Telltale sign that liberal political "platform" (talking points) are Propaganda is the hypocritical nature of "limousine" liberalism. Conservatism exudes its own share of hypocrisy in the way the "religious right" and "moral majority" are courted, not for actual abolition of abortion or reduction of government size (deficit spending), but for futherance of "free" market free for all, greedy indulgence of all things "Business" and "Economy".
Such hypocrisy illustrates how there is little to no difference between right and left, other than propaganda ploy to concoct constituencies for a superficial show of "democracy" that keeps the people divided and conquered. That way democracy can be "managed" so that no real change is ever effected, only status quo "Business" (Economy, Love of Money) as usual.
See — Taking the Risk Out of Democracy by Alex Carey
The sameness of right and left political parties is evident in how little difference there is in support of both parties for a rapacious, exploitative form of "Economy". But the most obvious indicator of the two-party monoparty is virtual bipartisan complete agreement on Foreign Policy, at least those aspects which sustain and drive Economy.
"Liberal" propaganda puppets tend to have bleeding hearts for the poor and minorities in a show of compassion that they wear on their sleeves, compassion that wears thin when push comes to shove because it's "all hat and no cattle", whereas "conservative" propaganda puppets typically look up to the wealthy as industrious and productive (instead of the idle rich they actually are), and down on the poor of all ethnicities as lazy.
Most liberal party platform "talking points" (Propaganda) such as limousine liberalism and identity politics are nothing new, and can be traced all the way back to the New Left of the 1960s. The principle by which such Propaganda operates is through appeal to emotion. The last thing propagandists want is to appeal to reason, lest such reasoning undermine their manipulation.
Both parties are emotionally charged magnets for zealots striving to uproot all evil — oppression of "minorities" from the left, 'communism' and sexual immorality from the right — blinded by their POV (Point of View) to actually being puppets (useful idiots) propagandized by the political party of their emotional attraction.
It's high time, and well past time, that all Americans recognize the US two-party system for what it is — a smoke screen by which both left and right political parties maintain Liberal Hegemony over the world through the US Military on behalf of Corporate America for benefit of none other than the 1% plutocratic oligarchy, through what in effect is an illusion of two parties, which are in fact a monoparty. It's time to recognize, for what they are, labels other than American and human (Identity Politics) that divide us into constituency for left-wing Liberalism — divisive Propaganda ploy that defuses, siphons political power from the American people, just as right-wing Liberalism (Conservatism) divides us over fear of "Creeping Socialism" (fanatical anti-communism).
Both Propaganda ploys only serve to separate Americans from their Common Cause. Neither US political party is good and the other evil, just as neither economic system (Communism or Capitalism) is good and the other evil. Communism and Capitalism both are forms of materialism, neither of which are godly, both of which are idolatrous by way of Love of Money (power) which elevate material concerns above spiritual ones and glorify violence of war.
The U.S. is forever pointing the finger at murderous totalitarian actions of others in order to demonize Communism and paint itself as The Champion of liberty, freedom, democracy and human rights, a veritable saintly knight in white hat on white horse. However, all the while Uncle Sam has far more blood on his hands than Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong and Kim Il-sung and all other murderous totalitarians combined.
In 1991, legislative work began using taxpayer dollars to build an idol to such US fanatical anti-communism, in which both political parties were complicit. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is a non-profit anti-communist organization, authorized by a unanimous Act of Congress in 1993 for the purpose of “educating Americans about the ideology, history and legacy of communism”. The VOC sponsored the Victims of Communism Memorial (dedicated on June 12, 2007), a recreation of the Goddess of Democracy (sister of Goddess Lady Liberty), which was destroyed by the government of China in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre.
The VOC foundation more recently in June 2022 opened an entire Victims of Communism Museum™ in Washington, D.C, two blocks from the White House. Such official fanatical anti-communism now sanctioned by both political parties and enshrined in the halls of Congress and infrastructure of the nation‘s capitol further shows the monoparty dedication to Liberal Hegemony and the duplicitousness of the USA two-party System
Common Cause, not the political two-party System of Republicans and Democrats, represents the real political issues that should be of concern to all Americans. Established in 1970, Common Cause has had little success in reforming US Government, which gives little cause for hope. More recently, Common Cause lost a lawsuit (Rucho v. Common Cause) that could have been a first step in reform, due to politicization of the Supreme Court. Republican Party justices failed to exercise power to reform, claiming gerrymandering was not an issue on which the Court could rule. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissenting opinion, critical of the majority: “Of all times to abandon the Court's duty to declare the law, this was not the one. The practices challenged in these cases imperil our system of government. Part of the Court's role in that system is to defend its foundations. None is more important than free and fair elections.”
So it appears, Corruption of US Government will continue unabated to the end of time (along with wholesale destruction of Earth and humanity), down the path of Babylon that has been chosen by US power mongers (mammon worshippers). Once again we arrive at the conclusion that our only choice, our only hope is in the Lord of lords and King of kings.
