woo me with science
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Posted by woo me with science | Mon Oct 20, 2014, 11:37 PM (0 replies)
Posted by woo me with science | Mon Oct 20, 2014, 09:34 PM (1 replies)
Posted by woo me with science | Mon Oct 20, 2014, 08:22 PM (1 replies)
Posted by woo me with science | Sun Oct 19, 2014, 12:59 AM (0 replies)
Posted by woo me with science | Sat Oct 18, 2014, 08:54 AM (0 replies)
Both sides work to make sure that neither party wins too much. They get away with it because they keep us hyperpartisan and misperceiving their intentions and goals. We are taught to believe, and we want to believe, that our corporate-backed party leaders see elections the same way we do: as a battle between two fundamentally different parties, one of which we desperately want to win over the other.
They don't want us to realize that things have changed. They want us to remember when corporate influence lived only in one party and to maintain the old assumption that they have a deep attachment to one side or the other, too. They want us to assume that they are as invested in the partisan game as we are, when the truth is that their first loyalty isn't to party at all.
Their first and only loyalty is to continuation of the corporate agenda that enriches and empowers them. They don't give a whit which side actually wins, as long as the agenda can be continued and advanced. They don't want us to realize that they now happily use *both* parties, and manipulate our attachment to them, in order to keep that agenda going.
To pretend that politics today is about one party versus another is to entirely miss how corporatism works and fall for the theater and the con game. We have to keep remembering the corporate money that floods Washington on both sides of the aisle and watch *policies,* not party.
K&R, and I think this should go to the Greatest Page. I think this is a critically important OP. We have to rethink the game that's actually being played here.
Posted by woo me with science | Sat Oct 18, 2014, 12:48 AM (3 replies)
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