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Forum Post: Tories

Posted 2 months ago on July 19, 2017, 2:40 p.m. EST by agkaiser (1785) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Tories are the conservatives of Britain. They have always represented the aristocracy. They were the loyalist traitors to the American Revolution. Their stronghold was New York. By the Treaty of Paris of 1783 that ended the American Revolutionary War, the Tory traitors in our new country were allowed to keep their liberty and property and were not required to leave the federation. Today their [spiritual] heirs are the Wall St oligarchs: billionaires, banksters, CEOs, Giga hedge fund managers and the rest of the FIRE sector parasites that threaten our existence with their greed, like the British royalty did until 1776. In the 1860s tories rebelled and tried to ally with the British as the Confederate States of America. The Civil War should have ended their "states rights" conspiracy to maintain de-juro slavery. It lives on in the corporatocracy that has all but completely eradicated genuine liberty in America today

The party of the conservative [Tory traitor] Wall St masters is the Republican. They faithfully represent the 0.001% and their principal ministers. They appeal to their victims for the broad support they need to rule our democratic republic by inciting fear, racism, sexism/misogyny, xenophobia, ignorance of reality and homophobia that are the [almost] honest part of the pitch. Then come the lies about improving the economic outlook, choices and opportunity for the majority coupled with denial of realities* that are inconvenient to the masters agenda. That's what puts them over the top. In other words, since the end of WWII, the only way the cons have won is by cultivating the lowest common denominators of morality, scruples and thoughtfulness. The first two traits they own themselves and in the case of Trump all three. Maybe that's how he outran the rest of the parasites in the most recent race to the bottom.

*The true probabilities of success in a world of finite resources and global warming are the first examples of denial that come to mind. Those two are easy to obscure in a mostly, even among the elites, mathematically and scientifically ignorant population that is eager to embrace denial of anything that interferes with individual self interest. Such fools don't care to know the real probability of winning great wealth. Even the few who can do such calculations will not, unless they're gloating over their personal [statistically rare] triumph over the odds. The rest think they were all supposed to be billionaires but have been unfortunate. They are right in a way. But they think that because anyone can do it with luck that it's possible for everyone. That's what I mean by mathematically ignorant. And then there's the truly self destructive global warming deniers.

Thom Hartman presents these ideas in his own way:

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/07/21st-century-form-indentured-servitude-already-penetrated-deep-american-heartland.html

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22757) 1 month ago

Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister #JC4PM @JeremyCorbyn

Read the tweets of real human being, the Leader of the Labour Party.

And read the Labour Party manifesto. It's a thing of beauty.

http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017

Let's hold on to hope. Bernie Sanders hasn't given up just yet. The White Supremacists are out and can only be smashed if they're out, right? We forge on. Things will get better.

When I feel my most down about this world, this forum always makes me feel better. Thanks to everyone here who has hung on, keeping up the fight.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1785) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 months ago

It may not be too late but it won't be easy. So keep on keepin' on.

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

The word ''Tory'' by the way, comes from a Gaelic root word for ..'bandit/robber'!

Thanx for another excellent forum-post & in compliment to Thom Hartmann,see:

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