Broke Republicans Are the Ultimate Cuckservatives

Voting for corporations to make more cash while you starve is economic cuckold

Many right-wing men are pretty obsessed with the word “cuck” these days. As defined by Urban Dictionary, “cuck” means:

Cuck is a man who’s a little bitch. Contrary to the beliefs of the liberal leaning crowd trying to explain something popularized by the conservatives, cuck is used by many races for someone who is spineless and IS derived from cuckold.

Her cuck boyfriend watched as a man flirted and felt up his girl in front of him.

She cheated on him and told him it would never happen again, he’s such a cuck to believe that.

As humans, we often project our fears onto others. Apparently swaths of right-leaning white men are fearful that black men will take on their nice white nonexistent girlfriends and wives. The idea is that it would be embarrassing to powerlessly witness another man having what should be yours.

The problem is that such an injustice is the entire premise of Capitalism. We live in an extremely fragile society where the slightest of natural disasters can topple basic services that we take for granted, such as cellular service and a timely response from 911 call centers. We saw this with Hurricane Harvey over the weekend and continuing into the week.

Economically speaking, keeping a country alive and thriving is a delicate balancing act in which you have to create public prosperity for those who have worked hard in life while also ensuring that those who’ve been dealt a bad hand don’t live in poverty. The United States, along with most other countries on Earth, are only good at one of those things. To painfully simplify the economic spectrum, you have communism on the far left, and capitalism on the far right.

Raw communism hardly works because everyone is essentially paid the same thing, no matter their effort or position. This inevitably leads to a lack of effort in society, as there are no promotions and no raises to strive for. Worse, you work for the government and not much innovation happens.

Raw capitalism, a form of anarchism, hardly works because the government provides nothing. Roads, bridges, healthcare, education, police, and the military would all belong to corporations instead of a democratically controlled government. Rather than votes and consensus creating laws, corporations would create them. Every road would have a toll, since road-making companies would need to make a profit.

Socialism is a strange term, as it really refers to having a mix of communism and capitalism. Modernly, “socialism” is a failed target of corporatists who are trying to equate it with communism and make it some sort of bogeyman to avoid at all costs (literally). Things that are “socialized” are called such because they are for the good of society. We socialize our roads, early education, police, and military, for a few examples. We definitely don’t want corporations controlling what police do, we want laws and regulations that were written for the good of society by democratically elected officials controlling what police do. In order to balance society, you need to balance communism and capitalism. This is just as fragile as coordinating emergency services (which are also socialized) during a disaster. It isn’t easy and takes a lot of debate and effort, as we see in the United States and around the world.

When the rich have too much power, our country gets dragged too far towards capitalism. Increasingly, corporations are finding ways to puppet master our schools and police. This problem is evident when we see officers brutalizing peaceful Standing Rock protestors at the behest of oil companies and banks invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

You don’t have to be Islamic to be a terrorist.

So-called “capitalists” almost always believe in some degree of socialism. Although common core is the subject of much criticism, including from myself, many Republican parents would dislike if they had to pay out of pocket for their children’s K-12 schooling. We pay taxes, and we expect that our children’s education will be mostly paid for by that. Patriotic corporations and employers are also happy to pay the taxes in order to achieve this so that they can hire competent and educated young people in the future. This is socialism and capitalism working together to create a strong economy and society, as they should.

Republican politicians and many centrist Democratic politicians don’t believe in these things. We increasingly see conservatives such as Betsy DeVos wanting to privatize education, and Donald Trump wanting to privatize our roads and bridges. These things would harm poor people greatly, as they would now have to spend part of their already abysmal wages on paying tolls to get to their job, as well as spend savings on educating their child (if they could even afford that.) We also know that these right-wing Republicans and Democrats largely oppose a higher minimum wage, tax-paid (not free, as many call it) college, and single-payer healthcare. These corporatist positions make the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and middle class disappear. Logically, no poor person would vote for the likes of a Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer, or Nancy Pelosi, as these are politicians who are committed to enriching the rich. But for some reason, they do. While there are a handful of Democrats who look out for the poor and advocate for more social programs, such as Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, or Ro Khanna, no modern Republican advocates for anything resembling a fair and just economy.

