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The Brad Blog: Gov. Walker's Wisconsin 'Union Busting' Exposes 'Tea Party' Scam, Duped Americans
Time for those formerly hoaxed by duplicitious corporate schemes to wake-up and smell what billionaire sociopaths are shoveling...
Guest editorial by Ernest A. Canning
February 27, 2011- "This is not a budget issue," the policeman speaking to the cheering protesters jammed inside of the capital rotunda in Madison, WI shouted this weekend, "This is a civil rights issue!"
"Mr. Walker, if you are listening to me, let me tell you something," he continued through the bullhorn as the crowd rallied, "We know pretty well now who you work for. Let me tell you who we work for. We work for all of these people!"
"We're not here, Mr. Walker, to do your bidding. We're here to do their bidding!" he told the crowd in a remarkable video-taped moment posted by RAW STORY on Sunday.
While a wide swath of Wisconsin society, entailing not only both public and private union members, but students, doctors, nurses, teachers, police officers (like the one mentioned above) and fire fighters have swarmed the streets and public buildings of Madison as part of a mass movement rivaling those we've recently seen on the streets of Cairo, there is one sector of our society who should be especially angry with the Wisconsin branch of Corporate America's wholly-owned, public subsidiary, GOP, Inc.
It is the uninformed and misinformed working class stiffs, aka "Tea Partiers," who should be most disturbed by the scam they've been subjected to over the past two years (and many more). It is they who were taken in by the lies and deceptions of billionaire sociopaths, like oil-baron David Koch of the infamous Koch Industries. Koch's aim is not liberty, freedom and jobs but American fascism, corporatocracy and the "eternal subjugation of the common man"...
American fascism cloaked as 'patriotism'
On April 9, 1944, while our nation was engaged in a life-and-death struggle with fascism in Europe, an op-ed written by Vice President Henry Wallace appeared in The New York Times:
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money and more power.
They claim to be superpatriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjugation.
There is perhaps no more apt example of "the American fascist" than billionaire David Koch. His libertarian rhetoric, as observed by Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy masks a radical-right agenda that includes opposition to Social Security, egalitarian democracy, the minimum wage, and the right of ordinary Americans to organize into an effective check against dictatorial corporate power through collective bargaining --- an agenda fully embraced by Governor Scott Walker (R-WI). It is also an agenda which David inherited from his father, Fred C. Koch, a co-founder of the John Birch Society, a whack organization that was so absurdly radical-right that its members accused the former Republican President and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during World War II Dwight D. Eisenhower of being a Communist agent.