Why do people persist in voting against their self-interest?

If people voted in their own self-interest, the Republican Party would never come close to getting 1% of the vote. It would fade away into an obscure footnote in history. That will be its destiny, if people make it their business to find out what is going on in this country. The simple truth is the rich and the corporations they own, including the thieving Wall Street banks, are looting this country, eliminating the middle class and enslaving everyone in debt.

Trickle-down economics is not working, never has worked, and never will work. Anyone who believes that it will is willfully ignorant, stupid, or both.

The Republican Party represents the best interests of the 1% of the 1% and they do not give a damn about anyone else. They realize that they have to suppress voting, rig outcomes and convince people to vote against their own best interests or they will never win another election.

Greed is their undoing because they are creating a vast lower class made up of everyone who is not rich. Sooner or later all of us will realize we have more in common with each other, regardless of race, color, religion or national origin.

Let’s do everything in our power to make it sooner rather than later.

Here’s are two interesting reads about ‘white fragility, ‘white privilege,’ and the need to eliminate them.

What do you think?

13 Responses to Why do people persist in voting against their self-interest?

  1. MichelleO says:

    “Wise and DiAngelo noted that there seems to be this rigid
    unwillingness to address any inequality, because it would upset the very people who are both benefiting from the
    injustice and refusing to acknowledge its existence.”

    I would have to say that there are a lot of “colored” folks aiding and abetting these types people. We have a name for them, and many can be found within the rethugican party.

  2. a2nite says:

    They’re not voting against their interests, as LBJ said.

  3. ed nelson says:

    Repugs are repugnant… repugs is repugs… repug is repug… repugnant repugnant repugnant!

    But the onliest thing that I want to say is that: the f*king democrats are completely totally the same! (mirror image, or WTF, rotten!)

    Democrats that are really phony bastards need to be routed out for what they are!

    totally!

  4. Malisha says:

    “Why do people vote against their interests?”

    Ten best reasons people vote against their interests

    10. It’s easy to believe you’re poor because welfare queens have ripped you off.

    9. It’s easy to believe International Jewry has cheated you out of your fair share of the Patrimony.

    8. It’s easy to believe that you need expensive missiles to keep the world dominion Muslims from taking over and preventing you from the practice of your religion.

    7. It’s easy to believe that Blacks came to America to procreate and take food out of your mouth (and then maybe rape your women).

    6. It says right on TV that the whole world hates you because you have freedom.

    5. If you don’t stand up for what’s right, who will?

    4. Nobody’s gonna tell YOU how to live your life.

    3. Anger.

    2. Stupidity.

    1. Fear

  5. The Raven says:

    “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”—LBJ, quoted by Bill Moyers.

  6. Two sides to a story says:

    Agree!

  7. racerrodig says:

    I’d hijack the thread by talking about the mortgage fraud we have been going through, but if it helps educate the masses, let me know.

    However, this fraud affects millions and I’d venture a guess that only 2 or 3 % of the people know what’s happened to them and what to look for.

    As an appetizer, much of the fraud voids your mortgage. This scam was put together by a number of “banks to big to fail” to steal the equity in your home and cause you to spend all your money paying illegal fees and then having to hire an attorney to defend yourself.

    When they bleed you dry, and you’ve paid over 50% of the house off, they foreclose and you loose not only the property, but all the improvements you made.

    These scumbags are backed heavily by the Republican Party. They need to all be in jail. In fact, I had 3 long conversations with FBI agents in the Financial Fraud Division not to long ago.

    You’d all be stunned at what they do…………stunned…..

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