Culture Wars/Current Controversies

We Are All Being Played

This meme really sums up most of what anyone really needs to know about both domestic politics and international relations.  All of these conflicts, while real and important to their participants, are merely on-the-ground forms of tribal/sectarian warfare that mean nothing to the oligarchs and overlords. It’s the same way the old colonial empires would consolidate their position by playing off different ethnic-tribes and religious sects against each other, usually by promising favors to or buying off some while promising to subordinate or suppress their rivals. Domestic US politics works the same way as does the global capitalist empire.

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