Broke Republican voters, who already have almost no money, will get up out of their house to go pull the lever for a politician that will pass legalization to make broke Republicans even broker. Of course, the money that could have been yours under a better system doesn’t just evaporate. It goes to the top 1%. Someone has your money, it just isn’t you. To me, that sounds a lot like powerlessly witnessing another man having what should be yours.

And that is why broke Republicans are the ultimate cuckservatives.

(Don’t forget that Republicans keep winning because you keep voting for Democrats.)

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Let’s Impeach Trump So Mike Pence Can Be President!

/sarcasm

Donald Trump: A buffoon with not many interests other than himself. Mostly incompetent. Gifted at connecting with angry voters who aren’t sure what they’re angry about. Highly ineffective at passing legislation.

Mike Pence: A charismatic capitalist with not many interests other than his bank account and his religion. Mostly competent. Gifted at nodding behind the President during speeches. Effective at passing legislation.

Among the modern Republican Party’s draconian agenda are these gems from their own platform PDF:

  • “Government cannot create prosperity, though government can limit or destroy it.” Funny, I thought The New Deal was the government successfully creating prosperity and building hundreds of highways, creating millions of jobs.
  • “President Obama and his party will set a record of being the first modern president ever to leave office without a single calendar year of three percent economic growth.” I’m not only amused by the GOP’s inability to update their official platform 188 days after Trump took office (they still think Obama is president), but also their Texas Sharpshooter attempt to pretend that previous Republican presidents such as Bush were totally way better for jobs and the economy than Obama. Except when the Republicans’ deregulation of the banks and housing market crashed the entire planet.
  • “Traditional marriage and family, based on marriage between one man and one woman, is the foundation for a free society and has for millennia been entrusted with rearing children and instilling cultural values.” Yes, for some reason, of all the things that could be the foundation of a free society (such as the Constitution, democracy, or regulating corporate greed), the marriage of the eggplant and the donut is of utmost value. If two women get married to each other, surely we oppressed straight people will never be free again.
  • “We assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.” *sighs* Unborn child = fetus which cannot exist outside of the female reproductive system, and this fetus is more important to Republicans than innocent death-row victims and feeding impoverished (born) children. Republicans have voted dozens of times to cut essential programs for the poor. They pretend to care about fetuses before they’re born into children, but after that, they can starve. Seems legit.

Now, that’s only four examples out of hundreds of hilariously incorrect statements made in their platform, and I found all four of those examples by skimming down to page 13 of 54. I’d suggest skimming it for yourself by tapping here.

These are goals that are certainly obtainable by the Republican Party. They hold the Presidency, the Senate, and the House, and their Vice President can break 50-50 ties in the Senate. So what’s the holdup? Disorganization and incompetency.

You can only do so much with an elected position, and you can only buy so much with money you get from book deals after you leave congress. Because of legalized bribery in our political system, congress is designed to reward those who take the most bribescampaign donations 😉 from corporations and special interests. Therefore, the federal government is mostly composed of men and women who are incompetent enough to value money and power over serving their constituents. Absolutely no person with a healthy and functional brain will vote to cut healthcare and food stamps for millions of poor people so that they can buy another yacht or golf club membership with their shiny new tax break.

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We know that all of the Republican Party and most of the Democratic Party suffer from gross incompetency, but disorganization is not always the case. The Republicans were able to achieve vast amounts of terrible legislation under President George W. Bush, without the embarrassing loudmouth fake populism of Donald Trump to take care of.

If we’re going to have a right-wing president, we want someone who is so stupid that he or she can’t actually get anything done. If an armed robber broke into your home, would you rather she was a trained sharpshooter, or some idiot barely knew how to disable the safety?

Trump is so stupid that he has trouble getting a lot of terrible things done, and this is great. Yes, he’s an international embarrassment, just as our last Republican president was. Yes, he’s dismantling the EPA and heading our planet towards self-destruction. Yes, he’s succeeded at doing any number of terrible, awful things. I’m not claiming he hasn’t, and I’m sure many more awful things are to come. My claim is this: Mike Pence or any other competent Republican would have scored touchdowns in many places where Trumpicus dropped the ball. 

