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Defeat The Right In Three Minutes

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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 11:58 AM
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Have you got three minutes. Because that's all you need to learn how to defeat the Republican Right. Just read through this handy guide and you'll have everything you need to successfully debunk right-wing propaganda.


Debunk right-wing propaganda, huh? I spend quite a bit of my time trying to highlight and expose it whenever I can. I suppose I can spare a few minutes of my time.


First, you have to beat their ideology, which really isn't that difficult. At bottom, conservatives believe in a social hierarchy of "haves" and "have nots" that I call "corporate feudalism". They have taken this corrosive social vision and dressed it up with a "respectable" sounding ideology. That ideology is pure hogwash, and you can prove it.

But you have to do more than defeat the ideology. You have to defeat the "drum beat". You have to defeat the "propaganda machine", that brainwashes people with their slogans and catch-phrases. You've heard those slogans."Less government", "personal responsibility" and lots of flag waving. They are "shorthand" for an entire worldview, and the right has been pounding their slogans out into the public domain for getting on forty years.


Those that pay attention to the rhetoric, language and the use of propaganda know exactly what the author of this piece means by "drum beat". We are constantly bombarded with propaganda by the Right that uses certain terms and phrases over and over again. The reason for that is because the people that use such tactics have had it pounded in to their brains.

Have you ever heard the usage of terms and phrases such as:

Cloward-Piven
Saul Alinsky
Chicago-style politics
big government progressive
never let a crisis go to waste
socialist/communist
ivory-tower liberals

This is just a short list of the many propaganda terms used by the Right to discredit ideas and ideology without actually addressing the finer points contained within. It's a lazy, yet effective tactic that does not rely on facts or productive discourse. It relies on constant repetition by those that believe and have been programmed to regurgitate the same rhetoric; beating us over the head with it over and over.

So what can we do about this?


So you need a really good slogan - a "counter-slogan" really, to "deprogram" the brainwashed. You need a "magic bullet" that quickly and efficiently destroys the effectiveness of their "drum beat". You need your own "drum beat" that sums up the right's position. Only your "drum beat" exposes the ugly reality of right-wing philosophy - the reality their slogans are meant to hide. Our slogan contains the governing concept that explains the entire right-wing agenda. That's why it works. You can see it in every policy, and virtually all of Republican rhetoric. And it's so easy to remember, and captures the essence of the Republican Right so well, we can pin it on them like a "scarlet letter".


Use their own tactics against them? At first I was skeptical of such an approach, as I feel it's disingenuous, but the term the author uses is very fitting and based on actual facts....not rhetoric.


When you cut right through it, right-wing ideology is just "dime-store economics" - intended to dress their ideology up and make it look respectable. You don't really need to know much about economics to understand it. They certainly don't. It all gets down to two simple words.

"Cheap labor". That's their whole philosophy in a nutshell - which gives you a short and pithy "catch phrase" that describes them perfectly. You've heard of "big-government liberals". Well they're "cheap-labor conservatives".



In fact, cheap-labor conservatives have howled with outrage and indignation against New Deal liberalism from its inception in the 1930's all the way to the present. You can go to "Free Republic" or Hannity's forum right now, and find a cheap-labor conservative comparing New Deal Liberalism to "Stalinism".

Cheap-labor conservatives opposed virtually all of the New Deal, including every improvement in wages and working conditions.
Cheap-labor conservatives have a long and sorry history of opposing virtually every advancement in this country's development going right back to the American revolution.
Cheap-labor conservatives have hated Social Security and Medicare since their inception.
Many cheap-labor conservatives are hostile to public education. They think it should be privatized. But why are we surprised. Cheap-labor conservatives opposed universal public education in its early days. School vouchers are just a backdoor method to "resegregate" the public schools.
Cheap-labor conservatives hate the progressive income tax like the devil hates holy water.
Cheap-labor conservatives like budget deficits and a huge national debt for two reasons. A bankrupt government has a harder time doing any "social spending" - which cheap-labor conservatives oppose, and . . .
Wealthy cheap-labor conservatives like say, George W. Bush, buy the bonds and then earn tax free interest on the money they lend the government. The deficit created by cheap-labor conservatives while they posture as being "fiscally conservative" - may count as the biggest con job in American history.
"Free Trade", globalization, NAFTA and especially GATT are intended to create a world-wide "corporate playground" where national governments serve the interests of corporations - which means "cheap labor".


