Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by Hessling
1) "War is cool! Support the troops! Remember 9/11! We gotta be tough, or the terrorists / russians / chinese will win!"
Yeah that was a good line of theirs, “Support our unconstitutional wars or you’re un-American”.
2) "Deregulate everything, let the free market decide!"
I would like to know when this was. All that has happened since the beginning of ‘deregulation’ is they take the smart and essential regulations away such as Glass-Steagull and replace it with more controlling regulations so as to create government backed monopolies.
3) "Medicare? That's SOCIALISM!!!! We need that money to give welfare to the military-industrial complex!"
Not everyone who calls for ending Medicare wants that money to be appropriated to the military congressional industrial complex. Please, try not to generalize.
"Can't be happening in America?" This is just hte logical conclusion of every American policy since the 1880's, compounded by the psychosis of blind ignorance that has always been so fashionable among the majority of America's population.
Ignorance has not always been fashionable as we have been lulled to sleep several times but generally we awoken quite early. Since about the 1890s I would argue we have been going down the slippery slip of listening to bed time stories ignoring the fact that just behind us there are large corporations demolishing small businesses, factories being closed to send the jobs overseas, weapon production skyrocketing, and being told that yes is no, up is down, and black is white.
They have done a mighty fine job convincing us that government = good, war = good, hate = good, and everything we believed before was purely old fashioned heresy. “But I thought we supported minding our own business in foreign policy?” “I have one question for you Mr. American, do you love your country?” “Yes I do” “Well then you better support our wars for profit and empire or you’re un-American. Here take this flag, wave it nice and gently, also take this duck tape, put it over your mouth… Look here we have a real patriot!”