I have been involved in politics most of my life. I have always known people where politically uneducated. I have, from youth heard foreigners say that. When I was a youth during the cold war. People have always said stupid uneducated things. I used tell people I was a Socialist and that I liked the Socialism of the Scandinavian countries. Their reply would be, aren’t those countries neutral? All countries have a internal political structure with political parties.
Than we learned young how screwed up the conservatives are. In the 1980s they would say socialized medicine doesn’t work and the countries are trying to find a way to get rid of it. Actually since, no country has gotten rid of it, and many countries, even South Korea and South Africa have installed National Health Insurance.
Running for office you’ll really find out how stupid people are. Some people say, they like Mitt Romney because me and my Seventy Year old grand mother still work. Is your 70 year old grandmother social security check keeping her in poverty? I can remember at time when I was running for Governor and I showed some lady my agenda and she insisted it was my Democratic Party opponent agenda. I asked her if she knew he didn’t stand for any of these issues? No, she still insisted that it was my opponents agenda.
Yet we still have American Dreamer who think they are going to get rich.
And even Liberals today are like 1980’s Republicans. They like war, hate the poor, have no labor agenda, no war on poverty. The entire Kennedy and King doctrine is not there. When was the last time you heard about the Living Wage? The Graduated Progressive Tax? Workers Rights? Gross National (Domestic ) Happiness .
No American is educated on the principals of Democracy. I find, no one cares, no one even educates themselves.
Facts don’t drive our politics, it’s myths. Politicians tell people what they want to hear. They make us feel smart when we are suckers To win us over they pretend to be just like us, in a crude exploitation of the myth of the common people.
Even with the internet people refuse to learn Democracy. The Constitution is not Democracy and a poor reflection of it.
We are a culture and society enamored with hate, greed, and ignorance. We even see the stupid things politicians say and we go for that.
We subscribe to silly values. Look at the emergence of the Tea Party. It is clearing house for right wing stupidity. The Corporate News media is to blame for re-enforcing the values of these people. They keep advertising these idiots. We usually, the more enlightened, need to go to alternative news media for the real truth.
But it us, we that people who do not seek a better way. We now its there, we know the possibilities, but the current political situation means that this is a reflection of our ugliness. We support the pain and suffering of others through our lack of empathy, compassion, and consideration. As long as it is “me“ who isn’t suffering who cares?
Nazi ideology denounced many political and economic ideologies and systems as being such as: capitalism, democracy, the Enlightenment, industrialisation, liberalism, Democratic Socialism, Social Democarcy, Marxism, parliamentary politics, and trade unionism. To maintain the purity and strength of the Aryan race, the Nazis sought to exterminate or impose exclusionary segregation upon superior and Inferior”degenerate” and “asocial” groups that included: Jews, homosexuals, Romani, blacks, the physically and mentally handicapped. In America today, the inferior are looked at with contempt.
So, when are we going to have what we really preach. I saw a joke: American Exceptionalism; The Values of Freedom and Liberty and a contempt for both