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2017-09-12 01:34:33 AM  
Yep. I never understood why it was that so many folks are so excited to vote for the very folks screwing them out of jobs, homes, food, and retirement.
 
2017-09-12 01:58:11 AM  
 
2017-09-12 02:21:53 AM  

FormlessOne: Yep. I never understood why it was that so many folks are so excited to vote for the very folks screwing them out of jobs, homes, food, and retirement.


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2017-09-12 03:08:38 AM  
Is the GOP the new political party of the working class?

Republicans have thrown their lot in with Charles Koch and his billionaire buddies who want to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, food stamps, public schools, the Post Office and roll back any and all environmental regulations. Basically they want government to be nothing but police (to keep the plebes in line) and the military (to secure overseas markets and resources).

Short answer: No.
 
2017-09-12 04:54:45 AM  
The GOP is just like GOD.  It's whatever the believer wants it to be, it is never wrong, and it never actually does a damn thing for you.
 
2017-09-12 05:29:40 AM  
Becoming? It's been that way for a while now.
 
2017-09-12 05:46:02 AM  
Otherwise known as... the leopards eating faces party.
 
2017-09-12 05:49:33 AM  
"Becoming"

What, was there a cosmic reset and it's the mid-1970s again now?  Do I need to go buy some bell bottoms and start saying creepily sexual shiat to prepubescent girls?
 
2017-09-12 05:50:02 AM  

fusillade762: Is the GOP the new political party of the working class?

Republicans have thrown their lot in with Charles Koch and his billionaire buddies who want to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, food stamps, public schools, the Post Office and roll back any and all environmental regulations. Basically they want government to be nothing but police (to keep the plebes in line) and the military (to secure overseas markets and resources).

Short answer: No.


That's a very good argument explaining why the GOP is not the party for the working class.

But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?
 
2017-09-12 05:57:51 AM  
The average American worker is not that bright. News at 11.

Seriously, you talk to the GOO base and they're proud to vote against their own self intersts. All on the slim chance they win the lottery tomorrow or something and become one of those millionaires they've spent their life biatching about.

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2017-09-12 05:58:07 AM  

Ambivalence: Becoming? It's been that way for a while now.


No kidding.  They've been anti-union for as long as I can remember.  Unions are pretty much the only check and balance against corporate power.  That's severely degraded, now, and it shows.  Wages are stagnant, workers rights are eroding.  Turnover rates are as high as I've ever known.
 
2017-09-12 05:58:11 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?


Not really.  The largest voting block of people who do actual work for a living is still the unions, which lean heavily Dem on average, and even if you just throw every specific bit of demographics out and ignore arguments over what is and isn't "working class"... well, the dems won the presidential race by 3+ million votes.

So "the party the working class votes for more than any other" is the Democratic party.  The GOP's two primary advantages are old white people and outright white supremacists... the latter are a small minority (still bigger than they should be, but only about 10% of the population even in their best polling) and the former are by definition not working class.
 
2017-09-12 05:59:55 AM  
Yeah yeah...
While the billionaires have dismantled worker's protections and destroyed wage growth, they in turn have paid less than their fair share to keep the country running. Being a "job creator" has arisen to a pedestal and worker's rights are trampled underfoot. Busting unions and wiggling out of pension promises.

Imma sharpening my pitchfork.
Then I'm going to plant a tree and bug the hell out. This farking country that I love has really let its people down.
 
2017-09-12 06:05:16 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Commander Lysdexic: But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?

Not really.  The largest voting block of people who do actual work for a living is still the unions, which lean heavily Dem on average, and even if you just throw every specific bit of demographics out and ignore arguments over what is and isn't "working class"... well, the dems won the presidential race by 3+ million votes.

So "the party the working class votes for more than any other" is the Democratic party.  The GOP's two primary advantages are old white people and outright white supremacists... the latter are a small minority (still bigger than they should be, but only about 10% of the population even in their best polling) and the former are by definition not working class.


How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google...
 
2017-09-12 06:14:03 AM  
Republicans are the party of 'everyone but me is overpaid.. fix that!'
 
