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Sun Feb 21, 2016, 06:05 PM

Any candidate that would actively try to divide Americans across racial and cultural lines

Then attempt to foster hatred of each group against the other is harmful not just to the process but to the innocent people they are trying to divide into racial political wars, even if it is only an attempt to do so temporarily (as they likely tell themselves), just until an election is won, it is deplorable behavior and often seen used by hate groups across the globe.


This is becoming a pattern from the Clinton Campaign.
Incredibly well-respected surrogates sent out to attack Bernie or his supporters, get some pushback, accuse Sanders and his supporters of racism and/or sexism for pointing out the smear isn't true. It's sickening and cynical and divisive. I expect this stuff from Repugs- this divisiveness from the Clinton camp is heartbreaking.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511300567#post4.


Brock is a big part of this (pit one poor race against another) in order to win victories designed to profit the wealthy at the expense of all the people that will suffer under their trickle down neoliberal policies which will harm all of us struggling people no matter the race, but those that hire them also have a history of agitating people to hate by race and so are just as, if not more, accountable for such deplorable tactics.

It is a tactic often used by the wealthy in order to keep the power and money while continuing to steal even more in the face of glaring wide spread wealth disparity across all racial and social lines, In war the tactic is called divide and conquer, the wealthy have throughout history done this at the point where the difference between the rich and poor becomes widespread and apparent.

A true leader on the other hand, one that wants to help all the people historically tries to bring all the people together to fight the aristocracy.

It is clear which candidate is following which tactic, just as it is clear which candidate is little more than the puppet of the wealthy and attempting to win yet more of their favor. Such candidates often acquire excessive wealth during their lapdog tenures practically rubbing it in our faces (how much wealth have the "public servants" the Clintons acquired again, and from whom?)

The honest candidate, not swayed by or wiling to be used by by an uncontrolled group that worships at the altar of greed often lives a relatively normal lifestyle, not depending on acquiring wealth in order to achieve their version of a happy life, again which candidate more closely represents this lifestyle?

I have told you of tactics as old as the existence of extreme wealth at the expense of others. In your hearts the signs of their use are evident, some would say axiomatic.

I have also told you of some common traits of leaders on the side of the populace.

There is enough for you to decide for yourself which side you are on. And who is on your side as well.


choose well.

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Reply Any candidate that would actively try to divide Americans across racial and cultural lines (Original post)
Dragonfli Feb 2016 OP
daleanime Feb 2016 #1
Cleita Feb 2016 #2
Dragonfli Feb 2016 #9
AZ Progressive Feb 2016 #3
Dragonfli Feb 2016 #4
merrily Feb 2016 #5
Dragonfli Feb 2016 #6
senz Feb 2016 #11
Dragonfli Feb 2016 #18
senz Feb 2016 #21
malletgirl02 Feb 2016 #8
merrily Feb 2016 #16
senz Feb 2016 #12
merrily Feb 2016 #17
senz Feb 2016 #19
merrily Feb 2016 #20
Dragonfli Feb 2016 #22
jonjon Feb 2016 #7
senz Feb 2016 #10
Dragonfli Feb 2016 #15
Duckfan Feb 2016 #13
Dragonfli Feb 2016 #14
cantbeserious Feb 2016 #23
KoKo Feb 2016 #24
KoKo Feb 2016 #25
thereismore Feb 2016 #26
NewImproved Deal May 2016 #27

Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 06:06 PM

1. K&R.....

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 06:07 PM

2. As a Latina I am particularly disgusted with this.

I have had lots of reasons not to like Hillary Clinton and this is particularly heinous.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:25 PM

9. As a multiracial person I am extremely disgusted with this, I strive for unity, because

I am the result of unity, I carry four equally represented bloodlines. I cannot be at war with myself (that way literally lies madness).
I have no reason to believe we are all not equal nor do I identify with any racial part of myself.

Similarly I believe I am a microcosm in that when we fight each other, we fight ourselves, the same madness lies therein as well.

Only by not being divided, can we defeat the true enemies we all face, the same enemy that has us fighting each other for scraps have everything because they prey on us and the divisiveness they foster within us.

We live in the most prosperous of times and yet it is the largest portion that have the least, some so little that they literally freeze to death or die from illnesses that should not be killing them, or live in such poverty that one meal a day is a blessing.

Simultaneously the very, very few, the sociopaths among us have so much that they could literally not spend their wealth if they lived a thousand years.

They are so few, but we are legion, we must stop their obvious deceptions and ongoing attempts to have us distracted and at each others throats when we have so much in common, yet so little that make us different. They have been playing and winning this game of divide and conquer since the beginning of recorded history.

It is time FINALLY, to recognize it for what it is, gather together as one and win our equality in all things, it is time to stop dying and starving for their compulsive and insane greed and seek unity over divisiveness. This is the thing they fear above all else, it will be that fear of a united rather than divided populace that will force them to give us a sustainable life and the same freedoms for all that only some now enjoy.

I am not advocating blood, or confiscating all they have, I am advocating the unity they fear in order to live the lives we deserve, IIMO if we take all the excessive wealth we will be corrupted and back to square one, let them keep their lives and even one or two of their mansions but let us all have an upper middle class life and the dignity and rights that all humans deserve.

I am sorry that I tend to ramble on, it is one of the reasons I write so few OPs and choose to read more instead.

