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The culture wars will never end, and neither will fake culture wars

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The right-wing will never stop generating culture war issues, because without it, there is literally nothing in the movement except tax cuts for the wealthy. Nothing. The right can't win elections without them.

If every single culture war issue were addressed today, the right-wing would generate new ones the next day. It would not stop with abortion bans, LGBTQ discrimination, or removing affirmative action. Every single right-winger knows this.


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Conservatives by definition want to maintain the status quo, because the status quo is racist, homophobic, and religiously bigoted- and they feel this keeps them at the top of the food chain in American society.

But like the rest of their policy positions, from Covid and climate change to foreign policy, it’s short sighted thinking which does not think about how sticking with the status quo will impact them in the long-term. The GOP should more accurately be called the myopic party.
 

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Right Wing is nothing but "Confederate Segregationist".... It has never been anything more than that.

The Wealthy have used LOBBYIST GROUPING THEY CALL "Modern Day Republican Political Party", which is the: Anti-Tax, Anti-Regulation, Anti- Democracy, Anti-Racial Equality, Anti-Gender Equality and Anti-Preamble of The Constitution.

The creation of Political Party was created and crafted by "The Wealthy" to DIVIDE the wealthy from the working class, and people are blind to that fact, because of the Racism that the wealthy embraced based on the History of Slavery that exist even before America gained its Independence.

The Lobbyist Groups known as Political Party grew from the Ideology of Pro Slavery and Anti Slavery mentality and the mentality to seperate the Poor White from The Well to Do Whites, and because the poor whites were uneducated they were easily used by the wealthy to back the agenda of the wealthy. They suckered in the working poor by a claim of Fiscal Conservatism, which basically only wanted Tax Money to be spent on what the Wealthy Wanted!!! The Wealthy controlled the jobs, and if Poor whites did not vote the way the wealthy wanted, they could kiss their jobs good bye.
Today, they groups them together under the word "gerrymandering' and these people submit to it even still, after 100's of years and still can't and don't think deep enough to know it, because they have been made slaves to Racism.

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Conservatives by definition want to maintain the status quo,

By that definition, progressives are extremely conservative. It is progressives who still support the centuries old Prussian model of education, despite its monumental failure. It is progressives who still support the completely obsolete and archaic Post Office, where government drones drive around burning gasoline to put junk mail into mailboxes. It is progressives who still support labor unions, even though the American people have rejected unions, and membership is at an all time low of 10% of the workforce.

Progressives even apply conservatism to science. Whereas anyone with half a brain understands that the body of scientific knowledge is constantly changing, progressives mouth vapid statements such as "the science is settled", when it comes to their pet issues.
 

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The right-wing will never stop generating culture war issues, because without it, there is literally nothing in the movement except tax cuts for the wealthy. Nothing. The right can't win elections without them.

If every single culture war issue were addressed today, the right-wing would generate new ones the next day. It would not stop with abortion bans, LGBTQ discrimination, or removing affirmative action. Every single right-winger knows this.


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Absolute proof, in writing, that the whole thing is manufactured bullshit.

The resident conservatives are notably absent from the thres.
 

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The other day I asked republicans on here two questions.

If you are a republican, you are proud of your party because?

What was the last piece of legislation that the gop passed that helped most americans?

Crickets from the right because their agenda is, we hate dems, must own the libs.
 

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Whats even more said is fake drummed up culture wars are arguable the thing that holds this country back the most and we see that reality when in specific cases we see ourselves behind the times on certain issues compared to other countries that never had that particular culture war or realized it was stupid and anti-productive
 

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Progressives even apply conservatism to science. Whereas anyone with half a brain understands that the body of scientific knowledge is constantly changing, progressives mouth vapid statements such as "the science is settled", when it comes to their pet issues.

Haha. "Settled science" just means the overwhelming majority of the experts working in that field agree to it- nothing more, nothing less.

Sorry conservatives. Evolutionary biology and climate change science are settled science, no matter how much you try to gaslight.
 
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The right-wing will never stop generating culture war issues, because without it, there is literally nothing in the movement except tax cuts for the wealthy. Nothing. The right can't win elections without them.

