Skip to comments.America’s Left and the Art of Class Warfare
Posted on 04/23/2011 9:29:30 PM PDT by TheConservativeCitizen
NOBODY DOES IT BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO DIVIDING AMERICA
The Rat has written recently of the lefts ongoing effort to indoctrinate the youth of America. While its a noble effort to be sure, its effectiveness pales in comparison to that of the other two strategies in the liberals three-pronged attack on America: Class warfare and a co-opted press.
Liberal Americans particularly their political leaders and sock puppets in the media - have taken class warfare to a level previously unseen by mankind. While we may be tempted to simply dismiss these people as sniveling sore losers who whine and lash out whenever they dont get their way, (although that does about sum it up) a closer look reveals the genius that is the tormented mind of the left-wing loon.
Yes folks, liberals have turned class warfare in America into an art form that requires a disciplined set of skills that only they have been able to master. There are basic concepts that every liberal must learn, and hone to perfection if he or she is to become a master in the craft of pitting one group of Americans against another. When its executed flawlessly, its an awe-inspiring sight to behold.
Although the Rat cant carry a liberal wing-nuts class-warfare jockstrap, he can provide a Cliff Notes overview of the six steps of the process youll need to master to be effective:
Step 1: Identify the class(es) you plan to represent.
This doesnt mean that you actually have to care about these people in the least, understand their needs, or share their values. Hell, you dont even have to want for yourself those things you pretend to want for them. Youll find that the less informed your class(es) is (are), the easier it will be to sell them your line of crap. Its also very effective to choose groups that conservatives must be careful not to offend, such as blacks, Hispanics, gays, and other minorities. The more of these minorities you can pretend to care about at one time, the more effective youll be.
Step 2: Identify the person, people, group(s) or thing(s) you plan to turn your class(es) against.
The best target of course, is someone or something that the class youre patronizing already hates. If in doubt, rich people, Christians, corporations and the Republican Party will usually work just fine. Its extra effective if you accuse one of these groups of unfairly (illegally is even better) supporting the other, such as Republican lawmakers shilling for large corporations or looking out for the interests of their rich friends at the expense of your class(es). Of course, you can attack Christianity in and of itself -just because its there. For extra effect, accuse it of bigotry against the real peaceful religions of the world.
Step 3: Develop easy-to-remember buzz phrases that even stupid people can misunderstand and memorize.
This step is a basic tenet of class warfare. Think about it: When members of your class(es) are attempting to memorize your talking points, it helps if theyre short and simple. Short phrases work better on hateful signs too. Compound buzz phrases, which incorporate two or more people or concepts are always the most effective. Bushs tax cuts for the rich is a perfect example; we have Bush and the rich, who everyone already hates, coupled with tax cuts for someone other that the people youre lying to. Practice creating some pathetic buzz phrases of your own.
Step 4: Pretend that the other class is attacking you, your chosen class(es) or something your class has or wants.
This is an extremely important step, particularly when youve bet your ass on something that didnt work, and you desperately need to find someone else to blame it on. (Obamas stimulus plan for example) As is the case with compound buzz phrases, its best if you can incorporate several people and or issues into your message. Its very effective if you can identify the thing(s) that the evil class wants to take away from the class(es) youre patronizing. (Social Security, or free healthcare as an example.) Its even more effective if you can accuse the other side of racism when they say anything negative about your leader or his socialist programs. (It doesnt matter that racism is not behind what is being said, your lapdogs in the media will have your back and theyll accuse the guilty party of racism too.)
Step 5: Make sure your sock puppets in the media parrot your buzz phrases, attack conservatives every chance they get, and distort or outright lie about the facts whenever possible.
This is the easiest step of them all. Not only will the left-wing loons in the mainstream media blindly and belligerently line up like lemmings to support or defend everything you say and stand for, (including your lies and distortions) theyve had decades of practice and theyre good at it. Whether its lying or distorting against your opponents, or for you, these eager beavers are at your beck and call.
Step 6: If you find yourself in trouble, flip-flop on the issue(s) and deny, revise, or justify your previous position(s) by blaming it on George Bush.
Take for example, Obamas original positions on Gitmo, military tribunals, gay marriage, raising the debt ceiling, presidential signage oops, sorry, Rat got lost in the moment. Similar to the strategy utilized in step 2, the most effective method here is to link your original position to someone the class(es) youre manipulating hates more than Satan himself: George Bush. (Although most liberals think theyre one in the same) Tell your group(s) that you only wanted to close Gitmo when it was Bushs decision to leave it open. Or that you were only against presidential signage or raising the debt ceiling when Bush was for it. Your group(s) will buy whatever ridiculous explanation you give them; hook, line, and sinker. Although most members of the OMG will know youre a hypocrite, theyll pretend to buy it too. In fact, theyll actually defend every one of your flip-flops, no matter how blatant and hysterical they may be. Cool, huh?
So there you have it. As Rat said at the top, this is merely an overview of the complex art of left-wing class warfare. He considered the typical these are trained professionals, do not attempt these tricks at home disclaimer, but decided against it. Shouldnt we all be in on the joke?
Didnt Captain Awesome tell us he was going to be the Great Uniter?
Well then what's changed?
Here, take this thread...Make your own case slick.
Both the left and the right fish out of the same waters, and so the Jon Stewart media spew out the language of deceptive 'bait' and the left hauls in their catch. The leadership of the 'right' have deluded themselves into believing they can coexist with the leftist masters.
