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11-01-2013, 05:04 PM
The American working class are embarrassed
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”

My favourite quote from John Steinbeck, America is vicious and the poor have been brainwashed by their fox news media
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11-01-2013, 05:13 PM (This post was last modified: 11-01-2013 06:12 PM by Diablo.)
RE: The American working class are embarrassed
The media has managed to convince the conservative poor that the reason they are poor is because of the govt and freeloaders. In other words, other poor people. It would be laughable, if it wasn't so brilliant.


It reminds of a quote from a movie "The Usual Suspects".

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone."


Just replace the word Devil with Aristocrat, which is not even much of a stretch.
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11-01-2013, 05:38 PM (This post was last modified: 11-01-2013 05:42 PM by Peterkin.)
RE: The American working class are embarrassed
The strategy of the F(orces)O(f)E(vil) has been brilliant.
1. Sideline and deride intellectuals, inquiry and knowledge;
(as these are godless, immoral and will turn your children gay)
2. Demonize everyone who opposes poverty and inequality.
(only working-class options to wage-slavery: sport (M), sex (F) or music (A-A)
3. convince Americans that all the wondrous benefits of technology will (someday) be available to all of them, if only they keep believing - loudly and all together, now - in the "job-creators"
(something like Tinkerbell).
4. Keep reducing the intellectual standard of public education, journalism and broadcasting content
(blame big government and the east-coast liberal media cabal - ie, Jews)
5. Keep increasing the frequency of virtual alarms (adrenalin-bursts) while decreasing the median attention-span; keep the distraction level too high for a rationally-considered response,
( while also praising the merits of irrational response).
6. When among men, blame women; when among Anglos, blame Hispanics; when among Protestants, blame Arabs; when among the young, blame Boomers; when among farmers, blame urbanites...
(and always, one region against another)
7. Degrade the meaning of language until only emotional content is communicated through speech.
(and then never stop shouting, screaming, ranting, weeping, swearing, wailing and yelling)

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11-01-2013, 06:13 PM
RE: The American working class are embarrassed
What is this FOE stuff?
That sounds like something from a superman movie.
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11-01-2013, 06:18 PM
RE: The American working class are embarrassed
(11-01-2013 06:13 PM)Diablo Wrote:  What is this FOE stuff?
That sounds like something from a superman movie.


You know it as the GOP. Drinking Beverage

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13-01-2013, 04:24 AM
RE: The American working class are embarrassed
(11-01-2013 05:13 PM)Diablo Wrote:  The media has managed to convince the conservative poor that the reason they are poor is because of the govt and freeloaders. In other words, other poor people. It would be laughable, if it wasn't so brilliant.


It reminds of a quote from a movie "The Usual Suspects".

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone."


Just replace the word Devil with Aristocrat, which is not even much of a stretch.


It is somewhat true though. There are complete freeloaders here that get welfare, foodstamps, and rental assistance. The are somehow able to breed and take care of their you soon to be freeloaders, but can't work? I know that even if we got rid of the freeloaders, the government would find some other way to waste the money. Point is they are telling a half truth.
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13-01-2013, 10:46 AM
RE: The American working class are embarrassed
I've never heard anything like that on fox news and Obama has done more to get people to go on food stamps than any other president of my life time at least.

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13-01-2013, 10:51 AM
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(13-01-2013 10:46 AM)smidgen Wrote:  I've never heard anything like that on fox news and Obama has done more to get people to go on food stamps than any other president of my life time at least.



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13-01-2013, 11:24 AM
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(13-01-2013 10:51 AM)Peterkin Wrote:  
(13-01-2013 10:46 AM)smidgen Wrote:  I've never heard anything like that on fox news and Obama has done more to get people to go on food stamps than any other president of my life time at least.


C-span, really, I'm supposed to listen to three hours of someones opinion that was on c span. I don't think so.

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13-01-2013, 11:28 AM
RE: The American working class are embarrassed
(13-01-2013 11:24 AM)smidgen Wrote:  
(13-01-2013 10:51 AM)Peterkin Wrote:  

C-span, really, I'm supposed to listen to three hours of someones opinion that was on c span. I don't think so.
Then stay biased Big Grin

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