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus, Immanuel, God Who Is With Us
What Happened to the Liberals? Nov 16, 2023
— A New Biography of Frank Church Sheds Light on a Lost Breed of Liberal Crusader Whose Investigation into the Abuses of the Intelligence Agencies Resonates Today
Zeal that desires to uproot all evil is in fact the very worst evil. — St. Joseph of Optina (1837-†1911) The Puritan Origins of American Progressivism — Paul Krause [T]he left-right divide in America is the schizophrenic vision of America rooted in her very foundation: one puritanical and moralist, the other cavalier and individualist. The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. — G K Chesterton 1874-1936, author of Distributism The Complexity of Civility and Citizenship The world is a far more complex thing than modern radicalism, with its naïve contrast of “right” and “left,” has ever dreamed. – Edward Shils, The Virtue of Civility Seeing the Wood for the Trees The ‘salvation’ of the natural environment falls to man. He alone has the power to determine not only his own fate but also that of the natural environment. Far from Christianity being the one that surrenders nature to the arbitrary will and power of humanity, it is the non-Christian view that does this with astounding self-righteousness. — Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou
Albert E. Burke
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
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There’s No McCarthyism Like Liberal McCarthyism | Top Secret Umbra
Washington Consensus | Wikipedia
Democratic Consultants Want To Keep Electric Bills High
— “As voters in Maine decide whether to buy the state's electric utilities, Democratic consultants rake in corporate cash while residents face shut-offs.”
Cronies one and all, no difference left or right.
See — Foreign Policy
Half-Way Into His First Term, Joe Biden Has Failed Americans Disastrously as Commander-in-Chief — He has transcended the deadly history of his own party by provoking two nuclear-armed powers at the same time
Limousine liberal | Wikipedia
Love Me I'm A Liberal — Phil OchsPhil Ochs — Love Me I'm A Liberal | YouTube — Lyrics Love Me, I'm a Liberal | Wikipedia In every American community there are varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals. An outspoken group on many subjects, ten degrees to the left of center in good times, ten degrees to the right of center if it affects them personally. Here, then, is a lesson in safe logic.
Labor movement | Wikipedia
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New Left | Wikipedia
— Democratic party abandoned the Labor Movement in favor of minority grievance studies identity politics, and with Clinton started acting "business friendly" in line with and no differently than Republicans.
See — Washington Consensus
When Liberals Lost Their Connection To The Working Class - David Hoffman | YouTube
Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class | Google Books
— "Last Days of the Working Class" thanks to the New Left who abandoned the Labor Movement in favor of minority grievance studies identity politics, and "business friendly" international trade priorities and labour "outsourcing" in lockstep with the Republican Party.
Advantage of this abandoment of the working class was taken by Donald Trump and is key to his rise to power, in much the same way that communists took advantage of the abandoment of the 3rd world poor by capitalist “investors”.
See — Albert E. Burke
Stayin' Alive — Bee Gees | YouTube
Bill Clinton | Wikipedia
The Clinton Vision: Update 1994 — Noam Chomsky
There is Absolutely No Reason in the World to Believe That Bill Clinton Is a CIA Asset—Except for All the Evidence
WARMONGER: How Clinton’s Malign Foreign Policy Launched the US Trajectory from Bush II to Biden
Barack Obama | Wikipedia
— TARP full support of initial Bush measures even before Obama's election, bailout of financial industry greed that crashed the economy, ramp up of drone strikes (most ever) after facetiously promising to withdraw troops
See — Washington Consensus
Meet The New Boss (Obama) - Same As The Old Boss (Bush)
Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) | History.com
Obama’s Final Drone Strike Data | CFR
Drones may predate Obama, but his resolute use of them is unmatched
A Company Family: The Untold History of Obama and the CIA
The Syria Deception: The Public Has Been Hoodwinked Yet Again into Supporting a Criminal War of Aggression—and One That Has Been Effectively Lost
More Skeletons in Obama’s Closet: Mass Grave in Lugansk, Ukraine Yields Over 200 Bodies
Effects of NAFTA on Mexico | Wikipedia
NAFTA's 6 Negative Effects
1. U.S. Jobs Were Lost
2. U.S. Wages Were Suppressed
3. Mexico's Farmers Were Put Out of Business
4. Maquiladora Workers Were Exploited
5. Mexico's Environment Deteriorated
6. NAFTA Called for Free U.S. Access for Mexican Trucks
Did NAFTA Help Mexico?: An Update After 23 Years
“While some of the policy changes were undoubtedly necessary and/or positive, the end result has been decades of economic failure by almost any economic or social indicator. This is true whether we compare Mexico to its developmentalist past, or even if the comparison is to the rest of Latin America since NAFTA.”
NAFTA’s Legacy for Mexico: Economic Displacement, Lower Wages for Most, Increased Migration
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