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Forum Post: On NPR now

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 21, 2012, 12:25 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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listening to a redneck farmer talk about the government being to big because of people relying on the government and that those people need to learn how to stand on their own feet. Then the journalist asks him about the contradiction between his statement about people standing on their feet and his receipt of government farm subsidies.

Then, an old man says he isn't a fan of Obamacare and that he pays for his healthcare, about this time a female relative speaks up, letting everyone know that she is actually the one on the hook for his healthcare and that she supports Obamacare.



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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 11 years ago

Two words : "False Consciousness" !

Four words : "Turkeys Voting For Xmas" !!

One last word : "Bollocks" !!!

ad iudicium ...

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

I think this is very representative of a transition from people that doggedly follow and act according to social politics, and a new state of mind that is based on checking facts and considering consequence. In each conversation, it is the younger character that points out the contradictions.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 11 years ago

After so many years of devastation in the clutches of the 'Crapitalist (mis)Governance', masses of people are discovering their own power to change the world. The Arab Spring has helped give birth to a global movement of Occupiers that has revived the politics of class struggle and revolution for the 21st century. Instead of the cutbacks, unemployment and repression that our rulers offer us, solidarity in struggle shows that “another world is possible.” This crisis is worldwide.

"Workers of the World Unite ; You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Chains" !!!

per aspera ad astra ...