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JHB

(37,105 posts)
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 11:41 AM Aug 2022

A history teacher of 40 years explains the difference between conservatives and liberals




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A history teacher of 40 years explains the difference between conservatives and liberals in the simplest way he knows how

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Sorry, non-Twitter users, I don't know how to post the video so it will show here separately.

In Post $6 below, crickets give a quick rundown of what the retired teacher is saying.

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A history teacher of 40 years explains the difference between conservatives and liberals (Original Post) JHB Aug 2022 OP
Well worth hearing what he's saying. 2naSalit Aug 2022 #1
We need to investigate plcdude Aug 2022 #2
In Arizona it is a state issue. StarryNite Aug 2022 #8
Came across this, once... The Unmitigated Gall Aug 2022 #3
I didn't either, that is insane as well as evil PatSeg Aug 2022 #18
Excellent! Leave it to a public school teacher to explain this concept in a way anyone can redstatebluegirl Aug 2022 #4
Everything he just said! FM123 Aug 2022 #5
He uses the words of George Carlin to explain the difference. crickets Aug 2022 #6
Thanks, nt childfreebychoice Aug 2022 #7
Sadly, most conservatives will never be poor enough to have the day they deserve. nt Samrob Aug 2022 #9
And most people who vote Republican... Iggo Aug 2022 #17
Well said Wild blueberry Aug 2022 #10
This needs to become a Democratic ad shown on every television in the US. Lonestarblue Aug 2022 #11
👆👆 crickets Aug 2022 #13
If you click on this and view on Twitter TNNurse Aug 2022 #12
Republicans are like the Ferenge from Star Trek.....Profit at all cost. yourout Aug 2022 #14
It is that simple, always vote Democrats in office. BlueJac Aug 2022 #15
K&R nt stage left Aug 2022 #16
Post removed Post removed Aug 2022 #19
ah, the wingnuts' favorite Black quote Kali Aug 2022 #21
This message was self-deleted by its author Eliot Rosewater Aug 2022 #23
Welcome to DU GP6971 Aug 2022 #26
K&R Demovictory9 Aug 2022 #20
I hadn't heard about the water rights before. That could be a serious, serious problem in a Vinca Aug 2022 #22
It already it is, lookup Nestle water scandal RANDYWILDMAN Aug 2022 #25
People (liberal) or Profits (conservative) RANDYWILDMAN Aug 2022 #24
Totally agree, empathy is the root factor Starfury Aug 2022 #27
I wish we taught genuine empathy at school RANDYWILDMAN Aug 2022 #28
Best presentation I've seen on the TikTok. Kid Berwyn Aug 2022 #29
Post removed Post removed Aug 2022 #30
k&r & Roe your vote! Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2022 #31
K&R LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2022 #32

2naSalit

(84,870 posts)
1. Well worth hearing what he's saying.
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 12:02 PM
Aug 2022

Not only does he explain the difference, he disclosed that Arizona sold it's aquifer to the Saudis and that isn't all.

plcdude

(5,307 posts)
2. We need to investigate
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 12:04 PM
Aug 2022

What all the Saudis’ own in this country. Was all this enabled by Trump and family?

StarryNite

(9,212 posts)
8. In Arizona it is a state issue.
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 12:57 PM
Aug 2022

Our fool republican governor is not addressing this issue. Hmmm, wonder what he's getting out of it?

Saudi water deal threatening water supply in Phoenix

[link:https://azpbs.org/horizon/2022/06/saudi-water-deal-threatening-water-supply-in-phoenix/|

The Unmitigated Gall

(3,620 posts)
3. Came across this, once...
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 12:06 PM
Aug 2022

Liberal: "That shouldn't happen to anyone, and that's why I care."

Conserva-puke: "Well, it hasn't happened to me, so why should I care?"

Had NO idea some greedy dipshits actually sold Arizona's aquifer to the Saudis? JFC.

crickets

(25,836 posts)
6. He uses the words of George Carlin to explain the difference.
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 12:15 PM
Aug 2022

Conservatives care about profit, they care about property.

Liberals care about people. They want to see the benefit to society.

Example: Repubs sold AZ land, including water rights, to the Saudis. The emergency water fund was based on aquifers on those lands and now there's historic drought. The Saudis will be selling what was AZ's own water back to AZ for a profit. The long term future of the children of AZ was sold for short term gain.

Another example was that in TX Repubs sold the largest refinery (Port Arthur) to the Saudis.

Also discussed the cost of insulin.

