Class Warfare Blog

April 19, 2017

Bashing Conservatives

I was commenting on something posted on Swarn Gill’s very good blog “Cloak Unfurled” and I thought that you, my wonderful readers (Practicing your pandering you are. Shut up, Yoda.) might like to share. The topic was “liberals bashing conservatives.”

The current liberal bashing of conservatives is, in my opinion, a delayed response to the conservative bashing that began before there was social media. The phenomenon that was Rush Limbaugh is a good marker. Prior to Mr. Limbaugh, bashing of liberals had few column inches anywhere and no distinct voice. Before the first Gulf War I found his radio show and actually enjoyed listening to it as he lambasted caricatures of liberals (Femi-Nazis, etc.). At first this seemed in good fun but then I noted a commitment to lying that caused me to turn him off. He then became almost 100% politics-focused but kept bashing the liberal side as clueless, etc. In his footsteps, there followed the Fox (sic) News hordes and Glenn Beck, etc.

There was no particular response from the left-wing media (as claiming a liberal bias has always been a lie—to true conservatives, the truth has always been left-wing).

With the advent of social media, the anonymity provided right-wingers cowed into keeping their mouths shut due to social pressure (Why can’t we call a nigger a nigger? What’s wrong with that?) now had voices not subject to social pressure, in fact they could bask in the amounts of social outrage (impotent rage) that they could provoke. And now we have liberals bashing of conservatives … anonymously and the world turns

This escalation of rage in the debate, however, serves only one group: the oligarchs already in control of the U.S. government. While our heads are spinning around, we aren’t addressing our sole problem, the one solutions to all of the other problems must lead through, … them. For them Donald Trump, the master distracter is a god send. Until we address the oligarchs and pull their fangs, swathed with money, we will not be able to get through to climate change, off shoring of jobs, the real problems we face because they will just have too many paid thugs running interference for them.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. And our entire political discourse is reduced to servants of the oligarchy throwing fake news mud at one another.

    Neo liberal Obama off on billionaire Geffen’s yacht, neo liberal Warren’s new book paving the way for her anointing as the Dem Nominee in 2020. And the GOP puppets on someone else’s yacht.

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    Comment by Zach — April 20, 2017 @ 1:27 pm | Reply

    • Zach, we have to move on. They bought the damned government. We have to boycott playing the game (Oh look … Russia! Oh look… North Korea! Oh look, …) and start figuring out how to pry the Oligarch’s fingers off our governments. They may have to be “cold and dead” first. (Thanks, NRA!) First we need to transfer all of the wealth they stold back. Raise their taxes. Claw back the sweetheart deals businesses have lobbied for. Reform campaign finance. Deal with the fucking corruption so how. Shit, what a mess.

      The first step is understanding the problem.

      On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 20, 2017 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

  2. Agreed. Understanding the problem, me thinks, is accepting that both major parties in this country are owned by the Oligarchy. I am not optimistic about reforming either party and fear we will have to watch it play out until some kind of season of chaos/anarchy has it’s day. I look at the hope of the Dems, Tom Perez, and Elizabeth Warren. Warren is a former republican and corporate lawyer who became a democrat because the Dems supported her positions she help as a republican, more than new right wing repubs. Yippee. And that’s I still ‘our hope?’ I think not. SO, yes … boycott the game. And wait.

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    Comment by Zach — April 20, 2017 @ 3:46 pm | Reply


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