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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 01:12 PM

7. That's right.

The right-wing noise machine has long been calling for 'action' on the part of 'brave' 'patriots.' My wife's crazy sister's ex husband has somehow got me on his email list, and I let it happen so I hear the more extreme right wing talking points.

The latest he sent was Billy Graham Junior's disgusting soliloquy on white christian men. I won't pollute this thread with his actual words, but these people hate everybody but old white men. They want women subservient, and to continue subjugating any not like them.

It's disgusting, immoral and very, very un-Christian, if you look at the basic tenets of the faith in Matthew, chapters 5-7. I've often wondered how the Christians could have gotten so far away from the actual wisdom literature of the faith.

OK............I cannot resist..................I see the true culprit here as capitalism. To my mind, it, specifically the primacy of the shareholder doctrine, is to blame for the rise of hate-talk radio and the right wing noise machine, the death of the Fairness Doctrine, the rise of Fox and the rise of the neoconservative and neoliberal movements.

Naomi Klein writes about it in her books - the mantra of 'privatize, deregulate and gut social programs' exists for one purpose only: to funnel more and more and more wealth to a very few.

Heard of 'iron triangles?' They are cabals made up of billionaires, organized crime and corrupt politicians. Trump is the apotheosis of the slow coup that was begun against our republic - against the western democracies as a whole - decades ago. The plain truth is that our republic and the other western democracies CANNOT COEXIST with unrestrained capitalism, which is the goal of the neoliberal movement.

We must dilute the primacy of the shareholder doctrine and force corporations to consider the welfare of workers, consumers and the environment on an equal footing with shareholder earnings.

We must reverse 2017's giant tax cut for billionaires and corporations, cut the military budget, and reimpose a steeper graduated tax for the wealthy. Our fiscal house must be put in order.

As to our monetary house, we are going to have to explore public banking. The bankers at the Fed, as well as the IMF, have created such a system of scarcity that the whole thing has become unsustainable. The forces of greed are blind, though. Everyone knows it is unsustainable - the are just stalling so they can eke out just a little more profit. Just one more pound of flesh from the middle class.

You want to be able to afford single payer healthcare, free college for our kids, strong social security and a newly upgraded and updated infrastructure, then we must rethink the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

It begins with this question: If the national debt is money we owe to ourselves, then why are we paying it back to bankers and investors with interest?

One more thought. The root of terrorism is austerity that causes discontent among the middle class, and by fomenting fear and mistrust among us for the sake of routing more money from our treasury to the very few, the gate has been opened for white nationalists to rise here and throughout Europe. Let's try and avert the next Holocaust, shall we? Because Holocaust is the logical conclusion of this system of scarcity.

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