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19h45 UTC; TUESDAY, 4 MARCH 2014:
Perhaps it was best to begin toiday's missive into the rantings from a dyslexic blogger with the following interesting missive from DailyKos.com whose title--"The RepubliKKKan [sic] Party's transparent agenda of class warfare"--summarises it best:
The Republican Party's economic agenda is obvious. In the era of democracy and republic, class warfare has never been more transparent. These are not policies cohering by mere random maliciousness, they are deliberate and calculated. The sum is so much more reprehensible than the nefarious parts.

Republicans oppose jobs bills. They make whatever excuses seem expedient at a given moment, but the reality is that they have no interest in helping to create jobs. The Republican agenda depends on a continuing paucity of opportunities. Republicans know that trickle down economics doesn't work, and that making the wealthy wealthier does not motivate them to create jobs. They know that making the wealthy wealthier mostly results in hording in offshore accounts, and obscenely ostentatious self-indulgences. Trickle down isn't just a failed economic theory, it's a red herring.

Republicans know that there are far more people seeking jobs than there are jobs available, but they don't see that as a problem, they see it as a solution. Not only do they not care about the suffering of those who want but cannot find work, they depend on that suffering, and intentionally exacerbate it. That is why they also oppose government spending to benefit the long-term unemployed. Republican antipathy to paying taxes isn't only about avarice, it is about ensuring that there aren't enough public resources available to alleviate those economically suffering.

Republicans like to pretend that their economic cruelty is about not coddling, but it's actually about punishing. Republicans aren't really worried about people being soft, they're actually worried about people not hurting. To Republicans, schadenfreude may be a favorite form of entertainment, but hurting people economically also serves a critical purpose. The more desperate people are to find work, the more likely they will be to accept any work at any wages under any conditions. Kick them while they are down, and try to make them beg. Being able to disparage and demonize them is an added bonus.

The final piece of the puzzle is the Republican focus on making life more difficult for those who do have work. Republicans oppose increasing the minimum wage. They want even the employed to know economic want. Republicans oppose workplace safety regulations, and they want to destroy unions. They want workers completely subject to the whims of management, and unable to quit lousy jobs because there are no good alternatives and there is no social safety net to protect them. Under the Republican agenda, workers have to do what they're told or suffer even worse consequences.

In short, the Republican agenda is to keep people desperate for work, with more people seeking jobs than can find them, with no laws or other forms of assistance or protection for those who can find jobs, and no safety net for those who can't. Lack of opportunity ensures a glutted labor market, which drives down wages, forcing many of even those who do find work to seek more. Exhausting hours, inadequate pay, and broken unions ensure that workers are hungry and tired and incapable of defending themselves.

It could be called a new form of feudalism, but that feudalism actually made necessary more responsibility from the aristocracy toward the peasants and serfs than does unregulated bastard capitalism from owners and management toward labor. It is class warfare. Simple, straightforward, class warfare. For Republicans, poverty, hunger, and unemployment are not tributary outcomes of their economic model, they are deliberate means toward insidious ends. Make people hurt. Make them desperate. They will do what they are told. They will ask for no more than that they be allowed to survive another week.

Or so Republicans hope.
Which, put another way, suggests that their ideal for "empowering the government-dependent into self-reliance and personal responsibility," so long as such conformed to the disciplines of their dear lovely ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe in its Luscious Glory of interconnexion to National Unity and Identity, is one rooted in the Reddingsdaadbond movement promoted by Afrikaner Nationalists down South Africa way between 1939 and 1957.

And which, in any case, should be reason enough to call out the GOP for its brazen doublethink towards the so-called "REAL AmeriKKKa" of "poor whiteism" they claim to be the Voice and Conscience of (cf. the Afrikaner Broederbond, especially so back in the Luscious Glory of apartheid South Africa, being that of the Afrikaner Volk; hence, requiring the utmost of quasi-Masonic secrecy in its operations and agenda towards its aims and ends).

In a somewhat relevant vein, you may or may not have heard where the Disney Parks unit of The Walt Disney Company, in the interest of its professed belief in diversity and tolerance, has announced where it would no longer support the Boy Scouts of America (usually through individual troops) because of its refusal to allow the overtly gay into positions of leadership, confidence and trust (notwithstanding its policy change as allowed the rank-and-file who were overtly gay themselves to join local troops last year).

Which should make you wonder if the conservative "answer" to the Boy Scouts, otherwise known as Trail Life, will be receiving major support from Branson's so-called "music show" community, especially given conservative expectations about seeing Branson as THE True Center and Ideal of Amerikaanse Kultuur (howbeit one as is jingoistic, colourblind and idealised to glorify the "poor white" ideal of the "REAL AmeriKKKan" thereby cherished and revered); this, perhaps, including the Brashears family as owns Silver Dollar City in Branson and owns part of Dollywood in Sevierville, TN. Never mind that the principles, disciplines and beliefs of Trail Life are enough to call to mind the Hitler Jugend from back in Nazi Germany (whose salute calls to mind the Nazi stiff-arm such) and, to a lesser degree, the Afirkaner-centrist Voortrekkers down South Africa way, especially with their focus on "Christian" racism, jingoistic xenophobia, nativism, sexism and homophobia.

The prospect of which may bear watching.

And which, come to think of it, may want to be a "heads up" for especially image-conscious "shoobie trap" businesses seeking to show themselves as paragons of Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Corporate Citizenship--including the major theme-park operators like Cedar Fair, Six Flags, Wet 'n Wild, Schlitterbahn and Palace Entertainment.

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