Nail, meet head.

I would post more of what the author wrote, but I think you should take the time to read the entire piece. These propaganda-driven nutbags that blast their political opponents with the same talking points and mantra are nothing more than hypocrites, and when we look at the bigger picture of politics, the conservatives seem to be exactly what the author claimed.

Cheap Labor Conservatives.

They do not have a problem with big government, if it serves their goals.
They do not have a problem with government spending, as long as it benefits their masters.

They do have a problem with government and spending if it helps the people, because oppression and tyranny in this controlled system keeps labor cheap. It keeps the peasants fighting among each other for the scraps (low-paying jobs), and they are grateful for the scraps while the people at the top live high and mighty......thanks to Cheap Labor Conservatives.

If we are ever going to once again prosper as a nation and as people, we must begin to call a spade a spade. We must expose the extreme Right-Wing for what they are. They are not true conservatives. They do not care about individual rights, liberty or what's best for the people they represent.

Source



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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

Have you got three minutes. Because that's all you need to learn how to defeat the Republican Right. Just read through this handy guide and you'll have everything you need to successfully debunk right-wing propaganda.


Debunk right-wing propaganda, huh? I spend quite a bit of my time trying to highlight and expose it whenever I can. I suppose I can spare a few minutes of my time.


First, you have to beat their ideology, which really isn't that difficult. At bottom, conservatives believe in a social hierarchy of "haves" and "have nots" that I call "corporate feudalism". They have taken this corrosive social vision and dressed it up with a "respectable" sounding ideology. That ideology is pure hogwash, and you can prove it.

But you have to do more than defeat the ideology. You have to defeat the "drum beat". You have to defeat the "propaganda machine", that brainwashes people with their slogans and catch-phrases. You've heard those slogans."Less government", "personal responsibility" and lots of flag waving. They are "shorthand" for an entire worldview, and the right has been pounding their slogans out into the public domain for getting on forty years.


Those that pay attention to the rhetoric, language and the use of propaganda know exactly what the author of this piece means by "drum beat". We are constantly bombarded with propaganda by the Right that uses certain terms and phrases over and over again. The reason for that is because the people that use such tactics have had it pounded in to their brains.

Have you ever heard the usage of terms and phrases such as:

Cloward-Piven
Saul Alinsky
Chicago-style politics
big government progressive
never let a crisis go to waste
socialist/communist
ivory-tower liberals

This is just a short list of the many propaganda terms used by the Right to discredit ideas and ideology without actually addressing the finer points contained within. It's a lazy, yet effective tactic that does not rely on facts or productive discourse. It relies on constant repetition by those that believe and have been programmed to regurgitate the same rhetoric; beating us over the head with it over and over.

So what can we do about this?


So you need a really good slogan - a "counter-slogan" really, to "deprogram" the brainwashed. You need a "magic bullet" that quickly and efficiently destroys the effectiveness of their "drum beat". You need your own "drum beat" that sums up the right's position. Only your "drum beat" exposes the ugly reality of right-wing philosophy - the reality their slogans are meant to hide. Our slogan contains the governing concept that explains the entire right-wing agenda. That's why it works. You can see it in every policy, and virtually all of Republican rhetoric. And it's so easy to remember, and captures the essence of the Republican Right so well, we can pin it on them like a "scarlet letter".


Use their own tactics against them? At first I was skeptical of such an approach, as I feel it's disingenuous, but the term the author uses is very fitting and based on actual facts....not rhetoric.


When you cut right through it, right-wing ideology is just "dime-store economics" - intended to dress their ideology up and make it look respectable. You don't really need to know much about economics to understand it. They certainly don't. It all gets down to two simple words.

"Cheap labor". That's their whole philosophy in a nutshell - which gives you a short and pithy "catch phrase" that describes them perfectly. You've heard of "big-government liberals". Well they're "cheap-labor conservatives".



