American Peasantry

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    American Peasantry​



    By Tom Trinko
    December 19, 2012

    For there to be a king there must be peasants. Peasants aren't defined by their wealth but by their belief that others should rule them.

    Generally speaking peasants believe as they do either because they have been taught since birth that the King is better than they are or because without the King they feel they would not survive in a dangerous world. While America was founded by the antithesis of peasants, liberals have been working to reestablish the peasant class because liberals view themselves as the modern nobility; wiser, kinder, more knowing than the folk in flyover country and obligated by their superiority to rule over others. We see this when Obama complains about having to deal with Congress, even a Congress run by his own party, or when Obama says he's envious of how the Chinese leader rules China.

    The DNA of Americans is such that any attempt to produce a peasant class by convincing folks that liberals are superior to the average Joe or Jane is doomed to failure. As a result, liberals have taken the second path -- frighten the people to the extent that they feel the government is the only source of safety. The liberal social experiment began with Obama's icon FDR. Like Obama, FDR inherited a very bad economy, and like Obama FDR made the situation worse through poorly-formulated government plans. But both men realized that the more that people depended on the government for their daily bread, the more power the government could wield.

    A bad economy worked in both FDR and Obama's favor because it put fear into Americans; sufficient fear that they would turn to government largess as a seemingly safe haven in a time of economic despair. Any candidate who tried to point out that welfare only works until you run out of other people's money stands little chance of getting the votes of people convinced that lavish government spending is their only chance to survive.

    The reelection of Obama is not surprising. FDR was reelected even though the U.S. economy didn't recover until, and because of, WWII. Even FDR's support of England -- which was very unpopular in the days before Pearl Harbor -- couldn't get FDR thrown out of office. In the same way, Obama's continued support for the war in Afghanistan and the Gitmo detention facility didn't adversely impact Obama's reelection.

    What kept both men in office was the fear of Americans who believed that without the massive government spending on welfare, jobs programs and so on that Obama and FDR supported, they would starve.


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    Considering what a monster FDR turned out to be, we'd best be vigilant.
     
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    President Obama will be President untill 20Jan17. And then, given what we see the GOP and Conservatives are still saying, there will be another Democratic President.
     
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    You absolutely worship America's aristocracy and it isn't the government. You also call people like me commies for just expecting something to actually trickle down as advertised.
     
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    The only addition that needs mention is that of the progressive movement, of which FDR was a student, which was adopted and employed by that of W Wilson. In a sense, the American populace has replaced monarchy with oligarchy, composed of those liberal progressive indoctrinated chosen few ascending from the ivory towers of academia to government. As I like point out, the failings of the travail of the liberal philosophy are not content but rather implementation and financial model employed to fund such endeavors. Some of the ideas, such as social security, safety nets, a national health plan, are worthy, however the structure requires limits and at the same time greater control and freedom of choice by the beneficiaries. Their concept of a strong centralized government that eclipses the rights and governing responsibilities of the communities, counties, and states detracts from local control and sense of responsibility the citizens are entitled. To many this argument may sound vaguely familiar, read the federalist papers, correspondence between the founding fathers, and you will soon learn why the final constitution and bill of rights established checks and balances for a limited federal government with greater responsibilities and rights in the hands of the states.
     
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    Why should it trickle down for no other reason than that of you wanting it? try earning it!
     
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    Why should prosperity trickle down? It's only been the sole domestic economic policy of the United States for thirty fucking years and the stated rationale behind cutting taxes on the wealthy, that's why. Do you think we have no right to expect a thing for our national generosity to the Chinese job creators?
     
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    Really? Then what WERE all those revolutions in Europe about? Peasants wanting to change masters? What was OUR revolution about?

    What a complete load!
     
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    Every populist revolution in modern times has been "leftist", rightist revolutions are military coups and do not turn out well for regular folks. Conservatives only like their conservative values because they have been around long enough to become traditional, they were once radical concepts and were fought for and died for by populists struggling to wrest power from conservative monarchists loyal to a king. We see a clear parallel these days in how they close ranks around the billionaire aristocracy in our own country as the rest of us fight to regain a little working class economic power.
     
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    Well said. The billionaires want it all. They have a huge grudge and outright hatred for those middle class working americans who are barely making ends meet. They want those people to work longer, harder, and for less. The blantant attack on those who work hard for a living is appalling. Its purely hypocrisy. Those at the top say dont be envious and leave us alone. Those same whiners are after the benefits, pay, and well being of their workers. How did it ever get this way?
     

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