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How the Game Works and The Religion of Capitalism: The Game Is the One True Faith with Winning All Important, Integrity Laughable, and Kindness a Sign of Weakness

Reason and Action Eroded, Only The Game Remains:  How the Game Works – People’s Lives Not Even a Chip in the Negotiations Anymore

Culture War, Class War, Chapter Twelve:

Only The Game Remains

The REALLY Special Interests. People’s Lives Are Not Even a Chip in the Negotiations Anymore

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The Really Special Interests…What They Want Is At Our Expense

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Reason and Action Eroded, The Game Is All That Remains

Note to Ordinary Folks: Ordinary Folks Are Out to Get You.

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Well since they believe a loving God would condemn them to endless suffering, don’t see why we can’t convince them their own biggest enemy is to be found in a mirror.

But the Republicans were at one point cornered by justifiable attacks about being backed by special interests, so they concocted this idea that the Democrats were too.

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Everybody’s Doing It.

union2corporate-greed_27-06-1882They couldn’t deny it was true about them, so they just made it like, well, it was everybody. That way they avoided being revealed as bad people. For what they did wouldn’t make them bad. It would just make them politicians.

aria110512_cmyk20110511042632 labor board vs boeingAn added benefit for them in “democratizing” the guilt this way is that folks thinking all fnc-ff-20110701-unionsrunningamokpoliticians are the same, that they’re all taking money, means they would be unlikely to vote. They would say, “Ah, they’re all crooks.” Is not that what we’re hearing? Isn’t what we’re hearing that there is no such thing as an honest politician? And keeping the masses, who are helped by Democrats, away from the polls can only help Republicans engaged in swindling them.

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The Really Special Interests: What They Want Is at Our Expense.

labor-unionimagsssesBut once the term special interest meant something very specific, and it was hardly confusing. We need to go back to the time before the whole subject became so muddled and full of misinformation that even the pundits didn’t know what they were talking about anymore. Back when the term was coined, the special interests were thought of as the interests of the very small numbers of wealthy people and their financial arms, big businesses, who sought favors from government that were at odds with the welfare of the masses of less moneyed Americans.

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For example there might be a group from, say, the coal industry, whose interests would be higher profits for being allowed to spew extra amounts of toxic fumes into the atmosphere. That would be the kinds of clip_image004things they would want: something that benefited them at the expense of the majority of folks. Consider: If what was sought would benefit most other people as well, it would not need to be lobbied for solely by this small group, this business concern. Such a change would be advanced on behalf of the greater number of people and would succeed that way.

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So a really special interest would push for something desast04that would bring them greater profits in spite of the fact that it would hurt the majority of Americans. In this example of air pollution, it would be felt negatively by all Americans,2008_09_25_wall_st eventually the whole planet, including people of other countries, and even the plant and animal life, in which species in existence thousands of times longer than us would be gone forever. This is why an interest might be “special.” It would be special in that its benefits would be singular, not shared.

To the contrary, the common good would be reduced for the temporary financial benefit of a relatively small group of individuals, in this case, coal barons. Keep in mind also it would only be the rich capitalist owners in these industries who would see the benefits. That is the real meaning of special.

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Religion of Capitalism – The Game Is the One Truth Faith

And Then the Great Threat

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In a clear-headed sense, a boon to a special interest would involve some sort of legislative help to the profits of, basically, these special rich capitalist owners; and it would be given, very often, at great cost to all those others I have been mentioning who were not in the Congressional bargaining room. So how could such a thing be justified? Well, here is how it works, beginning with another great lie, delivered as a threat.

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The threat would amount to this: That unless these favors are granted, say, as in the example,TheTowerOfBabel if you didn’t let us put that stuff in the air, we’re gonna have to have layoffs. The threat of workers losing their jobs is always, always, the gauntlet thrown clip_image009down to jimmy profits into the hands of a few.

And saving worker’s jobs is always, always thrown out to the public as the justification for granting these singular boons. So the American worker is indirectly threatened with the loss of a job and a paycheck.

The part that will rarely be spoke is the cost of this legislative largess to the general population.smmn14l In our example, what will not be mentioned is that some people’s lives will actually be ended—there is always some of this, though this is the biggest unspoken—for the granting of this wish. What is recklessly ignored is that when this regulation easing, as in our example, goes into effect, bp-ecocide2it will actually kill some people; it will diminish people’s lives; it will increase diseases, cancer and emphysema for example; and overall it will result in more suffering for thousands or millions of times more people than the few that will benefit. Do you begin to see how really special a real special interest is?

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But as for these costs to us ordinary, non-special, people, they will not be mentioned by either side of the bargaining. This will hardly even be a chip in the negotiations. What will be put on the table is worker’s jobs. That threat is that unless these favors are granted, well, we’re gonna have to have layoffs. And then they would say, “Well, American workers will suffer.”

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And that’s the magical meaningless mantram—”American workers will suffer” which is another one of those lies again added to create fog, to create confusion, in this case a smog of misinformation, stifling the reasoned understanding of what is actually at stake.

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Extortion by the Filthy Rich–Dire Long Term Consequences of Leaving This Crime Unprosecuted

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Their Kind of “Sharing the Pain” – My Problems Will Be Your Problems, They Say.

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And Then Outright Extortion

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In fact we had a conspicuous example of this, the way…let’s call it what it is…extortion was employed by the banks not many years ago. The filthy rich, in the guise of investors, pulled off one of the biggest extortions in American history and got away scot free. Even the Democrats could not see through it (still don’t).

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Well, in any other instance of such a tactic, in any other instance by anybody in America doing what was done, it would have been criminally prosecuted. 317486_10150357184771862_526281861_8706445_629664980_nBut not so in the case of these special rich people, represented by these bank executives.

How spectacular this oversight in singling out the guilty is rarely brought out. But truly massive is this miscarriage of justice. millonareConsider that there are vastly more ordinary Americans than there are in the tiny group of filthy rich. So there will of course be far more instances in the general population of any crime you would think of. In this case we are looking at extortion, and virtually every instance of such a crime committed among the general population would attract the intense attention and the full wrath of justice there. Naturally, the harm to the victim or even victims would be constrained to the tiny number of people affected, and the limited amounts of money involved, in any particular case.

