I just saw “Wall Street” for the first time last week. Listening to Gekko talk, with his sociopathic concern only for money, I realized nothing has changed in the past 30 years. Wall Street narcissists are still out for more money, still unconcerned about the human collateral damage to what they do.
I heard Gekko complain that he didn’t want the Bluestar airline because it had a powerful union–Ah, so THAT’S why Republicans keep trying to break unions, so they can come in and do whatever they want and make more money. Stuff like that. And hey, change his name to “Koch” and it still fits.
Then I read in the morning newspaper that Governor Walker is courting conservative Christians. While they’re falling for his social positions, they miss the fact that his policies are causing more and more hardship for not just people in this state, but necessary institutions (schools, cities) as well.
Even Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate are bickering now, dissension within the ranks.
Wasn’t it already proven, several years ago, that the Republican Party was only courting Evangelical voters because they were a huge voting bloc, and NOT because they really believe that way? Yet people still fall for this?
I have examined Republican policies, especially in the past decade or so, compared to the wants of fat cat sociopaths such as Gekko, and well, they match. THIS is why I don’t vote Republican anymore. Because my job is NOT to help the rich get richer, at the expense of the lower classes, but to HELP THE LOWER CLASSES.
Christians have been so deceived by the Republican Party. It is NOT out for Christian interests! While they lure in Christians through promises of making the US into a theocracy instead of a bastion of religious freedom, their true aim is to get rid of anything that hinders capitalism, so they can make obscene amounts of money while others suffer.
Just like I recall my ex-friend Richard being so capitalistic that, eventually, he seemed to lose interest in religion, and instead his new religion was Capitalism. Even though unchecked capitalism would only make him (and untold numbers of others) even poorer than he already was. Meanwhile, he hated Democrats for being pro-choice–and for fighting unchecked capitalism.
Even the Pope is targeted by Christians for saying this is wrong! For saying we need to stop hurting the environment because that, too, is hurting the poor.
But the trouble with environmental policies is that they cost the fat cats money and make it more difficult for them to make more money. So they must be fought, and fake “studies” done showing that global warming does not exist.
Well, I haven’t fallen for it. I did once, but I finally broke free of Pat Robertson’s brainwashing years ago.