LETTER: Corporate GOP target poor, middle classTo the Telegram: Soon, a massive effort will begin to free the people of Wisconsin from the vile grip of corporate fascism.
To the Telegram:
Soon, a massive effort will begin to free the people of Wisconsin from the vile grip of corporate fascism. The new corporatist Republicans no longer even try to mask their insidious intentions, that of destroying what little is left of the American worker’s right to bargain in good faith for a living wage and a safe working environment. Beyond that, no matter what color smoke they try to puff up the public’s posterior, the corporatist Republicans ARE out to destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That the government is broke because of these three programs is not a myth…it’s a lie.
Blogger and columnist Eric Wattree (www. wattree.blogspot.com- 9/26/11), states in part, “… they [the GOP] love the economy just the way it is — the rich are making money hand-over-fist, the middle class are in such dire straits that instead of making demands, they’re fighting among themselves for any crumbs that the rich are willing to throw at their feet.
It’s only the poor and middle class suffering, and once they get rid of Social Security, Medicare and the unions, we’ll be totally dependent on the corporate class for our very survival.” Again, these are not the loyal opposition Republicans of Dwight Eisenhower or even Barry Goldwater. These new corporatist Republicans are bent on destroying the middle class and mutating it into a completely controllable serfdom, to provide labor for the new United Corporate States of America. I have many times illustrated how their tactics mimic those that successfully destroyed a fledgling German democracy in 1932 and replaced it with Hitler’s Nazi party rule.
That corporatist Republicans are owned by corporate CEOs is painfully apparent to anyone who has not recently emerged from a 30-year sojourn under a rock. The two that bought Bucky Badger at a basement sale by the Republicans are the infamous New York billionaire Koch brothers. They own half our senators, several congressmen, the governor and all who serve under him, most of our legislature, our highest court and an unknown number of local officials, who are tasked with ensuring our election process is “fair” (for whom?). This is a direct result of the supreme kangaroo court’s decree that corporations are now people.
I have never said that the corporatist Republicans’ agendas were the same as the Nazi’s, except of course for world domination. I don’t think corporate CEOs care what race, creed or ethnicity their slaves are, as long as we quietly conform to their stated “new normal,” which would be low wages, without adequate healthcare and the promise of Social Security/Medicare for our old age … and we keep our mouths shut.
However, I did run across an interesting article by artist/author Damien Crisp that is posted on several websites. Its title says it all: “The Kochs, A Nazi Past, Oil & the Foundation of the Right.” The site I found it on is unknownjournal.wordpress.com/2010/10/06. Do the apples fall far from the tree? That’s something the reader must decide for him or herself.
The amount of hatred spewed forth toward “undesirables” by the Koch’s army of teabagger brown-shirts has helped turn a nation on itself, from their contempt for humanity during their sabotage of any meaningful healthcare discussions to their cheers for mouthpiece Hannity’s delight at being in a room full of, “Timothy McVeigh wannabes” and now their shouts of acclamation at the suggestion a comatose 30-year-old father without costly health insurance should just be left to die. These are all indications of a once-civilized nation in steep decline, divided by design and permeated with a hatred so caustic it eats away at the very glue that binds us together. A nation divided is more easily conquered and controlled from within … just ask anyone who survived Hitler’s rise in 1932.
Dale R. Botten,