If every single culture war issue were addressed today, the right-wing would generate new ones the next day. It would not stop with abortion bans, LGBTQ discrimination, or removing affirmative action. Every single right-winger knows this.


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Yup, they are tools (literally and figuratively) for the wealthy. they are not good people at all no matter what they try to tell themselves, they are selfish, empathy lacking, racist assholes that think their tiny worldview represents all of reality and government should only give them rights and not people not like them
 

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Haha. "Settled science" just means the overwhelming majority of the experts

Science isn't subject to majoritarianism.

working in that field agree to it- nothing more, nothing less.

It does mean more to progressives, since they use the term to silence opposition.

Sorry conservatives. Evolutionary biology and climate change science are settled science, no matter how much you try to gaslight.

Aren't progressives the same group who claim women can have penises and men can give birth? Who think nuclear power is extremely dangerous and that there is no solution for dealing the waste? Who refuse to believe IQ is mostly hereditary? Who believe that genetic engineering should not be used in food production? Who can't understand why a price floor on wages makes people with low skills and little work experience worse off?

Say what you will about conservatives, but progressives are no better and arguably worse.
 

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Science isn't subject to majoritarianism.

Sure it is. What established science do you know where the vast majority of the experts working in that field disagree to it?
Aren't progressives the same group who claim women can have penises and men can give birth?

They also believe people with big noses can have small ones- or vice versa; women with big boobs can have small ones- or vice versa; fat people can get skinny; people can get rid of warts they don't want; and bald men can grow hair again- or people with hair in places they don't want can get rid of it. We mess with nature like that all the time. It's called cosmetic surgery, and it's pretty common. Not sure why that's so outrageous.
 

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It's funny, I was considering doing a thread discussing this more generally - that what political interests would like to do is create a 'brand' that gets people loyal to it, so that they support what it supports without asking questions about the policies. So a word like 'conservative' works for that, and all people need be told with the conditioning they've received is 'liberals are for this' for them to be violently against it.

Then you can take an issue like 'inheritance tax' and just indicate that being against it is the conservative position and people will be against it, rather than looking at the merits. And so they spend a HUGE amount to build that 'brand' power, just as Pepsi and Coke do but more more intensely. Coke and Pepsi don't have a top national cable channel dedicated to indoctrinating people to drink their beverage 24x7.
 

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It's funny, I was considering doing a thread discussing this more generally - that what political interests would like to do is create a 'brand' that gets people loyal to it, so that they support what it supports without asking questions about the policies. So a word like 'conservative' works for that, and all people need be told with the conditioning they've received is 'liberals are for this' for them to be violently against it.

Then you can take an issue like 'inheritance tax' and just indicate that being against it is the conservative position and people will be against it, rather than looking at the merits. And so they spend a HUGE amount to build that 'brand' power, just as Pepsi and Coke do but more more intensely. Coke and Pepsi don't have a top national cable channel dedicated to indoctrinating people to drink their beverage 24x7.

One thing you have to hand to conservatives: they are absolute experts at public messaging, propaganda, and demagoguery. They know how to play on people's paranoias, ignorance, and misunderstandings, using popular slogans and jingoism to advance the interests of their sponsors.

Conversely, liberals suck at messaging. "Defund the police"? Bernie continuing to call himself "socialist"? Seriously? I know the sentiment behind those things, but man the messaging sucks. Bernie needs to sit behind a pickup truck with a shotgun in hand and tell people he wants to protect the every day American against big corporations, because that's really what he wants. But instead he keeps calling himself "socialist" and then expects to get stuff done. Ridiculous. Of course the Koch brothers are going to win that war.
 
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One thing you have to hand to conservatives: they are absolute experts at public messaging, propaganda, and demagoguery. They know how to play on people's paranoias, ignorance, and misunderstandings, using slogans, and jingoism to advance the interests of their sponsors.

