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So the GOP finally faces a 'Sophie's Choice' from the Democrats. After the GOP shoving Sophie's

Choices (a choice where your life is diminished no matter what you decide) in the faces of Democrats for more than a decade like a psychopaths would, Obama gives the GOP a choice: support his immigration reform or denounce it.

No wonder Michelle Bachman says the GOP will remain silent on the issue. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/22/Michelle%20Bachmann-GOP-Will-Not-Resist-Obama-Executive-Amnesty

I seem to have picked up a lot of conservative stories today from reddit. I guess the GOP never lets the perpetual campaign ebb, not even on thanksgiving weekend.

There is a good start to a discussion.

CNN and nicholas kristof have said some pretty important things. But mostly a generation of black kids have the events of the last few years to remind them that they are valued. That people will fight for them. And that will give them wings in their own lives. You just watch. Martyrs will do that. Look at how JFK inspired a generation of liberals. These events of the last few years where mere kids get into situations that are way to complicated situations for kids to be involved in.. this has and will inspire change in the country. People have the internet today so they talk about what they want for as long as they want. These events will not die due to the end of the news cycle. Much has changed already. I look forward to a Mike Brown law where police wear digital cameras. Demonstrations are now managed with shades of grey, not in black or white rules. Demonstrations are dynamic in nature and need to be treated that way.

Bingo! Reading "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari. "A brief history of humankind".

He goes into capitalism where he talks about credit being a bank's belief in someone or trust that there will be growth in the future. And how that trust developed. And resulted in more and more credit. The pie kept getting bigger over 500 years, especially in the West. With the banks believing that the people they loan to will have more money into the future.

And that got me thinking. Well now all the growth of the pie goes to the 1%. None of it goes to the middle class. Or the poor. Their pie slices are the same size or shrinking. The trust has been broken between the banks and the middle class. But the 1% keep raking in the dough.....all the while complaining that they have been put upon.

And it seems that banks really are not focussed on the 99%. As I posted yesterday.


It is more than that. Psychopaths often do a 180 degree tell where they project their

feelings and actions on their victim. In this case it is the GOP who will do anything for money/power. Scientists are the first people to admit they don't have all the answers and come up with hypothesis which they test again and again. They discard much. They only keep what proves beyond a doubt to be true. The GOP, like psychopaths, always claim they have the perfect information as they roll along making up fiction to fit the desired outcome they want. The two do not belong in the same buildings let alone any political equivalency.

You are right. I skimmed over that. Still...

white men's rights are the new focus of the GOP in the United states and their followers around the world. They do all speak with the same tongue. I know, I'm in Canada and the GOP created a whole think tank here called "the Calgary School" that produced our current prime minister. In this case it is the right wing spreading its new propaganda. That men are victims. It is a virus of the mind. To wedge men to the right. Right now they, the world over, are trying to create a grievance in men that can then be used to control them. What man has not felt sexually frustrated in his lifetime. Especially as a teen. Bingo! I am surprised at how far their tentacles have gone. But this is a trend in language and grievances. Poor men. Poor, poor men. Only the right wing understands.
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