There is a great right-wing Republican conspiracy to rewrite history, And there is a Democratic Party conspiracy to rewrite history. All of this is to misinform us, to divide the 99 percent, making it easier to financially rape us on behalf of the 1 percent.
The first duty of each major political party is to listen to their respective voter bases and tell them what they want to hear in terms of social issues. The second duty of the respective leadership of each political party is to reach relatively secretly across the aisle to each other, and use the levers of government to financially rape and pillage the 99 percent on behalf of the 1 percent.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive income redistribution scam the political big boys call an international trade agreement is the most recent case in point. The TPP has almost nothing to do with trade.
The leading parasites of the Republican Party want us to believe that fewer governmental regulations and tax cuts for the rich will unleash greater prosperity. And it does, for the rich. The leadership doesn’t want you to know that the big money boys exercise quite a bit of market and political power, and they use this to rape and pillage the rest of us financially.
When this era tax cuts for the rich and fewer regulations began in 1981, the rich went from capturing 8 percent of all the income in the USA to 37 percent today. The US middle class has declined from 61 percent of the population in 1970 to 49 percent today. That’s what occurs when the government redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent. But the Republicans are not alone in causing these numbers. Far from it.
The Democratic Party has a different voter constituency than the Republican Party, such as labor unions. So the Democratic leadership has unleashed a rainstorm of misinformation over the last several years about how technology is destroying jobs, thereby creating a job shortage. Economists have been predicting this result for over two hundred years, and they’re still wrong. What we’ve discovered over those 20 decades is that technology creates more jobs than it destroys, but the leadership doesn’t want us to know this.
Think about how the computer industry displaced the typewriter industry and created tens of millions more jobs than the old industry supported. The same thing is also true of the auto industry transplanting the horse and buggy manufacturers. Notice nobody is suggesting that technology is replacing workers in China, Vietnam or Germany, for that matter. To see how this propaganda works, chech out A Review of Robert Reich’s AfterShock–JohnHively.wordpress.com
The news media always falls in line and prints whatever lies the leadership’s present, depending on the biases of the editors, and their advertisers.
The Dems and their allies point to technology as the primary culprit because the leadership has continuously supported exporting tens of millions of US jobs since Democratic President Bill Clinton caved in to Wall Street and signed NAFTA. Wall Street has since prospered, while main street is eviscerated, along with the American dream.
Like the Republican leadership, the Democratic leadership hide their real motives behind patently false propaganda in order to rape us financially. In the meanwhile, both leadership’s will issue proclamations about wars against women, and wars against Christmas, and rally the base around bathrooms for transgender people or wars against guns.
Don’t fall for this propaganda. Instead of remaining divided on social issues, unite on economic issues, like the Trans Pacific Partnership.