The American Left and Center is Fragmented and Oblivious
29 January 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
I just put a post up explaining that conservative Republicans, after years of effort and money, have locked up state legislatures through ALEC and big GOP donors, and they are soon going to hold a constitutional convention to amend the constitution to their satisfaction.
Twenty-eight state legislatures out of the needed 34 (2/3) have already passed a resolution to convene a constitutional convention and 38 (3/4) state legislatures are all that is need to ratify any constitutional amendment and make it a part of the new constitution we are about to get by this cram down process.
Also almost no one, except a few very smart social media types noticed or commented on the post and a few made it clear that even after the matter was spelled out to them, they did not understand. Steve Grumbline, a progressive, has coined the phrase "woke as fuck," but that is hardly the case here or generally among the American center or left, including among liberals and progressives. Both have almost no clue about how they are soon to be had. "Asleep and fucked," is much more like it and that is the reality of what is happening.
The main guys behind this long term republican conservative effort are the Koch brothers, ALEC and other big money GOP donor friends who want small government, few individual rights and to do what they want without government interference. They have been planning for years and are no dopes. For examples, the Koch bothers alone each hold multiple advanced degrees from MIT and the howling liberal/left public is simply no match for them or their purses, as has become very clear lately.
Indeed, the American populace generally is not too bright. The smart conservative position is they deserve what they get and are about to get. Their voices are too loud, too thoughtless and hugely fragmented over myriad positions and issues. Like the Democratic Party, they simply cannot get their act together. They can't even agree on the core problems, much less what to do about them. They are scattered and noisy. The accompanying poster is typical of the Democratic, liberal, left, Progress mind set. It doesn't buy spit, especially compared to what smart conservative republicans are planning and up too.
It is sad, but it seems we rabble are about to get what we deserve for being so oblivious and "Asleep as fuck."