By Tim Carthon (Blog #26: Politics)
If you don’t know the non-Wikipedia, non-right-wing-propaganda-demonization definition of the word “Socialism,” then I suggest you drink a tall glass of shut the heck up, please.
Forgive me, but I have an extremely high level of disdain for ignorance, especially when it’s purposeful. I find that purposeful ignorance exudes cowardice, and when I look at the right-wing base, all I see is cowardice.
Anyone who is willing to just take what someone says without even thinking about researching it, let alone actually doing it, all because it elicits a strong emotional response, is an intellectual coward. In my opinion, this is the right-wing base. Their “leadership” publicly lies on a level I haven’t seen since the Bush 43 years, and their base just sucks it up as if it’s truth. Then they directly contract media propaganda machines like Fox “News” to reinforce the lies through repetition for weeks and months, but with added key buzzwords:
- “Unfettered” Capitalism
These particular buzzwords are specifically used to evoke a particular emotional response from their massively-ill-informed base. Democratic socialism is calculatingly-demonized while unfettered capitalism is pushed by the rich and powerful as the ‘gold standard’ of running a country economically. So, for the easily manipulated, let’s discuss the actual definition of all of these terms right now…(CLICK HERE to Read More…).
Tim Carthon; Advocate, Speaker, Author, Educator
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