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When will reason return to the political discourse?

Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:57
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It takes only two things to keep people in chains: The ignorance of the oppressed and the treachery of their leaders..
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Liberals shake their head in wonderment at polls showing that the vast majority of Republican voters still back Trump.

“How,” they wonder, “can otherwise intelligent people support such an obvious, incompetent, lying, egocentric, unprepared, unqualified petulant, childish, nepotistic leader?” Image result for petulant child

The reason may be simple. Liberals read and hear only negative news about Trump — supporting what they already believe. Conservatives read and hear only positive “Trumpnews,” plus negative news about liberalism, supporting what they already believe.

Go to breitbart.com, a right-wing site, and you will believe you have entered an alternate universe, where every law or behavioral rule Trump breaks is justified or excused, Image result for petulant childusually by a variation on “Obama was worse” or “Hillary would have been worse.”

If a reference is made to any of Trumps innumerable lies, a conservative immediately will turn the conversation to Obama, to Emails or to the Clinton Foundation.

(Never mind that the Trump Foundation was the one to be fined for criminality, or that Trump University was a massive scam, or that the potential security problems with Clinton’s Emails pale in comparison to the potential security problems of Trump’s and his associate’s connections to Russia.)

If all you see and hear confirms your already established beliefs, you become accepting of all that those sources tell you.

So you are primed to be victimized by a source such as “Right Wing Voice.” Here is the text of an Email I received:

Trending News: Chinese Assault On USD Begins… Trump, Former U.S. Congressman Issue the Following Warnings:
– Former U.S. Congressman: ‘The End is Coming’
– Chinese Yuan to Replace The US Dollar by Summer of 2017?
– Federal Government to Steal our 401Ks & IRAs to Solve Fiscal Crisis?
– Warning: Economists Expect an 80% Stock Market Crash to Strike in 2017
– National Debt Approaches $19 Trillion, Total value of IRA’s $25 Trillion… is your retirement account safe?
– Former U.S. Congressman Warns of Imminent Currency Collapse by Summer of 2017
– Trump Warns US Financial Collapse Is Coming
– How to Invest for the Imminent Dollar Collapse
– These Billionaires Are Betting BIG on a 2017 Market Collapse

To say that the above headlines are nonsense, would be to do a disservice to the word, “nonsense.” Read each headline, one at a time, and after each, ask yourself, could any clearheaded person actually believe this “sky-is-falling-Henny-Penny” stuff?

(If you couldn’t tell, these folks want to sell you gold, a favorite conservative con job.)

Right Wing Voice readers are predisposed to read and believe the conservative press and the words of conservative politicians.

The source is believable, even when the content isn’t.

The conservative press is where conservatives read, and thus believe, conservative stories about Trump’s greatness. It also is where they read conservative rumors, conservative scare stories, and conservative conspiracies — and one of such is that America is on the edge of total destruction.

(So, therefore “buy my gold, and make me rich. Then, when America is destroyed, good luck trying to find someone who will buy it from you.”)

Bottom line: So long as the Republican politicians support Trump, the Republican voters will follow along, no matter how badly he screws up. Always remember his famous Truth: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

That being the case, what will bring some semblance of sanity to the political discourse?

Only when and if Republican political leaders sense that they will be punished at the polls for supporting Trump, will they tell right-wing voters the other side of the argument.

(At that point the leaders will say they “always knew” Trump was bad and “never really” supported him. Depend on it.)

Politicians are not concerned with right and wrong. They are concerned with votes and money.

Our hopes survive with the fact that only a relatively small number of Senators, and a larger, but still comparatively small, number or Representatives need to switch sides, in order for the tipping point to common sense begin.

Until then, don’t be frustrated at the seemingly intractable ignorance of the Trump stalwarts.

They know only what they see, and they see only what they know.

Change is difficult because it requires the tacit admission of possibly being wrong and having made a mistake.

But eventually, self-interest will triumph over ideology; Republican donors will begin to stop giving their good money for no return; Republican pols will fear for their political lives, and Trumpism will drift away like the stink of a rotting corpse when exposed to a very strong wind.

Meanwhile, hold your nose and pray for the tornado that already is forming.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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THOUGHTS

•All we have are partial solutions; the best we can do is try.

•Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.

•Any monetarily NON-sovereign government — be it city, county, state or nation — that runs an ongoing trade deficit, eventually will run out of money no matter how much it taxes its citizens.

•The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes..

•No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth.

•Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.

•A growing economy requires a growing supply of money (GDP = Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)

•Deficit spending grows the supply of money

•The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.

•Progressives think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.

•The single most important problem in economics is the Gap between the rich and the rest.

•Austerity is the government’s method for widening the Gap between the rich and the rest.

•Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..

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Source: https://mythfighter.com/2017/05/18/when-will-reason-return-to-the-political-discourse/

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