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Cathy J. Cohen in her article "Punks, Dulldaggers, and Welfare Queens" argues for "a new political identity that is truly liberating, transformative, and inclusive of all those who stand on the outside of the dominant constructed norm of the state-sanctioned white middle- and upper-class heterosexuality. Such a broadened understanding of queerness must be based on an intersectional analysis that recognizes how numerous systems of oppression interact to regulate and police the lives of most people." (Cohen 441)
The myth of assimilation must be shattered!!!
The so called "job creators" or "wealth creators" first of all, didn't get where they are in a vacuum. They relied upon the infrastructure built upon the back of slavery and of indentured servitude....it was built upon the back of the working poor and on the back of the working class. This is the god's honest truth and all their hemming and hawing about how "entitlements" is just a bunch of hooey baloney. For at least 40 years, they have had their "fair share" of taxes reduced, and reduced and reduced until they finally figures out how to offshore $80 trillion dollars of wealth and they don't want to have to pay any taxes on that money, even inheritance taxes or capital gains.
Their cornerstone issues are hating upon the queers....the LGBT community and their pursuit of happiness through forcing the state to recognize their families as equal to the entrenched essentialist binarists...the patriarchy...or even better the XYarchy. The other target of their political othering and marginalization is the poor and those in poverty who have to work 3 jobs or have to rely on "entitlements" just to survive and not die of hunger, while the so called "wealth creators" have a hard time deciding between the Chateaubriand or the Beef Wellington.
Whose really behind the so called class warfare? You might be surprised. I'll give you one guess....the "wealth creators"....that's who.
From the Daily Star....
In an era of bruised American pride, it's not uncommon these days to see political pundits make alarmist predictions of the country's imminent doom. But American Enterprise Institute scholar Arthur Herman raised the bar for overwrought hysteria with his July op-ed titled "America's Coming Civil War -- Makers vs. Takers."
The piece, posted on Fox News' website, paints a stark portrait of a nation divided between those "who create wealth" and "the millions of Americans now dependent on government," stating "it's time for Romney and Republicans to make clear which side they're on" before the war begins.
"Like John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry," Herman wrote, presumably with a straight face, "ObamaCare has been a wakeup call to what's at stake."
Such paranoia would be laughable if it weren't taken seriously by so many. But there's a sizeable contingent of Americans who subscribe to the notion that Americans can be neatly divided into two camps: those who work for a living and never accept even a penny's worth of government benefits, and those whose entire lives revolve around the public dole.
This argument was made during a Senate Finance Committee meeting by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who said: "49 percent of households are paying 100 percent of taxes coming in to the federal government." The Rev. Rick Warren also made the case on Twitter, writing: "HALF of America pays NO taxes. ZERO. So they're happy for tax rates to be raised on the other half that DOES."
This myth stems from a misconception that income taxes are the federal government's only source of revenue. A more sober analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center shows when payroll taxes to fund Medicare and Social Security are taken into account, roughly 86 percent of American households pay federal taxes.
And while the sloth and dependence of working-class Americans is exaggerated, so too is the rugged individualism of those Herman dubbed the "makers" of society. This was exemplified recently when Mitt Romney's campaign pounced on remarks made by President Barack Obama on the campaign trail.
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help," Obama said. "There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
One of the dirty little secrets of an American society that prides itself on individualism is the fact that no man is an island. Business subsidies and government infrastructure projects have helped fuel the American economy ever since the start of its post-WWII golden age, and this isn't a bad thing. Just ask Germany, Japan and South Korea, which rose from post-war rubble to become economic powerhouses thanks in part to similar public-private cooperation.
Many of the countries that America is competing against have universal healthcare for their citizens. America is far behind....and yet Obamacare has been the catalyst that has ignited the so called class war. But it isn't being waged by those at the bottom, because they don't wield the power...the "wealth creators" do...they have all the high technology and the police brutality at their disposal.
So its time for all Queers to come out of the closet and unite...that includes all marginalized groups and they should come together to form a broad political coalition. The stakes are huge and the result is going to be fascism or a civil war that will make the first one look paltry by comparison in the number of dead Americans their will be.
Then the comic above will become real...the fat elephants will be telling these kind of fairy tale stories about the wicked welfare queens who tried to destroy American family values with their "entitlements."Cathy J. Cohen in her article "Punks, Dulldaggers, and Welfare Queens"... more
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