2017-09-12 06:14:19 AM  

Lady J: Jim_Callahan: Commander Lysdexic: But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?

Not really.  The largest voting block of people who do actual work for a living is still the unions, which lean heavily Dem on average, and even if you just throw every specific bit of demographics out and ignore arguments over what is and isn't "working class"... well, the dems won the presidential race by 3+ million votes.

So "the party the working class votes for more than any other" is the Democratic party.  The GOP's two primary advantages are old white people and outright white supremacists... the latter are a small minority (still bigger than they should be, but only about 10% of the population even in their best polling) and the former are by definition not working class.

How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google...


The first thing I came across disputes it, saying education was the primary factor, not wealth:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/education-not-income-predicted-wh​o​-would-vote-for-trump/

Here's the median household income per candidate.  Trump, Cruz, and Kasich had wealthier voters:

https://www.theatlas.com/charts/S15-pEAZ
 
2017-09-12 06:14:59 AM  
Dems are the party of the intelligent working class
GOP is the party of the misinformed,willfully ignorant working class.
Why are they misinformed and or willfully ignorant?  Because of decades of propaganda and racism.
They still believe the lie of trickle down economics and that poor minorities are the root of all their problems.
 
2017-09-12 06:18:37 AM  

Lady J: How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google..


As of 2015, Democrats had a massive advantage in self-identification among working-age americans, and there was a less rigorous payscale survey during the 2012 that found that there was a pretty massive Democratic Party advantage until you crossed the 50k$ income mark.

There is no real data on 2016 because that's not really how analysis works, it'll probably be at least the balance of the year before we have much useful analysis published on that one.  It takes time, apparently.
 
2017-09-12 06:19:08 AM  

Cpl.D: Lady J: Jim_Callahan: Commander Lysdexic: But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?

Not really.  The largest voting block of people who do actual work for a living is still the unions, which lean heavily Dem on average, and even if you just throw every specific bit of demographics out and ignore arguments over what is and isn't "working class"... well, the dems won the presidential race by 3+ million votes.

So "the party the working class votes for more than any other" is the Democratic party.  The GOP's two primary advantages are old white people and outright white supremacists... the latter are a small minority (still bigger than they should be, but only about 10% of the population even in their best polling) and the former are by definition not working class.

How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google...

The first thing I came across disputes it, saying education was the primary factor, not wealth:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/education-not-income-predicted-who​-would-vote-for-trump/

Here's the median household income per candidate.  Trump, Cruz, and Kasich had wealthier voters:

https://www.theatlas.com/charts/S15-pEAZ


it should be weighted for race though. It is a factor.
 
2017-09-12 06:19:49 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Dems are the party of the intelligent working class
GOP is the party of the misinformed,willfully ignorant working class.
Why are they misinformed and or willfully ignorant?  Because of decades of propaganda and racism.
They still believe the lie of trickle down economics and that poor minorities are the root of all their problems.


Not defending them, but they've been subject to a targeted gaslighting campaing that has gone on for years and years, that has them believing that they're surrounded by enemies.  The people they trust the most has been lying to their big stupid faces for two decades plus now.   A whole lot of them legitimately grew up in that environment, and simply don't know any better.  And it's worse because there's nothing that can be done when any conciliatory gesture is instantly perceived as "ivory tower elitism".  They're farked, and I haven't got the slightest idea how they could ever be helped.
 
2017-09-12 06:20:02 AM  
Hmm, they are for workers but no unions, worker protections, and are against a minimum wage.  So they are the slave-owners party.
 
2017-09-12 06:20:08 AM  
Ahem.

Whiteworking class.

/Even then, the rich whites are more Republican
 
2017-09-12 06:21:05 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Lady J: How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google..

As of 2015, Democrats had a massive advantage in self-identification among working-age americans, and there was a less rigorous payscale survey during the 2012 that found that there was a pretty massive Democratic Party advantage until you crossed the 50k$ income mark.

There is no real data on 2016 because that's not really how analysis works, it'll probably be at least the balance of the year before we have much useful analysis published on that one.  It takes time, apparently.


I definitely saw a breakdown based on income and was shocked how evenly it was split through all ranges of pay, I'll try to dig it up.
 
