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 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. 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 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 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 to 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.”
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!