Hyperbolic Identity Politics

The Ochelli Effect 4-4-2019 Carmine Savastano

A bit of a clash emerges from between Chuck and Carmine’s world views on this particular Thor’s Day Ochelli Effect.

Author, Carmine Savastano brings to the table a much-needed discussion about the extreme forms of rhetorical hyperbole that currently dominate debates on social issues and political action. The discussion opened with other issues and at the point where Carmine leaned into the capitalism is freedom section of what he was presenting another debate engaged.

Carmine’s view that the American systems of alleged Capitalism and that We The People are actually represented in the equation cause Chuck to push back. Is the system the issue? Is it FUBAR in 2019? Have identity politics been productive for you? Is someone with a different world view your mortal enemy? Does Chuck just see the entire world as a hostile place? Is Carmine sleep-walking through The American Dream? Do you trust the Kakistocracy and It’s Money Masters?

What is Socialism anyway? Are there already aspects of Socialism built into the “American” system? Is Social security taxation voluntary simply because you can choose to submit to it or conduct business in the “Black Market”? How is corporatism a factor? Is Chuck simply objecting to radical inequality that is either invisible or non-existent to Carmine?

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Carmine’s Notes:

Hey, Chuck here are the refs. References:
1. The Difference between ‘Patriotism’ and ‘Nationalism’, Merriam Webster, merriam-webster.com
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/patriotism-vs-nationalism1.
2. Richard Vedder, November 15, 2018, Racial Segregation on American Campuses: A Widespread Phenomenon, Forbes, forbes.com
https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardvedder/2018/11/15/racial-segregation-on-american-campuses-a-widespread-phenomenon/#db20bde44552
3. Segregation in the United States, History, history.com
https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/segregation-united-states
4. Tiffany Lopes, April 4, 2019, The glaring lack of political diversity at Hamilton and US colleges, The Spectator, spec.hamilton.edu
https://spec.hamilton.edu/the-glaring-lack-of-political-diversity-at-hamilton-and-u-s-colleges-7fd97887002d

Chuck’s Notes:

(Sent to Carmine on Skype)
First 20 minutes of this is something I’d like you to watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gKX9TWRyfs&list=PLu12tInEiOeYn0OhiAa6zEZ4PAZwy7EnT&index=3
(End Message To Carmine)
Kakistocracy: The word is derived from two Greek words, kakistos (worst) and Kratos (rule), with a literal meaning of government by the worst people
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kakistocracy
Prolefeed – The steady stream of mindless entertainment to distract and occupy the masses
(Find The Above under Newspeak in Orwell’s 1984)
Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens
https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
https://blog.press.princeton.edu/2017/09/28/matthew-simonton-american-oligarchy/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2018/sep/26/america-oligarchy-dominated-billionaires-big-money-series
Time is Running Out: Who Will Protect Our Wrecked Democracy from the American Oligarchy?
https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/21/time-is-running-out-who-will-protect-our-wrecked-democracy-from-the-american-oligarchy/
The Narratives continue:
https://news.gallup.com/poll/248216/majority-rejects-idea-haves-nots-divide.aspx
https://www.wnd.com/2019/04/poll-by-2-1-americans-say-social-media-divides-us/

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Carmine Savastano
https://tpaak.com

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