New Political Classifications

I was contemplating the updating need for new and more accurate political classifications.  They are listed below from the Right Side of the political spectrum progressing to the Left Side.

1. “Controlling Republicans” (Predatory Capitalist inclusive of Conmen, Crooks & Thieves, complemented with Nazi, Klansmen, John Birch Society hatreds, etc.)

A sad evolution from the beginnings of the Republican Party during the time of Abraham Lincoln, where “Man’s inhumanity to Man” of slavery was not to be tolerated, but within 25 years the Party was soon taken over and morphed into the “Economically Enslaving” of the “Working Middle Class” and socially downgrading them to the status of “Working Poor” serfdom.

This is where the Republican President Teddy Roosevelt tried to bring the conscience of what was once the Republican Party in his time.  The corrupt influences were just too strong within the Republican Party by then and just spit the Party allowing the Democrat Woodrow Wilson to claim the Presidency.

The same couscous warning was given by the Republican President and World War II hero, Dwight D. Eisenhower of the extreme influences taking control of his Republican Party after he was to leave office.  Unfortunately, his warnings were not headed and by the turn of the 20th century into the 21st century, the “Ultra Extremism” had taken over by means of propaganda rhetoric and was now mandating policy.

We are all suffering and now less for this fact.

2. “Mindless Republican Enablers” (Those who can easily be misled to support their own social destructive stratification downgrading.  Those believing, UNQUESTIONINGLY, the propagandists’ rhetoric such as presented by the person on criminal trial in England, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Programming and Conservative Talk misleading and I even go so far as to say “Lies,” to give an example.)

This segment who cheered the mantle of “Less Regulations” and supporting “Tax Cuts” to the lowest levels in history foolishly thinking it was going to benefit them.

The accelerated “Tax Write Offs” only enabled the quick write off of investments in foreign countries causing the mass exodus losses in their own “Value Added” manufacturing jobs which then rippled throughout in the loss of business to other segments of the economy.

It was less than 20 years before we first saw the results of “Less Regulations” in the “Savings and Loans Banking” where the tax paying citizens had to bail out the abusive practices when the regulating safeguards were first removed from this “Savings and Loans Banking” segment.  How did they not see it would once again repeat itself in 2000 when even more Banking Regulations were removed on the broader Banking Markets?

This of course is a rhetorical question as we all know they did not even have the thought to consider looking past the mindless “Spoon Feed Rhetoric.”

Those who waved and wore lapel pins of the American Flag, outwardly demonstrating their “Loyalty and Patriotism” litmus test of assimilation to the policies that caused the crushing national debts, crashing the economy to the likes not seen since the abuses that caused the 1930’s Great Depression, and the loss of employment not only for themselves but their children coming out of college with their now massive personal debts funding their own education.

I cannot help but see the lessons from H. G. Wells’s book, “The Time Machine,” where the human race has evolved into two species.  The “Eloi,” a society of small, elegant, childlike, easily misled adults, hampered by their lack of curiosity and non-questioning or critical thinking discipline. (Mindless Republican Enablers)  The other society, the brutish light-fearing, because the light of day scrutiny would expose them for what they really are, “Morlocks,” who feed on the “Eloi.”  (Controlling Republicans)  Their relationship is not one of Lords and Servants, Employer and Employee, but of Livestock and Ranchers, and with no real challenges facing either species. They have both lost the intelligence and character of “Man” at its peak.

Based on the political prominence within the Republican Party today of both “Controlling Republicans” and “Mindless Republican Enablers,” maybe this book has accurately predicted our future as mankind if allowed to continue.

3. Confused and Indecisive Independents (This segment is still somewhat right leaning today, just not fanatical because they can’t really be bothered anymore.)

This group has lost interest and focus due to the over saturation of political corruption on both sides of the extreme political spectrum.  In essence they have just mentally shut down and will only intentionally take notice a few weeks before an election.  This segment is made up of disgruntled “Moderate Democrats and Republicans” along with true “Independent Thinkers” who do not want to be associated with the extreme rhetoric from both sides of the political spectrum.

