I would say that it you who has been co-opted to serve a master. You say exactly what they would want you to say - things like "class-envy" and "fake compassion."
In my opinion, you now say what "they" think. And "they" refers to the source of the money that. From "Framing the issues: UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff tells how conservatives use language to dominate politics" at http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/...I don't know who "they" is, but I say what I think. I think individual liberty is superior to central government control. I'm weird that way.
"There's a systematic reason for that. You can see it in the way that conservative foundations and progressive foundations work. Conservative foundations give large block grants year after year to their think tanks. They say,'Here's several million dollars, do what you need to do.' And basically, they build infrastructure, they build TV studios, hire intellectuals, set aside money to buy a lot of books to get them on the best-seller lists, hire research assistants for their intellectuals so they do well on TV, and hire agents to put them on TV. They do all of that."
Do you think that he is making that up? This is from Wiki:
"The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. Heritage's stated mission is to "formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense". The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies drew significantly from Heritage's policy study Mandate for Leadership. Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States."
That's their message, and now it's yours as well.
And don't be fooled. They don't care about your freedoms or even whether you eat. They're talking about the freedom to make money without government regulation. That's what they mean by limited government: no regulation, no taxation, no redistribution of wealth. How do you think that is going to work out?
The only thing they need government for is to generate infrastructure, defend them from you and from foreigners, to educate people enough to go to work, and to tax workers and send their money upstairs in the form of payments to banks and defense contractors. Notice that limited government doesn't limit military spending, police, prisons, or domestic spying.
"They" exist, they are NOT your friends, and you say exactly what their think tanks have conditioned you to say. How is this so difficult to see even when it is spelled out for you like this?
But the fact that it is - I am rock solid certain that there is zero way to penetrate your head or reach you - is what is so distressing to me. I look at what they can do, how ineffective people like me are at countering or resisting it, and I weep for my nation as I walk away from it.