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On the other hand here we had a much tinier group of peoplethe filthy rich and the heads of the banks that represent them. class-warfare-what-now-367And the percentage of that group involved in such an extortion is far greater than the incidence of that crime in the greater population, i.e., they represent a high crime zone for such malfeasance and a much bigger danger when their crimes go unpunished and can continue unfettered. Such small groups with higher rates of crime, when there is smaller mounds of money to protect them, are labeled as “criminal gangs,” “hoodlums,” “organized crime,” “gang-bangers” and the like. But not so when the perpetrators dress in such fine suits and stink with money.

clip_image002Further the scale on which these crimes are perpetrated are that of the entire population of the United States and expands itself to include harm to those in other nations and even among the unbornfuture generations. So the the magnitude of the crime is infinitely larger than could ever be pulled off by an average American. Mongo2Still, the smaller scale, less harmful instances of this crime are ruthlessly sought out and punished. Whereas the immeasurably larger crime of the super wealthy is let go…and this in spite of the fact mentioned that the future threat is larger and considerably more likely if the current wrong is not addressed.

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With these things known, how mind-boggling is it to notice this blatant extortion not pointed out, not labeled as such, hardly addressed?

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Their Kind of “Sharing the Pain” – My Problems Will Be Your Problems, They Say.

clip_image003Well here we have, in this case, the banks, the preeminent fronts for the organized filthy rich, demanding extortion money, which if not received…here we go again…eventually would result in their inability to do business and would affect people. This threat is one of their ploys.

msnbc-20090227-warfareJust like the coal barons in the example above who would ask for concessions saying if they did not get them they would be forced to lay off American workers, the banks would have their way of trying to convince that they should be helped or it will affect great numbers of people. In their case, they would say it would affect their ability to do business and to serve the American people.

One way or another the idea is to obscure the reality that help to the banks will help primarily this small group, in this case, pyramidschemecartoon.ndw0281lof bankers, and to make it that their problem is seen as our problem, the public’s problem. This increases the pressure on politicians to grant the favor. For it is spun that it is not the wealthy investors whose welfare is at stake but the public at large.

So there is the extortion, you see. Unlike coal barons threatening to fire workers, essentially bankers threatened to stop providing loans. They would hold them back if not paid. clip_image005The degree to which this was untrue is shown by the fact that after they did get the bailout, they used it to feather their nests and to expand their bank’s market share. Chase Bank, for example, sat on the bailout cash they received, with the intention of using it to buy out other banks that would fail, which is exactly what they did with the money. Banks also gave out those high bonuses like I’ve discussed.

Meanwhile the public was not served. Money remained tight. There arose a big hue and cry over the fact that the money was covering bankers’ losses (i.e., going into their pockets) but the public was not getting the loans they needed. 2011-01-28-12-17-46-1-the-unemployed-received-free-soup-in-a-charity-camSo in retrospect that money would have been much more wisely spent going somehow directly into the people’s hands who needed it, not by funneling it through the hands of gluttonous banking institutions.

clip_image007And what about their threat of it affecting society at large if they were not placated? Well, society did pay dearly, did suffer, even though the banks were paid their extortion money, handsomely too. And since so much of that loot went to the folks who didn’t need it, overall the economy ended up worse off.peasantsnobleswatching Short term the problem was swept under the rug, but in borrowing from the future to help rich people today it guaranteed the problem would get a permanent installation in America’s economy. Seriously, this problem can not be calculated or even imagined away, so Americans will suffer its results forever as far as we know.

So this is the extortion and the lie that sits in the middle of the threat that it is the American workers who will suffer if the wealthy don’t receive their payola.

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To Win at All Costs – How They Convince That Their Problems Are Ours

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To Win at Any Cost – How They Convince That Their Problems Are Ours

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Blacks in chainsAnyway, the game is to claim that the pain of those with wealth is really the American people’s pain, so as to make it seem a large number of people would be helped. images1223That’s one of their lies that gets by; this is how they seek to “share the pain”…”spread their burden.” It is a banking problem, in this instance, winboysomething that has had disastrous effects on the economy and on people’s lives, but it would be better handled by society if the problem of the people involved would be addressed, 610xnot the problems—money lost, investments gone under—of the filthy rich.

The upshot is that over and over we hear these big lies of how “the American people”…one of those huge buzz words… “the American people are going to be hurt.” Or, it became, “the working people of this country,” or in the example of the coal barons, above, that a huge group of coal miners would see massive layoffs. In light of what has been said, I hope it is clear what b.s. that is.

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How They Try to Convince That Their Problems Are Ours

BusinessInsider-DistributionOfWealth-largeWe see the threat; we see the extortion; we see the crime and its magnitude, and we see the lie that gives life to it all. Let us look more closely at the manner of the making of this spectacular ruse.

First…some of this has been said, but watch how it unfolds…you’re starting out with a group that is a minute segment of the population as a whole. But they maintain they are identical with or equivalent to society as a whole, making it that it is not the magnitude of their money but of their numbers which raises their voice above all, which is not true of course.Was6087507 I was talking earlier about how they would do that in making up the tax codes. Recall, they would say, “Well, society as a whole will suffer if you don’t…”

imfghdjagesSo they would always package any benefit to them as being not for them, really, at all but for a great number of people. And if they could pull that off, if they could make that magical equivalency then it was like they had a home run. They would say the working people of this country would be affected, that a huge group of coal miners would see massive layoffs, for example.

go_boardThen here is how they make that number bigger: These people, in this example the coal barons, not to be underestimated, would assert that because of their layoffs naturally there would be more of these layoffs by other coal companies. And then, they’d say, these layoffs would affect all the shopkeepers, retail merchants and so on who service the impacted regions; which in turn…gotta keep making it bigger and bigger, more and more and more people…which in turn would affect all the industries making the products that won’t be sold because of the layoffs; FREESPEEand of course a pull back in demand for products means fewer workers needed to make what is needed, thus an increase of unemployment in all other sectors would ensue; which unemployed workers on a grander scale would have them unable to buy from their local merchants; which equals the losses to the manufacturers in an ever more expanding array of products and industries; clip_image002requiring they let people go; thus even more, ever accelerating rates of layoffs and widening unemployment; well , those laid off would not be buying the products in their local shops; which leads to…well armageddon the way they would have it.

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So it just gets bigger and bigger; it goes around and around and around.