I give Trump credit for failing in the same way that I would give a young child of terrorist parents credit for being too stupid to figure out how to drive his parent’s car full of bombs onto a bridge. Pence is the competent terrorist who also has the car full of bombs, but knows how to drive. Trump just crashes into a tree and then blames it on Hillary, lol.

The Russia allegations against Trump are either true or they aren’t. There’s plenty of suspicious evidence to suggest that collusion did happen between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in a way that would benefit Russia over the United States. Of course, rather than talking about the climate, healthcare, or jobs, the media (including progressive media) has latched onto the Russia story almost 24/7. While children starve and we bomb the Middle East endlessly, enriching defense companies, the corporate right-wing media like MSNBC spends its time red-scaring everyone with anti-Russian racism and propaganda. (Read: fake news.)

Let’s suppose the corporate establishment media is correct and Trump did collude with Russia. Okay, bad. We don’t like that. The President of the United States should put the United States first, always. That’s his or her job. So what do we do next? Impeach him and get Mike Pence, the competent and farther-right version of Trump on the job?

Mike Pence could score anti-poor, anti-climate, and anti-American legislation with ease as compared to Donald Trump. Like George Bush, but with extra electrocution for gay people.

The entire establishment media is owned by six mega corporations. Corporations, existing only to enrich themselves by definition, want as many draconian tax breaks as possible for themselves. Mike Pence would be a godsend for MSNBC’s parent Comcast, or CNN’s parent Time Warner. These crooked media outlets are dedicated to Trump’s impeachment so that we can get on with more important things like tax-breaks for corporations while our roads crumble, elderly people die, and children starve.

 

Impeach Trump, get Pence, and watch the toilet our planet is stuck in flush even faster.

 

The Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Probably Didn’t Happen; Trump Bombs Anyways

Trump’s emotional response to seeing dead children is to kill more children.

Open any news curation app. Facebook, Apple News, Flipboard, hell, pick up a physical copy of the New York Times. All of the sheep herd journalists are regurgitating what is likely to be a partially false story- the Syrian chemical weapons attack.

Ron Paul, a reputable and respected former US Congressman, mentioned how the chemical weapons attack was probably a “false flag” event, or an event that likely didn’t occur or has missing details and plot-holes. The conflict in Syria was actually dying down leading up to the attack. Islamic/Muslim terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS were slowly moving out of Syria just prior to the alleged attack. Given the ramping down of conflicts, Paul explained that strategically, the attack would have made no sense for Syrian president Assad.

On the other hand, if you’re a multinational oil company or war industry executive (Exxon Mobile, General Electric, etc.), the conflict in Syria is great for business! With every bomb, bullet, and gun produced to fire at Syrian civilians, the following top-ten global weapons manufacturers can wake up to delightfully elevated stock prices (which their respective CEOs believe translates into dick size, or something):

  1. Lockheed Martin; made $45.6 billion in 2014
  2. Boeing; made $30.7 billion in 2014
  3. BAE Systems; made $26.82 billion in 2014
  4. Raytheon; made $21.95 billion in 2014
  5. Northrop Grumman; made $20.22 billion in 2014
  6. General Dynamics; made $18.66 billion in 2014
  7. EADS/Airbus Group; made $15.7 billion in 2014
  8. United Technologies Corporation; made $11.9 billion in 2014
  9. Finmeccanica; made $10.56 billion in 2014
  10. Thales; made $10.37 billion in 2014

What we’re left with is a question: Did…

A) …Assad conduct the attack against his own best self interest, clearly knowing larger countries would retaliate and plunge Syria back into perpetual war?

Or, did…

B) …neoconservative politics and corporate interests fake the attack in order to increase their profits, using the media companies they own to perpetuate the propaganda?

“It’s the neo-conservatives who are benefiting tremendously from this because it’s derailed the progress that has already been made moving toward a more peaceful settlement in Syria,” said Ron Paul.

