[USA] The New Left Manifesto

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The New Left Manifesto

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/07/blue_state_to_reds/

Reach out and sneer: Dem radicals speak to the Red States
By New Democrat Outreach Program
Published Sunday 7th November 2004 12:30 GMT

Comment The defeated Kerry may have called for unity last week, but already radical elements inside and outside of the Democrat party are arguing for the abandonment of the old ways of cosy consensus. One such organisation, formed even as the last queues for the ballots ebbed away, styles itself "The New Democrat Outreach Program." The Register has been contacted by one NDOP activist, styling himself Commandante Camembert, with an early draft of the organisation's first communique to the nation. "We must," says Camembert, "learn to speak to all of the people. But we mustn't be afraid to sneer when we do it."

We think they've got that right already, although the "outreach" may need some work. Anway, here it is:
An open letter to the Red-State victors:

With hard work and superb organization, you have triumphed over John Kerry and the forces of Blue-state paternalism. Congratulations. The multinational corporations that hold you in bondage remain free to profit off your sweat nearly tax free, while their overpaid senior execs continue to pay a pittance in personal income tax.

Your primary and secondary schools will continue to turn out third-rate pupils with limited opportunities, while you enjoy the satisfaction of making it on your own without health care when a catastrophic illness bankrupts your family.

Your agricultural universities will continue issuing Ph.D.s in football, and bogus Protestant Evangelical and Fundamentalist theology, and how to jerk off a bull safely. Your children will learn to borrow enough money to erect chicken houses so that they, like you, can take custody -- not possession, but custody -- of Tyson's chicks, feed them, rear them, assume losses from those that fail to thrive, and in the end earn just enough money to service their endless debt, and realize a profit of perhaps $12K a year. Your bank thanks you; Tyson thanks you; George W. Bush thanks you; and I thank you.

You can continue sending your sons to die in Iraq on a fool's errand. When you bury them, you can console yourselves with Bush's platitudes about their heroic mission to defend America from weapons of mass destruction.

You can savor the deficit spending that stimulates commerce today, but will cripple the US economy in ten or fifteen years' time when the bills come due with interest. Perhaps a Democrat will be in office at that time, who can be blamed for W's delayed economic fiasco.

You can continue believing, as Republican Party brainwashing has persuaded you, that we, your neighbors, are your enemies. You can believe that we have no morals; that we pimp out our teenage daughters for Internet porn; that we eat babies; that we are all gay; that we are cowards on the battlefield; and that we want to run your lives and give you AIDS.

Here's a clue: we are not your enemies; we are your countrymen. Your enemies are the greedy multinationals that the Republican Party bends over backwards to accommodate. Incidentally, most of them are based in Blue states, as are their Republican owners and major shareholders.

Here in the Blue States, Democrats and Republicans alike generate the lion's share of America's wealth, although it is you Reds who provide the lion's share of the stoop labor. You are our Mexicans, so to speak. We could not have accomplished the economic miracle that is America without your willing capitulation to a system that lies to you and ****s you over at every turn.

Look at economic output and educational achievement on a state-by-state basis: it's painfully evident that we Blues are immensely more productive and better educated than you Reds. We have lots more money. We live longer. We eat better. We work less. We **** more. We do cocaine and smoke fine Canadian buds, not the homebrew crank and cheap Mexican headache reefer you guys are stuck with. We drink French wine and Stoli martinis, not Budweiser. Our children rarely bother us: we've got them on Ritalin and Prozac. Our teeth are straighter and whiter, our necks longer, and our fingernails cleaner. And many of us are the Republican elite who have just punked you.

It's good to be a Blue, regardless of which party you join.

Understandably, you resent us, so you've fabricated an imaginary measure of superiority: Christian "values." Yet you talk about values the way a pre-teen girl talks about "love" in fan letters to Ashton Kutcher. You recycle quasi-religious platitudes and received slogans. You know nothing of moral theology, a rigorous philosophical pursuit that hardly exists outside the Catholic Church and its elite universities. You make of the Bible what you will; you attend prayer meetings with other semi-literates, where you reinforce each other's sloppy understandings of the text, and combine them with half-digested bits of old-timey Hallmark-card "wisdom." And when you spout gibberish, you call it "speaking in tongues." You actually fancy that you're saints, you silly, narcissistic creatures.

