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Bernie Sanders: Ruling Class Strategy Re Little Guys

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by glynch, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. glynch

    glynch Contributing Member

    Dec 1, 2000
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    We see it on the forum, folks like bigtexx etc. I would add the ideological approach to econ 101 in the last 50 years is part of the strategy for little guy types who may not be that racist or misogynist.
    "In the 1950s, what state in this country had the lowest paid white workers?"

    Answer: Mississippi.

    Sanders then explained:

    What did the whole system tell these white workers, who were the lowest-paid white workers in the U.S. — in other words, these workers were being exploited.

    What they said is, you can go over to that water fountain and take a drink, and this black guy can't. You can go to this bathroom, you can go to this restaurant. Man, you got it good!

    Meanwhile, we're paying you nothing.

    So you divided blacks from white, in that case, whites from blacks. It is what they always do. And then they go, you see that woman over there? An uppity woman wants your job, man. You're not gonna let that woman take your job, you've got to divide from her. And that guy's gay over there, you gotta hate him, he's going to destroy your marriage because he's gay, gotta hate him. Oh, and there's a guy who talks with a Mexican accent, a little bit Spanish. You're supposed to hate him.

    That has been what the ruling class has done over and over again. Why? Because they understand that when we come together, if we fight for decent wages, for education for your kids, the right to Social Security, we win. If they divide us, they win.
  2. Haymitch

    Haymitch Custom Title
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    Dec 22, 2005
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  3. Liberon

    Liberon Rookie

    Nov 10, 2009
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    He's obviously an independent that wanted a chance so went with the Democrats....
  4. Nook

    Nook Member

    Jun 27, 2008
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    Yeah.... The communists said something similar 100 years ago.

    Pretty sure people didn't have to be "told" or brainwashed into hating groups different than themselves and it isn't as if poor areas or poor people had a monopoly on hatred or oppressive views. It is a very simplistic view of a very complicated issue that is a self serving view.
  5. sirbaihu

    sirbaihu Member

    Nov 2, 2006
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    At this point the biggest ruse of all is Democrats versus Republicans. Instead of battling each other, we should band together as "the people" and demand an end to a lot of this foolishness. See? A lot of people felt like "we" won when Obama got elected. And some other people felt like "we" won when Bush got elected. These are our little fake victories and satisfactions. Sure there are some important differences between the parties. But both parties want to spend $600 billion on defense next year, for example, and some other number is not an option offered by the parties. Divide and conquer. We are kind of fools to be battling each other on these red/blue issues, because they're mostly pretty secondary.
  6. TheresTheDagger

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