For many years, politics has been broken down into Left and Right ideological categories. In this paradigm, left is always characterized as liberal, socialistic and therefore a threat to security, while the Right has been the conservative, individualistic persona that associates with iron fisted ideology.
Although the socialist beliefs that Karl Marx first proposed are still in socially evolutionary stages today, they are still at the very core of the Left/Right division. Even after a hundred years the struggle continues between those of lesser monetary power and those of imperial financial strength. Economic strength that fuels political power, afforded through capitalistic doctrine that rides on the backs of those who toil in producing the wealth.
At the turn of the last century, to be called a Socialist or Marxist was one of the most demeaning terms. Meanwhile the socialist protest “pledge of elegance” that in following decades became America’s pledge, was universally derided by clergy and politicians. A Right Wing, national call of condemnation that sent the socialist who wrote it into poverty because he could no longer get a job and anonymity upon his pauper death.
The power of the right has always been pervasive because of the deep pockets and central philosophies of its practitioners, but it is the ultra right that breaches socially considerate norms and becomes abusive. These ultra-right wings become so far right that they can no longer be considered “conservative” but regressive in nature, trying to take us back to a feudal state of rulers and surfs, or at best oligarchs and laborers.
Today we see countless right wingers who can be classified as hawks, individuals who want to regress us back to a former time and place, business and political predators who believe that those who rule must be iron fisted, with police and military might making all things right.
American politics has constantly been terrorized by regressive hawks but none more so than today, where we see the resurgence of the late 19thcentury Robber Barons, breeding a new generation of hawk men, predators who feed on others.
From our penal system which imprisons more people than any other nation on earth, the denial of health care for those in medical need, to law enforcement and the military which must be funded at all cost, the hawk Regressives rule in America today.
Our airwaves are saturated with the likes of Limbaugh and O’Really, who repeat the message enough times to make their devotee’s believe whatever the coordinated talking point of day is. Spewing hate against those who may think differently and marginalizing all who question their stance, even attacking the First Lady for promoting a healthier lifestyle, justified by saying that she doesn’t look like a swimsuit model. Voices with no challenge, voices never allowing reply.
Even within our political system this predatory belief in brutality and the practice of division, creates a perpetual them and us, which allows for draconian laws and bad social constructs. It is a totalitarian belief steeped in age old traditions that if you spare the rod you spoil the child, so that beating us more must be the best and then lock them away if they doth protest.
It is a Calvinistic like practice of damning anyone who thinks outside the cloistered order of the whip, which has led us to create a them and us drug culture. A culture where anyone taking the plethora of drugs given by the legal pill pushers that cost us untold billions are ok, while anyone taking anything else must be punished severely.
It is a philosophy of domination and terror that extends beyond our own social order and national border, a predatory practice of global view from high above, searching for the most delectable morsel to pounce upon. Repeatedly sinking our sharp talons into far off resources such as oil by way of curried brutal rulers, backed by our military might and justified through a false belief in manifest destiny.
Today we see the Regressive Predators in action, wherein the governor of Wisconsin funded by modern day robber barons, does their bidding by waging war upon the socialist unions. Using the power of his regressive legislative thugs, he terrorizes those of lesser powers, scattering them in all directions to the point he can no longer hunt.
This Wisconsin crisis it but one more example of how predatory politics fueled by corporate wealth, controls the national dialog. It is an example of how code words are so ingrained in Regressive nomenclature, wherein the codeword for union busting is titled “collective bargaining”. Meanwhile the controlled national media never shows the 100,000 plus who rally in opposition to the hawk attacks.
Yes we have a national crisis of debt. Yes it is problematic that we have government employees determining government employee wages. Yes we need to bring in line the wages and benefits of public employees with those of the private sector. Corporate labor called “private” who have seen their wealth vanish into the coffers of international corporations and the banking cartel which now owns our children.
But it is a conversation that need not be terrorized by the likes of a Governor Walker and his cabal of unbridled capitalist whose nostrils flare and hooves twitch at the potential of trampling some more peasants. It must be done by leadership such as Governor Christie of New Jersey, who sees the picture not as them and us but “our” dilemma to be resolved. Else our ability as a people to control international corporate powers will be diminished even more.
Today America has reached its limits in all respects. Today the Bankers have won and own us all through the power of corporate control in the private sector. The last bastions of social equality in the public sector are under attack by the most Regressive Hawks ever know, terrorizing and threatening us all and our future.
Trained hawks who do their handlers business of consolidation and social control, bringing home the freshly killed prey to the bankers who enjoy the delivered bounty. Knowing there is ever more tender flesh to be caught, as usury becomes the dining delight of the money men who hold all our mortgages, both public and private.