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  •  GOP Frozen in Dickensian Victorian Era (4+ / 0-)
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    The GOP supporters need to hold these tropes because their mindset is frozen in the Dickensian period of Victorian England.  As Alfred Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion notes:

    "... Don't say that, Governor. Don't look at it that way.  What am I, Governors both? I ask you, what am I? I'm one of the undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a man. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time. If there's anything going, and I put in for a bit of it, it's always the same story: "You're undeserving; so you can't have it." But my needs is as great as the most deserving widow's that ever got money out of six different charities in one week for the death of the same husband. I don't need less than a deserving man: I need more. I don't eat less hearty than him; and I drink a lot more. I want a bit of amusement, cause I'm a thinking man. I want cheerfulness and a song and a band when I feel low. Well, they charge me just the same for everything as they charge the deserving. What is middle class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything. Therefore, I ask you, as two gentlemen, not to play that game on me. I'm playing straight with you. I ain't pretending to be deserving. I'm undeserving; and I mean to go on being undeserving. I like it; and that's the truth.  Will you take advantage of a man's nature to do him out of the price of his own daughter what he's brought up and fed and clothed by the sweat of his brow until she's growed big enough to be interesting to you two gentlemen? Is five pounds unreasonable?  I put it to you; and I leave it to you..."

    They reveled in Bush's claim that they were "compassionate conservatives" but they were always anything but.  The Teaparty just enabled them to let their id get exposed for everyone to see.  That the current Democratic President is an African-American has just set them screaming around the bend.  In many respects this denouement of the Republican Party's "Southern Strategy" with all of the ugliness it entailed just mirrors the collapse of other well-known political movements which depended on racist or ethnic discrimination to fuel their rise to power and continued control.  When everything important depends on power and the exercise of an iron will, the loss of same will prompt the ideology's adherents to commit any act.  As they said in the past during another Presidential campaign within living memory of many, "Whatever it takes."

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 06:56:03 PM PDT

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