This post is a shorter synopsis of my main point that I am over writing here

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 06:24 PM

3. K&R

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 07:51 PM

4. kicking /nt

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 08:45 PM

5. Racial, ethnic, religious, generational. It's a crapfest of divisiveness.

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http://jackpineradicals.org/entry.php?209-Democratic-Primary-2016-Will-religious-bigotry-work-this-time

And, now, we're treated to the Catch 22 that pointing out divisiveness is also somehow related to white privilege.

Meanwhile, "Divide and Conquer" and "Divide and Rule" have been strategies well-known to the 1% for millennia.

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Response to merrily (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 09:31 PM

6. Unfortunately it is a tactic that works all too often rather effectively

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So effectively in fact that Jay Gould once uttered the rhetoric "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."
That is why I like this Bernie ad so much:



It reminds me of Martin Luther king Jr. and his belief in unity

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:12 PM

11. That is the message of Jesus

 

only MLK was a better rhetorician than Jesus.

I wish they both were still here. Our world is in trouble; we need more non-demagogic voices of wisdom.

But we have Bernie. He too knows and acts on that love. He is not the rhetorician that MLK was but he knows how to lead, as well as point, the way.

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Response to senz (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:31 AM

18. Well, it is an indisputable truth in my mind even among those that are not Christians such as myself

In fact, If I had to label myself (an impossible task to truly label anyone even oneself, really). I would call myself an agnostic Taoist, Buddhist, Wiccan. If I had any commandment at all (which after closer inspection, I believe I do) - It would be
An' it Harm None, Do as thou Will. (something I picket up from Wicca that does not appear to conflict in any way with what I learned from Buddhism or Taoism) Not sure how it sits with Christianity however, but I do know it is not in conflict with "the golden rule".

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:01 AM

21. Truth cuts through a slew of religions.

 

I'm not too crazy about organized religion, but it's fine until the walls start going up. Then we're back into division again.

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Response to merrily (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 09:41 PM

8. Howard Zinn

Have you read Howard Zinn's History of the American People? That is his central thesis.

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Response to malletgirl02 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:18 AM

16. No. I am embarrassed to say I have not.

If that was his thesis, some may have mistaken it for an instruction manual, as they apparently did with Orwell's 1984.

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Response to merrily (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:16 PM

12. You say it so well, merrily.

 

Thanks for the link; I'll check out your essay. Should go over there more often, just haven't gotten acclimated yet and it's all I can do to keep up with this place.

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Response to senz (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:25 AM

17. "Crapfest" indicates the greatness of my vocablulary!



Thanks, senz. You are always very kind.

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Response to merrily (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:50 AM

19. Words like that improve DU's readability.

 

Clever with just a touch of poetry.

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Response to senz (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:53 AM

20. And festive, too! You should have joined the diplomatic corps. You're a natural.

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Response to merrily (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:04 AM

22. LOL, I love the sense of humor in this group

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 09:36 PM

7. K n R!

 

Together we can accomplish anything!

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:00 PM

10. Sorry to K&R so late --

 

this is an excellent OP and I'm having trouble keeping up w/DU.

Thank you for this.

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Response to senz (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:18 AM

15. No need to be sorry, I have trouble just keeping up on responses across the DU universe.

I feel honored and delighted that you find this OP valuable enough to read, unity is extremely important to me, I also loathe those that would divide us against ourselves in order to work against our own best interests.

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:55 PM

13. I'm just wondering if POC remember Hillary's 2008 smears against Obama?

But then again, repukes do the same below the belt stuff too.

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Response to Duckfan (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:13 AM

14. Since no group is monolithic, I image it would depend on the person.

The better question IMO, is of those that do remember. How do you ignore how she used/uses race (and yourself) as a political football?

Unless that is if you intend to use your memories of her out in the open racism as one of several reasons not to vote for her. (the other reasons having to do with Sanders' better policies on the issues some that claim to speak for all PoC as being the most important to you. I would point out as well his other superior positions deliberately designed to help all of us, diverse as we are as a country, that are not exceptionally wealthy do better financially and educationally.

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 01:18 AM

23. When We Stand Together - No Citizen Need Settle For The Lesser Of Two Corporate Evils - Go Bernie Go

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 10:32 AM

24. Recommend...

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:22 PM

25. Insightful post....Thank You, Dragonfli

I've always enjoyed your writing and perspective.

It is a tactic often used by the wealthy in order to keep the power and money while continuing to steal even more in the face of glaring wide spread wealth disparity across all racial and social lines, In war the tactic is called divide and conquer, the wealthy have throughout history done this at the point where the difference between the rich and poor becomes widespread and apparent.

A true leader on the other hand, one that wants to help all the people historically tries to bring all the people together to fight the aristocracy.

It is clear which candidate is following which tactic, just as it is clear which candidate is little more than the puppet of the wealthy and attempting to win yet more of their favor. Such candidates often acquire excessive wealth during their lapdog tenures practically rubbing it in our faces (how much wealth have the "public servants" the Clintons acquired again, and from whom?)

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 04:31 PM

26. Divide and Conquer. Works for a long while, until people's anger boils over. nt

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Response to Dragonfli (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 03:18 AM

27. Thank you.

 

The Clinton Machine's "Rainbow Oligarchy" is indeed, evil.

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