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Strategy to divide Americans must be overcome (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)
Star Newspapers - Chicago ^ | November 30, 2006 | Paula Morris, guest columnist

Posted on 11/30/2006 7:44:45 AM PST by Chi-townChief

Well, I was expecting some kind of backlash from the conservative arena. But, I am dumbstruck to see what that backlash looks like in The Star.

Conservatives are so afraid of change that they need to push their agenda down our throats even more strongly now that the Democrats have taken control of the House and the Senate. Another column by a conservative?

Fran Eaton is wrong.

This country is not divided 50-50. Right-wingers have been lied to.

There is more likely a 70-30 split, with 30 percent (plus or minus a few percentage points) being conservative. Most of this country wants bold change in one aspect or another. The problem with conservatives is that they mix apples and oranges and don't observe whole systems either locally or across the planet.

Conservatives tend to be "traditionalists," at least regarding personal and family values. Traditionalists want to keep the status quo at all costs because they believe it's safe and comfortable. The Bush administration has done a great "spin" job of convincing conservative/traditionalists that Republicans are all for family values.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Republicans believe in smaller government which actually translates to privatization of everything.

They tend to be "corporatists." These are the unleashed rapists of the worlds resources -- without accountability or conscience. They exploit traditional people, deplete their land, resources, freedoms, and have put the whole world under a burden of debt and modern day slavery.

Corporatists have one agenda -- profit. The mantra is: "Make more and more money, whichever way that needs to be done--just do it." Who cares about the consequences to little peoples' quality of life or to the environment? The CEOs and upper crust get all the cream; the rest of us get debt, lost jobs or low-paying jobs, no health care, no savings and no Social Security for the future.

This double-talk about less government is code for privatization.

Traditionalists tend to think in black and white. If government needs to be small-- then privatization is the only other option.

Corporatization has become the new tyranny. Conservatives are fooled into thinking government control is stifling free enterprise. That's because they can't see the way past "rule" as being authoritarian. Yet, they want "rule of law," which they perceive as having the "authority" to hold all bound by the law.

Government can be a good thing in carrying out the job of regulating an industry for the people, in following a mandate to abstain from censorship and making available a commodity that can be utilized for the benefit of all people. Health care, water, food, energy and free Internet access are examples of things that need to have regulation for the benefit of all -- not privatized for the exploitation by the few.

Free enterprise is not synonymous with corporatism. The Republican Party supports corporatism -- not free enterprise. Here's something to ponder: There are Republicans who are progressive and Democrats who are conservative.

"Values" and beliefs should have nothing to do with politics. The Republican administration, led by Karl Rove, has "spun" these terms into a confusing mix that has divided this country. Rove and his followers don't care about the consequence of that move. They only care about winning the game of staying in power and promoting their neoconservative agenda. That agenda is imperialism with the U.S. as world dictator.

Conservative Republicans voted for conservative Democrats? In a few cases that may have been true. But across the board, Americans voted for change. The Bush administration scared the bejeebies out of the public.

We sat and watched as the United States went backward and threatened to become a fascist government. That means business controlling government.

Conservatives, please open your eyes. Separate the apples and oranges.

We are all for values. We are all for safety and security of our country and our institutions. We are all for keeping our Constitution whole and unadulterated. Traditionalists want to keep things the way they used to be. Progressives are futurists.

Liberals are simply those who view things with an open mind. All of these are "world views," and all of these are "OK." We need all of these elements in a society. Stop letting the pundits, lobbyists, spinners, and corporatists fool us into thinking we are so different. They divide us and keep us bickering and distracted about semantics while they divide the spoils among themselves. Stop being fooled. Abortion and gay rights; these are moral issues that should be interpreted according to one's moral development. These issues should be dealt with privately and in our churches, not in our government.

And, Ms. Eaton, here's something to think about: Thanks to the hard work of feminists before you, you have been given a voice. If it was up to the hard core traditionalist conservatives ... women would be relegated to the back of the church, wearing scarves to cover our heads and being told to shut up.

I'm really tired of the myth and lie that the media is liberal. The media is afraid to be liberal. Every once in a while the media has the courage to actually tell the truth. Then the conservatives start screaming about the liberal media.

The alternative news I read is liberal. And, I read it online. The mainstream media is anything but.

Paula Morris lives in Park Forest.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006elections; gop; lefties; rats
A little fun with semantics from this lefty clown. What she misses is that conservatism=classical liberalism whereas today's liberalism=reactionary liberalism.
1 posted on 11/30/2006 7:44:47 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: AbsoluteJustice; Augie76; Barnacle; BeAllYouCanBe; BillyBoy; Bismarck; bourbon; cfrels; ...