2017-09-12 06:21:47 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Cpl.D: Lady J: Jim_Callahan: Commander Lysdexic: But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?

Not really.  The largest voting block of people who do actual work for a living is still the unions, which lean heavily Dem on average, and even if you just throw every specific bit of demographics out and ignore arguments over what is and isn't "working class"... well, the dems won the presidential race by 3+ million votes.

So "the party the working class votes for more than any other" is the Democratic party.  The GOP's two primary advantages are old white people and outright white supremacists... the latter are a small minority (still bigger than they should be, but only about 10% of the population even in their best polling) and the former are by definition not working class.

How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google...

The first thing I came across disputes it, saying education was the primary factor, not wealth:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/education-not-income-predicted-who​-would-vote-for-trump/

Here's the median household income per candidate.  Trump, Cruz, and Kasich had wealthier voters:

https://www.theatlas.com/charts/S15-pEAZ

it should be weighted for race though. It is a factor.


Yessir.  Here's a good one that includes race and still has education:

http://college.usatoday.com/2016/11/09/how-we-voted-by-age-education-​r​ace-and-sexual-orientation/
 
2017-09-12 06:26:30 AM  

hobbes0022: Jim_Callahan: Lady J: How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google..

As of 2015, Democrats had a massive advantage in self-identification among working-age americans, and there was a less rigorous payscale survey during the 2012 that found that there was a pretty massive Democratic Party advantage until you crossed the 50k$ income mark.

There is no real data on 2016 because that's not really how analysis works, it'll probably be at least the balance of the year before we have much useful analysis published on that one.  It takes time, apparently.

I definitely saw a breakdown based on income and was shocked how evenly it was split through all ranges of pay, I'll try to dig it up.


Found it, from the NYT, though in still not quite sure how they actually get this data:

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2017-09-12 06:26:40 AM  
Republicans have been telling the public what they want to hear while simultaneously screwing them since Reagan.  It is the very reason for Fox News' existence.  You are just now noticing this?
 
2017-09-12 06:26:42 AM  

Hobodeluxe: it should be weighted for race though. It is a factor.


Not really an important one, though.  White people are only about 55% of the population because for some stupid reason they decided that hispanic people don't count as white anymore and kind of killed their own strong majority with their racism.  The gap is narrower for white people than everyone else... but frankly that's not really any particular big deal compared to the overall numbers anymore.
 
2017-09-12 06:32:15 AM  

hobbes0022: hobbes0022: Jim_Callahan: Lady J: How did average income relate to how people voted in 2016? Didn't find anything on a quick google..

As of 2015, Democrats had a massive advantage in self-identification among working-age americans, and there was a less rigorous payscale survey during the 2012 that found that there was a pretty massive Democratic Party advantage until you crossed the 50k$ income mark.

There is no real data on 2016 because that's not really how analysis works, it'll probably be at least the balance of the year before we have much useful analysis published on that one.  It takes time, apparently.

I definitely saw a breakdown based on income and was shocked how evenly it was split through all ranges of pay, I'll try to dig it up.

Found it, from the NYT, though in still not quite sure how they actually get this data:

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Thanks. So there's a correlation but it's not a particularly extreme one.
 
2017-09-12 06:33:52 AM  

FormlessOne: Yep. I never understood why it was that so many folks are so excited to vote for the very folks screwing them out of jobs, homes, food, and retirement.


Because people are basically sh*t is why.
 
2017-09-12 06:37:16 AM  

FormlessOne: Yep. I never understood why it was that so many folks are so excited to vote for the very folks screwing them out of jobs, homes, food, and retirement.


Because they don't think the leopard's gonna eat THEIR faces, it's gonna eat the faces of those bastards over there!  You know, the ones that REALLY don't deserve to have faces?  Yeah, they're gonna get their faces eaten SO MUCH, it's gonna be great, you'll see!
 
2017-09-12 06:37:57 AM  

blastoh: FormlessOne: Yep. I never understood why it was that so many folks are so excited to vote for the very folks screwing them out of jobs, homes, food, and retirement.

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This is so true, as long as "the others" are getting shiat on, they don't mind getting pissed on.
 