To Win at All Costs

But They Will Say Anything to Win

carly_fiorina_630xJust a hint though, this is one of those seemingly rational analyses that although seeming to make sense is not grounded in the real world; it is speculative and made up. It’s roots are solely in the dark hearts and motivations of those attempting to push through their argument, to give it added weight, to basically win at any cost.

every_gop_2012_candidate-460x307That’s a lot of what the difference is. It is that some people will wager with any amount of harm to others; they will say anything, will make up anything. georgebushjohnmccainhuggingThey don’t have to have any facts; they don’t have to know if that’s the way it works. As McCain said, “I don’t know much about economics.” originalThis is the guy who was popular among the corporate crowd of the country, the same group making that simplistic argument above.

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What’s Truth Got to Do With It?

inequalitygraph-thumb-454x357So basically their game involves winning at any cost to others, being willing to assert anything, with no thought that truth should even come into a bargaining situation. I mean, really, the attitude is that, what the hell does truth have to do with it? It’s like, we can make a good argument; we can convince people; we can persuade people; we can fool enough people into thinking it’s true…and that’s all that matters. [Footnote 1]

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clip_image004MetroTimesTaxSo you see they’re getting kind of cocky; they don’t even think they have to have truth…any actual facts or evidence backing up their arguments. Then you have your whole attitude of, “What the hell, why is anybody bothering to bring any truth to this?”

So they don’t bother even to come with any evidence to be laid out on the table; it becomes the most elegant spectacle in sophistry imaginable.

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Compassion’s Downright Laughable in The Game – But Unlike Monopoly These Results Are Real

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Kindness Means Weakness in The Game – But Unlike Monopoly These Results Are Real


Unlike Monopoly These Results Are Real

What it becomes then for these special interests and their Republican representatives is something with about as much gravity as a board game. They’re seeing these matters, which are of dire importance to most of society, about the way we do when playing a game of Monopoly, in which we compete without consequences and try to win without remorse.

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Though the differences should be noted. There’s nothing at stake in a game of Monopoly among friends; it is just simple play with light-hearted risks. There are no real families having to move out if one player buys up all the land and houses of another; there’s nobody even paying rent of $40 if they land on Boardwalk, nobody suffering when you’re told to pay a doctor bill…or to go to jail.

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Going Directly to Jail, Not Passing Go – The Only Part That’s Really Like Monopoly, for the 99%

This point, however, keep in mind as increased perspective on the real world actions of these wealthy folk. In Monopoly you try to win. And you would consider deception. You might hide how much money or property you have…if you’re asked, for example, you might not tell the truth. And this dissembling would be considered a good ploy and harmless. Even the other players might admire such a deception .

clip_image002But is this the way it is in the bargaining of the special interests through their lackey paid-for Republican representatives? No. The consequences of their cavalier play are being felt somewhere. But they cover up their unconcern through the pretense of acting on interests not of their own, but of that reliable home base of the society at large.

We’re Not Supposed To Be Monopoly … Or the Wild West.

So, there’s Monopoly, then there’s the real world, where things like deception or whatever for the purpose of winning have real world effects on people. But we’re supposedly living in an era or time that is not like the old Wild West. clip_image003We purportedly have a democracy with the aim of benefiting the majority of people, or at least as many people as possible. And we claim our intention is to do this without unduly punishing any particular group or having any persons inflicted with unnecessary grief. It’s supposed to be fair; government is supposed to serve people.

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This Game’s Not For You

clip_image00401-architect-misconceptionsSo that’s why I was saying, in the early days when there was bargaining in Congress by the special interests they maintained a pretense of caring about people. After all, we maintain that government is supposed to be representing the American people.

Getting to Home Base, in Their Baseball Game

imagesSo moneyed interests would garner these special breaks, in the tax codes or wherever, because basically they would get to the point where they would convince enough deciders, even if it wasn’t true, that such a change, in the tax code or policy, or whatever, would benefit society at large. As I said, that is kind of like reaching home base for them. You got it then; you’re home free if you can make that link. clip_image006For that is the touted purpose of our elected deciders, it is to benefit the society at large.

Now, nobody can benefit all the people all the time, so that’s as close as you can get…society at large…it’s as near to a home base as you can get.

Anyway, that was the thought involved on both sides of this whole game for a long time. And I stress—if you haven’t gotten the point already…I’ve been leading up to it—that this was the thinking on both sides of this game. It’s like a game for the Republicans, just like Monopoly for us.

And, how was it played? Well the thoughts were, if you were able to get to home base—which is equal to proving a benefit for average Americans, society at large or as a whole, or the electorate—then you score.

But Supported by “Obvious Truths”—Those Untrue Truisms—It Is Now Easier for Them to “Score.”

5192217_f520But that thinking has changed over time. This difference in particular shows the effectiveness of the brainwashing resulting from the repetition of Republican lies over time…the enshrinement of “obvious truths.”

clip_image008I noticed that over time…and this is a development folks younger than me don’t know about…that the terms formerly used in the game were no longer used. No longer were phrases like “society-at-large,” the common good, government of and by the people, the welfare of the majority, government “caring” for people, anyone’s suffering being eased, and such even brought in.

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“It’ll Benefit Society-at-Large? What Are You, a Wuss?”

Words like suffering, compassion, ease, good, benefit, the people, were not uttered anymore. In fact they were felt to be counterproductive. They were considered deal breakers if let into the conversation on matters that were deemed, well…”real.”

Continue with Culture War, Class War, Chapter Thirteen:
The Great American About Face

Return to Culture War, Class War, Chapter Eleven: Reality Transplant, The Media

Footnotes

1. For a humorous aside on this attitude of the truth not mattering when it comes to the game, check out this “Auto Salesman Tells All on Sillymickel” below.

This is another takeoff from “Anatomy of Class Consciousness” — a much longer audio clip (http://bit.ly/autoclass).

Auto Salesman has the clips from “Anatomy” titled “Auto Salesman Does Perry Como does The Doors” (http://bit.ly/ComoDoors) and “The Snorter, Mr. Boehner, and the Auto Salesman” (http://bit.ly/snorter).

There is a spinoff, as well, at http://bit.ly/ComoDoors2, titled “AutoSalesman Does Como Doing Doors, Update – Aftermath, post-Gig.”