CHICAGOLAND PING


2 posted on 11/30/2006 7:45:26 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief
Is this a High School essay?

A public school teacher?

A prof of "higher education"?

A celeb?
3 posted on 11/30/2006 7:48:48 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Chi-townChief
"Liberals are simply open minded"

Now that is drek, so of the most close minded folks that I have ever met are liberals, there words simply drip vitriolic hatred that would shock the average person.
4 posted on 11/30/2006 7:50:01 AM PST by padre35 (We are surrounded, that simplifies our problem Chesty Puller)
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To: Chi-townChief

Ms. Morris needs to understand that we as
conservative, tend to be more interested
in "separating the rotten apples and oranges"....JJ61


5 posted on 11/30/2006 7:51:23 AM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: roses of sharon
I believe the end got truncated. Paula Morris lives in Park Forest should be Paula Morris lives in Park Forest with her parents. She will graduate from HS in June.
6 posted on 11/30/2006 7:52:18 AM PST by DancesWithBolsheviks (Fatigued with the party always being in my backyard.)
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To: DancesWithBolsheviks

For real? LOL

I knew it!


7 posted on 11/30/2006 7:55:32 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Chi-townChief

Paula Morris is a self-described person with a "socialist perspective" in this letter she wrote to the Socialist Worker:

http://www.socialistworker.org/2003-2/463/463_04_OtherLetters.shtml


8 posted on 11/30/2006 7:56:13 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: roses of sharon

Just spreading rampant rumors:)


9 posted on 11/30/2006 7:56:55 AM PST by DancesWithBolsheviks (Fatigued with the party always being in my backyard.)
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To: DancesWithBolsheviks
Paula Morris cannot not see the forest for the trees.

There has been no one move divisive or derisive in
resent years as the Democrats in search of re-empowerment.

....JJ61
10 posted on 11/30/2006 7:57:00 AM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: Chi-townChief
Paula Morris lives in Park Forest.

and has never been anywhere in her life save standard metropolitan statistical areas and similar resorts.

11 posted on 11/30/2006 7:57:42 AM PST by x_plus_one (Franklin Graham: "Allah is not the God of Moses. Allah had no son")
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To: Chi-townChief
"("Values") and beliefs should have nothing to do with politics." Did this person actually write that?

What's hilarious is the last statement in that paragraph accusses conservatives of wanting a dictatorship - a government where no one is allowed to stand for anything!

12 posted on 11/30/2006 8:03:23 AM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Chi-townChief

"Liberals are simply those who view things with an open mind."

Someone should ask Clarence Thomas or Samuel Alito if they agree with this statement.


13 posted on 11/30/2006 8:07:45 AM PST by blitzgig
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To: Chi-townChief

I used to live in Park Forest. When I would vote in the primaries there would be about 15-20 voting booths for the Democrats with long lines and one booth for Republicans. When I would stroll in and ask for a Republican ballot the judges would all be surprised and laugh that a Republican finally came in. LOL!


14 posted on 11/30/2006 8:14:09 AM PST by mikeandike
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To: mikeandike

I used to live in Chicago Heights aka "da Heights" and Park Forest was certainly LiberalLand, USA even 30-40 years ago.


15 posted on 11/30/2006 8:34:24 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

What an idiot. She's is probably getting worried about a 50-50 split, having realized one side has most of the guns.......


16 posted on 11/30/2006 8:35:21 AM PST by expatpat
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To: mikeandike

Sounds more like Soviet Communism to me because the Marxists used to say a lot of the same stuff. Nothing like the logical fallacy of the "appeal to novelty" to ground your belief system.

The Democratic Party and the Communist Party USA sound more alike every day.

17 posted on 11/30/2006 8:37:18 AM PST by Joseph DeMaistre (There's no such thing as relativism, only dogmatism of a different color)
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To: Chi-townChief

Ping for later


18 posted on 11/30/2006 9:30:02 AM PST by PubliusMM (Just doin' my best to stay free and secure. God Bless our military personnel.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Conservatives want to CHANGE Roe v Wade. Liberals want the status quo.
Conservatives want to CHANGE Public Schools. Liberals want status quo.
Conservatives want to CUT TAXES. Liberals want to RAISE taxes. Both favor CHANGE.
Conservatives want to drill in ANWR. Liberals want status quo.
Conservatives want to CHANGE from Sadam to free elections. Liberals want status quo.


