Why Republican?

Statistics and basic math show that most Republicans are not rich. The Republican economic agenda is designed to look out for big business interests and the interests of the financially well endowed, and ignores the needs and rights of the less fortunate. The question is why would these less fortunate Republicans vote against their interests? In their mind, voting Republican is in their best interests…

A small number vote Republican because they aspire to BE the rich (which is more difficult when Republican policy is in action), and they are thinking with the same greed as the rich. They are looking out to their supposed future interests.

A small number because they believe that by eliminating the public welfare programs, they would have less taxes, and therefore more money. Since the politicians trying to cut welfare programs are also trying to cut the protections that protect the working class from wage cuts, this logic is faulty at best. Their logic may be faulty, but because they are not looking at the whole picture, they see this as “in their best interests”.

A large number believe in a “superior race/gender/etc” concept, and the greedy rich have reached out to these groups that value some superiority concept above financial security. Those with this superiority complex feel it is in their best interests to give their political power to the causes of the rich, so that the rich will, in turn, fund the lobbyists and pay the bribes that allow their particular brand of superiority to be pushed forward. This is why there are Republicans saying things like “all racial/gender discrimination laws do is unbalance the workforce by putting minorities in positions they don’t deserve at the expense of whites/men that deserve it, just to satisfy some arbitrary quota”. They are so obsessed with their superiority cause that they can’t concentrate long enough to see what other legislation happens because that legislator is in place. In their eyes, it isn’t hate, and it isn’t stupid. Protecting the sanctity of their superiority is more “in their best interests” than anything else these legislators might happen to vote for. Their hate makes them blind.

Religious superiority matters because it is the widest spread superiority complex. It presents itself with its own twist. The Religious Right have an added issue of believing that God will save them from all harm if they follow the morality code, which involves forcing their code on everyone. The powerful have known for centuries that controlling the direction of religion controls the will of the people. Having grown up IFB (Independent Fundamental Baptist), and attended Southern Baptist, I witnessed these people being taught that they are following the direct Word of God. The reality of the situation is that they are taught what each piece is supposed to mean, instead of actually reading it for an understanding of what it actually says. This training is so deep that even when they DO read it, their mind automatically reverts to the taught meaning. These traditions, even among Protestant denominations (or non-denominations) have been passed down since before the average person could read. The rich and powerful had control over who could read, so they had control over who was deciding what “this means”. These controlled-by-the-rich churches make up the religious right. This is why anti-gay rights rhetoric is such a big part of the Republican platform. It makes sure that it is “in the best interest” of these “religious right” to vote Republican. God will bless the Country with prosperity if we can get rid of the *****. ***** can be anything from Muslims to gays to Catholics, and for Christian Identity churches, it can include getting rid of inferior races as well.

To sum it quickly, Republicans are either greedy, unrealistically fearful, or caught up in the drama and misinformation presented by the greedy and fearful.

Republican tactic = lies and scare tactics. Religious people buy the lies when they are terrified of hell… Racist people buy the lies when they are afraid of (insert any racial slur here).

This Republican method of bettering special groups at the cost of others is un-American. It is the exact opposite of “freedom”. They either don’t care about freedom because of their greed or hate, or are too scared to see that freedom is being lost.

Arguing with them will not change them. The greedy don’t care about the damage caused to those lesser than themselves, and the racists wouldn’t be racist if logic and discerning truth were part of their mental arsenal. The religious right think you are sent from Satan to corrupt them if YOU don’t already think they way they do, so anything you say is sinful and against God. The rest are too panicked to actually hear the words coming out of your mouth.

Once one understands WHY they think the way they do, it becomes obvious that the only way to protect ourselves from them it to get out and make sure each and every person who can understand what is at stake is registered, and has a ride to the voting booth.

Published in: on September 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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