This one, just below, is not clipped from the long monologue and is another spinoff from “Anatomy of Class Consciousness.” In this one, Auto Salesman tears into SillyMickel, talking kind of like his alter-ego:

“Auto Salesman Speaks His Mind on SillyMickel” – comedy monologue, video by SillyMickel Adzema

Category: comedy, environment, politics, psychology, Tea Party, satire

What follows is the full text of the video.

About SillyMickel (me), Auto Salesman (my “evil twin”) says:

“Ok. Enough about that. I’m gonna get back to being this erudite mother-fucker, wherever he is. I guess I got to bring him out.

“I try to keep him in that jar, but he keeps going on about

‘It’s just a laundry room.’

“Aaah, shut up.

“I try to keep him in there. I cover it with grass. Which I give him breathing holes; I don’t know what he’s complaining….

“What’s his big fucking beef? What’s he got against George W. Bush? What’s his beef anyway…better than that bozo we got up there. I don’t know what’s his beef. He says something like,

‘Why, George W. Bush, he’s behind the Trade Center bombing and it was like a government job, and it was all for the purpose of doing this and that, and that it killed thousands of people….

‘And not only that, but the scientists are saying that we’ve only got 20 to 50 years to save the planet, and that we’re all gonna die.’

“And I say, “You call them reasons? ….

“You call THEM reasons?” I mean…..

“I didn’t see where that affected MY pocketbook one bit! Now where does he come from? Just because people, just because the whole world’s gonna die…

“I’ll be dead by then, probably…so what the hell do I care? I don’t think anybody should be caring if it’s not going to affect them!

“Now, as far as, you know, the children and the grandchildren … are gonna die in a fiery inferno and whatever in the next 20, 30 years and all the planet’s gonna be wiped out, now, I think: THEY should be worried! It’s THEIR problem, right? Ain’t my problem…why should I care? See?

“So, I said to that erudite little fuck, you know, ‘You stay in your fuckin’ jar…well, stop BOTHERIN’ me with this stuff about how we’re all gonna die and everything like that because, you know, it’s like, NOBODY cares…If it’s not them, you know, they don’t even care about their children so…what does it MAT-ter!?….”

“Besides, everybody’s so fucking stupid, they think God’s gonna come down and save them anyway, because, you know, they all think they’re so special and everything. And so do I, you know. But not him, he says… He’s kinda wierd because he kinda thinks… that…you know… He’s moved by God, but he doesn’t expect God to come down and save him! I don’t understand it.

“He expects…. He wants God to save everybody. And he wants to help. Well, we don’t think like that around here! Do we?

“Naaa. That’s just…we ain’t…that’s just a little bit too goddamn complex for our thinking processes. I mean, it’s like, ‘Am I gonna die?’… you know… ‘Am I gonna be able to eat?’

“And if it’s anything beyond that, what does it matter?

“I think I understand. Yeah. I understand… I don’t know why that erudite puke doesn’t understand it. You know? Maybe I’ll go and tell. Maybe I will, behind his back, you know. This recording here…maybe I’ll send it to them. Just so that they know…that I understand.

“That he’s got a part of himself that’s sane, you know. Keeps him on track, you know? He’s got a part…

“But then maybe they’d like to hear some of my other stuff, too, you know? Like ‘Perry Como Does The Doors’ and my class consciousness stuff, you know…Mr. Boehner and all that. Maybe they would like that because maybe they would understand that I’m like them, you know? It’s just that, you know, that erudite guy, you know…is the one that they don’t like. Think I should? Yea, I know that.

“Because, you know? They should at least know that there’s part of him that’s like that….

“Oh, he’s…. He wants to come out now. He wants to come out.

“What, you don’t like me? Ain’t I better lookin? Ain’t I better lookin than him?

“No!?

“Well, you’re an insultin’ little prick, aren’t you? Well, you’re snortin’ and you’re insultin’…snortin’…insultin’

“Man! Ok, alright, alright, alright!

“What’s your name? Katie? Anyway?

“It would be Katie, I figured it. Boy, man, that Katie, she’s a bad aaaassss! I seen her on TV, she’s a BAD ASS!

“Anyway. I see, underneath all that sweetness….

“Ok! Alright, I’ll go, I’ll go!

“Ya don’t have to PUSH!

 


The Rise and Fall of “Obvious Truths,”Part Two
– an Audio Reading by SillyMickel Adzema

Here is an audio of the author’s impassioned reading of this part. Though it is of the first, unedited and unpolished version, and it does not contain all the detail of its current form below, it does capture the flavor of it all. I offer it here for your listening pleasure. For the reading of this part, “The Rise and Fall of ‘Obvious Truths,’ Part Two,” click on the link to the audio site above or click the link to the audio player below.

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The Rise and Fall of Obvious Truths, Part 2. by SillyMickel Adzema


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To Win at All Costs – How They Convince That Their Problems Are Ours: Only the Game Remains, Part 3

 

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Only the Game Remains, Part Three: To Win at Any Cost – How They Convince That Their Problems Are Ours

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Blacks in chainsAnyway, the game is to claim that the pain of those with wealth is really the American people’s pain, so as to make it seem a large number of people would be helped. images1223That’s one of their lies that gets by; this is how they seek to “share the pain”…”spread their burden.” It is a banking problem, in this instance, winboysomething that has had disastrous effects on the economy and on people’s lives, but it would be better handled by society if the problem of the people involved would be addressed, 610xnot the problems—money lost, investments gone under—of the filthy rich.

The upshot is that over and over we hear these big lies of how “the American people”…one of those huge buzz words… “the American people are going to be hurt.” Or, it became, “the working people of this country,” or in the example of the coal barons, above, that a huge group of coal miners would see massive layoffs. In light of what has been said, I hope it is clear what b.s. that is.

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How They Try to Convince That Their Problems Are Ours

BusinessInsider-DistributionOfWealth-largeWe see the threat; we see the extortion; we see the crime and its magnitude, and we see the lie that gives life to it all. Let us look more closely at the manner of the making of this spectacular ruse.

