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Edwcraig

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Hometown: Columbia, SC
Home country: United States
Current location: Louisville KY
Member since: Sat May 2, 2020, 04:33 PM
Number of posts: 172

About Me

I was raised to be a right wing Republican. Born in South Carolina. Great grandson of a trial lawyer famous for defending whites on trial for lynching blacks. Strom Thurmond studied in his law firm. Mother dated Thurmond. Nephew of a KKK member. Late father and mother both Republicans. Sister active in Republican politics to this day. The University of South Carolina's political science department and its fraternities, of which I have a degree and membership respectively, are and have been ultra conservative. Lee Atwater was a college and post college drinking buddy. Served in the US Army. For eight years, I was a lobbyist for big oil. I also was an investment banker and I am now and have been a entrepreneur businessman in the financial technology area for the last 25 years. I am a white man and over 60. A church elder. I am in the 2%. To the surprise and disappointment of many people I know and in spite of all the odds, I am a staunch Democrat. I was Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party under Don Fowler.

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And how many times have you have you not grown close to someone who tried to kill you?

[link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pence-trump-south-carolina/2021/04/30/1a7d72d2-a9b9-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html|

Why is the Republican Party not being designated as a "Domestic Terrorism" organization?

Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover ""domestic,"" as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act "dangerous to human life"

550,000 thousand dead and counting.

that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

Opposition to Black Lives Matter and support of police brutality. Formed in opposition to Civil Rights and Voting Rights Act. and supporters of white nationalists.


(ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;

Support for January 6th attack on our government


or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.

Failure to speak out against he kidnapping of Michigan's Governor. Failure to condemn the destruction of out Capitol.


Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.



What am I missing?

[link:https://www.aclu.org/other/how-usa-patriot-act-redefines-domestic-terrorism|

When you hear "cancel culture" say. . . .

The "Coup Culture" is just attempting to divert attention from the fact that they tried to overthrow our democracy. Full Stop.

Help me ought here. Is it Repub lee con or Repub lie con. Cons either way.

Why are we so gullible?

Was in the military. In civil affairs. Not a general just a soldier. I was exposed to PSYOPs concepts and methods. They are effective and help win wars. There are recognizable tactics used with PSYOps in winning the hearts and minds of the people. People being defined as the enemy population. That is what civil affairs is all about.

When I see things like cancel culture and Dr. Seuss. I see this is an orchestrated PSYOP tactic to shift attention. The trap here is engagement. Get any kind of engagement whether the engagement is a negative or positive reaction to the propaganda. Whether through social media or network news, there is a limited amount of impressions that people can receive daily. The point is that the messaging diverts the attention of the populous away from what you don't want them focused on i.e. not enough food or water. Eliminate impressions that carry the messaging that you do not want them to hear.

After the attempted and up until now failed Coup d'état, the PSYOPs team of the bad guys went into full PSYOP mode creating the cancel culture and related propaganda. This was orchestrated across many channels including media such as Fox News, Qanon, Republican messaging and bad guy elected officials. These people know what they are doing. Who are they really?

Their KPI for success is how many of the targeted opposition engages on the issue. How many hours of impressions on the bad issue have been reduced by the PSYOP messaging. Engagement means anything. Criticizing it.
Talking about it instead of the diversion issue. With Cancel Culture and Dr. Sues they are really doing well.

They say Democrats are cancel culture.

As hoped for, we engage and say "No we are not" or even worse accept there definition of the issue and debate whether or not they are worse at cancel culture than we are. Win, win for the bad guys.

There is something called counter PSYOPs. Several methods can be employed. One of the most effective is to judo the PSYOPS back to the primary issue. Orchestrate every opportunity to address the bad guy messaging as a counter message. Do not engage. Dismiss. i.e. "Cancel Culture is an attempt by the bad guys to divert attention from the attempted Coup d'etat and destruction of Democracy. This treasonous act. . . . ." Make their PSYOP message itself an issue proving the diversion issue. The point is to use the opposition's messaging to re-focus back to the primary issue.

Democrats do not seem to get this. We engage. I feel we are gullible. They win.

We are now in a state of war.