The political divisions today are as such that this demographic segment is what swings the elections one way or the other.  So in conclusion, our economic futures and the safeguards of our civil liberties are in the hands of the “Confused and Indecisive Independents.”  This is the segment that really needs to be educated to the “Cause and Affects,” of their decisions.  Now being somewhat apathetic, or maybe better stated “Saturatedly Burned Out,” this should be a concern to all of the “Working Middle Class.”

4. Working Middle Class Democrats (Those suffering the most in today’s economic conditions and loss of civil liberties.)

This group is not solely or exclusively made up of those claiming the Democratic Political affiliation, but also clear and critical thinking moderate Republicans and Independents.  This left leaning group really refers to anyone of the financial stratification of the “Working Middle Class.”  All have seen laws that allowed predatory investment groups steal part of their retirement savings, loss of legal means to recoup these losses, loss of medical benefits for their families’, loss of “Equal Pay for Equal Work” laws protecting our wives and daughters from this employment abuse.

They have seen the even more important loss of the once legal RIGHT of “Unionized Voices” providing the collective protection voice from employer’s abuses to their workers.  With the loss of the “Unionized Voices,” the only representational voice to the “Working Middle Class” whether they were unionized or not, only cascades to all “Working Middle Classes” enabling and empowering employment abuses against us all.

Once again today we have seen the return to the callous lack of caring of Mine Workers’ protection causing the malpractice deaths of these workers in this industry.  This is just one example and not only limited to the mining industry.  Exposing workers to hazardous conditions causing illness, and sometimes ultimately death is no long a concern in other industries and some employers because the legal means for being held responsible have been diminished.  The burdens of “Less Regulations” for intentionally polluting, causing the medical burden sickness to the residents of communities in areas they operate, because the anti-polluting laws have been diluted to nothing more than a “Slap on the Wrist.”  The profits to be gained from such practices far exceed the fines and restitutions that would be paid out even if the polluting industries were found guilty of the few laws to be left on the books.

5. And last, but not least: Purged by Republicans of their voting rights “Working Poor.” (The down trodden, the already “Eloi” serfdom classes.  Those whom are targeted to be proactively purged from the voting roles as they are unjustly vilified, demographic targets, as being “Culprits to Voting Fraud,” but more to the truth of NOT likely to cast a supporting vote for  the “Controlling Republicans.”)

As too often seen in history there is always the need to have a group or segment to direct the hatred towards.  Those “Working Poor” whose burden is to accept the assigned blame for the economic conditions and loss of status within society.  They are the fist to loose their much needed employment and the last to be employed when trying to support their families the best they responsibly can.

What comes to mind is the character Rose of Sharon in the book by John Steinbeck, “Grapes of Wrath.”  We can draw so many parallels and examples from this Depression Era novel to today’s economic conditions as they are repeating themselves.

She is the younger sister to the main character, “Tom Joad.”  Rose was recently married to her husband, “Connie Rivers.”  Pregnant with his child and complicated with the loss of their home farm which they all were living on, the only option they had was to move west to California in hopes to find any kind of work as migrant labors.  Even with the worst of living conditions and the cheating of wage payment abuses from the crop owning employers, Rose of Sharon is the one adult who retains a sense of optimism in the future.  She still dreamed of a Middle Class life with her husband and child, but becomes disillusioned and then later paranoid with the reality once her husband abandons her when they reached California.  Connie Rivers tried in vain to do what was right for his family.  He tried to find employment while even trying to improve his educational status condition, but finally just could not cope any  longer with the “Dire Straights” conditions they found themselves and looses the total foresight of any viable, realistic, “HOPE.”

I am sure there are those of the downtrodden “Working Poor” that have progressed can only see the exact same outlook today.  The once “Working Middle Class” though the economic conditions that were of no fault of their own, shoved down to the level of “Working Poor,” now just trying to survive and preserve their families.  This class repression now with the addition of having your voting voice purged from the voting roles so your input will not be heard; is the most egregious, abusive fact, going on today.  An abusive fact that we as a nation did not even consider inflicting to the “Work Poor” during the “Great Depression.”