2017-09-12 06:50:29 AM  
The GOP is the party dominated by hypocrisy. They say they love the baby and they crucify the man.

A certain segment of the population are gullible fools who have no long term political memory. That's the GOP voter. The reasons the GOP is dominant are the idosyncracies of the U.S. system, being exploited by people with more money than morality.
 
2017-09-12 06:54:39 AM  
Becoming? The Republican Party has been pushing for the eradication of unions, minimum wages, benefits, and all kinds of consumer protections for as long as I can remember!
 
2017-09-12 06:57:12 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Hobodeluxe: it should be weighted for race though. It is a factor.

Not really an important one, though.  White people are only about 55% of the population because for some stupid reason they decided that hispanic people don't count as white anymore and kind of killed their own strong majority with their racism.  The gap is narrower for white people than everyone else... but frankly that's not really any particular big deal compared to the overall numbers anymore.

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2017-09-12 07:02:48 AM  
You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.
 
2017-09-12 07:07:33 AM  
The Clinton/Obama Democratic Party have been less Working Class but he Party of the Intelligentsia. Trying to court Middle Class College Educated Suburban Republicans.
 
2017-09-12 07:09:43 AM  

neongoats: You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.


you forget the sham "investigations" into Benghazi and emails that went on for 3 yrs non stop with accusation after accusation having to be disproven over and over that hurt Hillary.
 
2017-09-12 07:10:50 AM  

neongoats: You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.


They believe they are being lied to about the cause of the removal of their money. Truly. They buy it because of confirmation bias. They can't understand why their jobs are going away, and their standard of living is eroding, because our industry has shifted dramatically in the past 20-60 years. It used to be OK to have a HS diploma only. You could make a good living. Now, they can't. They get told "regulations by the hippies are why we can't afford to give you jobs" and believe it, because it's a reason they can hate. You can't hate creative destruction... there's no face to it.

They are behind, and they know it, but don't understand their role in the process. And, if they understand the role, they resent not being able to get out of the cycle. Which is why a lot of this starts with education. An educated population grows, evolves and learns. They think more critically, and are less inclined to be so closed off. And the R's have pointedly gone after education, because a dumb population is easier to sway, because logic and reason are often removed, and they can speak to fears and guts.
 
2017-09-12 07:20:39 AM  
So a mod deleted my comment mentioning how this shiatty blog "the Tylt" keeps getting greenlit here.

I guess someone has a monetary interest in this.
 
2017-09-12 07:22:23 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Commander Lysdexic: But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?

Not really.  The largest voting block of people who do actual work for a living is still the unions, which lean heavily Dem on average, and even if you just throw every specific bit of demographics out and ignore arguments over what is and isn't "working class"... well, the dems won the presidential race by 3+ million votes.

So "the party the working class votes for more than any other" is the Democratic party.  The GOP's two primary advantages are old white people and outright white supremacists... the latter are a small minority (still bigger than they should be, but only about 10% of the population even in their best polling) and the former are by definition not working class.


That's just not true. Sure, old white conservatives are a major part of the base, but don't keep telling yourself that's all.

The GOP is great at branding. I know a lot of professionals who believe the poors deserve to be where they are because they don't work hard enough.

Unions also bring a lot of this on themselves. I paid dues for five years and watched them stand up for old timers while selling out anyone not on a legacy contract. They protect their friends and their base.

I read a lot of history and know how we got the labor protections we do, yet my first reaction when you bring up unions is "fark them" because of personal experience.
 
2017-09-12 07:26:28 AM  

Travis_Bickle: So a mod deleted my comment mentioning how this shiatty blog "the Tylt" keeps getting greenlit here.

I guess someone has a monetary interest in this.


what's your complaint about it?
 
2017-09-12 07:26:29 AM  

bobug: neongoats: You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.

They believe they are being lied to about the cause of the removal of their money. Truly. They buy it because of confirmation bias. They can't understand why their jobs are going away, and their standard of living is eroding, because our industry has shifted dramatically in the past 20-60 years. It used to be OK to have a HS diploma only. You could make a good living. Now, they can't. They get told "regulations by the hippies are why we can't afford to give you jobs" and believe it, because it's a reason they can hate. You can't hate creative destruction... there's no face to it.

