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Sun Sep 29, 2013, 11:39 PM

 

The Rape of a Nation

What inspired this 'rant' was this: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023749863

Endless propaganda and rhetoric from the extremist wing of the GOP (The "Tea Party"; the same phrases and emotion-hooking memes formulated by psychologists in PR firms to bypass the brain and reasoning processes and go straight to the emotions to instill fear and hatred instead, are not new. The damned "Tea Party" isn't new. And no, I'm not referring to the actual one, the first one, from 1773. I'm referring to what used to be called "The John Birch Society" and which is now called (ironically, if you know the purpose of the one in 1773), the "Tea Party". The modern "Tea Party" purpose is the exact opposite of the original one, turning the entire historical context upside down to suit the Ayn Randian greed and self-servitude of the wealthy bastards behind the more recent one.

Yes, it's all the old "communist, socialist" rhetoric from the damn John Birchers, who USED to be considered a radical fringe and in fact still ARE a radical fringe. After the first time America rejected their bullshit, they managed to go underground, rally their wealthy allies and founders (Kochs, Adelsons, Petersons, Murdochs and others, along with big corprats and Wall St.) and BUY a lot of government and media control for themselves and get laws written in way that allow them to bombard the public day & night with their "specially formulated" propaganda using the media they control and to do so without any limitations at all. (thanks to some of their friends on the US Supreme Court - right, Mr. Thomas?).

So now they've returned with this new apparatus calling themselves the "Tea Party" and they're running the show even though they're hardly a majority, ramming their dangerous extremism up the ass and down the throats of every American (and in the case of women, up their vaginas) whether they like it or not. Especially the elderly, poor, students, and women.

It's the rape of our Democracy.

JBS was soundly rejected by the American public before. And America needs to reject them and their dangerous, ignorant extremism and its attendant rhetoric again now, too. Ronnie RayGun was one of their first tools. The more recent ones are even more clownish and ignorant (Michele Bachmann, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, (p)Rick Perry, Art Pope, Todd Akin et al).

This nation needs to ram something up the "Tea Party"'s collective ass: A BIG BLUE phallis that says "NO!" once again to their dangerous, ignorant, hateful, greed-driven agenda being foisted on all of us by this frankly evil minority, which is hellbent on destroying the United States and the world if need be, in order to garner all the money and power for its dangerous, deluded self. Because you know that is NOT a Democracy. It's thievery and yes - the rape of a nation.

And after that, our nation needs to regain control of its government, its media, and its election system - put our collective boots on the necks of the teabag contingent and keep them there. It's OUR country. Not theirs. WE. ARE. THE. MAJORITY.

Sorry if the "rape" analogy is upsetting to some. If the moniker fits (and it does), then I'mma use it. As the minority, they are FORCING themselves and their twisted, ignorant ideologies onto everyone else this country. No other word for it.

I'm sure the post will be hidden or whatever is deemed necessary or requested by other members and that's fine.

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Triana Sep 2013 OP
markpkessinger Sep 2013 #1
Dark n Stormy Knight Sep 2013 #2
Triana Sep 2013 #3
defacto7 Sep 2013 #4
niyad Sep 2013 #5
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #6
mettamega Jan 2014 #7
Triana Jan 2014 #8

Response to Triana (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

1. Excellent post!

And I really don't think you need fear it will be hidden.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 12:20 AM

2. You got it. And this is the key paragraph:

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Yes, it's all the old "communist, socialist" rhetoric from the damn John Birchers, who USED to be considered a radical fringe and in fact still ARE a radical fringe.

After the first time America rejected their bullshit, they managed to go underground, rally their wealthy allies and founders (Kochs, Adelsons, Petersons, Murdochs and others, along with big corprats and Wall St.) and BUY a lot of government and media control for themselves and get laws written in way that allow them to bombard the public day & night with their "specially formulated" propaganda using the media they control and to do so without any limitations at all. (thanks to some of their friends on the US Supreme Court - right, Mr. Thomas?).


Billionaires and millionaires on the left have to been unwilling to support an equally well-funded counter attack, and that is exactly what is needed. Without it, the modern JBS continues to brainwash the public. Not just those on the right. That "specially formulated" propaganda has managed to move the center so far right that the center is now what was once quite a bit right.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 12:36 AM

3. It's sad and very worrisome to those of us who've been here long enough to see

 

this happen. People need to WTFU (wake the f8ck up!) and shut them down.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:10 AM

4. Absolutely the fact!

I've been yelling this for years. Nail on the head! I remember the JBS from the 60's. They were like political freaks and tract pushers in suits. The TP, Koch's, Adelson etc. are no less than the JBS of the 21st century. Then there's Daddy Koch... Head of the JBS organization for years.

The Tea Party is a political means to destroy America as we know it and make it into a Jackboot plutocracy.

We need to flog their hides and make sure they never survive it... politically speaking.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:32 AM

5. k and r

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:26 PM

6. Good article

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:07 PM

7. this is a great great Rant ....


I just read this article, sadly it is an important one - a great turn is being invited ... on MLK day --
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/20/oxfam-85-richest-people-half-of-the-world

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Response to mettamega (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:17 PM

8. Thanks. And Welcome to DU!

 

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