posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 09:34 PM
There is something called the ‘Old Left’. It was entire political alignments many now know it as the New Deal Coalition. This coalition was
designed by Franklin Roosevelt and it was first used after his death in 1948 which helped propel Harry Truman to presidency. This coalition was formed
by Big City machines, labor unions, liberals, ethnic and racial minorities and Southern whites.
I know many on ATS despise FDR and what he did to/for America. They accuse him of starting the decline of America and unconstitutional actions that
have ruined our country. Whether you like him or not he regulated the financial industry and gave a minimal safety net to all needy Americans which
most Americans would not want to remove. He laid the foundation for exponential growth under the Eisenhower administration which maintained and
enlarged his domestic policies.
This New Deal Coalition continued with the election of JFK to the presidency, bringing an intelligent and kind man to the office of president. After
his death LBJ became president and won an overwhelming win against his Republican opponent. This was sadly the last New Deal Coalition election in US
Let us now look at the ‘Old Right’. These people support Liassez-faire classical liberalism, pro-business, and southern conservative agrarians.
This bloc strongly opposed the New Deal and opposed an interventionist foreign policy which was supported by Democrats. While this coalition never
actually formed a president in their 30 years they did form a unified bloc against intervention and big government.
The ‘Old Right’ collapsed in 1964, just before the ‘Old Left’ collapsed. The ‘New Left’ no longer focused on labor issues and began to
focus on social issues. The ‘New Left’ opposed an interventionist foreign policy of the ‘Old Left’; they opposed organized labor, reining in
corporations, redistribution of wealth, and welfare. They began to focus on non-interventionism, individuality, equal rights, limited regulation, and
other social issues.
The ‘New Right’ no longer focused on the New Deal and began to focus on social issues. The ‘New Right’ opposed a non-interventionist foreign
policy of the ‘Old Right’; they supported New Deal, religion, family, military intervention, and abolishing Glass-Steagall. They began to focus on
military intervention, tradition, social conservatism, limited regulation, and other social issues.
Are you seeing a trend here? When the New Left and New Right formed they were both opposed to regulation and supported social issues. THEY BOTH
OPPOSED REGULATION! We entered a period where the two parties began to talk about corporations, Wall Street, and banking (but not in a bad way). Our
interest shifted away from keeping jobs, creating better working conditions, and helping the poor like we previously did. Both parties turned their
back on the issues that were truly important and began to talk about social issues.
When they turned their back they made it clear to the Americans that our economy is stable and we have great jobs and a strong economy based upon
workers. All this while they are chasing Wall Street to kiss their ass! Our politicians started focusing on Wall Street and social issues.
What do you see when you turn on the news, read a newspaper, or look at online news; what do you always see? Stock market, mega-corporations, trade
policies, Wall Street, profits, sales, etc… When we actually hear our politicians speaking what are they talking about? How Wall Street is doing!
Our media has slowly been chipping away from the real issues so that we don’t think about them. They don’t want us thinking about what is going on
in our own country let alone our own neighborhoods as factories close, people become unemployed and homeless, and poverty/crime.
They have successfully diverted our attention away from our own lives to focus upon our corporate economy which they describe as our whole economy. I
see on the news all of the time that monthly earnings reports are in for corporations and who they are firing, where the hell are they talking about
Main Street!? Have we disappeared!?
They ship our jobs out of the country with special perks for any company that is willing to send our jobs to Mexico or China! They rigged the system
where corporations can take our money and gamble upon it then when they win they reap massive profits and when they lose we pay their #ing bills and
lose our retirement, savings, and investments! They show thousands of commercials to invest in their companies, before Reagan Americans would stash
money in their homes for a safety net, now they have convinced Americans to invest in stocks and other risky investments to abolish our savings
accounts. But don’t worry you can always run to the government for a welfare check after your savings are gone and you are unemployed!
This is the results of two parties who have both lost their way! Two demonic entities that are hell bent on helping their corporations and convincing
us the only major issues are foreign policy and social issues; don’t pay any attention to the economy (or what’s left of it). We have spiraled
into huge debt and are teetering on collapse and the media and government still does not want to mention the real issues because that would mean they
would have to turn against their wallets!
The corporations now own the future generation too. They give students loans to go to college then burry them in so much debt that when they leave
college they work for them. The young people are lazy, when they graduate they want to become CEO’s already, hard work is a thing of the past. The
young people aren’t involved in using their hands to make things, which is the only real way of EARNING money and not just MAKING money.
We need to do a complete reform of our entire economy, government, politics, media and culture to save ourselves from an abyss of hell which will lead
us to a future of war, authoritarianism, corporatism, laziness, and debt. We must find that spark of entrepreneurship, hard work and determination
that was the cornerstone of the American way of life and the only true way to the American dream. It’s not through manipulating markets, gambling
with other people’s money, and manipulating the government to make huge profit.
I am beginning to gain faith though as the libertarians in the Republican Party are coming back and the pro-union main street Democrats are coming
back. The establishment does not want to recognize either side, they want to keep them out at any cost. They know they aren’t going anywhere, the
two party states will continue for as long as we can see. We are seeing signs of hope from people like Ron Paul who are gaining a huge following
inside and outside of the Republican Party. The Democrats won’t see any hero of unions coming because we have a corporate inner circle in
The media is beginning to show signs of change too as many are reporting on the issues that really matter; main street, jobs, corporate dictatorship,
and war. Don’t give up hope; we can change this monster if we really want to.
I am ready to support anyone who is true in support: main street, hard work, entrepreneurship, wall street regulation, reining in corporations, fixing
our trade policies, and making America a country of building thing for money NOT manipulating money to make money!
[edit on 4/29/10 by Misoir]