Summation:

So conclude this posting, I see this is a statement of how cruel we have become as a society and one for my mind cannot comprehend why we as a nation tolerate it.  How did we let it get this far?

For those “Mindless Republican Enablers” who supported the policies of the “Controlling Republicans,” and now finding yourselves as the new “Working Poor” or less than that stratification today, you have no one to blame but yourself.  “You were not Republicans, you were Working Middle Class!!”  The shame is your mindlessness that bought into the rhetoric which enabled and brought down the rest of your fellow “Working Middle Class” citizens in the country with your irresponsible antics.

My message to you today is to remember this and vote to start correcting this error…..that is if you are still on the voting roles!

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17 Responses to “New Political Classifications”

  1. Northwest Ohio Native Says:

    Interestingly, I can’t seem to figure out in which group you would belong. I myself became very close to being an “enabler”, but now they just call me “nuts*.

    * No, really. My Republican family just labels me as nuts when I try to point out the error of their ways. They won’t even discuss any points; I think they already know their positions are indefensible but they choose to remain “enablers” even though they know better.

  2. Stimpson Says:

    In Republican eyes, the Working Poor and the non-working poor are to blame for the country’s economic woes. Along with, of course, those trouble-making unions that try to organize the workers.

    I agree with you that the Repub Enablers who have seen their economic status decline have themselves to blame for said decline.

    Thanks for an entertaining take on U.S. politics!

  3. Dog Gone Says:

    That is a fantastic photo. If it were upated, there would still be long lines of people – men, women and children – in need of food. The number of people who experience real hunger in this country and genuine malnutrition is a sad stain on our nation’s honor. But if it were the GOP handing out the food, they’d be finding a way to do it in exchange for votes. They appear to have lost their moral compass as a party. I keep reading right wingers trying to excuse everything that happens that is bad from the right as the failure of a few individuals to live up to exalted ideals.

    NO. The right wing has become a party of vast corruption that has mastered the art of buying votes through ploughing money into propaganda, aimed at manipulating a bigoted base.

    There are no morals, the conservatives – the majority of them, and I include the Tea Party in the group – are immoral, unethical and unpricipled haters. Those who are not themselves in the 1% are stupid enough to vote against not only their own interests, but the interests of the nation, and the interests of their children and grandchildren. They are a backwards and ignroant lot of haters.

    • J.O.B. Says:

      Dog- I do agree with your first paragraph to an extent. I just wanted to let you know that this already occurs in Chicago with the Democratic party. Free bus rides along with a lunch are offered to get voters to the polls. This happens every election cycle.

      • Engineer Of Knowledge Says:

        Hello J.O.B.!!
        Glad to have you back Dude!! 🙂
        Yea I will admit that abuses CAN and DO happen on both sides of the political spectrum. I am just hoping the political shades that can be noted in the middle balance of the spectrum chooses wisely this election. It is important for the well being for us all of the Working Middle Classes across the country.

        As W.C. Fields stated years ago, “Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.”

        That being said, as I can find fault in all candidates running for all offices, for me this election will be about who will represent and protect our dwindling civil liberty rights, plus the Predatory Capitalist who are decreasing wages, retirement and medical benefits of the Working Middle Class.

        We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate is he? Just as Plato was quoted about 600 B.C. “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” 🙂

        I also want to sincerely pass on that I know exactly what you are going through right now and I will just encourage you to drop me a line, if nothing more than to vent to someone who has been there. We can talk more on a personal level and I promise you that it will help you to deal with the CRAP mentally just by being able to talk about it.

        Also please let your wife, Tammy, to drop me a line too and introduce her.

        Bottom line, I am there for both you and yours and we can always keep in touch for the many years ahead.

  4. Northwest Ohio Native Says:

    “But if it were the GOP handing out the food, they’d be finding a way to do it in exchange for votes.”

