DIVIDE AND RULE: The "Left vs. Right" Trap (NO RICH AND NO POOR)
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 2017-06-19
Number of pages: 462
We, the have-nots, vastly outnumber the haves. And yet the haves (the "1%", the plutocracy, the billionaires, the ruling class) have all the power and dominate us have-nots. How do they do that? We have-nots agree about the most important goal; we want to remove the rich from power to have real--not fake--democracy with no rich and no poor. But despite that fundamental agreement we seem to be divided against each other right down the middle. On the issues of race and feminism and abortion and immigration and same-sex marriage and other "hot button" issues, the haves have persuaded the half of us in one camp to view the people in the other camp as too horrible to unite with against the haves. This is how the haves divide-and-rule us. The haves lay traps, using these divisive issues, to turn us against each other and thereby make sure we never pose a serious threat to the haves. This book is about how the ruling class (the haves) divides us by framing the debates on specific issues to be maximally divisive, using lies and censorship in the mass media. This book is also about how we can re-frame these debates to achieve the unity we need to remove the rich from power to have real--not fake--democracy with no rich and no poor. And this book is about how we can prevent the ruling class from trapping us with new divisive frameworks for new issues in the future. After reading this book, you will actually look forward to discussing the controversial issues that you may have dreaded getting into a conversation about with some relative (on the other side of the issue) at a Thanksgiving family get together. This book will enable you to find agreement where you never suspected that was possible, between have-nots who are liberal and have-nots who are conservative.