Other Side Quote of the Day: “He is destroying our country:@BarackObama has requested to raise our debt limit to over $16.4Trillion by the end of his first term.” – Donald Trump
Quote of the Day: “Hillary Clinton grossly underestimates the intelligence of those who hear her words” – Deroy Murdock
Maybe many years ago I was perchance consuming an adult beverage imaginably prior to the legal age of doing so. Conceivably I was drinking this beer at a public beach and for all one knows two policemen appeared. Perhaps these two policemen did the Good Cop / Bad Cop routine and one perhaps threatened to throw us in jail while the other maybe pretended to be our best friend and perhaps sympathized with twenty year olds drinking beer at a public beach at night. As the case may be the effort was perhaps so amateurish and heavy handed that we underage partiers perhaps simply rolled our eyes but lost our remaining beer – which the policeman perhaps enjoyed later that evening in a public place with their policemen friends.
The Good Cop / Bad Cop routine is probably as old as law enforcement itself.
The Good Cop / Bad Cop routine is also as old as politics as well.
An example of Good Cop/ Bad Cop in politics is the claim that only government can protect us from corporations. Examples such as Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act are held out to the public as the politicians protecting us from the evil Wall Street Banks and the evil health insurance corporations. I am not questioning the evil of some of the people in these industries but the idea that government will protect you from this evil is simply absurd – the government and the corporations are all on the same team. Including Bernie Sanders.
The Dodd-Frank legislation was drafted by CitiGroup, the Wall Street bank. The Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, was drafted by the former Vice President of Lobbying for WellPoint. Understand this – the legislation that the politicians are so adamant in claiming will protect you from Wall Street banks and giant health insurance companies is written by – wait for it – Wall Street banks and giant health insurance companies.
This is nothing more than the Good Cop / Bad Cop routine and at the end of the night – the politicians and corporations will drink your beer with their friends instead of you drinking it with your friends.
It is the same scam written to the tune of trillions of dollars.
How do we end this cycle of abuse and corruption and more importantly – how do we get the general public to quit supporting this government/corporate partnership to rip them off?
First of all – principles. Do you think that legislation, taxation and regulation should create situations where your money or labor is required to go to corporations? No you say? Then do not support it – regardless what politicians, celebrities, and political parties tell you to support it. When you support something that violates your principles due to a politician, celebrity, or political party saying you should support it – that will fall into the general realm of a Cult of Personality. Do not participate in a Cult of Personality. That is bad. I should not have to say ‘that is bad’ but in 2017 – well – it must be pointed out that Cults of Personality are bad.
“But but but – what the other guys want to do is WORSE!” – more Good Cop / Bad Cop. The majority of these politicians profit from the corporations – both parties. “The other guy wants to throw you in jail but I just want to take your beer – see, I am your friend!” Is that about how it works? Exactly how it works in DC.
Have some principles, have some morals, understand the effects of legislation, taxation and regulation and those who profit and gain power from it. Those profits and power are directly at your expense. If a politician, celebrity or political party tells you what legislation, taxation and regulation does – be skeptical. Be very skeptical. Chances are better than 90% that what they are telling you is a lie at least in that they will omit significant truths.
Principles, principles, principles – not Cults of Personality. This is the only answer that will prevent the politicians and corporations from taking your beer.
Other Side Quote of the Day: “I am not going anywhere.” – Hillary Clinton
Quote of the Day: “A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank.” – Ron Paul
“…the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.” – Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)
“THERE ARE NO GOOD #WHITEPEOPLE. THERE ARE ONLY LESS BAD WHITE PEOPLE!!!” – Kevin Allred, Professor, Rutgers University
“Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests.” – David Duke
“In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” – George Wallace
“Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.” – Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights
“White folks was in caves while we was building empires… We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” – Al Sharpton
“I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are the dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every 10 are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.” – Teddy Roosevelt
If you find any of these quotes less than repulsive, I suggest a period of serious introspection.
Racism is racism regardless of the target and the originator.