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“Starve the beast”: Thinly disguised racism and classism? Hell, yeah! To Republican policymakers, “people are refuse … mere ‘beasts’ … having to stand and suffer”:

*Better Off Than Fifty Years Ago?*

During the presidential election of 1980, Reagan asked if we were “better off than four years ago” in his campaign against Carter. In this series of articles, I address the question of whether Americans are “better off than fifty years ago.” Let’s explore some changes in America, since the Fifties and Sixties, many of which resulted from Reagan’s presidency and all of which resulted from Republican policies put into effect since those earlier days.

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[Continued from “*Soylent Green* Medical Care: “Republicans clamored about ‘death panels’ in opposing health-care legislation; then promptly implemented one as soon as they could after it was passed”…]

But then this is a huge county hospital catering to the poor. It handles many poor people…and it does it poorly. The unwritten rule is, “You’re asking for health care at a discount!? Well, WE’LL MAKE YOU PAY…ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, DAMN YOU!”

*Starve the “Beast”*

You don’t think this attitude trickles down to the masses from policy on high? Well, you tell me what the policy makers of the 1% are thinking when they say they are going to “starve the beast” of government … continually cut back funds for government services … as a back door way of making government smaller. This is the exact wording they have used, since Reagan, for their policies of tax cuts for the rich that require massive spending cuts on services for poor and middle income folks.

But think now: Just who do they imagine is really that “beast”? And why use the word, “starve”? Yes, the “beast” of the masses, the riff-raff, is being “starved” — being made to suffer for lack of sufficient money for systems and workers so folks can be served faster. With money stretched thin for humane processing systems and employees to implement them, people are refuse … mere “beasts” … having to stand and suffer, in the eyes of Republican policymakers.

I wonder how this is not simply a more undetectable way of eliminating in America the handicapped, disabled, and/or mentally challenged than the way the Nazis did it to the same sort of “riff raff” when they got to power during the time of the Third Reich.

— excerpted from  Culture War, Class War: Occupy Generations and the Rise and Fall of “Obvious Truths”  by Michael Adzema

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QUOTES

“…you tell me what the policy makers of the 1% are thinking when they say they are going to “starve the beast” of government … continually cut back funds for government services … as a back door way of making government smaller.”

“But think now: Just who do they imagine is really that “beast”? And why use the word, “starve”?”

“Yes, the “beast” of the masses, the riff-raff, is being “starved” — being made to suffer….”

“…people are refuse … mere “beasts” … having to stand and suffer, , in the eyes of Republican policymakers.”

“I wonder how this is not simply a more undetectable way of eliminating in America the handicapped, disabled, and/or mentally challenged than the way the Nazis did it to the same sort of “riff raff” when they got to power during the time of the Third Reich.”

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