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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:22 PM

I find it interesting how we are getting distracted again. An LFR editorial [View all]

We Democrats/Liberals/Progressives are getting played again due to getting distracted. The upper echelon is opening their play books and throwing out issues, putting new spins on them. They are throwing out as many as possible to divide and conquer. As long as we split up and go after all this things we cannot put a strong front to anything.
I have watched this division happening ever since the election. But, as we sadly remember, the Sandy Hook massacre did start bring us together. But the Spin Doctors for the other side have started to do their thing. Since they cannot win with their sides’ point of view, they need to find a way to make our voices less. How can they do that? By getting us to go multiple directions. While they use the same old tactics to control the Republican/Conservative/Old Guard, who are in lock and step and are louder for it.

Then, something I have been watching closely, is the way they have made us sound just like their rhetoric. They have done a wonderful at this. This has come in many ways, many forms. The latest I have seen trending on Yahoo, FB, Google+, even starting to see some of it here on Democratic Underground, is “White Male Privilege”. I do have to give Kudos, in the professional sense, to the Spinner that was able to start this one. This one will probably cause us to loss some on our side.

Why? Why would men be upset? Easy, there are far more Unprivileged White Males right now that cannot see any privilege in being white. They get pounded with this enough they will feel very alienated. After some time they will feel down right kicked in the gut. He will move to the side that will welcome him. Thus he start to listen to them, start to believe in what they say because of the alienation he was affected with, and we totally loss someone that once backed us.

This is same with Gun Owners. Those that have registered their guns, have them locked up, and done everything they are supposed to. Those that have argued for better gun control even. But then they get treated like criminals. They get lumped up with those that are doing it wrong and unlawful. They see those they though were of similar minds on many issues turn on them. They are being law abiding, yet they keep reading where they are all bad. That is what the groups, like NRA, jump in. What happened? We loss another voice.

These two ways of dividing us, in a professional point of view, is brilliant. I used a similar tactic when I was the PR Officer for the College Democrats back in school. I used it with the Iraq War. Many felt it was wrong on the Republican side and they were treated like dirt. We came and gave them understanding. Those students started to listen to us and slowly started to become more Democratic thinking. Even the tactic of spreading the oppositions voices thin was one of my favorite plays. I almost think they got their hands on MY playbook!

The real division is not race or gender. It is in who has money and who does not, who can afford to eat and who cannot. The “have not’s” are a mix of races and genders. It is the “have not’s” that started the Union Movement. It is that Big Business remembers. They have remembered the lessons of history well. They are now using those lessons to get their old power back. Sure they have most of the money, but it is the power they want. They want to be the ‘be all, end all’. They will use whatever they can to keep us from watching them. They will be throwing as much stuff at us as they can.

We must remember to keep our eyes on the prize. Yes, keep up the good fight as we have always done. But be vigilant on thing that may be being used to distract us and divide us. Don’t let the upper echelon get away with buying our freedoms. Don’t let them guide the issues. For the sake of our children’s children.

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