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Forum Post: The Great American Polarization Machine In Action

Posted 2 years ago on April 3, 2012, 5:50 p.m. EST by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY
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[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Thanks very much for this video. I am in complete agreement with it's view that the Travon Martin Murder is being used as a vehicle to shatter race relations, and the timing, in it's relation to the Occupy Wall Street alliance and the upcoming presidential election should be seen clearly in it's intent. It seems, having failed so far to divide people with terror, coersion and various forms of propoganda, the 1% are now turining to that old tried and true method of separating people by race.

This is a very important realization with vast implications for this movement.

[-] 2 points by Craptastic41 (16) from ANIAK, AK 2 years ago

Only the 1% is doing this? How? Are you saying that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are being controlled by the 1%?

[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson do not own the media, do they?

[-] 1 points by Craptastic41 (16) from ANIAK, AK 2 years ago

I did not ask that. You seem to be saying that the 1% are directing this whole Trayvon outrage. Sharpton and Jackson are responding with outrage and anti-white rhetoric. Though Zimmerman isn't white so I'm a little confused on that point. So the protest is controlled. Is it not?

[-] 0 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

The key to black and white unity now is for good white people to support the protests led by black people on this matter. The anger black people feel is very real and very legitimate. Many are watching to see what #OWS does on this and some who work for the 1% will want to discredit #OWS as false friends to the black struggle if they can.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Agreed, we should support Blacks as much as possible. What I am saying is that there are very clever people who will want to spin things in a way that is unfavorable to Blacks and to OWS. I am trying to prevent that.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

agreed

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[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

I really don't understand why this post hasn't got more attention..I think it's really right on the mark regarding what's going on right now, and in fact, I find the neglect of the question disturbing. Clearly, when the 1% play the race card, it's a powerful card indeed.

[-] 0 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

OWS of course took up the Trayvon Martin matter and #OccupyOakland has dedicated its Spring offensive "for Trayvon." This forum seems to attract opponents of #OWS and lukewarm supporters. This forum fortunately does not reflect #OWS.

[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

What are you driving at exactly? I don't understand.

[-] 0 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Well, you see the forum gets racists, rightists, etc. For a while you had what's his name running wild and free posting pictures and using bots to distort the forum, etc. And like you say not much interest in supporting Trayvon...

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

This forum is now much better again. It has gone through cycles. There are A LOT of people here who support Trayvon, and who genuinely support OWS. The primary principle that the trolls on this site use, and that has been used by the ruling elites since Julius Caesar, at least, is the strategy of divide and conquer. It was proven incredibly effective over time. Thus, they would like to separate Blacks for "liberal" Whites, the lower classs from the middle class, the working class from the white-collar class, outcast the Jews, frighten the Hyspanics with fear of deportation, smash the labor unions and separate OWS from left-wing Democrats, and even from it's own forum.

Everything they do is based upon sowing division. To combat that we must be coalition builders, and unite as many people as we can behind out common cause.

If all of us just "say no" to division, we will win.

[-] -1 points by Quark3 (54) 2 years ago

Like all things the Republicans touch, it will blow up in their face & have the opposite affect than intended. It is odd how the universe works. It's almost as if the opposition to anything works for the opponent & not for the intended user group. I guess it's the unity of the yin & yang that causes such an interesting phenomenon.

[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Well, I hope you're right!

[-] -2 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

The left and the right both use race to divide. The left depend on minorities feeling like they cannot advance due to those evil, rich white folks and the right want you afraid of minorities taking over. They drew the lines years ago and only the ignorant fall for it. The left hates the idea of wealthy minorities as much as the right hates the idea of educated evangelicals.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26720) 2 years ago

I can't count how many ways this is wrong and it's getting late.

I would wind up insulting you.

There isn't one true statement there.

Try again.

[-] -1 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

"only the ignorant fall for it" 'nuff said

[-] 1 points by shooz (26720) 2 years ago

Oh, OK cool. I get it then.

It was a joke..............................:)