Nevertheless, you are fellow Americans. The Blue Republican elite encouraged you to vote for George W Bush, because they quite simply own him, and they know that his administration will make policies that help them, even if hurt you. We Blue Democrats voted for John Kerry because we believed he would minister to your needs better than Bush. A President Kerry would have shared some of our wealth with you, assured your health care, raised the minimum wage, and checked the rapacious greed of the multinationals that hold you in thrall.

President Kerry would have helped us to help you, which is all that we ask. It pains us to see you in wage slavery. It pains us to see you so ignorant and uneducated, and so eager to place yourselves in bondage. Yes, we live better; but we wish you to live better too, even if it means sacrifice on our part.

What we wanted for you would have been far better than that which you, in your ignorant pride, demanded for yourselves. Oh, you defeated us all right, but only to your detriment.

We Blues will come out of the Bush era no worse for wear, although you Reds will come out very much diminished, deeper in debt, and less able to improve your circumstances by your own powers. But because you wish to be flattered more than helped, you will be grateful for your ass ****ing from the Blue-state Republican elite that is laughing behind your backs today.

We did not wish it so. We honestly did want to help.

On 2 November, you thanked us by electing a shrewd, manipulative handmaiden to corporate America who panders to you while ruthlessly exploiting your ignorance and weakness for the benefit of his patrons in the national plutocracy. There is nothing we can do about that. You won fair and square.

We should let you rot. We should secede and leave you to fend for yourselves. Then you will see firsthand just how dependent you are. We are sick of fighting for you by fighting against you. Perhaps, when you see how dreary your lives have become without us, you will finally develop the spine to fight for your basic, human rights. And then we will gladly confront the plutocracy alongside you. We need your help to defeat the Blue Republicans, who, I assure you, are just as decadent as we are, though often richer.

But until you finally learn to respect yourselves, we can't respect you, and we therefore can't be bothered to give a rat's ass about you.

So let us secede, Blue America and Red America. We can handle the Blue state Republicans, so long as we don't have a lot of ignorant Red state lemmings frustrating our efforts and screwing themselves in the bargain. Secession will enable us both to live as we have chosen without the other's interference. We will prosper, and you will get a clue.

But do stay in touch after the borders slam shut. When you finally tire of living on the modern, corporate plantations of Cargill, Tyson, ConAgra and Smithfield; when you tire of shopping at Wal-Mart and sending your daughters to sling hash at Denny's in hopes that they'll meet the nicer sort of truck driver; when you tire of sneaking into Blue America as illegal white-trash wetbacks eager for casual work dusting our parlors; and when, like men, you finally rise up in rebellion against this immoral usury -- then, and only then, let us talk.

We'll gladly get your backs. But first you must grow the brains and the balls needed to profit from our help. ®
 

expose'

The Pulse......
"We must," says Camembert, "learn to speak to all of the people. But we mustn't be afraid to sneer when we do it."
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Well.............If they *must*........ :shk:

But if they start foaming at the mouth......... :eek: :rolleyes:
 

SouthernGal

"Don't retreat...reload"
Couldn't stomach reading all that spewing.

Why isn't this labeled "hate speech"? (Said with a sneer)


:rolleyes:


:usfl:
 

Walrus Whisperer

Hope in chains...
"But we mustn't be afraid to sneer when we do it."

Its that sneer that pisses us off.

"how to jerk off a bull safely"

I'd like to know just what are you going to eat if this isn't done anymore?

"President Kerry would have helped us to help you"

I have learned that anytime someone wants to "help" me, I need to turn and run as fast as I can in the other direction. It means that they wish to "control" me.

"semi-literates"

I have read and understood thousands of books, including the subject of Philosophy. How many have you read?

"You actually fancy that you're saints, you silly, narcissistic creatures."

Thats "St. Walrus Whisperer", to you.
:mad:
 

F.Drew

Membership Revoked
Obviously many exagerations and unfair stereotypes, though not limited to just Democrats. I've read many similar posts on this board that strongly criticize Democrats, anyone near a major city as being a heathen, who doesn't deserve to live. It's not as simple as either Dems or Republicans portray - it's not as simple as dividing based upon urban vs. rural . There are many GWB supporters in all major metropolitan areas - cops, who despite their union, all vote Republican.

Stepping back, and taking a broader perspective, the article underscores the growing division between urban vs. rural areas. And it didn't just start. As early as 2002, GWB's staff clearly said they didn't care about the voters from urban ares, since voters from rural areas outnumbered the urban voters 2 to 1.

