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The Wizard

(12,655 posts)
78. Our system has been gamed
Sat Jul 5, 2014, 08:49 AM
Jul 2014

by unscrupulous shysters who represent the wealthy elites at the cost of everyone else. They succeed by appealing to the worst fears and lowest instincts, and employing a Machiavellian strategy of pitting groups that should be aligned with one another against each other.
Bigotry trumping reality seems to be an American value that the media conveniently avoids.
"If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." ~
LYNDON B. JOHNSON, 1960, remark to Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like," Washington Post, 13 November 1988.
The Republicans have seized this concept and used it to impose their immoral agenda on the vast majority of Americans.
The Supreme (mediocre) Court has been stacked in favor of the wealthy elites and has paved the road to a two tiered system of lords and serfs that essentially establishes a permanent underclass and eliminates a thriving middle class. The principles of the Founding Fathers have been perverted by a Court that has damaged this country and made us diminished for the benefit of billionaires like the Koch brothers.

Happy Birthday, You CRAZY Fucking Yanks! [View all] Personal Damon Jul 2014 OP
Well worth a kick and thanks. Hugin Jul 2014 #1
That was one of the nicest "kindly get your shit together" rants I've ever read! Kber Jul 2014 #2
++++ mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #7
^^^^^^ SnowCritter Jul 2014 #37
Thing is..... Personal Damon Jul 2014 #47
Being of Canadian descent (Father's side) :D thanks, Personal Damon. Hugs to ya back! roguevalley Jul 2014 #53
Whee shenmue Jul 2014 #3
Thanks, eh? Scuba Jul 2014 #4
Thanks Canuck! smilodon populator Jul 2014 #5
Canada has its trouble spots too. And most of what you show are MINORITY views. RBInMaine Jul 2014 #6
Canada respects multi-culturalism, gay marriage, has universal health care, a solid universal pensio Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #8
Yes, but haRpeR and his own Religious Right XtRemist$ also want to destroy all that... Amonester Jul 2014 #13
But we have the most important thing that Canada wants ... aggiesal Jul 2014 #72
You made me spit up my poutine CanonRay Jul 2014 #9
Thanks, ally!We're working at living up to our ideals and stopping globalist robbery of our rights. ancianita Jul 2014 #10
"And to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, Under Canada..." A HERETIC I AM Jul 2014 #11
... and apple pie !! Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2014 #12
Thanks. Pretty gosh darn well said... pangaia Jul 2014 #14
238? Damn. We're getting old! davidthegnome Jul 2014 #15
really?????? heaven05 Jul 2014 #16
I agree the "more good than bad" part is total media-wh*Ring BS. Amonester Jul 2014 #17
buzz kill! navarth Jul 2014 #18
It is not all roses and wine, eh? Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #32
never has been heaven05 Jul 2014 #48
Are you a Canadian? Personal Damon Jul 2014 #49
right, that is very true heaven05 Jul 2014 #58
Are you referring to me, my political allies, all Americans, or just Repukes? AllTooEasy Jul 2014 #61
THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I'm SO sick of "America the Terrible" bullshit. 7962 Jul 2014 #75
"What shape would the world be in today if not for the US"? heaven05 Jul 2014 #80
500th verse, same as your first. 7962 Jul 2014 #81
yeah, yeah heaven05 Jul 2014 #82
So what do you like about America? AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #85
I have NOTHING to prove heaven05 Aug 2014 #86
You proved their point: You're just another simple minded US hater AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #89
well one simple mind heaven05 Aug 2014 #92
speak up heaven05 Aug 2014 #93
Very reasoned and educated response. You said it better than I did! 7962 Aug 2014 #88
Thanks AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #90
you and your compatriot heaven05 Aug 2014 #91
So on Aug 24 heaven05 Aug 2014 #94
August 26th, 2014 heaven05 Aug 2014 #95
Answer to Question AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #84
How to answer you? To start with heaven05 Jul 2014 #79
Thank you and happy Canada Day! oldandhappy Jul 2014 #19
This is what the Brits get PeoViejo Jul 2014 #20
Nah.. whathehell Jul 2014 #30
I thought the riff raff got sent to Australia. NuclearDem Jul 2014 #45
George Carlin says it perfectly: Amonester Jul 2014 #21
yeah, he's one heaven05 Aug 2014 #87
Hey frozen north ..we love ya! hbhall Jul 2014 #22
Nice ... "our" not "your" but still, nice. auntAgonist Jul 2014 #36
Nice national anthem you got there 90-percent Jul 2014 #44
Canuck showoff! You know what a teabagger would say back to you? "USA! USA! USA!" valerief Jul 2014 #23
Excellent Piece, Sir The Magistrate Jul 2014 #24
Awww, come on.... N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #25
K&R! hrmjustin Jul 2014 #26
The root cause compressed into a bumper sticker 90-percent Jul 2014 #27
Thanks, PD. Hope your Canada Day went well. DinahMoeHum Jul 2014 #28
Thank you! treestar Jul 2014 #29
Thank you for your post fadedrose Jul 2014 #31
Thanks! Yeah, we're a mixed bag for sure. pinto Jul 2014 #33
Welcome to DU, Personal Damon! Aristus Jul 2014 #34
K&R ReRe Jul 2014 #35
Come on, Personal Damon Bigmack Jul 2014 #38
Too old and can't spell..... Bigmack Jul 2014 #40
This message was self-deleted by its author Bigmack Jul 2014 #41
Thanks, good neighbor! n/t TygrBright Jul 2014 #39
hey cannuck enid602 Jul 2014 #42
Now that is a great birthday wish world wide wally Jul 2014 #43
Damn Canuckistan, with your healthcare and hockey. NuclearDem Jul 2014 #46
Happy Birthday in DEED! yuiyoshida Jul 2014 #50
Thank you Canada for believing in us, our LAST friend on Earth. joanbarnes Jul 2014 #51
I tell you Damon Skittles Jul 2014 #52
"Don't tell me you can't put the Republicans and Tea Party racists in their place!" Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #54
I've nicked in to B.C. a bit..... Tikki Jul 2014 #55
Post of the year. WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #56
science is bad? enid602 Jul 2014 #57
Thanks, Damon. AverageJoe90 Jul 2014 #59
Cheers! ColesCountyDem Jul 2014 #60
We didn't do impossible things... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #62
No. NO!!! Don't buy another beer. longship Jul 2014 #63
Ha ha ha ha ha! pablo_marmol Jul 2014 #64
If you guys had oil you'd be singing a different tune. rhett o rick Jul 2014 #65
Great post Boom Sound 416 Jul 2014 #66
Aren't you Sweet, Personal Damon.. to point out our Major Flaws and All! Cha Jul 2014 #67
can i kick it? KeepItReal Jul 2014 #68
Thanks for the kick in the pants. America needs it. Tommymac Jul 2014 #69
I mourn my country today. We have failed our own children. AAO Jul 2014 #70
Lots of love from this flamingdem Jul 2014 #71
Help us out man--take Cruz back. Pleaszeeeee. kairos12 Jul 2014 #73
Haaaaaaaaa! 7962 Jul 2014 #76
To be honest I was skeptical at first due to title yeoman6987 Jul 2014 #74
You've got it backwards, Canuck! KansDem Jul 2014 #77
Our system has been gamed The Wizard Jul 2014 #78
+1000 heaven05 Jul 2014 #83
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