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Sun May 12, 2019, 12:55 PM

 

The rich of the world have organized, as they convinced working people not too.

That is the great irony I have witnessed over the past 40 years. It has made me angry and sad. Rich people, corporations, rich politicians from around the world all crawled into bed together. They created a union. In order for it to work they had to convince the workers of the world their unions were evil. It worked, they won.

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Reply The rich of the world have organized, as they convinced working people not too. (Original post)
shockey80 May 2019 OP
gtar100 May 2019 #1
dlk May 2019 #2
elleng May 2019 #4
dlk May 2019 #6
elleng May 2019 #3
LastDemocratInSC May 2019 #5
Rambling Man May 2019 #7
applegrove May 2019 #8

Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:00 PM

1. The winner is decided at the end.

It ain't over yet. Not by a long shot.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:03 PM

2. It's Truly Amazing How the Very Rich & Powerful Have Succeeded with ...

...convincing the masses to consistently vote against their own economic self-interest. Itís done by distracting them with social issues, since many Americans vote their values, even when it kills them (and many others) financially. Propaganda works. We never hear about the incredible irony of the head of the government, Ronald Reagan, frequently preaching that government was the problem. Americans missed the joke and itís one of the reasons weíve been paying a high price ever since.

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Response to dlk (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:08 PM

4. Powerful propaganda works.

Idea Framing, Metaphors, and Your Brain - George Lakoff

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:19 PM

6. Yes, I Have Lakoff's "Little Blue Book"

It provides a roadmap to understanding votersí behavior and should be required reading for every Democratic candidate.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:06 PM

3. True, and of course laws against union organizing helped them.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:45 PM

5. Chambers of commerce, local, state or national are organized unions of businesses and their owners.

On that basis I think business people like unions a lot but just want to prevent workers from having the same. They oppose having a level playing field.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:22 PM

7. They own the media, have most of the money

and practically EVERYONE has at least one television set in their house.

Everything is premeditated, on purpose, and the joke is on us.

They laugh all the way to the offshore tax shelter and money-laundering banks.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:25 AM

8. Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding!

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