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Male, Jewish, in my extremely early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)

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NOVEMBER 5, 2012 11:59PM

One Sentence Monday - Why Not?

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Slightly edited from a comment I made on Old New Lefty's blog:

As long as you're not a pregnant rape victim, disabled, trying to afford college, Hispanic, gay, middle class, female, in the military, rich, a banker, someone with a loan, needing medical attention, poor without a driver's license and trying to vote, a homeowner, someone who mails letters, living with the consequences of global warming, or benefitting from federal disaster relief, the parties are pretty much identical.

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The political parties and individual politicians can be as different as night and day - or as Punch and Judy - but when they are controlled by the very same class - the elite - they WILL follow essentially the same over-all program by dancing to the same puppet-masters' tune. Whether made of blue bricks or red bricks the structure built will be to the same final design.

Whether the Democrats merely pass laws that will allow the Republicans to establish a fascist oligarchy, while not actually doing that themselves, does NOT mean that they are against establishing such an oligarchy, just that they'll play the role of enabler rather than introducing it themselves.

The NDAA insert, the continued use of Gitmo, the continuance of the Patriot Act, the arming of America's police forces with weapons of war - drones and tanks and more - and the failure to prosecute anyone for the criminal fraud perpetrated by major financial interests, that caused the recent economic meltdown, is a clear indication that the Democrats are NOT following traditional Democrat philosophy but have been ordered to advance a hard right set of policies AND ARE DOING SO without hesitation.

Surely no one is fooled by the Democrats introducing Obamacare and other social programs. It is pretty clear that the next time the Republicans get into power - likely 2016 - all the concessions to humanitarian ideas will be reversed by them. In fact they've openly said that they will do so.

And remember..... all those "special powers" given to the military, the cops, and the president WILL STILL BE IN PLACE when the Republicans next get control of the government. The naive idea that the Democrats and the Republicans are working toward different goals from different perspectives completely ignores what we see them actually doing.
The political parties and individual politicians can be as different as night and day - or as Punch and Judy - but when they are controlled by the very same class - the elite - they WILL follow essentially the same over-all program by dancing to the same puppet-masters' tune. Whether made of blue bricks or red bricks the structure built will be to the same final design.

Whether the Democrats merely pass laws that will allow the Republicans to establish a fascist oligarchy, while not actually doing that themselves, does NOT mean that they are against establishing such an oligarchy, just that they'll play the role of enabler rather than introducing it themselves.

The NDAA insert, the continued use of Gitmo, the continuance of the Patriot Act, the arming of America's police forces with weapons of war - drones and tanks and more - and the failure to prosecute anyone for the criminal fraud perpetrated by major financial interests, that caused the recent economic meltdown, is a clear indication that the Democrats are NOT following traditional Democrat philosophy but have been ordered to advance a hard right set of policies AND ARE DOING SO without hesitation.

Surely no one is fooled by the Democrats introducing Obamacare and other social programs. It is pretty clear that the next time the Republicans get into power - likely 2016 - all the concessions to humanitarian ideas will be reversed by them. In fact they've openly said that they will do so.

And remember..... all those "special powers" given to the military, the cops, and the president WILL STILL BE IN PLACE when the Republicans next get control of the government. The naive idea that the Democrats and the Republicans are working toward different goals from different perspectives completely ignores what we see them actually doing.
1. 100% correct.

2. Thank you, again, for keeping my "1-Sentence" days idea alive. You do them more imaginatively than I did.

Rated.
i am a disabled guy who mails letters sometimes!
and likes to read Emerson.
"Every actual State is corrupt.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
What satire on government can equal
the severity of censure conveyed in the word Politic,
which now for ages has signified cunning,
intimating that the State is a trick?"

The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is,
the influence of private character,
the growth of the Individual.

We think our civilization near its meridian,
but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star.
In our barbarous society
the influence of character is in its infancy.
"
~
Everything Sky says is pretty much true.
The clue to the solution of this miserable situation
came storming up the East Coast
last week and
for a while
brought people together.

It will take the chickens coming home to roost.
Natural disaster.
Nature's so called Fury.
Agree with James.
"The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is,
the influence of private character,
the growth of the Individual." Amen.
According to Sky, Phyllis, we're All screwed. At least with Obama, we'll get a kiss first.

Lezlie
L, that's why I voted for him. I liked Seer's take on the two men, too.
Sorry about the comments- having issues posting so I redid it, thus getting two down there.

I'll quit while I'm ahead.
Heh. Well, in response to your "sentence" I can only respond with a "sentence" that seems to fit perfectly...

“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. ”
― Joseph Goebbels


BTW, I voted for Jill Stein because "the lesser of two evils is STILL evil". I refuse to support evil or to be blamed for the consequences of the people who do support it.
As the comments here and elsewhere attest, we can add a new bumpersnicker as a companion to "Lord Save Me From Your Followers". To wit: "Lord Save Me From The Liberals".
I apologize for not commenting up to now. For the first time, OS has not e-mailed me about comments received. I'm up to something like 30 and I've received Zero e-mails.

However, I double posted over at Our Salon. There I have gotten far fewer comments, but I'm being notified of those. Skypixieo has double posted his initial comment there and I've answered it, plus we've each answered each other since. The conversation over there has as such gotten more detailed.

I don't know if my problem is exclusive to me or if it's just OS in general. I'm also not being e-mailed about PM's. I also notice that because of posting times, there are an awful lot of duplicate comments here, which I think is what happens when you try to comment, don't see it post, so we hit Post again.

So, in the interests of having a more detailed conversation and skipping some of the multiple technical glitches we're encountering this morning, I'd suggest taking this to the other site:

http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/one-sentence-monday-tuesday-depending-on-your-time-zone?

There, if you say something, I'll at least know you did.

Thank you
Great. (1 word comment Tuesday)