@chrislhayes The purpose is $$$$$$$. We are, and have been for most of our history, a county based on VULTURE capitalism. The New Deal and its endorsement of unions started some change (tho' not inclusive at all) toward an actual republic. IMO this gave room for the Civil Rights, Voting
@chrislhayes Rights, women's rights movement to begin to grown. And their success scared the bejesus out of the vultures. The stealth movement that had been percolating since the 1930s took on urgency; the dark money pushed harder, groups like ALEC, Heritage Foundation, Federalists got hold
@chrislhayes and far right movements became massive, like a giant squid, it's tentacles reaching into every corner to make sure the status quo of white males always win the rigged meritocracy game. They did this by "allowing" a few women, a few people of color to have a little bit of a say so
@chrislhayes But in the end, they had one purpose: to make sure the oligarchs, had their plutocracy. Using fear of the other, racism, sexism, and of course, "christianity" (the white perverted kind) as tools for divide and conquer. Pitting people against each other gave them time to build
@chrislhayes whatever they wanted. Using the principles of the shock doctrine, every tragedy was pinned on the poor, the vulnerable, with the old, "if only they took better care of their own..." We have been living from tragedy to national tragedy since Oklahoma City. Mass shootings of
@chrislhayes children, terror attacks, police killing people of color, and wars to enrich the oil barons and defense contractors. All became opportunities for "SPIN" people to get rich; doctors, lawyers, got in on it. And as we see some continue to try to get rich off of the pandemic.
@chrislhayes Their guilds are them; the don't regulate; they the get rich themes; the frat boy mentality. I don't know the answer but I have no expectation of the professional guilds "regulating" their members.

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