The attack on the Capital, like the attack on Fort Sumter was an act of war. Lincoln defended Democracy and our Constitution by declaring this as an act of war by sedition within our Democracy. The failure of the Senate to impeach Trump is tantamount to Lincoln failing to defend our Democracy. This then leaves us in an undeclared civil war with those who would seek to destroy our Democracy. What am I missing?

Republicans are neo-anarchists

The rallying cry of all Republicans is the mantra of the father of the modern Republican Party Ronal Reagan. "government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem." Why would society support something that is a problem. The logical action is to destroy our over 200 year old Democratic government and replace it with what? No plans. Just anarchy.

We need to brand Republicans for what they are - anarchists.

[link:https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/11/stop-the-steal-republicans-anarchists.html|

How Democrats lost the common man.

At almost every state and national convention the Party plays the Fanfare to the Common Man. [link:| Since FDR and before, the "common man" was the base of the Democratic Party. The textile worker in the South, labor unions of the North, the little guy helped by the peoples Party to survive against the powerful. It was our Party's "base". Today, they are the base of the Republican Party. We need to admit it.

How did we get here?

I recall Lee Atwater and I discussing this over drink at the TallyHo in the late 70's. Democrats had just won taken the SC governor race with Dick Riley? We discussed that the old Democratic coalition in SC had held, barely, but it held. Non-white, white liberal intellectuals, and the "hard scrabble road" vote. Hard scrabble road voters in South Carolina were the white textile worker vote. The old FDR common man.

I recall Atwater saying "we are going to take these guys from you, and we are going to do it with religion". And the way we are going to use religion is abortion. He did. He was instrumental in the creation of the 'Moral Majority" and worked this with Reagan. An atheist running against the most Christian man ever to be President. All with religion and abortion. I think back today on how profound that conversation was.

From there, the growth of the evangelical movement that went from the revival tents to taking over the Southern Baptist Convention. The expansion of cable TV - enabled the mainlining of christian con artists such as Jim Bakker and Pat Robertson -all using the abortion hammer to indoctrinate the "common man"

This is not about abortion rights. No retreat from this This is about countering the ant-abortion message to either regain or marginalize the now Republican Party common man base.

Make no mistake. The Democratic Party is no longer the Party of the common man. We lost them. Face it. With the worst President in history, corrupt, racists, sexists, controlled by a foreign government, destroyer of our climate and economic policies and responsible for the death THE DEATH OF over 400,000 Americans, he would have been re-elected but for around 45,000 votes. All because of the hard scrabble road/common man vote, voted Republican. And without them the math to 51 % is difficult. It means that the non-white vote and white liberal intellectuals have to do it. The numbers do not work. So somehow, someway we have to carve out a segment of the old "common man" vote to win. We thought it was white women. It was not.

For those who want to celebrate our victory in November and listen to the fanfare to the common man over a glass of wine, go ahead. But understand the that "all glory is fleeting". Unless we solve this problem. It will be gone.

This has never been about Trump.

It should now be abundantly clear that the Republican Party before Trump and after Trump is evil, corrupt, racist, sexists and devoid of Christian values. This has never been about Trump. Stop talking about Trump and start confronting the true enemy of our country and our way of life.

1. Go after their corporate donors - meet with Koch
2. Go after the corporate advertisers of their media enablers
3. Go after the church christian con artist exposing them for what they are
4. Be on every right wing talk show challenging their propaganda
5. Hold on-line webinars promoting the Democratic Party
6. Explain that no one likes abortion but why abortion should not be banned
7. Attack racism at every level and in any form
8. Expose Republican corruption and promote honesty oaths by all elected officials (Republicans will not sign)
9. Point to Republican racist opposition to immigration law reform as the reason for illegal immigration
10. Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs and take credit for it.



[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/us/politics/republicans-impeachment-trump.html|

If racist leave the Republican Party they are then back to Goldwater Repubs

In 1964, after the crushing defeat of Goldwater, Republicans actively embraced the yellow dog racists Democrats who abandoned the Democratic Party over the voting rights and civil rights acts. The Party of Lincoln was now the Party of bubba. Without Bubba, no Republican President would have been elected in the last 60 years. They thought they could control them but at long last these vile people turned on their "masters" and took over the Grand Ole Party. Now they are threatening to form a new Party setting the Republicans back to the mid 60's. Ironic isn't. The Party of Lincoln betrayed by the South.
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