They are behind, and they know it, but don't understand their role in the process. And, if they understand the role, they resent not being able to get out of the cycle. Which is why a lot of this starts with education. An educated population grows, evolves and learns. They think more critically, and are less inclined to be so closed off. And the R's have pointedly gone after education, because a dumb population is easier to sway, because logic and reason are often removed, and they can speak to fears and guts.


The funny thing is, you can still make a middle class income in a professional career with a HS diploma and a good work ethic in most of America, they just don't wanna. Even more so in a skilled trade. But those libulardos want you to cut your mullet, put on a clean shirt, show up and think, be articulate and brush your tooth once every so often.
 
2017-09-12 07:29:14 AM  

bobug: neongoats: You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.

They believe they are being lied to about the cause of the removal of their money. Truly. They buy it because of confirmation bias. They can't understand why their jobs are going away, and their standard of living is eroding, because our industry has shifted dramatically in the past 20-60 years. It used to be OK to have a HS diploma only. You could make a good living. Now, they can't. They get told "regulations by the hippies are why we can't afford to give you jobs" and believe it, because it's a reason they can hate. You can't hate creative destruction... there's no face to it.

They are behind, and they know it, but don't understand their role in the process. And, if they understand the role, they resent not being able to get out of the cycle. Which is why a lot of this starts with education. An educated population grows, evolves and learns. They think more critically, and are less inclined to be so closed off. And the R's have pointedly gone after education, because a dumb population is easier to sway, because logic and reason are often removed, and they can speak to fears and guts.


Sounds like someone hasn't checked out my "Adventures of Destructo, The Creative Destruction Mascot" series of PSA comics. Link.
 
2017-09-12 07:31:14 AM  

Cpl.D: Hobodeluxe: Dems are the party of the intelligent working class
GOP is the party of the misinformed,willfully ignorant working class.
Why are they misinformed and or willfully ignorant?  Because of decades of propaganda and racism.
They still believe the lie of trickle down economics and that poor minorities are the root of all their problems.

Not defending them, but they've been subject to a targeted gaslighting campaing that has gone on for years and years, that has them believing that they're surrounded by enemies.  The people they trust the most has been lying to their big stupid faces for two decades plus now.   A whole lot of them legitimately grew up in that environment, and simply don't know any better.  And it's worse because there's nothing that can be done when any conciliatory gesture is instantly perceived as "ivory tower elitism".  They're farked, and I haven't got the slightest idea how they could ever be helped.


Books.

Netflix may help cut the cord, but binge watching makes people even more idiotic than they already were.

Just turn it on and stop thinking.

Being ignorant is an excuse but not a good reason.
 
2017-09-12 07:36:17 AM  

Lochsteppe: bobug: neongoats: You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.

They believe they are being lied to about the cause of the removal of their money. Truly. They buy it because of confirmation bias. They can't understand why their jobs are going away, and their standard of living is eroding, because our industry has shifted dramatically in the past 20-60 years. It used to be OK to have a HS diploma only. You could make a good living. Now, they can't. They get told "regulations by the hippies are why we can't afford to give you jobs" and believe it, because it's a reason they can hate. You can't hate creative destruction... there's no face to it.

They are behind, and they know it, but don't understand their role in the process. And, if they understand the role, they resent not being able to get out of the cycle. Which is why a lot of this starts with education. An educated population grows, evolves and learns. They think more critically, and are less inclined to be so closed off. And the R's have pointedly gone after education, because a dumb population is easier to sway, because logic and reason are often removed, and they can speak to fears and guts.

Sounds like someone hasn't checked out my "Adventures of Destructo, The Creative Destruction Mascot" series of PSA comics. Link.


No link?
 
2017-09-12 07:42:54 AM  
Hey, those unskilled but high paying jobs are coming back any day now.

Any... Day... Now...
 
2017-09-12 07:44:15 AM  

Cache: Republicans have been telling the public what they want to hear while simultaneously screwing them since Reagan.  It is the very reason for Fox News' existence.  You are just now noticing this?