19 posted on 11/30/2006 9:39:38 AM PST by spintreebob (W)
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To: PubliusMM
What newspaper allows a guest columnist to come in and call Republicans "rapists". I am appalled. This is not main stream debate of issues, it is hate filled invective. The only one R's called a rapist I can recall was Clinton, and this only after a woman went on TV to accuse him of it directly.

I'm so steamed by this I need to put some ice on it.

20 posted on 11/30/2006 9:43:54 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Chi-townChief

More unsubstantiated proclamations of dogma from the priesthood of the Church of the Left.

Wonder if she knows that George Soros used to rape entire countries for profit? Doubt she'd care, as she doesn't seem to care about Hollywood lefties that make millions off movies that spew garbage and propaganda to millions of impressionable youngsters.


21 posted on 11/30/2006 10:14:52 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!)
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To: Chi-townChief
We sat and watched as the United States went backward and threatened to become a fascist government. That means business controlling government.

This line cracked me up...if she bothered to look at the definition of fascism, she would see that it describes the Democratic agenda for this country. See below:

a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

22 posted on 11/30/2006 11:02:41 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: Chi-townChief

I don't want, "the rule of law", I want justice.


23 posted on 11/30/2006 11:06:18 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: padre35
"Liberals are simply open minded"

Now that is drek, so of the most close minded folks that I have ever met are liberals, there words simply drip vitriolic hatred that would shock the average person.

My conversations with libs have convinced me that when they say I need to be "open minded" they mean "you might as well believe what I say because I am not going to pay any attention to what you say." Given this definition, she may be right.

24 posted on 11/30/2006 11:16:34 AM PST by etlib (No creature without tentacles has ever developed true intelligence)
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To: Chi-townChief

Problem is that not every conservative feels comfortable with classical liberal ideals. In fact, many that post here in this forum do not: there the same ones who secretly feel that this author is fairly spot on in places. In my opinion, this author is not stupid...I think he wrote this with a purpose in futhering the divide in the GOP between the more libertarian wing and the more paternalistic/morality wing. This is a brilliant play on the Left's part.


25 posted on 11/30/2006 1:05:52 PM PST by LowCountryJoe (I'm a Paleo-liberal: I believe in freedom; am socially independent and a borderline fiscal anarchist)
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To: Chi-townChief
What a liar and hypocrite
26 posted on 11/30/2006 3:52:33 PM PST by virgil
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To: Chi-townChief
Corporatization has become the new tyranny.

I'm not aware of any corporations that have ninja clad agents with three letters on the back of their jackets that will break into my home with flash bangs at 0300 and kill me because I cut a half inch too much metal off the barrel of an old shotgun.

Forgive my language, but what a dumb C U Next Tuesday.

27 posted on 11/30/2006 3:59:24 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Why isn't there an "NRA" for the rest of my rights?)
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To: Chi-townChief
Paula Morris lives in Park Forest.

'nuff said

28 posted on 12/01/2006 11:11:01 AM PST by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: Chi-townChief
used to live in Chicago Heights aka "da Heights" and Park Forest was certainly LiberalLand, USA even 30-40 years ago.

Park Forest my have lost its last conservatives when my family moved out in '58.

29 posted on 12/01/2006 11:14:06 AM PST by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: trisham
Thanks for the link. Socialism is bad enough, but when fully implemented the end points are always gulags/reeducation camps. Deep down, Morris is a stalinist.
30 posted on 12/03/2006 9:10:08 AM PST by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions.)
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To: Chi-townChief

"Liberals are simply those who view things with an open mind."

Yeah I can't help but notice the open minded attitude being demonstrated by liberals on college campuses when conservative speakers are invited to give their point of view !!!


31 posted on 12/03/2006 9:12:43 AM PST by Obie Wan
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To: Chi-townChief
"Progressives" are futurists communists. There. Fixed it.
32 posted on 12/03/2006 9:49:05 AM PST by Noumenon (The Koran is the Mein Kampf of a religion that has always aimed to eliminate the others - O. Fallaci)
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To: Jacquerie
A communist is merely a socialist with your gun. Every one of them deserves to die.
33 posted on 12/03/2006 9:50:34 AM PST by Noumenon (The Koran is the Mein Kampf of a religion that has always aimed to eliminate the others - O. Fallaci)
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To: Noumenon
A communist is merely a socialist with your gun.

Quotable.

34 posted on 12/03/2006 11:24:08 AM PST by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Paula is delusional


35 posted on 12/03/2006 3:21:43 PM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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