Nov 2012 #12
frostfern Nov 2012 #15
Skittles Nov 2012 #20
WorseBeforeBetter Nov 2012 #13
RainDog Nov 2012 #14
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #16
Teamster Jeff Nov 2012 #17
southmost Nov 2012 #18
Zero Division Nov 2012 #19

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:00 AM

1. Aint that the truth!!!

 

Phrased in their dialect.

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Response to RegieRocker (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:41 AM

8. Patriarchy is so

 

widespread and deeply embedded in our culture, most don't even recognize it. Like a fish trying to describe the water in which it lives.

Patriarchy is basically the root problem of our entire culture. It denies freedom to everyone except rich white males who do NOT understand arithmetic...like RobMe.

You see, Mi$$, you offered your RICH white male folk gifts to elect you. But you gotta look out and see that everyone else outnumbers those rich white male folk. Get it? On Election day, it's one person and one vote. Do you understand now?

It's the one day that a poor, old woman is equal to your white male billionaire. One person, One vote. Now do you understand, you pathetic whining piece of pus. Now go away and count your f*cking money.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:16 AM

2. He is Absolutely Right, Ma'am

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:22 AM

3. That graphic is hilarious

Well done, sir.

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Response to pscot (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:11 AM

4. It is A Favorite, Sir

"Beware the anger of a quiet man."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:15 AM

5. Well put

and accurate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:27 AM

6. Well Said

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:22 AM

7. + a googolplex

The Good Professor once again hits the nail squarely on the head.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:43 AM

9. Krugman's genius once again. Bookmarked to bring this out over and over again in the future nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:19 PM

10. I Have Heard Those Same Basic Comments

Made right here on DU many, many times. They are even similar to comments I have made as well. But it never hurts to hear them from someone with a much wider audience than those of of posting on DU.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:50 PM

11. Great post by Dr. K - note the following comment

I was reading through the comments to Krugman's blog and found the following to be an insightful footnote:

Conservatism, as practiced by most modern day Republicans, exemplifies a hierarchial vision of human interaction. That way of relating would include not only "bosses over workers, men over women, whites over Those People," but powerful nations over less powerful nations through subjugation, instead of through partnership.

I believe President Obama, as leader of our nation and as a role model for leaders throughout the world, has an egalitarian vision of interaction among human beings and among nations. I believe most Democrats, also, see with egalitarian eyes.

A hierarchial vision is of the past. An egalitarian vision, espoused by our visionary Founding Fathers, is the vision of the future.



But I am still fond of John Kenneth Galbraith's:

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.





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Response to ashling (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:01 PM

12. Indeed. It took national political awareness to match up Ryan's Randian worship with the budget.

The cat is out of the proverbial bag, so will be interesting to see if the Democrats can or will brand it the Ayn Rand Budget, because that surely is what it is.

I'd like to see the Republicans embarassed and scrambling for excuses for a change. This is geometrically more damaging that a coup in Benghazi or college transcripts or even a birth certificate. Not a one of these issues involves hurting citizens, putting them out on the street, etc.

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Response to ashling (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:52 PM

15. but but but....

Conservatism is about FREEDOM!!!! Libruls, ya'll just a bunch jealous people who want to use Big Gubbermint to steal stuff from more successful people and give it to you for free!!!!!!!11 The librul Democrat Party philosophy is about envy. Ya'll get your free healthcare next thing you know ya'll be want'n Oh-baah-ma to give you a free Porsche. Ya'll a bunch of spoiled kiddies who need to git off yer lazy ass, man up, and gitch yur a jorb. You might wanna cut yur hair while ya at it, damn pinko hippies!!!!!!!!

By the way, I'm a tough hard workin' guy, worked for 45 years to keep this here trailer over my head and never done once asked for no gubbermint handouts. I'll tell you what's wrong with this country, people don't wanna work for what they git no more. They just want da gubbermint to take care of em' from cradle to grave. My God you libruls gonna be sorry when this country goes bankrupt like grease!!!!!!!!11111 I'm not worrying cuz when this country goes broke I know how to hunt and clean roadkill too. I also got my semi-automatics and extra rounds for any dirty librul tries to trespass on my property or steal my stuff!!!!!

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Response to frostfern (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:13 AM

20. STOP IT FROSTFERN

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:11 PM

13. Missed this the first go 'round... kick. (n/t)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:23 PM

14. k&r n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:00 PM

16. Right-wing patriarchy is all about power

Here's a couple of RW excuses to justify patriarchal power:

- the so-called "natural order of things" where the guys in power pick winners and losers.

- Deference to authority (their term for raw, brutal power)


It's all a crock of shit designed to keep themselves on top at all costs, regardless of who they step on in the process.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:23 PM

17. You nailed it n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:44 PM

18. k and r

and perfectly stated

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:58 PM

19. Conservatism is by-and-large about the "freedom"

to oppress or deny the rights and opportunities of others without the interference of government. But, of course, most of them don't see this, because they're willfully blind to the ways non-governmental institutions can deprive us of our freedoms and opportunities.

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