Those men didn't look at the slogans or just the symptoms. They looked to the cause of why the world is like it is or was. And what it would take to make it better.
I remember the saying, "Look not for what your fathers passed on to you, look for what they were searching for."
That shadow government is obviously hidden because those behind it know its not popular and since they dont have complete control over a nation they choose to remain hidden.
The reason its not popular is because it infringes on freedom and liberty and therefore it falls into the category of "the left", i.e. socialism, communism, etc.
Since the Koch Bros. are capitalists, you cant hardly call them fascists (and be credible at least).
megamaniac76 2 hours ago
See? All that money did its job! He's an idiot!
The first protagonist is a young warrior, who is asked by the Steward of The Empress of Fantastica, to set off and find a way to stop The Nothing...
Fantastica is a representation of the dreams and fantasies of the real world; the Nothing and the sickness of the Childlike Empress are the effects of the lies humans use in their greed for power; it is the denial of dreams and fantasy which is destroying Fantastica.
My kid liked this story because of being bullied at school, and the boy hiding out from his tormentors in an attic entered into the book, which was a window into a paralled reality. But despite the characters and the fantasy setting, it was to me, a very terrifying film. Everything that was loved and precious was being sucked away, the very ground under their feet gone. It was a metaphor for what I see the Republicans doing.
The Nothing reminded me of Republicans and their dead reality, full of greed and hatred, love of death and power, denying and destroying the creativity and dreams of Americans and people around the world.
Martin Luther King claimed that America was not a place as much as it is an ideal of what could be... in other words, a place where people could move forward to a better world, never complete, but working toward that which is the way we felt back in those days before decades of Republican rule.
When human rights were being expanded and there was a reverence for the environment that gives us life was being respected. Their desire to profit no matter who or what they destroyed was being pushed back as a form of insanity. They have almost strangled this out of us and mock us for wanting to remake this country into something better.
So the Nothing has expanded to MA and other places where it was previously fought back.
The state I grew up in put up signs asking people to 'DRIVE FRIENDLY' after more than a couple of people grabbed their guns in their cars and shot dead other drivers for tail gating, honking, or just shooting them the bird.
OMG, you can not make this stuff up!
From the link:
The movies claim that the Muslim Brotherhood was helped in its efforts to achieve information dominance over the George W. Bush administration by Norquist, a Christian. The influential anti-tax activist is also accused of using various organizations to promote Islamist agendas.
Nearly every Republican in Congress has signed Norquists Taxpayer Protection Pledge, vowing to oppose any and all tax increases. Only 14 Republican members of 112th Congress have refused to sign the pledge.
They're all Islamofascists working to undermine the government of the USA by defunding it through tax cuts!
Oh, wait, that's starting to make sense to me... Because I know they are working to undermine the government..
But I didn't think it was because of 'Islamofascists...' If I feel like I'm going to agree with a Teabagger, I need coffee. A lot of it.
Or a lobotomy.
Nothing new has happened with the USA and the Islamic world, and Obama isn't itching to wipe Iran off the face of the Earth. These wack jobs want to force the Second Coming like Ahmadinejad and the Christofascists here with a global nuclear holocaust to cleanse the planet of unbelievers.
If not that because of Bachmann's Dominionist views, it is because Obama is hurting Romney with Bain. Why was Rush going nuts this week? Because of Bain.
Why are the rest of them inflaming the wingnuts? Because some of the wing nuts were realizing that Romney/Bain was screwing them.
Then we have an outbreak of killings at the same movie that Rush and the rest have been going after as attacking Romney and Bain? Is it all just a coincidence that O'Reilly is blaming the parents of the children killed for their deaths?
If this wasn't real life, you couldn't make up a more disgusting horror flick.
After they get their fix, they'll be back to puke the next day's meme. It's pretty consistent on RW boards. They'd post right after they had listened to the swill and got their guts in a uproar, and could never provide links to their 'facts,' accusations and claims.
If pressed, they'd scream 'It's common knowledge!" That's the Rush, O'Reilly, Beck method, 'You know I'm right and this is what everyone thinks.. ' except the evil ones (insert category of human being that should be eliminated here).
Because they didn't have any links, at least not until they go full Borg and can download those audio files in their brains to the net. And by that time, their echolalia will kick in again and you'll know the next time they heard something.
I've had to try to talk to people in RL who were so upset and screaming in outrage about whatever Rush, Hannity, Beck or some other shill had to say and nothing works. You either agree with them, grunting and barking the same tune, or they start name calling.
They don't want to come off of that adrenaline high and high fiving their common meme. Try to find common ground or get between them and their drug of choice and they'll kill you. Yeah, they don't call it 'programs' and 'programming' for nothing. Garbage in, garbage out.
In other words, take what I consider to be a normal IQ would be 150+. I know that's not what IQ is, but work with me here, as most of my family are.
Put two of these people together and as combined efforts reduce the need for mental capacity, lowering it to 75. At a certain point, all the finer ideas reduce to the physical, like teams and symbols. They wear black, we wear blue, they are stupid and we are too.
Put three individuals at work on something in the hot sun and cut the IQ to 50. Put ten and you are looking a group that is literally drooling at the mouth and reacting to anything of interest, like a pack of dogs looking for someone to chew on.
This is how I see the masses listening to Rush, etc. They always create the programs to appear that an army of Dittoheads have all agree with Rush's addle pated, twisted logic. So they surrender and give up thinking, because, see, everyone else says it's the right thing to do.
Was mankind destined to be turned into nothing more than slobbering animals and turning on each other?
I don't know, but it disgusts me and makes we suspect TPTB know us much better than we know ourselves.
I guess saying, 'Haha, you just fucked yourself' is something they might understand.
But then they'd start a rant against masturbation...
Believe me, I've tried to make the fundies understand the peril of their ways.
But did they listen, Noooo...
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