I made my case. If government enforced immigration law as is its responsibility per the Constitution, then business wouldn’t be cavalier about hiring illegals.
Now it’s your turn to argue against this.
Look closer...They’re all riding in the back of the same limo...Some here just aren’t quite capable of seeing that.
You clearly don't get it. Who do ya think bankrolls the political campaigns? Could it be fat corps and their wealthy business insiders? Ya think fat biz has any desire to see their illegal low wage golden goose killed?
Come on....Good grief!
Most illegals are hired by small and medium sized businesses, not the big corporations. But whatever the case, it’s government’s responsibility to hold the line and enforce the law.
I've been involved with a company where the CEO sits by the pool each day sipping mai ties while throwing temper tantrums. This person is supported by the employees, not their leader. When the few that are left, leave, this person will have to do some actual work, and lacking a college education, and having never learned on account of having been surrounded by yes-men for so long...
That's a rather extreme case.
That said: NO ONE's work is worth billions of dollars, I'm sorry. No one's, period. Pragmatism trumps naive and purist notions of "free market capitalism", which only lead to the same kind of dictatorial hegemony we all (rightly) despise in government.
I'm a capitalist and will go to my grave a conservative, but I'm one with a brain, not a mindless free trader.
Don't accept this! Their talk is cheap. Your work - which produces something that can be felt and touched - that is the real value.
Your situation is an anecdote of all that is wrong in the current American economic situation. Get rid of the damned MBAs altogether and put the sales/BSers in their proper place, in a support role with the producers calling the shots. What a novel concept: the people who do the work being the best compensated.
What isn't immaterial is what the American people think of this. Should we "shush" this astonishing discprenecy between the produces (earn little) and non-producers (who earn obscene incomes for playing golf/lounging at the pool)?
I say, HELL NO! We TRUMPET IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS! I'll be the first out there doing this.
Republicans had better damned well A) identify and B) play upon this populist uprising of rage if they expect to have any chance to unseat the Usurper next year.
And we had best replace our purity caps with the dusty pragmatism caps.
I think you are being a bit slow on this analysis of Pay at the Top of business and average pay @ other levels. In a lot of ways a large Corporate CEO’s job has become much, much more difficult over the last 2-3 decades due to several factors; heavy handed Gov mostly, Global competition, AGW, Geopolitics; Sarbanes Oxley, Global Lobbying, etc, etc. The supply of talent that can actually be successful as large cap public co CEO is very small just like that of a great athlete, think Mike Jordan. Now look at the average job in the US, in manufacturing where the aggregate % labor has been decreasing for 2-3 decades and more skilled mfg pro’s are available the salaries have risen slowly...mostly supply & demand, there’s a lot more.....my point is this disparate salary meme of the lying Class Warrior is much more complex than than the street level Marxist will ever discuss or much less comprehend but it is good TeeVee!
Indoctrinate the youth of America money is evil.Yeah the youth would be glad to turn down a high paying job. /s
You sir are a typical envious class warfare proponent. Why do you care how much anyone (other than you) makes or what their lifestyle is? It can only be jealousy. There are lots of people who make or have lots of money, so what? If you work in a company where the CEO makes lots of money I would remind you that you took the job they offered you at the salary they offered. You can quit. You can buy up stock and vote the CEO out or vote for a lower salary. But to suggest that there is some magic formula about how much a CEO can make is just irrational.
“taken class warfare to a level previously unseen by mankind.”
The kulaks who were dragged into the streets and shot by the Leninists and the 10 million who were murdered by Stalin in the Ukraine would disagree.
I’m sure the 4 million killed by Pol Pot would also object to this hyperbolic statement.
I guess that is why the SRM will not ax [THIS WEEK (ABC):] the Rev. Al Sharpton about the two black McD workers who beat up another human being.
I am compelled to write about your subliminal envy. It is my experience and education that whatever someones earn is none of my business. As a matter of fact, I am happy that a CEO is able to earn copious amounts of money. Why is that? Because I view money as a yardstick as to who is serving the most or who is enriching the most people.
In a capitalist and free society, money is a medium of exchange between people for goods and services produced. It is all volunteer. No one is forced to give their money to a CEO.
Lets take a pop culture argument about professional athletes. Some argue that its a sin that athletes make alot more than teachers. I do not have a moral judgement towards fans that voluntarily exchange their money to watch a game. The fans pay the sports pro. No one is forcing anyone to become a teacher and likewise, no one is forcing the fans to hand over their money to a sports pro.
Finally, you ought to consider reading books such as Basic Economics by Dr. Thomas Sowell.
You're not one of these lazy, non-producer leeches are you?
Thanks for your basic common sense input here.
Those that see absolutely problem with CEO’s salaries skyrocketing into multiple millions, while regular employees twist in the wind with same stagnate wages, are not the types of people I’d hang out with...lol
I got chased down for a mile and a half for rolling a stop in my neighborhood. The department of revenue police slapped a 105.00 dollar ticket on me.
Rush Limbaugh economics get you to about a high school-level understanding.
If conservatives/Republicans continue to play blind, whistling past the proverbial graveyard saying, “I don’t see a problem...” I fear the specter of our own political graveyard in 2012. :(
Some of the comments here were just over the top, with people literally sticking their heads in the sand, as if this is all perfectly acceptable.