He ends with saying that if you voted for Republicans, then have the day you deserve.

If you can listen to the source, that would be better. This is just the gist.

Thanks for posting this, JHB.

Iggo

(47,434 posts)
17. And most people who vote Republican...
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 01:48 PM
Aug 2022

…will never be rich enough to benefit from conservative policies.

Try telling them that.

Lonestarblue

(9,656 posts)
11. This needs to become a Democratic ad shown on every television in the US.
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 01:08 PM
Aug 2022

Saudi Aramco has owned 100% of the Port Arthur refinery in Texas since May of 2017. That refinery is the largest in the US. High gas prices were partially caused by the lack of refining capacity, not the oil supply. Some refineries were taken offline during the pandemic due to low demand, and once oil companies started making enormous profits by raising the price of gasoline, they kept supply low by not reopening refineries. I’m sure Saudi Aramco was one of them.

Here’s a bit of history from Wikipedia.

“On January 1, 1989, Saudi Refining, Inc. purchased 50% of the Port Arthur refinery (and two others) from Texaco to form a joint venture with Texaco called Star Enterprise. In 2001, Texaco was purchased by Chevron. Shortly thereafter Chevron's interest in this refinery (and two others) was sold to Shell on February 13, 2002. This new joint venture was called Motiva Enterprises LLC. Until 2017, the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery was a joint venture with a 50% ownership between Shell Oil Products US and Saudi Refining Inc. Shell Oil Products is part of Royal Dutch Shell. Saudi Refining is part of Saudi Aramco. Approximately 1,200 people are employed at the site.”

I wonder how much of the $2 billion invested with Kushner will be used to secretly buy other properties that are key parts of US security infrastructure and keeping the US economy functioning.

I wish an investigative reporter would dig into everything owned in the US by other countries. Some sales need a second look at the possible risks.

TNNurse

(6,882 posts)
12. If you click on this and view on Twitter
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 01:12 PM
Aug 2022

and no I am not on Twitter, there are options for sharing. It can be done.

yourout

(7,515 posts)
14. Republicans are like the Ferenge from Star Trek.....Profit at all cost.
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 01:30 PM
Aug 2022

[link:https://projectsanctuary.com/the_complete_ferengi_rules_of_acquisition.htm|



The Complete Ferengi Rules Of Acquisition

1. Once you have their money, never give it back

2. You can't cheat an honest customer, but it never hurts to try

3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to

4. Sex and profit are the two things that never last long enough

5. If you can't break a contract, bend it

6. Never let family stand in the way of opportunity

7. Always keep you ears open

8. Keep count of your change

9. Instinct plus opportunity equals profit

10. A dead customer can't buy as much as a live one

11. Latinum isn't the only thing that shines

12. Anything worth selling is worth selling twice

13. Anything worth doing is worth doing for money

14. Anything stolen is pure profit

15. Acting stupid is often smart

16. A deal is a deal ... until a better one comes along

17. A bargain usually isn't

18. A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all

19. Don't lie too soon after a promotion

20. When the customer is sweating, turn up the heat

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Vinca

(50,069 posts)
22. I hadn't heard about the water rights before. That could be a serious, serious problem in a
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 02:21 PM
Aug 2022

very short time. If only Republicans would think before they profited.

RANDYWILDMAN

(2,619 posts)
25. It already it is, lookup Nestle water scandal
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 02:37 PM
Aug 2022

where librals write laws to benefit all people and the water and stupid corporate person buys and steals tons of it !

A corporation is never a person, fuck you SC !!!

RANDYWILDMAN

(2,619 posts)
24. People (liberal) or Profits (conservative)
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 02:33 PM
Aug 2022

Disgustingly simple !

Conservatives have no empathy cause profits have no empathy !!

Our country needs empathy, if our country had any empathy TFG would never have made the ballot and most of the BS cruelty that came with him would be gone.

Starfury

(811 posts)
27. Totally agree, empathy is the root factor
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 02:44 PM
Aug 2022

Every difference between liberals and conservatives boils down to whether one can have genuine empathy for another human being or not.

RANDYWILDMAN

(2,619 posts)
28. I wish we taught genuine empathy at school
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 02:48 PM
Aug 2022

but we don't, we replicate society with a social hierarchy of the have more's vs the have less.

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Hermit-The-Prog

(32,463 posts)
31. k&r & Roe your vote!
Sat Aug 20, 2022, 04:22 PM
Aug 2022

Roe, Roe, Roe your vote
against theocracy!
Republicans revoke your rights
and kill democracy!

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