Boomers, are you paying attention?
 
2017-09-12 07:50:42 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: fusillade762: Is the GOP the new political party of the working class?

Republicans have thrown their lot in with Charles Koch and his billionaire buddies who want to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, food stamps, public schools, the Post Office and roll back any and all environmental regulations. Basically they want government to be nothing but police (to keep the plebes in line) and the military (to secure overseas markets and resources).

Short answer: No.

That's a very good argument explaining why the GOP is not the party for the working class.

But are they the party of the working class - as in the party the working class votes for more than any other?


The white, male working class, but they are not the only workers.
 
2017-09-12 07:53:11 AM  

neongoats: The funny thing is, you can still make a middle class income in a professional career with a HS diploma and a good work ethic in most of America, they just don't wanna. Even more so in a skilled trade. But those libulardos want you to cut your mullet, put on a clean shirt, show up and think, be articulate and brush your tooth once every so often.


True, but it is hard for some people to move. Moving takes money, a downpayment or deposit for a new place, getting the job, etc.That can mean leaving family (who are often babysitters or support networks). I, personally, like to move around. But I know that isn't comfy for a lot of people, and can really make it prohibitive. We need free college options, easily available, and encouragement for people to learn a new trade. Incent people into learning fields that are emerging tech, or have a dearth of applicants. Is it a perfect process? No. But we could learn a lot from some European countries (Sweden is where I was for my exchange student year), where they don't discourage people from getting education - There were 40-somethings going to school for high school, job skills, and new careers, and there was no stigma. They were just people at the school.
 
2017-09-12 08:10:54 AM  

bobug: Lochsteppe: bobug: neongoats: You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.

They believe they are being lied to about the cause of the removal of their money. Truly. They buy it because of confirmation bias. They can't understand why their jobs are going away, and their standard of living is eroding, because our industry has shifted dramatically in the past 20-60 years. It used to be OK to have a HS diploma only. You could make a good living. Now, they can't. They get told "regulations by the hippies are why we can't afford to give you jobs" and believe it, because it's a reason they can hate. You can't hate creative destruction... there's no face to it.

They are behind, and they know it, but don't understand their role in the process. And, if they understand the role, they resent not being able to get out of the cycle. Which is why a lot of this starts with education. An educated population grows, evolves and learns. They think more critically, and are less inclined to be so closed off. And the R's have pointedly gone after education, because a dumb population is easier to sway, because logic and reason are often removed, and they can speak to fears and guts.

Sounds like someone hasn't checked out my "Adventures of Destructo, The Creative Destruction Mascot" series of PSA comics. Link.

No link?


bobug: Lochsteppe: bobug: neongoats: You'd have to be a farking moron to be "working class" and support the derp train of kkk nazis who are using inbreeding and russian twitter armies to bludgeon freedom to death and steal all of your money to pay for golden shiatters for Trump sycophants.

They believe they are being lied to about the cause of the removal of their money. Truly. They buy it because of confirmation bias. They can't understand why their jobs are going away, and their standard of living is eroding, because our industry has shifted dramatically in the past 20-60 years. It used to be OK to have a HS diploma only. You could make a good living. Now, they can't. They get told "regulations by the hippies are why we can't afford to give you jobs" and believe it, because it's a reason they can hate. You can't hate creative destruction... there's no face to it.

They are behind, and they know it, but don't understand their role in the process. And, if they understand the role, they resent not being able to get out of the cycle. Which is why a lot of this starts with education. An educated population grows, evolves and learns. They think more critically, and are less inclined to be so closed off. And the R's have pointedly gone after education, because a dumb population is easier to sway, because logic and reason are often removed, and they can speak to fears and guts.

Sounds like someone hasn't checked out my "Adventures of Destructo, The Creative Destruction Mascot" series of PSA comics. Link.

No link?


Oh, I thought that was just a figure of speech. Anyway, I'd love to figure this out with you but I'm late for a Senate subcommittee hearing on anti-Capitalist sentiment in the arts and humanities. Please enjoy this complementary smoke bomb while I slip casually stroll out of the room unnoticed.
 
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