    OMG, that is so (unfortunately) true. Most (all?) food banks require some form of religious gesture in return. No, really, they actually do that; ask anyone who participates.

  5. Dog Gone Says:

    Until the outcome of the 2012 election, we won’t know if in fact we do tolerate the un-values of the right. The tea party is dwindling, leaving only a hard core but organized few. Turnouts to the primaries has been pretty much limited to the old white religious right and a few wealthy.

    Ultimately this is a numbers game, and it doesn’t seem to me that the right has been as effective in their purges as they would like.

    Let us dearly hope the occupy movement continues to grow and be active AND POPULAR in advance of the 2012 election to get out the indy and liberal votes!

    And that maybe – just maybe – the mental health provisions in the Obamacare legislation will be accessed by those on the right who consisgtently engage in delusional thinking that causes them to vote against their own interests.

  6. Engineer Of Knowledge Says:

    OH Dog Gone!
    Agreed….Time will tell in the long run. With regards to the Tea Party, I have said often that, “Extremism, no matter left or right, has no longevity and will never last.” Even at its best, the Tea Party was nothing more that a lot of nihilistic and narcissistic hate baiting rhetoric.

    This of course does not mean that they did not do damage to our political process with their targeted purges and it will take time to heal and correct itself back into some form of moderation.

    I too am hoping that the Occupy Movement gets the word out as to what reality has been for too long. I am pleased to see that it is just not a U.S. local thing but a worldwide phenomenon as the Working Middle Class comes to light of the Multi-National Corporations’ abuses around the world.

    A lot will depend on the “Waking Up” of the masses, targeting the “Mindless Republican Enablers’” delusional thinking that causes them to vote against their own interests for so many years.

    We can only try and keep plugging away towards their Political Education so they can make the corrections along the way.

  7. jackjodell53 Says:

    Engineer of Knowledge,
    I have read and re-read this stunningly brilliant summation of how we as a nation have declined into utter cruelty, and I must say I love how you have helped prove your point by weaving in little tidbits of classic novels. You have done so excellently and are to be commended for presenting this well-reasoned piece of truth based on critical thinking. Bravo!

  8. Engineer Of Knowledge Says:

    Hello Jack my Brother,
    Thank you for the kind words as you know I respect your input. I am still thinking about a topic to come up with a new post soon.

  9. J.O.B. Says:

    EOK- I think the dwindling of the Tea Party that Dog touched on is a good thing. In my last year of really diving into politics, along with the Constitution, I have come to the conclusion that religion has too much of a part it politics. Of course, that comes from an Agnostic, so I guess my personal nay sayers will always have that to fall back on. One of the biggest is the Homosexual marriage issues that I posted about. Too many people seem to be against it because it’s against God’s will, or whatever. I just don’t see two people who love each other, entering into marriage and having it recognized by the Government, being a bad thing. The TEA Party might have goodness in their hearts. But in my opinion, they are greatly misguided by God’s word.

    • Dog Gone Says:

      JOB, you are kind to the Tea Party, perhaps more than they deserve. While they lip service Freedumb, they want to take it away from too many people for me to credit that there is real goodness in their hearts. If you watch them at rallies, they are angry, and underlying that anger is a lot of hate and rage at changes to the social status quo that puts uppity women and people of color in roles that they were nto allowed by social convention 100 years ago.

      That is about how far back they want to push this country – back into the days of the Scopes trial, Jim Crow, pre 19th Amendment in practical terms when you look at their eagerness to repeal laws protecting equal pay for women, child labor laws, minimum wage laws and of course their union busting. How dare we want a reasonable retirement age – we should work until we die. How dare we want health care at reasonable prices, we should work until we die, and if we get sick that just comes sooner, too bad for us.

      Controlling marriage is a way to control reproduction. I ran the video on my blog of the wife of the drafter of the North Carolina one man one woman definition constitutional amendment having asserted that white people aren’t reproducing enough to keep up with those black and brown people, so we have to make sure they marry an opposite sex partner and have children, even if they are same sexually oriented. They have to just do their part for the white race, gay or straight.

