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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:34 PM

8. Why do you assume that our offers must start where Republicans are?

Seriously. Please explain that. Because that is the illusion that we are fed each and every day in our media and from corporate politicians.

"It cannot be any other way."

Why? Look at the numbers. Why on *earth* would Democrats start there? Why is the MIC not even mentioned? Why is corporate welfare absent? Why is Social Security even offered, by Democrats, as part of this discussion?

Because we have a problem. We have a systemic problem of corporate money and power driving policy in Washington, and owning our media, to such an extent that we have been taught not even to question numbers as ludicrous as these.

We suuposedly have two sides bargaining here, but that is the big lie. Shake off the blinders and look at the actual numbers, the actual offers, and what will inevitably be the actual outcome of this process. The entire process was rigged to ensure austerity, against the will of the people.

We have been pulled so far to the right that we look at shit and see sparkly gifts. We are trained to the lesser of two evils game. We have been in the corporate box for so long that we forget what terms that actually represent the people might look like. We don't even blink when they are absent.

Wake up and look at the Offers.

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