John
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John asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

Why does the American left use victimhood as political currency? Are reparations one way of turning that political currency into real money?

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Not real money, real votes . All this will reparation stuff will die down after the election .

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    That's politics for you. Republicans spew the same propaganda. They have white males thinking they're the biggest victims of all time.

  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Real money seems unlikely. The odds of reparations actually getting enacted are slim to none. It's just a "feel-good" proposal to allow liberal politicians (especially Presidential candidates) to virtue-signal that they "care about black people" by championing an idea that's unlikely to ever become law.

    Ironically, there are more modest proposals that would provide real benefit to blacks that might actually have a chance of being enacted.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Loaded language

    Specific words and phrases with strong emotional implications are used to influence the audience, for example, using the word reforms rather than a more neutral word like changes.

    Lying and deception

    Lying and deception can be the basis of many propaganda techniques including Ad Homimen arguments, Big-Lie, Defamation, Door-in-the-Face, Half-truth, Name-calling or any other technique that is based on dishonesty or deception. For example, many politicians have been found to frequently stretch or break the truth.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The terms "left" and "right" appeared during the French Revolution of 1789 when members of the National Assembly divided into supporters of the king to the president's right and supporters of the revolution to his left. Generally, the left-wing is characterized by an emphasis on 'ideas such as freedom, equality, fraternity, rights, progress, reform and internationalism', while the right-wing is characterized by an emphasis on 'notions such as authority, hierarchy, order, duty, tradition, reaction and nationalism'

    On a social level, the right generally believes that a hierarchy in society is natural and normal. For them, the idea of a class system whereby the richer employ the poorer in a triangle is healthy because everybody benefits and it has historically been the natural order of things. Their economic policy (generally speaking) complements this, by promoting a form of capitalism which gives more economic freedom to big businesses. This means fewer regulations and lower taxes. They argue that as big businesses grow they create jobs for the working class and gradually everyone gets richer.

    The left on the other hand is more keen to reduce the gaps in society between the rich and the poor. They believe society should work together to help everybody, with schemes like single payer health care and education. They argue the rich should pay proportionally more for this through taxes, thus reducing the gap between rich and poor. They also prefer to regulate 'the Market', which means distributing the wealth created on the stock market and in banks so that it does not all end up in the pockets of millionaires but some of it goes to solving the country's problems.

    The easiest way to think about it is the idea of 'State vs. Market'. The state is the government, using its power to solve problems that only the government can; healthcare, policing, schools etc. Those departments are the 'public sector'. The market is the capitalist force which creates wealth, such as business transactions and banking. This is the 'private sector'.

    I hope this helps.

    • John
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      Don't confuse classical liberalism for modern American liberalism. How does intersectionality figure into your assessment of the tolerant left?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I just think blacks who are your own citizens deserve the money israel gets more than a bunch of paracitical jews.

    • 6 months agoReport

      Yes get rid of all the politicians then no taxes.

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