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Forum Post: Political Prejudice

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 28, 2011, 1:09 p.m. EST by Houdini1205 (0)
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Labels, labels, labels, labels, labels!

Left, right, democrat, republican, liberal, conservative, donkey, elephant, blah, blah and blah! What a colossal waste of everybody’s time!

Nothing but a disgusting and manipulative separation of the American society solely for the disgusting greed and benefit of the members of these political parties, their end-goal is to pathetically reduce the unique thoughts of over three hundred million Americans into one of only two categories, defined of course, by the parties themselves. Just how insulting is it to humanity that this is their overt plan? And furthermore, just how insulting is it to our unique individualities that we as Americans have fallen for it!

Nowhere, I repeat nowhere in the American Constitution is the word “Party” even mentioned. Yet these people have us all believing that the parties are actually an important and legitimate necessity of our democracy. Allowing our parties to self-brand the American government as only a two party system, we’ve falsely been led to believe that this is the way that it should be and that one of the two parties inevitably has the right answers.

Well if the above is true, how do we find ourselves in the current financial crisis that we now face? An enormous debt problem that has been escalating since the early eighties, each party has had hundreds of opportunities to solve this problem. But instead, they were too busy raising money for their next campaign and all the while were blaming the other party for everything that was either going wrong or not getting done. Never accepting responsibility for anything that goes wrong, these gutless, sub-human politicians have led America to the brink of financial collapse, yet religiously pontificate that at every turn that they’re philosophies were actually the correct ones.

And whatever you do, don’t ever disagree with either one of the parties, because publically, they’ll viciously attack you, your family, your friends and most of all, your thoughts. If you disagree with anything that they believe, their propaganda machine will immediately begin labeling your thoughts as inferior. Just listen to any of the pathetically biased political talk shows and count the hundreds of times different labels are invoked. This repulsive “Political Prejudice” is horrifying and possibly the worst type of prejudice! This is because in this accepted mockery of another human being, we attack and label them for their individual thoughts and verbally abuse them for not towing a party line. How can this vulgar labeling and name-calling be productive or positive in any way? Furthermore, what type of example does this set for our children?

And if you think that the term “political prejudice” is maybe a little too strong for this specific argument, well let me give you one example and then I’ll let you decide for yourself. Imagine for a moment that the public results of any vote in the Congress or Senate were reported using the following labels for the Representatives; Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, Males, Females, Straights, Gays, etc. There would be a public outrage if the votes were tallied and reported this way. Yet, somehow, using the names of the parties to report the vote is perfectly acceptable. Again, it is absolutely no different, because separation and labeling for the sole purpose of classification is always prejudice!

But the political prejudice of our parties goes much further than that. Even in the seating charts of the Congress and Senate, our elected officials are seated by party. No wonder they can’t get along, there’s a physical adversarial relationship built in from the second that they step into their collective offices. Again, imagine if representatives were seated by skin color or age, or sex, there would be a public outcry!

This clandestine prejudice that has cleverly snuck into all of our lives has also allowed the parties to quietly take control of the very laws that get them elected. As an example, the parties dictate the rigged election laws and campaign funding rules so that their incumbents win 90% of elections. How fair is that? In a fair contest dictated by the laws of statistics shouldn’t they only win 50% of the time? The scientific answer is yes, but the rigged answer is no. But again, we as Americans have learned to tolerate this outrageous unfairness.

Or why do the parties refuse to allow elections to be held on the weekend, when most people can vote because they’re not working. Doesn’t a properly functioning democracy want as many people voting as possible? The correct answer is yes, but this terrifies the parties because the more people that vote the less and less control they have over the outcome. They’ll never allow that to happen!

And heaven forbid that an independent or third party candidate decides to legally invoke their rights to run for office. For in a vibrant and healthy democracy, shouldn’t as many people as possible be welcomed into the election process? But no, those people immediately get smeared and vilified simultaneously by both parties as they outrageously brainwash the public with playbook sound bites manipulatively telling them, “That a third party candidate can never win or is nothing but a spoiler.” Isn’t it odd, that it’s only on this specific issue and on this issue alone, that both parties completely agree? Hmmmm, I wonder if that’s because any third party candidate is an inherent danger to both of them.

My personal favorite example of party control that’s been secretly snuck right underneath our noses occurs every election day in the very booths where we place our votes. Did you ever notice that the very first set of levers or buttons is for a “Straight Party” vote.” How outrageous is that! Imagine if somebody proposed another lever that was a straight party vote for either men or woman, or people under the age of sixty-five, or people with blue eyes or blond hair. If that was allowed, then Americans would be marching on the Capitol within hours expressing their immense displeasure and unfairness. But somehow, because it’s for “party”, then somehow all is perfectly acceptable!

The simple fact of the matter is that the parties have become so corruptly controlling, that doing what’s right for America instead of doing what’s right for their party is not even a valid choice anymore. So to distract your attention away from their manipulative twisting of our great democracy, they endlessly and viciously attack the other party while disagreeing with their every point and slander and label them at every turn. Political prejudice at its very worst!

But do I blame the parties for all of this reprehensible chaos? No, because instead, I blame each and every one of us for allowing it to get to this point. Because where along the line did we allow the parties to take over our democracy? Where along the line did we forget that it was never set up that way? Where along the line did the Constitution state “We the Parties” instead of “We the people?” And where along the line, are we going to take it all back?



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[-] 2 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

This was true twenty years ago when Ross Perot showed up. OWS re-ignited that desire yet is failing to leverage it. If the 99% was offered the opportunity to unite, as they in fact did in 1774, the growth could be so rapid that OWS could be the pivotal point. Here is the historical precedent:

"The events above noted gave unmistakable evidence of the unity of American sentiment against British oppression; but something more must be done to bring about united action. There must be some central authority to which all the colonies could turn for guidance. This political union came about in the formation of a Continental Congress. This Congress was the result of a spontaneous and almost simultaneous movement throughout the country. From New York came the first call."

The Occupy movement has given the unmistakable evidence. Now something more must be done as was true all those years ago. Anyone against the Third Continental Congress should be considered "a loyalist'. As long as the NYCGA doesn't make 'the first call', OWS stands virtually zero chance of actually doing anything to change the political landscape. What a waste. It's right in front of everyone's nose:

" BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that IF the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES approved by the 876 Delegates of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY in consultation with the NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE, is not redressed and acted upon within a reasonable time and to the satisfaction of the Delegates of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, said Delegates shall reconvene to organize a new grassroots campaign to elect independent candidates to Congress who will publicly PLEDGE to redress each and every grievance contained in the ratified PETITION FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. These independent candidates for the United States House and Senate will seek election in every available Congressional seat in the mid-term election of 2014 and again in 2016 and again in 2018 until all vestiges of the existing corrupt corporate state have been eradicated through the power of the ballot box and the empowerment of the 99%."



[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 years ago

In total agreement. We even pay to select the political parties presidential candidates through the primary process! No group should have any say in the sacred halls of democracy, not even OWS. Only individuals should be allowed to pass through the gates of that great temple.

[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 12 years ago

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[-] 1 points by ithink (761) from York, PA 12 years ago

Absolutely. It is a disgrace. Shame on us for letting this happen. Politicians have admitted over and over again, that they will align with their party even if they personally do not agree with a policy or action. The two party system has got to go.

[-] 0 points by DanMich (49) 12 years ago

We pay these clowns so we should also be able to hand pick them. I say get rid of ALL the career politicians. The majority of them you never hear their voices until election time, then that's all they say "Vote for me" blah blah blah