Doug's Darkworld

War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.

ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER

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I’ve certainly reiterated for years that the Dems and GOP were flip sides of the same coin. As Calvin Trillin said: “America has one party, the business party, it just has two factions.” Both parties have served the oligarchs and the pentagon since at least 1980,  one overtly and one covertly. Good cop, bad cop; but the working class and poor Americans get tossed to the wolves in the final analysis. This is why for decades I defaced my ballot if I did vote, choosing between a hanging and a firing squad isn’t a real choice.

In the political sense, I stand by my analysis. In the real world sense, I’ve been wrong. The left and right are the same as far as our political parties go, but in terms of their core values, they are as different as night and day. Black and white. They aren’t the same.

What do leftists want? I’ve pretty much been a leftist all my life, aside from a flirtation with fascism and white supremacy in my middle youth. We want all Americans to share in the nation’s wealth, since the nation’s wealth is created by all Americans. A living wage. Cradle to grave health care. College education for all who want it. All of which make America stronger and better, because the better off all Americans are, the better off America is. Irregardless of anyone’s politics, race, or religion. We want America to be the best it can be for every American.

What do Rush, Trump, and the rest of the contemporary Right want? They think the left, or anyone who disagrees with them, are the enemies of America and should be exterminated. “Hang Mike Pence” was one of the chants of the MAGA insurrection crowd that stormed the Capitol attempting to stop Biden’s election victory. Or as Rush said, we should keep two liberals alive and on display in every American city …

I’ve yet to hear a leftist/progressive call for the extermination of Trump supporters. (Though I’m sure a few could be found.) The left and the right really aren’t the same in America now. The left wants us all to win and prosper, the right wants to kill the left. Not the same. Especially since Trump and his supporters are living in an imaginary reality.

Stay safe everyone, crazy effing times in America. It’s likely going to get worse before it gets better. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

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Written by unitedcats

January 10, 2021 at 8:43 pm

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  1. I really don’t want to create an account with WordPress. So I’ll just leave a reply this way.

    I agree with your assessment about core values and appreciate your putting it into words. I also like the fact that you shared the elephant analogy.

    Janice Dunlap

    On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 8:44 PM Doug’s Darkworld wrote:

    > unitedcats posted: ” I’ve certainly reiterated for years that the Dems and > GOP were flip sides of the same coin. As Calvin Trillin said: “America has > one party, the business party, it just has two factions.” Both parties have > served the oligarchs and the pentagon since a” >

    Janice Dunlap

    January 11, 2021 at 9:52 am


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