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Forum Post: Stop reacting to the narratives set in place by our elected officials and the media.

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 9, 2012, 12:18 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL
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This is a pitfall from which we have yet to climb out of. Stop responding to the narrative of the machine. We need to be setting the narrative, the questions and answers. We need to control the conversation. As long as you respond to their narratives, they don't have to respond to us because we are busy responding to them.

Take control of the conversation and stop regurgitating every issue raised by the mainstream media. Not just on this forum but in every aspect. Set the narratives and take control of the conversation.

I have said this in may forms before. You don't have to listen, you can just keep pandering to one party or the other and never have your issues see the light of day.

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[-] 0 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

it isn't as complicated as you lay out. It's simply a matter of discussing what we feel is important, and not discussing everything the media tosses at us. That's exactly how simple it is.

The biggest part is to stop reacting to what the media says. You get people to stop doing that by offering them something more interesting to talk about.

Easy peasy big cheesy.

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[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Reforming monetary policy is a huge issue. I wish more people would catch on. A lot of people disregard it.

It is possible to rework monetary policy, end inflation, and introduce currency to society through job creation and city building instead of the current practices of debt that prop up the big banks and the 1% that causes inflation. A proper reform of monetary policy would also allow us to lower taxes for the working class, fund universal healthcare and college for all, and fund the building of our infrastructure which makes our cities better and more beautiful.

This is just one major issue that could solve a lot of problems.

You pointed out on my post earlier that a living wage is needed! I fully agree there too!

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

The first thing we need to do with a narrative is to dispel the commonly accepted idea that non-producers (investors/execs) deserve more because of education or wealth or many other reason they toss around.

The simple fact is that they only have a job managing what we produce. Investors profit from our production.

We the working class are the foundation of society and if we stop producing, there is no society. Without production there is nothing for the executives to manage nor anything for the investors to invest in. It all begins and end with the working class.

They say that there is a surplus of labor and that drives down wages due to competition. We are not the product so that is bullshit. We make the products and we comprise the largest segment of the consumer base. We make it and we buy it. The argument of big labor pools is the cause for low wage is predatory employment speak. We don't allow predatory lending anymore, it's time to stop predatory employment practices.

[-] 2 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 2 years ago

Exactly. What is produced by the financial industry? Mostly exotic things to enrich themselves.

Changing the tone in this country involves understanding that the people touted as "job creators" are usually non-producers. As you said, they simply have a job managing what we produce. This doesn't apply to very small start up businesses, they normally must work their asses off. This is a challenge to change that mindset.

[-] 0 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

Well said.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6614) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Good post, Richard.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

you're spot on richard!