We know what we want.
Economic justice and opportunity, full equality for all, fair markets, fair elections, good Health Care for all, good education for all, a fair and equal system of justice, Peace. And a habitable planet.
What do Republicans want? Which is to say, what do the Republicans who have power want….not the good people, the poor middle and lower class chumps they con into voting for them want. Those poor chumps want about the same thing we want. IF it doesn’t cost them anything to have Economic justice and opportunity, full equality for all, fair markets, fair elections, good Health Care for all, good education for all, a fair and equal system of justice, and peace, they are all for it!
But how about the powerful Republicans, and the Reactionary Republicans of the Lower and Middle Class? You know, the ones in unruly mobs trying to shout people down in places like Town Halls….and Congress.
What do they want?
They want all those things too….IF you take out the “for all” part.
They want to make sure that THEY have all those things for themselves. And they feel they have to deny them to others in order to have them.
Republicans want an economic system that benefits those who already have money, The Ruling Class, because for the most part they are the Ruling Class. They fear that if there IS true economic equality and opportunity….they will lose. Because they know the current system is built on advantages for them that allowed them to win in the first place. Every advance in economic equality levels the playing field, and most of them made their money off of having an uneven playing field. Where a lot of folks didn’t even get to play until recently.
Republicans want equality for the people they look like, because they feel they can trust those who they look like. They are afraid of people that don’t look or act like them. They are afraid of them because they have spent their lives on that unequal playing field and are worried that folks who aren’t like them might not only do better than they do on a level playing field….but deep down in their tiny little hearts they are afraid that the “Others” will catch on to the fact that they DID get what they have as a result of an unlevel playing field. And that they might decide to take it back.
Republicans want fair markets too, as long as those fair markets still benefit them….as they have always done. They are, when pressed, willing to admit that perhaps markets need to be regulated. They are, after a bit of a tussle, just fine with that….as long as they get to write the regulations.
And of course Republicans want fair elections! republicans are all for fair elections…..if they win them.