First…some of this has been said, but watch how it unfolds…you’re starting out with a group that is a minute segment of the population as a whole. But they maintain they are identical with or equivalent to society as a whole, making it that it is not the magnitude of their money but of their numbers which raises their voice above all, which is not true of course.Was6087507 I was talking earlier about how they would do that in making up the tax codes. Recall, they would say, “Well, society as a whole will suffer if you don’t…”

imfghdjagesSo they would always package any benefit to them as being not for them, really, at all but for a great number of people. And if they could pull that off, if they could make that magical equivalency then it was like they had a home run. They would say the working people of this country would be affected, that a huge group of coal miners would see massive layoffs, for example.

go_boardThen here is how they make that number bigger: These people, in this example the coal barons, not to be underestimated, would assert that because of their layoffs naturally there would be more of these layoffs by other coal companies. And then, they’d say, these layoffs would affect all the shopkeepers, retail merchants and so on who service the impacted regions; which in turn…gotta keep making it bigger and bigger, more and more and more people…which in turn would affect all the industries making the products that won’t be sold because of the layoffs; FREESPEEand of course a pull back in demand for products means fewer workers needed to make what is needed, thus an increase of unemployment in all other sectors would ensue; which unemployed workers on a grander scale would have them unable to buy from their local merchants; which equals the losses to the manufacturers in an ever more expanding array of products and industries; clip_image002requiring they let people go; thus even more, ever accelerating rates of layoffs and widening unemployment; well , those laid off would not be buying the products in their local shops; which leads to…well armageddon the way they would have it.

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So it just gets bigger and bigger; it goes around and around and around.

To Win at All Costs

But They Will Say Anything to Win

carly_fiorina_630xJust a hint though, this is one of those seemingly rational analyses that although seeming to make sense is not grounded in the real world; it is speculative and made up. It’s roots are solely in the dark hearts and motivations of those attempting to push through their argument, to give it added weight, to basically win at any cost.

every_gop_2012_candidate-460x307That’s a lot of what the difference is. It is that some people will wager with any amount of harm to others; they will say anything, will make up anything. georgebushjohnmccainhuggingThey don’t have to have any facts; they don’t have to know if that’s the way it works. As McCain said, “I don’t know much about economics.” originalThis is the guy who was popular among the corporate crowd of the country, the same group making that simplistic argument above.

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What’s Truth Got to Do With It?

inequalitygraph-thumb-454x357So basically their game involves winning at any cost to others, being willing to assert anything, with no thought that truth should even come into a bargaining situation. I mean, really, the attitude is that, what the hell does truth have to do with it? It’s like, we can make a good argument; we can convince people; we can persuade people; we can fool enough people into thinking it’s true…and that’s all that matters.  [Footnote 1]

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clip_image004MetroTimesTaxSo you see they’re getting kind of cocky; they don’t even think they have to have truth…any actual facts or evidence backing up their arguments. Then you have your whole attitude of, “What the hell, why is anybody bothering to bring any truth to this?”

So they don’t bother even to come with any evidence to be laid out on the table; it becomes the most elegant spectacle in sophistry imaginable.

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Continue with Compassion’s Downright Laughable in The Game – But Unlike Monopoly These Results Are Real: Only the Game Remains, Part 4

Return to Extortion by the Filthy Rich–Dire Long Term Consequences of Leaving This Crime Unprosecuted: Only the Game Remains, Part 2

Footnotes

1.  For a humorous aside on this attitude of the truth not mattering when it comes to the game, check out this “Auto Salesman Tells All on Sillymickel” below.

This is another takeoff from “Anatomy of Class Consciousness” — a much longer audio clip (http://bit.ly/autoclass).

Auto Salesman has the clips from “Anatomy” titled “Auto Salesman Does Perry Como does The Doors” (http://bit.ly/ComoDoors) and “The Snorter, Mr. Boehner, and the Auto Salesman” (http://bit.ly/snorter).

There is a spinoff, as well, at http://bit.ly/ComoDoors2, titled “AutoSalesman Does Como Doing Doors, Update – Aftermath, post-Gig.”

This one, just below, is not clipped from the long monologue and is another spinoff from “Anatomy of Class Consciousness.” In this one, Auto Salesman tears into SillyMickel, talking kind of like his alter-ego:

“Auto Salesman Speaks His Mind on SillyMickel” – comedy monologue, video by SillyMickel Adzema

Category: comedy, environment, politics, psychology, Tea Party, satire

What follows is the full text of the video.

About SillyMickel (me), Auto Salesman (my “evil twin”) says:

“Ok. Enough about that. I’m gonna get back to being this erudite mother-fucker, wherever he is. I guess I got to bring him out.

“I try to keep him in that jar, but he keeps going on about

‘It’s just a laundry room.’

“Aaah, shut up.

“I try to keep him in there. I cover it with grass. Which I give him breathing holes; I don’t know what he’s complaining….

“What’s his big fucking beef? What’s he got against George W. Bush? What’s his beef anyway…better than that bozo we got up there. I don’t know what’s his beef. He says something like,

‘Why, George W. Bush, he’s behind the Trade Center bombing and it was like a government job, and it was all for the purpose of doing this and that, and that it killed thousands of people….

‘And not only that, but the scientists are saying that we’ve only got 20 to 50 years to save the planet, and that we’re all gonna die.’

“And I say, “You call them reasons? ….

“You call THEM reasons?” I mean…..

“I didn’t see where that affected MY pocketbook one bit! Now where does he come from? Just because people, just because the whole world’s gonna die…

“I’ll be dead by then, probably…so what the hell do I care? I don’t think anybody should be caring if it’s not going to affect them!

“Now, as far as, you know, the children and the grandchildren … are gonna die in a fiery inferno and whatever in the next 20, 30 years and all the planet’s gonna be wiped out, now, I think: THEY should be worried! It’s THEIR problem, right? Ain’t my problem…why should I care? See?

“So, I said to that erudite little fuck, you know, ‘You stay in your fuckin’ jar…well, stop BOTHERIN’ me with this stuff about how we’re all gonna die and everything like that because, you know, it’s like, NOBODY cares…If it’s not them, you know, they don’t even care about their children so…what does it MAT-ter!?….”

“Besides, everybody’s so fucking stupid, they think God’s gonna come down and save them anyway, because, you know, they all think they’re so special and everything. And so do I, you know. But not him, he says… He’s kinda wierd because he kinda thinks… that…you know… He’s moved by God, but he doesn’t expect God to come down and save him! I don’t understand it.