In fact, cheap-labor conservatives have howled with outrage and indignation against New Deal liberalism from its inception in the 1930's all the way to the present. You can go to "Free Republic" or Hannity's forum right now, and find a cheap-labor conservative comparing New Deal Liberalism to "Stalinism".

Cheap-labor conservatives opposed virtually all of the New Deal, including every improvement in wages and working conditions.
Cheap-labor conservatives have a long and sorry history of opposing virtually every advancement in this country's development going right back to the American revolution.
Cheap-labor conservatives have hated Social Security and Medicare since their inception.
Many cheap-labor conservatives are hostile to public education. They think it should be privatized. But why are we surprised. Cheap-labor conservatives opposed universal public education in its early days. School vouchers are just a backdoor method to "resegregate" the public schools.
Cheap-labor conservatives hate the progressive income tax like the devil hates holy water.
Cheap-labor conservatives like budget deficits and a huge national debt for two reasons. A bankrupt government has a harder time doing any "social spending" - which cheap-labor conservatives oppose, and . . .
Wealthy cheap-labor conservatives like say, George W. Bush, buy the bonds and then earn tax free interest on the money they lend the government. The deficit created by cheap-labor conservatives while they posture as being "fiscally conservative" - may count as the biggest con job in American history.
"Free Trade", globalization, NAFTA and especially GATT are intended to create a world-wide "corporate playground" where national governments serve the interests of corporations - which means "cheap labor".


Nail, meet head.

I would post more of what the author wrote, but I think you should take the time to read the entire piece. These propaganda-driven nutbags that blast their political opponents with the same talking points and mantra are nothing more than hypocrites, and when we look at the bigger picture of politics, the conservatives seem to be exactly what the author claimed.

Cheap Labor Conservatives.

They do not have a problem with big government, if it serves their goals.
They do not have a problem with government spending, as long as it benefits their masters.

They do have a problem with government and spending if it helps the people, because oppression and tyranny in this controlled system keeps labor cheap. It keeps the peasants fighting among each other for the scraps (low-paying jobs), and they are grateful for the scraps while the people at the top live high and mighty......thanks to Cheap Labor Conservatives.

If we are ever going to once again prosper as a nation and as people, we must begin to call a spade a spade. We must expose the extreme Right-Wing for what they are. They are not true conservatives. They do not care about individual rights, liberty or what's best for the people they represent.

Source


Right wing, left wing whatever a bunch of idiots. Demonize, label repeat. No solutions appeal to emotions, strip away all disagreement until the only option is yours. They copy each other's play books. Are the most hypocritical non thinking bunch I have ever seen, and the fights continue. If it didn't affect me watching these two idiotic groups would be worthy of 5 star entertainment reviews.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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Want to defeat them...state facts.

I notice they have a hard time with those and base everything they debate on emotions and bias.


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Cheap labor for a cheap job. *shrug* Seems fair. Funny, I don't feel defeated after reading this... Ooh, wait... what is that sharp pai... nope, just needed to break wind. Yeah, not really seeing the defeat here. All I see are more desperate excuses for failures, abdication of personal responsibility, and an further attempt to cling to those Meal Ticket kept voters like nobody's business.




posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: Reallyfolks

While I can agree that there are many issues on the Left and they have played a part in the process described by the author, I also believe there is a very distinct difference between the parties overall.

The extreme Right is an entirely different monster of it's own.


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: introvert

All democrats are weak homosexuals, the only difference is weather they are in or out of the closet.

Generalizing an entire group is way easier than discussing individual points.

It's sad, election time seems to make everyone a wee bit stupider.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: Reallyfolks

While I can agree that there are many issues on the Left and they have played a part in the process described by the author, I also believe there is a very distinct difference between the parties overall.

The extreme Right is an entirely different monster of it's own.


They both are, they both identify different demons to fight, copy each other's play books exactly. Ask all the wrong questions, appeal to emotions. Never have solutions only 2 4 or 6 year band aids to carry over to the next election. Because there are no solutions problems are collected instead of solved.

The best part is the supporters actually believe if their people runs things, problems will get solved despite all the evidence stating otherwise.

It's really a thing of beauty of you think about it.
edit on 16-9-2015 by Reallyfolks because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6



Cheap labor for a cheap job. *shrug* Seems fair


I'm sure it does.



