Latest political goings on
Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers:
Figures! Now, are the dittoheads of the country going to keep ignoring this and blaming everything on the poor?
Carter grandson, who blew open the whole “47%” speech:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/14/obama-james-carter_n_2688683.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037 research firm site: http://jecarter4.tumblr.com/
Not sure if I’ve posted this link or one like it before. But this shows the real division of those “47%” who “pay no taxes”:
Who Doesn’t Pay Federal Taxes?
Interesting article on the banks’ control over the money of the economy:
Fox News, Rush Limbaugh Have Not Been Good For GOP:
Now, get a load of this one:
“Why is it OK when a conservative says something like this, but when Michelle said she was for the first time proud of her country, it proved she was an “enemy” or something? Conditional patriotism, while we don’t allow others any reason to ever find fault?”
And for her, at least it went from “not proud” to proud. For him, it’s the other way around. Her attitude got better, his got worse. She was probably describing the past, where being a minority meant harsh treatment. He now thinks he’s the persecuted minority (he just last year alone said stuff to this effect a few times), because the nation doesn’t make him and his rooters superior anymore.
Now, he rationalizes his statement (“the liberals have won; we’ve been outnumbered”, again):
It seemed that even though last fall, all of the “reverse race-card playing” was proving detrimental to the conservative movement, but yet it still persists
Chances are that the white person standing next to you doesn’t own slaves and hasn’t committed any civil rights violations.
STOP BLAMING WHITE PEOPLE (Facebook/TheComicalConservative)
My first thought at a comeback was “Chances are, that the black person standing next to you isn’t blaming white people for anything and doesn’t want anything from you. STOP DISTRACTING US FROM THE REAL PROBLEMS”.
But then, I did not feel like getting into any argument with someone claiming “Oh, I see several black people in the neighborhood, and they’re blaming whites for everything”, which at least one peron posted anyway (and something that cannot be proven or disproven), or them appealing to Jackson and Sharpton or some organization. (Can’t prove or disprove that they don’t represent all of black people).
So instead, I said:
This is a whole lot of generalization. Just like you fault supposed blacks for blaming all whites, people seem to be directing this rhetoric at all blacks.
There are SOME whites who are still racist, and there are SOME blacks who think they’re owed reparations, or are abusing public assistance. What’s the point of continuing to harping on this blaming? (and why do people seem to think “the truth hurts” only others, and yet always benefits themselves?)
It’s just a lot of distraction from the powers that be (both govt. AND corporate) screwing everyone. (And this rhetorical tactic finally began proving harmful to Republican campaign last year). February 20 at 10:49pm
In the course of responding to this (on my new tab), I accidentally wandered over into this adjacent topic:
What is your “Fair share of what someone else has worked for? -Thomas Sowell. (VocalMajorityUSA.com)
Responding to earlier comments:
Re: “Wal Mart worker, is still getting a raise for no increase in productivity” [i.e. if they were to be paid more as the nonconservatives argued], “a signal to the population that you deserve more money regardless of your input“. “If you want a more equitable society, which I want, then the low end members of society must contribute more, they don’t need more currency”, etc.
But aren’t the CEO’s getting raises without increased productivity? People pin it on “the market”, but then that is not really productivity; it’s an abstract “force” that can be manipuated by “might makes right”. I have power; everyone needs me, so I can demand more, while doing the same or possibly less work. i.e. I hire more high paid managers to share my work, and pass the costs down to everyone else —including cutting those 40 hour jobs, so that those who remain ARE in fact doing more; meeting higher demands. MUCH more, often, but with no increase. Again, the jump is from something like 20-30× more decades ago, to hundreds of times more, now [as another commenter had mentioned]. They’re not working THAT much harder than before. Instead, we have one segment of the political debate blaming the poor and working class for just “wanting free stuff”.
Re: Clinton “inspired” by Reagan:
in an era of conservative backlash; he was trying to pander to them in several ways. Obama is actually accused of the same thing in places!
There was also a lot of the “blacks sold each other into slavery” response. Again, who are they really pleading with? Their own shadow!
Since we’re also hearing a lot of gun law rants, especially regarding Chicago, “having the touchest gun laws, yet having the worst gun violence”:
Chicago Gun Violence Problem Is Not Chicago Problem