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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:35 AM

Aren't we the lucky ones...

Call it parallels, uncanny similarities, collusion (supported by foreign agents), or just a very weird coincidence (heh), but our collective ‘conservative’ movements dogma has been growing ever closer with a significant shift in a policy perspective from the traditional conservative mores of yesteryear. One might almost think it planned, *hhhhmmmm Soph rubs chin*.

Shall we examine the evidence:

*Abandoning business communities to worship at the feet of monolithic multi-national businesses - actively supporting 21st Century international monopolies’ and encouraging market domination of the few as long as they get their sticky little fingers in that oligarch pie, because power and corruption.

*Attempting to turn our nations into small state, low tax, de-regulated, Randist loving hell holes, where through lack of investment in the state, only the most privileged have choices… be it in education, health, business opportunities, carer opportunities etc. Lack of choice for all but the most privileged. As for the rest of us? Low skilled, no skilled, low paid and no workers protections are the name of the conservative game in this century.

*Adherents of ignorance in their core voting base, as a key to retaining power is very much part of their master plans - who needs edumaction and that there learning stuff…after all how can they fool the fools into voting for them if they have developed reasoning and analytical skills? All the bollocks they try and sell like climate change denial and basically hating all brown people, does not pass the smallest of smell tests if you can think for yourself. Please also see point above about small state…

*Affirmation, through word and deed, of a toxic racist and xenophobic ‘pulling the chain’ of certain cohorts of ‘left behind’ communities just to get a vote or three. Ratcheting up hate and stirring decisions, pandering to the worst of us, the literal white supremacists and those who want everyone to be just like them. They are quick to blame everything that is going wrong on johnny foreigner, or feminists, or gay people, or Muslims, or, or, or…. The list is endless. If only we did not expect actual equal treatment everything would be so much better. *Rolls eyes*

*Accursed words in this new horrid conservative movement is many... Inclusivity, equality, diversity, social mobility, immigration, asylum, refugees, wealth tax, state responsibility etc et al.

These fuckers think they are taking over the world. We have this decade to stop the rot. Ten more years of this and what we know and how we grew may be lost in the mist of time.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:51 AM

1. This is EXACTLY what we are confronting!

I don't think we have this decade. The Powell Manifesto laid out the road map, and Reagan blazed the trail to it. The Bushes, the Cheneys, the tRumps, and their minions in Congress have, and are, paving this superhighway to serfdom (does anybody recognize that phrase?).

We have to stop it now. And I mean NOW!! It is CRITICAL that we re-capture the Presidency in this election, but if we do not also re-capture the Senate, and hold the House, we cannot begin to undo the damage of tRumpism, and begin to erect the roadblocks against this superhighway. It may take a moderate to defeat tRump and gain control of the Congress, but that will not be enough to stop the fascists that we now confront. Real progressive reforms MUST be enacted soon. Key reforms must include the overthrow of the Citizens United regime, and real campaign finance reform and lobbying reform to limit the power of money to influence elections and policy; voting rights guarantees, more progressive taxation of income, minimum wage increases, health-insurance reform (single-payer is an imperative), judicial reform--all these must be high priorities of the coming years. It will not come easily, and it certainly will not come cheaply; there may be many casualties ahead. Power is never surrendered without a struggle. The fight will be intense, and it will take ALL hands. Please get on board today; tomorrow may be too late.

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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:44 PM

2. Very well said, Soph0571. I wholly agree

Thank you, for this post

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