and as someone born and raised in one of the three Rust Belt states where we've been told of the tales of a mythical Economic-Anxious-Working-Class-Abandoned-By-Democrats voters.......I can assure you these voters had long abandoned Democratic Party since, oh around say around 1964, and embraced those dark impulses as their deepest political/social beliefs all the way back when the factories were open; public schools were for football, drinking, and screwing; 3/4 of the jobs were union; and everyone damn well knew their place. Anyone who didn't like could moved to New York City, damn it!
Frankly, that's been my experience - as limited as it is - of the so-called Heartland, like trgahan.I lived in Ohio in the way back machine, when Union jobs were aplenty with good pay, benefits, the whole nine yards. Dad could work and earn enough for mom to stay home, while saving enough for the kids to go to college, at least at the local, pretty decent, state university.My memories of those times were that I had it pretty good as a white person. However, the absolute racism was over the top. Example: I made friends with a black dude who played basketball for the local black school (wrong side of the tracks). I was familiar with his skills, and we struck up a friendship. When I was out at a bar w my whitey white friends, they were literally appalled, mortified and ANGRY that I was, you know, talking to this guy. Yeah, Ye Olde Goode Olde Dayz. where it was A-OK to be a White Male, but not so much for the darkies, the wimminz 'n such. And then those White Entitled Males done gone and voted down the Unions and now they wonder where all the good times went. Those people all voted Republican back in the day, even when they had it made in the shade. And they ranted and whined about the blahs and the browns and the poorz ripping them off back then.Frankly, imo, nothing much has changed other than that the Oligarchs have worked tirelessly to make them more stupider, more racist, more everything in order to pit them against the gawd-awful Libtards. Ye Olde Usuale Divide & Conquer.And guess what: it works.The billionaires could give a stuff what Trump says, does, how he behaves, as long as he brings in the mopes' votes, which make it easier for them to Rip. Us. Off.And so, on it goes...
How GOP maintain the hate and rage and enemy mojo is undeniably successful.How they can convince some that they are patriotic just for voting Republican and their fellow Americans are not patriotic and therefore the enemy. Forget ISIS, Al Qaida. The desecrating of the words of Jesus, to those that have been fed a steady diet of false pride that they (because of their religion) are superior to other Americans that do not subscribe and succumb to the minion Horde of "better than thou. The difference between a "Christian" and a "True Christian".The institutional insemination of extremist right mentality that "believes" it cannot do no wrong. man is salable but conservative ideological extreme believers are pure and perfect. lost the ability to read and understand the very Biblical truths they sit on while defalcating.Those that perpetrate the fraud and those that willingly accept the fraud (and those that cannot recognize they are living a fraudulent existence).Have no time for considerations for anything but their enemas.The fraudsters or those fraud recipients. Both appear to be interlocked without a key to seperate.
From "Heavenly Bank Account" by Frank Zappa:He makes it easier forThem to screwAll of you...Yes, that's true!'Cause he helps putThe Fear of GodIn the Common ManSnatchin' up moneyEverywhere he canOh yeah Oh yeahHe's got twenty million dollarsIn his Heavenly Bank AccountYou ain't got nothin', peopleYou ain't got nothin', peopleYou ain't got nothin', peopleThank the man.. .oh yeah -Doug in Oakland
Got to love the Arts (the liberal arts). What the right always say they want to defend or ban. Haven't heard a Zappa point in a long time, thanks.If I might, one time only. Not to take away from the Zappa.Compared To What lyrics / Album: Swiss Movement -JazzI love to lie and lie to loveA-Hangin' on, we push and shovePossession is the motivationthat is hangin' up the God-damn nationLooks like we always end up in a rut (everybody now!)Tryin' to make it real — compared to what? C'mon baby!Slaughterhouse is killin' hogsTwisted children killin' frogsPoor dumb rednecks rollin' logsTired old lady kissin' dogsI hate the human love of that stinking mutt (I can't use it!)Try to make it real — compared to what? C'mon baby now!The President, he's got his warFolks don't know just what it's forNobody gives us rhyme or reasonHalf of one doubt, they call it treasonWe're chicken-feathers, all without one gut. God damn it!Tryin' to make it real — compared to what? (Sock it to me)Church on Sunday, sleep and nodTryin' to duck the wrath of GodPreacher's fillin' us with frightThey all tryin' to teach us what they think is rightThey really got to be some kind of nut (I can't use it!)Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?Where's that bee and where's that honey?Where's my God and where's my money?Unreal values, class distortionUnwed mothers need abortionKind of brings to mind ol' young King Tut (He did it now)Tried to make it real — compared to what?!(Music break)Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?Written by Gene McDanielsVocals: Les McCannBand:Donald Dean, Leroy Vinegar, Benny Bailey, Eddie Harris
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