      This is about people who are very nice, except they angriy embrace hateful views that they will force on us with the most harsh and punitive means possible. That is NOT nice and their actions make them not really nice people.

      It makes them scared and angry people who want us all to live like grandma and grandpa, or maybe great grandma and great grandpa.

      They are ignorant and hateful people who are out of touch with reality, including climate science deniers and creationists.

      We have to stop them as gently as possible, as firmly as possible, but bottom line we have to stop them NOW.

  10. J.O.B. Says:

    Dog- I do my best to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I disagree with your statement though, “If you watch them at rallies, they are angry, and underlying that anger is a lot of hate and rage at changes to the social status quo that puts uppity women and people of color in roles that they were nto allowed by social convention 100 years ago.”.

    I have seen a lot of Tea Party rally footage, one thing is missing. The wealthy who do not want their taxes to go up. Most of the people I see are religious, and desperate. Desperate for many different reasons, but desperate none the same. Sometimes that desperation leads to great anger. In my opinion, it all falls back onto religion. I’m sure these people have prayed in their hour of need, and they still need.

    Now I will admit, that their are a great deal of racists that flock to the Tea Party. But as a whole, I think the majority are good people, good desperate people, whose prayers have not yet been answered.

    • Dog Gone Says:

      Yes, but if you look at who they blame for the problems that are at the foundation of WHY they are desperate, they blame what they call socialism, the poor, the people who are living less traditional lives than the traditional 1950’s Leave it to Beaver, June Cleaver in pearls and high heels stay-at-home-mom changes to our nation.

      These are at least some of the same religious righties who buy into the ideas that Haiti had an earthquake because God was mad at them for making a pact with the Devil back during a slave rebellion.

      If you look at who and what they blame for their problems, it is not on the wealth inequality in this country, which has unfairly benefited the wealthy and disadvantaged everyone else. It is not corporate welfare or corporate corruption of big money in government.

      Look to who it is they blame……..and the answer becomes clear.

      It is not the failure of prayer that motivates the Tea Party, it is anger and blame directed at the wrong people. They link their problems to the same causes as their culture wars, and those culture wars are very pointed. That cannot be ignored.

      As a woman, I’m pushing back for those people to see the real cause of their problems — and it isn’t me, it isn’t abortion, it isn’t the lack of guns in this country (hah!), and it sure as hell is not Obama, health care reform or the Obama tax relief efforts. It is not ‘socialism’ – not that most of them have a clue to what socialism really is. It is not a non-existant war on religion, it is not an absence of CHRISTIAN prayer in schools, or a failure to observe the Constitution (except possibly on the part of some of our conservative SCOTUS justices).

      • Northwest Ohio Native Says:

        This one statement about the Bible by a Tea Party member kind of says it all for me:

        “If the King James version was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me!”

  11. Northwest Ohio Native Says:

    There seems to be a difference in definition of austerity and socialism between Europe and the United States. And the fringes at either end of the political spectrum seem to exasperate the problem.

  12. Engineer Of Knowledge Says:

    Hello Dog Gone, J.O.B. and NON,
    First off I want to complement everyone on the way all are treating the others with respect on their views. I personally thank you. Let’s keep this up on the next post.

    These are hard and trying times felt around the world. Individual people are going to react differently to the different levels of the down turn the economy is in and how severely it is affecting them. We are the summation of our own lives experiences and will differ uniquely as we all have not experienced the same lives lessons, and you cannot judge yourself from another person’s perspectives.

    That being said, I cannot sign onto the Tea Party’s or Extreme Right Wing’s agenda on how to react to the situations. I was a young boy visiting my grandparents in West Virginia and I saw first hand the corporate abuses of those who worked and lived in those Company Owned Mining Towns, those who were paid in Company Script and not Federal Reserve Notes. (Real Money) That forced the economically enslaved families to purchase from the Company Store. From this I have a more compassionate and understanding take on how abusive companies can get when left unchecked. It is already happening right now.

    I truly feel the Tea Party is headed to the scary extremes that will truly destroy our country.

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