Monday, March 2, 2015

Yes, It IS Your Grandparents' GOP!

The old saying that the GOP "is not your grandfather's party" isn't true, they've ALWAYS been the party of the aristocracy, extemists in the midst of democracy.

The Republican Party is conservative and always has been conservative, and nothing much has changed for the Cons after decades and decades of preying on us and peeking through our bedroom windows...

Their rich mentors are still spending way too much money on elections because it's all about class warfare with the rich and powerful against the rest of us...

They still want us to dumb down our children so that their greed and lust for power won't be understood...

...and they're proud of it.

Conservatism is still a family business...

And that's the way it's been for a long, long time.

"It’s Worse than Scott Walker and Ted Cruz: Secrets of Conservatives’ Decades-Long War on Truth."

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 
"The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent. That's why their decades-long strategy is to lie.

"Deep on page 546 of his 1,839-page budget, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker tucked in a crucial idea. He proposed to strip a principle from the mission statement of the University of Wisconsin, a school that attracts students from all over the nation and from 131 foreign countries. From the core philosophy that has driven the university since the turn of the last century Walker wanted to hack out the words: 'Basic to every purpose of the system is the search for truth.' Rather than serving the people of the state by developing intellectual, cultural and humane sensitivities, expertise, and 'a sense of purpose,' Walker prefers that the state university simply 'meet the state’s workforce needs.' In the face of scathing criticism, the governor backtracked and, despite a trail of emails that led to his office, tried to claim the new language was a 'drafting error.'

"But Walker’s attempt to replace the search for truth with workforce training was no error. Since the earliest days of Movement Conservatism in the 1950s, its leaders have understood that the movement’s success depends on destroying Americans’ faith in the academic search for truth. For two generations, Movement Conservatives have subverted American politics, with increasing success, by explicitly rejecting the principle of open debate based in reasoned argument. They have refused to engage with facts and instead simply demonized anyone who disagrees with their ideology. This is an astonishing position. It is an attack on the Enlightenment principles that gave rise to Western civilization..." (Our italics.)

They still have the same extremist friends...

They still hate the thought that Americans might learn something about their own history...

"The (Not Entirely New) Republican War on American History."

Photo Credit: CristinaMuraca
"The GOP struggles to control the past.

"Headline #1—'Oklahoma Republicans may have outlawed Advanced Placement courses':
"Oklahoma Republican legislators are debating whether Advanced Placement courses should be taught in their state's public schools. Let's pause to absorb that, shall we? Oklahoma lawmakers do not want their state's students to be able to take classes that will allow them to earn college credit while still in high school, thanks to a far-right conspiracy theory about the College Board's latest AP U.S. History framework. One bill currently being considered would specifically ban the AP U.S. History course, while some legislators think that an anti-Common Core law passed last year may already apply to all AP courses."
"Headline #2—Georgia Republicans latest to propose airing of right-wing propaganda as 'history' in public schools:
"Georgia wants to 'encourage' middle schools and high schools in Georgia to show the latest right-wing propaganda project of an admitted felon in history classes. Which is totally cool, though, because, you see, this six-pack of Georgia right-wingers only wants to show this propaganda because they are convinced ... convinced! ... that history classes are already a cesspool of left-wing propaganda."

"Conservative contempt for academia has long been established, the conservative euphoria over Scott Walker's lack of a college degree being a recent example. But this goes deeper—this is not just a curious strain of anti-intellectualism that has long been a staple of Republican rhetoric..."

Conservatives want to take us back to their imaginary golden years of the 1950s...

...because there was something magical about the old lady in the kitchen.

Maps can tell us a little about history, but not to your friendly neighborhood Conservative who is blind to the truth and always has been an extremist when it comes to democratic principles...

Cons are still "American Firsters" - AND they still can't spell worth a lick...

They still ignore history...

...because history hurts when their evil lies are exposed...

...and people might vote against them if they were smart enough to know what Conservatism stands for!


Conservatism hasn't changed much for a long time, and it's easy to see why we only have two options to eliminate the largest criminal class of our time:

And the best way to stand together to end corporate power before it kills us all?

By Criminalizing Conservatism.

Joyce, Jnr.


"So many minority youths had volunteered…that there was literally no room for
patriotic folks like myself."

Tom Delay, on why he and Dan Quayle failed the patriotism quiz and didn't fight
in Vietnam.