Back to the 1930s

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    There's an old saying popular among liberals and leftists: "Anti-Semitism is the socialism of the stupid." The aphorism attempts to account for the troubling resemblance of the main propaganda line for socialism -- there is a small, infinitely powerful, infinitely wealthy cabal at the center of society that controls the entire economy -- with the other propaganda line that there is a small, infinitely powerful, infinitely wealthy, Jewish cabal at the center of society controlling everything. According to this flippant dismissal, only a stupid person would distort the shining truths of socialism by muddying them with theories about race or religion.
    Somehow it never occurs to liberals that the equation also runs the other way. Socialism is the anti-Semitism of the intelligentsia.
    The political dialogue of the "1 percent versus the 99 percent" that currently consumes the liberal press is beginning to take the aura of the 1930s. That was the era, of course, when the world was divided into the "plutocrats" and "the masses," when the Monopoly board's depiction of "the rich" as a portly, tuxedo-and-top-hat-wearing breed apart was perceived as social reality. It was the 1930s, after all, that gave us Daddy Warbucks, that billionaire-who-could-do-anything, who was, let us not forget, a friend of President Franklin Roosevelt.








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    By comparison, the Occupy-Whatever movement has so far been relatively benign. There is the usual agitprop of trying to provoke the police into overreaction so that the aggressors can celebrate themselves as "victims of the establishment who have unmasked the iron fist of the establishment," etc. etc. (Why is it that every movement that starts out denouncing billionaires ends up fighting $35,000-a-year cops from Queens?)



















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    Strangely when Bush was in office we seldom had this kind of talk. All blame for anything was laid at the president's feet. How many leftists are blaming Obama for any of this?
    He is the most divisive president and the most divisive leadership in history. There is not a Us vs Them, there is only Us.
     
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    Wait until the DNC..
     
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    What a load of right wing TROLLING hooey.

    An old saying?

    Bullshit.

    Must be one of those old sayings that nobody ever said.
     
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    Ah, yes.....those magical-days o' limited governmental-interference!!!

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    Anyone can cut 'n paste WillowTree [​IMG] Not a single word was yours :(

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    Just the way the progressives like it to be...
     

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