Unfortunately, GWB isn't a true Christian, who turns the other cheek. He's malicious, and vindictive, and it will get bad for urban areas, at every opportunity. Rove's wet dreams involve a solid red America.... though absolute power corrupts absolutely.

A wise president would redouble his efforts to listen to the urban voters too, those who may have voted against him, and do what he can to address their concerns too. And, hopefully eliminate this growing animosity adn reunite a very divided nation. Now that would probably secure the solid red America (though that phrase just doesn't sound right, like the spread of Communism...).
 

FREEBIRD

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I didn't vote for either Bush or Kerry, so i don't know what "color" America I belong in.

I have no doubt that the Republicans to laugh their asses off at the poor dumb yokels who back them up, as they routinely laugh at the poor dumb pro-life folks who routinely support them (for damned little payoff). But the rest of this is just boilerplate leftist superiority horseshit: "We have lots more money. We live longer. We eat better. We work less. We **** more. We do cocaine and smoke fine Canadian buds, not the homebrew crank and cheap Mexican headache reefer you guys are stuck with. We drink French wine and Stoli martinis, not Budweiser. Our children rarely bother us: we've got them on Ritalin and Prozac." And they brag about it?
 

delta lady

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Unfortunately, GWB isn't a true Christian, who turns the other cheek. He's malicious, and vindictive, and it will get bad for urban areas, at every opportunity. Rove's wet dreams involve a solid red America.... though absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I agree.
 

delta lady

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Ought Six

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'Titor' is a hoaxster who is no doubt getting a huge laugh out of his internet celebrity status and the gullibility of many net bozos.
 

Green

Paranoid in Los Angeles
It should be noted that the original article was published in a Britsh newspaper and that the link to the author known as New Democrat Outreach Program leads but to a blind e-mail link.

While many may think the thoughts expressed in the article, the post does nothing more than to serve to inflame, like gas to a fire.

And to think, I was labled by Dennis as an arrogant, elitist racist on this board simply for stating my opinion that Blue staters think normally . . . Sheesh. (Or was it because I stated I prefer Fords?) ;)

As for Titor, excellent creative writing by someone with his/her/their ear to the rail.
 

bigwavedave

Deceased
the article was entertaining - its intended purpose.

there is one main point that came out of it worth noting. why is it that so many who voted for bush think that he represents their values and interests? that's what populists do. W is surely no populist.

i assume most who voted for him were nose-holders, to be charitable. it's a pretty sad state of affairs when it comes to this. how about helping out with 3rd parties, starting now?
 

mbo

Membership Revoked
voting 3rd party?

bigwavedave said:
the article was entertaining - its intended purpose.

there is one main point that came out of it worth noting. why is it that so many who voted for bush think that he represents their values and interests? that's what populists do. W is surely no populist.

i assume most who voted for him were nose-holders, to be charitable. it's a pretty sad state of affairs when it comes to this. how about helping out with 3rd parties, starting now?

Yep, you go first BWD. In the meantime no one is going to vote 3rd party if it means electing someone like Kerry.
 

Rob

Inactive
bigwavedave said:
the article was entertaining - its intended purpose.

there is one main point that came out of it worth noting. why is it that so many who voted for bush think that he represents their values and interests? that's what populists do. W is surely no populist.

i assume most who voted for him were nose-holders, to be charitable. it's a pretty sad state of affairs when it comes to this. how about helping out with 3rd parties, starting now?
It would be nice to think about a 3rd party that truly represented the people Dave excepting this country is about power, monetary power. If we look back through history it is plain to see that there will always be a ruling class and whenever things get to fragmented we go to war.
War does several things:
One, it unites the people in a singular cause so they, through nationalism, put aside their anger at governments that control them.
Two, it fosters the capital interests of the wealthy. They acquire natural resources and an avenue for their goods. (An example would be Cuba during the Spanish-American War where capitalists gained lumber forests, tobacco and sugar) Sound familiar? Today we are going for the control of oil.
One percent of this country has 33% of the money. It is in their best interests to promote nationalism to mask capitalistic expansion and to keep the ‘common’ man at bay.
WW1, Wilson used the war to bring the country out of a depression and unite the people who had gone through bitter labor battles during the latter part of the nineteenth century.
WW2, FDR’s ‘New Deal’ wasn’t bringing us out of the depression fast enough and the labor strikes were back because the nationalism of WW1 had died down. It was never about Jews.
There is really no difference in the two party system because the controlling factors both have the same end in mind so when we have a ‘bipartisan vote’ what we really have is Totalitarianism.
 
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