reply to post by Superhans
I am at a loss as to the equating of mutual interest with slavery and suffrage? Those were two issues, from the past, that caused deep division in the
nation. Neither had anything to do with a two party system,. other than that it allowed those evils to fester years beyond what they would have had
men possessed a capacity for logic over emotion.
As this thread demonstrates that parallel, today, can be found in the notion of social safety nets - welfare, OASDI, SSI, SSD, TANF, Medicaid,
Medicare, etc. More specifically in the absolutism of the rhetoric regarding such things. We have become so polarized that the left is called
"communist" and the right "fascist" and both sides seem entrenched in their dogmatic views and absolutes.
How many folks, on ATS, or in the mainsteam, do you see saying "There are a percentage of folks who abuse social services, just as there are
corporations and banks currently basically doing the same thing through loopholes and deregulation."?
Personally, I find myself laughing outloud ( or in disgust ) when I see someone posting about how abused Social Security is. Anyone who has
had dealings with the agency knows that getting benefits takes years
and, even then, almost all those without attorneys are simply
perpetually denied. Even with a lawyer the current time is about two years before a cent in benefits is seen.
My point. There is so much false information out there, designed to polarize us into "haves" and "have nots" that it is disgusting. The vast majority
are in the middle and have been brainwashed into thinking that they are going to suffer. Both parties, at this point, vote out of fear, rather than
As I asked in my OP...
Who would benefit from this?
Who controls the monetary system?
It has nothing to do with a two party system - or even a ten party system. It has to do with indoctrination as a means of division, and division as
tool of distraction.
As long as half of us are blaming the other half for our woes? Well, we'll never stop to actually look at whose hands are actually in our cookie jar.
The answer is Congress and Wall Street.
We have a government that has already been bought and sold. If we don't address THAT issue, first, then we will never move beyond fear, reaction,
mistrust, and playing the blame game. We have to fix the disease - and then seek to control the symptoms.
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