Paul has been a fairly consistent anti-war Libertarian throughout his political career. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton approved delivering Libya’s Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels. In other words, not all Republicans want war, and not all Democrats don’t. If you’re totally against war, check out the Green Party’s anti-war platform:

4. Non-Violence (from gp.org)

It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in danger. We promote non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace.

There are a number of other suspicious plot-holes in the corporate media’s narrative of the event. As Paul Antonopoulos of the middle-eastern Almasdar News points out, authorities are cleaning and handling the corpses with no safety gear. The masks are not completely applied to the face, and gloves aren’t being used. For working in an area where chemical bombs just exploded, these guys really aren’t afraid of the stuff that just killed everyone else laying around them.

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“Within seconds of exposure to sarin, the affects of the gas begins to target the muscle and nervous system. There is an almost immediate release of the bowels and the bladder, and vomiting is induced. When sarin is used in a concentrated area, it has the likelihood of killing thousands of people. Yet, such a dangerous gas, and the White Helmets are treating bodies with little concern to their exposed skin. This has to raise questions,” writes Paul Antonopoulos.

To many, “false-flag” events are entirely conspiratorial. Many still believe the United States had no involvement in the 9/11/2001 attacks in New York City, despite overwhelming evidence that the United States knew of the pending event. However, corporate media, corrupt politicians, and multinational businesses will always utilize their propaganda distribution mechanisms to fool the public into support for perpetual war, violence, and increased profits.

Shortly after the alleged chemical weapons event, President Donald Trump decided to kill even more children by dropping 59 Tomahawk missiles near the base where the chemical attack supposedly originated from.

Four children are reported to be among nine civilians killed in [Trump’s] “targeted assault” on the air base… Six servicemen are believed to have also been killed.

Even if the chemical weapons attack wasn’t a “false-flag,” notice how a neoconservative’s solution to violence and dead children was to cause more violence and kill more children, all while using expensive bombs manufactured by wealthy defense corporations. Donald Trump’s passionate voters believed they were going to get real change.

They got this instead.

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This, my friends, is called “perpetual warfare.”

We cannot keep electing those in favor of it.

Crumbling Public Schools, Vouchers, and Trump Supporter Syndrome

Have you ever watched a fly repeatedly bash his head against a window in a futile attempt to do Lord-knows-what? And when you ask the fly what he’s doing he replies “you mean you don’t know? The window. Trump promised to open it.”

It’s not encouraging when I speak with Trump supporters who still believe that he will keep his promise to be the torchbearer for the working class. Right-wing politicians prey most effectively on the desperation of the poorest, least educated, and uninformed individuals in America because they are the least likely to be aware of the issues that affect them. Unfortunately they voted in droves for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the primaries instead of Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein. They are in part a consequence of over two centuries of the government’s pro “landowner policies” that allow schools in the poorest counties to be massively underfunded relative to wealthy school districts. This is a bipartisan injustice perpetrated by both Republicans and Democrats whose intent it is to maximize the power of the wealthy over the poor. The right of a child to get a quality education in a public school is now further threatened by proposals to implement a nationwide school voucher program advocated by both Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and rising star and corporate controlled Democrat Cory Booker. Yes, Cory Booker is a Democrat, a lifelong proponent of school vouchers, and is being groomed by the DNC and corporate propaganda media to run for President in 2020.

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                                                        Disparity in funding by school district.

For those that don’t know, vouchers are a sum of money generally around $3,000 offered to all parents who can then use that money to send their child to a private school which averages around $15,000/year. A $3,000 voucher is useless to a family who can’t afford the additional $12,000. Worse yet, that voucher money is taken away from that state’s public school system’s resources. In many impoverished counties, schools are literally falling apart from a lack of state funding. Wisconsin has implemented one of this country’s most ambitious voucher programs where over $2 billion has been funneled away from public schools since 1990 to the benefit of private institutions. Understand also that many privately run schools are religious in nature. They are not required to adhere to the same federal laws surrounding the protection of freedom of speech. They can also disregard laws protecting students from discrimination based on sexual orientation. Federal non-interference laws concerning private institutions also allow private religious schools to circumvent laws requiring the separation of church and state. These schools are therefore allowed to condemn homosexuality and abortion, perpetuate creationism as a valid scientific explanation, and dilute a child’s innately rational longing to base their understanding on facts and evidence.

