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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:03 PM

 

Teaching People to Hate Their Own Govt.

Teaching People to Hate Their Own Govt. Is at the Core of the Project to Destroy the Middle Class

Your goal for this step is to figure out how to teach the middle class to hate their own government using a strategy that takes into consideration the political climate of the United States of thirty years ago.

Teaching the middle class to hate their government was an essential part of the plan to implement Corporate Feudalism. A middle class cannot exist without a strong government. This is because only a government has the power to stand up to the giant corporations of today’s world, or the powerful individuals and private armies of earlier times. It is the government that enforces the laws to protect the middle class from those who would like to become their economic rulers. That is why prior to the Industrial Revolution and the creation of the middle class all economies were run according to some version of the feudal system. If you want to put an end to the middle class and replace it with a feudal republic, you would need to change people’s perception of their government.

Obviously a government does not have to be on the side of its people, as can be seen by the existence of countless dictatorships and oligarchies throughout the world. Even the corporatocracy that currently exists in the United States falls far short of being on the side of its middle class. But US history shows that a government committed to serving its citizens can, in fact, help create and maintain a healthy middle class even in the face of powerful corporations whose only interest is maximizing their own power and profits.

It is like the story in old westerns of a big bad landowner who takes what he wants when he wants it, ruthlessly terrorizing a town without a strong sheriff. Any individual who tries to stop the landowner is beaten into submission or killed. The situation continues until the town finds a strong enough sheriff to regain control over the landowner and his gang. This is the Old West version of the feudal system. In westerns, the feudal lord comes first and the sheriff comes later. But in the United States of thirty years ago, the government was the strong sheriff keeping the late-twentieth-century feudal lords from taking what they wanted. As long as the government was supported by its citizens—particularly its middle class—no one could ride into town and steal what belonged to the people. But if the government were weakened or destroyed, a different situation would arise. The intent of the plan for Corporate Feudalism was to convince the middle class to fire their sheriff. And that’s just what happened.

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/teaching-people-hate-their-own-govt-core-project-destroy-middle-class


No, its not your imagination - it really is "Class Warfare"

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Reply Teaching People to Hate Their Own Govt. (Original post)
FreakinDJ Aug 2012 OP
senseandsensibility Aug 2012 #1
Cleita Aug 2012 #5
blm Aug 2012 #6
Cleita Aug 2012 #7
ProSense Aug 2012 #2
bhikkhu Aug 2012 #3
tama Aug 2012 #4
Initech Aug 2012 #8
DonRedwood Aug 2012 #9
fusilier0770 Aug 2012 #10
central scrutinizer Aug 2012 #11
GeorgeGist Aug 2012 #12

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:18 PM

1. Republicans, even the "normal" ones, dislike the government

without question. They have no facts or basis for this opinion, but respond very defensively if asked to justify their dislike. They have no interest in the facts; they simply accept the government=bad meme. There really is no talking to them, so I suppose the effort to teach people to hate their government is already successful.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:42 PM

5. Republicans really dislike our government and want to replace it with

a dictatorship more to their liking. Liberals actually want the government to work for everyone, so it's not dislike or hate as much as they want to fix what isn't working.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:57 PM

6. They want to replace our citizen government with the fascist rule of corporate empires.

Just as GHWBush and his NWO cronies intended over 30 years ago.

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Response to blm (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:59 PM

7. You are so right. n/t

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:21 PM

2. Socialism!!!

It's blatantly obvious what's behind all that noise.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:28 PM

3. Exactly!

I always expect to hear the "evil government", "corrupt government" and "inept government" memes from the other side, as that's how they justify their positions against all sort of things.

There are time when the claims are true - but a R-winger will take that as an opportunity to broad-brush the whole system and discourage any reform or correction or any harder look that would reveal the real problem, while a Democrat should take it as a call to investigation and action.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:39 PM

4. So

 

that's about middle class. And the stagnation of growth of real economy since 1979 and neoliberalism. What about other classes, the oligarchic elite, never challenged by middle class (wannabees), and various subclasses below middle class?

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:04 PM

8. I've been calling the Republicans the Da Da party lately.

They're so against government that they get elected and drive it into the ground.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:37 PM

9. sedition and treason

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:07 PM

10. The End

We are witnessing the end of the USA as a superpower. These Fox News watching schmucks in most cases have no idea what the luxury of 1st world living is all about. Hell, most of these morons have no idea how damn difficult times used to be even here in this great nation. That's why they excoriate FDR and try to rewrite history to show that he's the one that caused the Great Depression. None of the dipwads have had to stand on a breadline or fight just to keep their family afloat. Part of me wants to give these short sighted regressives the keys to the country so they can hurry up and slit their own economic throat and learn the hard lessons that our fathers and grandfathers and great grandfathers had to live through. Unfortunately there are not enough lifeboats for the rest of us who appreciate the sacrifices of our forefathers.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:11 PM

11. the point is to discourage people from voting

If you can convince enough of the moderate voters that government is bad and that it doesn't matter who is elected AND you can count on your rabid followers to vote, you can take control of the government with about 20-25% of the electorate voting on your side. You don't need a majority, just a small plurality.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 10:17 AM

12. Do they really think anarchy will work?

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