“He expects…. He wants God to save everybody. And he wants to help. Well, we don’t think like that around here! Do we?

“Naaa. That’s just…we ain’t…that’s just a little bit too goddamn complex for our thinking processes. I mean, it’s like, ‘Am I gonna die?’… you know… ‘Am I gonna be able to eat?’

“And if it’s anything beyond that, what does it matter?

“I think I understand. Yeah. I understand… I don’t know why that erudite puke doesn’t understand it. You know? Maybe I’ll go and tell. Maybe I will, behind his back, you know. This recording here…maybe I’ll send it to them. Just so that they know…that I understand.

“That he’s got a part of himself that’s sane, you know. Keeps him on track, you know? He’s got a part…

“But then maybe they’d like to hear some of my other stuff, too, you know? Like ‘Perry Como Does The Doors’ and my class consciousness stuff, you know…Mr. Boehner and all that. Maybe they would like that because maybe they would understand that I’m like them, you know? It’s just that, you know, that erudite guy, you know…is the one that they don’t like. Think I should? Yea, I know that.

“Because, you know? They should at least know that there’s part of him that’s like that….

“Oh, he’s…. He wants to come out now. He wants to come out.

“What, you don’t like me? Ain’t I better lookin? Ain’t I better lookin than him?

“No!?

“Well, you’re an insultin’ little prick, aren’t you? Well, you’re snortin’ and you’re insultin’…snortin’…insultin’

“Man! Ok, alright, alright, alright!

“What’s your name? Katie? Anyway?

“It would be Katie, I figured it. Boy, man, that Katie, she’s a bad aaaassss! I seen her on TV, she’s a BAD ASS!

“Anyway. I see, underneath all that sweetness….

“Ok! Alright, I’ll go, I’ll go!

“Ya don’t have to PUSH!

The Rise and Fall of “Obvious Truths,”Part Two – an Audio Reading by SillyMickel Adzema

Here is an audio of the author’s impassioned reading of this part. Though it is of the first, unedited and unpolished version, and it does not contain all the detail of its current form below, it does capture the flavor of it all. I offer it here for your listening pleasure. For the reading of this part, “The Rise and Fall of ‘Obvious Truths,’ Part Two,” click on the link to the audio site above or click the link to the audio player below.

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The Rise and Fall of Obvious Truths, Part 2. by SillyMickel Adzema

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You ain’t gonna believe who’s smoking Koch in Washington now!

some hints –
Ron Paul — 100% is into this
along with Tom Coburn
at 90% – Jim DeMint and Scott Garret of NJ

at 0% — i.e., not at all, we have Charlie Schumer, Ron Wyden, Barbara Mikulski, John Kerry, Barack Obama,

Conservative Index – The John Birch Society


Name: Conservative Index – The John Birch Society
Year: 2007
Issue: Conservative
Website: http://www.jbs.org

Conservative Index – The John Birch Society Ratings:

State Office District Name Party Rating
OK U.S. Senate Jr Tom Coburn Republican 100
TX U.S. House 14 Ronald Paul Republican 100
SC U.S. Senate Jr Jim DeMint Republican 90
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan Republican 89
OK U.S. Senate Sr James Inhofe Republican 89
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 86
CA U.S. House 48 John Campbell Republican 80
ID U.S. Senate Sr Michael Crapo Republican 80
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80
WY U.S. Senate Sr Michael Enzi Republican 80
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80
AZ U.S. House 2 Trent Franks Republican 80
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 80
TX U.S. House 3 Samuel Johnson Republican 80
CO U.S. House 5 Douglas Lamborn Republican 80
CA U.S. House 3 Daniel Lungren Republican 80
IL U.S. House 16 Donald Manzullo Republican 80
IN U.S. House 6 Mike Pence Republican 80
WI U.S. House 5 F. Sensenbrenner Republican 80
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jefferson Sessions Republican 80
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 78
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 78
KS Governor Samuel Brownback Republican 75
PA U.S. House 16 Joseph Pitts Republican 75
MO U.S. House 2 W. Akin Republican 70
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 70
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 70
IN U.S. House 5 Dan Burton Republican 70
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 70
GA U.S. Senate Sr Clarence Chambliss Republican 70
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 70
TX U.S. House 11 K. Michael Conaway Republican 70
TN U.S. Senate Jr Bob Corker Republican 70
TX U.S. Senate Jr John Cornyn Republican 70
AZ U.S. House 6 Jeff Flake Republican 70
IA U.S. Senate Sr Charles Grassley Republican 70
CA U.S. House 2 Walter Herger Republican 70
GA U.S. Senate Jr John Isakson Republican 70
OH U.S. House 4 James Jordan Republican 70
IA U.S. House 5 Steve King Republican 70
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 70
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 70
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jon Kyl Republican 70
FL U.S. House 14 Connie Mack Republican 70
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 70
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 70
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70
CA U.S. House 46 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 70
CA U.S. House 40 Edward Royce Republican 70
TX U.S. House 32 Peter Sessions Republican 70
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 70
MI U.S. House 7 Timothy Walberg Republican 70
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 67
GA U.S. House 6 Thomas Price Republican 67
MD U.S. House 6 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 63
MO U.S. House 6 Samuel Graves Republican 63
CA U.S. House 42 Gary Miller Republican 63
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 63
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 60
LA U.S. House 7 Charles Boustany Republican 60
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60
MI U.S. House 4 David Camp Republican 60
OH U.S. House 1 Steven Chabot Republican 60
NC U.S. House 6 John Coble Republican 60
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 60
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60
CA U.S. House 24 Elton Gallegly Republican 60
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 60
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60
WA U.S. House 4 Richard Hastings Republican 60
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60
CA U.S. House 22 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 60
CA U.S. House 25 Howard McKeon Republican 60
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 60
NC U.S. House 9 Suellen Myrick Republican 60
CA U.S. House 21 Devin Nunes Republican 60
NM U.S. House 2 Stevan Pearce Republican 60
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 60
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 60
MT U.S. House At-Large Dennis Rehberg Republican 60
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 60
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 60
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 60
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 60
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 60
FL U.S. House 6 Clifford Stearns Republican 60
OK U.S. House 1 John Sullivan Republican 60
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60
TX U.S. House 13 William Thornberry Republican 60
OH U.S. House 12 Patrick Tiberi Republican 60
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60
SC U.S. House 2 Addison Wilson Republican 60
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 56
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 56
ID U.S. House 2 Michael Simpson Republican 56
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50
LA U.S. House 5 Rodney Alexander Republican 50
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50
CA U.S. House 50 Brian Bilbray Republican 50
FL U.S. House 9 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50
AL U.S. House 1 Josiah Bonner Republican 50
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50
FL U.S. House 13 Vern Buchanan Republican 50
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50
CA U.S. House 44 Ken Calvert Republican 50
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50
KY U.S. House 4 Geoff Davis Republican 50
CA U.S. House 26 David Dreier Republican 50
VA U.S. House 4 James Randy Forbes Republican 50
VA U.S. House 6 Robert Goodlatte Republican 50
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 50
TX U.S. Senate Sr Kay Hutchison Republican 50
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50
IL U.S. House 15 Timothy Johnson Republican 50
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones Republican 50
NY U.S. House 3 Peter King Republican 50
OH U.S. House 10 Dennis Kucinich Democratic 50
IA U.S. House 4 Thomas Latham Republican 50
IN U.S. Senate Sr Richard Lugar Republican 50
MI U.S. House 11 Thaddeus McCotter Republican 50
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50
PA U.S. House 18 Timothy Murphy Republican 50
WI U.S. House 6 Thomas Petri Republican 50
KY U.S. House 5 Harold Rogers Republican 50
AL U.S. House 3 Michael Rogers Republican 50
OH U.S. House 2 Jean Schmidt Republican 50
IL U.S. House 19 John Shimkus Republican 50
NJ U.S. House 4 Christopher Smith Republican 50
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50
OH U.S. House 3 Michael Turner Republican 50
MI U.S. House 6 Frederick Upton Republican 50
KY U.S. House 1 Edward Whitfield Republican 50
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 50
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 44
CA U.S. House 41 Jerry Lewis Republican 44
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 44
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain Republican 43
MT U.S. Senate Sr Max Baucus Democratic 40
OK U.S. House 2 David Boren Democratic 40
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40
IL U.S. House 12 Jerry Costello Democratic 40
FL U.S. House 21 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40
IN U.S. House 2 Joe Donnelly Democratic 40
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 40
NA U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood 40
OH U.S. House 14 Steven LaTourette Republican 40
CA U.S. House 9 Barbara Lee Democratic 40
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40
ME U.S. House 2 Michael Michaud Democratic 40
NE U.S. Senate Sr E. Benjamin Nelson Democratic 40
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall Democratic 40
FL U.S. House 18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40
NC U.S. House 11 Joseph Shuler Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 35 Maxine Waters Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 6 Lynn Woolsey Democratic 40
FL U.S. House 10 Charles Young Republican 40
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 38
MO U.S. House 8 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 33
CA U.S. House 13 Fortney Stark Democratic 33
NC U.S. House 12 Melvin Watt Democratic 33
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30
WI U.S. House 2 Tammy Baldwin Democratic 30
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 31 Xavier Becerra Democratic 30
IL U.S. House 13 Judy Biggert Republican 30
NY U.S. House 1 Timothy Bishop Democratic 30
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 45 Mary Bono Mack Republican 30
NC U.S. House 1 George Butterfield Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 23 Lois Capps Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 8 Michael Capuano Democratic 30
MO U.S. House 3 John Carnahan Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 11 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30
MO U.S. House 1 William Clay Democratic 30
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver Democratic 30
SC U.S. House 6 James Clyburn Democratic 30
ME U.S. Senate Jr Susan Collins Republican 30
MI U.S. House 14 John Conyers Democratic 30
CT U.S. House 2 Joseph Courtney Democratic 30
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 30
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30
PA U.S. House 15 Charles Dent Republican 30
MI U.S. House 15 John Dingell Democratic 30
TX U.S. House 25 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 30
PA U.S. House 14 Michael Doyle Democratic 30
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30
CA U.S. House 14 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 17 Samuel Farr Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 51 Bob Filner Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 4 Barney Frank Democratic 30
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 30
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 30
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 30
AZ U.S. House 7 Ra�l Grijalva Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 22 Maurice Hinchey Democratic 30
HI U.S. House 2 Mazie Hirono Democratic 30
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 15 Michael Honda Democratic 30
WA U.S. House 1 Jay Inslee Democratic 30
IL U.S. House 2 Jesse Jackson Democratic 30
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 30
GA U.S. House 4 Henry Johnson Democratic 30
MI U.S. House 5 Dale Kildee Democratic 30
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 30
RI U.S. House 2 James Langevin Democratic 30
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 30
IA U.S. House 2 David Loebsack Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 16 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 9 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 14 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 7 Edward Markey Democratic 30
UT U.S. House 2 Jim Matheson Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 5 Doris Matsui Democratic 30
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 30
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30
WA U.S. House 7 James McDermott Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 3 James McGovern Democratic 30
NC U.S. House 7 Douglas McIntyre Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 6 Gregory Meeks Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 7 George Miller Democratic 30
WI U.S. House 4 Gwendolynne Moore Democratic 30
VA U.S. House 8 James Moran Democratic 30
CT U.S. House 5 Christopher Murphy Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 38 Grace Napolitano Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 2 Richard Neal Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 1 John Olver Democratic 30
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone Democratic 30
NJ U.S. House 8 William Pascrell Democratic 30
AZ U.S. House 4 Ed Pastor Democratic 30
NJ U.S. House 10 Donald Payne Democratic 30
PA U.S. House 19 Todd Platts Republican 30
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 15 Charles Rangel Democratic 30
WA U.S. House 8 David Reichert Republican 30
WV U.S. Senate Sr John Rockefeller Democratic 30
NJ U.S. House 9 Steven Rothman Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 34 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 30
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30
OH U.S. House 17 Timothy Ryan Democratic 30
IL U.S. House 9 Janice Schakowsky Democratic 30
VA U.S. House 3 Robert Scott Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 16 Jos� Serrano Democratic 30
NJ U.S. House 13 Albio Sires Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 28 Louise Slaughter Democratic 30
NA U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis 30
OH U.S. House 13 Betty Sutton Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 39 Linda S�nchez Democratic 30
MT U.S. Senate Jr Jon Tester Democratic 30
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 1 Michael Thompson Democratic 30
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 30
NM U.S. Senate Jr Tom Udall Democratic 30
NY U.S. House 12 Nydia Vel�zquez Democratic 30
IN U.S. House 1 Peter Visclosky Democratic 30
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30
VA U.S. Senate Sr James Webb Democratic 30
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 30
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 30
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 22
NY U.S. House 5 Gary Ackerman Democratic 20
NJ U.S. House 1 Robert Andrews Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 43 Joe Baca Democratic 20
IA U.S. House 3 Leonard Boswell Democratic 20
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20
PA U.S. Senate Sr Robert Casey Democratic 20
FL U.S. House 11 Kathy Castor Democratic 20
KY U.S. House 6 Albert Chandler Democratic 20
TN U.S. House 9 Stephen Cohen Democratic 20
ND U.S. Senate Sr Kent Conrad Democratic-NPL 20
NY U.S. House 7 Joseph Crowley Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20
WA U.S. House 6 Norman Dicks Democratic 20
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 20
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah Democratic 20
TX U.S. House 20 Charles Gonzalez Democratic 20
TX U.S. House 29 Raymond Green Democratic 20
IA U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Harkin Democratic 20
FL U.S. House 23 Alcee Hastings Democratic 20
NY U.S. House 27 Brian Higgins Democratic 20
TX U.S. House 15 Rub�n Hinojosa Democratic 20
NY U.S. House 2 Steve Israel Democratic 20
WI U.S. House 3 Ronald Kind Democratic 20
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20
MI U.S. House 12 Sander Levin Democratic 20
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20
NY U.S. House 18 Nita Lowey Democratic 20
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 11 Gerald McNerney Democratic 20
NC U.S. House 13 Ralph Miller Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 8 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 20
TX U.S. House 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 20
AR U.S. House 4 Michael Ross Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 47 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernard Sanders Independent 20
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 29 Adam Schiff Democratic 20
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 27 Brad Sherman Democratic 20
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20
ME U.S. Senate Sr Olympia Snowe Republican 20
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20
NY U.S. House 10 Edolphus Towns Democratic 20
MD U.S. House 8 Christopher Van Hollen Democratic 20
MN U.S. House 1 Timothy Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
CA U.S. House 30 Henry Waxman Democratic 20
PA U.S. House 1 Robert Brady Democratic 17
NY U.S. House 8 Jerrold Nadler Democratic 14
FL U.S. House 20 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 13
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop Democratic 11
FL U.S. House 3 Corrine Brown Democratic 11
CA U.S. House 20 Jim Costa Democratic 11
PA U.S. House 4 Jason Altmire Democratic 10
NV U.S. House 1 Shelley Berkley Democratic 10
CA U.S. House 28 Howard Berman Democratic 10
NA Vice President Joseph Biden Democratic 10
NM U.S. Senate Sr Jeff Bingaman Democratic 10
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10
CA U.S. House 18 Dennis Cardoza Democratic 10
NA U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Democratic 10
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10
IL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Durbin Democratic 10
AZ U.S. House 8 Gabrielle Giffords Democratic 10
PA U.S. House 17 Tim Holden Democratic 10
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10
HI U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Inouye Democratic 10
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Frank Lautenberg Democratic 10
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 10
CT U.S. Senate Sr Joseph Lieberman Independent Democrat 10
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson Democratic 10
RI U.S. Senate Sr John Reed Democratic 10
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10
MD U.S. House 2 C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 10
NA U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar 10
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 10
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 10
HI U.S. Senate Jr Daniel Akaka Democratic 0
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0
MD U.S. Senate Jr Benjamin Cardin Democratic 0
DE U.S. Senate Sr Thomas Carper Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0
MA U.S. Senate Sr John Kerry Democratic 0
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
WI U.S. Senate Sr Herbert Kohl Democratic 0
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Robert Menendez Democratic 0
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0
NA President Barack Obama Democratic 0
NY U.S. Senate Sr Charles Schumer Democratic 0
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0