In contrast, liberals suck at messaging. "Defund the police"? Bernie continuing to call himself "socialist"? Seriously? I know the sentiment behind those things, but man the messaging sucks. Bernie needs to sit behind a pickup truck with a shotgun in hand and tell people he wants to protect the every day American against big corporations, because that's really what he wants. But instead he keeps calling himself "socialist" and then expects to get stuff done. Ridiculous. Of course the Koch brothers are going to win that war.
Not 'conservatives' - the political consulting industry who are mercenaries for the special interests who use the brand 'conservative'. Being surprised they're good at propaganda is like being surprised Coke is good at making their soft drink look enjoyable to drink. They're a weapon to create political loyalty. They're about as concerned with the harm caused as Coke is with diabetes.

I think Bernie could have done better on that, but that comment wasn't quite fair. Bernie says he's not a "socialist", but a "Democratic Socialist"; his doing that did more to help people discuss the topic instead of just demonize it than probably anyone in American history; and he got a more positive reaction from young people. More generally, Democrats are almost like comparing the local lemonade stand to Coca-Cola.

Or, perhaps, let's compare the 'messaging' of water and Coke.

Water: essentially free, enjoyable, very healthy. But where's the marketing? Instead Coke has thousands of displays of their logo, and carefully designed commercials that get people to think, instead of free, healthy water, I'll spend money on an unhealthy Coke. How many McDonalds meals are ordered with a free water and how many with a Coke product?

How HATED was billionaire Michael Bloomberg for trying to help public health a little limiting huge sizes of soft drinks at convenience stores? It became a defining issue of freedom in America for millions to oppose him.

Were those people thankful for his concern for them or were they loyal to the huge soft drinks? There are billions to be made from soft drinks, not tap water; there are billions to be made from HARMFUL public policies, like polluting and overpriced drugs, not good public policies like 'healthcare for all' and 'protecting the environment, analogous to tap water'. So the side with billions spent selling it, persuades a lot of people.
 
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Not 'conservatives' - the political consulting industry who are mercenaries for the special interests who use the brand 'conservative'. Being surprised they're good at propaganda is like being surprised Coke is good at making their soft drink look enjoyable to drink. They're a weapon to create political loyalty. They're about as concerned with the harm caused as Coke is with diabetes.

I think Bernie could have done better on that, but that comment wasn't quite fair. Bernie says he's not a "socialist", but a "Democratic Socialist"; his doing that did more to help people discuss the topic instead of just demonize it than probably anyone in American history; and he got a more positive reaction from young people. More generally, Democrats are almost like comparing the local lemonade stand to Coca-Cola.

Or, perhaps, let's compare the 'messaging' of water and Coke.

Water: essentially free, enjoyable, very healthy. But where's the marketing? Instead Coke has thousands of displays of their logo, and carefully designed commercials that get people to think, instead of free, healthy water, I'll spend money on an unhealthy Coke. How many McDonalds meals are ordered with a free water and how many with a Coke product?

Bernie really expects Billy Joe Bob in Tennessee to know the difference between "socialist" and "democratic socialist"? Come on. Bernie really needs to hire a better PR firm.
 

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Bernie really expects Billy Joe Bob in Tennessee to know the difference between "socialist" and "democratic socialist"? Come on. Bernie really needs to hire a better PR firm.
I added a bit more to that post if you can re-read it. Yes, I already agreed Bernie could have done better, but I make the criticism more accurate.
 

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Uh, HELLO? "Both sides" love the culture wars. 'Liberals and progressives' are the ones who start most of them (often for good reasons).

The majority of people here are bickering about culture war issues. And they try to plow progressive principles under.
 

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Uh, HELLO? "Both sides" love the culture wars. 'Liberals and progressives' are the ones who start most of them (often for good reasons).

The majority of people here are bickering about culture war issues. And they try to plow progressive principles under.
Not really. Yes, the left cares about issues in the 'culture wars' sometimes, things like 'the n-word is wrong to use'; but it's the right-wing propaganda industry who USES the issues as a 'culture war' they create for manipulating people and building political loyalties to corrupt interests.

The left does some of that, but not nearly in the 'industrial strength propaganda' manner the right does. The left might march for 'BLM' because they care about the issue; it's the right that pounds thousands of messages about 'CRT' funded by corrupt interests. There's a difference.
 

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Right Wing is nothing but "Confederate Segregationist".... It has never been anything more than that.