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A 4th grade quiz from a private religious school. Not kidding.

Time and again we see the two major political parties colluding on legislation that continues to consolidate the wealth and power of the privileged at the expense of the poor. It’s the right of every child to have the highest quality education and therefore an equal opportunity in life. A nationwide voucher program will push the United States even further from that goal. It will serve only to solidify perpetual cross-generational poverty for the less educated and an enduring disconnect from political involvement. An informed electorate would have given Bernie Sanders a landslide populist win. There’s still hope. There is a growing belief that Trump will be the catalyst for an awakening in pop culture concerning issues like climate change, single payer health care, income inequality, and a corrupt two party system beholden to and controlled by Wall Street. We also see that the political landscape is moving in Bernie Sanders’ direction. Millennials are the most aware group in 60 years. They consistently poll as enthusiastic supporters of Bernie Sanders’ and the Green Party’s democratic socialist policies. It is them that will be leading the way against the .1% oligarchy perpetuated by a corrupt two party system and a corporate controlled media.

Republican Establishment Smear Prominent Homosexual Milo Yiannopoulos as a Pedophile

Getting raped doesn’t make you a pedophile

If there’s anything that level-headed Americans dislike more than radical feminists, it’s the ultra-conservative religious right-wing constantly scheming against gay men, sometimes advocating electrocution as a cure.

Now the outspoken culturally-conservative free speech advocate Milo Yiannopoulos is being defamed as a pedophile because of some joking comments he made approximately forever ago.

The controversial clip in question is all the way back from 2013, and contains no advocacy of pedophilia whatsoever.

Listen closely. The first comment Milo makes is about the arbitrary nature of consent. Consent in reality is “giving permission for something to happen.”

It’s the United States government which has added untrue meaning to the concept, such as age. In many States, the age of consent is 18 years old. This means that an older person having sexual intercourse with someone verbally consenting who is 17 years and 364 days old is rape, but the next day it is completely legal.

The very idea of age-based consent is incredibly insulting to younger Americans who are forced through advanced college courses in high school, indoctrinated with ancient religions, and expected to know what career they want for the rest of their lives as young as 16 years old, but apparently aren’t mature enough to decide if they want to have sex.

According to the government, a fully-developed young person who has completed puberty and can solve advanced college arithmetic by decree of common core is still a victim of rape if they choose to have sex with an older person before they turn 18.

Firstly, nowhere in those comments does Milo mention the age 13 as being the proper age of consent. Rather, he mentions being 13 when he lost his own virginity and reports not being personally bothered by it. The truth is, your age of consent depends on your own developments alone. Nobody else, not even blessed Uncle Sam (and his army of authoritarian legislatures) can tell you when that is.

This doesn’t mean that 13 year olds are ready to have sex. It is very rare that that is the case, and according to Milo, he is one of those rare cases. That is his decision and his decision alone. As adults, we should be extremely skeptical of the idea of a 13 year-old giving consent. Usually a human of this age is not fully developed and doesn’t understand what sex even is. The most likely scenario involving a sexually active 13 year old is that he or she was pressured into it. This, unquestionably, is rape. No ifs, ands, or buts.

But if seventeen years later, the supposed victim of pedophilia Milo Yiannopoulos says that he was ready to “give great head” at the age of 13, I’m inclined to believe him. Why would he lie about that?

It simply boils down to the fact that fundamentalist Conservatives, including Conservative Leftists, are horrified by the idea of gay sex even though they claim to be tolerant. The clip is from 2013, and the establishment right-wing media has been sitting on it for a while. To the right-wing establishment like the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, or The Blaze, Milo is a threat to heterosexual tradition. Milo has been normalizing homosexuality in the right-wing for some time. It was finally time to do something about it.

Milo yesterday gave a press conference in New York City.

Milo’s book Dangerous was canceled by Simon and Schustr shortly after the video circulated. Milo also resigned voluntarily from Breitbart News, where he was a senior editor. He claims he will be back with a new publisher and media outlet.