It’s the simplest and oldest military tactic in the world and it works. If you have 100 potential enemies and you can divide them into two separate groups, then pit them against each other, you can stand aside and allow them to duke it out, then sweep in and mop up the battered survivors who are left over. If you can keep the folks in the blue shirts busy hating the folks in the green shirts, and vice versa, they won’t have the time to notice what you’re up to until it’s too late.
Ask a psychologist or family therapist what is one the first things an abusive man does to gain control of a woman. He isolates her from her family and friends and makes himself the center of her world. He tries to convince her that those “outsiders” are trying to sabotage their relationship. “They” become the enemy. He doesn’t want her to have friends or family who give her input because he wants his words to be the only ones she hears; the only ones she believes. It’s the same concept. Divide her from her support system and she’s easier to conquer.
Does any of that sound familiar? It should, because it’s happening all around you. Not just behind closed doors, but to our society as a whole. And you and I are the targets of this manipulation every day.
If you doubt me, turn on your radio. Whether it’s coming from the likes of Mike Malloy, Ed Schultz, and Randi Rhodes on the far left, or right wingers Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, you’ll hear a never ending litany if how terrible things are in this country and how it’s all because of those dirty rotten scoundrels on the other side. Listen to that nonsense for an afternoon and it’s easy to believe that all is lost unless we put stop to it. And how do we do that? Why, just stay tuned and we’ll tell you right after this word from our sponsors. And in the meantime, don’t change the channel, you might hear something you’re not supposed to, like a different viewpoint. And we can’t have that happen, can we? Either you’re with us or against us. Open discussion is taboo.
By the way, did you catch that mention of the sponsors? That’s the keyword right there folks. Sponsors. Advertisers. The almighty buck. Because that’s what it’s all about. None of these clowns give a damn about you or me, or even about the “issues” they rant about. They’re showmen. Personalities. Hucksters moving a product, and that product is fear and hate, because that’s what sells in America today.
And they don’t care about Liberal or Conservative politics, no more than some beautiful woman on a daytime soap opera cares about her on screen love interest. They care about their boss. Boss, singular. Because they all have the same boss. Corporate America. That’s who really runs this country, not the Republicans or Democrats. They’re just middle management.
Big Business and Big Money have been in the driver’s seat for generations and every year they become richer and richer while you and I give up more to feed their insatiable appetite. And they have created this mass discord among us to keep us bickering among ourselves so we’re too distracted to notice that they are sucking the very last drops of the lifeblood out of this country.
Are you pissed off that jobs are disappearing in America? Don’t blame the politicians, blame the greedy corporations who shipped your job overseas to make an extra ten cents a widget. All the politicians did was allow them to do it, which they were well paid to do. Instead of bitching about Obamacare, ask yourself why greedy insurance companies have been allowed to deny treatment and cancel policies of customers who paid their premiums faithfully for years. Tired of illegal aliens flooding across the border? No problem, make it a felony to hire them and enforce stiff penalties against the managers and stockholders of companies that get richer off the cheap labor instead of paying citizens a decent wage. Tired of the deficit and rising taxes? Do away with all of their sweet exemptions and make corporations and their rich CEOs pay the same tax rates as their employees and the guy running the mom and pop store down the street.
Comedian George Carlin, who was known for stepping on toes, said it best way back in 2008, and you can watch it on this You Tube video. I warn you, some of the language is pretty rank, but the message was true back then and it’s even more true today.
You see, those guys are the enemy. It’s not the President, or the Republicans or the Democrats, or the Conservatives, or the Liberals, or the guy across the street who disagrees with you about politics. That’s all bullshit created to keep you focused away from how Wall Street is sticking it to us every day of the year. Divide and conquer. It works.
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