The Wealthy have used LOBBYIST GROUPING THEY CALL "Modern Day Republican Political Party", which is the: Anti-Tax, Anti-Regulation, Anti- Democracy, Anti-Racial Equality, Anti-Gender Equality and Anti-Preamble of The Constitution.

The creation of Political Party was created and crafted by "The Wealthy" to DIVIDE the wealthy from the working class, and people are blind to that fact, because of the Racism that the wealthy embraced based on the History of Slavery that exist even before America gained its Independence.

The Lobbyist Groups known as Political Party grew from the Ideology of Pro Slavery and Anti Slavery mentality and the mentality to seperate the Poor White from The Well to Do Whites, and because the poor whites were uneducated they were easily used by the wealthy to back the agenda of the wealthy. They suckered in the working poor by a claim of Fiscal Conservatism, which basically only wanted Tax Money to be spent on what the Wealthy Wanted!!! The Wealthy controlled the jobs, and if Poor whites did not vote the way the wealthy wanted, they could kiss their jobs good bye.
Today, they groups them together under the word "gerrymandering' and these people submit to it even still, after 100's of years and still can't and don't think deep enough to know it, because they have been made slaves to Racism.

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Many a conservative has uttered the words 'Democrat plantation.' The above shows the Republican Plantation.

There's also a 'Democratic Plantation,' but it's not the one that conservatives describe (Black people voting for Democrats). It's pretty much the same plantation, it just has a different menu and is in a different neighborhood.

The real plantation is the whole world, Earth, and the US government (USG) wants to be the biggest controller. How so? Let's start with what I think are The Big Two: Wall Street and the Pentagon (Department of "Defense," wink wink).

Do I need to say more to convince anyone?
 

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Not really. Yes, the left cares about issues in the 'culture wars' sometimes, things like 'the n-word is wrong to use'; but it's the right-wing propaganda industry who USES the issues as a 'culture war' they create for manipulating people and building political loyalties to corrupt interests.

The left does some of that, but not nearly in the 'industrial strength propaganda' manner the right does. The left might march for 'BLM' because they care about the issue; it's the right that pounds thousands of messages about 'CRT' funded by corrupt interests. There's a difference.

I don't really disagree. But see #20 and note the huge differences between corporate Democrats (Senator Pelosi, for example) and actually progressive Democrats (mostly, if not all, NOT in the Senate). I saw this the other day, and it's making a LOT more sense:

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is composed of nearly 100 progressive members -- 97 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. Senator.

And who is that ONE supposedly progressive US senator? I'm going to guess that it's Bernie.
 

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I don't really disagree. But see #20 and note the huge differences between corporate Democrats (Senator Pelosi, for example) and actually progressive Democrats (mostly, if not all, NOT in the Senate). I saw this the other day, and it's making a LOT more sense:

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is composed of nearly 100 progressive members -- 97 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. Senator.

And who is that ONE supposedly progressive US senator? I'm going to guess that it's Bernie.

There's a big difference between the non-progressive Democrats and the progressive Democrats, but a much, much bigger difference between all the Democrats and the Republicans. There are progressives in the Senate, but the Congressional Progressive Caucus is a House Caucus; Bernie co-created it when he was in the House, so ya, he's remained a member as a Senator.
 

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There's a big difference between the non-progressive Democrats and the progressive Democrats, but a much, much bigger difference between all the Democrats and the Republicans. There are progressives in the Senate, but the Congressional Progressive Caucus is a House Caucus; Bernie co-created it when he was in the House, so ya, he's remained a member as a Senator.

Why do you even bother with Republicans? Let the GOP go. Let it die in pieces.
 

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Why do you even bother with Republicans? Let the GOP go. Let it die in pieces.
Because they're still - inexplicably - one of two major political forces, and able to block most government actions. They have a lot of power and need to be dealt with.
 

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Because they're still - inexplicably - one of two major political forces, and able to block most government actions. They have a lot of power and need to be dealt with.

Of course they do, but we'll do much better supporting the progressives truly progressive policies than fighting the Republicans because fighting the Republicans is like arguing with trolls- that's what they want!
 
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