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alternate titles:
see who’s doing Koch together
here are the Koch snorters

See who’s doing Koch together (Check out these LINES of KOCH!)

See who the Koch-suckers are! See who in Washington is doing it with the John Birch Society and Koch Brothers

Check out THESE LINES OF KOCH! Koch Brothers, Government, and the John Birch Society. See who’s snorting Koch these days

You ain’t gonna believe who’s smoking Koch in Washington now!

See who in Government is in bed with the John Birch Society and the Koch Brothers

See who’s doing Koch together (Check out these LINES of KOCH!)

yours in the comments section, please. (this should be fun.)

the link for the Koch – John Birth Society connection graph:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1718936407996&set=a.1164602149986.25410.1075845911&type=1&theater

A comment on the graph above:

(Reposted with several additions.) It’s fascinating to watch BIG money try to sneak through several “passes” to hide their support of a political candidate. Just follow the goldbrick road. In this case, it’s a path of green. Wonder what they’re trying to hide? Well, we’re happy to expose them for their attempts to subvert our democracy. Download this chart and print it for safe keeping and constant reference. You need to know the people and corporations and “stink tanks” behind the BIG Power Grab. This one highlights the governorship of Wisconsin, where a lot of Republican concepts are tested before going viral. If the Wisconsin domino falls, it will be short order for what remains of our democracy. This isn’t about unions. It’s about destroying the only large opponent to the Republican Corporate Money Daddies, the Union. Like unions or not, if they fall, the Democratic party falls and we’ll have an oligarchy for sure. Then we’ll all fall behind on our bills, and on our knees to worship our new masters. Mark my words. {Thanks to Richard Wear for sources.}

There’s lots of folks in the Tea Party who are rightfully angry, but were misinformed. They are coming to #occupywallstreet & learning.

THAT IS THE BENEFIT of doing an action like #OccupyWallStreet. Since we have NO legit media, people cannot learn without a public education event like #globalrevolution #ows.

In the 60s we had Teach-Ins on the Vietnam War. If I had not gone to a teach-in on the Vietnam War at Franklin and Marshall College in 1969 in Lancaster, PA, I WOULD PROBABLY BE A CONSERVATIVE NOW!

The possibility of enlightening the MSM-merized & FOX-notized is what’s awesome about #occupywallstreet #globalrevolution https://culturewarclasswar.wordpress.com

#taxtherich #WeThePeople #newearth #eco

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