I don't feel defeated after reading this... Ooh, wait... what is that sharp pai... nope, just needed to break wind.


How does this add to what is supposed to be a productive conversation?



Yeah, not really seeing the defeat here. All I see are more desperate excuses for failures, abdication of personal responsibility, and an further attempt to cling to those Meal Ticket kept voters like nobody's business.


Can you actually address the points brought-up by the author, or are simply dismissing it without the need to refute the premise? That seems lazy, as I said in the OP.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: introvert

All democrats are weak homosexuals, the only difference is weather they are in or out of the closet.

Generalizing an entire group is way easier than discussing individual points.

It's sad, election time seems to make everyone a wee bit stupider.


The individual points were listed at the source. And I am not generalizing about the entire party. I tried to be specific and say the extreme Right wing.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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Yep, the right is so easy to beat. So why hasn't this genius done it then?


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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I'm not always conservative, but when I am I laugh at the clear contradictory diatribe put up by those identified as "leftists"

The most interesting man in the world.

This reads like a playbook for cookie cutter brainless people, how about thinking outside of partisan lines and develope a philosophy, any philosophy and then from their build viewpoints. Instead of taking made to order ideas, printed off the assembly line of the establishment.

Just silliness


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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Feeling weak....and defeated....well not really.

Both sides have the same issue of BS propaganda. If you can't see it from both sides then you are biased. I have likes and dislikes for each but am typically labelled a republican because of my views on social programs and taxes.

Either way, my thoughts are my thoughts and my logic is my logic. Both are based on what I have seen and lived through over the years and are choices I make based on experiences.

Nothing I can do to convince anyone that taking 40% of my earnings to give away to others seems wrong to me. I don't feel the need to help anyone I don't know. I am more than happy to help those I do know. Almost half of what I make is given away to things I could care less about.....and the liberal left just wants more.

So....defeated....not even close. Propaganda.....sure, but unless you are willing to admit it is coming from both sides, you may as well be talking to a wall.


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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This thread just makes me sad.

Not because it's bashing Republicans... but because it reminds me that there are still far too many Kool-Aid drinkers out there.

Democrats good! Republicans bad!

Republicans good! Democrats bad!


So sad.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

Once again, pure laziness. Can you actually address the points brought up? There was a nice list of things provided to "prove" why they said what they said.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe



Propaganda.....sure, but unless you are willing to admit it is coming from both sides, you may as well be talking to a wall.


It does come from both sides, but they are different in nature. To say that both sides use the same tactics and to the same extent is ridiculous.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: eluryh22
This thread just makes me sad.

Not because it's bashing Republicans... but because it reminds me that there are still far too many Kool-Aid drinkers out there.

Democrats good! Republicans bad!

Republicans good! Democrats bad!


So sad.



I didn't say the democrats were good. The scope on the OP addresses the extreme right wing.

Did you people not read the source?


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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Dude, it's just propaganda and indoctrination, the hard "right" guilty of the same. You're engaging in trivial nonsense.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: Vasa Croe



Propaganda.....sure, but unless you are willing to admit it is coming from both sides, you may as well be talking to a wall.


It does come from both sides, but they are different in nature. To say that both sides use the same tactics and to the same extent is ridiculous.


Why would they use the same tactics? They don't have the same end goal. Because I stab someone instead of shoot them, in order to kill them, does that make my action better?



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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It always tickles me how so many people scream about "personel responsibility" and then get caught cheating on their spouses or being "extra friendly" with guys in a bus station. But then I guess many of them are not really much different than some televangelists I can remember.

Long on retoric but short on character.

It's as though they had never been told that all your actions have consequences.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: eluryh22
This thread just makes me sad.

Not because it's bashing Republicans... but because it reminds me that there are still far too many Kool-Aid drinkers out there.

Democrats good! Republicans bad!

Republicans good! Democrats bad!


So sad.



I didn't say the democrats were good. The scope on the OP addresses the extreme right wing.

Did you people not read the source?


Neither your OP nor the source state anything about it being the extreme right wing. You stated Republican Right....as a matter of fact the only instance of the word extreme in this entire thread is the one I am quoting and the one I am using.




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